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CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870). English novelist
HOGARTH: GIN LANE. 'Beer Street and Gin Lane
MAP: BRITISH EMPIRE, 1886. /nMap, 1886, of the British Empire by Walter Crane
LAUREL AND HARDY.
JAPAN: ASTRONOMY, 1936. Women watching stars. Color drawing, 1936, by Ota Chou.
LAUREL AND HARDY, 1928. Stan Laurel, left, and Oliver Hardy with a police officer
EMMELINE PANKHURST (1858-1928). English woman-suffrage advocate
OLYMPIC GAMES, 1968. American runners Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right)
APOLLO 11: BUZZ ALDRIN. Astronaut Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin standing on moon. Neil Armstrong
CLAUDE MONET: THE MAGPIE. Oil on canvas, c1869.
French advertising poster, 1924, by A.M. Cassandre for Pivolo aperitif.
NORSE GOD ODIN (WODEN). /nGod of wisdom, poetry, war and agriculture. Line engraving.
NEW YORK: FLATIRON, 1905. Flatiron Building, New York City: photograph, 1905, by
BEARDSLEY: SALOME. 'The Black Cape.' Pen-and-ink drawing by Aubrey Vincent
HOGARTH: BEER STREET. /n'Beer Street and Gin Lane.' Steel engraving, c1860
SUGAR RAY ROBINSON (1921-1989). Robinson (right) during the seventh round of a fight
SEAN CONNERY (1930-). Scottish actor, Sean Connery, as James Bond.
LAUREL AND HARDY. Stan Laurel (left) and Oliver Hardy.
FILM: BREATHLESS, 1960. Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg in 'Breathless'
'Landscape After the Rain', by Kao K'o-kung (1248-1310). Yuan dynasty.
'Peche du Cachalot.' Aquatint by Ambroise Louis Garneray and Frederic Martens
The Hippocratic oath, Hippocrates' code of ethical conduct for practitioners of medicine
'The Blind Men and the Elephant.' Japanese woodblock print from the 'Manga'
CAPITALIST PYRAMID, 1911. /nAmerican Socialist poster.
GEORGE ORWELL (1903-1950). Pseudonym of Eric Blair. English novelist and essayist
SAINT THERESE DE LISIEUX (1873-1897). French Carmelite nun and author, known as Saint
SAINTS SERGIUS AND BACCHUS. /nByzantine icon of Saint Sergius and Saint Bacchus
RUSSIAN ICONS: THE TRINITY. By Andrei Rublev. Wood, 1411.
CHARLES 'LUCKY' LUCIANO (1897-1962)
UTRILLO: MONT-CENIS. Rue du Mont-Cenis. Cardboard by Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955).
JIMI HENDRIX (1942-1970). American musician. Photographed during a concert at Berkeley
LAUREL AND HARDY, 1939. Publicity still from the motion picture 'Flying Deuces'
Front page of the New York Times, 21 July 1969, announcing the landing on the moon
MAP: SCOTLAND. /nLine engraving, 19th century.
KUPKA: PLANES/NUDE. Planes by Colors, Large Nude. Oil on canvas, 1910, by Frantisek Kupka.
WILDE: SALOME. 'The Climax.' Pen and ink drawing by Aubrey Beardsley for
AIRLINE POSTER, 1936. British poster for Imperial Airways. Lithograph by Mark Severin
BEWICK: HANGED MAN. /nWood engraving, early 19th century, by Thomas Bewick (1753-1828)
HASSAM: AVENUE IN THE RAIN. 'The Avenue in the Rain.' Oil on canvas by Childe Hassam
ARROW SHIRT COLLAR AD, 1914. American advertisement by J.C. Leyendecker for Arrow shirt collars
NAPOLEON CARTOON, 1805. 'The Plumb-pudding in danger; - or State Epicures taking
WOMEN'S RIGHTS. English poster, c1907, for Votes for Women newspaper.
METROPOLIS POSTER, 1926. German poster for Fritz Lang's 1926 film, "Metropolis
DANCE: HARKNESS THEATRE. Mural by Enrique Senis-Oliver from the proscenium arch of
The Beatles (from left: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney)
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
ANTI-NIXON POSTER, 1960. 'Would YOU buy a used car from this man?' American poster
POSTAGE STAMP, 1840. /nThe 'Penny Black' of Great Britain, engraved by Frederick Heath
MICHAEL FARADAY (1791-1867) /nestablishing the fundamental law of electrolysis: colored engraving
MANET: FOLIES-BERGERES. The Bar at Folies-Bergeres. Oil on canvas by Edouard Manet
RIVERA: DAY OF THE DEAD. 'Feast of the Day of the Dead
STALIN, LENIN & TROTSKY. Communist leaders Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky
BAUDELAIRE: ILLUSTRATION. Illustration for Charles Baudelaire's poem 'Les Fleurs du Mal
OCEAN LINER QUEEN MARY. The Cunard White Star liner 'Queen Mary' launched in 1934
WOLFMAN, 1941. Lon Chaney, Jr., in the title role of 'The Wolfman,' 1941.
THE BEATLES. From left to right: John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George
VILLA DORIA PAMPHILJ, 1925. Villa Doria-Pamphili in Monteverde, Rome, Italy
GILBERT MURRAY (1866-1957). British classical scholar. Drawing, 1929, by Helen Wilson
BARQUENTINE, 1871. The English barquentine 'Waterwitch,' built in 1871
HORATIO NELSON (1758-1805). British naval officer
BALLET: RITE OF SPRING. A soloist from the first English production of Igor
SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934). English composer. Drawing by William Rothenstein, 1919
BOOK OF LINDISFARNE. The beginning of the Gospel of St. John, before 698 AD?
MURGER: VIE DE BOHEME. Illustrated title page by Andre Gill to a 19th century French
Plans of the Wright Brothers' 1903 Biplane.
Illustration by Edmond Dulac for 'The Dreamer of Dreams,' by Queen Marie of Romania
Queen Nefertari playing chess: fresco from the tomb of Nefertari, Thebes, 13th century B
Edouard Manet: Oysters. Canvas, 1862.
DOYLE: SHERLOCK HOLMES. /nSherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty locked in mortal
CANNES: CHATEAU, 1856. /nThe Chateau Eleanor Louise, seat of Henry Peter Brougham
MAIDSTONE PRISON. /nThe prison at Maidstone, in Kent, England
HOLY SPIRIT VISITING. /nThe Holy Spirit, or Holy Ghost, came in to the Apostles (Acts 2:1-4)
BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR, 1805. /n21 October 1805
GLOBE THEATRE, 1616. /nDetail from Nicolas Visscher's view of London, England.
MILTON: PARADISE LOST. Satan and his rebellious angels are cast out of Heaven (Book I, lines 44-45)
MAP OF MACEDONIAN EMPIRE. /nMap of the Macedonian Empire following the conquests
FILM: NAMELESS MEN, 1928.
DICKENS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI (c1181-1226). Italian friar. St. Francis preaching to the birds
WHEN KNIGHTS WERE COLD. Stan Laurel.
CHABAS: SEPTEMBER MORN. Oil on canvas by Paul Chabas, 20th century.
MUNCH: THE KISS, 1895. Drypoint and aquatint by Edvard Munch.
DUCHAMP: NUDE DESC., 1912. Marcel Duchamp: Nu descendant un escalier, no. 2. Oil on canvas
DEGAS: STAR, 1876-77. Edgar Degas: The Star or The Dancer on Stage. Pastel on paper
WALL STREET: BEARS & BULLS. 'Bulls and Bears in the Market
THORNTON: DRAGON ARUM. The Dragon Arum (Dracunculus vulgaris Schott)
CLARK GABLE (1901-1960). American cinemactor.
MARILYN MONROE (1926-1962). American cinema actress.
PATRICK'S DAY: MUSIC, 1873. 'Patrick's Day Parade.' Sheet music cover
LONDON: UNDERGROUND, 1944. 'The more we are together, the more uncomfortable we'll
LONDON: UNDERGROUND, 1944. 'Please stand on the right of the escalator
WINIFRED LENIHAN (1898-1964). American actress, writer, and director. Photograph
HORATIO NELSON (1758-1805). British naval officer
D'OYLY CARTE POSTER, c1894. Poster for Gilbert & Sullivan's 'Utopia, Limited
Christ, Holy Roman Emperor Otto II, and Empress Theophano. Ivory, 10th century.
Japanese samurai warrior, Genkuro Yoshitsune and warrior monk, Saito Musashibo Benkei
President Andrew Jackson destroying the Bank of the United States. Lithograph cartoon
ANNA ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (1884-1962). Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION. God as the great Architect of the Universe
CRIMEAN WAR./nThe Charge of the British Light Cavalry Brigade at Balaclava, Crimea, Oct
AUDUBON: PELICAN. Great White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), from John J
CANALETTO: THAMES, 18th C. Giovanni Antonio Canaletto (1697-1768). Italian painter
SEURAT: GRANDE JATTE, 1886. 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
EGYPT: COPTIC ART: CHRIST and abbot Mena. Painting on wood, 7th century A.D.
ENGLAND: SOCCER MATCH, 1966. Dave McKay (left) of Tottenham Hotspur confronts Billy
BEETHOVEN MANUSCRIPT. Sketches by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) for his Ninth
RUBENS: DANIEL & LIONS DEN. Peter Paul Rubens: Daniel in the Lions' Den. Oil on canvas
SIR EDMUND HILLARY (1919-2008). New Zealand mountaineer and explorer. Sir Edmund Hillary
MONDRIAN: COMPOSITION, 1913. Composition VII. Oil on canvas by Piet Mondrian, 1913.
AMERICAN FLAMINGO (Phoenicopterus ruber). Lithograph, 1858, after John James Audubon.
MONET: SAILBOAT at Petit-Gennevilliers. Oil on canvas, 1874.
CHIRICO: ENIGMA, 1914. Giorgio de Chirico: Enigma of a Day. Oil on canvas, 1914.
MOZART: REQUIEM EXCERPT. Autograph manuscript excerpt of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's
HOMAGE TO CATALONIA. Cover of an early edition of George Orwell's book about
BERNHARDT: MUCHA POSTER. Sarah Bernhardt on a lithograph poster, 1894, by Alphonse
BRUEGEL: HUNTERS, 1565. Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Hunters in the Snow. Panel, 1565.
KATSUSHIKA: GREAT WAVE. Men in boats among large waves, off shore of Kanagawa, with
CURRIER & IVES: CAT. 'The Favorite Cat.' Lithograph, undated by Nathaniel Currier.
HENRY WRIOTHESLEY (1573-1624). 3rd Earl of Southampton in the Tower of London
DANCE OF DEATH, 1538. 'Death and the Soldier.' Woodcut by Hans Holbein the Younger
CHRISTMAS CARD, 1843. The first Christmas card, designed for Sir Henry Cole in 1843
DOYLE: SHERLOCK HOLMES. Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty locked in mortal combat
THE BEATLES, 1965. Left to right: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon
ROY ROGERS (1912-1998). © Leonard Slye
JOHN WAYNE (1907-1979). American actor.
WILLIAM H. BONNEY (1859-1881). Known as Billy the Kid
PILGRIMS: THANKSGIVING, 1621. The First Thanksgiving of the Pilgrims, 1621
American political activist. Davis speaking at a rally against the death penalty
'Labour clears the way.' Labour Party poster of 1910 challenging the House
GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939. Hattie McDaniel assists Vivien Leigh while offering some
INDIA: GOLDEN TEMPLE, 1858. /nView of the sacred tank and marble causeway leading
SAINT JOHN CLIMACUS /n(550-649). Abbot of Mount Sinai
COMMUNIST POSTER, 1967. 'Lenin lived, Lenin lives, Lenin will live forever!'
COMMUNIST POSTER, 1968. 'Long Live the Socialist Revolution!' A poster by Vladimir Kalensky
HINDU GODDESS: KALI. Chinnamasta, a manifestation of the goddess Kali, standing
KAMA SUTRA, 19th CENTURY. "Kama Sutra" by Vatsyayana: Indian miniature painting
THE VIRGIN OF VLADIMIR. Russian icon painted at Constantinople, c1131.
VAN GOGH: STARRY NIGHT. The Starry Night. Oil on canvas by Vincent Van Gogh, 1889.
WILLIAM BLAKE: ADAM & EVE. Angel of the Divine Presence clothing Adam and Eve with coats of skin
CARTOON: ANTI-TRUST, 1889. The Bosses of the Senate. American anti-trust cartoon
KANDINSKY: PAINTING, 1914. Painting no. 199. Oil on canvas by Wassily Kandinsky.
EDVARD MUNCH: THE KISS. Woodcut, 1897-98, by Edvard Munch.
MARS MISSION, 1950s. American magazine illustration by Chesley Bonestell, early 1950s
OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT. Illustration by Leslie Brook (1862-1940) for Edward Lear's
KAMA SUTRA, 18th CENTURY. "Kama Sutra" by Vatsyayana: Indian miniature painting
WIZARD OF OZ, 1939. Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West and Judy Garland
KANDINSKY: SMALL PLEASURES
KANDINSKY: WHITE, 1913
POSTER: AIR FORCE, c1943. 'Take the road to victory! Join the WAAF!' British
POSTER: TRAIN, 1929. French poster advertising 'L'Oiseau Bleu,' Pullman
CHARLIE CHAPLIN (1889-1977). Charles Spencer Chaplin. English film actor and comedian
MALCOLM X (1925-1965). Born Malcolm Little. American religious and political leader
TURNER: BURNING PARLIAMENT. 'The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons
BATTLE OF CRECY, 1346. 'Charge of the French chivalry on the English bowmen
COLDSTREAM GUARDS, 1914. Recruiting poster for His Majesty's Coldstream Guards
PORTRAIT OF SAINT MATTHEW. Book of Lindisfarne Gospels
SHIPS: HMS 'VICTORIA.' HMS 'Victoria,' launched in 1859, the last
CHARLES PEIRCE (1839-1914). American physicist, mathematician and logician
FOXHALL KEENE (1867-1941). American polo player. Engraving, 1891
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (1804-1864). American writer
AUSTEN: PERSUASION. 'Looking on her with a face as pallid as her own
A GARLAND FOR MAY DAY, 1913. 'A Garland for May day [The Many Arguments for Socialism]
CANTERBURY TALES. The beginning of the prologue to Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales
THOMAS NAST: CHRISTMAS. 'The Same Old Christmas Story Over Again
KING: MENOMINEE, 1835. Chenannoquot. Menominee. Oil on wood, 1835, by Charles Bird King
'Bob Cratchit's Christmas Dinner
American actor James Dean with Swiss actress Ursula Andress, 9 September 1955.
Patent drawing for Thomas Crapper's sanitary innovation, the 'Water Waste Preventer
Studies of an ox heart by Leonardo da Vinci, c1512, pen and ink.
English poster for 'Hampstead Railway Non-Stop Services,' 1910.
'Women of Britain, Come into the Factories
'The Female Combatants - or Who Shall.' English cartoon, 1776, on the war between America
Oscar 'Battling' Nelson. Danish-American pugilist
Poster by James Montgomery Flagg from the 1940 presidential campaign, supporting
MAINE: WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE. 'Tomorrow's the Day
GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939. Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable in a scene from the film
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (1804-1864). American writer. Oil painting by Charles Osgood, 1840.
JAMES JOYCE (1882-1941). Irish writer. Drawing, 1922, by Mina Loy.
RUPERT BROOKE (1887-1915). English poet. Photographed in 1913 by Sherril Schell.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY (1899-1961). American writer. As a soldier in World War I, Milan
OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900). Irish poet, wit and dramatist
WORLD WAR II: BOMB SHELTER. A woman kneeling beside a girl in a bunk bed in a bomb
JOHN OWEN (1616-1683). /nEnglish Puritan pastor and theologian. Copper engraving
SMITH & WESSON REVOLVER. /nSmith & Wesson's hammerless safety revolver. Line engraving
BANK NOTE PRINTING PRESS. /nSteam printing-press at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing
BANK NOTE PRINTING PRESS. /nNumbering machine at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing
MELVILLE: MOBY DICK. /nThe only known picture of 'Moby Dick' drawn during
DICKENS: DAVID COPPERFIELD. A happy family scene at the Micawbers: engraving, 19th century
MAP OF FRANCE, c1900. /nWith inset detail of Paris and surrounding area.
WORLD MAP./nPre-Christian era, c450 B.C., according to the writings of Herodotus
VENICE: ARSENALE. /nThe Arsenale of Venice, Italy. Drawing by Antonio di Natale
VAN DONGEN: TANGO, c1930. /n'The Tango of the Archangel.' Oil on canvas
GILBERT & SULLIVAN, 1878. Poster for the first production, 1878, of "H
TITANIC: SURVIVORS, 1912. Survivors of the sinking of the 'RMS Titanic,' 1912.
CIRCUS POSTER, 1920s. American poster, 1920s, for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey
EL GRECO: THE SAVIOUR. Oil on canvas.
REPUBLIC OF TURKEY: POSTER. The Republic of Turkey symbolized as an unveiled woman
ANGEL WITH A LUTE. Fragment of a fresco, c1481, by Melozzo da Forli.
CAVE ART: BISON. Bison from the Nave at Lascaux, Dordogne, France, 7 feet and 10
DELACROIX: ORPHAN, 1824. Eugene Delacroix: Orphan Girl at Cemetery. Oil on canvas, 1824.
GALILEO: MOON. Sketches by Galileo of the moon as he saw it through the telescope
NOAH'S ARK. Flemish manuscript illumination, 15th century.
CAVE ART. Standing bull bison from Cave of Altamira, Santander, Spain, c10,000 B.C.
AMERICA'S CUP, 1883. The American winner, 'Vigilant' with the British
AMERICA'S CUP, 1886. The 'Mayflower' saluted by the fleet while crossing
GARE MONTPARNASSE, 1914. Giorgio de Chirico: oil on canvas.
NEANDERTHAL MAN. First reconstruction of a Neanderthal man, from the La Chapelle-aux-Saints
ROWING TEAM, c1913. The Cambridge rowing team on a river. Photograph, c1913.
JANIS JOPLIN (1943-1970). American singer. Photograph, 1960s.
AMERICA'S CUP, 1885. The American winner, 'Puritan' with the English
AMERICA'S CUP, 1881. The American winner, 'Mischief' with the Canadian
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 1946. Josette Day as Beauty and Jean Marais as the Beast in
JEREMY BRETT (1935-1995). English actor. As Sherlock Holmes in 'The Hound of the Baskervilles
THE BEATLES. From left to right: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr
GODZILLA. A scene from one of the 'Godzilla' movies.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 1865. The Cheshire Cat
JASCHA HEIFETZ (1901-1987). American (Russian-born) violinist. Playing in his New York apartment
SOCCER GOALIES, 1974. English goalkeeper Peter Shilton (left) and Gordon Banks both
American civil rights advocate. Parks sits at the front of a public bus (formerly
Pen and ink drawing by Charles Dana Gibson, 1900.
American atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, 1946.
35th President of the United States. Photographed with his secretary, Evelyn Lincoln
BRUEGEL: TRIUMPH OF DEATH. Triumph of Death; tempera on panel, c1562, by Peter Bruegel
BOSTON MAP, 1722. /nA map of Boston, Massachusetts, by John Bonner. Line engraving, 1722.
WILLIAM TYNDALE (1492?-1536). /nEnglish translator of New Testament and Pentateuch: line engraving
LONDON: PICCADILLY CIRCUS. View of Piccadilly Circus with the statue of 'Eros
MAP: PHILIPPINES, 1905. /nMap of the Philippine Islands printed in the United States
A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Bob Cratchit & his son Tiny Tim: illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith
TITANIC: SURVIVOR, 1912. Sidney Stuart Collett, a survivor of RMS 'Titanic
VAN GOGH: ALMOND BLOSSOM. Branch of an Almond Tree in Blossom. Oil on canvas, 1890
PISSARRO: STATION, 1871. Camille Pissarro: Lordship Lane Station, South London ('Penge
TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, 1887. 'Devil's Toboggan Slide.' Temperance broadsheet published
VLADIMIR LENIN (1870-1924). Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov Lenin. Russian Communist leader
THE SUPREMES, c1963. American vocal trio. From left to right: Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson
MILLET: THE LOVERS. Drawing by Jean Francois Millet, 1848-1850.
THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT. Drawing by Edward Lear from his book 'Nonsense Songs
BOUCHER: VENUS. 'Venus Consoling Love,' 1751, by Francois Boucher. Oil on canvas.
DUCCIO: THREE MARYS. The three Marys at the tomb of Christ. Oil on wood by Duccio di Buoninsegna
JOHN LUTHER JONES (1864-1900). 'Casey'
VAN GOGH: BOOTS, 1886. Boots with Laces. Oil on canvas, Paris, by Vincent Van Gogh.
TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, 1889. Guele de Bois ('The Morning After'). Oil on canvas
GUIDONIAN HAND. Guidonian Hand developed by Guido d'Arezzo (c991-1050) to teach
SHAKA ZULU (c1787-1828). Portrait thought to be of Shaka, chief of Zulu clan in South Africa
MANET: CATS POSTER, 1868. French poster by Edouard Manet for the novel "Les
RODIN: THE KISS, 1886. Marble by Auguste Rodin.
BENITO MUSSOLINI CARTOON. 'The Triumph of Mussolini': cartoon by W
CURRIER & IVES WINTER SCENE. 'Frozen Up.' Lithograph, 1872, by Currier & Ives.
STIEGLITZ: NEW YORK, 1903. Horses and carriages on a snowy street in New York City
CIVIL WAR: GETTYSBURG. The 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment under General Winfield S
SALVADOR DALI (1904-1989). Spanish painter. Photographed with objects, including cats
FRENCH VETERINARY CLINIC. Lithograph advertising poster, 1894, for Paris veterinary
WIZARD OF OZ, 1939. Judy Garland as Dorothy, with her dog Toto, in the 1939 film
THOMAS EDISON (1847-1931). American inventor. Oil over a photograph, 1880
MONTREAL: MAP, 1855. Montreal skyline backed by the Saint Lawrence River, from Mount Royal
FLORENCE: FOOTBALL GAME. A game of football in the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence
PRUSSIAN SOLDIER, 1830. Captain of the Hussar Regiment of the Prussian Guards
LYTTON STRACHEY (1880-1932). English writer. Pastel, 1904, by Simon Albert Bussy
ABRAHAM 'BRAM' STOKER (1847-1912). Irish writer: oil over a photograph
ESTELLE SYLVIA PANKHURST (1882-1960). English suffragette, daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst
THEATER: PANTOMIME, 1851. Scene from the pantomime, 'Oliver Cromwell; or, Harlequin
TAMARA KARSAVINA (1885-1978). Russian ballerina, in the ballet, 'Petrushka,'
HELEN KELLER (1880-1968). American author and lecturer. Photographed in 1905
SIR RICHARD GRENVILLE (1542-1591). English naval commander and adventurer. Oil on canvas
GALILEO GALILEI (1564-1642). Italian astronomer, mathematician, and physicist
ANDREW CARNEGIE (1835-1919). American industrialist
ENGLAND: TRADE CHARTER. Act of Parliament, 13 October 1698, establishing the English
OWENITE COMMUNITY, 1824. Design for an Owenite community by Stedman Whitwell, the
'Nichiren Calming the Storm.' Japanese Oban color print, 1835, by Utagawa
British seaplane being launched from a warship during World War I. Photograph, c1916.
American actress. Russell in 'The Outlaw,' 1943.
American cinema actress. A scene from 'How to Marry A Millionaire.'
Schematic view of George Stephenson's locomotive "The Rocket" of 1829.
Dmitri Mendeleyev's Periodic Table in which the elements are arranged by atomic
Crowds admiring the Horse Guards at St. James Park in London, England, on a French
'The Cow-Pock.' Satirical etching, 1802, by James Gillray on Edward Jenner
Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec. French physician. Laennec, with his stethoscope
'The Gout.' Etching, 1799, by James Gillray.
The grape harvest at the Chateau de Saumur (Loire Valley, France) in September
John Greenwood: (American) Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam. Oil on bed ticking, c1758.
RIVERA: SCHOOLTEACHER. 'The Rural School Teacher
Richie Powling of Arsenal FC (right) tackles a player of Ipswich Town FC during a
Second of the International Polo Matches at Hurlingham, England, 9 June 1902
Mrs. William H. Dewar of Philadelphia, U.S. national champion in women's foil in 1913
MUHAMMED ALI (b. 1942).
Samurai cleaning his sword. Japanese painting, 16-17th century.
(1929-1968). American cleric and reformer. Photographed in March 1965.
(1929-1968). American clergyman and civil rights leader. King's last public appearance
Gourd (Cucurbitaceae family), taro or dasheen (Colocasia esculenta), and pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo)
Variegated Spanish iris (iris bulbosa mixta), wild leek (moly latifolium) and another
Great Britain tests its first atomic weapon at the Montebello Islands off the coast
A model of Sputnik 1. Photograph, 1957.
(1908-1973). 36th President of the United States. Photographed in 1964.
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1912. Former president Theodore Roosevelt and President William
JOHNSON: DRUMMER BOY, c1870. 'The Wounded Drummer Boy.' Oil on canvas by Eastman Johnson
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1865-1939). Irish poet and playwright. Pencil and wash, c1910
JOHN DONNE (1572-1631). English poet. Autograph signature.
THOMAS PAINE (1737-1809). Anglo-American political philosopher and writer
CARIBBEAN: MAP, 1775. /nEnglish engraved map of 'The Caribee Islands'
ENGLAND: CHATSWORTH, 1786. /nChatsworth in Derbyshire, the seat of the Duke of Devonshire
MOTHER GOOSE: KING. /n'The king was in the parlor
LAND YACHTS, 1649. /nTwo land yachts designed by Simon Stevin for Prince Maurice
GILBERT & SULLIVAN: MIKADO. /nSketches from 'The Mikado,' Gilbert and Sullivan's
KING JOHN (c1167-1216). /nKing of England, 1199-1216
HUGH LATIMER (1485-1555). /nEnglish Reformation leader and Protestant martyr. Line
SAINT ROBERT BELLARMINE (1542-1621). Italian prelate and controversialist. Copper engraving
PRINCE CHARLES /n(later Charles II of England) rides out of the city of Worcester
NEWTON'S TELESCOPE, c1670. /nIsaac Newton's reflecting telescope, c1670: line engraving
LISBON EARTHQUAKE, 1755. /nThe earthquake in Lisbon, Portugal, 1 November 1755
BRUEGEL: ST. GEORGE'S DAY. /nLine engraving, c1600, by H
LILY-OF-THE-VALLEY /n(Convallaria majalis). St. Bruno's lily (Paradisea liliastrum)
CARNATION & LAVENDER, 1613. /nCarnation (Caryophyllaceae) and lavender (Labiatae)
MAP: IRELAND, 1851. /nAn engraved map of Ireland, 1851.
GARLIC, 1613. /nGreat Mountain Garlic (Allium victorialis), late white tulip (Tulipa
HOOKE: LOUSE, 1665. /nA louse, as seen by Robert Hooke with his microscope
DANTE: PARADISE. /nThe Heavenly Choir. Wood engraving after Gustave Dore.
PRINTING OFFICE, 1861. Women employed as compositors at a printing office in London, England
LEYDEN: LIBRARY, 1610. /nInterior of the library of the University of Leyden in the Netherlands
TOOL ADVERTISEMENT, 1895. /nFrom the Montgomery Ward & Co. catalogue of 1895.
PEARS' SOAP ADVERTISEMENT. /nEngraved English advertisement, 1889.
BOUGHTON: DAWN, 1909. /nPhotogravure by Alice Boughton, 1909.
NUDE POSING, c1888. /nNude study of La Goulue, a French can can dancer, c1888.
NINA: WORLD MAP, 1500. /nWorld map, 1500, of Juan de la Cosa, navigator on the Nina
MAP: ANTARTICA, 1647-62. /nMap of Antartica (Terra Australis Incognita)
Freemason emblematic chart emblematic chart
GERMANY: LEIPZIG. /nA view of Leipzig, Germany. Line engraving, German
BICYCLE POSTER, 1899. American lithograph advertising poster by Edward Penfield for
ODEON CASINO POSTER, 1920. German poster for Odeon Casino by Walter Schnackenberg, 1920.
SYMBOL: VICTORY. 'V for Victory' hand sign used by Winston Churchill. Woodcut.
CHILDREN OF PARADISE, 1945. French poster for the film 'Les Enfants du Paradis'
STUDEBAKER AD, 1959. Studebaker automobile advertisement from an American magazine, 1959.
SISLEY: LOUVECIENNES, 1872. La route du coeur volant a Louveciennes en hiver. Canvas
ROBERT BEAMON (1946- ). American athlete
JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957). Finnish composer. Oil, 1894, by Akseli Gallen-Kallela.
CASSIDY AND LONGBAUGH. Butch Cassidy (1866-?), alias of Robert Leroy Parker, American desperado
NATIVITY WITH SHEPHERDS. Flemish breviary illumination, c1500.
GOYA: SATURN, 1819-23. Saturn Devouring a Son. Oil by Francisco Goy, 1819-23.
WHITE: FRIGATE BIRD. Watercolor, c1585, by John White.
MOZART: MOTET MANUSCRIPT. Detail of the autograph of the motet, 'God is Our Refuge
WORLD WAR II: TRAINING. British soldiers training during World War II. Photographed c1942.
HEAD OF MEDUSA by Caravaggio: oil on canvas, 1596.
LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918-1990). American composer and conductor. Photographed by Marion S
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790). American printer, publisher, scientist, inventor, statesman
CLARA BOW (1905-1965). American actress.
SILENT FILM STILL: DANCING. 'Moby Dick' starring John Barrymore.
BORNEO SAGO. British Empire Marketing Board poster, 1931.
ÃƒÂ‰DITH PIAF (1915-1963). NÃƒÂ©e ÃƒÂ‰dith Giovanna Gassion. Photographed in concert
INGRID BERGMAN (1915-1982). Swedish actress.
BETTE DAVIS (1908-1989). American actress.
MARLON BRANDO (1924-2004). American actor. In a scene from the film 'Last Tango in Paris
DUKE ELLINGTON (1899-1974). American musician and composer
ANITA EKBERG (1931- ). Swedish cinema actress. Publicity still from 'Artists and Models
ANITA EKBERG (1931- ). Swedish cinema actress. Publicity still from 'Artists and Models
STATUE OF LIBERTY, c1883. The Statue of Liberty under construction in Paris, c1883.
AMERICAN CIRCUS, c1874. 'The Grand Layout
PARIS: FANCE, 1898. Seance with Eusapia Palladino at the home of Camille Flammarion
SOCCER MATCH, 1977. Kevin Keegan of England is tackled by an Argeninian defender
Felix Valloton: The Balloon. Oil on cardboard, 1899.
Bal du Moulin de la Galette. Oil on wood, 1876, Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
Reconstructed map of 13th century London, England.
with the sun at the center. Engraving, Dutch, 17th century.
Cross section of heart. French wood engraving, late 19th century.
With the sun at the center; Copernicus appears at lower right and Ptolemy at lower left
'Industrial Education in New York City
Schematic view of the 'Stourbridge Lion,' the first commercial locomotive in North America
Line engraving, French, 19th century.
Poster by Adolfe Mouron Cassandre, 1931, featuring the 'L'Atlantique.'
Bison dance of the Mandan Native Americans in front of their medicine lodge. Aquatint engraving
(1836-1909). Italian physician and criminologist.
English physician and anatomist. Line engraving, English, 18th century.
'The Blackville Medical Man. "Yes, dis is a clear case of Difflomania
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859-1930).
(1511-1553). Spanish theologian and physician. Copper engraving, 1727.
American merchant's trade card, 1885, for Cocaine Toothache Drops obviously intended
A female medical student studying dissection. Wood engraving, 19th century.
Greek physician. Steel engraving, English, 1839.
Illustration by Arthur Rackham for 'A Dish of Apples,' by Eden Phillpotts, 1921.
Little Red Riding Hood encounters the wolf in the woods on the way to visit her grandmother
The Dance of the Trolls. Illustration by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) for an edition
A Beer Garden at Würzburg, Germany. Wood engraving, American, 1870.
View of the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York, 1930s.
Edgar Degas: At the Cafe, or The Absinthe Drinker. Oil on canvas, 1873.
an American board game by Milton Bradley, 1863.
An Eskimo kayaker wearing a waterproof jacket and holding a toy boat he made for his son
(1874-1965). Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. English statesman and writer
Mongol conqueror. Chinese silk album leaf, Yuan Dynasty.
Winston churchill 1874 1965 english statesman and writer
Thought to be first board game produced in U.S., 1843.
Claude Renoir, Playing. Oil on canvas by Pierre Auguste Renoir, n.d.
'Keep Mum - The World Has Ears.' American World War II poster for the Thirteenth
'The Race Track.' Oil on canvas, 1928, by Raoul Dufy.
(1899-1961). American writer. Photographed in 1944.
Playful golfers by John Held, Jr., on the cover of 'Judge,' 1923.
Pen-and-ink drawing by Albert Edward Sterner, 1886.
A thrust in epee or foil fencing. Copper engraving, French, mid-18th century.
Roman marble copy of the lost Greek Bronze by Myron of c450 B.C.
Northern Irish soccer player. Photograph, c1977.
SILENT STILL: EXERCISE.
Norwegian figure skater and actress.
The English boxing champion Daniel Mendoza (c1763-1836): etching, c1788-95, by James
Irish champion featherweight boxer Ike Weir, 'The Belfast Spider,' 1890s.
American boxer. Gene Tunney down for the famous 'long count' in the championship
Pat Jennings of Tottenham Hotspur blocks a penalty kick by Tommy Smith of Liverpool
SILENT STILL: EXERCISE.
The Entry into Jerusalem (right-hand page). Addis Ababa manuscript. Ethiopia. Before 1350.
Japanese ornamental stone lantern post in a garden setting, next to a tall bush and small stones
Ichijo Jiro Tadanori and Notonokami Noritsune, two Japanese samurai warriors battling each other
Street scene (top)/Public bath (bottom). Sketch from Katsushika Hokusai's 'Manga
'The Lovers Umegawa and Chubei': Japanese Oban print, c1797, by Kitagawa Utamaro
American political activist. Speaking to the press at the University of California at Los Angeles
Jules Harder, the first chef at San Francisco's Palace Hotel
The kitchen of Delmonico's Restaurant, New York City. Photographed by Joseph Byron
A scene at a bar in Greenwich Village, after the repeal of Prohibition, 1933.
Oil on canvas by Jean-Baptiste-SimÃÂ
'Deliciously Yours! P.S. Don't Those Franks Look Wonderful?' Advertisement
From an American magazine.
English politician. Photographed at her home in Chelsea, England, 1975, shortly before
Wwii rosie the riveter symbol of world
Spaghetti vendor serving food in Naples, Italy, c1908.
Unemployed coal miners demonstrating at Jarrow, England, in 1936.
British recruitment poster, 1942, for women bus and tram conductors to replace men
'The Young Communist League is the Shock Battalion of the Five-Year Plan.' Soviet poster
(1889-1951). British (Austrian born) philosopher.
(1908-1973). 36th President of the United States
Soviet troops marching during a parade celebrating the 52nd anniversary of the October Revolution
(1894-1971). Soviet politician. Photographed c1960.
Title-page of Thomas Paine's pamphlet 'Common Sense,' which urged Americans
Greek mathematician and inventor. Archimedes in his tub, discovering the relationship
Theophrastus, Plato, Socrates, Epicurus, Pythagoras, and Zeno. Roman mosaic from Pompeii.
MARTIN HEIDEGGER (1889-1976).
American astronaut and politician. Pictured with the Friendship 7 space capsule shortly
Soviet tanks during a tactical exercise, 2 July 1978.
(1908-1973). 36th President of the United States. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Bill
Soviet political leader. Brezhnev at a White House meeting with President Richard Nixon
Front page of The New York Times, 6 June 1944, reporting the Allied invasion of Europe
35th President of the United States. Photographed in the Oval Office of the White House
(1732-1799). First President of the United States
Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference
37th President of the United States. Photographed at the White House, 1970.
Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference
Democratic presidential campaign button from Franklin D
'The Declaration Committee.' Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson
WWII: TEHRAN CONFERENCE
WWII: POTSDAM CONFERENCE
JOHN F. KENNEDY
JOHN ADAMS (1735-1826)
BETTE DAVIS (1908-1989)
GEORGE CUSTER (1839-1876). American army officer. Custer, left, as a Captain in the Union Army
STONEWALL JACKSON (1824-1863). Thomas Jonathan 'Stonewall' Jackson
GETTYSBURG ADDRESS, 1863. The crowd gathered at Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
CONFEDERATE CAMP, 1861. Confederate troops from Mississippi practicing with the Bowie knife in camp
CIVIL WAR: ANACONDA PLAN. 'Scott's Great Snake' or the Anaconda Plan
ZACHARY TAYLOR (1784-1850). Twelfth President of the United States
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1860. Abraham Lincoln as the Republican party candidate for President
JAMES E. B. 'JEB' STUART (1833-1864)
CIVIL WAR: RECRUITING. Civil War recruiting poster, 1861, appealing to Irish immigrants
JOHN KEATS (1795-1821). English poet. Oil on canvas, 1821, by Joseph Severn.
THEODORE ROETHKE (1908-1963). American poet. Photographed c1940.
ALBERT CAMUS (1913-1960). French writer.
CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON (1832-1898). 'Lewis Carroll.' English writer, photographer
FILM: STAR WARS, 1977. Actor Alec Guinness, left, and George Lucas, who wrote
SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS (1835-1910). 'Mark Twain.' American writer and humorist
EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849). American writer. Drawing by Aubrey Beardsley.
KAROLINE MICHAELIS (1763-1809). German writer and hostess. Wife of August Wilhelm von Schlegel
ALFRED JARRY (1873-1907). French writer.
OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900). Irish writer and wit. Caricature by James McNeill Whistler.
JAMES JOYCE (1882-1941). Irish writer. 'Portrait of James Joyce,' by Wyndham Lewis
GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO (1863-1938). Italian author and soldier
WILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM (1874-1965). English novelist and playwright
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN (1918- ). Russian writer. Photographed in exile at Dueren
WEIMAR: SHILLER'S HOUSE. The house of German poet and playwright Friedrich von Schiller
GEORGE MEREDITH (1828-1909). English novelist and poet. Wood engraving, 1891.
CIVIL WAR: MOBILE BAY, 1864. The Confederate ironclad ram 'Tennessee,' captured
CARTOON: ELECTION OF 1864. 'A little game of bagatelle, between Old Abe the railsplitter
ROBERT BURNS (1759-1796). Scottish poet. Oil on panel by Alexander Nasmyth (1758-1840).
ISAK DINESEN (1885-1962). Pseudonym of Karen Blixen
FRIEDRICH SCHILLER (1759-1805). Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller. German poet and playwright
VOLTAIRE (1694-1778). Assumed name of François Marie Arouet, French man of letters
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE (1821-1867). French poet. Photographed by Etienne Carjat, 1863.
ISABELLE de CHARRIERE (1740-1805). N
SARTRE & BEAUVOIR, 1964. French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre and writer Simone Beauvoir
CHARLOTTE BRONTË (1816-1855). English novelist. Line and stipple engraving, 19th century
WILLIAM COBBETT (1763-1835). English political journalist and essayist. Lithograph
ALEXANDER WOOLLCOTT (1887-1943). American journalist. Visiting Moscow, the Soviet Union
GUSTAVE FLAUBERT (1821-1880). French novelist. Photographed by Nadar.
MICHEL EYQUEM DE MONTAIGNE (1533-1592). French writer. Line and stipple engraving
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD (1896-1940). Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
JAMES JOYCE (1882-1941). Irish writer. Caricature of Leopold Bloom, drawn in Myron C
VLADIMIR NABOKOV (1899-1977). Russian-American novelist
LANGLAND: PIERS PLOWMAN. A manuscript page from the Middle English poem 'The
FRIEDRICH von SCHILLER (1759-1805). Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller. German poet
MATTHIAS SPRENGEL (1746-1803). Matthias Christian Sprengel, German philosopher and historian
SOLZHENITSYN AND BÖLL, 1974. Russian writer Alexander Solzehnitsyn (left) and German
SEAN O'CASEY (1800-1964). Irish playwright. Photographed in 1934.
NOEL COWARD (1899-1973). English actor and playwright
BLAKE: JERUSALEM, 1804. 'Awake Awake Jerusalem': watercolor from William
JAMES JOYCE (1882-1941). Irish writer. Drawing, 1955.
YELLOWSTONE POSTER, c1938. Ranger Naturalist Service poster, c1938, promoting Yellowstone
HICKS: NOAH'S ARK, 1846. Oil on canvas by Edward Hicks, 1846.
WOMAN TAKEN IN ADULTERY. /n'Jesus and the Woman Taken in Adultery
CHILI PEPPER, 1735. /nLine engraving by Elizabeth Blackwell from her book 'A
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