Poster for an 1884 American production of William Shakespeare's Othello starring Thomas W. Keene. Because of its varied themes—racism, love, jealousy and betrayal—Othello remains relevant to the present day and is often performed in professional and community theatres alike. The play has also been the basis for numerous operatic, film and literary adaptations. The production history of Othello has seen some landmark milestones: a 1660 performance was probably the first time a professional actress appeared on a public stage in England, and the 1943 production by Margaret Webster ran for 296 performances, almost twice as long as any other Shakespearean play on Broadway.Poster credit: W. J. Morgan & Co.
A panorama of Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. Although it lost its official status as capital city to Dodoma in 1974, it remains the center of the permanent central government bureaucracy and continues to serve as the capital for the Dar es Salaam Region.Photo credit: Muhammad Mahdi Karim
The firebox of a coal-fired steam locomotive, where the fuel is burned, producing heat to boil the water in the boiler. Most are somewhat box-shaped, hence the name. This firebox burns at approximately 3,500 °F (1,930 °C).Photo credit: Mark Pellegrini
Rhinotia hemistictus is a species in the Belidaefamily of weevils. The belids are known as "primitive weevils" because they have straight antennae, unlike the "true weevils" or Curculionidae which have elbowed antennae.Photo credit: Fir0002
A boat orchidhybrid. Boat orchids comprise 52 evergreen species in the orchid family Orchidaceae. The genus name Cymbidium is derived from the Greek word kumbos, meaning 'hole' or 'cavity', which refers to the form of the base of the lip. In the horticultural trade, it is usually abbreviated Cym.Photo credit: User:Flying Freddy
An animated view of Voyager I's approach to Jupiter. One frame of this image was taken each Jupiter day (approximately 10 hours) between January 6 and February 9, 1979, as the space probe flew from 58 million to 31 million kilometers from Jupiter during that time. The small, round, dark spots appearing in some frames are the shadows cast by the moons passing between Jupiter and the Sun, while the small, white flashes around the planet, are the moons themselves.Image credit: NASA
According to the caption, the Paris provostHugues Aubriot, who laid the first stone in 1369, became one of its first prisoners under the pretext of heresy. The caption under the lower image reads, "This is how we punish traitors."Image credit: Unknown
The underside of a weak shelf cloud, a low, horizontal wedge-shaped arcus cloud. Arcus clouds are associated with the leading edge of thunderstormoutflow, or occasionally with a cold front even in the absence of thunderstorms. Rising cloud motion often can be seen in the leading (outer) part of the shelf cloud, while the underside often appears turbulent and wind-torn.Photo credit: Fir0002
A radar image of the surface of Venus, centered at 180 degrees east longitude. This composite image was created from mapping by the Magellan probe, supplemented by data gathered by the Pioneer orbiter, with simulated hues based on color images recorded by Venera 13 and 14. No probe has been able to survive more than a few hours on Venus's surface, which is completely obscured by clouds, because the atmospheric pressure is some 90 times that of the Earth's, and its surface temperature is around 450 °C (842 °F).Image credit: NASA
The Night Watch is one of the most famous works by the Dutch master Rembrandt. It was completed in 1642, at the peak of the Dutch Golden Age. The painting is renowned for three elements: its colossal size (363 x 437 cm, or 11 ft 10 in x 14 ft 4 in); the effective use of light and shadow; and the perception of motion in what would have been, traditionally, a static military portrait. It depicts a Schutterij (volunteer city guard) company being led by Captain Frans Banning Cocq (centre, with a red sash).