A fireman attempts to check the flames from a gas explosion, after an air raid in Central London the previous night. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 1940
Florynce Kennedy — civil rights lawyer, feminist, political activist — 1969 photo by Avedon
© Samuel H. Gottscho/Courtesy of Daniel Wolf, Inc., New York. Above: The opening day of the Empire State Building, 1931. - See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2010/10/6902#sthash.VWO8WHXl.dpuf
A vivandiere, a female soldier selling provisions and spirits, with the Allied forces during the Crimean War. 1850s
March 1943. “New Orleans, Louisiana. Line at rationing board.” Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information.
Diamond Crown of Peter the Great composed of gold, silver, diamonds, emeralds rubies, tourmalines, sable, and enamel.
Custom House, one of London’s best surviving examples of 19th-century architecture, viewed from the river circa 1875.