La France Illustrée: Journal Literaire, Scientifique ' Religieux (page 2/2)

[picture: Title Page, La  France Ilustrée]

Title Page, La France Ilustrée

The words La France appear in very large writing on this page, the F and E perhaps 5 inches / 12.5cm tall, in bold uneaven script that says 1880s France; beneath that ILUSTRÉE is in sans-serif type, and the remaining text has serifs although the word JOURNAL is distorted, the letters getting deeper in the middlee of the word, dowm from the cap height, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Le Tunnel du Saint-Gothard.—Machine à perforer, mue par l’air comprimé]

Le Tunnel du Saint-Gothard.—Machine à perforer, mue par l’air comprimé

A man stands facing left, apparently calm, wearing overcoat and wide-brimmed hat, in an underground tunnel; behind him is a large metal cylindrical tank, horizontal, fitted with railway wheels; to the man’s right are two large wheels, the upper with a handle and the lower toothed; the main is operating the upper wheel. In front of the man is a machine [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Trop tard!]

Trop tard!

A young man, barefoot and dressed in rags, is half-kneeling, his head in his hands, at a bench in front of an enclosed bed, on which sleeps, or perhaps is dead, an old man. A priest holding a book looks disdainfully at the boy, who by the walking-bag and hat on the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Monseigneur Roche, Bishop of Gap]

Monseigneur Roche, Bishop of Gap

Here we have a portrait of a prelate, a French bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Gap; he lived from 1828 to 1880 and was made a bishop in 1879. [more...] [$]

[picture: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary]

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

St.Elizabeth of Hungary (1207 – 1231) is a patron saint of bakers, beggars, brides, charities and of the death of children. She was a princess and at the age of sixteen was taught by Franciscan friars; she wore simple clothes and distributed bread to the poor. The main scene illustrated in this picture is when her brother-in-law accused her of stealing [...] [more...] [$]


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