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“The Distinguished Men of Science of Great Britain Living…

“The Distinguished Men of Science of Great Britain Living in the Years 1807-8”, published 1862.

“Among those present are Henry Cavendish (1731-1810), discoverer of hydrogen and the decomposition of water; John Dalton (1766-1844), discoverer of atomic theory; Humphry Davy (1778-1844), discoverer of sodium, potassium, barium, and magnesium; William Herschel (1738-1822), discoverer of Uranus; Edward Jenner (1749-1823), creator of the smallpox vaccination; Count Rumford (1753-1814), the American science teacher named Benjamin Thompson, who founded the Royal Institution; and James Watt (1738-1819), inventor of the steam engine.”

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Title page illustration from The Cannibal’s Progress, or, The…

Title page illustration from The Cannibal’s Progress, or, The Dreadful Horrors of French Invasion, as Displayed by the Republican Officers and Soldiers, in their Perfidy, Rapacity, Ferociousness and Brutality, Exercised towards the Innocent Inhabitants of Germany, a 1798 book by Anthony Aufrere describing the French invasion of Swabia. Illustrated by William Wadsworth.

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“Buried With Him By Baptism” A print depicting the…

Buried With Him By Baptism

A print depicting the baptism of Jesus that may seem unremarkable at first, except for the signature at the bottom: P. Revere Sculp.

This print was recently found in the stacks of the John Hay Library at Brown University, stuffed into the back cover of a book from 1811 belonging to the Solomon Drowne collection. It is one of five known copies of this print by Paul Revere; it is believed that the prints may have been produced a few at a time upon request, for friends of Revere.

(Also: I didn’t realize Revere was the son of a Huguenot)

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Nicolas de Larmessin, a prolific 17th Century French artist,…


Habit de Jardinier


Habit d’Artificie


Habit de Meniusier Ebeniste


Habit de Parfumeur


Habit de Marechal


Habit de Vigneron


Habit de Musicien


Habit de Apoticaire

Nicolas de Larmessin, a prolific 17th Century French artist, produced approximately 100 of these engravings depicting 17th/18th century professions and their accompanying tools.

More images can be found at Ptak and La Boite Verte.

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