Rufus R. Dawes was born in Morgan County in 1838. He attended Marietta College, fought at Gettysburg, was promoted to General, and served in the US House of Representatives. Here he is in full regalia in front of his house at 508 4th St on May 31, 1899, a few months before his death.

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1861-65, “The Deserters Fate”, [Civil War-era carte de visite portrait of a Union soldier, killed for desertion, with a firing squad looming behind

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x x x ~ `An image of a compass from Scandinavian mythology found in Icelandic scripts accompanied by the prose: “If this sign is carried, one will never lose one’s way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known”.'

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Lady Clementina Hawarden is rated as one of the most influential Victorian fine art photographers, blazing the way for women in the profession when it was dominated by men

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C. 1860 photo of a man and woman posing on Bow Bridge in Central Park, New York.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Miss Hodges of Salem 1850.

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19th century papier-mâché anatomical model of a caterpillar, with numerous removable tiers revealing internal organs

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Sofonisba Anguissola, Self Portrait, c.1556

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Grant, U.S. General

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4 Union Soldiers Atop Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

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Plague Masks

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June 12, 1886, The Georgia State Supreme Court sustained the will of the late David Dickson. This made Amanda Eubanks the wealthiest Negro in America. Mr. Dickson, a former slaveholder, willed more than half a million dollars to Ms. Eubanks. White relatives of Dickson, a bachelor, had contested the will on the grounds that it was illegal for a white man to leave property to his black illegitimate children.

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Hetty Cary, descendant of Thos. Jefferson who lived in Richmond during the War. Asked to sew the first designs of the Confederate battleflag for presentation to Generals Beauregard and Johnston in 1861. She married General John Pegram in January 1865; he was killed in action at the Battle of Hatcher's Run three weeks later.

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This Olmec Statue depicts a shaman in what is very similar to the Scorpion Asana of classical yoga. The Olmecs are older than the Mayans, and the most ancient civilisation discovered in Mexico.

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Famous relief from the Old Babylonian period (now in the British museum) called the “Burney relief” or “Queen of the Night relief”. The depicted figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar. However, her bird-feet and accompanying owls have suggested to some a connection with Lilitu (called Lilith in the Bible), though seemingly not the usual demonic Lilitu. 19th C. BC - 18th C. BC

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Tom Thumb standing on table daguerreotype. c. 1850-55

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Civil War Era Beauty Photo by: Andrew & Carson Photographers, Hillsdale, MI, USA Date: c. 1861-1865 Type: Carte de Vista (CDV)

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Unusual, and adorable! Victorian Mother and child. Circa 1900-1915

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Mata Hari, Early 1910s.

Tempus fugit....mors venit...

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Mihai Eminescu, age 19, 1860. Romantic Romanian poet.

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RARE HISTORY: Richard Theodore Greener (1844-1922) was the first Black graduate of Harvard University (Class of 1870). His papers, including his Harvard diploma, his law license, photos and papers connected to his diplomatic role in Russia and his friendship with President Ulysses S. Grant, were recently discovered in an attic on the South Side of Chicago - just before the house was demolished.

Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer

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19th century Welsh women in typical Welsh clothing... Ginghams, plaids, stripes and wild hats....

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Lewis Sayre and his suspension device for the treatment of scoliosis (1877)

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Lady in a litter being carried by her slaves, province of São Paulo in Brazil, ca.1860

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Polaire, or Émilie Marie Bouchaud, a French actress, she had a 14” waist, first bobbed her hair in the 1890s, and had a nose piercing.

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