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Statues of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, in Berlin. © zitty, Foto: Detlef Maugsch, Montage: Wolfgang Ruegner
Chechen woman and child, Kazakhastan, personal collection of Dr. Michaela Pohl.
Ste. Jeanne d’Arc, Painting, c.1485. This is a medieval artist’s idea of her appearance; no verified image of Joan of Arc survives. Centre Historique des Archives Nationales, Paris, AE II 2490.
Portrait of Tishcohan, Delaware chief, by Gustavas Hesselius, 1735; used by permission of the Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia.
Literacy volunteer from Havana heads into the countryside to teach. Photo by Roberto Salas, Camaguey, Cuba, 1961. From Fidel’s Cuba: A Revolution in Pictures, Beyond Words Publishing, used by permission.
Half Dome at Yosemite, Southern Pacific Railroad poster, courtesy the online project “The West in Railroad Advertising, 1883-1911,” Joshua Scott Johns, XRoads website, American Studies, University of Virginia
Olaudah Equiano, 1745-1797 - frontispiece from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African Written By Himself; it is in the public domain through Project Gutenberg and many other sources.
ohn and Emmie Younghusband (Emmie is not visible), India, Younghusband Collection: “Recollections of Our Indian Life”, Mss Eur F197(37), OIOC, British Library; used by permission.
A female demonstrator offers a flower to military police on guard at the Pentagon during an anti-Vietnam demonstration. Arlington, Virginia, USA - National Archives, Record Group 111. Series: Color Photographs of Signal Corps Activity, 1944 - 1981. (111-CC-46331) VENDOR # 139.ARC# 594360 - October 21, 1967 - By S.Sgt. Albert R. Simpson. Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. From wikipedia.org
Sutematsu (Yamakawa) Oyama, Vassar Class of 1882, the first Japanese woman to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree; Vassar College Archives, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College.