Back Quay and Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Probably early 1920s
A view from Lemon Bridge with the River Kenwyn at high tide. Truro school stands on the hill in the background. Sailing barges, one with wooden square engine housing towards the stern, are alongside both quays while another is moored mid stream. The boys in the foreground, on the steps, and the one walking along Back Quay on the left are wearing shorts. Signage for the premises of N. Gill & Son and John Julian can be seen. To the right, on the corner of Tabernacle Street, the sun is shining on a Pratt's motor spirit advertisement. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan.
© From the collection of the RIC
High-speed sequence of a galloping horse and rider
Horse and rider. High-speed photographic sequence of a rider on a galloping horse (Equus caballus). This sequence, by the British-American photographer Eadweard James Muybridge (1830-1904), was published in Animal Locomotion (1887). The action runs from left to right starting at the top left. Muybridge pioneered the use of high-speed photography and employed novel techniques to study animal and human locomotion. He began his work on high-speed photography when he was commissioned to discover whether galloping horses have all of their feet off the ground at certain times. He proved that they did (as shown by images 2-4).
© Eadweard Muybridge Collection/Kingston Museum/Science Photo Library
French Lancer J840005
Engraving of a French Napoleonic soldier produced in Paris. Lancer of the French Imperial Guard. In 1815 at the Battle of Waterloo this unit formed part of General Lefebvre-Desnouettes Guard Light Cavalry Division, which took part in Marshal Ney's massed cavalry attack on the British lines. They had also been engaged at the Battle of Quatre Bras on 16th June as scouts ahead of Marshal Ney's main body.
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