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Head Carving

Late 19th Century This is a carved wooden head used for decorating baskets and breast ornaments. The head has eyes formed of beads, teeth, beaded ear ornaments and a tuft of hair. Tattoo designs have been painted onto the face. The head was created by a Naga maker in India


This is a flint flake with some residual cortex. It may have been made in the Neolithic or Bronze Age and was found at Withdean, Brighton & Hove.

Magic Lantern Slide

Monochrome magic lantern slide showing May pole dancing, with audience in the background.


c1955 This photographic print shows Louis Tussaud's Waxworks in Grand Junction Road, Brighton. Three men are engaged in erecting a sign for the attraction above the entrance. Louis Tussaud was the great-grandson of the famous Madame Tussaud. Like his ancestor,

The opening of the Brighton and Shoreham Railway, May 11th 1840

1840 Photographic print of the Brighton and Shoreham railway. Dated May 11th 1840. Typed below print, From an old drawing. A detailed account of the opening of this line appeared in No.11 of this Magazine. Vol. II., p.173. A typed note on the back reads. The B

4 Montpelier Terrace

Black and white photograph of Clifton Hill, 4 Montpelier Terrace. Dated 23 May 1983. Negative number 83/64/4.

Photographic Print

February 1933 This photographic print was made by Brighton's Borough Surveyor's department in May 1933. It shows the construction of the promenade by Rottingdean beach. A temporary rope handrail has been placed by the steps.

John Bellingham, taken at the Sessions House, Old Bailey, May 5th 1812

This is a paper coloured etching of John Bellingham, taken at Sessions House Old Bailey 15 May 1812. He is standing in the court dock, dressed in a green coat and in his left hand he is holding a piece of paper. John Bellingham had shot dead Spencer Perce

Photographic Print

24 May 1951 This is a photographic print of Beatty Avenue looking east on the Parkside Estate in Coldean, Brighton. It was taken by the Borough Surveyor's Department on 24 May 1951.


This is a flint axe, bifacially worked and sub-rectangular in shape it may be a roughout prepared for polishing. It was probably made in the Neolithic and was found at South Heighton, Newhaven, East Sussex.

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