Photograph shows civic leader and suffragist Elizabeth Selden White Rogers (1868-1950) at the suffrage van, a mobile speaker’s platform and shop promoting women’s suffrage, in 1915.
Union Army brass band posed and playing atop Lookout Mountain in 1864. The Tennessee River is in the background. Lookout Mountain was the home of the 1863 Battle of Lookout Mountain during the Chattanooga Campaign. Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker led the Union forces in an attack against Confederate forces commanded by Maj. Gen. Carter L. […]
The Psychograph was a phrenology machine invented and marketed by Henry C. Lavery in the early part of the 20th century. It was claimed the machine followed the principles of phrenology, which focused on the measurements of the head as a way to determine what character and mental skills a person possessed. It also, allegedly, discerned […]
Maria Spelterini was an Italian tightrope walker. Accounts state that she grew up around her father’s circus troupe. At the age of 3 she performed in public for the first time. As she grew older, she embarked on a solo career and made a name for herself around Europe as a tightrope artist. On July […]