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Nighttime polo match using limelight, a calcium light. - stock illustration

A night-time polo match conducted under limelight. Limelight (calcium light) was a type of lighting used in theatres and is made by oxyhydrogen flames acting upon quicklime (calcium oxide), producing an incandescent light. From ‘The Boy’s Own Paper’ 1879-80, a British newspaper for boys which was at that time published by the Religious Tract Society and which featured stories, heroic deeds, facts, educational items and illustrations.
Nighttime polo match using limelight, a calcium light.
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