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Private Marion Pillsbury assembles a .50 caliber machine gun at a Marine Corps base in San Diego.

From: USMC Archives

“Where Marines go, their pin-ups go. As a landing barge approaches the Japanese held island of Tarawa, a Marine takes a last look at his good luck picture.” November 1943.

From: USMC Archives

A treaty of perpetual peace between England and France signed between Francis I and Henry VIII. This is the French ratification of the treaty, signed at Amiens. The strands at the bottom were attached to Francis’ unusual gold seal. The peace lasted fewer than twenty years. The portrait in the top left is of Francis himself.

From: The UK National Archives

“Nicholas II (pictured center) after hunting in the Bialowieza Forest examines his trophies, 1913.”

From: Togda Zine

 

The front page of London’s Intelligencer weekly newspaper during the height of the English Civil War, 1643.

From: The UK National Archives