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1875 Collection

In the year 1875, amidst a backdrop of significant events and notable figures, various industries thrived with their innovative tools and artistic creations

Background image1875 Collection: Workshop of a saddler and upholsterer

Workshop of a saddler and upholsterer
The workshop of a saddler and upholsterer, with finished items including trunks, bags and a chair (top right)

Background image1875 Collection: Tools used in carpentry and joinery

Tools used in carpentry and joinery
Various tools used in carpentry and joinery, including a vice, saws, chisels, a plane, pliers, a compass and a hammer

Background image1875 Collection: Barristers Called to Bar - Middle Temple Hall, London

Barristers Called to Bar - Middle Temple Hall, London
Newly qualified Barristers called to the bar at Middle Temple Hall, London

Background image1875 Collection: Bookbinding Tools 1875

Bookbinding Tools 1875
Various tools used in bookbinding, including a pair of compasses, a mallet, presses, a knife, a set square, needle and thread, and a gouge

Background image1875 Collection: Switzerland Reichenbach

Switzerland Reichenbach
The Reichenbach falls, where Sherlock Holmes and professor Moriarty are supposed to have fallen to their deaths

Background image1875 Collection: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Ville-d Avray, French, 1796-1875, c. 1865, oil on canvas

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Ville-d Avray, French, 1796-1875, c. 1865, oil on canvas

Background image1875 Collection: CAILLEBOTTE: PLANERS, 1875. The Floor Planers. Oil on canvas by Gustave Caillebotte

CAILLEBOTTE: PLANERS, 1875. The Floor Planers. Oil on canvas by Gustave Caillebotte

Background image1875 Collection: Carl Gustav Jung

Carl Gustav Jung
CARL GUSTAV JUNG Swiss psychologist in 1940

Background image1875 Collection: Carl Gustav Jung

Carl Gustav Jung
CARL GUSTAV JUNG Swiss psychologist at his desk

Background image1875 Collection: Various shoemaking tools

Various shoemaking tools
Various tools used by a shoemaker or cobbler, including scissors, pliers, hammers, a skewer, a ruler and strong thread

Background image1875 Collection: Fingerprint types, 17th century

Fingerprint types, 17th century
Fingerprint types. 19th-century artwork showing three of the fingerprint types (arch, loop and whorl) identified by British scientist Francis Galton (1822-1911), who wrote on the subject from 1888

Background image1875 Collection: Bookbinding Workshop

Bookbinding Workshop
A bookbinders workshop, with the finished products in a domestic scene over on the right

Background image1875 Collection: Blacksmith Tools 1875

Blacksmith Tools 1875
A range of tools used by a blacksmith or ironsmith, including pincers, a hook, files, a hammer and a mallet. 1875

Background image1875 Collection: Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley performing rites at his temple, with followers knelt before him

Background image1875 Collection: Workshop of a cooper (barrel maker)

Workshop of a cooper (barrel maker)
The workshop of a cooper or barrel maker, with examples of the finished product out in the street

Background image1875 Collection: Workshop of a carpenter and joiner

Workshop of a carpenter and joiner
The workshop of a carpenter and joiner, with various activities taking place

Background image1875 Collection: Building and masonry tools

Building and masonry tools
Various building and masonry tools, including a saw, a mallet, chisels, hatchets, a trowel and a hammer

Background image1875 Collection: Maurice Ravel / Photo

Maurice Ravel / Photo
MAURICE RAVEL French musician

Background image1875 Collection: Tailoring tools

Tailoring tools
Tools used in tailoring, including scissors, needle and thread, chalk, measuring tape, a ruler and a smoothing iron

Background image1875 Collection: The Gullet, Stafford Street, Birmingham

The Gullet, Stafford Street, Birmingham
Under the Artisans and Labourers dwellings Improvement Act, 1875, slum areas like the gullet were cleared and improved. Date: 16 December 1876

Background image1875 Collection: Brunels SS Great Eastern, Milford Haven, South Wales

Brunels SS Great Eastern, Milford Haven, South Wales
Brunels iron sailing steamship, the SS Great Eastern, berthed at Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, during the 1870s. The ship is so large that it runs the length of Hamilton Terrace

Background image1875 Collection: Licensed Victuallers Asylum

Licensed Victuallers Asylum
View of the The Licensed Victuallers National Asylum (now Caroline Gardens) in 1830, an extensive almshouse estate off Old Kent Road at Asylum Road, opened in 1827

Background image1875 Collection: Two violins and a viola by Stradivarius

Two violins and a viola by Stradivarius
Two violins and a viola by Antonius Stradivarius -- 1717 violin (Hart & Son), 1762 viola (Hart & Son), The Gillot Strad, 1715 (G Haddock). 1875

Background image1875 Collection: MILLET, Jean Franzois (1814-1875)

MILLET, Jean Franzois (1814-1875)
MILLET, Jean Franois (1814-1875). The Angelus (L Ang lus). Realism. Oil on canvas

Background image1875 Collection: Leather making and tannery tools

Leather making and tannery tools
Various tools used in tannery and leather making, including a knife, pincers and a hook

Background image1875 Collection: Crimean War. The Balaklava Banquet, Survivors of the Light C

Crimean War. The Balaklava Banquet, Survivors of the Light C
Portrait engraving of the suvivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade: Major General de Salis, 8th Hussars; Lieut. Colonel Mussenden, 8th Hussars; Colonel Seager, 8th Hussars; EH Woodham

Background image1875 Collection: Feline Bell-Ringers 1875

Feline Bell-Ringers 1875
These five cats have been taught - entirely by kindness - to ring bells in sequence, though whether they themselves enjoy the sound they make is open to question

Background image1875 Collection: Trumpers Barbers - Mayfair, London

Trumpers Barbers - Mayfair, London
Barbershop in Central London - Mayfair. G F Trumper & Sons. An elaborate belt-driven machinery above the mirror drives a head massaging brush. Established 1875

Background image1875 Collection: Jack Johnson and James Jeffries, 1910

Jack Johnson and James Jeffries, 1910
Photographic montage showing Jack Johnson (1878-1946)(left) and James J. Jeffries (1875-1953), the heavyweight boxers who fought for the World Championship in 1910

Background image1875 Collection: Haiti Royal Palace

Haiti Royal Palace
Citadelle Laferrire, the palace of Henri Christophe, ruler from 1807, king 1811-1818, committed suicide 1820

Background image1875 Collection: Various coopers tools

Various coopers tools
Various tools used by a cooper or barrel maker, including mallets, a hammer, a hatchet and a knife

Background image1875 Collection: Tools used by a saddler and upholsterer

Tools used by a saddler and upholsterer
Various tools used by a saddler and upholsterer, including pliers, pincers, skewers, needles and a knife

Background image1875 Collection: Bear Waiter

Bear Waiter
Lord Suffield, having shot this bear in Russia, subjects it to the further indignity of being stuffed by Mr Ward and made to serve as a dumb waiter

Background image1875 Collection: John Buchan / Vanity Fair

John Buchan / Vanity Fair
JOHN BUCHAN Scottish author and administrator Date: 1875 - 1940

Background image1875 Collection: Sandown Park Racecourse, 1875

Sandown Park Racecourse, 1875
Engraving showing the track and stands of the then newly constructed Sandown Park Racecourse, 1875

Background image1875 Collection: Le Linge (The Laundry), 1875. Creator: Manet, Edouard (1832-1883)

Le Linge (The Laundry), 1875. Creator: Manet, Edouard (1832-1883)
Le Linge (The Laundry), 1875. Found in the Collection of The Barnes Foundation

Background image1875 Collection: Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer

Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) observing a lunar eclipse in Rome, Italy, in 1500. Copernicus was a Polish astronomer who studied in both Poland and Italy

Background image1875 Collection: Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace, north London, England. The original 1873 building dramatically burnt down, only 16 days after it had opened. It was quickly rebuilt and re-opened in 1875

Background image1875 Collection: Commune Barricade

Commune Barricade
To the death ! Communards make a desperate sortie from behind a barricade in the rue Saint-Martin, Paris

Background image1875 Collection: Builders at work

Builders at work in the foreground, with partially completed buildings in the background

Background image1875 Collection: Range of bakery tools and ingredients

Range of bakery tools and ingredients
A range of bakery tools and ingredients, including a pair of scales, a bucket, a sieve, mixing paddles and a sack of flour

Background image1875 Collection: Various butchery tools

Various butchery tools
Tools used in butchery, including a mallet, a chopper, an axe, and various knives and cleavers

Background image1875 Collection: Freemasons at the Royal Albert Hall

Freemasons at the Royal Albert Hall
The installation of his Royal Highness Albert Edward, Prince of Wales as Grand Master of the freemasons of England at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Background image1875 Collection: Mr. Justice Field

Mr. Justice Field
William Ventris Field(1813-1907), shown here in 1875 when newly appointed as one of the judges of the Court of Queens Bench

Background image1875 Collection: Captain Webb 1875

Captain Webb 1875
Captain Matthew WEBB is sustained with hot coffee during his first-ever Channel swim

Background image1875 Collection: Industrial Landscape

Industrial Landscape
Factory smoke at Dowlais, South Wales

Background image1875 Collection: Salmon Fishing in Loch Tay, 1875

Salmon Fishing in Loch Tay, 1875

Background image1875 Collection: Maurice Ravel / Nauer

Maurice Ravel / Nauer
MAURICE RAVEL French musician



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In the year 1875, amidst a backdrop of significant events and notable figures, various industries thrived with their innovative tools and artistic creations. Carpentry and joinery craftsmen meticulously crafted intricate designs using their trusted tools, ensuring precision in every piece they created. Meanwhile, at Middle Temple Hall in London, barristers were called to the bar, marking a milestone in their legal careers. Amidst these developments, a visionary named Carl Gustav Jung was born in Switzerland's Reichenbach. Little did the world know that this brilliant mind would later revolutionize psychology with his theories on the collective unconscious and archetypes. Artists like Gustave Caillebotte captured scenes from everyday life through their masterful brushstrokes. In his painting "The Floor Planers, " he immortalized workers using planers - essential tools for smoothing surfaces during carpentry projects. Bookbinding also flourished during this era as skilled artisans utilized specialized tools to create beautifully bound volumes that would stand the test of time. These books became vessels of knowledge and imagination for generations to come. Meanwhile, Aleister Crowley made his mark on history as an influential occultist and writer. His enigmatic persona intrigued many while challenging societal norms. Shoemakers diligently employed various tools to fashion footwear that combined both style and comfort. Each tool had its purpose - stitching needles ensured durability while leather cutters shaped materials into elegant forms. In the realm of artistry, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot's masterpiece "Ville-d Avray" showcased nature's serene beauty through delicate brushwork on canvas. This French artist left an indelible mark on the art world before his passing in 1875. Even forensic science witnessed advancements during this period as fingerprint types from centuries past were studied further for identification purposes – paving the way for modern criminal investigations.