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The Speaking Automation - 1786

Freeman’s Journal 28th January, 1786 p.5 (abridged)

The simplest things not known, may become the most surprising. No doubt this is the very case in regard to the extraordinary exhibition of the Speaking Automation now in town, which is reckoned to bring in above thirty guineas a day to its proprietor. 77 more words

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Europas verlorener Sohn. Das Schicksal Friedrichs des Großen

Eine politische Geschichte ist immer auch eine Lebensgeschichte. Doch kein politisches Schicksal war so sehr vom persönlichen bestimmt wie das König Friedrichs II. von Preußen. Das wussten schon die Zeitgenossen, und der bekannte Vierzeiler, den die Flugblätter bei seinem Tod, am 17. 5,239 more words


Copenhagen 1786

One of my favorite depictions of Copenhagen in the 18th century is this wonderful gouache of the city in 1786, painted by M. Bang.

While the tower and spires are immediately recognisable for anyone familiar with the city skyline today, everything else has been through an 18th century Photoshop-edit. 167 more words

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LOOTB #1786: Carla

This adorable girl is Carla. She is 9 years old, her favorite subject in school is Spanish and when she grows up she wants to be a doctor! 83 more words