Histoire de la Sainte Russie
1 print. | Page with 3 illustrations showing darkness, sketchy lines representing the beginning of Russian history, and polar bears illustrating that nothing of interest was occurring at that time; also includes quotes by Horace, Rabelais, and Confucius.
Early balloon design and flight in Europe
31 items : b&w and color ; 92 x 117 cm. (36.5 x 46 in.) or smaller. | British, French, and Italian prints and drawings show balloon and airship designs; patents; three site plans for balloon inflation stations; balloons in flight. Also, poster and broadside advertisements for balloon ascensions and other events, including balloon departures during the Siege of Paris, 1870-71.
Photo, Print, Drawing
Le blocus de Paris complainte nationale et patriotique.
1 print (broadside). | Broadside shows a manned balloon labelled "Au Governement de la defense nationale, projet en l'air infaillible pour bloquement de Paris" with a magnet near the enemy's cannon. The illustrator humorously predicted that this disarmament project would be fatal to the enemy. Surrounding text invites the rest of Europe to listen to what happened to Parisians during the blockade: hunger, lack...
French political cartoon filing series (Library of Congress)
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Primarily caricatures and satirical images depicting events of the French Revolution and of French history from pre-revolution through the Franco-Prussian War, including the Restoration, July Revolution, and the Second Empire; with scenes mocking the royal family, other political figures and rulers, and religion. Portrayed are Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Napoleon I, Louis XVIII, Charles X, Louis-Philippe, and Napoleon III. Includes depictions of relations between the...