In 1955 a crash between a Mercedes and a Jaguar during the Le Mans race left 84 people dead. The endurance race continued and Mercedes withdrew from the race. They asked Jaguar to do the same. Jaguar refused and their driver (who caused the crash) went on to win the race.
Mens banyan, ca 1760 England (ca silk), Cora Ginsburg. A banyan was a comfortable, warm, semi-fitted coat worn by fashionable men at home. They were inspired by coats worn in India which must have caught the interest of European traders.
Day 5 (free time): Musee d' Orsay, the place I'd most like to go during free time. One of the best places on Earth to see impressionist works. Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Bal du moulin de la Galette (Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette) Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
Miss Hilda Trevelyan wearing a black arm band. A famous English actress, most remembered now for her role as Wendy in Peter Pan. This photo postcard is dated If the photo of her was taken in 1906 she was already 26 years old. She played a young girl.
1,700-Year-Old Roman Mosaic Discovered During City Sewer Construction Project