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Egypt Through Time: Photographs From 1800-2013 | Egyptian Streets

from Brain Pickings

A Visual History of Presidential Campaign Posters: 200 Years of Election Art from the Library of Congress Archives

Presidential campaign poster - 1860: Abraham Lincoln (Republican) v. Stephen Douglas (Democrat) v. John C. Breckinridge (Southern Democrat) v. John Bell (Constitutional Union)

Mary Todd Lincoln's dress...President Lincoln was always worried about the bills that her expensive tastes created .

Miss Helen Hay and her bridesmaids. Miss Hay was the daughter of John Hay who had been private secretary to President Lincoln and later Ambassador to the Court of St. James under President McKinley. Mr. Whitney who, like his father, went to Yale, was 26. For a wedding gift, Col. Payne gave the couple a Stanford White house at 972 Fifth Avenue.

The first photograph of a sitting United States president was taken of William Henry Harrison on March 4, 1841.

from Terra

Getúlio Vargas: duas visões sobre a história do Brasil

Getúlio Vargas: duas visões sobre a história do Brasil Blog Histórias de Charqueadas

Ulysses S. Grant & Li Hung Chang, Tientsin, China [1879] Attribution Unk [RESTORED] by ralphrepo, via Flickr

Patrick Bowes-Lyon, 15th Earl of Strathmore was born on 22 September 1884. He was the son of Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Nina Cecilie Cavendish-Bentinck. He married Lady Dorothy Beatrix Godolphin Osborne, daughter of George Godolphin Osborne, 10th Duke of Leeds and Lady Katherine Frances Lambton, on 21 November 1908. He died on 25 May 1949 at age 64. He succeeded to the title of 15th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne in 1944.