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"Pages of History: From Babar to Bach

Background imagePage Collection: Scene from Mozarts opera The Marriage of Figaro. (Le Nozze di Figaro), comic opera

Scene from Mozarts opera The Marriage of Figaro. (Le Nozze di Figaro), comic opera (opera buffa) with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte (1749-1838) after Beaumarchais

Background imagePage Collection: Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste playing tennis at Celesteville

Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste playing tennis at Celesteville. Illustration from one of Jean de Brunhoffs
BABAR THE ELEPHANT, 1930s. Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste playing tennis at Celesteville. Illustration from one of Jean de Brunhoffs Babar books, 1930s

Background imagePage Collection: Mendeleyevs periodic table, 1869

Mendeleyevs periodic table, 1869. Mendeleyevs periodic table of 1869. This is the first version of the periodic table drawn up by the Russian chemist Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev (1834-1907)

Background imagePage Collection: Court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials, 1692

Court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials, 1692
Record of Titubas testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s. Halftone reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imagePage Collection: Lindisfarne Gospels page

Lindisfarne Gospels page
Beginning of the Book of Luke, Lindisfarne Gospels, 1100s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imagePage Collection: Pressed seaweed specimens C016 / 6127

Pressed seaweed specimens C016 / 6127
Pressed seaweed specimens collected by women living in Jersey during the 1850s and 1860s

Background imagePage Collection: Her Majesty the Queen Mother with her pages, 1953. Artist: Sterling Henry Nahum Baron

Her Majesty the Queen Mother with her pages, 1953. Artist: Sterling Henry Nahum Baron
Her Majesty the Queen Mother with her pages, 1953. Queen Elizabeth (1900-2002), the mother of Queen Elizabeth II, in the robes she wore for the coronation of her daughter on 2 June 1953 at

Background imagePage Collection: Epicycles of Mercury and Venus, 1823 C017 / 8061

Epicycles of Mercury and Venus, 1823 C017 / 8061
Epicycles of Mercury and Venus, 19th-century diagram. This geocentric (Earth-centred) model shows the orbits of Mercury and Venus as a series of epicycles (loops)

Background imagePage Collection: CANTERBURY TALES. The beginning of the prologue to Chaucers Canterbury Tales

CANTERBURY TALES. The beginning of the prologue to Chaucers Canterbury Tales. A 15th century manuscript page

Background imagePage Collection: Mappa Mundi by Sawley or Enrico di Magonza, ink and colors on parchment, 12th Century

Mappa Mundi by Sawley or Enrico di Magonza, ink and colors on parchment, 12th Century
Cartography, 12th century. Mappa Mundi, Medieval world map by Sawley or Enrico di Magonza, from the end of the 12th century. Ink and colors on parchment, 29.5 x 20.5 cm

Background imagePage Collection: Puffing Devil locomotive, artwork

Puffing Devil locomotive, artwork
Puffing Devil locomotive. Diagrams and text explaining Richard Trevithicks (1771-1833) Puffing Devil steam locomotive. This full-size locomotive, which was built in 1801

Background imagePage Collection: 17th century city, plan of Augsburg, Germany

17th century city, plan of Augsburg, Germany
Typical fortifications and references. Rich in details, beautifully aged paperPublished by J. Stockdale, Piccadilly 1800

Background imagePage Collection: Mass in B minor (BWV 232), Autograph score by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Mass in B minor (BWV 232), Autograph score by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Mass in B minor (BWV 232). Autograph score

Background imagePage Collection: PEACE PIPE CEREMONY, 1718. Chitimacha Native Americans in Louisiana on their way to take part in

PEACE PIPE CEREMONY, 1718. Chitimacha Native Americans in Louisiana on their way to take part in the calumet ceremony upon the conclusion of peace with the French in 1718

Background imagePage Collection: GIRLS FASHIONS, 1952. Page from the September 1952 issue of McCalls magazine

GIRLS FASHIONS, 1952. Page from the September 1952 issue of McCalls magazine, featuring the character Betsy McCall, a paper doll whose cut-out dresses were based on actual fashions manufactured by

Background imagePage Collection: BACH: MANUSCRIPT, c1732. Detail of a manuscript page from Johann Sebastian Bachs Cantata No

BACH: MANUSCRIPT, c1732. Detail of a manuscript page from Johann Sebastian Bachs Cantata No. 9, Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, c1732

Background imagePage Collection: Solution to the first crossword puzzle, from the fun supplement of the Sunday edition of the New

Solution to the first crossword puzzle, from the fun supplement of the Sunday edition of the New York World
CROSSWORD PUZZLE, 1913. Solution to the first crossword puzzle, from the fun supplement of the Sunday edition of the New York World, 21 December 1913

Background imagePage Collection: Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE The first page of Thomas Jeffersons rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, written 11-28 June 1776

Background imagePage Collection: Mathematical series, 18th century

Mathematical series, 18th century

Background imagePage Collection: CHAUCER: CANTERBURY TALES. The Wife of Bath. A page from a facsimile of the Ellesmere manuscript

CHAUCER: CANTERBURY TALES. The Wife of Bath. A page from a facsimile of the Ellesmere manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucers Canterbury Tales, c1410

Background imagePage Collection: BAUDELAIRE: ILLUSTRATION. Illustration for Charles Baudelaires poem Les Fleurs du Mal, 1899

BAUDELAIRE: ILLUSTRATION. Illustration for Charles Baudelaires poem Les Fleurs du Mal, 1899

Background imagePage Collection: Witchcraft book by Cotton Mather, 1689

Witchcraft book by Cotton Mather, 1689
Cotton Mather, " Memorable Providences Relating to Witchcrafts, " title page, 1689. Halftone reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imagePage Collection: USA Arizona Antelope Canyon Antelope Peaks

USA Arizona Antelope Canyon Antelope Peaks

Background imagePage Collection: TOOL ADVERTISEMENT, 1895. From the Montgomery Ward & Co. catalogue of 1895

TOOL ADVERTISEMENT, 1895. From the Montgomery Ward & Co. catalogue of 1895

Background imagePage Collection: Snowflake research, 18th century

Snowflake research, 18th century

Background imagePage Collection: Medieval scholar, 16th century

Medieval scholar, 16th century

Background imagePage Collection: Coloured rock in waves formation in Upper Antelope Canyon

Coloured rock in waves formation in Upper Antelope Canyon, Slot Canyon, Page, Arizona, USA

Background imagePage Collection: First page of signatures on the Declaration of Independence

First page of signatures on the Declaration of Independence
DECLARATION: SIGNATURES. First page of signatures on the Declaration of Independence

Background imagePage Collection: Il pleure dans mon coeur, Comme il pleut sur la ville

Il pleure dans mon coeur, Comme il pleut sur la ville
CHT164090 Il pleure dans mon coeur, Comme il pleut sur la ville... Handwritten poem of Romances Sans Paroles, 1873 (pen and ink on paper) by Verlaine

Background imagePage Collection: Palaeontology, c1910. Creator: Unknown

Palaeontology, c1910. Creator: Unknown
Palaeontology, c1910. Palaeontology, the scientific study of life forms existing in the past though examination of fossils, plants, animals, and organisms

Background imagePage Collection: Hieroglyphs in the notebook of Jean-Francois Champollion, c1806-1832

Hieroglyphs in the notebook of Jean-Francois Champollion, c1806-1832. Artist: Jean-Francois Champollion
Hieroglyphs in the notebook of Jean-Francois Champollion, c1806-1832. Research on the system of the Egyptian hieroglyphs by Jean Francois Champollion, the translator of the Rosetta Stone

Background imagePage Collection: CHOPIN: PRELUDE, c1838. Autograph manuscript of Frederic Chopins Prelude No. 15 in D-flat Major

CHOPIN: PRELUDE, c1838. Autograph manuscript of Frederic Chopins Prelude No. 15 in D-flat Major, known as the Raindrop prelude (Op. 28, No. 15), c1838

Background imagePage Collection: BEETHOVEN: NINTH SYMPHONY. Sketches for Ludwig van Beethovens Ninth Symphony in D Minor

BEETHOVEN: NINTH SYMPHONY. Sketches for Ludwig van Beethovens Ninth Symphony in D Minor, opus 125, the last movement

Background imagePage Collection: Gutenberg Bible page

Gutenberg Bible page
Page of the Gutenburg Bible. Color lithograph reproduction of the document

Background imagePage Collection: ROBIN HOOD. Friar Tuck marries Robin Hood and Maid Marian

ROBIN HOOD. Friar Tuck marries Robin Hood and Maid Marian. Illustration from a late 19th century American juvenile edition

Background imagePage Collection: Homunculus depicted inside human sperm. Woodcut from the 17th century Dutch microsopist

Homunculus depicted inside human sperm. Woodcut from the 17th century Dutch microsopist
HUMAN SPERM, 17th CENTURY. Homunculus depicted inside human sperm. Woodcut from the 17th century Dutch microsopist, Niklass Hartsoekers treatise on microscopy, Essay de Dioptrique

Background imagePage Collection: Soyuz docking mission, news reports, 1969

Soyuz docking mission, news reports, 1969
Front-page Western news reports on the Soviet Soyuz docking mission of January 1969, the first time two manned spacecraft had docked

Background imagePage Collection: New England Primer page

New England Primer page
Lesson page in the New England Primer, edition of about 1811. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imagePage Collection: Kittens Playing on Desk, (oil on canvas)

Kittens Playing on Desk, (oil on canvas)
1197583 Kittens Playing on Desk, (oil on canvas) by Neuville, Alfred Brunel de (1852-1941); 55.8x66. cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; French, out of copyright

Background imagePage Collection: Last page of the diary of polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott

Last page of the diary of polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott, leader of the ill-fated British expedition to the South
6014659 Last page of the diary of polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott, leader of the ill-fated British expedition to the South Pole, 29 March 1912 (litho) by Scott

Background imagePage Collection: Mammals, c1910. Creator: Unknown

Mammals, c1910. Creator: Unknown
Mammals, c1910. Vertebrate animals characterized by the presence of mammary glands which in females produce milk for feeding. The basic body type is quadruped

Background imagePage Collection: Reptiles, c1910. Creator: Unknown

Reptiles, c1910. Creator: Unknown
Reptiles, c1910. The study of reptiles and modern amphibians, is called herpetology

Background imagePage Collection: Insects, c1910. Creator: Unknown

Insects, c1910. Creator: Unknown
Insects, c1910. Insects, invertebrates with exoskeletons, are the most diverse group of animals, over 90% of all animal life forms on Earth are insects

Background imagePage Collection: Fishes, c1910. Creator: Unknown

Fishes, c1910. Creator: Unknown
Fishes, c1910. Species of vertebrate animals found in fresh and salt waters and almost all aquatic environments

Background imagePage Collection: POSTER: BOOKS, c1938. A Bookmark Would Be Better! Poster promoting proper care

POSTER: BOOKS, c1938. A Bookmark Would Be Better! Poster promoting proper care for library books. Silkscreen by Arlington Gregg, c1938

Background imagePage Collection: Sheet of paper peeling away from a printing forme imprinted with the letters ABC

Sheet of paper peeling away from a printing forme imprinted with the letters ABC and image of a flower

Background imagePage Collection: SAINT MARK. Manuscript illumination from a Greek Gospel Lectionary, late 11th century

SAINT MARK. Manuscript illumination from a Greek Gospel Lectionary, late 11th century

Background imagePage Collection: Circular world map by Hecataeus of Miletus

Circular world map by Hecataeus of Miletus
Cartography, 6th-5th century b.C. Circular world map by Hecataeus of Miletus



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"Pages of History: From Babar to Bach, a Journey Through Time" Step into the enchanting world of literature and art as we explore the diverse realms captured within the pages. In Jean de Brunhoff's Babar books from the 1930s, witness the whimsical adventures of Babar, king of the elephants, and Celeste playing tennis at Celesteville. Travel further back in time to marvel at the intricate illustrations found in the Book of Kells depicting St. Matthew. The meticulous craftsmanship transports us to medieval Ireland, where beauty met devotion. Delve into science with Mendeleyev's groundbreaking periodic table from 1869. This revolutionary page revolutionized our understanding of elements and their properties. Uncover dark chapters in history through court records documenting testimony during the infamous Salem witch trials in 1692. These haunting pages remind us of humanity's capacity for fear and injustice. Turn towards spirituality with a glimpse into Lindisfarne Gospels' illuminated page, showcasing divine artistry that transcends centuries. Its vibrant colors and intricate details speak volumes about faith and dedication. Witness tradition unfold as Her Majesty Queen Mother is accompanied by her loyal pages in an iconic photograph from 1953 by Sterling Henry Nahum Baron. A testament to royal heritage preserved on these cherished pages. Nature comes alive through pressed seaweed specimens meticulously cataloged as C016 / 6127 – a reminder that even delicate flora can leave an indelible mark on paper. Immerse yourself in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales as you read its prologue on a captivating page that sets off this timeless literary masterpiece – transporting readers across ages while celebrating storytelling itself. Marvel at celestial mechanics with epicycles illustrating Mercury and Venus' orbits from 1823 (C017 /8061). These scientific diagrams showcase mankind's relentless pursuit to understand our universe better.