Florence Nightingale gained worldwide attention for her work as a nurse during the Crimean War. She was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” -making rounds at night to tend to injured soldiers. Early photographs of her are very rare because she was extremely reluctant to be photographed because she avoided personal publicity.The photo was discovered in an album of mid 19th century photographs and shows Florence sitting reading outside her family home two years after her return from the war.
What America’s immigrants looked like when they arrived on Ellis Island
Ruthenian Woman | What America’s Immigrants 'looked like *when* they arrived' on Ellis Island: We hear so often that America is "a nation of immigrants" or a "cultural mixing pot" . Unique America's History is as a Nation of Immigrants.
Here is carte-de-viste of the "Drummer Boy of Shiloh", Johnny Clem. He gained tremendous fame for his said heroic actions at the Battle of Shiloh. According to the legend, Clem was knocked unconscious when a piece of artillery shrapnel hit his drum. Disney produced a film called "Johnny Shiloh" to tell his story during the American Civil War.