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François-Joachim de Pierre, cardinale de Bernis

A WWII photo portrait of General Charles de Gaulle of the Free French Forces and first president of the Fifth Republic serving from 1959 to 1969.

Corneille de Lyon, Portrait of a girl holding a rose.

Facial composite of Mozart, circa 1777, created by the German Federal Criminal Police Office from four contemporary portait paintings.

Female Captain in Medical Services of the Soviet army, 1945

Thomas Burt MP, the first working class man elected to Parliament, as MP for Morpeth in 1874.

Original caption: "ca. 1870. Tintype portrait of (Francis) Jefferson Coates, who lost both eyes at Gettysburg and was subsequently awarded the Medal of Honor and the rank of Brevet Captain."

Amelia Earhart at sixteen, St. Paul Schools, Minnesota, 1914. (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University)

Princess Gisela of Bavaria, daughter of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary.

This is one of the earliest known photographs of a human. A self portrait taken in 1839, it shows a young Robert Cornelius (1809-1893) standing outside his family’s lamp-making shop in Philadelphia. Cornelius was an American of Dutch descent whose knowledge of metallurgical chemistry was to help in perfecting the process of silver-plating, then employed in the production of daguerreotypes.