A depiction of Benedict Arnold's escape after it has been discovered by American troops that he is a traitor.

Arnold's Escape

A depiction of Benedict Arnold's escape after it has been discovered by American troops that he is a…

The remarkable escape and sufferings of Captain Wilson. Captain James Wilson was the first to bring British missionaries to Tahiti in 1797 on the ship Duff.

Escape of Captain Wilson

The remarkable escape and sufferings of Captain Wilson. Captain James Wilson was the first to bring…

A cat sneaking up on a mouse teaching a class how to escape from cats.

Cat and Mice

A cat sneaking up on a mouse teaching a class how to escape from cats.

"That prince escaped from the battle of Worcester as soon as he saw that the day was lost. With a small company of attendants, he eluded the pursuit of the enemy's cavalry by the fleetness of his horse, and struck off from the high road without well knowning which way to go." — Goodrich, 1844

Escape of Charles II

"That prince escaped from the battle of Worcester as soon as he saw that the day was lost. With a small…

An illustration of a man hold a woman's hand as they escape a fire.

Man and Woman Escaping Fire

An illustration of a man hold a woman's hand as they escape a fire.

"A Flying Machine is a device for enabling man to navigate the air. The feat of flying has been often attempted; even among the ancients it was tried, and we are informed, succeeded to some slight extent. The most notable modern experiments with a view to attaining this end have been conducted by Hiram Maxim, of England, constructing his machine on the plane system."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Maxim’s Flying Machine

"A Flying Machine is a device for enabling man to navigate the air. The feat of flying has been often…

General Putnam escaping on horseback.

General Putnam

General Putnam escaping on horseback.

"Fire escapes, to be used from without, consist either of simple ladders kept at convenient stations, or a series of ladders that can be joined together; of poles with baskets attached; of ropes with weights at one end, that they may be thrown into windows; of combinations of ladders, ropes, bags, baskets, nets, etc."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Modern Fire Ladder

"Fire escapes, to be used from without, consist either of simple ladders kept at convenient stations,…

"And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. " Genesis 19:15 KJV

Lot and His Family Fleeing from Sodom

"And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two…

Escape of the French Colony From Onondaga

Escape of the French Colony From Onondaga

Escape of the French Colony From Onondaga

Prisoners eluding capture.

Prison and Escape

Prisoners eluding capture.

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.

Sergeant Champe escaping by horseback and swimming.

Sergeant Champe

Sergeant Champe escaping by horseback and swimming.

"A runaway slave, if recaptured, was sometimes compelled to wear a metal collar riveted about his neck."—Webster, 1913

A Slave's Collar

"A runaway slave, if recaptured, was sometimes compelled to wear a metal collar riveted about his neck."—Webster,…

Captain Sir John Smith (c. January 1580–June 21, 1631) Admiral of New England was an English soldier, sailor, and author. He is remembered for his role in establishing the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown, Virginia.

Smith's Escape from Slavery

Captain Sir John Smith (c. January 1580–June 21, 1631) Admiral of New England was an English soldier,…