Category: 1893

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The Picture Magazine, 1893

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Chicago Tribune, Illinois, August 23, 1891

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Franz Ferdinand after a successful tiger hunt …

Franz Ferdinand after a successful tiger hunt during his visit to India, 1893

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand didn’t just like hunting – he loved it, and the man who died by the bullet lived by it too.

In his lifetime, Franz Ferdinand’s trigger finger took down 274,899 animals, a number confirmed by his meticulously kept records. He lived in palaces and hunting lodges that were stuffed with the grim trophies of his kills, all sorts of exotic remains lining every wall of every room to bear testament to his hunting prowess. In fact, Ferdinand bagged so many beasts on his world tour that he dreamed of opening a museum to show them off.

To bring the scale of his killings into perspective, in a hunting career spanning over half a decade, the keen and dedicated hunter Emperor Franz Joseph killed 48,000 animals. Of course, unlike the emperor, the enthusiastic archduke embraced technology, sometimes even mowing down his prey with a machine gun.

https://www.historyanswers.co.uk/kings-queens/franz-ferdinand-killed-almost-everything-on-his-1893-world-tour/

Coontajandra and Sanginguble, members of the W…

Coontajandra and Sanginguble, members of the Workii clan from the Mount Isa region of Australia, 1893

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Winter on Fifth Avenue, NYC, 1893 [1280×922]

1 The first underwater selfie – Louis Boutan, …

1 The first underwater selfie – Louis Boutan, 1893

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Navvies cut the Manchester to Liverpool ship c…

Navvies cut the Manchester to Liverpool ship canal. 1893

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I love this photo of (mainly) Irish navvies working on the Manchester ship canal. No sophisticated machinery here. Just pick shovel and manpower. The Manchester Ship Canal was one of the most important civil engineering projects of the late Victorian period. When it opened in 1894 it was the largest river navigation canal in the world.
Built to cut the time and cost of transporting goods between Manchester and Liverpool by road and rail, it turned a landlocked city into a port.

Laura Bullion, a member of Butch Cassidy’s Wil…

Laura Bullion, a member of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch gang, 1893

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Queens of the Sea, 1893.

Queens of the Sea, 1893.

August 21, 1959 Amidst great fanfare on the ma…

August 21, 1959 Amidst great fanfare on the mainland, Hawaii became the 50th State of the union. On January 17, 1893, Queen Liliʻuokalani was overthrown and replaced by a group of American expatriates and sugar planters supported by a division of U.S. Marines

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