'Technology in Everyday Life 1750-1820', de
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Technology in Everyday Life 1750-1820', detail from a display case in 'Making the Modern World' gallery, Science Museum, London, April 2000. A selection of objects grouped together under the title 'The science of God and evil spirits', and showing three French wooden statues. From left to right: St Francis the patron Saint of writers and journalists, St Isidore the patron saint of agricultural workers and St Margaret the patron saint of nurses, alongside torture instruments such as thumbscrews, a truncheon and a pair of handcuffs.