Artificial rain experiment, 19th century

Artificial rain experiment, 19th century

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Caption: Artificial rain experiment. Experiment being carried out to ignite dynamite in a cloud to prompt rainfall. The dynamite is carried aloft with a kite, and wires from the ground are used to detonate the explosives. These attempts (which usually failed) were prompted by stories that canon fired during times of war prompted rain. Studies and attempts during the 19th century included those by Francis Power, Daniel Ruggles, and Senator Farwell and General Dyrenfurth. Artwork from the eighth volume (second period of 1891) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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