1782: These were supposed to be fireworks...

The below image is titled "The Fireworks". I don't know what type of fires they had back in 1782, but it sure does look like electric discharges.
  • Fireworks celebrating the birth of the Dauphin, 1782
  • A crowd gathered on the square near the Hôtel de Ville, admiring the fireworks launched from a temple on the right.
The Fireworks - January 21, 1782 - Jean Michel Moreau
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KD: What do you think we are looking at?
 
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