HMS Diadem rescuing crew of American ship C.W. Connor
‘HMS Diadem' was a British Royal Navy screw frigate. In March 1832 she was returning to Britain from Bermuda when she came across the dismasted American ship ‘C.W. Connor' which was helpless and in grave danger. She rescued the crew, comprising the Master and five men, who had endured the vagaries of the Atlantic for five days, consuming only ships' biscuits and rainwater. The crew were subsequently transferred to the American ship ‘Annapolis'. From “The Illustrated London News” dated Saturday April 12th, 1862. “The Illustrated London News” was the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper and was first published in 1842 by Herbert Ingram.
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Apsley House, Hyde Park Corner and Wellington Statue (1871 engraving)
Apsley House, with Hyde Park Corner and the Wellington Statue, looking towards Knightsbridge and Sloane Street, with Hyde Park on the right. Engraving from "Collins' Illustrated Guide to London and Neighbourhood", price one shilling; published by William Collins, Sons & Company, London, in 1871. Apsley House - 'Number One, London' - was the home of the great military leader, Sir Arthur Wellesley, by then the Duke of Wellington, who used it as his London home during his later political career.
Father, daughter and horse walking home
Their horse having been frightened by a crow which caused a fall, father, daughter and the horse slowly and painfully hobble home along a country lane while the crow mocks them. From aR. Caldecottas Second Collection of Pictures and Songsa containing aThe Milkmaida, aHey Diddle Diddlea, Baby Buntinga, The Fox Jumps Over the Parsonas Gatea, aA Frog He Would a-Wooing Goa, aCome Lasses and Ladsa, aRide a Cock HorseaŠa, aA Farmer Went TrottingaŠa, aMrs Mary Blaizea and aThe Great Panjandrum Himselfa. Drawn by Randolph Caldecott; engraved and printed by E. Evans. Published by George Routledge & Sons, London & New York, c1885.