5th March 1936: The great transatlantic passenger liner SS Queen Mary nears completion at a shipyard on Clydebank, Scotland. Measuring 1, 020 feet in length, with a gross tonnage of 81, 237, the Queen Mary won the Blue Riband for the fastest crossing of the North Atlantic in 1938. She was withdrawn from service in 1967, and is currently moored at Long Beach, California. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Chicago before the Great City Fire in 1871, published 1872
'Birds eye view of Chicago before the Great City Fire in 1871. Legend: 1) West-side, 2) Union-park, 3) Gasworks, 4) Lincoln-park, 5) Washington-place, 6) Promenade, 7) North-side, 8) Waterworks, 9) North-bayou, 10) Northwest-Railway, 11) Railway station, 12) South-bayou, 13) Statestreet-bridge, 14) Clarkstreet-bridge, 15) Wellsstreet-bridge, 17) Michigan railway, 18) Construction of Ogden's Hotel, 19) Bigelow's Hotel, 20) Palmer's Hotel, 21) Bartlett's church, 22) Baptist church, 23) Michigan-Avenue Hotel, 24) Terrace-Row, 25) Drake-Building, 26) Chicago-Times, publishing company, 27) Headquarters of General Sheridan, 28) Railway station, 29) Courthouse, 30) Commercial court, 31) Post Office, 32) Chicago-Tribune, publishing company, 33) Crosby's Opera House, 34) Rushstreet-bridge, 35) Colyer's church, 36) Grain elevator, 37) Magazine, 38) Chicago River, 39) Club place for ball games, 40) Booksellers, 41) Mouth of the channel into the Chicago River, 42) Lake park, 43) South-side, 44) Tremont-Hotel, 45) Sherman-Hotel, 46) Briggs-Hotel, 47) Granary, where the Great City Fire of 1871 broke out first. Woodcut engraving from my archive, published in 1872.'
De Clie on voyages to Martinique with coffee plants
Antique illustration of a De Clie on voyages to Martinique with coffee plants
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