Gold locket with the hair of Marie Antoinette: British Museum.
Christmas Tree (Colorized): 1922 look at those awesome old toys. This reminds me of Dad. He would have been five years old in 1922. Dad and I would always shop for the tree, bring it home and decorate it. Mom was busy baking cookies. This took place on Christmas eve, never before. I doubt if daddy had toys like these. They made homemade gifts and toys. Fruits, nuts and candies.
Christmas Tree 1922
The winter of 1939-1940 in Finland was exceptionally cold. In January, temperatures dropped below -40° in some places. Frostbite was a constant threat, and the corpses of soldiers killed in battle froze solid, often in eerie poses. This January 31, 1940 photo shows a frozen dead Russian soldier, his face, hands and clothing covered with a dusting of snow. After 105 days, the Finns and Russians signed a peace treaty, allowing Finland to retain sovereignty, while it ceded 11 percent of its territo
Coney Island Infant Incubators. Dr. Martin Couney invented the infant incubator funded his endeavor by charging admission, as a sideshow. He had his attraction in Luna Park from 1903 to 1943 and another in Dreamland from 1904 until the dreamland fire in 1911. He is accredited for saving 6500 premature babies. Infant Incubators were not excepted by hospitals until the 1930s
Infant Incubators were not accepted by hospitals until the 1930's. Dr. Martin Couney invented the infant incubator and funded his endeavor by charging admission, as a sideshow. He had his attraction in Luna Park from 1903 to 1943 and another in Dreamland from 1904 until the dreamland fire in 1911. He is accredited for saving 6500 premature babies.
Female snipers of the Soviet 3rd Shock Army, Germany, 1945
Cleopatra’s Kingdom, Alexandria, Egypt Lost 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. A team of marine archaeologists, led by Frenchman, Franck Goddio, began excavating the ancient city in 1998. Historians believe the site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly, several artifacts remained largely intact. Amongst the discoveries were the foundations of the palace, shipwrecks, red granite columns, and statues of the ...
Full final honors for fallen enemies: A Royal Air Force procession escorts the remains of two German pilots, August Schleicher and Kurt Seydel, whose Ju-88 bomber was shot down during a raid upon a naval base on the coast of Scotland on Oct 16, 1939. The funeral was conducted in Edinburgh on Oct 21,1939. Note how both coffins are wrapped in the swastika flag.