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Background imageObservation Collection: The Westland Lysander, 1941. Creator: Unknown

The Westland Lysander, 1941. Creator: Unknown
The Westland Lysander, 1941. British army liaison aircraft made by Westland Aircraft, used before and during the Second World War

Background imageObservation Collection: Soldiers playing cards in the trenches, First World War, c1916, (c1920). Creator: Unknown

Soldiers playing cards in the trenches, First World War, c1916, (c1920). Creator: Unknown
Soldiers playing cards in the trenches, First World War, c1916, (c1920). An Interval of Peace: British bomb-gun section enjoying a hand at cards while the sentries keep watch through the periscopes

Background imageObservation Collection: Observation from German Trenches, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Observation from German Trenches, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Observation from German Trenches, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageObservation Collection: Observation train, Po'keepsie, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Observation train, Po'keepsie, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Observation train, Po'keepsie, 1913. Shows people watching rowing races from New York Central Lines railroad cars, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1913

Background imageObservation Collection: The Female School of Art, Queen-Square: the Life Class, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The Female School of Art, Queen-Square: the Life Class, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Female School of Art, Queen-Square [in London]: the Life Class, 1868. View of '...a sitting of the living model in costume. This room, measuring 47 ft long by 26 ft

Background imageObservation Collection: British observers in captured observation post, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

British observers in captured observation post, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
British observers in captured observation post, between c1915 and c1920

Background imageObservation Collection: The War in Denmark: Prussian battery at Gaasberg Point, opposite the forts of Düppel, 1864

The War in Denmark: Prussian battery at Gaasberg Point, opposite the forts of Düppel, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The War in Denmark: Prussian battery at Gaasberg Point, opposite the forts of Duppel, 1864....We see two of the great guns at work, throwing shot and shell across the waters of the Venning Bund

Background imageObservation Collection: British kite balloon, 2 May 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

British kite balloon, 2 May 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
British kite balloon, 2 May 1918. A Royal Air Force Caquot kite balloon about to ascend with air mechanics holding the ropes, Gosnay, France, May 2, 1918, during World War I

Background imageObservation Collection: Distant Fronts, In Hejaz; Operations of the Arabian army: an observation post... 1917

Distant Fronts, In Hejaz; Operations of the Arabian army: an observation post... 1917. Creator: Unknown
Distant Fronts, In Hejaz; Operations of the Arabian army: an observation post with machine-gunners; in the background, the Hejaz mountains, 1917

Background imageObservation Collection: The Fourth Division; The Lookouts in a small observation post, 1917. Creator: Unknown

The Fourth Division; The Lookouts in a small observation post, 1917. Creator: Unknown
The Fourth Division; The Lookouts in a small observation post, 1917. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageObservation Collection: At sea; During boarding, a patrol cruiser turns on the visiting vessel which it encircles... 1917

At sea; During boarding, a patrol cruiser turns on the visiting vessel which it encircles... 1917. Creator: Unknown
At sea; During boarding, a patrol cruiser turns on the visiting vessel which it encircles in its wake, 1917. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris

Background imageObservation Collection: At sea; A sailboat is boarding: during the whole visit, the ship remains under the cannon... 1917

At sea; A sailboat is boarding: during the whole visit, the ship remains under the cannon... 1917. Creator: Unknown
At sea; A sailboat is boarding: during the whole visit, the ship remains under the cannon of a patrol boat, 1917. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration

Background imageObservation Collection: Remarkable faculae and spots seen on the Sun on the 19th and 20th of July, 1860. Creator: Unknown

Remarkable faculae and spots seen on the Sun on the 19th and 20th of July, 1860. Creator: Unknown
Remarkable faculae and spots seen on the Sun on the 19th and 20th of July, 1860. In your Number of August 25, in describing the phenomena visible at the period of the total eclipse in Spain

Background imageObservation Collection: The Drawing Lesson, c.1790-c.1809. Creator: Abraham van Strij

The Drawing Lesson, c.1790-c.1809. Creator: Abraham van Strij
The Drawing Lesson, c.1790-c.1809

Background imageObservation Collection: Sketch for the dome of the Denon pavilion at the Louvre: l'observation (ou l'imprimerie), 1864

Sketch for the dome of the Denon pavilion at the Louvre: l'observation (ou l'imprimerie), 1864. "The four artistic ages of France": Observation (or Printing)

Background imageObservation Collection: Sebastopol Batteries Firing at an Austrian Vessel, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Sebastopol Batteries Firing at an Austrian Vessel, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Sebastopol Batteries Firing at an Austrian Vessel, 1854. Crimean War. Allied ship coming under fire from Russian guns at the strategic Black Sea port

Background imageObservation Collection: Kim's Game, 1944. Creator: Unknown

Kim's Game, 1944. Creator: Unknown
Kim's Game, 1944. Scouts playing a game in which a selection of objects must be memorised. From "Boy Scouts, by E. E. Reynolds. [Collins, London, 1944]

Background imageObservation Collection: The moment of carrying out bathometric observations at the water surface, 1909

The moment of carrying out bathometric observations at the water surface, 1909. Creator: Vladimir Ivanovich Fedorov
The moment of carrying out bathometric observations at the water surface, 1909. Amur Oblast Museum of Regional History and Folklife

Background imageObservation Collection: Russian soldier using a periscope rifle, First World War, 1914-1918, (c1920). Creator: Unknown

Russian soldier using a periscope rifle, First World War, 1914-1918, (c1920). Creator: Unknown
Russian soldier using a periscope rifle, First World War, 1914-1918, (c1920). Taking the Enemys Range with a Hyposcope: a masked Russian officer at his trench-post

Background imageObservation Collection: The War in Denmark: Prussian look-out on Broacker Church spire... 1864. Creator: Unknown

The War in Denmark: Prussian look-out on Broacker Church spire... 1864. Creator: Unknown
The War in Denmark: Prussian look-out on Broacker Church spire - from a sketch by our special artist, 1864. A...look-out man climbing the church spire of Broacker to obtain a bird's-eye view of

Background imageObservation Collection: Balloon Basket, USMC, World War I, 1910s. Creator: Unknown

Balloon Basket, USMC, World War I, 1910s. Creator: Unknown
63in. long, 37in. wide, 53in. high; cane basket with silver canvas cover

Background imageObservation Collection: De Havilland DH-4, 1917-1918. Creator: Dayton-Wright Company

De Havilland DH-4, 1917-1918. Creator: Dayton-Wright Company
Two-seat, single-engine World War I biplane observation and bomber aircraft; 400-horsepower Liberty V-12 water-cooled engine. American-built version of a British design

Background imageObservation Collection: Balloon Basket, USA, World War I, United States Army Air Service, 1910s. Creator: Unknown

Balloon Basket, USA, World War I, United States Army Air Service, 1910s. Creator: Unknown
Cane basket with miscellaneous rope and fittings - L: 47" W: 42" H: 46"

Background imageObservation Collection: Binoculars used by Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, 1860s. Creator: Unknown

Binoculars used by Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, 1860s. Creator: Unknown
Binoculars used by Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, 1860s. Binoculars used by American balloonist, aeronaut, scientist and inventor Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe during the American Civil War

Background imageObservation Collection: Le Geant, Champ de Mars, October 18, 1863, probably printed 1880 / 89. Creator: Nadar

Le Geant, Champ de Mars, October 18, 1863, probably printed 1880 / 89. Creator: Nadar
Le Geant, Champ de Mars, October 18, 1863, probably printed 1880/89. Crowds at the launch of The Giant, a balloon commissioned by French photographer Nadar and built by Eugene Godard

Background imageObservation Collection: Le Neptune, Place Saint-Pierre aMontmartre, September 23, 1870. Creator: Nadar

Le Neptune, Place Saint-Pierre aMontmartre, September 23, 1870. Creator: Nadar
Le Neptune, Place Saint-Pierre a Montmartre, September 23, 1870. The Neptune leaves during the Siege of Paris, carrying 125 kg (276 lb) of mail. Gelatin silver printing out print

Background imageObservation Collection: Binoculars used by Peter L. Robinson, Sr. during World War I, ca. 1917. Creator: Unknown

Binoculars used by Peter L. Robinson, Sr. during World War I, ca. 1917. Creator: Unknown
Peter L. Robinson was an African-American who served in the First World War. A set of black Zeiss-Stereo Day Marine Glass binoculars with Bausch & Lomb lenses and a brown leather strap

Background imageObservation Collection: The Gross Clinic, 1876. Creator: Thomas Eakins

The Gross Clinic, 1876. Creator: Thomas Eakins
The Gross Clinic, 1876

Background imageObservation Collection: Columbus Breaking the Egg, April 1752. Creator: William Hogarth

Columbus Breaking the Egg, April 1752. Creator: William Hogarth
Columbus Breaking the Egg, April 1752

Background imageObservation Collection: Columbus Breaking the Egg, December 1, 1753. Creator: William Hogarth

Columbus Breaking the Egg, December 1, 1753. Creator: William Hogarth
Columbus Breaking the Egg, December 1, 1753

Background imageObservation Collection: Sidrophel Examining the Kite Through His Telescope (Seventeen Small Illustrations for S

Sidrophel Examining the Kite Through His Telescope (Seventeen Small Illustrations for Samuel Butlers Hudibras, no. 10), 1721-26

Background imageObservation Collection: Astronomy. Creator: Louis Felix de la Rue

Astronomy. Creator: Louis Felix de la Rue
Astronomy

Background imageObservation Collection: Artist Drawing a Portrait of a Man. n. d. Creator: Albrecht Durer

Artist Drawing a Portrait of a Man. n. d. Creator: Albrecht Durer
Artist Drawing a Portrait of a Man.n.d

Background imageObservation Collection: Draughtsman Making a Perspective Drawing of a Reclining Woman, ca. 1600

Draughtsman Making a Perspective Drawing of a Reclining Woman, ca. 1600

Background imageObservation Collection: Two Boys Blowing a Bladder by Candle-light, 1773. 1773. Creator: Peter Perez Burdett

Two Boys Blowing a Bladder by Candle-light, 1773. 1773. Creator: Peter Perez Burdett
Two Boys Blowing a Bladder by Candle-light, 1773

Background imageObservation Collection: Columbus Breaking the Egg, 18th century. 18th century. Creator: William Hogarth

Columbus Breaking the Egg, 18th century. 18th century. Creator: William Hogarth
Columbus Breaking the Egg, 18th century

Background imageObservation Collection: Underweysung der Messung (Nuremberg, 1538), 1538, 1527, 1532. 1538, 1527, 1532

Underweysung der Messung (Nuremberg, 1538), 1538, 1527, 1532. 1538, 1527, 1532
Underweysung der Messung (Nuremberg, 1538), 1538, 1527, 1532

Background imageObservation Collection: Looking at the Comet till You Get a Crick in the Neck, September 20, 1811

Looking at the Comet till You Get a Crick in the Neck, September 20, 1811

Background imageObservation Collection: With the Anzacs in Gallipoli: inside an Australian trench, First World War, 1915-1916, (c1920)

With the Anzacs in Gallipoli: inside an Australian trench, First World War, 1915-1916, (c1920). One man is using a periscope rifle while another keeps watch by means of a periscope

Background imageObservation Collection: The Full Moon, Yerkes Observatory, c1930s. Creator: Unknown

The Full Moon, Yerkes Observatory, c1930s. Creator: Unknown
The Full Moon, Yerkes Observatory, c1930s. Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin was founded in 1897 by astronomer George Ellery Hale

Background imageObservation Collection: The Fourth Arm in the Great War: French Air-scouts at work, First World War, 1914-1918, (c1920)

The Fourth Arm in the Great War: French Air-scouts at work, First World War, 1914-1918, (c1920). A powerfully engined French biplane as used for detailed reconnaissance

Background imageObservation Collection: Columbus Breaking The Egg, c1815. Creator: William Davison

Columbus Breaking The Egg, c1815. Creator: William Davison
Columbus Breaking The Egg, c1815. Explorer Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) demonstrates how an egg can be made to stand upright on a table. [W. Davison, Alnwick]

Background imageObservation Collection: Christopher Columbus cracking the egg, 1753. Creator: William Hogarth

Christopher Columbus cracking the egg, 1753. Creator: William Hogarth
Christopher Columbus cracking the egg, 1753. Christopher Columbus demonstrates how an egg can be made to stand upright on a table

Background imageObservation Collection: Dragon barrage balloon, c1898, (1932). Creator: Unknown

Dragon barrage balloon, c1898, (1932). Creator: Unknown
Dragon barrage balloon, c1898, (1932). German barrage balloon (Drachenfesselballon) with basket, Hans Bartsch von Sigsfeld system, used by the military for observation

Background imageObservation Collection: Gen. Robt. E. Lee at Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, pub. 1900. Creator: Henry Alexander Ogden

Gen. Robt. E. Lee at Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, pub. 1900. Creator: Henry Alexander Ogden
Gen. Robt. E. Lee at Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, pub. 1900 (colour lithograph). General Robert Edward Lee (1807 - 1870)

Background imageObservation Collection: Bobs Eyes, British Scouts, 1900

Bobs Eyes, British Scouts, 1900. Scene from the Second Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) fought in what is now South Africa, between Great Britain

Background imageObservation Collection: Look-out post, Fort Vaux, northern France, c1914-c1918

Look-out post, Fort Vaux, northern France, c1914-c1918. Photograph from a series of glass plate stereoview images depicting scenes from World War I (1914-1918)

Background imageObservation Collection: Observation of enemy positions from a barrage balloon, c1914-c1918

Observation of enemy positions from a barrage balloon, c1914-c1918. Barrage balloons were also used to make an attackers approach more difficult



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