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Choose from 237 pictures in our Document collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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First telegraph despatch from Lyon, 4 March 1815, (1921). Creator: Unknown

First telegraph despatch from Lyon, 4 March 1815, (1921). 'Premiere depeche telegraphique de Lyon'. Message sent via French inventor Claude Chappe's (1763-1805) optical telegraph (semaphore) system, devised in 1793. Messages were converted into semaphore using movable arms on the tops of repeater towers which were placed from 12 to 25 km (10 to 20 miles) apart. The message was read through a telescope, then relayed it to the next tower. Messages sent from Paris could reach the outer fringes of the country in a matter of three or four hours. Before, it had taken despatch riders on horseback a similar number of days. Chappe's system was in use until about 1850 when electric telegraph systems replaced it. This message states that the 'emperor has arrived on the coast of France with 1600 men'. Facsimile document from "Napoleon", by Raymond Guyot, [H. Floury, Paris, 1921]

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'Captain MacClintock's Search for Franklin, 1859: The Discovery of the...Relics

'Captain MacClintock's Search for Franklin, 1859: The Discovery of the Ross Cairn Relics by Lieutenant Hobson, of the Yacht 'Fox', May 6', (1901). Admiral Francis McClintock led an expedition which confirmed the fate of John Franklin's 1845 expedition to find the Northwest Passage. William Hobson, a member of McClintock's team, found the only written record left by Franklin's expedition, buried under a cairn. The document recorded Sir John Franklin's death on 11 June 1847. From "The Illustrated London News Record of the Glorious Reign of Queen Victoria 1837-1901: The Life and Accession of King Edward VII. and the Life of Queen Alexandra". [London, 1901]

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Signing of the accord between the Vatican and Italy, 1929. Creator: Unknown

Signing of the accord between the Vatican and Italy, 1929. 'L'Accord Est Signe Entre Le Vatican Et L'Italie'. The Lateran Treaty, an agreement made between the Kingdom of Italy and the Holy See, recognised the Vatican City as an independent state. It was negotiated on behalf of the Vatican by diplomat and politician Pietro Gasparri (1852-1934), Cardinal Secretary of State, and signed by Pope Pius XI (1857-1939). Front cover of "Le Petit Journal Illustre". [France, 24 February 1929]

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