Richard Henry Dana III Most people know Richard Henry Dana Jr. as the author of the (absolutely fantastic and amazing) book Two Years Before the Mast. But it is a little known fact that his son, Richard Henry Dana III, was absolutely gorgeous.
The Grand Staircase at Buckingham Palace State Ball by Eugene-Louis Lami in 1848. Queen Victoria (1819-1901) was the 1st royal resident of Buckingham Palace after the restoration by architects John Nash & Edward Blore. It became the official royal palace of the British monarch on her accession in 1837. She moved quickly to make it suit her needs & personality. She wished visitors to know that once they were coming up the Grand Staircase they were indeed inside a royal palace.
The "Giggling Granny. "Nannie Doss (November 4, 1905 – June 2, 1965) was a serial killer responsible for the deaths of 11 people between the 1920s and 1954. She finally confessed to the murders in October 1954, after her fifth husband died in a small hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In all, it was revealed that she had killed 4 husbands, 2 children, her two sisters, her mother, a grandson, and a nephew.
Lewis Powell - one of the Lincoln conspirators. He was hung w/ 3 others in the first ever photographed public execution. The BW image of him is pretty well known in photo history circles but this colorized version is blowing me away right now! I've looked at the BW for so long that it is just so strange seeing it looking so modern. He is literally awaiting his hanging in this image.
Barbara Graham was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison on June 3, 1955 for the beating and suffocation of a 64 year old woman along with two convicted accomplices. Actress Susan Hayward won the Best Actress Academy Award for playing Graham in the 1958 movie, I Want To Live. She became known as Bloody Babs by the press.
Dona Joana de Portugal at 22 y.o. (Alonso Sánchez Coello) (1531-1588) The painting represents Doña Joana (1535-1573), sister of King Philip II, second daughter of Charles I and Elizabeth of Portugal. She married Don Juan Manuel, Prince of Portugal in 1553 but became widow one year later. In the absence of her brother she governed Spain between 1554 and 1559.