Silver Continental Dollar, 1776
A silver Continental dollar minted in 1776. This currency is thought to have been designed by Benjamin Franklin and minted by Elisha Gallaudet at a private mint in Freehold, New Jersey. This early run of coins was produced for approval by...
Prisoners from the Front by Winslow Homer
"Prisoners from the Front" by American painter Winslow Homer (1836–1910 CE) depicts the aftermath of a battle during the American Civil War. It portrays Union officer Brigadier General Francis Channing Barlow (1834–1896 CE) capturing several...
Betsy Ross, 1777 CE
"Betsy Ross, 1777 CE" by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris portrays Ross (1752 – 1836 CE), demonstrating how she made the American flag to George Ross (1730 – 1779 CE), Robert Morris (1734 – 1806 CE) and George Washington (1732 – 1799 CE).
Everyday Women's Fashion from Colonial Massachusetts
Illustration of everyday attire from Massachusetts, c. 1757 CE. From Historic Dress in America 1607 - 1800 by Elisabeth McClellan. Published in Philadelphia by George W. Jacobs and Company, 1904 CE.
Corn & Cantaloupe by Raphaelle Peale
A still life painting of corn & cantaloupe, two staples of the early American diet, by American painter Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825 CE). Made c. 1813, oil on panel. Collection of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville...
Chinese Warring States, 3rd century BCE
A map showing the principle state of the Warring States Period in China c. 260 BCE.
Battle of Marj Ayyun, 1179 CE
The Battle of Marj Ayyun was a military confrontation fought near the Litani River (modern-day Lebanon) in June 1179 CE between the Christian Crusaders under the leadership of the king of Jerusalem Baldwin IV (r. 1174-1185 CE) and the Muslim...
Edessa (modern Urfa), located today in south-east Turkey but once part of upper Mesopotamia on the frontier of the Syrian desert, was an important city throughout antiquity and the Middle Ages. A city within the Seleucid Empire, then capital...
Prohibition: Banning Alcohol was a Bad Idea... - Rod Phillips
Dig into the Prohibition era in the United States, when the government banned the manufacture, sale, and transport of alcohol. On January 17, 1920, less than one hour after spirits had become illegal throughout the United States, armed...
The Assassins (aka Nizari Ismailis), were a heretical group of Shiite Muslims who were powerful in Persia and Syria from the 11th century CE until their defeat at the hands of the Mongols in the mid-13th century CE. Secure in their fortified...