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The following items can be found on the The Lanes Armoury websitewith full descriptions, photographs and prices. Early Issue Made by Hudson and Co. And with rare exceptions, 19th century stamps bearing a specific Police Force name are either made by Hudson or Dowler.
The Royal Irish Constabulary was Ireland's armed police force from the early nineteenth century until A separate civic police force, the unarmed Dublin Metropolitan Police controlled the capital, and the cities of Derry and Belfast, originally with their own police forces, later had special divisions within the RIC.
About seventy-five percent of the RIC were Roman Catholic and about twenty-five percent were of various Protestant denominations. Fine original brass rose head rivets.
A stunning piece with amazing provenance, owned by one of the greatest yet notorious men in world publishing history. His collecting took his agents around the Europe to acquire the finest treasures available, for his project of building the largest and finest private estate in the world, Hearst Castle in San Simeon.
In much of this he succeeded. Hearst entered the publishing business in after taking The murderous blizzard of 1888 of The San Francisco Examiner from his father. Acquiring more newspapers, Hearst created a chain that numbered nearly 30 papers in major American cities at its peak.
He later expanded to magazines, creating the largest newspaper and magazine business in the world. He was twice elected as a Democrat to the U. Nonetheless, through his newspapers and magazines, he exercised enormous political influence, and was famously blamed for pushing public opinion with his yellow journalism type of reporting leading the United States into a war with Spain in His life story was the main inspiration for the development of the lead character in Orson Welles's film Citizen Kane.
Orson Welles film, Citizen Kane, is thought by many to be one of the greatest masterpieces of film ever made, and it's portrayal of Charles Foster Kane was so mirroring WR Hearst that there was no doubt in any mind what it was meant to represent.
So much so, Hearst dedicated some considerable time and effort during the next 10 years in order to destroy Orson Welles' career, and prevent him fulfilling his obvious potential as one of the greatest directors of all time.
In much of this, once more, Hearst succeeded. Items from Hearst's collection rarely surface, as owners tend to keep hold of them for obvious reasons of historical posterity and provenance, and to be able to offer such a piece from that collection is a great privilege, and a rare opportunity for it's next fortunate owner.
Some blades were locally made in the European style.
The firangi sword characteristically had a straight blade of backsword form single edged. The blade often incorporated one, two, or three fullers grooves and had a spear-tip shaped point. The sword could be used to both cut and thrust.
Examples with narrow rapier blades have survived, though in small numbers. The hilt was of the type sometimes called the "Indian basket-hilt" and was identical to that of another Indian straight-bladed sword the khanda.
The hilt afforded a substantial amount of protection for the hand and had a prominent spike projecting from the pommel which could be grasped, resulting in a two-handed capability for the sword. Like other contemporary Indian swords the hilt of the firangi was usually of iron and the tang of the blade was attached to the hilt using a very strong resin, additionally, the hilt to blade connection was reinforced by projections from the hilt onto either face of the forte of the blade which were riveted together though a hole passing through the blade.
Because of its length the firangi is usually regarded as primarily a cavalry weapon. Illustrations suggest a 16th-century date for the development of the sword, though early examples appear to have had simpler cross-guard hilts, similar to those of the talwar. The sword has been especially associated with the Marathas, who were famed for their cavalry.
However, the firangi was widely used by the Mughals and those peoples who came under their rule, including Sikhs and Rajputs. Images of Mughal potentates holding firangis, or accompanied by retainers carrying their masters' firangis, suggest that the sword became a symbol of martial virtue and power.
Photographs of Indian officers of Hodson's Horse an irregular cavalry unit raised by the British show that the firangi was still in active use at the time of the Indian Mutiny in The khanda can generally be a double-edge but can be a single edged straight sword. It is often featured in religious iconography, theatre and art depicting the ancient history of India.
Some communities venerate the weapon as a symbol of Shiva. It is a common weapon in the martial arts in the Indian subcontinent. Khanda often appears in Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh scriptures and art The word khanda has its origins in the Sanskrit meaning "to break, divide, cut, destroy". A fabulous original historical artifact ideal for the collector with an interest in the earliest period of America.
Printed in a 16th Century map of the Southern half of the United States and Mexico, including Florida and Texas] hand-coloured map depicting Mexico, Central America and some southern states of the USA, plate mm x mm, engraver's alterations visible on the Yucatan peninsula, mounted, framed and glazed.Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and benjaminpohle.com March March 14, The official snowfall measuremenet for Hartford was a mere 19 inches, but that was taken at Trinity College, where the howling winds of the Blizzard of were hurling.
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The Great Blizzard of , which struck the American Northeast, became the most famous weather event in history. The ferocious storm caught major cities by surprise in mid-March, paralyzing transportation, disrupting communication, and isolating millions of .
"You will only find in the Jews an ignorant and barbarous people, who for a long time have joined the most sordid avarice to the most detestable superstition and to the most invincible hatred of all peoples which tolerate and enrich them.". Death on the Prairies: The Murderous Blizzard of On January 12, , the weather in the west was mild, compared to previous weeks.
Little did the people know that a massive cold front was in route and would be catastrophic to the people, their livestock, and the economy in the dekota and nebraska praries.