Detail of display script by Petruccio Ubaldini, Psalm 1. Image taken from f. 3 of Psalter and Canticles (the 'Psalter of the Earl of Arundel'). Written in Latin.
Fireworks display was orchestrated by Felix Clarner, engineer to the King. The celebration took place in front of the Louvre in February 1623. Possibly by Michel Lasne (French, Caen 1590–1667 Paris)
The print shows evangelical Methodist minister Geroge Whitefield preaching at Moorsfield, London.. He is supported by two females, one holding a mask and labeled "Hypocrisy", the other a Janus-faced "Deceit". O... more
Created by the celebrated gunsmith Alfred Gauvain (1801–1889) for display at the Exhibition of French Industry in Paris in 1844, these pistols are masterpieces of iron chiseling in the Gothic Revival style. Des... more
Made by the Parisian gunsmith Alfred Gauvain (1801–1889) for display at the Great Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in London in 1851, these pistols are masterpieces of iron chiseling in the Renaissance... more
Illustrations show (top) a Confederate general startled by apparitions of Northern soldiers in the sky above his camp; (bottom) contrasting views of Union soldiers depicted by "...the artist of the Mobile Adver... more