Death mask of Ludwig Van Beethoven, musical genius. His life was difficult and he probably suffered from bipolar disorder. His death from pleurisy was long and painful. Never would he realize his impact on the modern world.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin died after suffering a series of strokes at his home in Gorki. Well-known sculptor Sergey Merkurov was asked to produce the death masks. Merkurov had studied under Auguste Rodin in Paris and was one of Russia’s most famous artists.
Wild Bill Hickok (May 1837 – August Legend of American Old West. His skills as a gunfighter & scout, along with his reputation as a lawman & professional gambler, resulted in his fame, though some of his exploits are fictionalized.
1913 - After parcel post service was introduced in at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a