The 1910 approach of Halley's Comet was the first time photographs and spectroscopic data were obtained. It was a relatively close approach and a spectacular sight. On May 19, Earth actually passed through the comet's tail. One of the substances discovered in the tail by spectroscopic analysis was the toxic gas cyanogen, leading some to falsely claim the gas might "snuff out all life on the planet." This led to panicked buying of gas masks and anti-comet pills, etc. There were no ill…

Halley’s Comet Halley’s comet passes Earth every 75 to 76 years, and when it came around again in astronomers were more equipped to study it than ever before. Using spectroscopic analysis, they.

New York in during the height of World War This great picture is full of character and personality. Also notice the New York Rangers poster on the wall. How vintage! (March New York. "A street cleaner on Washington Street." by John Vachon)

French Nun  from Graphics Fairy

Old Photo - Pretty French Nun

sisterwolf: “ Chagrin D’Amour Dure Toute La Vie (The pain of love lasts a lifetime) by Isabelle Dalle ”

The Gifts Of Life

by Al Fenn—Time & Life Pictures - A snowstorm hits New York City in February 1960