This man was a Swedish-born adventurer, sailor, prison guard, soldier, government official, police officer, rubber plantation owner, ethnologist, linguist, investor, and author. He participated in thirteen wars.

This man was a Swedish-born adventurer, sailor, prison guard, soldier, government official, police officer, rubber plantation owner, ethnologist, linguist, investor, and author. He participated in thirteen wars.

Bronze statuette of a legionary (foot soldier), perhaps a praetorian guard. The soldier wears a tunic, with an outer skirt of leather straps, and on his upper body, lorica segmentata. He is also wearing strapped sandals, breeches, and a crested helmet. [750×1586]

Bronze statuette of a legionary (foot soldier), perhaps a praetorian guard. The soldier wears a tunic, with an outer skirt of leather straps, and on his upper body, lorica segmentata. He is also wearing strapped sandals, breeches, and a crested… Continue Reading

A Mexican lancer’s guidon captured at the 1847 Battle of the Sacramento River in northern Mexico by an American soldier serving with the Missouri Light Artillery. [2039×2321]

A Mexican lancer’s guidon captured at the 1847 Battle of the Sacramento River in northern Mexico by an American soldier serving with the Missouri Light Artillery. [2039×2321]