The assembly of the Eiffel Tower begins – 1887 It was built to be the centerpiece of the 1889 world’s expo and also the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. The 300 meter high tower was erected in just two years, a feat that is still marveled about today. Gustave Eiffel’s design for the tower was chosen from 107 potential entrees and it has long been considered a pinnacle of craftsmanship.
Two views of the construction of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, 14th October and 14th November 1888 (b/w photo), French School, (19th century) / Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France / Bridgeman Images
Ruggiero rescuing Angelica, illustration from Canto X of Orlando Furioso Gustav motherfucking Dore, my favoritist ever illustrator, yo. I've got a copy of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" with all his original illustrations (prized possession, lol) and same with Dante's Inferno He also did good chunks of the Bible and is just amazing generally