'H.M.S. 'Challenger', commissioned for her...cruise on Deep Sea Exploration, 1872', (1901)
'H.M.S. 'Challenger', commissioned for her four years' cruise on Deep Sea Exploration, 1872', (1901). 'Challenger', a steam-assisted warship of the Royal Navy, was used for the Challenger Expedition of 1872-1876, a British scientific mission which took naturalists and oceanographers on a grand tour of the world, covering 68,000 nautical miles (125,936 km). The crew collected samples and was the first to sound the deepest part of the ocean, laying the foundation of oceanography as a science. From "The Illustrated London News Record of the Glorious Reign of Queen Victoria 1837-1901: The Life and Accession of King Edward VII. and the Life of Queen Alexandra". [London, 1901]
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Conversation in the Chapter House of the Monastery of Columbus, physicist Garcia Fernandez
Conversation in the Chapter House of the Monastery of Columbus, physicist Garcia Fernandez, Father Juan Perez and Alonso Pinzon' Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), navigator and discover.
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A rum-running boat caught smuggling in 2000 bottles, USA, 1920s. Artist: Unknown
A rum-running boat caught smuggling in 2000 bottles, USA, 1920s. The sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol for consumption were banned in the United States under the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, passed by Congress in 1919. The ban remained in force until the amendment was repealed in 1933. During the Prohibition era, the illicit trade in alcoholic drinks was rampant, and intimately linked with organised crime.
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