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1818 Collection

In the year 1818, history witnessed a multitude of remarkable events and individuals that left an indelible mark on various fields

Background image1818 Collection: Henri Christophe

Henri Christophe
Henri (or Henry) Christophe a leader in the Haitian Revolution, winning independence from France for Haiti in 1804. Made President of Haiti in 1807, and in March 1811 was proclaimed Henri I

Background image1818 Collection: RIVERA, Diego. Man, Controller of

RIVERA, Diego. Man, Controller of
RIVERA, Diego (1886-1957). Man, Controller of the Universe. 1934. Right detail. Mexican Mural Painting. Fresco. MEXICO. FEDERAL DISTRICT. Mexico City. Fine Arts Palace

Background image1818 Collection: Wilmots Late Scarlet Strawberry

Wilmots Late Scarlet Strawberry. Coloured engraving from William Hooker, Pomona Londinensis: containing colored engravings of the most esteemed fruits cultivated in the British Gardens. Vol. I

Background image1818 Collection: St Giles Hospital, Camberwell, London

St Giles Hospital, Camberwell, London
The administrative offices of Camberwell St Giles Hospital, formerly part of the Camberwell workhouse on Havil Street, now St Giles Road, south east London

Background image1818 Collection: Dorothea Jordan - 2

Dorothea Jordan - 2
DOROTHEA JORDAN (nee Bland) actress and mistress of William IV; as Priscilla Tomboy in The Romp a comic opera after Bickerstaffs Love in the city

Background image1818 Collection: Papaver Rhoeas (Common Poppy), 1811-1818 (hand-coloured lithograph)

Papaver Rhoeas (Common Poppy), 1811-1818 (hand-coloured lithograph)
986407 Papaver Rhoeas (Common Poppy), 1811-1818 (hand-coloured lithograph) by German School, (19th century); 48x39.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Papaver Rhoeas (Common Poppy)

Background image1818 Collection: Haiti Royal Palace

Haiti Royal Palace
Citadelle Laferrire, the palace of Henri Christophe, ruler from 1807, king 1811-1818, committed suicide 1820

Background image1818 Collection: Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams
ABIGAIL ADAMS nee Smith. American writer and wife of John Adams, 2nd President of the United States

Background image1818 Collection: Ascot, Circa 1818

Ascot, Circa 1818
Horse racing in the early 19th Century

Background image1818 Collection: Frontispiece illustration from Frankenstein

Frontispiece illustration from Frankenstein
Frontispiece illustration from Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein. Date: first published 1818

Background image1818 Collection: 1818, Pinkerton Map of the British Isles, England, Scotland, Ireland, John Pinkerton

1818, Pinkerton Map of the British Isles, England, Scotland, Ireland, John Pinkerton, 1758 - 1826, Scottish antiquarian, cartographer, UK

Background image1818 Collection: MARX, Karl (1818-1883)

MARX, Karl (1818-1883). German philosopher, politician, economist and revolutionary. Portrait of Karl Marx. Engraving

Background image1818 Collection: MARX, Karl (1818-1883); ENGELS, Friedrich (1820-1895)

MARX, Karl (1818-1883); ENGELS, Friedrich (1820-1895). German philosopher, politician, economist and revolutionary.; German socialist

Background image1818 Collection: The velocipede course in the garden of the Luxembourg, Paris, France, in 1818

The velocipede course in the garden of the Luxembourg, Paris, France, in 1818. Wood engraving, French, 19th century
PARIS: BICYCLING, 1818. The velocipede course in the garden of the Luxembourg, Paris, France, in 1818. Wood engraving, French, 19th century

Background image1818 Collection: Song of Sixpence 1818

Song of Sixpence 1818
Sing a song of sixpence, A bag full of rye, Four-and-twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie

Background image1818 Collection: Man and Woman of Friesland (Holland)

Man and Woman of Friesland (Holland). A book of national types and costumes from the early 19th century

Background image1818 Collection: Man and Woman of Guyana

Man and Woman of Guyana, South America, possibly Arawaks. A book of national types and costumes from the early 19th century

Background image1818 Collection: Workhouse Infirmary, Havil Street, Camberwell, London

Workhouse Infirmary, Havil Street, Camberwell, London
The administrative offices of Camberwell St Giles poor law infirmary on Havil Street (now St Giles Road) in south east London

Background image1818 Collection: Nankeen Trousers 1818

Nankeen Trousers 1818
Pink striped waistcoat, blue tight fitting double-breasted coat with hip pocket, velvet collar, narrow tails & padded shoulders & top hat, nankeen trousers & black pumps

Background image1818 Collection: James Froude

James Froude
JAMES ANTHONY FROUDE - British historian and writer. Date: 1818 - 1894

Background image1818 Collection: A group of Persian musicians

A group of Persian musicians
A group of four Persian musicians playing their instruments. 1818

Background image1818 Collection: Battle of Waterloo, 1815

Battle of Waterloo, 1815 - The Battle of Waterloo, 1815. Watercolour by William Heath, unsigned, 1818 (c).Possibly the original design for Wellingtons Victories plate 29, drawn and etched by W Heath

Background image1818 Collection: TECUMSEH (c1768-1813). Shawnee chief. Wood engraving, 1818

TECUMSEH (c1768-1813). Shawnee chief. Wood engraving, 1818

Background image1818 Collection: Edinburgh / Midlothian

Edinburgh / Midlothian
The heart of Midlothian - the old Tolbooth or prison, from which Walter Scott took the name of his novel published in 1818

Background image1818 Collection: Lola Montez / Jules Laure

Lola Montez / Jules Laure
MARIA DOLORES ELIZA ROSEANNA GILBERT, known as LOLA MONTEZ American dancer and adventuress, born in Ireland

Background image1818 Collection: Jean Pierre Boyer / 1843

Jean Pierre Boyer / 1843
JEAN PIERRE BOYER President of Haiti, 1818-1843

Background image1818 Collection: Queen Charlotte (Beechey

Queen Charlotte (Beechey
Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Queen of George III

Background image1818 Collection: Queen Charlotte (Col)

Queen Charlotte (Col)
Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Queen of George III

Background image1818 Collection: Clerkenwell Prison

Clerkenwell Prison
Engaving depicting the old House of Detention, Clerkenwell. Clerkenwell (old) Prison, also known as the Clerkenwell House of Detention or Middlesex House of Detention, was a prison in Clerkenwell

Background image1818 Collection: Maj Gen Arthur St. Clair

Maj Gen Arthur St. Clair
MAJOR GEN. ARTHUR ST.CLAIR served in Continental army as Brigadier General; evacuated Fort Ticonderoga before Burgoynes advance (1777). Date: 1736 - 1818

Background image1818 Collection: John Walter - 1

John Walter - 1
JOHN WALTER (junior) statesman, proprietor of The Times Date: 1818 - 1894

Background image1818 Collection: 1818, Pinkerton Map of Chile, John Pinkerton, 1758 - 1826, Scottish antiquarian, cartographer

1818, Pinkerton Map of Chile, John Pinkerton, 1758 - 1826, Scottish antiquarian, cartographer, UK

Background image1818 Collection: KILNSEA CROSS, Yorkshire

KILNSEA CROSS, Yorkshire
Kilnsea Cross, at Holderness, Yorkshire, is an enigmatic erection which has defied antiquarians -- it was probably moved here from another location on the rapidly eroding coast, but its origins

Background image1818 Collection: Man and Woman of Cacongo

Man and Woman of Cacongo on the coast of Angola (formerly part of the Congo, Central Africa). A book of national types and costumes from the early 19th century

Background image1818 Collection: Man and Woman of the Congo

Man and Woman of the Congo. A book of national types and costumes from the early 19th century

Background image1818 Collection: A couple of Peasants from Baden, Germany

A couple of Peasants from Baden, Germany. A book of national types and costumes from the early 19th century

Background image1818 Collection: York / Ramparts / Minster

York / Ramparts / Minster
York: view of the Minster from the ramparts

Background image1818 Collection: Bride of Lammermoor - 2

Bride of Lammermoor - 2
THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR Ravenswood and the apparition

Background image1818 Collection: Mary Brunton - 2

Mary Brunton - 2
Mrs MARY BRUNTON The authoress of Self- Control, Discipline and other works

Background image1818 Collection: 1818, Pinkerton Map of Persia, Iran, Afghanistan, John Pinkerton, 1758 - 1826, Scottish

1818, Pinkerton Map of Persia, Iran, Afghanistan, John Pinkerton, 1758 - 1826, Scottish antiquarian, cartographer, UK

Background image1818 Collection: Man, woman and baby of Corea, Korea, 1818

Man, woman and baby of Corea, Korea, 1818. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Vennings A Geographical Present being Descriptions of the Principal Countries of the World, Darton

Background image1818 Collection: Plan of the seating in the French Chamber of Deputies in 1818

Plan of the seating in the French Chamber of Deputies in 1818
5304903 Plan of the seating in the French Chamber of Deputies in 1818; (add.info.: Plan of the seating in the French Chamber of Deputies in 1818); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background image1818 Collection: Carnation and marigold, Dianthus caryophyllus and Calendula officinalis

Carnation and marigold, Dianthus caryophyllus and Calendula officinalis
5855656 Carnation and marigold, Dianthus caryophyllus and Calendula officinalis; (add.info.: Carnation and marigold, Dianthus caryophyllus and Calendula officinalis)

Background image1818 Collection: European Women in Fashion 1818 - European women's fashion of 1818. Antique hand-colored print

European Women in Fashion 1818 - European women's fashion of 1818. Antique hand-colored print
NWI4956869 European Women in Fashion 1818 - European women's fashion of 1818. Antique hand-colored print; (add.info.: European Women in Fashion 1818 - European women's fashion of 1818)

Background image1818 Collection: Blue iris and passionflower, Iris spuria and Passiflora alata

Blue iris and passionflower, Iris spuria and Passiflora alata
5855657 Blue iris and passionflower, Iris spuria and Passiflora alata; (add.info.: Blue iris and passionflower, Iris spuria and Passiflora alata)

Background image1818 Collection: Blue anemones and white snowdrops, Anemone coronaria and Galanthus nivalis

Blue anemones and white snowdrops, Anemone coronaria and Galanthus nivalis
5855652 Blue anemones and white snowdrops, Anemone coronaria and Galanthus nivalis; (add.info.: Blue anemones and white snowdrops, Anemone coronaria and Galanthus nivalis)

Background image1818 Collection: Tulips and fritillaries, Tulipa and Fritillaria

Tulips and fritillaries, Tulipa and Fritillaria
5855649 Tulips and fritillaries, Tulipa and Fritillaria; (add.info.: Tulips and fritillaries, Tulipa and Fritillaria Handcolored stipple engraving from "Le Jardinier Fleuriste)

Background image1818 Collection: Francisco de Goya (1746-1828)

Francisco de Goya (1746-1828)
3499693 Francisco de Goya (1746-1828); (add.info.: Francisco de Goya (1746-1828). Spanish painter and engraver. The Road to Hell, 1818. Drawing on black pencil. National Library



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In the year 1818, history witnessed a multitude of remarkable events and individuals that left an indelible mark on various fields. One such figure was Henri Christophe, who became the self-proclaimed King of Haiti in this very year. His reign brought about significant changes to the country's social and political landscape. Meanwhile, in England, a new variety of strawberry called Wilmots Late Scarlet Strawberry was introduced. Its delicious taste and vibrant red color made it an instant favorite among fruit enthusiasts. Across the Atlantic Ocean, renowned Mexican artist Diego Rivera was born in 1818. Known for his captivating murals depicting Mexican culture and society, he would go on to become one of the most influential artists of his time. On a different note, St Giles Hospital in Camberwell, London opened its doors to provide care for those suffering from mental illnesses. This institution played a crucial role in advancing psychiatric treatment during this era. The Song of Sixpence 1818 edition captivated readers with its enchanting verses and whimsical illustrations. It remains a beloved piece of children's literature even today. Speaking of illustrations, Mary Shelley's iconic novel Frankenstein featured a haunting frontispiece illustration that captured readers' imaginations as they delved into her tale of science gone awry. Moving onto fashion and horse racing aficionados alike were treated to Ascot races circa 1818—a glamorous event where attendees showcased their finest attire while cheering on their favorite horses at this prestigious British racecourse. Back across the ocean again lies Haiti's Royal Palace—constructed by King Henry Christophe himself—an architectural marvel that stood as a symbol of power and grandeur until it tragically crumbled during an earthquake many years later. In politics and philosophy circles, Karl Marx emerged onto the scene with his birth in 1818. Alongside Friedrich Engels—who would join forces with Marx later—their ideas would shape socio-economic theories that would reverberate throughout history.