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Salt mining in the French Comte was of great economic  
importance. In 1773, new and larger buildings were put 
up in Senans, built in an innovative neo-classical     
style. Workshops and exemplary workers' housing form a 
fan-like ensemble.
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Salt mining in the French Comte was of great economic importance. In 1773, new...

Salt mining in the French Comte was of great economic  
importance. In 1773, new and larger buildings were put 
up in Senans, built in an innovative neo-classical     
style. Workshops and exemplary workers' housing form a 
fan-like ensemble.
#22020146

Salt mining in the French Comte was of great economic importance. In 1773, new...

Salt mining in the French Comte was of great economic  
importance. In 1773, new and larger buildings were put 
up in Senans, built in an innovative neo-classical     
style. Workshops and exemplary workers' housing form a 
fan-like ensemble. Claude-Nicolas Ledoux was a Freemason and built the facade in the style of a masonic temple.
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Salt mining in the French Comte was of great economic importance. In 1773, ne...

Doorplate of the Freemason's Lodge "Humanitas",        
purporting to be a "non-political club" during         
the period in the 19th and 20th century when           
Freemasonry was forbidden in the Austro-Hungarian      
Empire.
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Doorplate of the Freemason's Lodge "Humanitas", purporting to be a "non-...

Entrance door of the Theater an der
Wien, topped by the double-headed
eagle, symbol of Imperial Austria.
Beneath it a small group of figures
from Mozart's opera The Magic Flute.
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Entrance door of the Theater an der Wien, topped by the double-headed eagle, s...

Mozart's "Magic Flute" at the Vienna Opera.            
Gottlob Frick (center) as Sarastro.
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Mozart's "Magic Flute" at the Vienna Opera. Gottlob Frick (center)...

House in Wolfenbuettel, Germany, where the poet        
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing lived from 1777-1781.         
This is where he wrote his play "Nathan the Wise",     
the first play in European literature to feature a     
"good" Jew as the main character.
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House in Wolfenbuettel, Germany, where the poet Gotthold Ephraim Lessing...

Salt mining in the French Comte was of great economic
importance. In 1773, new and larger buildings were put
up in Senans, built in an innovative neo-classical
style. Workshops and exemplary workers' housing form a
fan-like ensemble. Claude Nicolas was a Freemason and 
built the facade in the style of a masonic temple.
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Salt mining in the French Comte was of great economic importance. In 1773, new...

Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790) writing. The sculpture was made when Franklin served as Ambassador of the United States to France.
Bronze
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Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790) writing. The sculpture was made when Franklin serve...

Models which served in Benjamin Franklin's lightening  
rod experiments: bottle (second from right)is a stencil
plate; the other three objects were part of the "storm-
house" demonstration to show the efficiency of the     
lightening rod.
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Models which served in Benjamin Franklin's lightening rod experiments: bottle...

Vacuum pump used by Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) for
his scientific experiments in electricity.
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Vacuum pump used by Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) for his scientific experiments...

Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the United States and France, signed on February 6, 1778.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was U.S. Ambassador to
France from 1776-1785 and was instrumental in forming
the alliance between the two countries.
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Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the United States and France, signed on Feb...