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After searching the Valley of the Kings for decades, for a tomb that every other expert in Egyptology declared nonexistent, Howard Carter eventually discovered the most important archeological find of the 20th century.
Fletcher Christian and William Bligh are permanently linked to the Mutiny on the Bounty. Listen to the true story of this infamous incident.
Fletcher Christian And William Bligh are permanently linked to the Mutiny on the Bounty. Here is the true story of this infamous incident.
In his sixty year career, Alfred Hitchcock established himself as one of the most important cultural figures of the 20th century
In his sixty year career, Alfred Hitchcock established himself as one of the most important cultural figures of the 20th century.
Although he never robbed a bank or a train, never fought a traditional duel and didn’t drink, Billy the Kid remains one of America’s most notorious outlaws.
He never robbed a bank or a train and never fought a traditional duel but Billy the Kid remains one of America’s most notorious outlaws.
After her rejection by the State Department, Virginia Hall became the most decorated American female civilian during World War II.
After her rejection by the State Department, Virginia Hall became the most decorated American female civilian of World War II
On July 19, 1989, United Air Lines pilot Captain Al Haynes was confronted with a mechanical failure that threatened all 296 passengers aboard his flight, United 232. The response of Haynes and his crew and the ensuing landing provided one of the most remarkable stories in the history of commercial aviation.
On July 19, 1989, United Air Lines pilot Captain Al Haynes was confronted with a mechanical failure that threatened all 296 passengers aboard his flight, United Flight 232. The response of Haynes and his crew and the ensuing landing provided one of the most remarkable stories in the history of commercial aviation.
Part of United 232’s fan disc that was found in a cornfield in Alta, Iowa
The runway at Sioux Gateway Airport after the crash.
Captain Al Haynes, Flight Attendant Susan White and President Bush at the White House, September 8, 1989.
The Michaelson family being interviewed after the crash, 11 month old Sabrina is in the foreground.
Michael Matz, moments after winning the 2006 Kentucky Derby.
Barbaro, 2006 Kentucky Derby champion.
Part Hank Williams and part Spinal Tap, Gram Parsons’ influence on popular music can be heard every day.
Part Hank Williams and part Spinal Tap, fifty years after his death, Gram Parsons’ influence on popular music can be heard every day.
The creator of 1984 and Animal Farm lived a life that was as original and strange as the books themselves.
The creator of Animal Farm and 1984 lived a life as original and strange as the books themselves.
The true story of eight nazi spies who landed on American shores via U-Boat at the height of WWII
The true story of eight nazi spies who landed on American shores via U-Boat at the height of WWII.
Martyr and Saint, Savior of France, National Icon, All by the Age of Nineteen
The true story of the television scandal that shocked America.
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Ronnie Van Zant, In Concert
Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1973. Ronnie Van Zant is second from the right. Ed King is to his right, Gary Rossington to his left
Poster for typical Skynyrd stadium show, 1974.
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Ed King, left.
Skynyrd, 1977, Steve Gaines is second from right, Artimus Pyle is right behind him in the second row..
Ronnie Van Zant current grave marker.
WC Fields, Passport Photo, 1915
Fields, in his Broadway years
Fields in “The Old Fashioned Way,” with Baby LeRoy
Recent photo of Fields’ DeMille Drive home, Los Feliz section of Los Angeles
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Fields with Mae West in My Little Chickadee
WC Fields as Wilkins Micawber in David Copperfield
Fields On Radio, March, 1938
Fields’ grave at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California
Ty Cobb and Shoeless Joe Jackson
Bill Burns Testifying At Trial
The Black Sox Defendants At Trial
Eddie Collins On The Philadelphia Athletics
Abe Attell As A Boxer
Joe And Kate Jackson On Their Wedding Day
Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Grave of Joe Jackson, Greenville, SC
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The Eight Chicago Black Sox
Shoeless Joe Jackson and Babe Ruth
Arnold “Chick” Gandil
Buck Weaver and Eddie Cicotte
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The infamous sketches of DB Cooper
The actual ticket used by “Dan Cooper” to fly from Portland to Seattle
Richard Floyd McCoy, Jr.
The areas where Cooper may have landed in the state of Washington
The JC Penny tie, tie tack and ransom money recovered at the Tena Bar
Richard F. McCoy grave in North Carolina. Was Richard McCoy actually DB Cooper?
Robert E. Lee, 1845, With Son
Robert E. Lee’s Wife And Daughter
Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson, Photo Taken Only Weeks Before His Death
Lee and Jackson Commemorative Stamp, With Lee’s Ancestral Home, Stratford Hall
Arlington House, Occupied By Federal Troops, 1864
Robert E. Lee and His Horse, Traveller
Robert E. Lee, by Matthew Brady
Mary Lee, In Old Age
Washington and Lee University Commemorative Stamp
Robert E. Lee Chapel on the Campus of Washington and Lee University
View From Arlington House Today
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Herman Melville, 1861
Elizabeth Shaw Melville, Melville’s Wife
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Melville’s Massachusetts Home-Arrowhead
Herman Melville, Last Photograph, Mid-1880’s
Elizabeth Shaw Melville, Later In Life
Ted Ngoy’s First Donut Shop, La Habra, California
Ted and his wife, Suganthini, with Richard Nixon
Ted Ngoy in Cambodia, 2017
Frida Kahlo Photographed By Her Father
Frida and Diego Rivera
La Casa Azul
Frida and Diego Rivera’s House With Separate Residences
Trotsky In Mexico
Trotsky’s Study And Assassination Location, Mexico City
Frida Painting In Bed
Frida’s Four Poster Bed, Frida Kahlo Museum
Frida’s Life Mask, Frida Kahlo Museum
La Casa Azul Today, Frida Kahlo Museum
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Ian Fleming, Naval Intelligence
Muriel Wright, The real “Bond Girl”
Ann Charteris, before her marriage to Fleming
Fleming’s Home, Goldeneye, Jamaica
Fleming with his first novel, Casino Royale
Ian Fleming, with his first novel Casino Royal
Sean Connery, Amsterdam, during “Diamonds Are Forever”
Ian and Anne Fleming, later in life
Caspar Fleming, far left
Grave of Ian, Anne and Caspar Fleming, Sevenhampton
Rasputin, Early Years
Nicholas, Alexandra and Family
Rasputin, Royal Family and Governess
Rasputin, later years
Prince Felix Yusupov and the Grand Duchess Irina
Grand Duke Dmitri
Basement Room Where Rasputin Was Attacked
Moika Palace Courtyard, Rasputin Fled Through Small Lower Right Door
Rigor Mortis Photo of Rasputin
Autopsy Photo Of Rasputin, Note Bullet Hole In Forehead
Dmitri and His Wife, 1930’s
Maria Rasputin, Circus Performer
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Burgerbraukeller, After Explosion
Gestapo Headquarters, Berlin, Prinz Albrecht Strasse
Dachau, Crematorium Building
Georg Elser Plaque, Site of the Burgerbraukeller, Munich
Elser Memorial, Wilhelmstrasse, Berlin
Georg Elser, Circa 1939
Burgerbraukellar, After the War.
Hilter Addressing the “Alte Kampfers”, Burgerbraukellar
Hitler, Burgerbraukeller, 1939, in Front Of Pillar
Pope Julius II, by Raphael
Moses, St. Peter in Vincoli, Rome
Julius II Tomb, St. Peter in Vincoli, Rome
Tomb of Lorenzo Il Magnifico, Medici Chapel, Florence
Minos, The Last Judgment, Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
Detail, Sistine Chapel, St. Bartholomew and Likeness of Michelangelo, Vatican City
Michelangelo’s Tomb, Santa Croce, Florence
Michelangelo, by Daniel de Volterra
The Doni Tondo
The Bruges Madonna
Sistine Chapel Detail, The Creation of Adam
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St. Gaudens Panel Commemorating 54th Volunteer Massachusetts Regiment, Monument is situated on the Northeast Corner of the Boston Common.
William Seward, US Senator and Secretary of State
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Alexander Hamilton, First Secretary of the US Treasury
Crossing the Delaware, December 25, 1776
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
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Francis Scott Key
Map of the Battle of Baltimore
Admiral George Cockburn depicted with the burning Washington, DC
General Robert Ross, the only man ever to capture America’s capital
General George Armistead, commander of Fort McHen
Star Spangled Banner Sheet Music from the 1800’s
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Amelia Earhart as a child.
The iconic photograph of Amelia Earhart and her Lockheed Electra 10E
Amelia and Fred Noonan in June of 1937.
The US Air Mail stamp taken from the famous photo.
Paul Gauguin in Breton attire.
Mette Gauguin and her five children.
Gauguin’s iconoclastic “Vision After the Sermon.”
Van Gogh’s jade self-portrait dedicated to “Mon Ami Paul”, sold by Gauguin to raise money for Tahiti, auctioned by the Nazi’s as “degenerate art”, today it hangs in Harvard’s Fogg Museum.
Gauguin’s painting of Vincent painting sunflowers which caused their final row.
The “Yellow House” in Arles, France. It was destroyed in 1940, rebuilt and repainted in cement to resemble the original building.
Gauguin’s “Two Women”
Gauguin’s “Where Are We Going?”
Jack Johnson, The Galveston Giant
Jack Johnson knocks out Jim Jeffries, July 4, 1910, Reno, Nevada.
Jack Johnson and Etta Duryea.
Jess Willard knocks out Jack Johnson in the 26th round, April 5, 1915, Havana, Cuba.
Jack Johnson, later in life.
The graves of Jack Johnson and Etta Duryea, Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
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Wonderful Atlantic Monthly Photo Essay on Ludwig II
Ludwig II as a young man
King Ludwig II
Ludwig and his fiancee, Sophie of Bavaria
Ludwig in middle age
Ludwig II lying in state
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Billie Holiday, 1917
Billie Holiday, performing in the forties.
Billie Holiday, backstage with her dog “Mister.”
Billie Holiday, federal prison mug shot
Billie Holiday, later years.
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Edgar Allan Poe, only days after his suicide attempt, 1848
Virginia Clemm Poe, the only likeness of Poe’s wife that exists.
Sarah Helen Whitman
Elmira Royster Shelton
Edgar Allan Poe Tomb, Westminster Cemetery, Baltimore, MD, (Philip D. Gibbons photo)
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Che Guevara, El Guerrillero Heroico, by Korda
Original Photo, before Massetti and Palm tree were cropped out.
Che on his honeymoon with Hilda Gadea
Che and Aleida March on their honeymoon
Che in Red Square
Tamara Bunke, aka “Tania”
Patty Hearst aka “Tania”, Symbionese Liberation Army
Che and Felix Rodriguez in front of La Higuera schoolhouse, minutes before Che’s execution.
Che Guevara’s body on display at Vallegrande, Bolivia hospital
Leather shoes of Che Guevara worn when he was captured. Blood is from the leg wound suffered in combat.
Paul Ree, Lou Salome and Nietzsche
The (in)famous photo of Salome, Ree and Nietzsche
Nietzsche, with Elizabeth, one year before his death.
Hitler, visiting Elizabeth at the Nietzsche Archive in Weimar.
Mildred Harnack, courtesy, Eric D. Carlson
Mildred Harnack, May, 1938, courtesy of Eric D. Carlson
Fremantle Prison today.
The S. S. Catalpa
John Paul Jones
Artist’s rendition of the Bon Homme Richard vs. HMS Serapis.
Plaque in front of the building on the Rue de Tournon, Paris where Jones died.
John Paul Jones sarcophagus, in the crypt of the US Naval Academy Chapel.
Houdon marble bust of Jones, crypt at the Naval Academy.