The picture describes a story about a traveler who encounters a terrible storm and because he cannot see very well through the rain, he falls into a ditch and breaks his leg. He sits in the ditch through the night, and when dawn breaks, he notices a broken bridge just ahead. He rejoices that he had fallen when he did instead of trying to cross a broken bridge.

'Tis All for the Best

The picture describes a story about a traveler who encounters a terrible storm and because he cannot…

Giovanni da Verrazzano (c. 1485 – c. 1528) was an Italian explorer of North America, in the service of the French crown. He is renowned as the first European to explore the Atlantic coast of North America between South Carolina and Newfoundland, including New York Harbor and Narragansett Bay, in 1524.

Giovanni da Verrazzano

Giovanni da Verrazzano (c. 1485 – c. 1528) was an Italian explorer of North America, in the service…

"But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion, and came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on them oil and wine; and he set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him." Luke 10:33-34 ASV
<p>Illustration of a man lying in the road, his head bound and covered by a cloth. A Samaritan kneels over him, pouring ointment in his wounds. He is wearing a head covering and a hat. His donkey is standing behind him and is laden with his things. Two men can be seen walking away in the distance.

A Good Samaritan Helps a Man Who Was Attacked on the Road

"But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with…

"But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion, and came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on them oil and wine; and he set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him." Luke 10:33-34 ASV
<p>Illustration of the Good Samaritan kneeling next to the injured man. He wraps a cloth across the front of the man. The two men are placed in front of a large tree. A donkey stands next to the tree, behind the men. A city is in the background. Two travelers, one of the left and one on the right, are pictured in the background.

The Good Samaritan Helps an Injured Man on the Road

"But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with…

"A traveler's starting for a distant port, / The train is ready, and the time is short; / He gives a boy his trunk upon the way, / Bids him be quick, and not to stop and play, / But soon the boy pursues a butterfly, / Forgets his errand, and the time slips by."

If You Want a Thing Done, Go; If Not, Send

"A traveler's starting for a distant port, / The train is ready, and the time is short; / He gives a…

A portion of an illustration from the book "The Travels of Marco Polo" published in the 13th century. He is portrayed at 17 years old. The image shows the portrait of Marco Polo, but leaves out the decorative background. Marco Polo is wearing a sleeveless tunic with a floral-patterned, long-sleeved undershirt. He is also wearing pointed shoes and a can-shaped hat.

Marco Polo Portrait, a Portion of an Illustration from His Book

A portion of an illustration from the book "The Travels of Marco Polo" published in the 13th century.…

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…

"Railway, with single traveler in detail. Nautical, iron jackstays bolted on the under side of standing gaffs which carry fore-and-aft sails, with or without booms. Small grooved iron shapes called "travelers" are sewed to the head of the sail, and slide along the gaff by means of a whip or outhaul." -Whitney, 1911

Railway

"Railway, with single traveler in detail. Nautical, iron jackstays bolted on the under side of standing…