This is Australian photographer Frank Hurley amongst a group of Antarctic penguins. Next to the wildlife and vast emptiness, Hurley looks insignificant when compared to the world explorers were trying to master.
Captain Scott and Captain Shackleton: A 100 Year Old Expedition
Blizzard at Cape Denison, Antarctica Whetter & Close trying to get ice for drinking water from glacier adjacent to the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) winter quarters; photo by Frank Hurley, 1912 via: New South Wales State Libary
February "Abraham Lincoln, seated, holding spectacles and a pencil. photograph by Alexander Gardner. President Lincoln was just 56 years old when he was assassinated. Look what the Civil War did to him.
This is a photo of the Real William 'Devil' Anse Hatfield of West Virginia and the men of the family taken in A feud between two families, the Hatfield Family of West Virginia and McCoy Family of Kentucky made their families famous.
Probably the most famous photograph of guillotine ever taken. Depicts last public execution to take place in France. Taken on June 1939 in Versailles, it shows Eugene Weidmann, a six-time murderer, about one second away from losing his head.