32 Counties of Ireland, from: http://tirairgid.tumblr.com/post/79810809196/the-32-counties-of-ireland-for

TRAVEL TO IRELAND 32 Counties of Ireland. Home to craggy cliffs and windswept valleys, to ancient castles and modern cities and roads that unfurl like ribbons, Ireland is uncommonly rich with both natural wonders and manmade attractions.

Tokyo Geisha 1908, postcard

Tokyo Geisha 1908 A Japanese postcard posted from Peking (Beijing), China to France in I love her Kimono and the elegant way that her Obi is tied.

Amazing collection of child labour portraits: one of the spinners in Whitnel Cotton Mill. She was 51 inches high. Has been in the mill one year. Sometimes works at night. Runs 4 sides - 48 cents a day. When asked how old she was, she hesitated, then said, "I don't remember," then added confidentially, "I'm not old enough to work, but do just the same." Out of 50 employees, there were ten children about her size. Whitnel, North Carolina.

Cotton-Mill Worker, North Carolina, Lewis Wickes Hine, Hine photographed children at work to convince lawmakers to change child labor laws.

Queen Victoria of Prussia (Eldest child of Queen Victoria of UK) in her coronation gown, 1888

Empress Frederick of Prussia (Eldest child of Queen Victoria of UK) in her coronation gown, 1888

This 1938 voting ballot reads, "Do you agree with the reunification of Austria with the German Reich that was enacted on 13 March 1938 and do you vote for the party of our leader; Adolf Hitler?; Yes; No."

“Voting ballot from 1938 about the reunification (Anschluss) of Austria with the German Reich. The large circle is Yes”

Austrian-Hungarian soldier, 1918. "It looks like a thousand yard stare, it’s like there’s nothing there. The rank insignia indicates that he is Austrian-Hungarian soldier, not German, he’s a lance corporal. In case you’re wondering, those lugs on the side of his Stahlhelm helmet were combination air vents and mounting lugs for an extra armor plate for nervous soldiers."  More information about the Stahlhelm helmet at link.

It’s the proverbial “thousand-yard stare” that was associated with shell shock in WWI. Today we know it as the beast of PTSD. The eyes of War, WWI