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A Parsi, sometimes spelled Parsee, is a member of a Zoroastrian community based primarily in the Indian subcontinent. All Parsis outside of India identify either India or Pakistan as their home country or country of ancestral origin. Parsis are descended from Persian Zoroastrians who emigrated to the Indian subcontinent over 1,000 years ago.

A Parsi of Bombay

A Parsi, sometimes spelled Parsee, is a member of a Zoroastrian community based primarily in the Indian…

The correct posture to sit in when writing.

Penmanship Posture

The correct posture to sit in when writing.

"This simpleton quite saving seems to be, / He stops the leaky spigot, as you see; / Invain he labors, 'tis a useless task, / The open bung-hole soon will drain the cask."—Barber, 1857

Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

"This simpleton quite saving seems to be, / He stops the leaky spigot, as you see; / Invain he labors,…

An illustration of a Persian man.

Persian Man

An illustration of a Persian man.

An illustration of a Persian man holding a lamp and bowing.

Persian Man Bowing

An illustration of a Persian man holding a lamp and bowing.

A depiction of an ancient pharaoh

Pharaoh

A depiction of an ancient pharaoh

A figure skater demonstrating the "pig's ears" maneuver.

Pig's Ears

A figure skater demonstrating the "pig's ears" maneuver.

A pilgrim is one who undertakes a pilgrimage, literally 'far afield'. This is traditionally a visit to a place of some religious or historic significance; often a considerable distance is traveled.

A Pilgrim

A pilgrim is one who undertakes a pilgrimage, literally 'far afield'. This is traditionally a visit…

A pilgrim dressed in a cloak with a hood, wearing a round, wide-brimmed hat, and carrying a staff, travels to a holy place. Christian pilgrimages became popular in the Middle Ages and were generally made on foot with very few provisions.

A Pilgrim Traveling During the Middle Ages

A pilgrim dressed in a cloak with a hood, wearing a round, wide-brimmed hat, and carrying a staff, travels…

A traveler, specifically one who journeys to some place esteemed sacred, either as a penance or in order to discharge some vow or religious obligation, or to obtain some spritual or miraculous benefit.

Male Pilgrim

A traveler, specifically one who journeys to some place esteemed sacred, either as a penance or in order…

A Tripolitan pirate from the War with Tripoli.

Pirate

A Tripolitan pirate from the War with Tripoli.

An illustration of a pirate sitting on a barrel eating a slice of pie.

Pirate Sitting On Barrel Eating Pie

An illustration of a pirate sitting on a barrel eating a slice of pie.

Plowing is the initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting. Pictured is a man plowing a field with a horse and plow.

Plowing

Plowing is the initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting. Pictured is a…

With a chisel and mallet a sculptor could strike thirty blows a minute; with the new pneumatic chisel he could strike a thousand a minute. The sculptor's hand and mind were then enabled to focus solely on guiding the chisel rather than striking it.

Pneumatic Chisel

With a chisel and mallet a sculptor could strike thirty blows a minute; with the new pneumatic chisel…

Such a hammer will deliver a blow at every stroke of the piston-rod, and with sufficient air-pressure will give from 200 to 1,000 blows a minute

Pneumatic Hammer

Such a hammer will deliver a blow at every stroke of the piston-rod, and with sufficient air-pressure…

It consists of a steam cylinder and piston and its rod, and to the rod is firmly secured a steel rock-drill. The cylinder is supported upon a heavy tripod that may stand in any position and present the point of the drill in any direction. The steam or compressed air is conveyed to the cylinder through a hose, and when ready for work it delivers its tremendous thundering blows upon the rock in rapid succession.

Pneumatic Rock Drill

It consists of a steam cylinder and piston and its rod, and to the rod is firmly secured a steel rock-drill.…

A man sitting down checking the time on his pocket watch.

Pocket Watch

A man sitting down checking the time on his pocket watch.

This is a print that appeared in Tennyson's Poems 1857 edition. Alfred Tennyson was a famous English Poet.

Tennyson's Poems

This is a print that appeared in Tennyson's Poems 1857 edition. Alfred Tennyson was a famous English…

An illustration of a Savannah, Georgia sergeant of police.

Savannah Sergeant of Police

An illustration of a Savannah, Georgia sergeant of police.

A politician animatedly speaking to a crowd.

Politician

A politician animatedly speaking to a crowd.

Porter with luggage cart.

Porter

Porter with luggage cart.

Porter with luggage cart.

Porter

Porter with luggage cart.

This is a drawing of a man posing in early 20th century attire. He is dressed in hat, a wide collar jacket, and a ruffled shirt.

Man Posing

This is a drawing of a man posing in early 20th century attire. He is dressed in hat, a wide collar…

An illustration of a potter.

Potter

An illustration of a potter.

An illustration of a Spanish priest.

Spanish Priest

An illustration of a Spanish priest.

An illustration of a prisoner drilling a hole in the wall of his prison cell.

Prisoner Drilling Hole

An illustration of a prisoner drilling a hole in the wall of his prison cell.

Pruning in landscaping and gardening is the practice of removing diseased, non-productive, or otherwise unwanted portions from a plant.

Pruning

Pruning in landscaping and gardening is the practice of removing diseased, non-productive, or otherwise…

Man giving a speech.

Public speaker

Man giving a speech.

A Puritan of 16th and 17th century England was an associate of any number of religious groups advocating for more "purity" of worship and doctrine, as well as personal and group piety. In addition to arming the Puritans to fight against later developments of the Roman Catholic tradition, these studies also led to the rediscovery of some ancient scruples.

A Puritan Soldier

A Puritan of 16th and 17th century England was an associate of any number of religious groups advocating…

The Puritan by St. Gaudens.

The Puritan

The Puritan by St. Gaudens.

Costume of a quaker from Pennsylvania.

Quaker

Costume of a quaker from Pennsylvania.

The costume of a Quaker

Quaker

The costume of a Quaker

A contemporary caricature of Josiah Quincy the first.

Josiah Quincy the First

A contemporary caricature of Josiah Quincy the first.

A man relaxing in his chair.

Relaxing

A man relaxing in his chair.

"Effigy of Robert of Normandy. In Gloucester Cathedral." —D'Anvers, 1895

Robert of Normandy

"Effigy of Robert of Normandy. In Gloucester Cathedral." —D'Anvers, 1895

Illustration of an aquilifer carrying the eagle standard for his Roman legion. His left hand sits on the hilt of his short sword. The top of the standard is an eagle sitting on a ring with the portrait of a man inside. The standard-bearer is wearing traditional armor and no helmet.

A Roman Standard-Bearer called an Aquilifer

Illustration of an aquilifer carrying the eagle standard for his Roman legion. His left hand sits on…

A view of the back of a Roman toga. The man stands with his right foot slightly behind his left, as if he's taking a step. The toga is wrapped and draped over the left shoulder. Boys would adopt this style of clothing at the age of fifteen.

Roman Toga - View from the Back

A view of the back of a Roman toga. The man stands with his right foot slightly behind his left, as…

Man rowing.

Rowing

Man rowing.

Man demonstrating the reach when rowing.

Rowing

Man demonstrating the reach when rowing.

Man demonstrating the recover when rowing.

Rowing

Man demonstrating the recover when rowing.

"Rowing is the propulsion of a boat by oars. The oarsman sits with his face to the stern of the boat, his feet planted flush against his 'stretcher' or footboard, and the handle of the oar in his hands, the loom of the oar resting in the rowlock, the 'button' being inside the thowl-pin. 1, entering the water."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Positions in Rowing

"Rowing is the propulsion of a boat by oars. The oarsman sits with his face to the stern of the boat,…

"He ran down the hill as if he were persued bu the Furies."-Phyllis Bottome, 1917.

Running Man

"He ran down the hill as if he were persued bu the Furies."-Phyllis Bottome, 1917.

A man wearing a life jacket with a line in his hand.

Sailor

A man wearing a life jacket with a line in his hand.

This sculpture by the great artist, Donatello, is of a man dressed in armor holding a shield in front of him. The statue is made of marble and is now located in S. Michele, Florence.

Saint George

This sculpture by the great artist, Donatello, is of a man dressed in armor holding a shield in front…

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), an English poet, philosopher, and critic.

Samual Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), an English poet, philosopher, and critic.

A scrivener (or scribe) was traditionally a person who could read and write. This usually indicated secretarial and administrative duties such as dictation and keeping business, judicial, and history records for kings, nobles, temples, and cities. Scriveners later developed into public servants, accountants, lawyers and petition writers, etc. Scriveners remain a common sight in countries where literacy rates remain low; they read letters for illiterate customers, as well as write letters or fill out forms for a fee. Many now use portable typewriters to prepare letters for their clients.

Scribe

A scrivener (or scribe) was traditionally a person who could read and write. This usually indicated…

This sculpture depicts "Whittington listening to the bells of London".

Sculpture

This sculpture depicts "Whittington listening to the bells of London".

This image depicts a man playing guitar.

Serenade

This image depicts a man playing guitar.

A tennis player serving the ball in to play.

Serving

A tennis player serving the ball in to play.

Carl Shurz's reforms to the Indian Bureau.

Shurz's Reforms to the Indian Bureau

Carl Shurz's reforms to the Indian Bureau.

The Florentine Singer playing an old guitar.

The Florentine Singer

The Florentine Singer playing an old guitar.

Sir Thomas More, after Holbein.

Sir Thomas More

Sir Thomas More, after Holbein.

Man on rollers, sitting.

Sitting

Man on rollers, sitting.

"If sitting the elbows are supported by the knees." — Moss, 1914

Sitting

"If sitting the elbows are supported by the knees." — Moss, 1914

Man skate sailing.

Skate sailing

Man skate sailing.

A man using a slingshot, presumably David from the Biblical story of David and Goliath.

Slingshot

A man using a slingshot, presumably David from the Biblical story of David and Goliath.

A man struggling through a pond while carrying the Bible.

In the Slough of Despond

A man struggling through a pond while carrying the Bible.

A man carrying firewood and dog walking leaving footprints in the snow. A cottage is seen in the distance. Bare winter trees are along the way.

Walking Through Snow

A man carrying firewood and dog walking leaving footprints in the snow. A cottage is seen in the distance.…

An illustration of a soldier charging through an abatis. Abatis, abattis, or abbattis (a French word meaning a heap of material thrown) is a term in field fortification for an obstacle formed of the branches of trees laid in a row, with the sharpened tops directed outwards, towards the enemy.

Soldier

An illustration of a soldier charging through an abatis. Abatis, abattis, or abbattis (a French word…

A Moorish soldier

Soldier

A Moorish soldier