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Choose from 176 pictures in our Telescope 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.

Telescopic Philanthropy, 1865. Artist: John Tenniel Featured Print

Telescopic Philanthropy, 1865. Artist: John Tenniel

Telescopic Philanthropy, 1865. Little London Arab. Please M, Ain't We Black Enough to be Cared For? (With Mr. Punch's Compliments to Lord Stanley.) In his novel, Bleak House, Dickens had highlighted and satirised the growing numbers of the middle classes who expended much time, effort and money on raising funds to civilise (particularly black) foreign peoples, rather than concentrating on the problems of the poor at home. This telescopic philanthropy was epitomised by Mrs Jellyby in Bleak House, but here is represented by Britannia who has her eyes fixed so firmly on the distant horizon that she fails entirely to see the three children at her feet who, like Dickens Jo, represent the estimated 30, 000 homeless children living on the streets of London. From Punch, or the London Charivari, March 4, 1865

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Indian Mail signals, at Folkestone, 1844. Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Indian Mail signals, at Folkestone, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Indian Mail signals, at Folkestone, 1844. Postal service between Britain and India: In approaching this port [Folkestone, from Boulogne,] the vessel hoists a signal of the "Mail" give notice to the harbour-master and the railroad authorities, to have all things in readiness to speed it on its flight to the metropolis; but if the coast be made during the night, a red light under her bows and a white light at the mast-head are the only signals given. The answer to these signals, from the pierhead, is made by a double white light, as shown in our engraving. The passage by steam vessels has varied from 2 hours and 40 minutes to 14 hours ; and by sailing vessels, from 3 hours and 55 minutes to 48 hours'. From "Illustrated London News", 1844, Vol I

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C. S. Wright Making Observation with the Transit., 8 August 1911, (1913). Artist Featured Print

C. S. Wright Making Observation with the Transit., 8 August 1911, (1913). Artist

C. S. Wright Making Observation with the Transit., 8 August 1911, (1913). Expedition physicist Charles Wright (1887-1975) working at night with small telescope mounted on a box. Scene illuminated by flash bulb. Wright carried out experiments and observations on the physics of ice and snow, gravity, the aurora and magnetism, and assisted in meteorology research. The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) left London on 1 June 1910 bound for the South Pole. The Terra Nova Expedition, officially the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913), included a geologist, a zoologist, a surgeon, a photographer, an engineer, a ski expert, a meteorologist and a physicist among others. Scott wished to continue the scientific work that he had begun when leading the Discovery Expedition to the Antarctic in 1901-04. He also wanted to be the first to reach the geographic South Pole. Scott, accompanied by Dr Edward Wilson, Captain Lawrence Oates, Lieutenant Henry Bowers and Petty Officer Edgar Evans, reached the Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that the Norwegian expedition under Amundsen had beaten them to their objective by a month. Delayed by blizzards, and running out of supplies, Scott and the remainder of his team died at the end of March. Their bodies and diaries were found eight months later. From Scott's Last Expedition, Volume II. [Smith, Elder & Co., London, 1913]

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