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011029

Artist's impression of the Benjamin Franklin's (1706-1790) investigation of the electrical nature of lightning, made at Philadelphia, USA, in September 1752. Franklin and his assistant are flying a kite in a thunderstorm and Franklin is drawing a spark off the kite string. Engraving from 'Le Journal de la Jeunesse' (Paris, 1881).

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Artist's impression of the Benjamin Franklin's (1706-1790) investigation of the electrical nature of lightning, made at Philadelphia, USA, in September 1752.  Franklin and his assistant are flying a kite in a thunderstorm and  Franklin is drawing a spark off the kite string.  Engraving from 'Le Journal de la Jeunesse' (Paris, 1881).