Posts tagged: history
West Georgia Street, 1930s
Source: City of Vancouver Archives #371-477 (cropped)
West End cars, 1906
Photograph shows (left to right): Arthur Hendry at the wheel of a “Pierce Arrow”, Harry Hooper in and “Orient Buckboard” and Mrs. John Hendry and Mrs Ross in a “Woods Electric”
Source: City of Vancouver Archives #Str P141
"The Princes in the Tower"
Paul Delaroche (1831)
After the early death of Edward IV, his (illegitimate?) sons 12 year old Edward V and his 8 year old brother, Richard, the Duke of York, were sent to live in the Tower of London by their uncle, the Lord Protector Richard III.
Were they ensconced in the tower’s royal apartments or locked away in prison cells?
After about a year the boys simply disappeared in the summer of 1483 and never seen again. Naturally the chief speculation has long been they were murdered to secure the throne for Richard…. but were they?
After Richard’s death in battle, Henry Tudor assumed the throne, founding the Tudor dynasty. Many people think if the boys were murdered rather than spirited away, Henry Tudor could very easily have been the culprit.
After the death of Arthur Tudor In 1502, James Tryell confessed to involvement in the deaths of the princes, claiming they were killed on the orders of Richard III.
In 1674, the skeletons of two children were discovered under the stairs to the chapel, thought to be two boys of the appropriate ages.
Still, there are many http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/23574430 other theories.
Labour Day parade, 1898
Parade heading south on Dunlevy at Alexander Street from Hastings Mill.
Source: Photo by SJ Thompson, City of Vancouver Archives #Str P243
A Battle from the Trojan War
Illuminated by the French First Master of the Bible historiale of Jean de Berry ~ the caligraphy was done by an unknown scribe
The materials used were Tempera colors, colored washes, gold leaf, and ink on parchment, in Paris, France, circa 1400
This is one of the 4,600 high resolution scans of privately held public domain works released into the public domain by the J. Paul Getty Museum
Portrait of two Armenian fighters during the Hamidian Massacres, 1895.
Police leading a procession on 700 block of Main Street, ca. 1918
Source: Photo by Stuart Thomson, City of Vancouver Archives #99-1269
Robert Ottakar Lindneux: Trail of Tears (1942)
"The Trail of Tears is a name given to the forced relocation and movement of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The removal included many members of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations, among others in the United States, from their homelands to Indian Territory (eastern sections of the present-day state of Oklahoma). The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831." ~ Wikipedia
AMERLING, Friedrich von
Emperor Franz I of Austria in his Coronation Robes
Oil on canvas, 260 x 175 cm
Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna
public domain art