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Staying in contact with loved ones has never been easier than today. Still, people always tried to stay in contact with their families and friends after moving far away. Browse our selection of migrants' letters and postcards home!
Although these instruments are all played by operating a chromatically arranged keyboard, the sounds produced can be generated by plucking or striking strings, by using columns of air, or electronically.
Paris’ 3rd World Fair marked France’s recovery after the Franco-Prussian War. Covering 270,000 m², it featured inventions such as Bell's telephone, Edison’s phonograph and Mouchot’s solar powered engine. In the Trocadéro gardens, the head of the Statue of Liberty was on display.
For the International Women's Day, we want to remember the diverse roles women played in World War I: They participated as nurses in the front lines, took over jobs at home formerly done by men and cared for their families.
‘The Kiss’, painted by Austrian Symbolist Gustav Klimt, undoubtedly is the most famous depiction of that ultimate moment of romance. But kisses come in all sorts and sizes: from peck on the cheek to lingering embrace, and from sweet and playful to overwhelmingly passionate!
When the temperature drops it's time to hit the slopes or the ice rink. Strap on your snowshoes, skis or skates and see how winter sports were enjoyed in the past with these vintage photos and historical paintings from across Europe.