Thomas Alva Edison – American inventor and entrepreneur, sitting with his favorite and most original invention: the Phonograph (shown here is a second prototype). Photographed by Mathew Brady in Washington, April
Rosa Parks,Honoured only years later. Was a civil rights activist who refused to give her seat away to a white passenger on a 'coloured' section of the bus. Her act and the Montgomery bus boycott are important events to the civil rights movement.
‘The only known authenticated portrait of the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid. The tintype – an early form of photo using metal plates – is believed to have been taken in 1879 or 1880 in Fort Sumner, New Mexico.