Log in

Come on in! Join Pinterest only takes like a second or so.

The Order of the Eastern Star - Must Be 3rd Degree Master Mason?, page 1

Taken by Matthew Brady (who was almost legally blind), this may be the only candid shot of Abraham Lincoln. 1861.

First successful photograph of a woman, 1839.

Cabage Patch Kid Costume!

Kids Vintage Halloween Costume: Scary, creepy, disturbing.♥♥ Designing and Creativity in Progress ♥ ENVIED WEDDINGS & EVENTS www.enviedwedding... ♥ If you live in Oregon and want your wedding or event to be unique and special, contact us! ♥♥

Edmund Ironside or Edmund II, MY 32ND GGF, 23 April to 30 November 1016. The cognomen "Ironside" refers to his efforts to fend off a Danish invasion led by King Cnut. His authority was limited to Wessex, or the area south of Thames. The north was controlled by Cnut, who became "king of all England" upon Edmund's death.

Because a selfie can capture history too…

Because a selfie can capture history too…

Japanese orphan, standing at attention having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, 1945. Photo by Joe O’Donnell. This is O'Donnell's description of the older boy after the dead brother was placed on the pyre: "The boy stood there straight without moving, watching the flames. He was biting his lower lip so hard that it shone with blood. The flame burned low like the sun going down. The boy turned around and walked silently away.”

In homes with usually only one room, the box-bed allowed some privacy and helped keep people warm during winter. It was the main furniture of rural houses in Brittany until the 20th century.

Spartakustum: Personally not a fan of spot color, but this has to be one of the exceptions.

Joseph and Juliette Laroche with daughters Simonne and Louise. They were second-class passengers on the Titanic; racism towards the couple because of their interracial marriage was rampant aboard the ship, especially among the crew members. Joseph Laroche died in the sinking and was the only passenger of black descent (besides his daughters) on the Titanic.

Familie Kaiser Wilhelm II.

Painted silk sack back, robe a la francaise, c 1770s

Painted silk sack back, robe a la francaise, c 1770s

Queen Alexandra, (Consort to King Edward VII) with children, L-R: Princess Louise, Princess Maud, Queen Alexandra, Prince Albert Victor, Princess Victoria and Prince George, 1876

KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Alexander III, The Great (336-323 B.C.), Silver Dekadrachm, 42.28g,. Minted at Babylon, struck during the lifetime of Alexander, c.325-323 B.C. Head of young Herakles facing to right, wearing a lion’s skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY , Zeus, naked to waist, his left foot resting on a footstool, enthroned to left, holding an eagle in his outstretched right hand and a sceptre in his left, a small bee in the left field, a monogram and M below the throne

Scientists have for the first time - with the help of DNA - been able to identify this skull as belonging to King Tut's father Akhenaten. He and Tutankhamun's mother (whose name is unknown, although her mummy has now been identified) were brother & sister.

King Tutankhamun's incestuous family revealed | Mail Online

Rare Titanic Black Mourning Bear By Steiff. The bear was one of only 600 which were made especially for the British market in May 1912, to show empathy for the loss of the passengers of the R.M.S. Titanic. It is said their eyes were rimmed red to appear as if they had been crying. They were also manufactured with a somber expression.

A rare Steiff black teddy bear | Christie's


The man who saved the world... 50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war. His story is finally being told - the BBC is airing a documentary on it.