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The Mona Lisa stolen from the Louvre, 1911

The half-length portrait of Lisa Gherardini, done by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, also comes with a rich history of casualties. The most notorious one happened on 21 August 1911, when the painting was stolen. It was the French painter, Louis Béroud

First stand-alone motor race, 1905 (Video)

Bill Mason while working for the Shell Motor Company’s film unit assembled an impressive series of documentaries that trace the history of motor racing. The first film shows the early years as Panhards raced against Mercedes. The German Kaiser showed up at the races.

A portrait of New York 1905 (video)

This clip from the Early Motion Picture collection was filmed 1905 and scanned on HD format. The view on Manhattans Theatre District is from the top of the then newly-erected Times Building, at a height of approximately twenty stories. The photographer makes a pan

First Miss America Beauty Contest (1920s)

With the flapper era bringing in a new breed of girls, bathing beauty contests were popping up in cities throughout the United States. Miss America beauty contest began in Atlantic City in 1921. Chicago capitalized on this trend in 1922 by starting the Miss

The History of Chicago Illinois 1920s

Chicago is a significant transportation hub in the States. It does a lot of things in a big way. Not surprisingly Chicago has a great deal of big buildings. It is a major world financial center, with the second largest central business district in

Iconic men’s hairstyle between the 1960s–1970s

Men’s hair in 1970s was a joy to behold. There was a little|quick bit of variation throughout the decade, from long to short, blow-dried and bouffant to spiked and bleached, with “overgrown” being the look that most people associate with the decade. Hairstyling and

Jacob Riis, New York City 1800s pictures (7 pics)

Late 19th-century New York City was a magnet for the world’s immigrants, and the vast majority of them found not streets paved with gold but nearly subhuman squalor. While polite society turned a blind eye, brave reporters like the Danish-born Jacob Riis documented this