'Maiden's Rock, Lake Pepin', 1874. Creator: John Filmer
'Maiden's Rock, Lake Pepin', 1874. Rock formation on Lake Pepin, Wisconsin, USA. 'The great tradition of death and sorrow belongs to Maiden's Rock...Winona was a young girl of that confederacy...which the French called Sioux...She loved a hunter of the same division of the confederacy, but her parents wished her to marry a warrior of the Wapesha division...The day before the union she ascended a bluff of great height, whose upper part is a sheer precipice...and threw herself...from the height, being dashed to pieces in the great buttress of rocky debris below'. From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists" Vol. II, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1874]
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The early 12th century seat of the Order of the Assassins
The early 12th century seat of the Order of the Assassins. For two centuries these dedicated terrorists brought fear to the hearts of the Muslim population. Then in a single relentless campaign, the Mongul Hulagu, Mangu's brother and his general Ked-Buka destroyed them. Country of Origin: Syria. Culture: Islamic. Date/Period: 12th C AD. Place of Origin: Masyaf, near Hama. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/.
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Lucretia. Artist: Baldung, Hans (1484-1545)
Lucretia. Found in the collection of Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main.
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