These are rare photos and images, seldom seen.
General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's body is buried in Lexington, Va. But his left arm is buried more than 100 miles away in Chancellorsville, Va., where the limb was amputated after a Civil War battle in 1863. When Jackson was accidentally shot by his own Confederate troops. Jackson's arm was amputated and tossed on the pile of limbs outside the medical tents. until his military chaplain decided to save it. So the arm was buried in a private cemetery at Ellwood Manor, not far from the field ho
Today in the world of eccentric art, a gold cube that’s worth US$11.7 million (NZ$17.5 million) has been placed in New York City’s Central Park with its own security detail, and many are wondering the reason behind it. According to ArtNet, the “Castello Cube” is the latest piece of conceptual sculpting created by the German artist Niclas Castello and was displayed on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) in the famed park for one day only. It is made of 400 pounds (181kg) of Nevadan gold and was cast in Aar
The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm (1786–1859), were German academics, philologists, cultural researchers, lexicographers, and authors who together collected and published folklore. They are among the best-known storytellers of folk tales, popularising stories such as "Cinderella", "The Frog Prince", "Hansel and Gretel", "Rapunzel", "Rumpelstiltskin", "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow White" This their only known photo.
For some reason weddings at the White house have been very popular--there have been eighteen documented weddings hosted by the President and/or First Lady of the United States. This engraving shows President Grover Cleveland's wedding to First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland, which took place in the Blue Room on June 2, 1886. There were 28 guests at the wedding, including relatives, cabinet members with their wives, and close friends.
Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backward. They weigh less than a nickel on average. Their legs are only meant for perching, so they can neither hop nor walk. Hummingbirds are one of the hungriest creatures on the planet. They can consume up to twice their body weight in nectar. They are the smallest birds that migrate. But unlike most birds, they don't go in a flock. They're lone rangers who can migrate up to 500 miles alone at a time.
In this photo, you can see a leopard and a black panther standing behind her. These wild cats are captured in such a way that it almost seems as if the black one is actually the shadow of the one standing in the front. Moreover, both cats are calmly staring at the camera. This photo quickly went viral, since people were absolutely mesmerized by this spectacular view.
Queen Mary's Dolls' House is the largest, most beautiful and most famous dolls' house in the world. Built between 1921 and 1924 for Queen Mary, consort of George V, by the leading British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, it includes contributions from over 1,500 of the finest artists, craftsmen and manufacturers of the early twentieth century. The dollhouse was made to a scale of 1:12 (one inch to one foot),
Thought you could give your baby any name under the sun? Well, it depends which state you live in. Image shows the new baby by Elon Musk and Grimes who left the world dumbfounded when they announced the name of their newborn son: X Æ A-12 Musk. While Grimes offered fans an explanation about the meaning of the name, the pronunciation — and legality — of X Æ A-12 remains questionable. State laws differ about naming babies, and in California where derogatory or obscene names are banned....
As a young woman during World War I, Irène Joliot-Curie (left) worked with her mother Marie Curie (right) to provide mobile X-ray units for wounded soldiers. They are pictured here at the Hoogstade Hospital in Belgium in 1915. After the war she resumed her studies and later worked at the institute founded by her parents - Marie and Pierre Curie. There she conducted her Nobel Prize-awarded work together with fellow researcher Frédéric Joliot, who she married in 1926.
Dutch artist & filmmaker Frans Hofmeester has filmed his daughter's portrait every week from the day she was born for 20 years now. Every week the images are shot in the same style. With this footage he creates time-lapses which show the aging of his children within minutes.
Charles Brady King. King and Ford were friends and collaborators, and Ford followed on a bicycle as King drove the very first car ever seen on the streets of Motor City. On March 6, 1896, King left his machine shop at 112 St. Antoine and sputtered up the street in a wagon with a high seat, rudder-like steering lever and a long brake lever on the side. It was powered by a 4-cylinder gasoline engine, the first of the “block” type motors.
The Voynich Manuscript is a mysterious illustrated hand-written vellum codex, produced in what was thought to have been a written and visual code. The manuscript has been carbon dated to the mid-fifteenth century (1404-1438 AD) and it is thought to have been composed in Northern Italy during the Italian Renaissance. It is currently housed at Yale University, where it is filed as item MS408 in the Beinecke Library of rare books and manuscripts.
These beautiful bookends are the culmination of many attempts and much effort by Japanese artist Monde to realize his vision. His inspiration came from Tokyo, thinking that it would be interesting to depict its alleyways in the gaps between the books themselves. Depending on which diorama you are lucky enough to look into, you will find an arrangement of plants and lights made from different materials, which actually create the illusion of peering down a dimly lit Japanese alleyway.
Snow White, an Indian from Frontierland (and a cow-boy sit on the right), an astronaut from Tomorrowland, a Polynesian girl from Adventureland, and Goofy, all waiting in line in their character costumes (!) to have lunch in the back stage cast members cafeteria called the Inn Between.
Roy Rogers and Clark Gable were members of a gun and skeet club in Chatsworth, CA called the Aqua Sierra and the Roy Rogers Sports Center. Few if any could top Roy at shooting, Clark not so much. Here is a brief video by Roy's son that tells the story of that famous shotgun.
1944: Among those pictured are, front row, from left, James Stewart (1908-1997), Margaret Sullavan (1909-1960), Lucille Ball (1911-1989), Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000), Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003), Mayer, Greer Garson (1904-1996), Irene Dunne (1898-1990), Susan Peters (1921-1952), Ginny Sims (1915-1994), & Lionel Barrymore (1878-1954); 2nd row: Harry James (1916-1983), Brian Donlevy (1901-1972), Red Skelton (1913-1997), Mickey Rooney, William Powell (1892-1984), Wallace Beery (1885-1949), etc.
Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef & Eli Wallach. Sad Hill Cemetery (Spanish: Cementerio de Sad Hill) is a cinematographic tourism site and former film location designed by Carlo Simi in 1966, and built by the Spanish Army. It was where the last sequence of the film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) was filmed. 49 years after the filming, the cemetery was rebuilt. The reconstruction was recorded in the documentary Sad Hill Unearthed (2017), by Guillermo de Oliveira. Here is the theme song.