"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
Mike Disfarmer (1940s)
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
"Extraordinary" Roman Helmet
Photograph courtesy Christie’s Auction House
A rare Roman helmet dating to the late first to second century A.D. fetched nearly $3.6 million dollars at a London auction on October 7.
The bronze helmet and face mask (seen above in an undated photo) were discovered in May 2010 by a treasure hunter using a metal detector in a field in Cumbria, a county in northwestern England.
The helmet was described by Christie’s auction house as “an extraordinary example of Roman metalwork at its zenith.”
Both the sellers and winning bidder have remained anonymous.
Source: National Geographic
Bluesmen (c.1920’s )
HH: And they called it “The Blues.”