Good Night ! by David Wright
Good Night! by David Wright showing a blonde woman in typically revealing night attire, holding a luxurious feather fan and looking at her reflection in a Venetian glass mirror. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or 'pin-ups' for 'The Sketch' during the 1940's. David Wright's 'Lovelies' proved hugely popular and adorned practically every military mess, bunker, dormitory or club room in the country during World War II.
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Development of the English alphabet
Development of the English alphabet. The Old Greek alphabet derived from Phoenician and was in use by 900-800 BC. A western variant, known as the Euboean or Cumae alphabet, was used between the 8th to 5th centuries BC. The Etruscans adopted it and spread writing within the Italic peninsula, leading to the development of the Latin alphabet by the Romans. Uncial was used by Latin and Greek scribes (4th and 8th centuries AD) and was written in capitals, as other alphabets. Minuscule cursive (lower case) script developed from rapidly written versions of uncial, incorporating the linking of letters in the 4th century AD. Table from The Story of the Alphabet (Edward Clodd, 1900).
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Venice building foundations, artwork
Venice building foundations. Computer artwork showing the foundations of a typical building in Venice, Italy. Venice is built on the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. In order to support the city's buildings on such soft ground, the foundations consist of long wooden piles driven deep into the ground (seen here).
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