Bicycle Built for Three, date unknown (via Buzzfeed)
Grand Duchess Olga of Russia with Princes Aage, Erik and Axel of Denmark
Grand Duke Peter Nikolatvich Romanov
Hearts are Trumps (detail), John Everett Millais, 1872. Oil on canvas.
Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikoalevna Romanov of Russia.
'Portrait of a Woman' circa 1854, unique hand-coloured stereoscopic daguerreotype. From #NEGATIVELESS open now at the gallery. by michaelhoppengallery http://ift.tt/1uCsxZU
The Maharajah Duleep Singh. June 7, 1856.
The lying in state of King Edward VII in Buckingham Palace. May 1910.
19th century painting on We Heart It.
A photo of King Pedro V of Portugal (1837-1861)
"I am certain that nothing produces more barbarism than ignorance, and the worst is the ignorance of history, because history shows us what men are, it shows what they have been, and it is the experience of centuries; and I will add that no ignorance of history is more harmful than the history of civilization."
Pedro V would found from his own pocket the Curso Superior de Letras in 1859, the precursor of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon (created in 1911). Until then the Humanities had been glaringly omitted from the curricula of the higher education institutions existent in Portugal. Education was actually one of the major concerns of this king’s tragically short reign (6 years), seeing it as a right of his people and essential for the country’s development. Over 400 elementary schools were established during Pedro V’s time (including more than one hundred for girls).