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Scrapbook of early aeronautica

by Upcott, William (not in copyright)
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An alchemist in his laboratory. Oil painting by a follower of David Teniers the younger

By David Teniers
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Festivities with an actor as a charlatan. Oil painting by a Flemish painter, ca. 1750.

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Astronomy: a 40-foot telescope constructed by W. Herschel

19th century
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Engineering: a portable pumping engine, used in Egypt.

Coloured lithograph, n.d. [post 1875]
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Three hot-air balloons travel over a snowy landscape

Coloured wood engraving by E. Roberts
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Landscape with termite hills

Henry Smeathman (1742-1786, British), Naturalist
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A man is sitting in a barber's shop having his hair combed and crimped, another man is being shaved, others are trying on wigs and tying their cravats

Coloured etching, 1785, by Henry William Bunbury
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Optics Illustrations of Natural Philosophy

by John Emslie
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Royal Geographic Society

Image from Bishopsgate Institute
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