Blowing Out a Candle

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A man leans over a table with his cheeks puffed out to blow out a candle placed behind a bottle
How to blow out a candle placed behind a bottle.
(P. 56.)

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The Getty Research Institute, The Internet Archive

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A man leans over a table with his cheeks puffed out to blow out a candle placed behind a bottle. This picture illustrates the principle according to which the bottle wouldn’t stop the candle from being blown out by the experimenter.

The caption reads in the original French: Manière d’éteindre une bougie placée derrière une bouteille.

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