Opening of a wireless telegraph link between Paris and Casablanca, showing men whose work made it possible the Frenchman, Edouard Branly (1844-1940), and the Italian, Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937). From Le Petit Journal, Paris, 1907.
Parie Gardens - 1920' by Charles Lucien Leandre (1862-1934) French painter and caricaturist. Winter scene looking across gardens through bare tree to buildings with lighted windows. Bonfire smoke in foreground.
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Battle of Churubusco 20 August 1847, Mexican-American War 1846-1848. American under command of General Winfield Scott defeated Mexicans commanded by generals Manuel Rincon and Pedro Anaya. Hand-coloured lithograph, 1851.
Separation of Church and State: The American Usurper Assumes the Diadem and Purple. Uncle Sam with Capitol and authors of Declaration of Independence behind him, confronting religious 'Rabble' who want State religion. USA
John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842-1919) British physicist. Nobel Prize for Physics 1904. Discovered the element Argon, one of the noble (inert) gases. Cartoon from Vanity Fair, London, December 1899, showing him lecturing.
Lipari The largest of the Aeolian islands, Lipari a sizeable town, . Although the town has its attractions (the fortified acropolis, some flower-hung alleys, the pretty harbour of Marina Corta), it's not a very sophisticated place. The coast around here is wild, rocky and, best of all, undeveloped, with splintered rocks offshore and extraordinary views. It's inaccessible by car, but you can reach it on foot at Valle Muria, where there's a beach (and, in season, boats to and from the port), or at Punta delle Fontanell Aeolian islands (Italian Isole Eolie) are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily.blue door balcony lamp light railing wrought iron
Cell and Library at the prison at Fresnes. From Le Petit Journal, Paris, 9 November 1907. France was suffering from the Apaches at the time, and some thought the French prisons should be more like the English ones.
The Great Battle of Kawanakjima in Shinsu: probably the 1561 fourth battle between the warlords Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Keushin on the plains of the Chikmu River. Utagawa Yoshitoro (active 1850-1870) Japanese artist.
Attack on the uprising at Segovia 1521. During the war of the ?comunidades? (1520-1521), Segovia rose against Charles V, resisting the imperial troops for six months in the fortress under the command of Diego de Cabrera, preventing the fortress being taken by the comuneros who had become powerful in the walled enclosure of the city
Oliver Lodge (1851-1940) British physicist. Electricity. Wireless telegraphy. Psychical research. 'Spy' (Leslie Ward) cartoon from Vanity Fair, 1904, when Lodge was first Principal of Birmingham University.
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French Ministers, 1791. Left to right: Barbey, Ribot, Roche, Rouvier, Bourgeois, De Freycinet, Constans, Yves Guyot, Develle, Fallieres. From 'Le Petit Journal', Paris, 31 October 1891. France, Government, Politics, Politician
?Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871: Siege of Paris 19 Sept 1870-28 Jan 1871. Army Chaplain beside a fallen soldier, holding the flag of the Red Cross. From 'Souvenirs du Siege de Paris' by Jules Renard Draner. France Germany
World War II - Russian Front: Germany infantrymen followed by an armoured car, walk along a snow-covered road into enveloping haze. From 'Signal', German propaganda magazine, January 1942. Military, Soldier , Winter, Cold
'Justice to Dreyfus'. Emile Zola (1840-1902) French novelist. Cartoon by Jean Baptiste Guth (fl1883-1921) from Vanity Fair (London October 1898) while he was taking refuge in England after being sentenced to a year in prison during his campaign to obtain justice for Alfred Dreyfus (c1859-1935). Chromolithograph.
Seaside holiday scene. Families sitting decorously on the beach in clothing though appropriate. In the background bathing machines are in use. Kronheim chromolithograph from Pictures from Nature by Mary Howitt (London, 1869).
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