Marie Curie This woman really facsinates me. She became a noble prize winner for her work with radiation therapy for cancer. The exposure was what eventually caused her death. Her journals and notebooks are still, to this day unable to be handled because they are highly radioactive!
The Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna (called Ella by the Imperial family), German Princess of Hesse by birth, married to Russian Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich (son of Alexander II & uncle of Nicholas II) in 1884. Her younger sister Alix became the wife of Russian Czar Nicholas II in 1894 (Empress Alexandra Feodorovna). During the 1917 revolution Elizabeth was arrested & sent to Alapayevsk. On July 18, 1918 after cruel beating she was thrown into a pit with the others & buried alive
Many of the Native American photographs we enjoy can be credited to Edward Curtis. In the late 1800's and early 1900's, Curtis realized that the traditional Native American lifestyle was coming to an end. He received a grant from J.P. Morgan to travel the country and photograph Native Americans in their traditional lifestyle and culture.
President Hoover took much of the blame for the Depression, so it was inevitable that the communities of squalid shacks dotting the urban landscape would be called Hoovervilles. This one was put up in Central Park in 1935. New welfare programs were helping some Americans, but millions more were living on little but their wits.
The Scottish Highlands are known for having unique weapons. Of these, the men usually used the basket-hilted claymore, the Highland Pistol, and the dirk. The basket-hilted 'claymore' is the traditional Scottish broadsword that was originally a two-handed sword in the Middle Ages. It's name comes from the Gaelic phrase “claidheamh mor”, which translates to “great, big sword”.
Switchboard operators, long ago
picture of the Queen Mum when she was very young. Wasn't she just stunning?
Zona Heaster Shue died in 1897 by what was called an "everlasting faint" but was soon given the name 'The Greenbrier Ghost' after she appeared to her mother and told her she had actually been murdered by her husband. The events surrounding the haunting led to it becoming the only time in American legal history in which the so-called "testimony of a ghost" was accepted at a murder trial.