The People of Gibraltar
1833 - Gibraltar in the News - 1870 - 1879




HMS Triumph and HMS Swiftsure escorting the Spanish ships, Vittoria and Almanza into Gibraltar  (Unknown - 1870) 

The Vittoria and Almanza supported the liberal "Intransigentes" during the turbulent political turmoil in Spain during the late 19th century.








1870 - Unknown periodical


The above sketch is one of the first in any periodical that I have seen to show the world what some of the local characters wandering about the town looked like - Well dressed ladies, a large group of Arab traders, several military men including a very drunken sailor. Engineer Lane lies more or less parallel and just to the east of Main Street. The captions - El estrecho  and "En España suggests that the sketch may have been done by either a Spaniard.






View over the isthmus towards Spain    (1871 - Unknown French publication)



1871 - The Graphic



Torre de los Adalides    (1871 - Unknown)







1875 - The Graphic

The caption for No. 5 is misleading - The Club House Hotel was not new - it had been in business since 1839. It was now owned by Pablo Larios a Gibraltarian who had married a Spanish noblewoman and owned impressive chunks of property in the Campo de Gibraltar. Larios had generously put his own private home at the disposal of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught - Queen Victoria's third son - when he joined the Garrison's General Staff during a short stay on the Rock. Despite the shortness of his stay years after he had left the Rock, the building became known as Connaught House.


1876 - Illustrated London News






1876 - Illustrated London News



1876 - Unknown







1877 - Unknown




1877 - The Graphic



1877 - The London Illustrated News




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1833 - Gibraltar in the News - Chauvinistic Titillation
1833 - Gibraltar in the News - 1833 - 1869 
1833 - Gibraltar in the News - 1870 - 1879
1833 - Gibraltar in the News - 1880 - 1889 
1833 - Gibraltar in the News - 1890 - 1899 
1833 - Gibraltar in the News - 1900 - 1904
1833 - Gibraltar in the News - 1905 - 1929
1833 - Gibraltar in the News - 1930 - 1970