Microscope ornamented with gilded bronze, mahogany and shagreen (shark skin). Manufacturer is unknown, but it was Possible made for King Louis XV. Paris, France. ~1750. [3375×4000]

Microscope ornamented with gilded bronze, mahogany and shagreen (shark skin). Manufacturer is unknown, but it was Possible made for King Louis XV. Paris, France. ~1750. [3375×4000]

French soldiers amidst the rubble of the castle of Château de Coucy after much of it was dynamited by retreating Germans in Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique, France, November 1917. By Raoul Berthelé. [4094×1764]

French soldiers amidst the rubble of the castle of Château de Coucy after much of it was dynamited by retreating Germans in Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique, France, November 1917. By Raoul Berthelé. [4094×1764]

The turret of French Char B Heavy Tank №442 “LIEUTENANT DE GISSAC” rests some distance from the hull after an internal explosion – Crugny, France 1940 [1200×720]

The turret of French Char B Heavy Tank №442 “LIEUTENANT DE GISSAC” rests some distance from the hull after an internal explosion – Crugny, France 1940 [1200×720]