May 24, 2017

The Revolution in Sicily – Troops preparing to embark at the Faro Point, Messina, for Calabria, on Saturday evening, Aug. 11 – from a sketch by our special artist

Prior to Italian Unification in 1861, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies under Bourbon rule was a signatory of an anti-slavery treaty with Great Britain.
The Illustrated London News, 25 August 1860. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries.

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