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Images Dated 2004 May

Choose from 70 pictures in our Images Dated 2004 May collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Lecture on Stephen Grays discoveries in electricity Featured May Image

Lecture on Stephen Grays discoveries in electricity

A lecture at the Charterhouse, London on Stephen Gray's discoveries in electricity. In the early eighteenth century, Gray demonstrated that charges of electricity could be conducted by some materials for distances as great as 765 feet, while others did not conduct electricity at all. Eventually, he was able to send charges through 88 metres of wire suspended on silken threads to operate an electroscope - an instrument used to detect static electricity. By sending an electrical signal from one place to another, Gray established the basic principle of the electric telegraph

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The Eddystone Lighthouse, 1879 Featured May Image

The Eddystone Lighthouse, 1879

Engraving of the Eddystone lighthouse built by Smeaton in 1759 and the foundations of the new lighthouse, designed by Sir James Douglass. The Smeaton lighthouse was being replaced as its foundations had been eroded. Once the new Douglass lighthouse was complete, the Smeaton lighthouse was taken down and rebuilt on the Plymouth Hoe

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The Conqueror in the Clipper Barge Match, September 1879 Featured May Image

The Conqueror in the Clipper Barge Match, September 1879

Engraving of The Conqueror rounding the West Oaze buoy in the Clipper Barge Match of the 18th September 1879, from the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News. The Conqueror was racing the Saucy Kent for a 200 prize on a course from Rochester to West Oaze and back to Chatham. The race started at 9am on the 18th and was won by the Conqueror at 1.15am on the 19th September"

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans