Illustration for article titled The Death Rays the Victorians Used to Conquer the Moon

Do you remember when the Moon was conquered in 1889 and, to cement their victory, a number of giant dishes were erected?

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As promised, this is another image from the British Library’s flickr account, loaded with public domain images. This image is taken from The Conquest of the Moon: a story of the Bayouda, and you can either read the book here or just make up your own story based on this illustration:

Illustration for article titled The Death Rays the Victorians Used to Conquer the Moon
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