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  • A large coloured plan of Peking

    Map, Image Created date: c. 1900

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

  • A Malay pilgrimage guide

    Printed Book, Image

    The holy Ka‘bah in Mecca, shown on the first page of a Malay guide to the pilgrimage, written by Muhammad Azahari bin A...

  • 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...

  • Album of Baha’i calligraphy

    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...

  • Ancrene Wisse

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1200

    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 Created date: 1900

    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 Created date: c. 1890s

    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 Created date: 1900

    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 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...

  • Delius: Paris

    Manuscript Created date: 1899-1900

    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 Created date: Early 1900s

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

  • E M Forster's diary for 1900

    Manuscript, Diary Created date: 1900

    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 Created date: 1900

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