Gorbals area of Glasgow; Two young boys walking along a street in 1948
31st January 1948: Two boys walking along a street in the run-down Gorbals area of Glasgow. The Gorbals tenements were built quickly and cheaply in the 1840s, providing housing for Glasgow's burgeoning population of industrial workers. Conditions were appalling; overcrowding was standard and sewage and water facilities inadequate. The tenements housed about 40, 000 people with up to eight family members sharing a single room, 30 residents sharing a toilet and 40 sharing a tap. By the time this photograph was taken 850 tenements had been demolished since 1920. Redevelopment of the area began in the late 1950s and the tenements were replaced with a modern tower block complex in the sixties. Original Publication: Picture Post - 4499 - The Forgotten Gorbals - pub. 1948 (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images)
David slings the stone by J James Tissot - Bible
David slings the stone by J James Tissot. Illustration to book of Samuel (I), 17.49: And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth'. David defeats Goliath during a battle between the Israelites under Saul and the Philistines in the Valley of Elah. JJT: French painter, 15 October 1836 - 8 August 1902"
Napoleon and the English Drummer Boy
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Victorian Antique Engraving of Napoleon and the English Drummer Boy Victorian Engraving from Chatterbox Illustrated Magazine. Published in 1894. Copyright has expired on this artwork. Digitally restored. Napoleon ordered him to sound "The Retreat." The boy quickly replied, "the British do not know the Retreat!"
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