Man firing rifle to rescue a young General Putnam from a tree.

Early Adventure of General Putnam

Man firing rifle to rescue a young General Putnam from a tree.

The Greyhound as a show dog is judged as follows: height and weight, ranging from 23 to 27 in. and from 40 to 70 lbs.; skull rather wide between the ears and flat on the top, with powerful, though not clumsy, jaws, and very strong teeth; eyes dark in color, and full of fire; ears rather small, and fine in texture; neck long and powerful (to enable it to reach the hare) yet graceful looking; chest of fair width, and very deep; body rather long, extremely powerful, especially at the loins, and slightly arched -- the back ribs being short, make the body appear tucked up; shoulders sloping; fore legs set in well under the dog, straight and powerful, with round, compact feet, the knuckles of the toes being well developed; hind quarters very powerful, with muscular thighs and well-bent stifles; tail long, and carried low; colors black, red, fawn, brindled, blue, white, either whole-colored or marked.

Greyhound

The Greyhound as a show dog is judged as follows: height and weight, ranging from 23 to 27 in. and from…

Gulliver brings in the drifting boat.

Gulliver

Gulliver brings in the drifting boat.

"Lyle Life-saving Gun. LYLE GUN, a bronze life-saving gun, designed by Captain D. A. Lyle of the United States Ordnance Department for throwing elongated projectiles having lines attached to them, in order to establish communication between the shore and a stranded or wrecked vessel. The projectile has at the rear end a shank, to which the line is attached." -Whitney, 1911

Lyle Gun

"Lyle Life-saving Gun. LYLE GUN, a bronze life-saving gun, designed by Captain D. A. Lyle of the United…

The Congressional Life Saving Medal (in gold and silver) was authorized by an Act of Congress on June 20, 1874 to be bestowed to a U.S Citizen who rescues or attempts the rescue of any person from drowning, shipwreck or other peril of the water, or to the rescuer of a U.S. citizen.

Life Saving medal

The Congressional Life Saving Medal (in gold and silver) was authorized by an Act of Congress on June…

This illustration shows three different views of the NC. 4 Flying Boat. It has a 1600 horsepower engine.

NC. 4 Flying Boat

This illustration shows three different views of the NC. 4 Flying Boat. It has a 1600 horsepower engine.

"Phrinxus and Helle." —Bulfinch, 1897

Phrixus and Helle

"Phrinxus and Helle." —Bulfinch, 1897

"The French officer rescuing Putnam from the Indians." - Lossing

The Rescue of Israel Putnam from the Indians

"The French officer rescuing Putnam from the Indians." - Lossing

A snail attempting to rescue an insect at a very slow pace.

Snail Rescue

A snail attempting to rescue an insect at a very slow pace.

The USS <em>Advance</em> was a brigantine in the United States Navy which participated in an arctic rescue expedition.

The Advance in the Ice

The USS Advance was a brigantine in the United States Navy which participated in an arctic…

A scene from "A Little Field of Glory." A soldier rescues the main character, Thomas, from an attack by a tiger. The caption reads, "Then the big defiant champion gathered the smallest man in the world tenderly into his arms and covered him with the large sleeve of his tabard."

Tiger Attack

A scene from "A Little Field of Glory." A soldier rescues the main character, Thomas, from an attack…