The Petersburg, Virginia, courthouse in 1865. From photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865. Glass plate negative, right half of stereograph pair. Photographer unknown.
Cat-Custodians of the Hermitage Museum treasures: Tikhon in the Large Italian Skylight Hall. Named after the pagan god of fate, old-timer Tikhon is extremely discreet and thorough. As fate itself would have it, Tikhon was moved from the General Staff building to the Great Hermitage, where he became the unofficial leader of all the palace cats.