A man operating an electro-magnetic telegraph.

Telegraph

A man operating an electro-magnetic telegraph.

Two men using a telephone.

Telephone

Two men using a telephone.

William Tell was known as an expert marksman with the crossbow. At the time, Habsburg emperors were seeking to dominate Uri. Hermann Gessler, the newly appointed Austrian Vogt of Altdorf raised a pole in the village's central square with his hat on top and demanded that all the local townsfolk bow before it. Tell passed without bowing, and was arrested. His punishment, being forced to shoot an apple off the head of his son, Walter, or else both would be executed. Tell had been promised freedom if he shot the apple. Tell split the fruit with a single bolt from his crossbow. When Gessler queried him about the purpose of the second bolt in his quiver, Tell answered that if he had ended up killing his son in that trial, he would have turned the crossbow on Gessler himself. Gessler became enraged at that comment, and had Tell bound and brought to his ship to be taken to his castle at Küssnacht. In a storm on Lake Lucerne, Tell managed to escape. He went to Küssnacht, and when Gessler arrived, Tell shot him. Tell's defiance of Gessler sparked a rebellion leading to the formation of the Swiss Confederation.

William Tell

William Tell was known as an expert marksman with the crossbow. At the time, Habsburg emperors were…

"When dangers close our path, 'tis wise you'll see, to have more than one place to which to flee; to save himself this rat is poorly killed, his only hole is closed: he's caught, he's killed."—Barber, 1857

The Rat That Has But One Hole is Soon Caught

"When dangers close our path, 'tis wise you'll see, to have more than one place to which to flee; to…

Three adult males talking around a table.

Three Men Talking

Three adult males talking around a table.

"The following cuts represent, the first more ancient, and the second the later mode of wearing the toga." — Anthon, 1891

Roman Togas

"The following cuts represent, the first more ancient, and the second the later mode of wearing the…

This image depicts a man and a donkey walking under The Tower of Justice, the original entrance gate to the Alhambra. The Alhambra is a fortress in Granada, Spain that was built in 1348 by Yusuf I.

The Tower of Justice

This image depicts a man and a donkey walking under The Tower of Justice, the original entrance gate…

This image depicts the town crier playing a drum on a street in Spain. The town crier is employed by the town council to make public announcements in the street.

Town Crier

This image depicts the town crier playing a drum on a street in Spain. The town crier is employed by…

A man and a woman reading in a train compartment.

Train Compartment

A man and a woman reading in a train compartment.

An illustration of a man running towards a train station.

Man Running Towards Train Station

An illustration of a man running towards a train station.

A cartoon of a man being tripped by a dog on a leash. He drops his umbrella, hat, and book while a young boy cheers behind him.

Tripping Man

A cartoon of a man being tripped by a dog on a leash. He drops his umbrella, hat, and book while a young…

Man wearing a turban.

Turban

Man wearing a turban.

A cartoon of two gentlemen smoking cigarettes.

Two Gentlemen in Suits

A cartoon of two gentlemen smoking cigarettes.

Two men and a woman with suitcases.

Two Men And A Woman

Two men and a woman with suitcases.

An illustration of two men arguing.

Two Men Arguing

An illustration of two men arguing.

A cartoon of two men at a train station. One man is holding a ticket, while the other man is leaning out of the train with his fist held out.

Two Men at a Train Station

A cartoon of two men at a train station. One man is holding a ticket, while the other man is leaning…

A cartoon of two men fighting with sticks and books.

Two Men Fighting

A cartoon of two men fighting with sticks and books.

A cartoon of two man standing next to a chair. One man has one leg propped up on the chair while smoking a cigarette.

Two Men Standing with a Chair

A cartoon of two man standing next to a chair. One man has one leg propped up on the chair while smoking…

Two older adult males sitting in chairs talking to one another.

Two Men Talking

Two older adult males sitting in chairs talking to one another.

An illustration of a young boy dressed as Uncle Sam.

Uncle Sam

An illustration of a young boy dressed as Uncle Sam.

A Union soldier

Union

A Union soldier

"This picture is based upon a photograph of a painting exhibited many years ago in the Paris Salon. It represents the crowning experiement of Dr. Edward Jenner, a famous English physician and the discoverer of vaccination. This experiment was performed on a boy who Jenner innoculated with matter taken from the hand of a milkmaid who had been directly infected by the cow. This was on the 14th of May, 1796, more than a century ago." — Blaisedell, 1904

The First Vaccination

"This picture is based upon a photograph of a painting exhibited many years ago in the Paris Salon.…

The Valley Farm. (Willy Lott's House.), a painting by John Constable.

The Valley Farm. (Willy Lott's House.)

The Valley Farm. (Willy Lott's House.), a painting by John Constable.

An illustration of George Villiers.

George Villiers

An illustration of George Villiers.

A man and his son hunting in the mountains of Virginia.

Virginia Mountaineers in Colonial Times

A man and his son hunting in the mountains of Virginia.

Village man wear a straw hat and a poncho. He is walking with a stick and looks like he is traveling somewhere.

Walking Man

Village man wear a straw hat and a poncho. He is walking with a stick and looks like he is traveling…

This is a drawing of a man and woman walking. The woman seems to be wearing a cape and a large hat. The man is wearing a waist coat and a hat.

Man and Woman Walking

This is a drawing of a man and woman walking. The woman seems to be wearing a cape and a large hat.…

A native American man and woman.

Warrior and Squaw

A native American man and woman.

An illustration of George Washington lighting a cannon at the siege of Yorktown.

George Washington at Siege of Yorktown

An illustration of George Washington lighting a cannon at the siege of Yorktown.

An illustration of a young George Washington trekking through the wilderness.

Washington's Journey

An illustration of a young George Washington trekking through the wilderness.

George Washington, born in Virginia, February 22nd, 1732 was the eldest of five children. He was inquisitive, docile and diligent with a talent for leadership. His first surveying job established his reputation in that field. At nineteen, he was appointed military inspector with the rank of major. He continued for many years of service in his military career finally retiring to private life in 1758. On January 6th, 1759, he married Mrs. Martha Custis, a widow. With the revolution approaching he was commissioned to take command of the army. He leadership skills were to carry him though the years of difficulty ahead. The succesful siege of Yorktown was a victory that put a finish to the war. On the 25th of November, 1783, a peace treaty with Britain was ratified. Once again he retired to private life, spending the next several years devoted to his family and farm. In 1787 he was chosen as president of the convention to revise the federal system held at Philadelphia. With the new constitution about to go into operation, Washington was unanimously chosen as the first president of the United States.

George Washington

George Washington, born in Virginia, February 22nd, 1732 was the eldest of five children. He was inquisitive,…

A man with long legs dancing for a boy in a sailor outfit.

Weedy and Long Was He

A man with long legs dancing for a boy in a sailor outfit.

Soldiers outside a few tents.

Winter Scene in Camp

Soldiers outside a few tents.

An illustration of a woman running after a scarecrow.

Woman & Scarecrow

An illustration of a woman running after a scarecrow.

An illustration of a woman consoling a man with his head down on a desk.

Woman Consoling Man

An illustration of a woman consoling a man with his head down on a desk.

An illustration of a woman sitting in a chair crying with a man attempting to console her but is confused.

Woman Crying

An illustration of a woman sitting in a chair crying with a man attempting to console her but is confused.

An illustration of a woman driving a carriage and talking to a man.

Woman Driving Carriage

An illustration of a woman driving a carriage and talking to a man.

An illustration of a woman greeting a guest on a porch.

Woman Greeting Guest

An illustration of a woman greeting a guest on a porch.

An illustration of a woman greeting two guests at her door.

Woman Greeting Guests

An illustration of a woman greeting two guests at her door.

An illustration of a woman holding a cat while talking to a man.

Woman Holding Cat

An illustration of a woman holding a cat while talking to a man.

An illustration of a woman holding a scale with a man.

Woman Holding Scale with Man

An illustration of a woman holding a scale with a man.

A man stands firmly looking straight ahead while a woman at his side touches his arm. Perhaps she is pleading for something and he is trying not to look at her. Rocks and mountains are in the background.

A Woman Holds onto the Arm of a Man

A man stands firmly looking straight ahead while a woman at his side touches his arm. Perhaps she is…

An illustration of a woman introducing a man to her husband.

Woman Introducing Man

An illustration of a woman introducing a man to her husband.

An illustration of a woman looking at a picture of a man.

Woman Looking at Picture

An illustration of a woman looking at a picture of a man.

An illustration of a woman tying a man's robe.

Woman Tying Man's Robe

An illustration of a woman tying a man's robe.

An illustration of a man wearing a suit of armor with a woman washing it.

Woman Washing a Man in Armor

An illustration of a man wearing a suit of armor with a woman washing it.

An illustration of a woman watching a man walk away.

Woman Watching Man Walk

An illustration of a woman watching a man walk away.

An illustration of a woman with a small man tied to her apron strings.

Woman with Man Tied to Apron Strings

An illustration of a woman with a small man tied to her apron strings.

An illustration of a woman writing a letter while a soldier is laying on a bed.

Woman Writing Letter & Man on Bed

An illustration of a woman writing a letter while a soldier is laying on a bed.

An illustration of a man tipping his hat in respect to two women sitting in a carriage.

Women in Carriage

An illustration of a man tipping his hat in respect to two women sitting in a carriage.

This is a picture of a man instructing two women seated.

Man Instructing Women

This is a picture of a man instructing two women seated.

This is a picture of a man instructing two women seated.

Man Instructing Women

This is a picture of a man instructing two women seated.

A cartoon of a young man holding a pickaxe, with expletives coming out of his mouth.

Young Man Holding Pickaxe

A cartoon of a young man holding a pickaxe, with expletives coming out of his mouth.

An elephant drinking beer out of a keg.

Elephant Drinking

An elephant drinking beer out of a keg.