PRINCE KUNG. Illustrations of China and its people: a series of two hundred photographs, with letterpress descriptive of the places and people represented by John Thomson.
Men and women of her time raved about the beauty of Elisabeth, but were also attracted by her grace, charisma and the mysterious aura that surrounded her
Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola (* 1592 in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain; † 1650 in Cuitlaxtla, New Spain, today Mexico) was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for… Read More
Historic tragedies have their lessons of instruction to after-generations; they tell their sad tales of sorrow and anguish, which make ears tingle and hearts weep in sympathy. They form graphic… Read More
FAR-A WAY-MOSES. (Jew.) “When Mark Twain went through Constantinople he would stop at a shop, and when he looked around for his guide he would see Moses fifty yards ahead,… Read More
Chevalier Charles d’Éon. Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont, known as “chevalier d’Éon” (1728- 1810) was a diplomat, spy, officer and man of letters from France. He remained famous for his pronounced… Read More
Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) Sarah Bernhardt (actually Marie Henriette Rosine Bernardt) was a French actress. She is considered the most famous actress of her time and was one of the first… Read More
Emma Hayden Eames Emma Hayden Eames (1865 – 1952) was an American opera singer (soprano) and vocal pedagogue.
Archimedes of Syracuse
John la Valette