Black and white photograph of American inventor Thomas Alva Edison.

Thomas Alva Edison

(1847 - 1931)

Photograph of Egyptian writer Yasmine El Rashidi.

Yasmine El Rashidi

Black and white photograph of American writer and exponent of Transcendentalism Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

(1803 - 1882)

German socialist philosopher Friedrich Engels.

Friedrich Engels

(1820 - 1895)

Color photograph of British historian Orlando Figes.

Orlando Figes

Finck was a music critic for The Nation and the New York Evening Post from 1881 to 1924.

Henry T. Finck

(1854 - 1926)

Black and white photograph of French man of letters Anatole France.

Anatole France

(1844 - 1924)

Color photograph of British playwright, novelist, and translator Michael Frayn.

Michael Frayn

Black and white photograph of Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud with cigar.

Sigmund Freud

(1856 - 1949)

Statue of French medieval poet and historian Jean Froissart.

Jean Froissart

(c. 1337 - c. 1405)

Portrait of King George III in military dress.

King George III

(1738 - 1820)

Black and white photograph of American anarchist Emma Goldman.

Emma Goldman

(1869 - 1940)

Color photograph of author David Graeber wearing a t-shirt.

David Graeber

Portrait of Pope Gregory XIII seated.

Pope Gregory XIII

(1502 - 1585)

Black and white photograph of prominent communist figure Ernesto Che Guevara.

Ernesto Che Guevara

(1828 - 1967)

Color photograph of Czech playwright, poet, and political dissident Václav Havel.

Václav Havel

(1936 - 2011)

At the age of seventeen, Hawthorne mused to his mother about the possibility of “relying for support upon my pen.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne

(1804 - 1864)

Black and white photograph of former chancellor and Führer of Germany Adolf Hitler.

Adolf Hitler

(1889 - 1945)

Black and white photograph of former Democratic Republic of Vietnam president Ho Chi Minh.

Ho Chi Minh

(1890 - 1969)

Black and white photograph of French writer Victor Hugo.

Victor Hugo

(1802 - 1885)

Image of South Carolina secession leader David Flavel Jamison.

David Flavel Jamison

(1810 - 1864)

Portrait of third president of the United States Thomas Jefferson.

Thomas Jefferson

(1743 - 1826)

Color photograph of writer and editor Garret Keizer.

Garret Keizer

Bust of Chinese astronomer and high official Shen Kuo.

Shen Kuo

(1031 - 1095)