The photo was taken in 1910. It’s the last photograph taken of Florence Nightingale. (It's rare: she was reluctant throughout her life to be photographed.) It shows 90 year old Florence in her bedroom at her home in London. The photo was taken by Lizzie Caswall Smith. On the back of the photo Smith wrote, “Taken just before she died, house near Park Lane. The only photograph I ever took out of studio. I shall never forget the experience.”
Aug. 2, 1873: San Francisco’s First Cable Car Conquers Nob Hill
Aug. 2, 1873: San Francisco’s First Cable Car Conquers Nob Hill // Image: "1873: Andrew Hallidie tests the first cable car in San Francisco." // Hallidie is said to have conceived his idea in 1869 while watching a team of horses being whipped as they struggled to pull a car up wet cobblestones on Nob Hill. They slipped and were dragged to their deaths. It so happened that Hallidie’s father held the British patent for wire-rope cable, and when the son came to the Gold Rush fi...
Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette, on her motor-scooter in 1916, travelling to work at offices in London where she was a supervisor. The scooter was a birthday present from her husband, the journalist and Liberal politician Sir Henry Norman.