Exterior - Automat Dining Room, Times Square, New York, USA
The exterior of the Automat Dining Room - Times Square branch, New York, USA. Horn & Hardart was a food services company of the USA noted for operating the first food service automats in Philadelphia and New York City. The coffee dispensers pictured served New Orleans-style French-drip coffee for one nickel. Date: 1936
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Orleans, France - The 500th Anniversary - Joan of Arc
Orleans, France - The President of France (Joseph Athanase Gaston) Paul Doumer (1857-1932) and his principal Ministers lead a parade to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of Jeane D'Arc hearing the voices which led her on her path to iconic status. In 1426, when the 100 years war was in its 90th year, French farm girl Joan began hearing the voices of three saints, instructing her to lead the French forces. Having made an uncannily prophesy, Joan was granted an audience with the Dauphin, Charles. To test her, he disguised himself, but she instantly picked him out. This was accepted as proof of her divine inspiration, and, in spite of her age and gender, she was put at the head of the French army. Date: 1926
Joan of Arc (1412-1431). Folk heroine of France and a Roman
Joan of Arc or The Maid of Orleans. Folk heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. She led the French army to several important victories against England during the Hundred Years' War, which paved the way for the coronation of Charles VII of France. Was burned at the stake for heresy. Engraving by A- Belin. Meeting Joan of Arc and Charles VII of France. 'Biblioteca Universal', Ediciones Populares, 1851. Colored.
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