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At Parades: Lord Kitchener at Liverpool and Manchester

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Three photographs and accompanying text, which includes a reference to dock strikes in Liverpool

Are Slave-Labour Products increasing?

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Article discussing the relative levels of production of cotton, sugar and other products, comparing slave labour with that of 'free men', and also considering the emancipation of serfs in Russia alongside British and French emancipation of slaves in…

Capture of a Large Slave-ship by HMS "Pluto"

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A short account of the capture of a slave ship on 30 November 1859. It is stated that the ship held 874 slaves, and that this was the largest number of slaves ever taken from one captured vessel.
The description does not indicate what happened to…

100 years ago: the slave trade

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A commemorative republication of an engraving of the current of HMS Daphne rescuing children from a slave ship of the East African coast. The event is stated to have happened off 'Brora' - this location is unidentified, but it presumably was named…

The Mottram Viaduct of the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway.

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The image shows a steam locomotive and freight wagons crossing the recently-completed viaduct at Mottram, Derbyshire, where an iron construction to support the track bed had replaced an earlier wooden construction. This had been achieved with minimal…

Viaduct over the River Lune at Lancaster, - Branch of the North-Western Railway to Poulton-le-Sands

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An engraving of a timber viaduct over the River Lune at Lancaster, which carried the Midland Railway to Poulton-le-Sands (later known as Morecambe). The engineer for this viaduct was J. Watson.
The viaduct formed part of a branch of the rail line…

American Slaver Captured by H.M.S. "Antelope"

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Engraving of a slave ship, with a short account of its capture based on a letter from a 'young officer' of HMS Antelope. The slaver was carrying 200 slaves and was bound for Havana (Cuba), but the author seems to be more interested in the 23 crew,…

Plan of a slave vessel

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Engravings of two drawings showing how slaves were transported by ship, illustrating an account of a debate on the slave trade in the House of Lords. A lengthy quotation from Captain Pilkington, apparently presented in the debate, forms part of the…

Quintinshill Rail Disaster 1915

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Photograph of the disaster site published in the Daily Sketch 24 May 1915

Engine cleaners (?) at Upperby Depot, Carlisle

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Photograph which possibly shows women engine-cleaners, who would have been drafted in to undertake this work during World War One.