French musician playing the musette de cour
French musician playing the musette de cour or bagpipes, 15th century. He wears a pink justaucorps tunic with capuchon hood and green pantalon. Handcoloured lithograph by Leopold Massard after a manuscript by Jean Froissart from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka Paul Lacroix's Costumes Historiques de la France (Historical Costumes of France), Administration de Librairie, Paris, 1852. Date:
© Florilegius/Mary Evans
Grand ballon captif a vapeur de la cour des Tuileries
Grand ballon captif a vapeur de la cour des Tuileries. Broadside announcing the ascension of Henri Giffard's giant captive balloon from the courtyard of the Tuileries, Paris, probably during the Paris Exposition of 1878. Includes picture of the giant balloon stationed in the center of the courtyard next to a smaller balloon. Date 1878?
© Mary Evans / Library of Congress