'Avis très important [Very important notice]', 1783. Satire on hot air balloon flight, ostensibly an advertisement. People line up at the 'Bureau des Diligences Aériennes', where assistants with clyster-pipes (enemas) pump them full of air via their rear ends to make them float.
Ghastly caricature by James Gillray of Louis XVI being separated from his family. The corpulent Louis clutches a goblet of wine while a haggard and whorish looking Marie Antoinette throws her hands helplessly in the air. Sans culottes gleefully watch a priest give their former King a last prayer. ~ Leah Marie Brown