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"The Pillory"
Daniel Defoe in the pillory, 1862 line engraving by James Charles Armytage after Eyre Crowe
He wrote of himself:No man has tasted differing fortunes more, And thirteen times I have been rich and poor.

"The Pillory"

Daniel Defoe in the pillory, 1862 line engraving by James Charles Armytage after Eyre Crowe

He wrote of himself:
No man has tasted differing fortunes more, 
And thirteen times I have been rich and poor.


Koprulu Fazıl Ahmed Pasha (Albanian: Fazıl Ahmed Pashë Kypriljoti; 1635 – 19 October 1676) was a member of the renowned Köprülü family originating from Albania, which produced six grand viziers of the Ottoman Empire.

Koprulu Fazıl Ahmed Pasha (Albanian: Fazıl Ahmed Pashë Kypriljoti; 1635 – 19 October 1676) was a member of the renowned Köprülü family originating from Albania, which produced six grand viziers of the Ottoman Empire.

Quietly winding her way through Secret Service agents and hundreds of people in the street, Mrs. H.C. Wiles of Boulder, Colo., worked her way to President Franklin Roosevelt to shake his hand as his car paused briefly in Denver, 1936. She was one of a very few able to reach his side during his Denver visit. AP/File

Quietly winding her way through Secret Service agents and hundreds of people in the street, Mrs. H.C. Wiles of Boulder, Colo., worked her way to President Franklin Roosevelt to shake his hand as his car paused briefly in Denver, 1936. She was one of a very few able to reach his side during his Denver visit. AP/File

Evacuating Saigon, April 30, 1975. An American evacuee punches away a South Vietnamese man for a place on the last chopper out of the US embassy.
HH:  Panic and pandomonium - sheer desperation caught on film 

Evacuating Saigon, April 30, 1975. An American evacuee punches away a South Vietnamese man for a place on the last chopper out of the US embassy.

HH:  Panic and pandomonium - sheer desperation caught on film 

atomic bomb test -1955
HH:  Yeah, that’s a safe distance, no fall-out here.

atomic bomb test -1955

HH:  Yeah, that’s a safe distance, no fall-out here.

Mehmed VI, the last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, leaving the country after the abolition of the Ottoman sultanate, 17 November 1922.

Mehmed VI, the last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, leaving the country after the abolition of the Ottoman sultanate, 17 November 1922.

Princess Yvonne and Prince Alexander from Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn in Germany, 1955 

Princess Yvonne and Prince Alexander from Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn in Germany, 1955 

Best Actress - Oscar Gown History

Best Actress - Oscar Gown History

Hybrid Airship by Alberto Santos-Dumont was the first recorded attempt at combining a fixed wing aircraft with an airship, the above image was taken in 1906 at the inaugural flight on the grounds of the Chateau de Bagatelle in France.

Hybrid Airship by Alberto Santos-Dumont was the first recorded attempt at combining a fixed wing aircraft with an airship, the above image was taken in 1906 at the inaugural flight on the grounds of the Chateau de Bagatelle in France.

Knocker-uppers were essentially alarm clocks – they were hired to ensure that people would wake up on time for their own jobs. They would use sticks, clubs or pebbles to knock on clients’ windows and doors. (Image credits: laboiteverte.fr)

Knocker-uppers were essentially alarm clocks – they were hired to ensure that people would wake up on time for their own jobs. They would use sticks, clubs or pebbles to knock on clients’ windows and doors. (Image credits: laboiteverte.fr)

Old time “selfies”.

Old time “selfies”.


"Officers and guests lunch under giant cactus near Fort Thomas, Arizona." February 18, 1886
From the series: Signal Corps Photographs of American Military Activity, 1754 - 1954

"Officers and guests lunch under giant cactus near Fort Thomas, Arizona." February 18, 1886

From the series: Signal Corps Photographs of American Military Activity, 1754 - 1954

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Mike Disfarmer (1940s)

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Mike Disfarmer (1940s)

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Hungarian-born American magician, escape artist, and psychic debunker Harry Houdini shows his handcuffs as he stands in a wooden box on a boat and prepares to be submerged into East River, New York, 1912. He escaped the predicament to the delight of onlookers 

nem is láttam houdiniról képet eddig, elég komoly feje van

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Hungarian-born American magician, escape artist, and psychic debunker Harry Houdini shows his handcuffs as he stands in a wooden box on a boat and prepares to be submerged into East River, New York, 1912. He escaped the predicament to the delight of onlookers 

nem is láttam houdiniról képet eddig, elég komoly feje van

Street Style in 1906 by Edward Linley Sambourne