Frederick Farrand Trollope, aged almost three, in his Sunday best and holding a toy sabre. Photographed in Grafton on the 29th of December, 1878.
On the Clarence River, in the north of New South Wales, Australia, Grafton received city status in 1885.
Bethlehem. 25th December 1898: A man and a woman recreate the approach of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. At the time the city was ruled by the Ottoman Empire.
Christmas Morning (1885) by British painter Charles William Mansel Lewis
Canadian Christmas stamp of 1898, less than three years before the end of Queen Victoria‘s long reign. At this point Canada was still part of the British Empire.
‘We hold a vaster Empire than has been’.
With two weeks to go until Christmas, here is a Victorian Christmas card from Nova Scotia in Canada.
H.M.S. Electra, struck by a “whirlwind” on the passage from Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney, New South Wales on the 20th of November 1856.
Ottoman Turks are seen departing Chania (Hania) on the Greek island of Crete on the 3rd of November, 1898.
During Ottoman occupation, Chania’s churches were turned into mosques. However, a population exchange between Greece and Turkey in the 1920s at the Ottoman Empire’s dissolution ended Islamic influence in the region.