La locomotion aerienne passive. Principes de la nature sur l
La locomotion aerienne passive. Principes de la nature sur la chute reelle des corps, oppose aux lois scientifiques. Technical illustration shows 14 figures with various designs for parachutes, including Blanchard's parachute, and several vessels with wings. Date 1852. Date:
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Aerienne, Aeronautics, Aux, Chute, Collection, Corps, De, Des, Flight, La, Locomotion, Lois, Nature, Oppose, Passive, Principes, Reelle, Scientifiques, Sur, Tissandier
Serving an Eviction Notice near Headford, Galway, 1880
Engraving showing the serving of an eviction notice on a small cottage near Headford in Galway, Ireland, in 1880. During the 19th century agricultural depression in Ireland many tenant farmers were evicted because they could not pay their rents. Landlords were largely absentee english aristocrats. The peasant farmers faced complete ruin and starvation, those who could afford to emigrated, whilst others joined the Land League, which used increasingly violent methods to oppose the landlords.
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