20 of 20 portraits of Thomas Campbell
by and published by William Overend Geller, after Thomas Clement Thompson
mezzotint, published 1847
17 5/8 in. x 13 1/8 in. (449 mm x 334 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
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Current affairsThe 10 Hours Factory Act passed, regulating working hours for women and children under the age of eighteen to effectively a maximum of ten hours a day.
The Communist League is founded in London, attended by Friedrich Engels. The League draws up a set of rules and aims, including overthrowing the bourgeoisie and empowering the Proleteriat, and ending class division, forming the basis of Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto (1848).