1. KorbenDallas

    1742: Festivities organized by Duke of Belle-Isle for the coronation of Charles VII

    Here we have the 1742 view of the building of light which was in front of the palace of his Excellency Monsignor the Marshal Duke of Belle-Isle. The below image is titled and described: Veue de l'edifice de lumiere qui êtoit en face du palais de Son Excellence Mgr le mareschal duc de...
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    1752: Vauxhall Gardens Fireworks and Illuminations

    An Irish gentlemen visiting Vauxhall Gardens in 1752, whose name is not recorded, wrote about the astonishing effect of the illuminations, "The garden strikes the eye prodigiously; it is set with many rows of tall trees, kept in excellent order, among which are placed an incredible number of...
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    1786: Anniversary Illumination of the Utrecht Academy

    If those are candles, then these guys are trying to set the building on fire. What else could it be in 1786, gas? Original image title, "Afbeelding der Iluminatie ter Gelegenheid van 't Jubilaeum van de Hondert en vijftig Jaar der Oprechting van de Utrechtsche Academie op kosten der Heeren...
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    1765 Reims: Celebrations of the people and Electricity

    Electricity, or not? And if this is not electricity, than what is it, gas? The image is titled and dated: Celebrations of the people. at Reims the 27th of August 1765 Source