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Images Dated 2017 November

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Choose from 77 pictures in our Images Dated 2017 November collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Featured November Print

River Street, Truro, Cornwall. Late 1800s

A view of River Street, looking east, showing the Truro Savings Bank and Baptist Chapel, later to become the Royal Cornwall Museum. The architect of both buildings was Philip Sambell (1798-1874). Truro Savings Bank was built in 1847. The bank closed in 1894 and became Henderson's School of Mining in 1897. The School of Mining closed in 1907 and the Royal Institution of Cornwall purchased the building in 1908 to house their growing collections. Truro Baptist Chapel was built in 1850. The chapel was purchased by the RIC in 1985 as an extension to the museum. Extensive refurbishment and additions followed, including the 'link' between the two buildings. An upper floor was added to the Baptist Chapel creating the Treffry gallery. Recorded in 1852-1853 at 27 River Street, was the premises of J. Hugo, a dyer. The business had moved to Kenwyn Street by 1878 and the building is now, in 2017, occupied by Simpsons of Cornwall. The photograph also shows a horse drawn cart and several people. Photographer: Unknown.

© From the collection of the RIC

Featured November Print

Bicycle (Velocipede or Boneshaker), Cornwall Works, Birmingham, England

In September 1870, this velocipede was ridden by Sir Richard Tangye from Truro to Newquay, bringing the news of the Battle of Sedan to the town. Tangye's Cornwall Works in Birmingham built large numbers of velocipedes, paying a royalty to the French Velocipede Company in order to make the bicycles. The five sons of Joseph Tangye senior, an Illogan miner, commenced their engineering and manufacturing business together in Birmingham in 1856. James (1825-1912), the eldest, was very skilled with the lathe; Joseph (1826-1902) was the creative engineer; Richard (1833-1906) dealt with public relations and sales; George (1835-1920) was the businessman; while Edward (1832-1909), a Quaker, soon left to found his own business. Velocipedes, also known as 'Boneshakers', due to their iron 'tyres', were one of the many things that were manufactured at the Cornwall Works. The business also provided the hydraulic rams required to launch the Great Eastern, Brunel's ill-fated steel ship in 1857-1858, and to raise Cleopatra's Needle to its present position on the London Embankment in 1878. The first direct-acting steam pumps in Europe were made at the Cornwall Works in 1867 and the firm produced James Tangye's horizontal steam engines from 1869. By 1876 the firm employed 1300 workers. The Tangyes were also philanthropists and from 1880 were founders and major benefactors of the Birmingham Art Gallery and Museum and the Birmingham School of Art. TRURI : 1937.34

© RIC, photographer Mike Searle

Featured November Print

Shield with 17 Campaign Medals, 1807-1918

These 17 campaign medals were awarded to various members of the Call family. The medals date from the Peninsular War (1807-1814) to the Great War (1914-1918) and include: Military General Service Medal, 1793-1814; Army of India Medal, 1799-1826; two First China War Medals, First Anglo-Chinese War 1839-1842; Order of the Bath (Military Class), 1869; Crimean War Campaign Medal 1854-1856; Turkish Crimea Medal 1855, Crimean War 1854-1856; India General Service Medal, Second Anglo-Burmese War / Second Burma War 1852-1853; Sardinian Medal for Valour, Crimean War 1854-1856; Order of the Medjidie Medal (Fifth Class), Crimean War 1854-1856; Afghanistan Medal, Second Afghan War 1878-1880; Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880, Second Afghan War 1878-1880; Distinguished Service Order Medal, First World War 1914-1918; Queen's South Africa Medal, Second Boer War 1899-1902; 1914-15 Star Medal, First World War 1914-1918; British War Medal, First World War 1914-1918; Victory Medal, First World War 1914-1918. The Call family served with the Royal Irish Regiment, which until 1881 was known as the 18th Regiment of Foot. It was also known as the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot and the 18th (The Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot. The regiment was disbanded in 1922. Members of the family also served with the 27th Light Dragoons and the Royal Engineers. TRURI : 1931.40.41-57

© RIC, photographer Mike Searle