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“Stagecoach” Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was born a slave in Tennessee and following the Civil War, she moved to the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana. In 1895, when she was around 60 years old, Fields became the second woman and first African American carrier for the US Postal Service. Fields loved the job, despite the many dangers and difficulties such as wolves and thieves (she was an excellent marksman, defending her route with a revolver and a rifle).

The remains of what may be King Richard III, showing a curved spine and signs of battle trauma.

Bay Area Destroyers lost at Guadalcanal

Unknown Ship from the Great White Fleet

Souvenirs: Tokens of Travel @sfomuseum

Souvenirs: Tokens of Travel @sfomuseum

Souvenirs: Tokens of Travel @sfomuseum

Souvenirs: Tokens of Travel

Scene outside a movie theater in the 1940s

A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan.

Scytho-Cimmerian stelae ancient Kurdistan, 6th century B.C.

Thomas "Tad" Lincoln poses on April 10, 1865 with his father President Lincoln in the Whitehouse. Tad outlived his father, but died of heart failure at the age of 18 on July 15, 1871.

ca. 1888, handwritten note on the back: “Aunt Velma, she never married.”

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Wedding day photograph of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd taken November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a broken engagement.

Haniwa in the form of a man, 300 BC, San Francisco Asian Art Museum

Handwarming Pot, San Francisco Asian Art Museum

Carrying Case, San Francisco Asian Art Museum

Scenes from the life of the Buddha, San Francisco Asian Art Museum