Nepali men carrying the 1938 Mercedes Benz that Adolf Hitler gifted to King Truibhuvan of Nepal (1940).
An aerial view of the flowers left outside Buckingham palace after the death of Princess Diana, 1997.
Jackie Mitchell was one of the first female pitchers in professional baseball history. Pitching for the Chattanooga Lookouts Class AA minor league baseball team in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in succession. She is shaking hands with both of them in this picture.
His policy achievements were vast, from domestic affairs — where he was the last president to sign a truly bipartisan “grand bargain” — to his deft foreign policy, including around the Gulf War and the conclusion of the Cold War.
When he lost his race for a second term to Bill Clinton in 1992, he wrote a touching letter to his successor that was widely seen as a reminder of grace in politics.
Albert Einstein in fuzzy slippers, c. 1950s.