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1887 Collection

In the year 1887, a remarkable tapestry of events unfolded, weaving together the lives of influential figures and captivating moments that shaped history

Background image1887 Collection: Rupert Brooke

Rupert Brooke
RUPERT BROOKE English writer, in 1913

Background image1887 Collection: Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria
QUEEN VICTORIA As Empress of India, 1887

Background image1887 Collection: Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria
Colour portrait of Queen Victoria produced for her Golden Jubilee, 1887

Background image1887 Collection: Royal Holloway College

Royal Holloway College, Egham, Surrey, was one of the first womens colleges in England, when it was opened by Queen Victoria in 1886. Designed by W.H. Crossland for T. Holloway

Background image1887 Collection: Royal Marine / Graphic

Royal Marine / Graphic
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY A private in marching order

Background image1887 Collection: Charcot & Asylum Patient

Charcot & Asylum Patient
UNE LECON CLINIQUE A LA SALPETRIERE J M Charcot demonstrates the symptoms of hysteria with a patient under hypnosis

Background image1887 Collection: TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, 1887. Devils Toboggan Slide. Temperance broadsheet published, 1887

TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, 1887. Devils Toboggan Slide. Temperance broadsheet published, 1887, at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Background image1887 Collection: Erwin Schrodinger

Erwin Schrodinger
ERWIN SCHRODINGER Austrian physicist whose research into subatomic particles is the basis of quantum mechanics

Background image1887 Collection: Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge, west London, was the first suspension bridge over the River Thames. It was designed by noted civil engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette. Date: completed 1887

Background image1887 Collection: NADIA-JULIETTE BOULANGER, French music teacher

NADIA-JULIETTE BOULANGER, French music teacher
NADIA-JULIETTE BOULANGER (1887-1979), French music teacher and conductor. Her students included Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Lennox Berkeley, Virgil Thomson and Leonard Bernstein. Date: early 1960s

Background image1887 Collection: Juno and the Peacock

Juno and the Peacock
The Peacock (Pavo cristatus) complains to Juno that he can t sing as well as the nightingale; she tells him to be content with what hes got

Background image1887 Collection: GERONIMO (1829-1909). American Apache leader. Photographed in 1887

GERONIMO (1829-1909). American Apache leader. Photographed in 1887

Background image1887 Collection: Chiang Kai-Shek / Silk Pic

Chiang Kai-Shek / Silk Pic
CHIANG KAI-SHEK Chinese general and politician

Background image1887 Collection: RIIS: BANDITS ROOST, 1887. An alley at 59 Mulberry Street in New York City

RIIS: BANDITS ROOST, 1887. An alley at 59 Mulberry Street in New York City. Photographed by Jacob Riis, c1887

Background image1887 Collection: Rupert Brooke, c. 1915

Rupert Brooke, c. 1915
Photographic portrait of Rupert Chawner Brooke (1887-1915), the English poet, pictured c.1915

Background image1887 Collection: The ship Kapunda, 1887

The ship Kapunda, 1887
The British emigrant Ship, Kapunda, which was run down and sunk off the Coast of Brazil with the loss of 298 lives in 1887

Background image1887 Collection: CEZANNE: ST. VICTOIRE, 1885. Paul Cezanne: Mont Sainte-Victoire. Oil on canvas, 1885-87

CEZANNE: ST. VICTOIRE, 1885. Paul Cezanne: Mont Sainte-Victoire. Oil on canvas, 1885-87

Background image1887 Collection: Landore Viaduct construction, near Swansea, South Wales

Landore Viaduct construction, near Swansea, South Wales
View of construction work on the Landore Viaduct, over the Swansea valley and the River Tawe, on the Great Western Railway, Glamorgan, South Wales

Background image1887 Collection: Kaiser Wilhelm II and his wife Hermine

Kaiser Wilhelm II and his wife Hermine
Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941)pictured with his second wife, Princess Hermine Reuss (1887-1947)

Background image1887 Collection: Monty

Monty
Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-1976) Anglo-Irish British Army officer known as Monty

Background image1887 Collection: The man who drank the bands champagne by H. M. Bateman

The man who drank the bands champagne by H. M. Bateman
Illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a man in evening dress quaffing a glass of champagne watched by an astonished orchestra

Background image1887 Collection: Rupert Brooke

Rupert Brooke
RUPERT BROOKE English writer, in 1913

Background image1887 Collection: Otello: Poster for the first performance of Verdis opera Otello at the Teatro Fenice

Otello: Poster for the first performance of Verdis opera Otello at the Teatro Fenice
5973419 Otello: Poster for the first performance of Verdis opera Otello at the Teatro Fenice in Venice, 17 May 1887 by Italian School

Background image1887 Collection: Advert for Pears soap 1887

Advert for Pears soap 1887
A child steps into a bath tub of hot water helped by her mother 1887

Background image1887 Collection: Crossley and Porter Orphanage, Halifax, West Yorkshire

Crossley and Porter Orphanage, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Halifaxs Crossley Orphanage was founded in 1864 by Joseph, John and Francis Crossley. The building was designed by John Hogg

Background image1887 Collection: Southwark Military Hospital, Dulwich, South London

Southwark Military Hospital, Dulwich, South London
Ward blocks at Southwark Military Hospital which, during the First World War, was established in the St Saviours workhouse infirmary

Background image1887 Collection: Samuel Lee Bapty

Samuel Lee Bapty, the general manager of the Manchester Royal Jubilee Exhibition which was opened in May 1887 by the then Prince and Princess of Wales, later Edward VII and Queen Alexandra

Background image1887 Collection: Jenny Lind / 1850 Print

Jenny Lind / 1850 Print
JENNY LIND Swedish soprano, known as The Swedish Nightingale and The Queen of Song, depicted exchanging her notes for gold

Background image1887 Collection: Queen Victoria / Cabinet

Queen Victoria / Cabinet
QUEEN VICTORIA As Empress of India, 1887

Background image1887 Collection: Violet Bonham-Carter, c. 1915

Violet Bonham-Carter, c. 1915
Photographic portrait of Violet Bonham-Carter (1887-1969), nee Asquith, the Liberal politician and Governor of the BBC, pictured c.1915

Background image1887 Collection: UFOS / SIBERIAN FIREBALL

UFOS / SIBERIAN FIREBALL
Crew of the British steamer Siberian, off Cape Race, Newfoundland, see a huge ball of fire rise from the sea, move against the wind, then move away after 5 minutes

Background image1887 Collection: World exclusive Raffles Hotel built in 1887, Singapore

World exclusive Raffles Hotel built in 1887, Singapore

Background image1887 Collection: Fire sprinklers, 19th century

Fire sprinklers, 19th century
Fire sprinklers. This system of sprinklers was designed to extinguish fires, and here has been installed in a theatre in 19th-century France

Background image1887 Collection: Sierra Leone Freetown

Sierra Leone Freetown
Viewed from the sea. town

Background image1887 Collection: The Coronation of Queen Victoria, 1838

The Coronation of Queen Victoria, 1838
Engraving showing the Coronation of Queen Victoria at Westminster Abbey, 28th June 1838

Background image1887 Collection: Puss at the Play - Tragedy and Comedy

Puss at the Play - Tragedy and Comedy
A group of cats in a box at the theatre. Wains rendering of cats in human situations and poses gained him widespread popularity around the turn of the 20th century

Background image1887 Collection: Monticello / West Front

Monticello / West Front
Thomas Jeffersons home at Monticello - the West Front

Background image1887 Collection: Pharmacist (Maxims)

Pharmacist (Maxims)
A pharmacist measures out drops for the megrims (winter blues)

Background image1887 Collection: Customs / Saint Swithin s

Customs / Saint Swithin s
According to tradition, if it rains on the 15th of July - St Swithins Day - it will continue to rain for the following 40 days

Background image1887 Collection: Eviction in County Kerry, Ireland

Eviction in County Kerry, Ireland
A poor family are evicted from their home in County Kerry, Ireland

Background image1887 Collection: Windsor Castle / C1887

Windsor Castle / C1887
Windsor Castle, seen across the river

Background image1887 Collection: British National Anthem

British National Anthem
The British National Anthem, featured on a tribute to Victoria on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee

Background image1887 Collection: Victorias Family Tree

Victorias Family Tree
The family trees of Victoria and Albert showing their descendants

Background image1887 Collection: Lance Corporal of Ludhiana Sikhs

Lance Corporal of Ludhiana Sikhs
Lance-Naik (Lance Corporal) of the Ludhiana Sikhs. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background image1887 Collection: Southwark Military Hospital, Dulwich, South London

Southwark Military Hospital, Dulwich, South London
The entrance to Southwark Military Hospital which, during the First World War, was established in the St Saviours workhouse infirmary

Background image1887 Collection: Cypripedium Cardinale

Cypripedium Cardinale
LADYs SLIPPER ORCHID one of several species

Background image1887 Collection: Girl Picks Flowers C1887

Girl Picks Flowers C1887
A girl picks some rather wild flowers growing in a country garden

Background image1887 Collection: Road Works in Whitehall, London, 1882

Road Works in Whitehall, London, 1882
Engraving, originally entitled Horse Guards under Fire again, showing a group of workmen re-surfacing the road in Whitehall, London, 1882



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In the year 1887, a remarkable tapestry of events unfolded, weaving together the lives of influential figures and captivating moments that shaped history. Queen Victoria, reigning over the vast British Empire, held steadfast on her throne as an emblem of strength and longevity. Meanwhile, in a small town in Austria, Erwin Schrodinger was born - destined to become one of the greatest minds in quantum physics. Little did anyone know that his groundbreaking theories would challenge our understanding of reality itself. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Geronimo stood tall as an American Apache leader. His indomitable spirit echoed through time as he fought for his people's rights and freedom. A photograph captured him in 1887 - a testament to his resilience and unwavering determination. In France, Charcot delved into the depths of human psychology alongside an asylum patient. Their collaboration shed light on mental health treatment and paved the way for advancements in psychiatric care. The Temperance Movement gained momentum during this era with its publication "Devils Toboggan Slide. " This broadsheet from Kalamazoo, Michigan aimed to discourage alcohol consumption by illustrating its destructive consequences - a powerful message echoing throughout society. Amidst these transformative years emerged Rupert Brooke; his poetic brilliance illuminated hearts during World War I. His words became solace for many amidst chaos and despair. Hammersmith Bridge gracefully spanned across London's River Thames while Nadia-Juliette Boulanger nurtured young musical talents with her expertise as a French music teacher. Her guidance sculpted future maestros who would enchant audiences worldwide. The ship Kapunda sailed through oceans carrying dreams and aspirations towards new horizons; it symbolized hope amidst uncertainty within this pivotal year. Juno adorned herself with vibrant peacock feathers - embodying beauty intertwined with regality - just like Royal Holloway College which opened its doors to women seeking higher education opportunities at a time when such endeavors were scarce.