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Many experiments were performed by Dr Franklin, at different times and places, to show the effect... (engraving)

Many experiments were performed by Dr Franklin, at different times and places, to show the effect... (engraving)


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Many experiments were performed by Dr Franklin, at different times and places, to show the effect... (engraving)

2791680 Many experiments were performed by Dr Franklin, at different times and places, to show the effect... (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Many experiments were performed by Dr Franklin, at different times and places, to show the effect of oil in smoothing the surface of water agitated by the wind. Illustration for Benjamin Franklin, Doer of Good, A Biography (Nimmo, 1889).); © Look and Learn

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© Look and Learn / Bridgeman Images

Agitated Benjamin Franklin Biography Effect Experiments Performed Surface Troubled Waters Wind Smoothing


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This engraving titled "Many experiments were performed by Dr Franklin, at different times and places, to show the effect. . " showcases the scientific curiosity and ingenuity of one of history's greatest minds - Benjamin Franklin. Created by an English School artist in the 19th century, this print is a part of a private collection. The image depicts a troubled water surface with strong winds agitating it. In the midst of this chaotic scene, Dr Franklin can be seen conducting his experiments from a small tugboat. With determination on his face, he pours oil onto the water's surface, demonstrating its remarkable ability to smooth out even the most turbulent waves caused by wind. This illustration serves as a visual representation for "Benjamin Franklin, Doer of Good: A Biography" published in 1889 by Nimmo. It highlights how Dr Franklin tirelessly explored various locations and conducted numerous experiments to understand and showcase the effects of oil on troubled waters. Dr Franklin was not only renowned as one of America's Founding Fathers but also made significant contributions to science throughout his life. This engraving captures both his passion for knowledge and his innovative approach towards problem-solving. Through this artwork, we are reminded of Dr Franklin's unwavering dedication to advancing scientific understanding while also shedding light on lesser-known aspects of his multifaceted life as an inventor, statesman, writer, and scientist.

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