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  • A large coloured plan of Peking

    Map, Image

    This Chinese plan of Peking shows a city little changed since 1421, when the Ming Emperor Yung-lo planned his imperial c...

  • Advertisement for Dr Jenner's cure

    Advertisement, Ephemera, Illustration, Image

    This bold advertisement illustrates one of the most common 19th-century theories about the causes of persistent back pai...

  • Ancrene Wisse

    Manuscript

    In the early 13th century, three sisters decided to each have themselves walled up inside a cell. They chose to live alo...

  • Boys sliding

    Video

    This footage shows children using the natural environment as a playground.

  • Byam Shaw's illustrations for The Taming of the Sh...

    Drawing, Illustration, Image

    This set of pen-and-ink drawings by the artist Byam Shaw (1872–1919) shows a series of comic scenes from The Taming of t...

  • Cigarette Cards depicting soldiers of the West Ind...

    Cigarette card

    These cigarette cards, and others such as Philips cigarettes, were typical collectors items at the turn of the 20th cent...

  • City of Winnipeg

    Map, Coloured Lithograph

    Winnipeg was until 1871 a fur-trading post on the Red River with just 246 inhabitants. Thirty years later, when this vie...

  • Coloured illustrations of Buddhist heavens and hel...

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Image

    A folding book manuscript in 59 folds made in Upper Burma. It has tooled leather covers with paper labels dated Manadala...

  • Delius: Paris

    Manuscript

    Paris reveals the same painstaking process of revision and search for a title that characterises a number of Delius's or...

  • Delius in his garden

    Painting

    This painting of Frederick Delius in the garden of his home at Grez sur Loing, France, was the work of his wife, the art...

  • Depiction of the Ka‘bah

    Book, Image

    The annual hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, has involved Muslims from all round the world for over a 1,000 years. This illu...

  • E M Forster's diary for 1900

    Manuscript, Diary

    This is an extract from E M Forster’s diary for 1900, written when he was an undergraduate at King’s College Cambridge. ...

  • 'How will the world end?' from Pearson's Magazine

    Periodical, Illustration, Image

    Herbert Fyfe made Victorian readers’ flesh crawl with his list of possible ways the world will end in this article in Pe...

  • Jewish East London

    Map

    The map 'Jewish East London' was published in 1900 by T. Fisher Unwin in a book by Charles Russell & H.S. Lewis The Jew ...

  • Jewish marriage-ring

    Object

    This elaborate Jewish marriage-ring has a delicate pattern of twisted gold threads and bright enamel flowers. The ring f...