British Entertainment - Music Hall - Comedian - Gus Elen - London - 1910
'Coster' comedian Gus Elen distributes toys at Christmas to children of the Balham district of London.
'Coster' comedians were those who performed songs and sketches about being a 'Cockney'
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Nikolay Urvantsev, Soviet geologist
Nikolay Nikolayevich Urvantsev (1893-1985), Soviet geologist, speaking in public at his 80th birthday celebration. Urvantsev is best known for his exploration of northern Siberia and the Arctic, including: the Norilsk coal basin (1919 to 1922); the islands of Severnaya Zemlya (1931 to 1933); and the steamship Pravda oil exploration expedition (1933 to 1934). After imprisonment by Stalin, Urvantsev was rehabilitated in 1954 and became Chair of Arctic Geology at the national ocean geology institute. Photographed in Leningrad (St Petersburg), Russia, in 1973.
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Mosaic depicting the Three Kings bringing gifts to the Holy Child, 6th century basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna
Mosaic depicting the Three Kings bringing gifts to the Holy Child, 6th century basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, Europe
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