Roald Amundsen was the first person to reach the South Pole. At approximately 3pm on December 14, 1911, Amundsen raised the flag of Norway at the South Pole and named the spot Polheim — “Pole Home.”
|Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941 One of the first women to gain a pilot's licence, Johnson won fame when she flew solo|
Mae Questel ca. 1930’s, the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl, Minnie Mouse, Felix the Cat (for three shorts by the Van Beuren Studios), Little Lulu, Little Audrey and Casper, the Friendly Ghost
|Billie Holiday at two years old, in 1917|
Leather gloves worn by Lincoln to Ford's Theater on the night of his assassination. Blood stains are visible at
the cuffs .
|Helen Keller Meeting Charlie Chaplin|
|John Fitzgerald Kennedy|
In 1911, Bobby Leach survived a plunge over Niagara Falls in a steel barrel. Fourteen years later, in New Zealand, he slipped on an orange peel and died.
|Wedding day photograph of Abraham and Mary taken November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a broken engagement. Their love had endured.|
|Very Young Lucy Lucille Ball around 1930|
The extraordinary life of Maud Allen: Seductive US dancing girl who was sued for being too lewd, outed as a lesbian, and fled London after being branded a German spy who was sleeping with the prime minister's wife.
|Filming the MGM Logo|
|Female photojournalist Jessie Tarbox on the street with her camera, 1900's .|
|Prison Garb 1924. Belva Annan murderess whose trial records became the musical "Chicago."|
|Miss America 1924|