Back Quay and Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Probably early 1920s
A view from Lemon Bridge with the River Kenwyn at high tide. Truro school stands on the hill in the background. Sailing barges, one with wooden square engine housing towards the stern, are alongside both quays while another is moored mid stream. The boys in the foreground, on the steps, and the one walking along Back Quay on the left are wearing shorts. Signage for the premises of N. Gill & Son and John Julian can be seen. To the right, on the corner of Tabernacle Street, the sun is shining on a Pratt's motor spirit advertisement. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan.
© From the collection of the RIC
High-speed sequence of a galloping horse and rider
Horse and rider. High-speed photographic sequence of a rider on a galloping horse (Equus caballus). This sequence, by the British-American photographer Eadweard James Muybridge (1830-1904), was published in Animal Locomotion (1887). The action runs from left to right starting at the top left. Muybridge pioneered the use of high-speed photography and employed novel techniques to study animal and human locomotion. He began his work on high-speed photography when he was commissioned to discover whether galloping horses have all of their feet off the ground at certain times. He proved that they did (as shown by images 2-4).
© Eadweard Muybridge Collection/Kingston Museum/Science Photo Library
Prussian soldiers J840001
Engraving of Prussian Napoleonic soldiers produced in Berlin. Foot Artillery drivers ("2te Artillerie Brigade") and a Jager (light infantry "2te Jager Abtheilung") on guard at a sentry box. On 18th June 1815 at the Battle of Waterloo, 2nd Artillery formed part of General von Zieten's Prussian I Corps. They were also engaged on 15th June and at the Battle of Ligny on 16th June.
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