A rare shot of a young Winston Churchill in 1895

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, PC, DL, FRS, RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of...

Powder Monkey on the USS New Hampshire in 1864

A powder boy or powder monkey manned naval artillery guns as a member of a warship's crew, primarily during the Age of Sail. His chief role was...

Federal ironclad USS Galena showing some battle damage in 1862

USS Galena was a wooden-hulled broadside ironclad built for the United States Navy during the American Civil War. The ship was initially assigned to the North Atlantic...

A Picture in Time

From the mid 19th century to nowadays, the 'A Picture in Time' series goes through some of the most important and memorable passages of human history...

A woman waits for the hoops of her crinoline to be...

A crinoline is a stiffened or structured petticoat designed to hold out a woman's skirt, popular at various times since the mid-19th century. Originally, crinoline described a...

Mark Twain inside the laboratory of Nikola Tesla in 1894

Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla became close and long term friends.  Their friendship made them spent much time together including much time in Tesla's laboratory.  Twain was fascinated with...

Samurai ca 1860-1880

Samurai (侍) were the military-nobility and officer-caste of medieval and early-modern Japan. In Japanese, they are usually referred to as bushi (武士) or buke (武家). According to...

Tsar Nicholas II and friend in 1899

Nicholas II (Russian: Николай II) (18 May 1868 – 17 July 1918) was the last tsar of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced...