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Images Dated 21st May 2004

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The Continent via Harwich, LNER poster, 1933 Featured 21 May 2004 Image

The Continent via Harwich, LNER poster, 1933

Poster produced by London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote the company's services to the Continent via Harwich, Essex. The poster shows an elegant woman in a black dress returning from shopping in a Continental setting. Some people sitting at the tables of an outdoor cafe can be seen in the background. Artwork by Reginald Edward Higgins (1877-1933), a portrait and decorative painter who designed posters for LNER

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Tasmanian devil - Female devil near entrance to den Featured 21 May 2004 Image

Tasmanian devil - Female devil near entrance to den

AUS-1831
Tasmanian devil - Female devil near entrance to den
Trowunna Wildlife Park, Tasmania, Australia.
Sarcophilus harrisii
D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook / Auscape / ardea
Auscape
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Visual telegraph system, 1791 Featured 21 May 2004 Image

Visual telegraph system, 1791

Visual telegraph system. Coloured artwork of the demonstration, in 1791, of the Synchronised System by the French inventors, the brothers Chappe. This was an early telegraph, a system to send messages quickly over long distances. On 2 March 1791, the brothers transmitted a message from Brulon (about 16 kilometres away, centre left) to an identical set-up at Parce (foreground). A system of pendulum weights rotated a pointer on a clock face at each location. Flipping a large black and white card synchronised the pointers and indicated when the pointer moved over the symbol to be transmitted. A group of officials watched the demonstration. From La Telegraphie Historique (Alexis Belloc, 1888)

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