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L'ignorance prouvée. Ou les evénements de la journée du 11 juillet 1784 au Luxembourg

L'ignorance prouvée. Ou les evénements de la journée du 11 juillet 1784 au Luxembourg

 
 
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French cartoon ridicules the attempt of Abbé Miollan and Janinet to ascend in a hot air balloon by showing the balloon on fire and billowing smoke while being inflated on July 11, 1784 at the Luxembourg gardens in Paris. On the left, a woman (Physics personified) is whipping the bare bottom of Janinet ("L'Asinet") as he attempts to put out the flames. On the right, a cat (Abbé Miollan) is taken into custody by the Swiss Guard. Many upset spectators surround the balloon.
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Caption below image: Ce Globe qui s'enfume est d'un minet, Meritant qu'on l'étrille ainsi que l'Asinet.
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01/01/1784
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