Killing an Elephant for food, Paris; Franco-Prussian War, 18
Illustration showing the killing of an elephant, in the Jardin des Plantes, for food during the Siege of Paris in the winter of 1870-1. During the Siege of Paris many zoo animals and domestic animals were killed for food by the desperate Parisians and French army. The four month siege ended with French capitulation to the Prussians on January 28th 1871.
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Small Herculaneum woman set garden exotic animals
Small Herculaneum woman set in garden with exotic animals, Representation des animaux de la menagerie de S.A.S. Monseigneur le prince Eugene Francois de Savoye et de Piemont: la quelle menagerie fait une partie du palais de Sadt. A.S. situe dans le Fauxbourg de Vienne, avec plusierus plantes etrangers du dit jardin, Kleiner, Salomon, 1700-1761, Thelott, Jacob Gottlieb, 1708-1760, Engraving, 1734, Bound with 88-B2638. Plate 3 from Part I (chpt. towards end of book).
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Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) a weed of arable and wasteland, native to Europe
Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) a weed of arable and wasteland, native to Europe and North Africa. In folk medicine it has been used as an expectorant, a diuretic, a laxative, and a tonic. The Ancient Greeks believed it to be an antidote for all poisons. From Amedee Masclef Atlas des Plantes de France, Paris, 1893.
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