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Background imageDiscovers Collection: Dom Perignon / Monk

Dom Perignon / Monk
Dom Perignon, a Benedictine monk of Hautvillers, discovers the champagne process

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Frog Prince & Princess

Frog Prince & Princess
The princess discovers a frog at her feet: curiously, he too is wearing a crown

Background imageDiscovers Collection: English Setter and Nest

English Setter and Nest
A white English setter discovers a birds nest

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Beauty / Beast (Boyle 2)

Beauty / Beast (Boyle 2)
Beauty discovers that love is the magic that makes all things fair - her love transforms the Beast into a handsome lover

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Wig Falls Off out Riding

Wig Falls Off out Riding
A lady riding sidesaddle discovers the drawbacks of wearing a wig when out riding

Background imageDiscovers Collection: BERMUDA - Somers wreck

BERMUDA - Somers wreck
Sir George Somers discovers the Bermudas the hard way, by being wrecked there, whereupon he takes possession of them on behalf of Britain, inspiring Shakespeares The Tempest

Background imageDiscovers Collection: OLIVE MACLEOD IN AFRICA

OLIVE MACLEOD IN AFRICA
When her fiance dies exploring Central Africa, she travels there, lays flowers on his grave, then she too explores, discovers the source of the Mao-Kabi river Date: 1911-1912

Background imageDiscovers Collection: GALVANI AND FROG

GALVANI AND FROG
He discovers the existence of animal electricity in an experiment on a recently dead frog Date: 20 September 1786

Background imageDiscovers Collection: The handsome Joconde discovers his wife in bed

The handsome Joconde discovers his wife in bed with the valet. Joconde, from Orlando Furiosa. Lithograph handcoloured in pochoir (stencil)

Background imageDiscovers Collection: English tourists see Scots dancing to bagpipe music

English tourists see Scots dancing to bagpipe music on the bank of the Caledonian Canal from Fort William to Inverness, Scotland. Doctor Prosody meets a highland wedding on the Calidonian Canal

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Victorian scrap, Robinson Crusoe, footprints in the sand

Victorian scrap, Robinson Crusoe, footprints in the sand
Victorian scrap, Robinson Crusoe discovers footprints in the sand and realises that he is not alone on his island

Background imageDiscovers Collection: The Duke of Rutland discovers two infants

The Duke of Rutland discovers two infants. Probably John Manners, 5th Duke

Background imageDiscovers Collection: THE HARE AND THE FROGS

THE HARE AND THE FROGS The timid hare discovers that there are creatures even more timid than himself - one of Dores most powerful images. Date: circa 1870

Background imageDiscovers Collection: ELECTRICITY IN STEAM

ELECTRICITY IN STEAM
A Newcastle workman discovers the hard way that steam conducts electricity. Date: 1840

Background imageDiscovers Collection: SCIENCE / WALL / LIGHTNING

SCIENCE / WALL / LIGHTNING
Wall discovers the resemblance of electricity to lightning. Date: late 17th century

Background imageDiscovers Collection: JALLABERT STUDIES POINTS

JALLABERT STUDIES POINTS
Jallabert discovers the electrical characteristics of points. Date: 1748

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Portuguese discovery of Sao Tome and Principe

Portuguese discovery of Sao Tome and Principe
Portuguese Colonial History Series - Explorers Joao de Santarem and Pedro Escobar discover the Island Nation of Sao Tome and Principe and claim them for Portugal in 1470

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Henry Hudson sails up the Hudson River

Henry Hudson sails up the Hudson River
Henry Hudson (1570? - 1611?), English sea explorer and navigator, sailing the Half Moon discovers the Hudson River in September 1609

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Oersted Experiment 2

Oersted Experiment 2
Christian Oersted, at the university of Copenhagen, discovers the deviation of a compass needle when subjected to an enclosed electric current

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Butter Market / USA

Butter Market / USA
An inspector discovers under- weight butter pats in a Philadelphia market. Date: 1875

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Frog Prince (Lefler)

Frog Prince (Lefler)
DER FROSCHKONIG The Princess takes the Frog into her bedroom - and discovers that, surprise surprise, he is really a handsome prince

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Boer / Cartoon / Uk General

Boer / Cartoon / Uk General
CARTOONS A British general on reconnaissance during the Boer War discovers a mountain. Satire on British incompetence. Date: 1900

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Helena and Cross B / W

Helena and Cross B / W
Helena, empress and saint, discovers the remains of the cross on which Jesus was crucified Date: 326

Background imageDiscovers Collection: WW1 - British Horse unmasks a German spy hidden in haystack

WW1 - British Horse unmasks a German spy hidden in haystack
WW1 - Behind British lines in a farmstead, a horse from a British cavalry patrol snatched a mouthful of hay from a stack, revealing a German officer

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Christopher Columbus nears the New World

Christopher Columbus nears the New World
Christopher Columbus about to set his eyes on the New World for the first time, after his perilous journey across the Atlantic Ocean, sighting the Bahamas archipelago on 12th October, 1492

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Oh, Carnarvon! by George Studdy

Oh, Carnarvon! by George Studdy
Oh, Carnarvon! Bonzo discovers a treasure trove of Egyptian mummified cats. George Ernest Studdy (1878-1948), was the creator of Bonzo

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Boy on Beach

Boy on Beach
A boy on a rock-strewn beach discovers the wonders of the mighty deep : perhaps he will grow up to be a marine biologist ? Date: 1910

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Newspaper Kitten

Newspaper Kitten
A clever little kitten discovers that a crumpled old newspaper in a barrel makes a comfortable bed! Date: 1960s

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Black Magic Marks

Black Magic Marks
A paranormal investigator discovers Black Magic chalk marks on a grave cross, following a Black Magic raid on a country church at Alfriston, Sussex, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Luther at University

Luther at University
As a college student at Erfurt, Martin discovers the Bible in Latin Date: 1501 - 1503

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Luther Finds the Bible

Luther Finds the Bible
In the college library at Erfurt, Martin discovers the Bible in Latin Date: 1501 - 1503

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Dragons Blood

Dragons Blood
Act two : Siegfried discovers the secret of dragons blood after slaying Fafner who has taken on the form of a dragon, the better to guard his hoard

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Baby Discovers Toes 1905

Baby Discovers Toes 1905
A baby lying on the lawn discovers his toes for the first time. Date: circa 1905

Background imageDiscovers Collection: A play at the Theatre de la Porte-Saint-Martin, Paris

A play at the Theatre de la Porte-Saint-Martin, Paris
The Crocodile, a play by Michel Sardou, is performed at the Theatre de la Porte-Saint-Martin in Paris. The scene shows the moment when Lieutenant Lotus discovers Richard Kolt

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Sleeping Beauty Spinning

Sleeping Beauty Spinning
Princess Beauty discovers the old woman spinning with a spindle and is about to prick her finger and fall into a hundred-year sleep

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Secret Library Doorway

Secret Library Doorway
A young Edwardian boy discovers a secret doorway in the library, concealed behind the false panel of a bookcase

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Oersted Experiment

Oersted Experiment
Christian Oersted, at the university of Copenhagen, discovers the deviation of a compass needle when subjected to an enclosed electric current

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Venus De Milo Discovered

Venus De Milo Discovered
French navigator Dumont Durville discovers the Venus de Milo on the island of Melos, in the Aegean; it is brought to France and installed in the Louvre

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Tom Thumb and Cherries

Tom Thumb and Cherries
He scares a peasant who discovers him in a bag of cherry stones

Background imageDiscovers Collection: De Soto & Mississippi

De Soto & Mississippi
Hernando de Soto discovers the Mississippi

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Crusoe Sees Footprints

Crusoe Sees Footprints
Robinson Crusoe, believing himself to be alone on the island, discovers footprints on the beach, to his utter amazement

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Policeman discovering sleeping waif on a doorstep

Policeman discovering sleeping waif on a doorstep
A policeman discovering a sleeping waif on a doorstep

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Telescope discovery

Telescope discovery
Jacob Metzu, lensmaker of Middelburg, discovers principle of telescope when his son plays with lenses. Oddly, his fellow-townsman Lippershey does precisely the same

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Mcclintock / Franklin

Mcclintock / Franklin
McClintock in Fox discovers Franklins remains and the fate of the Franklin expedition. They also revealed about 800 miles of hitherto unknown coast. Date: 1857-59

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Mozart / Nozze / Liebig 1

Mozart / Nozze / Liebig 1
(The Marriage of Figaro) Count Almaviva discovers Cherubino hiding, and realises he has overheard his attempt to seduce Susanna

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Street Arabs / Adelphi 19C

Street Arabs / Adelphi 19C
A policeman discovers a group of homeless boys and girls sheltering under the Adelphi arches, near Charing Cross, London

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Scheele Discovers

Scheele Discovers
KARL WILHELM SCHEELE Swedish chemist depicted conducting his experiments to determine the composition of air

Background imageDiscovers Collection: Lorgues / Mendez / Haiti

Lorgues / Mendez / Haiti
Diego Mendez discovers Haiti



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