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Book, Illustration, Image
The Alexandra Orphanage for Infants, London, was set up in 1864 as a home for children before they were old enough to at...
Object Created date: c.1870 - 1890
Marionettes were regular fairground entertainment, and the infamous story of the murder of Maria Marten became a touring...
Manuscript Created date: early 19th – early 20th century
An album of Baha’i calligraphy including childhood calligraphic exercises by Baha’u’llah and tablets by Baha’u’llah copi...
Manuscript Created date: 19th century
An anthology of Jain Digambara religious poetry. What is the manuscript? The Banārasī-vilāsa is a collection of philoso...
Book, Yellow back, Illustration, Image
Ward & Lock closely followed Routledge as the most prolific publisher of yellowbacks, producing series such as the Run a...
Printed Catalogue Created date: 1863-1870
This catalogue was compiled and printed from 1863 by the Bengal Library under despatch of the Secretary of State. It rec...
Paper folding book, Manuscript Created date: 1800-1870
The image shows a scene with horses and deer from Buddha’s last birth tale, Vessantara Jātaka, showing Prince Vessantara...
Manuscript Created date: estimated 1850-70
This is an original sketch by Charles Dickens for a reading desk, which was created for his famous reading tours. In the...
Card, Illustration, Image Created date: c. 19th century
Sir Henry Cole devised the first Christmas card in 1843, but it wasn’t until the 1880s that festive cards were mass prod...
Manuscript Created date: 19th century
This palm leaf manuscript contains Bhikkhu Patimokkha and Bhikkhuni Patimokkha (rules to be obeyed in communities of mon...
Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Image Created date: 19th century
A folding book manuscript in 59 folds made in Upper Burma. It has tooled leather covers with paper labels dated Manadala...
Illustration, Image Created date: 16 March 1870
One of Charles Dickens’s most popular public readings was the sensational, chilling murder of Nancy by Bill Sikes, from ...
Paper folding book, Manuscript Created date: 19th century
An 19th-century funeral or commemoration book. About the manuscript This Thai folding book (samut khoi) made from mul...
Newspaper, Ephemera, Illustration, Image
The Illustrated Police News was one of the earliest British tabloid-style newspapers. Revolving around garish reports a...
Cloth, Painting Created date: 19th century
A superb example of the Odisha tradition of painting on cloth (patha chitra). What is depicted in it? This painting fea...