Covent Garden Theatre
The auditorium and stage of the New Covent Garden Theatre in London, better known as the Royal Opera House or Covent Garden Opera House. Original Artwork: Aquatint by Bluck after Rowlandson and Pugin. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Gene Kelly, Julie Haydon and Eddie Dowling in a scene from the American Theatre Guild
XOS1766074 Gene Kelly, Julie Haydon and Eddie Dowling in a scene from the American Theatre Guild stage production of Time of Your Life, 1939-40 (b/w photo) by American Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly (1912-96) was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer.
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Fire sprinklers, 19th century
Fire sprinklers. This system of sprinklers was designed to extinguish fires, and here has been installed in a theatre in 19th-century France. The water, supplied through the pipe at right to a reservoir at top, is being used to put out fires on the wooden beams below. A public demonstration of this system took place in the Theatre des Varietes, Paris, on 23 June 1887. This system was capable of spraying 9000 litres of water every minute. It was installed at a time when several large fires had prompted changes from gas to electric lighting. Artwork from the first volume (first period of 1888) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.
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