Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton c. 1866. Known as the "Angel of the Battlefield", she worked as a nurse on the front lines during the Civil War. During the Franco-Prussian War she helped with the preparation of military hospitals. She was awarded the Golden Cross of Baden and the Prussian Iron Cross. On 21 December 1881 she founded the American Red Cross.
Top Hat Allan Pinkerton, President Abraham Lincoln, and Major General John A. This photo was taken not long after the Civil War’s first battle on northern soil in Antietam, Maryland on October Date: 3 October 1862
The notorious ban on alcohol in North America sparked both outrage and a renowned speakeasy culture of underground bars and secret parties. Hence, the 1920 also became known as the Prohibition Era. Photo: protesters against the alcohol ban.