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Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Harriet Tubman - photographed in 1868 - American abolitionist, humanitarian, armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War.
'Flight to freedom' - Czecho-Slovak orphans from German concentration camps at Prague airport, ready to fly to the United Kingdom, c.1945.
RMS Mauretania, 1909.
Laura Bridgman, the first deaf-blind American child to gain a significant education in the English language, fifty years before the more famous Helen Keller. Boston, Massachusetts, c.1845.
Gustave Eiffel, French civil engineer and architect. He is best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris.
Roza Shanina, Soviet sniper during World War II who was credited with fifty-nine confirmed kills.
German Stormtrooper photographed on a French training ground exercise for the March 1918 Kaiserschlacht offensive, WWI.
The most intelligent picture ever taken: Participants of the 5th Solvay Conference on Quantum Mechanics, 1927. They are, among others: Albert Einstein, Marie S. Curie, and Niels Bohr. 17 of the 29 attendees were or became Nobel Prize winners.
Brazilian Army Pvt. Francisco de Paula of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force prepares to load a 105 mm M2A1 howitzer, shoving a shell into the breech of his gun with the inscription “A cobra está fumando" (The snake is smoking) during the Italian Campaign, WWII.
Bull Chief, an Indian warrior, from the Apsaroke tribe. The photo was taken in 1908 by Edward S. Curtis.
Queen Victoria in 1872.