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''..we got a call to pick up an airman who was down in the Bay. The Japanese were shooting at him from the island. The man who was shot down was temporarily blinded, so one of our crew stripped off his clothes and jumped in to bring him aboard. He couldn't have swum very well wearing his boots and clothes. We weren't waiting around for anybody to put on formal clothes. The naked man got back into his position at his gun in the blister of the plane." - Photographer Horace Bristol, 1944

Bid now on Rescue at Rabaul: PBY Blister Gunner by Horace Bristol. View a wide Variety of artworks by Horace Bristol, now available for sale on artnet Auctions.

Maria Callas

Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI (December 1923 – September was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the century. She combined an impressive bel canto technique, a wide-ranging voice and great dramatic gifts.

Marie Curie with Albert Einstein...what a conversation THAT must have been

Marie Curie with Albert Einstein. Now that is a conversation I would love to listen to. Speaking of Marie Curie, could someone in Hollywood do a movie about her that really told her amazing story. Not all glamed up, but the real Marie Curie.

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia, Spain - is a cathedral still under construction in Barcelona. Work on the cathedral started in 1882 and Gaudi himself worked on it for 40 years, 15 of which he dedicated exclusively to it, until his death in


An aerial view or bird's-eye view is an elevated view of an object from above, with a perspective as though the observer were a bird, often used in the making of blueprints, floor plans and maps. The term aerial view can refer to any view from a great hei