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"Mono Chrome: A Journey through Time and Art" Step into a world where shades of black and white intertwine, revealing the essence of history, science, and art

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Human skeleton. Historical artwork of a human skeleton holding an hourglass. The 206 bones of the skeleton provide protection and support to the body

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: 1919 solar eclipse

1919 solar eclipse. Image 2 of 3. This set of images, taken by the British astronomer Arthur Eddington (1882-1944), confirmed Einsteins theory of general relativity

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Praying hands, art by Durer

Praying hands, art by Durer
Durers Praying Hands. Sketch by the German artist Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) of praying hands (1508). Durer did much to introduce the Renaissance style of art to northern Europe

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Plague doctor, 17th century artwork

Plague doctor, 17th century artwork
Plague doctor. 17th century artwork titled Doktor Schnabel von Rom (Beak Doctor from Rome). The text is in Latin. The costumes bronze mask contained aromatic herbs and reduced exposure to bad air

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Bigfoot film, 1967

Bigfoot film, 1967
Bigfoot film. Still photograph from the famous Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film made in North Carolina, USA, on 20 October 1967

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Mendeleyevs periodic table, 1869

Mendeleyevs periodic table, 1869. Mendeleyevs periodic table of 1869. This is the first version of the periodic table drawn up by the Russian chemist Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev (1834-1907)

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Full Moon

Full Moon. The Moon appears full when it is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun during its orbit, when it presents its full sunlit face to Earth

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Panoramic dental X-ray

Panoramic dental X-ray showing all the teeth in the upper and lower jaws

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: HMS Beagle Ship laid up Darwins Voyage

HMS Beagle Ship laid up Darwins Voyage
" Beagle laid ashore, River Santa Cruz". Copperplate engraving, art by Conrad Martens, engraved by T. Landseer. Published by H. Colburn 1838

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Mass spectrometer, 1954

Mass spectrometer, 1954
Mass spectrometer. Researchers adjusting the controls of a mass spectrometer. This is an all-metal demountable mass spectrometer

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Fingerprint types, 17th century

Fingerprint types, 17th century
Fingerprint types. 19th-century artwork showing three of the fingerprint types (arch, loop and whorl) identified by British scientist Francis Galton (1822-1911), who wrote on the subject from 1888

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Amelia Earhart, US aviation pioneer

Amelia Earhart, US aviation pioneer
Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), American aviation pioneer. Earhart was the first woman to cross the Atlantic by air as a passenger (1928), fly solo across the Atlantic

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Da Vincis crossbow

Da Vincis crossbow. Late 19th Century reproduction of a page from a notebook written by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), showing his design for a giant crossbow. Published circa 1894-1904

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Marconi radio apparatus

Marconi radio apparatus
Marconi radio equipment on a ship. The equipment includes headphones and a Morse code key (lower centre). The equipment is labelled (left-right)

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Carl Sagan, US astronomer

Carl Sagan, US astronomer
Carl Edward Sagan (1934-1996), US astronomer and astrochemist. Sagan was a consultant and adviser to NASA, and worked on the Apollo mission, as well as the Mariner, Viking, Voyager

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Young hare, by Durer

Young hare, by Durer
Durers Young Hare. Sketch by the German artist Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) of a young hare (1502). Durer did much to introduce the Renaissance style of art to northern Europe

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Bee anatomy, historical artwork

Bee anatomy, historical artwork
Bees anatomy. 17th Century artwork by the Italian microscopist Francesco Stelluti, showing the anatomy of bees as seen by him under a microscope

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Ludwig Wittgenstein, caricature

Ludwig Wittgenstein, caricature
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Caricature of the Austrian-British philosopher Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (1889-1951). Wittgenstein is considered by many to be the greatest philosopher of the 20th

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Howard Hughes, US aviation pioneer

Howard Hughes, US aviation pioneer
Howard Hughes (1905-1976), American aviation pioneer. Hughes was 16 when his mother died. When his father died unexpectedly two years later

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychologist

Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychologist
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychologist, holding a cigar. Freud established the idea that mental disorders could have psychological as well as physiological causes

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: 19th-century alga cyanotype

19th-century alga cyanotype. Cyanotype of the algae Chylocladia kaliformis, as produced by British botanist Anna Atkins (1799-1871). Chylocladia is a seaweed found in European seas and oceans

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: David Attenborough, British naturalist

David Attenborough, British naturalist
David Attenborough. Caricature of the British naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Frederick Attenborough (born 1926) holding a frog

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Immanuel Kant, caricature

Immanuel Kant, caricature
Immanuel Kant. Caricature of the German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). Kant published various influential philosophical works on the natural sciences, particularly geophysics and astronomy

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: David Hume, caricature

David Hume, caricature
David Hume. Caricature of the British philosopher and historian David Hume (1711-1776). Hume influenced the development of scepticism and empiricism

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Skeleton playing rugby

Skeleton playing rugby. Computer enhanced X- ray of a skeleton running with a rugby ball

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Astronaut Alan Bean on the Moon

Astronaut Alan Bean on the Moon during the Apollo 12 moon landings, holding equipment for experiments. The second manned mission to land on the Moon, Apollo 12

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Earth from the Moon

Earth from the Moon
Earth rising above the Moon. This image was taken from 112 kilometres above the Moon during the Apollo 8 mission on 24th December 1968

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Muscles used in cycling, 19th century

Muscles used in cycling, 19th century
Muscles used in cycling. Artwork from the tenth volume (second period of 1892) of the French popular science weekly La Science Illustree

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Particle physics experiment, artwork

Particle physics experiment, artwork
Particle physics experiment. Artwork of tracks of particles detected following a collision in a particle accelerator. In these experiments

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: St. Bartholomews Hospital, 18th Century

St. Bartholomews Hospital, 18th Century
St. Bartholomews Hospital. 18th century engraving of the buildings of St. Bartholomews Hospital at Smithfield in the City of London. Also known as Bart s, the hospital was founded in 1123

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Alchemical tree, Philosophia reformata

Alchemical tree, Philosophia reformata
The Alchemical Tree. Engraving depicting a tree surrounded by figures used in allegory by alchemists. The tree itself carries symbols representing the Moon, Sun and five planets

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: John Milton, English poet

John Milton, English poet
John Milton (1608-1674), English poet. Milton was born in London and was educated at St. Pauls School and at Christs College, Cambridge

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Engraving of a nautilus and an ammonite

Engraving of a nautilus and an ammonite. The nautilus is one of the species of marine cephalopods of the family Nautilidae

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: 1960s paraffin heater

1960s paraffin heater
Paraffin heater, historical image. This portable heater, manufactured in the 1960s, was fuelled by the fossil fuel paraffin (also called paraffin oil and kerosene)

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Kapitsa and Androv, Russian physicists

Kapitsa and Androv, Russian physicists. Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa (left, 1894-1984) is listening to a graduate student called Androv (right), who is defending his doctoral thesis

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Humphry Davy, caricature

Humphry Davy, caricature
Humphry Davy. Caricature of the British chemist and physicist Humphry Davy (1778-1829), holding a Davy lamp. The Davy lamp was a safety lamp designed for use in coal mines

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: David Hume, Scottish philosopher

David Hume, Scottish philosopher
David Hume (1711-1776). Historical artwork of the Scottish enlightenment philosopher, historian and economist David Hume. Hume opposed the rationalists such as Descartes in believing that human

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Cornish tin mines, 19th century

Cornish tin mines, 19th century
Cornish tin mines, 19th-century artwork. These mines are in the parish of St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, UK. 19th-century tin mines in this area date back to 1721

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Mary the Jewess, first true alchemist

Mary the Jewess, first true alchemist
Engraving showing Mary the Jewess (also known as Maria Prophetessa), considered to be the first non-fictional alchemist recorded

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: 1866 Waterhouse Hawkins model dinosaurs

1866 Waterhouse Hawkins model dinosaurs
1866. Restorations of Fossil Reptiles, page 80 of Henry Wards Catalogue of Casts of Fossils. Henry Ward sold scale model copies in America of Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins life sized sculptures of

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Puffing Devil locomotive, artwork

Puffing Devil locomotive, artwork
Puffing Devil locomotive. Diagrams and text explaining Richard Trevithicks (1771-1833) Puffing Devil steam locomotive. This full-size locomotive, which was built in 1801

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Skeleton drinking, X-ray

Skeleton drinking, X-ray
Human skeleton walking. Computer artwork based on an X-ray of a full human skeleton walking. The 206 bones provide protection & structural support, and the joints allow locomotion

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: George Berkeley, Irish philosopher

George Berkeley, Irish philosopher
George Berkeley (1685-1753), Irish philosopher and Bishop of Cloyne (appointed 1734). Berkeley is famous for his philosophical theory concerning the perception of sensations and ideas

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Particle physics experiment, artwork

Particle physics experiment, artwork
Particle physics experiment. Artwork of tracks of particles detected following a collision in a particle accelerator. In these experiments

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: 19th-century alga cyanotype

19th-century alga cyanotype. Cyanotype of the algae Cystoseira fibrosa, as produced by British botanist Anna Atkins (1799-1871)

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: 1863 Huxley from Ape to Man evolution

1863 Huxley from Ape to Man evolution
Ordered series of primate skeletons. The Frontis engraving by Waterhouse Hawkins from the first edition of Huxleys 1863 " Evidences as to Mans Place in Nature"

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Socrates, caricature

Socrates, caricature
Socrates. Caricature of the Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates (c.470-399 BC). Socrates is credited with introducing a new and critical attitude in philosophy and science

Background imageMono Chrome Collection: Black and White Milk Bar

Black and White Milk Bar
A Black and White Milk Bar sporting a monochrome livery and purveying milkshakes and ice creams in various flavours including bootlegger and ovaltine



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"Mono Chrome: A Journey through Time and Art" Step into a world where shades of black and white intertwine, revealing the essence of history, science, and art. From the 1919 solar eclipse to Da Vinci's crossbow, each hint in this captivating collection unveils a unique facet of our human experience. As the sun hid behind the moon during that fateful eclipse in 1919, scientists witnessed an extraordinary phenomenon that confirmed Einstein's theory of general relativity. The monochromatic scene symbolized mankind's relentless pursuit of knowledge. In Durer's iconic artwork depicting praying hands, we find solace in simplicity. These hands transcend language barriers and remind us of our shared humanity—a powerful message conveyed through monochrome strokes. The grainy footage captured by Roger Patterson in 1967 brought Bigfoot into popular culture. This mysterious creature emerged from shadows cast by black-and-white film reels, leaving viewers captivated by its enigmatic existence. A haunting figure from the past emerges with plague doctor artwork dating back to the 17th century. In their eerie masks and dark robes, these doctors fought against disease while embodying both fear and hope within their monochromatic presence. Mendeleyev's periodic table revolutionized chemistry when it was published in 1869. Each element found its place on this grayscale chart—forming a mosaic that unraveled nature's secrets one square at a time. Amelia Earhart soared above gender norms as she became a pioneering figure in US aviation history. Against the backdrop of her daring flights stood her monochrome aircraft—an emblematic representation of courage defying societal limitations. The HMS Beagle ship carried Charles Darwin on his transformative voyage around the world. Its silhouette laid up ashore serves as a reminder that scientific breakthroughs often begin with humble beginnings—a testament to exploration painted only with shades between black and white. Carl Sagan gazed upon distant galaxies as he unraveled the mysteries of our universe.