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Dennis A. Waters Fine Daguerreotypes

Dennis A. Waters Fine Daguerreotypes

Battle of Waterloo, this significant event costed Napoleon 25,000 men and his title as emperor.

Battle of Waterloo, this significant event costed Napoleon 25,000 men and his title as emperor.

Vivian Dorothea Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American street photographer, who was born in New York City and spent much of her childhood in France. After returning to the United States, she worked for approximately forty years as a nanny in Chicago, Illinois. During those years, she took more than 100,000 photographs, primarily of people and cityscapes in Chicago, although she traveled and photographed worldwide.

Vivian Maier

Vivian Dorothea Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American street photographer, who was born in New York City and spent much of her childhood in France. After returning to the United States, she worked for approximately forty years as a nanny in Chicago, Illinois. During those years, she took more than 100,000 photographs, primarily of people and cityscapes in Chicago, although she traveled and photographed worldwide.

It was an Ice Age squirrel's treasure chamber, a burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the Siberian permafrost for over 30,000 years. From the fruit tissues, a team of Russian scientists managed to resurrect an entire plant in a pioneering experiment that paves the way for the revival of other species.    The Silene stenophylla is the oldest plant to be regenerated, the researchers said, and it is fertile, producing white flowers and viable seeds.

Ice age plant brought back to life - mammals next?

It was an Ice Age squirrel's treasure chamber, a burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the Siberian permafrost for over 30,000 years. From the fruit tissues, a team of Russian scientists managed to resurrect an entire plant in a pioneering experiment that paves the way for the revival of other species. The Silene stenophylla is the oldest plant to be regenerated, the researchers said, and it is fertile, producing white flowers and viable seeds.

Photo by full-time Chicago nanny Vivian Maier, whose hobby was photography. Undated, Chicago, IL

Vivian Maier

Photo by full-time Chicago nanny Vivian Maier, whose hobby was photography. Undated, Chicago, IL

"Soldiers prepare to lob "potato masher" grenades from their trench during WWI."  World War I started in 1914. the US did not enter the war until 1917, and the war ended in 1919 over the Treater of Versailles.

"Soldiers prepare to lob "potato masher" grenades from their trench during WWI." World War I started in 1914. the US did not enter the war until 1917, and the war ended in 1919 over the Treater of Versailles.

Ensign Jesse Brown, the first black pilot in the Navy. He was killed in the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir (Korean War) in 1950.  "The Battle of the Chosin Reservoir lasted for 17 brutal days. Some 6,000 Americans were killed in combat, and thousands more succumbed to the cold. Brown and many others who died there are among more than 7,910 Americans still missing in action from the war."

Ensign Jesse Brown, the first black pilot in the Navy. He was killed in the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir (Korean War) in 1950. "The Battle of the Chosin Reservoir lasted for 17 brutal days. Some 6,000 Americans were killed in combat, and thousands more succumbed to the cold. Brown and many others who died there are among more than 7,910 Americans still missing in action from the war."

A testament to a dark part of American history. A 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes. Art historians believe it's an extremely rare Civil War-era photograph of children who were either slaves at the time or recently emancipated. It was accompanied by a document detailing the sale of John for $1,150.

Rare photo of slave children found

A testament to a dark part of American history. A 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes. Art historians believe it's an extremely rare Civil War-era photograph of children who were either slaves at the time or recently emancipated. It was accompanied by a document detailing the sale of John for $1,150.

Very cool.....NYC department of Records just released 870,000 new vintage images of NYC, 19th and 20th century.

Very cool.....NYC department of Records just released 870,000 new vintage images of NYC, 19th and 20th century.

Titanic's First Officer William McMaster Murdoch, who is treated as a local hero in his native town of Dalbeattie, Scotland, but was portrayed as a coward and a murderer in the multi-Oscar winning movie, Titanic. At a ceremony on the 86th anniversary of the ship's sinking, Scott Neeson, the executive vice-president of the film's makers 20th Century Fox, presented a check for five thousand pounds ($8,000 US dollars) to the Dalbeattie school as an apology to the bridge officer's relatives

Titanic at 100 years

Titanic's First Officer William McMaster Murdoch, who is treated as a local hero in his native town of Dalbeattie, Scotland, but was portrayed as a coward and a murderer in the multi-Oscar winning movie, Titanic. At a ceremony on the 86th anniversary of the ship's sinking, Scott Neeson, the executive vice-president of the film's makers 20th Century Fox, presented a check for five thousand pounds ($8,000 US dollars) to the Dalbeattie school as an apology to the bridge officer's relatives

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