Beautiful portrait of a father and his three children. The informal pose is unusual for that time period. And yet it shows the love of this father who doesn't mind getting down on the floor with his little ones. I love the way the boy is hugging his father from behind and the way the father is leaning into his girls, it displays such tenderness. Glasgow, Scotland. ca. 1867
2009 15 year-old Alyssa Bustamante lured 9 year-old Elizabeth Olten into woods, where she used a knife to slash the girls throat and wrists, she then strangled her. Alyssa disposed of Elizabeth's body in a pre-dug grave. She told police she wanted to know what it felt like to kill. In her diary she wrote, "It was ahmazing. As soon as you get over the 'ohmygawd I can't do this' feeling, it's pretty enjoyable. I gotta go to church now...lol." She was sentenced to life in Feb 2012.
From the time daguerreotypes became available c.1839, Memento Mori photos were a way of honoring & remembering the dead. The practice faded after about 1900 as cameras became common & people were likely to have other photos taken during life.
"It's a fair cop" London Police. There are many suggestions about how the police force got its many nicknames. On the street the police were known as ’bobbies’ and ‘peelers’, which came from the name of their founder. ‘Coppers’ came from the bands of copper on their truncheons and the name ‘Old Bill’ was used because the policemen bore the symbol of the king – William IV.
Robert Peel's Act was passed, to establish a new police force in London and its suburbs, on this day 19th June, 1829. They were known as Peelers and then Bobbies, derived from his surname and Christian name respectively
Gertrude Käsebier (1852–1934) was one of the most influential American photographers of the early 20th century. She was known for her evocative images of motherhood, her powerful portraits of Native Americans and her promotion of photography as a career for women.
Ignatius Sancho-The first African we know of to vote in a British election, he wrote a large number of letters which were collected and published in 1782, two years after his death. He was thought of in his age as "the extraordinary Negro", and to eighteenth-century opponents of the slave trade he became a symbol of the humanity of Africans.
For almost 70 years, Lucy Parsons fought for the rights of the poor and disenfranchised in the face of an increasingly oppressive industrial economic system. Her radical activism challenged the racist and sexist sentiment in a time when it was assumed that women were biologically determined to stay at home barefoot and pregnant. The Chicago police labeled her “more dangerous than a thousand rioters.”