Civil War pinfire pistol from Gettysburg Battlefield. Invented in 1828 by a Frenchman by the name of Casimir Lefaucheux, it was one of the earliest practical designs of a metallic cartridge. The pinfire history is closely associated with the development of the breech-loader which replaced older muzzle loading weapons.
Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and is closely associated with such iconic names in art as Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, Dante, Petrarch and Giovanni Boccaccio. A true mecca for history lovers and history of art in
Honolulu, capital of Hawaii – America's remotest island state located in the Pacific, is one of the country's most iconic tourist destinations. In large part this is due to the magnificent local dining, nightlife and shopping scene, complete with a marvelous beach lined with picturesque palms and high-rise hotels. Honolulu is also closely associated with the WWII history, namely the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941.
Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and has influenced such writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Gayle Jones, Alice Walker, and Toni Cade Bambara.
The Barn Owl is a medium sized owl found nearly worldwide & closely associated with man thru their use of barn lofts & church steeples as nesting sites. Diet: small ground mammals, esp. mice, shrews & rats. They prefer open woodlands to forests & breed rapidly in response to mouse plagues. They are found on all continents except Antarctica.
Egyptian goddess of cosmic harmony, truth and justice. Ma'at was depicted as a woman with an ostrich feather on her head, she was sometimes represented only by the feather. Ma'at was closely associated with Ra from the beginning and eventually became known as the ‘daughter of Ra.’ Thoth was sometimes given as her consort. The Pharaohs were said to derive their authority from Ma'at and claimed to uphold the cosmic order embodied in her.
The Center of a Rose - Stellar Winds in NGC 2237: The stars of this Nebula were born out of its dust & are closely associated with the Nebula’s features. The Open Star Cluster in the center (NGC 2244) has several O-type stars (super hot) that generate large amounts of radiation and send Stellar Winds into the Nebula. NASA’s Chandra space observatory was able to observe colliding Stellar Winds that reach temperatures of over 6 million kelvin, that’s more than 10 million degrees fahrenheit!