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Background imageElement Collection: Diagram showing Geocentric system of universe, 1539. Artist: Petrus Apianus

Diagram showing Geocentric system of universe, 1539. Artist: Petrus Apianus
Diagram showing Geocentric system of universe, 1539. Geocentric (earth-centred) system of universe showing Aristotles 4 elements surrounded by sphere of fixed stars, spheres of planets

Background imageElement Collection: Balloon at Wanamakers, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Balloon at Wanamakers, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Balloon at Wanamakers, 1911. Shows the hydrogen balloon, "Wanamaker no. 1, " lifting off from the roof of the John Wanamaker store at Broadway and Tenth Ave. New York City

Background imageElement Collection: The Earth, unknown date. Creator: Nicolas Lancret

The Earth, unknown date. Creator: Nicolas Lancret
The Earth, unknown date. Part of a series on the Four Elements, a theme that was popular during the 17th century and which frequently took the form of depictions of figures engaged in tasks

Background imageElement Collection: Observation balloon, U.S.A. 9 Dec 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

Observation balloon, U.S.A. 9 Dec 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
Observation balloon, U.S.A. 9 Dec 1917 (date created or published later). An observation balloon ready to be launched over German trenches in Europe in World War I

Background imageElement Collection: German observation balloon, between 1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

German observation balloon, between 1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
German observation balloon, between 1914 and c1915

Background imageElement Collection: Air, ca. 1748. Creator: Jean Daullé

Air, ca. 1748. Creator: Jean Daullé
Air, ca. 1748. After Francois Boucher

Background imageElement Collection: Still Life with a Rifle, Hare and Bird ('Fire'), 1720. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Oudry

Still Life with a Rifle, Hare and Bird ("Fire"), 1720. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Oudry
Still Life with a Rifle, Hare and Bird ("Fire"), 1720

Background imageElement Collection: Still Life with a Spaniel Chasing Ducks ('Water'), 1719. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Oudry

Still Life with a Spaniel Chasing Ducks ("Water"), 1719. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Oudry
Still Life with a Spaniel Chasing Ducks ("Water"), 1719

Background imageElement Collection: Still Life of Fruits and Vegetables ('Earth'), 1721. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Oudry

Still Life of Fruits and Vegetables ("Earth"), 1721. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Oudry
Still Life of Fruits and Vegetables ("Earth"), 1721

Background imageElement Collection: Barren Island, in the Bay of Bengal, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Barren Island, in the Bay of Bengal, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Barren Island, in the Bay of Bengal, 1858. This island...north-east of the Andaman Islands...was visited by the Hon. East India Company's steam-frigate Semiramis...and the British ensign was

Background imageElement Collection: Morning Air, 1911. Creator: Johan Axel Gustav Acke

Morning Air, 1911. Creator: Johan Axel Gustav Acke
Morning Air, 1911

Background imageElement Collection: Juno or Allegory of the Element Air. Creator: Georg Engelhard Schroder

Juno or Allegory of the Element Air. Creator: Georg Engelhard Schroder
Juno or Allegory of the Element Air, Unknown date

Background imageElement Collection: The Yumoto Sulfur Spring, Nikko, 1896. Creator: Kobayashi Kiyochika

The Yumoto Sulfur Spring, Nikko, 1896. Creator: Kobayashi Kiyochika
The Yumoto Sulfur Spring, Nikko, 1896. From Sketches of Famous Places in Japan

Background imageElement Collection: Bronze Ringed Element with Crowned Uraeus Figure, Late Period-Ptolemaic Period (711-30 BCE)

Bronze Ringed Element with Crowned Uraeus Figure, Late Period-Ptolemaic Period (711-30 BCE). Creator: Unknown
Bronze Ringed Element with Crowned Uraeus Figure, Late Period-Ptolemaic Period (711-30 BCE)

Background imageElement Collection: Fire, c1588. Creator: Jacques de Gheyn II

Fire, c1588. Creator: Jacques de Gheyn II
Fire, c1588. From The Four Elements, pl. 4

Background imageElement Collection: Air, c1588. Creator: Jacques de Gheyn II

Air, c1588. Creator: Jacques de Gheyn II
Air, c1588. From The Four Elements, pl. 1

Background imageElement Collection: Earth, c1588. Creator: Jacques de Gheyn II

Earth, c1588. Creator: Jacques de Gheyn II
Earth, c1588. From The Four Elements, pl. 3

Background imageElement Collection: The Four Elements, 1588. Creator: Jacob Matham

The Four Elements, 1588. Creator: Jacob Matham
The Four Elements, 1588. Series: Mythological Subjects

Background imageElement Collection: The Crater of Mount Etna - from a drawing by S. Read, 1860. Creator: M. Jackson

The Crater of Mount Etna - from a drawing by S. Read, 1860. Creator: M. Jackson
The Crater of Mount Etna - from a drawing by S. Read, 1860. Etna, celebrated from the most remote antiquity for its magnitude and its volcanic eruptions

Background imageElement Collection: Ceres or Allegory of the Element Earth. Creator: Georg Engelhard Schroder

Ceres or Allegory of the Element Earth. Creator: Georg Engelhard Schroder
Ceres or Allegory of the Element Earth

Background imageElement Collection: Amphitrite or Allegory of the Element Water, early-mid 18th century

Amphitrite or Allegory of the Element Water, early-mid 18th century. Creator: Georg Engelhard Schroder
Amphitrite or Allegory of the Element Water, early-mid 18th century

Background imageElement Collection: Air. Creator: Unknown

Air. Creator: Unknown
Air, unknown date

Background imageElement Collection: Earth. Creator: Unknown

Earth. Creator: Unknown
Earth, unknown date

Background imageElement Collection: Fire. Creator: Unknown

Fire. Creator: Unknown
Fire, unknown date

Background imageElement Collection: Elementa geometriae, 1482. Creator: Unknown

Elementa geometriae, 1482. Creator: Unknown
Elementa geometriae, 1482. Page from Euclid's "Elements", a mathematical treatise consisting of 13 books attributed to the ancient Greek mathematician Euclid c300 BC

Background imageElement Collection: Summer, afternoon and sky; the four seasons, times of day and elements, 1797. Creator: Jacob Cats

Summer, afternoon and sky; the four seasons, times of day and elements, 1797. Creator: Jacob Cats
Summer, afternoon and sky; the four seasons, times of day and elements, 1797

Background imageElement Collection: View of the Solfatara at Pozzuoli, outside Naples, c.1611. Creator: Gerard ter Borch I

View of the Solfatara at Pozzuoli, outside Naples, c.1611. Creator: Gerard ter Borch I
View of the Solfatara at Pozzuoli, outside Naples, c.1611

Background imageElement Collection: Frontispiece, from Élements, n.d. Creator: Ange-Laurent de La Live de Jully

Frontispiece, from Élements, n.d. Creator: Ange-Laurent de La Live de Jully
Frontispiece, from Elements, n.d

Background imageElement Collection: Part of air compressor at Ellison Hoist, Lead Homestake Mine, between 1900 and 1910

Part of air compressor at Ellison Hoist, Lead Homestake Mine, between 1900 and 1910. Creator: Unknown
Part of air compressor at Ellison Hoist, Lead Homestake Mine, between 1900 and 1910

Background imageElement Collection: Rococo Fountain with Lovers and the Four Elements. Creator: Johann Esaias Nilson

Rococo Fountain with Lovers and the Four Elements. Creator: Johann Esaias Nilson
Rococo Fountain with Lovers and the Four Elements

Background imageElement Collection: The Four Elements, 1588. Creator: Jacob Matham

The Four Elements, 1588. Creator: Jacob Matham
The Four Elements, 1588

Background imageElement Collection: The Four Elements, probably 1588. Creator: Jacob Matham

The Four Elements, probably 1588. Creator: Jacob Matham
The Four Elements, probably 1588

Background imageElement Collection: Air. Creator: Jan van de Velde II

Air. Creator: Jan van de Velde II
Air

Background imageElement Collection: Parmi les astres (L'Air), c.1905. Creator: Adrien Moreau-Neret

Parmi les astres (L'Air), c.1905. Creator: Adrien Moreau-Neret
Parmi les astres (L'Air), c.1905. Among the stars (the Air)

Background imageElement Collection: Parmi les astres (L'Air), c.1905. Creator: Adrien Moreau-Neret

Parmi les astres (L'Air), c.1905. Creator: Adrien Moreau-Neret
Parmi les astres (L'Air), c.1905. Among the stars (the Air), detail

Background imageElement Collection: Sketch for dining room in the Hotel de Ville in Paris: Water, Earth, Air, between 1891 and 1892

Sketch for dining room in the Hotel de Ville in Paris: Water, Earth, Air, between 1891 and 1892

Background imageElement Collection: Dessein d'une Fontaine orné avec les quatre Elements (Design for a Fountain...), c. 1755/1760

Dessein d'une Fontaine orné avec les quatre Elements (Design for a Fountain...), c. 1755/1760
Dessein d'une Fontaine orne avec les quatre Elements (Design for a Fountain Decorated with the Four Elements), c. 1755/1760

Background imageElement Collection: Remains at Gateshead - Site of the Explosion, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Remains at Gateshead - Site of the Explosion, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Remains at Gateshead - Site of the Explosion, 1854. View of...the Ruins of the Bonded Warehouses...with St. Mary's Church in the background

Background imageElement Collection: Design for a Gilt Leather Panel, ca. 1660-70. Creator: Anon

Design for a Gilt Leather Panel, ca. 1660-70. Creator: Anon
Design for a Gilt Leather Panel, ca. 1660-70

Background imageElement Collection: A Huntsman with a Dead Hare and a Dog (Study for 'Terra'), 1590/95. Creator: Jacques de Gheyn II

A Huntsman with a Dead Hare and a Dog (Study for "Terra"), 1590/95. Creator: Jacques de Gheyn II
A Huntsman with a Dead Hare and a Dog (Study for "Terra"), 1590/95

Background imageElement Collection: Georgia road sign, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Georgia road sign, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Georgia road sign. ['Prepare to Meet Thy God and Free Air']

Background imageElement Collection: Fire, plate four from The Four Elements, 1622. Creator: Jan van de Velde II

Fire, plate four from The Four Elements, 1622. Creator: Jan van de Velde II
Fire, plate four from The Four Elements, 1622

Background imageElement Collection: Water, plate three from The Four Elements, 1622. Creator: Jan van de Velde II

Water, plate three from The Four Elements, 1622. Creator: Jan van de Velde II
Water, plate three from The Four Elements, 1622

Background imageElement Collection: Air, plate two from The Four Elements, 1622. Creator: Jan van de Velde II

Air, plate two from The Four Elements, 1622. Creator: Jan van de Velde II
Air, plate two from The Four Elements, 1622

Background imageElement Collection: Earth, plate one from The Four Elements, 1622. Creator: Jan van de Velde II

Earth, plate one from The Four Elements, 1622. Creator: Jan van de Velde II
Earth, plate one from The Four Elements, 1622

Background imageElement Collection: Omnia Vincit Amor, or The Power of Love in the Three Elements, 1809. Creator: Benjamin West

Omnia Vincit Amor, or The Power of Love in the Three Elements, 1809. Creator: Benjamin West
Omnia Vincit Amor, or The Power of Love in the Three Elements, 1809

Background imageElement Collection: Melted sulphur from the wells pouring into relay... Freeport Sulphur Co, Hoskins Mound, Texas

Melted sulphur from the wells pouring into relay... Freeport Sulphur Co, Hoskins Mound, Texas
Melted sulphur from the wells pouring into relay station, Freeport Sulphur Co. Hoskins Mound, Texas

Background imageElement Collection: Nearly exhausted sulphur vat from which railroad... Freeport Sulphur Co, Hoskins Mound, Texas

Nearly exhausted sulphur vat from which railroad... Freeport Sulphur Co, Hoskins Mound, Texas
Nearly exhausted sulphur vat from which railroad cars are loaded, Freeport Sulphur Co. Hoskins Mound, Texas



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