From Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. An old mariner tells his tales to a young man who is on his way to a wedding.

Ancient Mariner

From Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. An old mariner tells his tales to a young man who…

In Norse mythology, Aslog, daughter of Siegfried and Brunhild, becomes an orphan and is adopted by an old harp player, Heimir. Concerned about her safety, Heimir hides Aslog in his harp.

Aslog and Heimir

In Norse mythology, Aslog, daughter of Siegfried and Brunhild, becomes an orphan and is adopted by an…

An illustration of a ship captain standing next to an old man and a young girl in shackles.

Captain with Old Man and Young Girl in Shackles

An illustration of a ship captain standing next to an old man and a young girl in shackles.

The death of columbus

Death of Columbus

The death of columbus

Drummer carries old man across river

Drummer

Drummer carries old man across river

Group of people leaving a rural area.

Fugitives Before the Approach of a Hostile Army

Group of people leaving a rural area.

A caricature showing an old man holding an umbrella and a bag.

Jay Bird

A caricature showing an old man holding an umbrella and a bag.

"My little old man and I fell out; I'll tell you what 't was all about,--I had money and he had none, And that's the way the noise begun."

Little Old Couple

"My little old man and I fell out; I'll tell you what 't was all about,--I had money and he had none,…

Old man with funny shoes flying through the air.

Man flying

Old man with funny shoes flying through the air.

In Norse mythology, Nornagesta was fated by the three Norns: Urd, Verdandi, and Skuld. Urd and Verdandi gave him a rich, heroic life. Skuld said he would live no longer than a burning candle. Nornagesta kept the candle safe and hidden and lived to be 300 years old. King Olaf found the candle, burned it, and Nornagesta died.

Olaf and Nornagesta

In Norse mythology, Nornagesta was fated by the three Norns: Urd, Verdandi, and Skuld. Urd and Verdandi…

Face of an old man looking down and toward the right. He is wearing a bow tie.

Old man

Face of an old man looking down and toward the right. He is wearing a bow tie.

Old man falling down.

Old man

Old man falling down.

"There was an old man of Tobago, Who lived on rice, gurel, and sago. Till, much to his bliss, his physician said this--To a leg, sir, of mutton you may go."

Old Man

"There was an old man of Tobago, Who lived on rice, gurel, and sago. Till, much to his bliss, his physician…

Scene from the story, "A Falling Out."

Old Man

Scene from the story, "A Falling Out."

An old man sitting.

Old Man

An old man sitting.

The old husband and the young wife from Sheridan's School for Scandal.

School for Scandal

The old husband and the young wife from Sheridan's School for Scandal.