The 8th Duke of Devonshire fishing on the Blackwater with Lismore Castle in the background, c
3474041 The 8th Duke of Devonshire fishing on the Blackwater with Lismore Castle in the background, c.1889 (b/w photo)
; Collection of the Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House, UK; (add.info.: photograph by A.H. Poole.
Spencer Compton Cavendish (1833-1908) 8th Duke of Devonshire.
Lismore Castle is the Irish home of the Duke of Devonshire.); © Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth; Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees; out of copyright
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H.G.Wells playing Little Wars
H.G.Wells playing Little Wars'. His book of the same name, published in 1913, described a set of rules for playing with toy soldiers, and formed the basis of hobby wargaming which is still popular today. The picture shows Wells on the left, taking a measurement with a piece of string to work out the distance his forces may move. His opponent on the right awaits his turn, while the umpire, seated, times the move with a stopwatch. Before play began, the curtains which can be seen, would have been drawn to divide the battlefield and allow each player to set out his forces in secrecy
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Amateur astronomy, computer artwork
Amateur astronomy. Computer artwork of a silhouetted amateur astronomer using a telescope to view the Milky Way. The Milky Way is a band of stars in the night sky that is a view of our own spiral galaxy from the inside. Our galaxy contains over 100 billion stars, which formed from clouds of gas and dust called nebulae. The astronomer uses a refractor (a lens telescope) on a German equatorial mount to track the stars
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