Paintings of fireworks bursting so close you can smell the gunpowder. From various places and times . . . but all bright. . . what else could a skyrocket be?

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“The Rocket.” 1909. American. Oil on canvas. Edward Middleton Manigault, artist (1887-1922). Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead longer than 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Middleton_Manigault_-_The_Rocket_(1909).jpg.
"Fireworks." 1927.
“Fireworks.” 1927. Japanese. Painting. Harue Koga, artist (1895-1933). In the public domain in Japan and the United States due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hkfireworks.jpg.
"Il Fuoco d'Artificio." 1887.
“il Fuoco d’Artificio.” 1887. Belgian. Painting. James Ensor, artist (1860-1949). Collection of the Albright-Knox Gallery. Cc Licence 3.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_ensor,_il_fuoco_d%27artificio,_1887.jpg.
"Fireworks over Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome." 1775.
“Fireworks over Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome.” 1775. Brandenburg/Italy. Gouache. Jakob Philipp Hackert, artist (1737-1807). Collection of the Graphische Sammlungen. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hackert,_Feuerwerk_auf_der_Engelsburg_in_Rom,_1775.jpg.
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Japanese firework designs ready to explode in the sky outside your window. From early 20th century catalogs published the English fireworks firm C. R. Brock.

“Illustrated catalogue of night bomb shells.” Front cover.
“Illustrated catalogue of night bomb shells.” Front cover. Hirayama Fireworks.
#78 and 79.
#78 and 79.
#29.
#29.
#14 and 15.
#14 and 15.
#78.
#78.

Night shells.

These are taken from here https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/11/japanese-firework-illustrations/?mc_cid=0af526bb1f&mc_eid=869a5459f2. The library in Yokohama, Japan has made PDFs of several of these catalogs available for free download on their website http://www.city.yokohama.lg.jp/kyoiku/library/digitalarchive/hirayama.html. You can find the links at the bottom of their website. Enjoy!