The US capitol building in Washington DC, under construction. 1861.
Paratrooper Stephen “Hank” Hood drinks a bottle of Bacardi in one of the most iconic moments of the Falklands War. Taken after the liberation of Goose Green, 29th of May 1982.
Stephen Hood committed suicide on January of this year as a result of PTSD which may have been triggered by the recent escalating disputes over the Falklands.
Mughsot and fingerprints of Vincenzo Peruggia, the man who stole the Monna Lisa from the Louvre, 1909
Lifeguard on duty, circa 1920s
Top Finnish fighter ace of the Second World War, Eino “Illu” Juutilainen. Scored 94 confirmed aerial victories .
More information: Though 94 kills were confirmed, Juutilainen claimed 126.
34 of his kills were scored flying the “flying beer bottle,” the Brewster B-239.
Finland ordered 44 Brewsters from the United States. Originally a naval craft meant to take off from carriers, the Brewster Buffaloes sent to Finland were de-navalized. Unlike the British and Dutch airforces that suffered severe Brewster losses in the Pacific, Finland used the craft with great effectiveness against the Red Air Force in the Continuation War (1941-1944). The Brewsters of Juutilainen’s 24th Squadron claimed 477 Soviet aircraft to the loss of 19 Brewsters, a ratio of 26:1.
The Finnish Air Force used an untilted blue swastika since 1918, well before the symbol had any connotations to Nazism.
Sorolla: The death of Pedro Velarde y Santillán during the defence of the Monteleon Artillery Barracks.
"A member of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition plays the bagpipe for a penguin, 1904."
Bobby Orr celebrates after scoring a goal that gave the Bruins the Stanley Cup trophy over the Blues, May 10, 1970
U.S. chess prodigy, Bobby Fisher, playing 50 opponents simultaneously at his Hollywood hotel on 12 April 1964. He won 47, lost 1 and drew 2.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, December 10th, 1948
Lady Liberty’s Head and upper torso temporarily installed in a Paris park, 1878
Lt. Col. Galland and Maj. Gen. Osterkamp listen as Lt. Col. Mölders demonstrates the course of his latest air battle, April 1941
A formation of Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers flying over France. May 29, 1940.
Karate training with Shinpan Gusukuma sensei at Shuri Castle c.1938, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
"US soldiers pile great rolls of fence wire at a supply depot in England in preparation of the Normandy landings." May, 1944