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Lightning Gallery

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Choose from 44 pictures in our Lightning 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.

Sinking Run, Above Tyrone, 1874. Creator: Frederick William Quartley Featured Print

Sinking Run, Above Tyrone, 1874. Creator: Frederick William Quartley

Sinking Run, Above Tyrone, 1874. Lightning on the Juniata River, Pennsylvania, USA. Thunder-storms are of daily occurrence up in these heights, and luckless is the stranger wight who trusts to his umbrella; for the winds will turn it inside out, and will propel it forward, dragging its reluctant owner to the brink of precipices, and, after giving him chills of terror, will at length drag it from his grasp, and leave him umbrellaless, exposed to the pelting storm...the writer was wetted to the skin three distinct times when descending Sinking-Run Hill, a mountain about six miles from Tyrone. The view presented by the artist is taken from an old road now discontinued for lumber travel, which starts from the side of the mountain...and descends circuitously to the base of the opposite mountain'. From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists" Vol. II, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1874]

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Edward vows that he will make peace, 1360 (1864). Artist: James William Edmund Doyle Featured Print

Edward vows that he will make peace, 1360 (1864). Artist: James William Edmund Doyle

Edward vows that he will make peace, 1864. After rejecting offers for peace during the Hundred Years War a great thunderstorm was seen as a bad omen by King Edward III, (1312-1377) who vowed he would no longer be an obstacle to peace. The Treaty of Bretigny was signed about three weeks later on 8th May 1360.From A Chronicle of England B.C. 55 - A.D. 1485 by James E. Doyle. [Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, London, 1864]

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Franklins kite experiment, c1752, (1869) Featured Print

Franklins kite experiment, c1752, (1869)

Franklin's kite experiment, c1752, (1869). Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American scientist, statesman, diplomat, author, printer and publisher, flying a kite in a thunderstorm and about to draw a spark from a metal key attached to the kite string, proving the electrical nature of thunderstorms. From Annals of Industry and Genius by CL Brightwell. (London, 1869)

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