Lady Liberty in the 1910's.

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ca. 1866, “Beautiful goddess of liberty, Star Spangled Banner, etc”, [carte de visite portrait of a girl, dressed as Columbia, the American Flag, and a gentleman in a Revolutionary War costume], Frederick Coombs

1866 Portrait of a girl dressed as Columbia, the American Flag, and a gentleman in a Revolutionary War costume (Frederick Coombs?

Albert Einstein Riding Bicycle vintage print

Albert Einstein Riding Bicycle vintage print

Arguably the most renowned physicist in history, Albert Einstein was visiting the USA in 1933 when Adolph Hitler came to power in Germany, so as he was Jewish,

Portraits of new arrivals were used as a marker of a child's progress in the Society. Case studies of some children appeared in the newsletter 'Our Waifs and Strays' describing how they had been transformed from a 'potential street loafer' into a productive member of society. These studies were often illustrated with 'before and after' photographs, contrasting their ragged past with their new-found respectability.

Girl in London, At the bottom of the class system Victorian England was not at all glamorous.

25 Favorite Free Patriotic Images  //  The Graphics Fairy

25 Favorite Free Patriotic Images

Image of Marceline Weatherly, Majorette at the Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia, 1947. (Central Rappahannock Heritage Center)

Image of Marceline Weatherly, Majorette at the Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia, (Central Rappahannock Heritage Center)

Gentlemen on the beach.

Members of the Brighton Swimming Club (a. "The Brighton Bulge"*) pose for a photograph in their tophats, ca. Please note time-travelling Stephen Colbert, situated dead center, delivering his trademark smirk of incredulity.

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An accidental martyr? The 100-year mystery of why suffragette Emily Davison threw herself under the king's horse

One of the most unsettling, yet strangely poignant traditions of the Victorian era was the practice of post-mortem photography.

Memento Mori: The Macabre Victorian Art of Death Photography

Her picture taken after death, the stand holds her up. Victorians imortalised their beloved ones with post-mortem photographs which were, in many cases, the only photograph a family had of the deceased due to the high cost of photography.

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