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1896 Collection

"1896: A Year of Art, Music, and Exploration" Step back in time to the year 1896, a vibrant period filled with artistic masterpieces and remarkable discoveries

Background image1896 Collection: La Boheme Opera Score by Giacomo Puccini

La Boheme Opera Score by Giacomo Puccini

Background image1896 Collection: CEZANNE: ANNECY LAKE, 1896. Paul Cezanne: Le Lac d Annecy. Canvas, 1896

CEZANNE: ANNECY LAKE, 1896. Paul Cezanne: Le Lac d Annecy. Canvas, 1896

Background image1896 Collection: British Moths

British Moths
A poster of moth specimens selected for The Boys Own Paper by Watkins and Doncaster, naturalists

Background image1896 Collection: A Selection of Fish

A Selection of Fish
An assortment of fish: 1. sharp-nosed eel, 2. blunt-nosed eel, 3. burbot, 4. lamprey, 5. lampern, 6. chub, 7. perch, 8. roach, 9. bream, 10. rudd, 11. Prussian carp, 12. Crucian carp, 13. tench, 14

Background image1896 Collection: SLOCUMs SPRAY

SLOCUMs SPRAY
The boat which Joshua Slocum rebuilt and sailed single- handed round the world, 1895-1896

Background image1896 Collection: Ring-Necked Pheasant

Ring-Necked Pheasant
CHINESE RING-NECKED PHEASANT phasianus torquatus

Background image1896 Collection: Absinthe Poster

Absinthe Poster
Absinthe Robette (Belgium)

Background image1896 Collection: Anton Bruckner (Hayd)

Anton Bruckner (Hayd)
ANTON BRUCKNER Austrian musician

Background image1896 Collection: Ubu Roi / Alfred Jarry

Ubu Roi / Alfred Jarry
Front cover of Ubu Roi, depicting Pere Ubu & the spiral adorning his belly

Background image1896 Collection: Art Exhibition Glasgow

Art Exhibition Glasgow
Poster for an exhibition at the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts - a striking example of the characteristic style which makes this one of the most advanced schools of art

Background image1896 Collection: Atlantis / Map

Atlantis / Map
Map showing Atlantis during the period of its decadence

Background image1896 Collection: Shoreditch High Street

Shoreditch High Street Date: 1896

Background image1896 Collection: STEINLEN, Th鯰hile A Tourn饠du Chat Noir

STEINLEN, Th鯰hile A Tourn饠du Chat Noir
STEINLEN, Th鯰 hile Alexandre (1859-1923). Reopening of the Chat Noir Cabaret. 1896. Advertisment of the tour of this cabaret from Montmartre founded by Rodolphe Salis. Art Nouveau. Litography

Background image1896 Collection: Recruitment Poster - British Military 1900

Recruitment Poster - British Military 1900
THE BUFFS EAST KENT REGIMENT, 1900 (c). Poster, artist unknown, published for the Ministry of Defence, 1900 (c). Recruitment poster with uniform studies of soldiers from 1572 to 1896

Background image1896 Collection: Map of New York city 1896

Map of New York city 1896
Ilustration of a Map of New York city 1896

Background image1896 Collection: OLYMPIC GAMES, 1896. Poster from the first modern Olympic Games, held in 1896 at Athens, Greece

OLYMPIC GAMES, 1896. Poster from the first modern Olympic Games, held in 1896 at Athens, Greece

Background image1896 Collection: Group photo, Millwall Athletic football team

Group photo, Millwall Athletic football team
Millwall Athletic football team for the 1895-1896 season, including Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and Trainer, as well as the players themselves. circa 1895

Background image1896 Collection: Didcot, Oxfordshire, 11th May 1896

Didcot, Oxfordshire, 11th May 1896
The down Flying Dutchman approaching Didcot in Oxfordshire, hauled by No. 3019, Rover, on 11th May 1896. Didcot signal box can be seen on the left of the image

Background image1896 Collection: Ave Atque Vale by Aubrey Beardsley

Ave Atque Vale by Aubrey Beardsley
Ave Atque Vale. (Hale and farewell) Illustration by Aubrey Beardsley to his own translation of Carmen Ci, a poem by Catullus. Date: 1896

Background image1896 Collection: Grenadier Guards at a sham fight

Grenadier Guards at a sham fight (training), moving up to support the fighting line. 1896

Background image1896 Collection: Mechthild of Magdeburg (1207-1282 / 1294). Medieval mystic. En

Mechthild of Magdeburg (1207-1282 / 1294). Medieval mystic. En
Mechthild of Magdeburg (1207-1282/1294). Medieval mystic. Engraving by C. Roberts. La Ilustracion Artistica, 1896. Colored

Background image1896 Collection: Recruitment poster - British Military

Recruitment poster - British Military
The Royal Munster Fusiliers, 101st and 104th Foot. The Cork, Limerick, Kerry & Clare Regiment. A few smart, respectable young men wanted. Chromolithograph recruitment poster after R Simkin, 1896

Background image1896 Collection: Wrapper of catalogue of rare books by Aubrey Beardsley

Wrapper of catalogue of rare books by Aubrey Beardsley
Design for a cover of Leonard Smitherss catalogue of rare books, no. 7, by Aubrey Beardsley, featuring a lady reading. Date: 1896

Background image1896 Collection: Anton Bruckner (Nauer)

Anton Bruckner (Nauer)
ANTON BRUCKNER Austrian musician

Background image1896 Collection: Morris / Kelmscott Manor

Morris / Kelmscott Manor
WILLIAM MORRIS English writers home, Kelmscott Manor, near Lechlade, Oxfordshire

Background image1896 Collection: Battle of Adowa

Battle of Adowa
The Battle of Adowa in which Meneliks Ethiopian forces defeated the Italians; Brigadier General Dabormidas troops encounter fierce resistance

Background image1896 Collection: Golden Pheasant

Golden Pheasant
GOLDEN PHEASANT chrysolophus pictus - one of the most magnificent birds in our files !

Background image1896 Collection: Atlantis / Map

Atlantis / Map
Map showing Atlantis during the period of its greatest prosperity

Background image1896 Collection: Calots spinal surgery, 19th century

Calots spinal surgery, 19th century
Calots spinal surgery, 19th-century artwork. This operation is being carried out by the French surgeon Jean-Francois Calot (1861-1944) on a condition known as Potts disease

Background image1896 Collection: Smallpox and Vaccination Hospital, Highgate, London

Smallpox and Vaccination Hospital, Highgate, London
The Highgate Smallpox and Vaccination Hospital, designed by Samuel Daukes, opened in 1850. In around 1896, after a new smallpox hospital opened at South Mimms

Background image1896 Collection: The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845

The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845
Engraving showing the end of Sir John Franklins ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845, entitled They Forged the last link with their lives. This engraving was taken from a painting by W

Background image1896 Collection: Sea trip by rail, Brighton electric railway

Sea trip by rail, Brighton electric railway
A sea trip by rail, the electric railway between Brighton and Rottingdean. The line was constructed along the seashore eastwards of Brighton from the Paston Jetty, for a distance of four miles

Background image1896 Collection: Cecil Rhodes / Davie / Hero

Cecil Rhodes / Davie / Hero
CECIL RHODES Statesman, entrepreneur and imperialist in South Africa, making peace with the Matabele, 1896

Background image1896 Collection: Advert / Gaiety Girl 1896

Advert / Gaiety Girl 1896
Poster for A Gaiety Girl

Background image1896 Collection: Hardy / Jude the Obscure

Hardy / Jude the Obscure
Jude at the mile-stone

Background image1896 Collection: Crested Guinea Fowl

Crested Guinea Fowl
BLACK-COLLARED CRESTED GUINEA- FOWL guttera cristata

Background image1896 Collection: Roentgen X-Rays Patient

Roentgen X-Rays Patient
William Konrad Roentgen examines a patient. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1901 for his discovery in 1895 of what was to be called the x-ray

Background image1896 Collection: LCC-MFB Kentish Town fire station, NW London

LCC-MFB Kentish Town fire station, NW London
Built in 1885, Kentish Town fire station was located at Fortress Walk NW5. It remained operational until 1972 when it was closed and subsequently demolished

Background image1896 Collection: Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer

Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer
Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), Norwegian explorer, biologist and humanitarian. In 1888 he was the first to cross the Greenland ice sheet and showed that it covered the entire island

Background image1896 Collection: My Second Sermon

My Second Sermon
The second of two sentimental pictures by the pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais (1829-1896) showing a little girl dressed in a red cape

Background image1896 Collection: Bruckner (Photo)

Bruckner (Photo)
ANTON BRUCKNER Austrian musician

Background image1896 Collection: Mary Henrietta Kingsley, traveller and writer

Mary Henrietta Kingsley, traveller and writer, in her canoe on the Ogooue (Ogowe) River in Gabon, West Central Africa, in 1896

Background image1896 Collection: Doolittle / Gee Bee Plane

Doolittle / Gee Bee Plane
Captain James Doolittle, American aviator, and his Gee Bee plane

Background image1896 Collection: Le Sillon

Le Sillon
Poster for Le Sillon, Belgium

Background image1896 Collection: William Jennings Bryan

William Jennings Bryan
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN Popular American statesman, defeated as Democratic Presidential candidate in 1896 and 1900

Background image1896 Collection: Edwards Persimmon / Derby

Edwards Persimmon / Derby
Persimmon wins the Derby, owned by Edward Prince of Wales

Background image1896 Collection: Roentgens X-Ray System

Roentgens X-Ray System
A photograph taken by Dr Voller of Hamburg using the Roentgen system

Background image1896 Collection: Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria
QUEEN VICTORIA Portrait from 1896



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"1896: A Year of Art, Music, and Exploration" Step back in time to the year 1896, a vibrant period filled with artistic masterpieces and remarkable discoveries. Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme Opera Score captivated audiences worldwide, immersing them in a tale of love and tragedy. Meanwhile, Paul Cezanne captured the serene beauty of Annecy Lake on canvas, showcasing his unique perspective through brushstrokes that brought nature to life. In the realm of nature itself, British Moths fluttered gracefully while a mesmerizing selection of fish swam beneath tranquil waters. The majestic Ring-Necked Pheasant proudly displayed its colorful plumage amidst lush landscapes. As nations prepared for uncertain times ahead, a Recruitment Poster for the British Military called upon brave souls to serve their country in 1900. The allure of absinthe was depicted on an enticing poster that enticed many into indulging in this mysterious elixir. Adventurer Joshua Slocum embarked on an epic journey aboard his vessel named Spray – sailing solo around the world and inspiring countless dreamers. Music lovers were enthralled by Anton Bruckner's symphonies as he paid homage to Haydn's musical legacy. An art exhibition held in Glasgow showcased innovative works from talented artists who pushed boundaries and challenged conventional norms. Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi took theater-goers by storm with its satirical portrayal of power dynamics while maps hinted at hidden realms like Atlantis waiting to be discovered beyond familiar shores. As we reflect upon 1896, let us celebrate this extraordinary year where creativity flourished across various mediums – from opera scores and paintings to literature and exploration. It serves as a testament to human ingenuity and our unending thirst for knowledge and expression that continues to shape our world today.