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"Siecle: A Glimpse into the Captivating Past" Step back in time to witness the exhilarating world of "siecle

Background imageSiecle Collection: Cockfighting in France

Cockfighting in France
Cock fighting is a fashionable amusement in fin-de-siecle Paris, enjoyed by top-hatted gentlemen and their lady friends

Background imageSiecle Collection: Illustration, A Song of the English, Thames Embankment

Illustration, A Song of the English, Thames Embankment
Illustration to A Song of the English, a patriotic set of poems by Rudyard Kipling (first published in the English Illustrated Magazine)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Claridge's Hotel, London, in 1898

Claridge's Hotel, London, in 1898 Date: 1898

Background imageSiecle Collection: King Denis Rapontchombo of Gabon and his Wife, 1865 (engraving)

King Denis Rapontchombo of Gabon and his Wife, 1865 (engraving)
1730972 King Denis Rapontchombo of Gabon and his Wife, 1865 (engraving) by French School, (19th century); (add.info.: King Denis Rapontchombo of Gabon (1780-1876) and his wife, engraving, 1865)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Illustration, A Song of the English, Lighthouse

Illustration, A Song of the English, Lighthouse
Illustration to A Song of the English, a patriotic set of poems by Rudyard Kipling (first published in the English Illustrated Magazine)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin, 1849 (b / w photo)

Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin, 1849 (b / w photo)
1730607 Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin, 1849 (b/w photo) by Bisson, Louis-Auguste (1814-76); (add.info.: Photo taken in 1849 a few months before he died (October 17, 1849)); French

Background imageSiecle Collection: Monument consecrated to posterity in memory of the unbelievable folly of the 20th year of the 18th

Monument consecrated to posterity in memory of the unbelievable folly of the 20th year of the 18th century. (engraving)
602591 Monument consecrated to posterity in memory of the unbelievable folly of the 20th year of the 18th century. (engraving) by English School

Background imageSiecle Collection: Young lady paying calls by personal airship among a maze of telegraph and telephone wires

Young lady paying calls by personal airship among a maze of telegraph and telephone wires. Robidas idea of world in 1953. From A Robida Le Vingtieme Siecle Paris 1883

Background imageSiecle Collection: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) scottish novelist c. 1893

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) scottish novelist c. 1893
1729595 Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) scottish novelist c. 1893; (add.info.: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) scottish novelist c. 1893).

Background imageSiecle Collection: Death mask of French emperor Napoleon 1st (1769-1821) made when he died

Death mask of French emperor Napoleon 1st (1769-1821) made when he died
1720698 Death mask of French emperor Napoleon 1st (1769-1821) made when he died; (add.info.: Death mask of french emperor Napoleon 1st (1769-1821) made when he died).

Background imageSiecle Collection: French King Louis XV le Bien Aime (1710-1774), pastel drawing by Maurice Quentin de la Tour

French King Louis XV le Bien Aime (1710-1774), pastel drawing by Maurice Quentin de la Tour (1704-1788), 1748
1707959 French King Louis XV le Bien Aime (1710-1774), pastel drawing by Maurice Quentin de la Tour (1704-1788), 1748; (add.info.: French king Louis XV le Bien Aime (1710-1774)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Maurice Quentin Delatour (de La Tour 1704-1788) French painter, self portrait, pastel

Maurice Quentin Delatour (de La Tour 1704-1788) French painter, self portrait, pastel
1728815 Maurice Quentin Delatour (de La Tour 1704-1788) French painter, self portrait, pastel; (add.info.: Maurice Quentin Delatour (de La Tour 1704-1788) french painter, self portrait, pastel).

Background imageSiecle Collection: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) scottish writer with his family in Vailima, Samoa

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) scottish writer with his family in Vailima, Samoa
1715989 Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) scottish writer with his family in Vailima, Samoa; (add.info.: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) scottish writer with his family in Vailima, Samoa).

Background imageSiecle Collection: Charles Tarrot winner of the Paris Brest Pari in 1892 with a bike with Michelin tyres

Charles Tarrot winner of the Paris Brest Pari in 1892 with a bike with Michelin tyres
1701529 Charles Tarrot winner of the Paris Brest Pari in 1892 with a bike with Michelin tyres; (add.info.: Charles Tarrot winner of the Paris Brest Pari in 1892 with a bike with Michelin tyres).

Background imageSiecle Collection: Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) French poet, c. 1893

Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) French poet, c. 1893
1705449 Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) French poet, c. 1893; (add.info.: Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) poete francais, c. 1893 Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) french poet, c. 1893).

Background imageSiecle Collection: Frontpage of the newspaper 'L'Aurore' : 'J'accuse' by Emile Zola about Dreyfus

Frontpage of the newspaper 'L'Aurore' : 'J'accuse' by Emile Zola about Dreyfus
1735701 Frontpage of the newspaper 'L'Aurore' : 'J'accuse' by Emile Zola about Dreyfus. January 13th

Background imageSiecle Collection: Beginning of the aviation : little girl on a flying bike, end of the 19th century

Beginning of the aviation : little girl on a flying bike, end of the 19th century
1708869 Beginning of the aviation : little girl on a flying bike, end of the 19th century; (add.info.: Beginning of the aviation : little girl on a flying bike, end of the 19th century)

Background imageSiecle Collection: La Fontaine's fable (by Jean de La Fontaine) : the snake and the file, engraving by J.J

La Fontaine's fable (by Jean de La Fontaine) : the snake and the file, engraving by J.J. Grandville, c. 1838-40
1737936 La Fontaine's fable (by Jean de La Fontaine) : the snake and the file, engraving by J.J. Grandville, c. 1838-40 by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); (add.info)

Background imageSiecle Collection: There's no harm in having too much, from 100 Proverbs, 1845 (engraving)

There's no harm in having too much, from 100 Proverbs, 1845 (engraving)
1733450 There's no harm in having too much, from 100 Proverbs, 1845 (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); (add.info.: 100 proverbs, engraving by JJ Granville, 1845)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Every trade has its value, from 100 Proverbs, 1845 (engraving)

Every trade has its value, from 100 Proverbs, 1845 (engraving)
1733446 Every trade has its value, from 100 Proverbs, 1845 (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); (add.info.: 100 proverbs, engraving by JJ Granville, 1845)

Background imageSiecle Collection: A man carrying a magic lantern, drawing, c. 1850

A man carrying a magic lantern, drawing, c. 1850
1711201 A man carrying a magic lantern, drawing, c. 1850 by Vernet, Antoine Charles Horace (Carle) (1758-1836) (after); (add.info.: A man carrying a magic lantern, drawing, c. 1850)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Frontispiece for Jules Verne's novel 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1870 (engraving)

Frontispiece for Jules Verne's novel 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1870 (engraving)
1703528 Frontispiece for Jules Verne's novel 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1870 (engraving) by Riou, Edouard (1833-1900)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Henry Carey (1687-1743) English musician and poet, 17th century (engraving)

Henry Carey (1687-1743) English musician and poet, 17th century (engraving)
1703461 Henry Carey (1687-1743) English musician and poet, 17th century (engraving) by Unknown Artist, (17th century)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Charles Andre Pozzo di Borgo russian ambassador in Paris in 1815-1824 then in London in 1834-1839

Charles Andre Pozzo di Borgo russian ambassador in Paris in 1815-1824 then in London in 1834-1839, engraving
1722119 Charles Andre Pozzo di Borgo russian ambassador in Paris in 1815-1824 then in London in 1834-1839, engraving; (add.info)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Chapel Notre-Dame-des-Flammes in Meudon built after railway accident between Meudon

Chapel Notre-Dame-des-Flammes in Meudon built after railway accident between Meudon and Bellevue on May 8, 1842
1721529 Chapel Notre-Dame-des-Flammes in Meudon built after railway accident between Meudon and Bellevue on May 8, 1842; (add.info)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Dogs trader, France, c. 1840, engraving

Dogs trader, France, c. 1840, engraving
1721398 Dogs trader, France, c. 1840, engraving; (add.info.: Dogs trader, France, c. 1840, engraving)

Background imageSiecle Collection: A station in France in 1852-1870, engraving

A station in France in 1852-1870, engraving
1721393 A station in France in 1852-1870, engraving; (add.info.: A station in France in 1852-1870, engraving)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Blaise Pascal (1623-62) French philosopher, mathematician, physicist and theologian

Blaise Pascal (1623-62) French philosopher, mathematician, physicist and theologian, 1820 (engraving)
1730429 Blaise Pascal (1623-62) French philosopher, mathematician, physicist and theologian, 1820 (engraving); (add.info.: Engraving by Allais 1820)

Background imageSiecle Collection: End of occupation of France by foreign troops (1815-1818), engraving

End of occupation of France by foreign troops (1815-1818), engraving
1720757 End of occupation of France by foreign troops (1815-1818), engraving; (add.info.: End of occupation of France by foreign troops (1815-1818), engraving)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Fashion at time of Louis XVIII (1815-1824, Restoration) in France, engraving

Fashion at time of Louis XVIII (1815-1824, Restoration) in France, engraving
1720737 Fashion at time of Louis XVIII (1815-1824, Restoration) in France, engraving; (add.info.: Fashion at time of LouisXVIII (1815-1824, Restoration) in France, engraving)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Jerusalem, engraving by Wiesener after Edouard Frere, 1845 ('Le Magasin Pittoresque')

Jerusalem, engraving by Wiesener after Edouard Frere, 1845 ("Le Magasin Pittoresque")
1729342 Jerusalem, engraving by Wiesener after Edouard Frere, 1845 ("Le Magasin Pittoresque"); (add.info.: Jerusalem, engraving by Wiesener after Edouard Frere)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Men's fashion in 1823, engraving, France

Men's fashion in 1823, engraving, France
1720695 Men's fashion in 1823, engraving, France; (add.info.: Men's fashion in 1823, engraving, France)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Alexandre Dumas Pere, French writer, 1830 (engraving)

Alexandre Dumas Pere, French writer, 1830 (engraving)
1729170 Alexandre Dumas Pere, French writer, 1830 (engraving); (add.info.: Engraving by Motte after Deveria)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Napoleon II King of Rome is guided by shadow of his father, 1811 (engraving)

Napoleon II King of Rome is guided by shadow of his father, 1811 (engraving)
1720635 Napoleon II King of Rome is guided by shadow of his father, 1811 (engraving); (add.info.: Son of french emperor Napoleon 1st)

Background imageSiecle Collection: A peasant woman, island of Ibiza, Spain, 1830, engraving

A peasant woman, island of Ibiza, Spain, 1830, engraving
1719947 A peasant woman, island of Ibiza, Spain, 1830, engraving; (add.info.: A peasant woman, island of Ibiza, Spain, 1830, engraving)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Cover of score of Bluebeard opera by Jacques Offenbach, published in Paris c. 1866

Cover of score of Bluebeard opera by Jacques Offenbach, published in Paris c. 1866
1713819 Cover of score of Bluebeard opera by Jacques Offenbach, published in Paris c. 1866; (add.info.: Cover of score of Bluebeard opera by Jacques Offenbach, published in Paris c. 1866)

Background imageSiecle Collection: chronophotography, invented by Etienne Jules Marey in 1882 (engraving)

chronophotography, invented by Etienne Jules Marey in 1882 (engraving)
1713610 chronophotography, invented by Etienne Jules Marey in 1882 (engraving)

Background imageSiecle Collection: French emperor Napoleon 1st meeting pope Pius VII in Fontainebleau in November 25, 1804, engraving

French emperor Napoleon 1st meeting pope Pius VII in Fontainebleau in November 25, 1804, engraving
1712155 French emperor Napoleon 1st meeting pope Pius VII in Fontainebleau in November 25, 1804, engraving; (add.info.: French emperor Napoleon 1st meeting pope Pius VII in Fontainebleau in november)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Marie Angelique Duchemin (1772-1859) wife of Andre Brulon, wife engaged in French army

Marie Angelique Duchemin (1772-1859) wife of Andre Brulon, wife engaged in French army
1707668 Marie Angelique Duchemin (1772-1859) wife of Andre Brulon, wife engaged in French army, 1st wife who received Legion of Honour, 1851

Background imageSiecle Collection: Portrait of French poet, Charles Baudelaire (engraving)

Portrait of French poet, Charles Baudelaire (engraving)
1735066 Portrait of French poet, Charles Baudelaire (engraving); (add.info.: Engraving by Maurand)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Leon Gambetta (1838-1882) French lawyer and politician (engraving)

Leon Gambetta (1838-1882) French lawyer and politician (engraving)
1733358 Leon Gambetta (1838-1882) French lawyer and politician (engraving); (add.info.: Leon Gambetta (1838-1882) french lawyer and politician Engraving after a drawing by Collombaz)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) German mathematician, astronomer and physicist, engraving

Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) German mathematician, astronomer and physicist, engraving
1733357 Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) German mathematician, astronomer and physicist, engraving; (add.info.: Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) german mathematician, astronomer and physicist

Background imageSiecle Collection: The agouti from 'La Menagerie du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle', 1808 (engraving)

The agouti from "La Menagerie du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle", 1808 (engraving)
1733225 The agouti from "La Menagerie du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle", 1808 (engraving); (add.info.: The agouti)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Hunting in forest of Compiegne, 1862 : man with dgos, engraving

Hunting in forest of Compiegne, 1862 : man with dgos, engraving
1732867 Hunting in forest of Compiegne, 1862 : man with dgos, engraving; (add.info.: Hunting in forest of Compiegne, 1862 : man with dgos, engraving)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Felicien David (1810-1876) French composer, engraving

Felicien David (1810-1876) French composer, engraving
1732809 Felicien David (1810-1876) French composer, engraving; (add.info.: Felicien David (1810-1876) french composer, engraving)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Johann Heinrich Fussli (Henry Fuseli 1741-1825) swiss painter and writer, engraving

Johann Heinrich Fussli (Henry Fuseli 1741-1825) swiss painter and writer, engraving
1732494 Johann Heinrich Fussli (Henry Fuseli 1741-1825) swiss painter and writer, engraving; (add.info.: Johann Heinrich Fussli (Henry Fuseli 1741-1825) swiss painter and writer, engraving)

Background imageSiecle Collection: Suits from Moselle (Lorraine, France) : a family : mother, father and their 3 children, 1835

Suits from Moselle (Lorraine, France) : a family : mother, father and their 3 children, 1835, engraving
1732448 Suits from Moselle (Lorraine, France) : a family : mother, father and their 3 children, 1835, engraving; (add.info.: Suits from Moselle (Lorraine, France) : a family : mother

Background imageSiecle Collection: Michael Faraday (1791-1867) English chemist and physicist, engraving

Michael Faraday (1791-1867) English chemist and physicist, engraving
1732440 Michael Faraday (1791-1867) English chemist and physicist, engraving; (add.info.: Michael Faraday (1791-1867) english chemist and physicist, engraving)



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"Siecle: A Glimpse into the Captivating Past" Step back in time to witness the exhilarating world of "siecle, " a bygone era filled with intriguing moments and remarkable personalities. From the adrenaline-fueled cockfighting arenas of France to enchanting illustrations depicting scenes from "A Song of the English, " immerse yourself in an extraordinary journey through history. Transport yourself to the banks of Thames Embankment, where an illustration captures the essence of this iconic landmark. Marvel at another illustration showcasing a lighthouse, symbolizing hope and guidance amidst turbulent times. Delve further into artistry as you encounter a monochrome photograph immortalizing Frederic Chopin, the Polish composer whose melodies continue to resonate today. The engraved monument stands tall, reminding us of humanity's astonishing folly during the 20th year of the 18th century. Reflect on its significance and ponder how we can learn from our past mistakes. Intrigue awaits as you envision a young lady gracefully navigating her personal airship through a maze of telegraph and telephone wires - a testament to human ingenuity and progress. Picture Claridge's Hotel in London circa 1898, exuding elegance and sophistication that still captivates visitors today. Posters beckon your attention; one invites you to explore Cleveland Car while another entices you towards winter delights in Nice or ice skating on Champs Elysees in Paris. The Art Nouveau print by Bertram Mackennal transports you to a wintry wonderland where beauty knows no bounds. And who could forget Oscar Wilde? This Irish playwright, author, and celebrity epitomizes wit and charm that transcends time itself. His legacy continues to inspire generations with his words that dance off pages like poetry. "Siecle" encapsulates an era brimming with captivating stories waiting for curious minds like yours. Explore these hints scattered across history's tapestry.