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Filename: cvs01_01_007.jpg

Size: 4724 x 4724 (19.0MB)

Date: 10th June 2016

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: Historic England Images

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Amazing flying machines CVS01_01_007

Amazing flying machines. A hand-coloured engraving of a man flying using Besniers Flying Machine of 1678. From the Cecil Victor Shadbolt collection of lantern slides dating from 1882-1892

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Engraving Flight Victorian


EDITORS COMMENTS
Step back in time and witness the marvels of Victorian ingenuity with this hand-coloured engraving titled 'Amazing flying machines'. This exquisite print, part of the Cecil Victor Shadbolt collection of lantern slides dating from 1882-1892, offers a glimpse into an era where dreams took flight. The image showcases Besniers Flying Machine, a groundbreaking invention from 1678 that dared to challenge gravity itself. With meticulous detail and vibrant hues, the engraving depicts a daring man soaring through the skies using this remarkable contraption. The intricate gears and delicate wings evoke a sense of wonder at how our ancestors sought to conquer the heavens. Preserved by Historic England Archive, this piece not only captures the essence of Victorian fascination with flight but also serves as a testament to human curiosity and innovation. It reminds us that long before modern aviation became commonplace, pioneers like Besnier were already envisioning ways for mankind to take flight. As we gaze upon this historical gem, let us reflect on how far we have come since those early days. From humble beginnings depicted in engravings such as these to today's advanced aircraft technology, humanity's quest for exploration continues unabated. Let 'Amazing flying machines' transport you back in time while inspiring your own imagination to reach new heights.

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