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75 years ago, Danish actress Betty Nansen passed away. Initially active in theatre, she emigrated to the States in 1913 to star in 5 Fox movies. Failing to score a hit, she returned in 1916 on the last ocean-liner to Copenhagen and became a successful theatre manager.
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.
The valiha is a stringed instrument from Madagascar, comprising strings of varying lengths arranged on raised bridges around a section of bamboo tube. The strings can be made either from strips of the bamboo itself or from some other material. It is played with both hands.
‘Tis the season to be strolling through fallen leaves, while enjoying a pumpkin spice latte. Autumnal bliss, as photographed by François Kollar, takes shape in abundant fields and mighty farmers, reaping the harvest of a year’s work warmed by the year's last rays of sunshine.