RM2K2K0AK–NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope infrared view of the famous galaxy Messier 31, also known as Andromeda. Spitzer's 24-micron mosaic (main image) is the sharpest image ever taken of the dust in a spiral galaxy, other than our Milky Way. Asymmetrical features are seen in the prominent ring of star formation, which appears to be split into two pieces, forming the hole to the lower right. These features may have been caused by interactions with satellite galaxies around Andromeda as they plunged through its disk.
RM2K2JY9P–The Fifteenth Amendment and its results drawn by G.F. Kahl 1870, commemorating the celebration in Baltimore of the enactment of the Fifteenth Amendment. 'Education' and 'Science,' on top of which rest ballot boxes wreathed in oak leaves. The columns are connected by arches with the legend 'The Right of Citizens of the United States to Vote Shall Not Be Denied or Abridged by the United States or Any State on Account of Race Colour or Condition of Servitude.'
RM2K2JTPW–George Wakelyn Harry Smith, English soldier born at Whittelsey, Cambridgeshire. He entered the army in 1805 and retired with the rank of Lieutenant-General. During the Napoleonic Wars he served under Wellington in the Peninsular campaign. Appointed Governor of Cape Colony, South Africa, 1847. The town of Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is named for his wife. Engraving from 'The Illustrated News of the World' (London, c1860).
RM2K2JYA9–The deadly upas tree of Wall Street by Joseph Ferdinand Keppler, 1882. Large, old tree at the edge of body of water with Albany, N.Y. on the right, in the background, and the U.S. Capitol on the left, in the background. Many coins with '$' and a few blossoms labelled 'Bribes for Legislation, Bribes for Lawyers, Bribes for Judges, Bribes for Editors, [and] Bribes for Congress'. Telegraph lines are tangled in the branches and the face of Jay Gould is formed by limbs and branches at centre.
RM2K2JX0M–Lyon Playfair in 1885 when President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Scottish chemist and politician. He studied chemistry at Glasgow under Thomas Graham, and under Liebig at Giessen. Professor chemistry , he discovered the nitroprusside class of salts. Chemist to the Geological Survey, 1846. Society 1848. organisation of the Liberal MP for the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh 1868-1885. Secretary of State for Science and Art 1855. Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons 1880-1883. (London 1877). From 'The Illustrated London News' (London, 12 September 1885).
RM2K2JY8A–The Fifteenth Amendment, 1870, by James C. Beard. It shows the grand May 19 celebratory parade in Baltimore, surrounded by several vignettes. Bust portraits of President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler S. Colfax, black leaders (Martin Robinson Delany, Frederick Douglass, Hiram Rhoades Revels), a black man reading the Emancipation Proclamation, 3 black men with Masonic banners, an open Bible and a bust portrait of Lincoln, a black school showing Equality of the Races. Bottom row: a black wedding ceremony, a black man voting, a black representative at the national legislature.
RM2K2JTP8–William Henry Smith, English businessman and politician. He joined his father's newsagent business in 1846 and introduced the selling of books and newspapers at railway stations. Elected Conservative Member of Parliament for Westminster in 1868. In 1877 he was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. Engraving c1885.
RM2K2JYA3–Cut-throat business in Wall Street. ‘How the inexperienced lose their heads’, by Joseph Ferdinand Keppler, 1881. William H. Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Russell Sage and James R. Keene checking ticker tape connected to a large straight-edge razor labelled 'Wade in & Butcher'em' and 'This Indicator Rises & Falls with Stocks' with a bear and a bull and several money bags labelled '$' balanced on the back of the blade. Below are many investors reaching for bundles of 'Pacific Mail, Western Union, [and] Erie' stocks. In the background another group of investors labelled 'The Lambs Brigade'.
RM2K2JY7J–The universal church of the future by Joseph Keppler, 1883. Interior view of a hall in a museum with four men sitting quietly beneath a shelf of 'Books of Religious Reference'; there is a small crowd gathered before them. Further along the hall is another group of four men sitting beneath a shelf of 'Books of Scientific Reference'; labelled 'Geography'. An owl perched on an open book labelled 'Kosmos’. Further still along the hall is a man lecturing to a large gathering in a section labelled 'Chemistry'. Portraits of Copernicus, Darwin, Spinoza, and Paine hang from the vaulted archways.
RM2K2K07H–On March 14, 2011, the Advanced Space borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured an image of the north-eastern Japan coastal cities of Ofunato and Kesennuma, about 90 kilometres (55 miles) northeast of Sendai. This region was significantly affected by the tsunami that followed the March 11, 2011, magnitude 9.0 earthquake centred offshore about 130 kilometres (80 miles) east of Sendai. This before-and-after image pair reveals changes to the landscape that are likely due to the effects of the tsunami.
RM2K2JYJ7–Hans-Jochen Vogel, German politician. Vogel was Mayor of Munich, Federal Minister for Regional Planning, Construction and Urban Development. He also served as Federal Minister of Justice, Mayor of West Berlin then chaired the SPD's parliamentary group in the state parliament of Berlin. In 1983 he was his party's candidate against Chancellor Helmut Kohl. He lost the election and succeeded Herbert Wehner as the chairman of the SPD's parliamentary group and in 1987 he succeeded Willy Brandt as the party chairman.
RM2K2JW7B–Nitroglycerin processing plant, explosives factory, Val Bormida, near Cengio, North West Italy, 1888. Nitroglycerin mixed with Kieselghur (a diatomaceous earth) to produce Dynamite. Patented by Alfred Nobel in 186. Because of the instablility of the materials used in its production, earth embankments separate each building and surround the whole complex. The roofs of the buildings were not fixed so that in the event of an explosion the blast would travel vertically rather than horizontally. From 'La Nature', Paris, 1888. Engraving.
RM2K2JXCK–American Civil War: Confederate (southern) General Hood wounded at the battle of Chicamauga, 1863. Wood engraving published London, September 1863
RM2K2JWG2–The Imageries d'Epinal. Plate #3 Illustrations of the main events of the French Revolution. - 15-16 October 1793: Lazare Carnot repels the Austrian and English troops at Wattignies. First victory for the revolutionary armies. - December 1793: General Hoche liberates Alsace. Here the Battle of Wissembourg. - 1795: under the auspices of General Hoche, agreements were signed with the Vendée chiefs, putting an end to the First Vendée War. - Peace of 16 Germinal An III (5 April 1795): the envoys of fourteen armies present to the Government of the Republic the flags taken from the enemy.
RM2K2JWMC–Matthäus Merian the Younger Swiss school Anthrophomorphic Landscape c.1650 Private collection
RM2K2JX9A–And I saw another angel fly…' ' Bible'Book of Revelation XXIV 6,7. Wood engraving c1885
RM2K2JXFD–Anglo Saxon Crozier Head 11th century AD, used by a priest to display their authority
RM2K2JXX0–The coronation of William I in Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day 1066. Produced by a Flemish artist in the fifteenth century. From The Island Race, a 20th century book that covers the history of the British Isles from the pre-Roman times to the Victorian era. Written by Sir Winston Churchill and abridged by Timothy Baker.
RM2K2JXWP–Blue Foals (print on panel) by Franz Marc (1880-1916) a German painter and printmaker, one of the key figures of the German Expressionist movement.
RM2K2JXWX–La Maison à Travers les Roses. 'The House Seen Through the Roses' (oil on canvas) by Claude Monet. 1925-1926 Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam
RM2K2JXWC–A ship is depicted on a new year's woodcut from Basel 1460
RM2K2JXW6–german woodcut of a music teacher 1500
RM2K2JXWE–Still Life (Dolomites), 1950 by Ben Nicholson (1894-1982). Oil on Canvas. Nicholson settled in Cornwall in 1939 and began to evolve a style in which simple landscapes and still-life forms are used as the framework for elegant abstract paintings. In 1933 Nicholson met Picasso, Braque and Giacometti in Paris and became a founder member of Unit One with Paul Nash and Barbara Hepworth, dedicated to promoting European Modernist ideas.
RM2K2JXWG–Manuscript from the Life of St Benedict. The manuscript depicts six scenes from the Benedict's life. Written by St Gregory the Great, a Benedictine monk who later became Pope. Dated 11th Century
RM2K2JXX2–Abu Zayd and his listeners at a literary gathering in baghdad. Maqamat of al-Hariri, Bibliothèque nationale de France, manuscript Arabe 5847, 1237AD. Folio 119 Verso: maqama 39. The Assemblies of al-Hariri recounts in the words of the narrator, al-Harith ibn Hammam and al-Hariri's several encounters with artist Abu Zayd al-Saruji
RM2K2JXW7–Two Peasants Digging (oil on canvas) by Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) a Post-Impressionist painter of Dutch origin whose work - notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold colour - had a far-reaching influence on 20th century art.
RM2K2JXWT–Paul Cézanne French school La montagne Sainte Victoire 1885-1887 Oil on canvas Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum
RM2K2JXX3–Lozenge Composition with Two Lines (oil on canvas) by Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) a Dutch painter. He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg.
RM2K2JXWB–Composition with Blue, Yellow, Red, Black and Gray by Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) a Dutch painter. Oil on canvas (42 x 50 cm). He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg.
RM2K2JXX1–Abu Zayd preaching; Illustration from Maqamat of al-Hariri, Bibliothèque nationale de France, manuscript Arabe 5847, 1237AD. Folio 58 Verso: maqama 21.
RM2K2JXTX–The Indian Council', 1847. By Seth Eastman
RM2K2JXWW–Woodcut print of St Christopher, from Buxheim on the Upper Rhine, dated 1423. it is regarded as the earliest datable woodcut in Europe
RM2K2JXWF–Improvisation 33 (Orient 1) (oil on canvas, 88 x 100 cm) by Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely abstract works.
RM2K2JXTM–The 'Dauphin' map by Desceliers, 1546, for Henri II, by order of Francis I
RM2K2JXWH–Two Surroundings by Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely abstract works.
RM2K2JXTY–Cutaway of hillside showing tunnels and supports; shaft; and miners engaged in various activities. Also shows tools used in the mines; as well as exterior views of several mining companies working the Comstock Lode 1876
RM2K2JXWA–Painting No 8 (oil on canvas) by Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) was a Dutch painter. He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg. 1939
RM2K2JXW4–Tableau No 3 : Composition in Oval by Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) a Dutch painter. He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg.
RM2K2JXWD–Tibetan Buddhist Thanka depicting the deities and Lamas of the Geluk Order. Painted silk and cotton, beginning of 20th century. A thangka, (tangka, thanka or Tanka) is a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton, or silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala
RM2K2JXWY–Blakesley Hall is a Tudor hall on Blakesley Road, Yardley, Birmingham, England. It dates to 1590
RM2K2JXT4–Tibetan Buddhist Thanka depicting the deities and Lamas of the Geluk Order. Painted silk and cotton, beginning of 20th century. A thangka, (tangka, thanka or Tanka) is a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton, or silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala
RM2K2JXRT–Tibetan Buddhist Thanka depicting the deities and Lamas of the Geluk Order. Painted silk and cotton, beginning of 20th century. A thangka, (tangka, thanka or Tanka) is a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton, or silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala
RM2K2JXT1–Tibetan Buddhist Thanka depicting the deities and Lamas of the Geluk Order. Painted silk and cotton, beginning of 20th century. A thangka, (tangka, thanka or Tanka) is a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton, or silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala
RM2K2JXTP–Votive stele of the Shakyamuni Buddha, founder of the Buddhist religion. Dated 10th Century
RM2K2JXW9–Terracotta statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha, founder of the Buddhist religion. Dated 10th Century
RM2K2JXTC–Bronze statue of the God Krishna, the Supreme God in his own right. Dated 12th Century
RM2K2JXTB–Statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha, founder of the Buddhist religion. Dated 10th Century
RM2K2JXT3–Painting titled 'Three Mimi' by Jimmy Midjaw Midjaw (1897-1985) an Aboriginal Australian visual artist. Dated 20th Century
RM2K2JXTN–The Goddess Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon, (Mahishasura Mardini) from India. Dated 12th Century
RM2K2JXTR–Peg-base stone figure; Mesoamerican; Diquis, Gran Chiriqui; Costa rica 1000-1550 AD
RM2K2JXW8–Funerary stele devoted to Bodhisattva Cintamanicakra Avalokitesvara. Dated 18th Century
RM2K2JXWR–Bronze statue of the God Vishnu, the Supreme God Svayam Bhargava of Vaishnavism. Dated 12th Century
RM2K2JXRK–The Kammavaca, Buddhist manuscripts, from Burma. Dated 19th Century
RM2K2JXW0–Chinese lacquered black and gold, 18th century screen
RM2K2JXTT–Wayang Kulit, shadow puppet of Arjuna the legendary friend of the Hindu God, Krishna ; Indonesian late 19th century AD. Made from painted wood
RM2K2JXT5–Peg-base stone figure; Mesoamerican; Diquis, Gran Chiriqui; Costa rica 1000-1550 AD
RM2K2JXTE–Chinese lacquered black and gold, 18th century screen
RM2K2JXTW–Brass head of the Hindu God Siva (Shiva). Valley of Kullu; Himachal Pradesh, India. 13th -14th Century AD
RM2K2JXWN–Chinese lacquered black and gold, 18th century screen
RM2K2JXW3–Ceremonial crown; gold alloy; from the Island of Nias, off the west coast of north-central Sumatra, Indonesia. late 19th Century AD
RM2K2JXTD–Chinese lacquered black and gold, 18th century screen
RM2K2JXTA–Statue relief, depicting the Hindu Goddess Kali standing over Chamunda (Chamundi), a fearsome aspect of Devi, the Hindu Divine Mother and one of the seven Matrikas (mother goddesses). 16th to 17th Century AD. From Kerala, India
RM2K2JXRR–Ceremonial Lalambagi gold necklace; gold alloy; from the Island of Nias, off the west coast of north-central Sumatra, Indonesia. late 19th Century AD
RM2K2JXT8–Sandstone statue of a Apsara, a female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. Dated 12th Century
RM2K2JXT9–A Papuan Gulf Bioma figure representing an ancestor. Dated 20th Century
RM2K2JXWK–Chastleton House, Jacobean country house and gardens, situated at Chastleton near Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxfordshire, England
RM2K2JXT7–relief carved inside the Hall of Memory in Centenary Square, Birmingham, England, designed by S. N. Cooke and W. N. Twist, is a war memorial erected 1922ñ25, by John Barnsley and Son, to commemorate the 12,320 Birmingham citizens who died in World War I
RM2K2JXWM–Chinese lacquered black and gold, 18th century screen
RM2K2JXW5–Photograph a Helicopter landing in a very small area. Dated 20th Century
RM2K2JXRF–Painting titled 'Shepherd Boy' by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) a French artist. Dated 19th Century
RM2K2JXPK–statue by Albert Toft, 1924, outside the Hall of Memory, Birmingham, England. Built to commemorate the lost lives in World War I they representing Army
RM2K2JXPJ–Painting titled 'Girl with a Straw Hat' by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) a French artist. Dated 19th Century
RM2K2JXR1–Painting titled 'Woman with a Mandolin' by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) a French artist. Dated 19th Century
RM2K2JXR5–Photograph of José Sanjurjo and Calixto García during the Spanish-American War. Dated 19th Century
RM2K2JXPY–Gold objects from Colombia, South America, 1100-1500AD
RM2K2JXRX–Baskerville House, Art Deco style, building in Centenary Square, Birmingham, England. Completed 1938
RM2K2JXR8–Gold objects from Colombia, South America, 1100-1500AD
RM2K2JXPX–Photograph of Winton Churchill's (1874-1965) combined office and bedroom during the Second World War. Dated 20th Century
RM2K2JXRD–Detail from a fresco depicting ancient Roman architecture. Dated 12th Century
RM2K2JXPT–Post-modern, high tech, Library of Birmingham in Birmingham, England. designed by architect, Francine Houben in 2013. It is situated on the west side of the city centre at Centenary Square, beside the Birmingham Rep (to which it connects, and with which it shares some facilities) and Baskerville House. Upon opening on 3 September 2013
RM2K2JXPH–Portrait of a young Princess Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880-1962) who later became Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Dated 19th Century
RM2K2JXR0–Photograph of Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) an Italian politician, dictator, and journalist, posing for his bust. Dated 20th Century
RM2K2JXR9–Painting depicting Henry VII of England (1457-1509) granting John Cabot, an Italian navigator and explorer, a patent. Dated 15th Century
RM2K2JXT0–Part of King Edward VII's first proclamation as King. Dated 20th Century
RM2K2JXW2–Photograph of Princess Juliana of the Netherlands (1909-2004), Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911-2004) with their children. Dated 20th Century
RM2K2JXTJ–Painting titled 'Madame Tilla Durieux' by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) a French artist. Dated 20th Century
RM2K2JXRG–Painting titled 'Woman at the Fountain' by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) a French artist. Dated 20th Century
RM2K2JXW1–Photograph of Ramón Serrano Suñer (1901-2003), General Francisco Franco (1892-1975) and Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) meeting in Bordighera, Italy. Dated 20th Century
RM2K2JXR6–Print titled 'The Murder of the Princes in the Tower' depicting the suspected murder of Edward V of England and Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York. Dated 15th Century
RM2K2JXPM–Effigy of Geoffrey de Mandeville, 1st Earl of Essex (1116-1144) a prominent figure during the reign of King Stephen of England. Dated 12th Century
RM2K2JXRW–Colour photograph of the North Face of Everest. Dated 20th Century
RM2K2JXPE–Gold objects from Colombia, South America, 1100-1500AD
RM2K2JXRY–Photograph of Queen Elizabeth II (1926 -) and Princess Margaret (1930-2002) arriving at Ascot. Dated 20th Century
RM2K2JXRB–Painting titled 'Venus and Adonis' by Titian, an Italian painter and member of the Venetian School. Dated 16th Century
RM2K2JXT2–Photograph of Pierre-Étienne Flandin (1889-1958) a French Conservative politician of the Third Republic. Dated 20th Century
RM2K2JXTF–Painting titled 'The Daughter of Herodias' by Sebastiano del Piombo (1485-1547) an Italian painter of the High Renaissance and early Mannerist periods. Dated 16th Century
RM2K2JXRM–Egyptian tomb wall painting from Thebes, Luxor. Dated 11th Century BC
RM2K2JXRN–Photograph of a group of Fascist aviators in Naples. Dated 20th Century
RM2K2JXTK–Photograph of Victoria Kent (1891-1987) a Spanish lawyer and republican politician. Dated 20th Century
RM2K2JXPR–Photograph of a party climbing the North Face of Mount Everest. Dated 20th Century
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