Historical is a genre that features a story set in a past time and place. Sometimes historical dramas are based on real life, as a way of exploring what happened and why, but sometimes they are completely fictitious, an imagining of what could have taken place in that certain time and place. Historical drama allows us to explore the lives of people we don’t know anything about or of re-represent people's stories. It can give us a greater insight to what came before us, and why we are the way we are. We like to watch historical fiction so we can see the houses people used to live in, and the clothes they used to wear.

Why do we study history?

We study history because it allows us to learn about the past, understand the present, and predict the future. We study history to learn why the world is the way it is today. People tend to say that ‘history repeats itself’, but by studying history and seeing how it affected society we can learn from the failures to avoid repeating them in the future.

What is a period drama?

A period drama also known as a period film, costume drama, or heritage film is a production set in an earlier time period. Historical period dramas may include other genres like historical fiction, romances, and adventure. The time in which a period drama is set in can be as general as the 18th century, Middle Ages, or Roaring Twenties. A period drama can include references to specific events, but is generally focused on fictitious story.

What is historical fiction?

A historical fiction is a genre in which the plot takes place in the past. Historical fictions are also referred to as historical novels. The main elements of historical fictions are that they are set in the past and pay attention to the social manners, social conditions, and other details of the period it is set in. Historical fiction is often criticized for lack of authenticity because of the expectation for accurate period details.

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6’4” | 1.93 m
16th President
Abraham Lincoln
193.000
16.00
459000
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Abraham Lincoln
5’5” | 1.65 m
July 12, 1895
Buckminster Fuller
165.000
1895.00
20000
3D
Buckminster Fuller
6’1” | 1.85 m
February 1, 1901
Clark Gable
185.000
1901.00
117000
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Clark Gable
5’5” | 1.65 m
August 19, 1883
Coco Chanel
165.000
1883.00
79000
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Coco Chanel
5’7" | 1.70 m (Portrayed)
August 9, 1878
Eileen Gray
170.000
1878.00
2000
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Eileen Gray
5’2” | 1.57 m
February 27, 1932
Elizabeth Taylor
157.000
1932.00
210000
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Elizabeth Taylor
5’7” | 1.70 m
June 8, 1867
Frank Lloyd Wright
170.000
1867.00
96000
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Frank Lloyd Wright
6’2” | 1.88 m
1st President
George Washington
188.000
1.00
434000
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George Washington
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 8, 1931
James Dean
173.000
1931.00
215000
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James Dean
5’9” | 1.75 m
May 4, 1916
Jane Jacobs
175.000
1916.00
9900
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Jane Jacobs
6’ | 1.83 m
35th President
John F. Kennedy
183.000
35.00
436000
3D
John F. Kennedy
5’8” | 1.73 m
October 6, 1887
Le Corbusier
173.000
1887.00
20000
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Le Corbusier
5’4” | 1.63 m (Estimated)
December 5, 1914
Lina Bo Bardi
163.000
1914.00
2900
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Lina Bo Bardi
6’4” | 1.93 m
Malcolm X
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52000
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Malcolm X
5’7” | 1.70 m
Martin Luther King Jr.
170.000
96000
3D
Martin Luther King Jr.
5’8” | 1.73 m (Estimated)
March 27, 1886
Mies van der Rohe
173.000
1886.00
12000
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Mies van der Rohe
5'7" | 1.70 m
Tales of Suspense #75 (March 1966)
Peggy Carter
170.000
1966.00
49000
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Peggy Carter
5’10” | 1.78 m (Estimated)
July 8, 1906
Philip Johnson
178.000
1906.00
7000
3D
Philip Johnson
6’1” | 1.85 m
40th President
Ronald Reagan
185.000
40.00
351000
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Ronald Reagan
5’3” | 1.60 m
Rosa Parks
160.000
201000
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Rosa Parks
6’2” | 1.88 m
3rd President
Thomas Jefferson
188.000
3.00
305000
3D
Thomas Jefferson
5’10” | 1.78 m
December 5, 1901
Walt Disney
178.000
1901.00
189000
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Walt Disney
Philip Johnson
Drawings of Philip Johnson in a range of positions labeled with overall height

Philip Johnson is a Pritzer Prize winning architect known for his sleek, modernist designs. Before becoming a practicing architect, Johnson was head of the Department of Architecture at MoMa, where he championed the work of early modernists such as Mies Van Der Rohe. Johnson is best known for his work during the 1940s and 1950s which shaped the midcentury skyline of New York.

Buildings included the Seagram building and the Lipstick building, both in Manhattan. His most iconic structure is The Glass House in Canaan, Connecticut, built in 1948. He lived there for nearly fifty years, and in 2005, died there at the age of 98.

Philip Johnson had an estimated height of 5’10” (1.78 m) based on photo analysis.

Philip Johnson is a Pritzer Prize winning architect known for his sleek, modernist designs. Before becoming a practicing architect, Johnson was head of the Department of Architecture at MoMa, where he championed the work of early modernists such as Mies Van Der Rohe.

Philip Johnson had an estimated height of 5’10” (1.78 m) based on photo analysis.

Philip Johnson
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Death: January 25, 2005 (aged 98)

Birthday
July 8, 1906

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Philip Johnson front, side, front (pointing), dancing

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Ronald Reagan
Collection of drawings of Ronald Reagan in various standing postures with height measurement

Ronald Reagan served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Prior to his move into politics, he served in the US military and also had a film career, later becoming the President of the Screen Actors Guild. He became President in 1981. He is considered, alongside Britain’s Margaret Thatcher, as a key influencer of modern Conservatism, his policies paving the way for the economic system of today. His legacy is often widely debated. Ronald Regan was married to Nancy Reagan, and they had a famously close and loving relationship. Ronald Reagan died from complications related to Alzheimer’s in 2004.

Ronald Reagan was 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Ronald Reagan served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Prior to his move into politics, he served in the US military and also had a film career, later becoming the President of the Screen Actors Guild. He became President in 1981.

Ronald Reagan was 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Ronald Reagan
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6’1” | 1.85 m
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40th President

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Ronald Reagan standing, waving, walking (thumbs up)

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Clark Gable
Set of illustrations of Clark Gable in various poses measured with overall height

Clark Gable was a famous Hollywood film actor. He was born in 1901 in Ohio and served in the military during the Second World War.  He was dubbed ‘The King of Hollywood’ due to his appearance in a great number of popular films. One of his most famous roles was as Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind, a Civil War epic, where he starred opposite Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara. His most famous line has become immortalized in cinematic history. As he leaves Scarlett for the last time, he responds to her pleading, by uttering the words: ‘frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn’.

Clark Gable was 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Clark Gable was a famous Hollywood film actor. He was dubbed ‘The King of Hollywood’ due to his appearance in a great number of popular films. One of his most famous roles was as Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind, a Civil War epic, where he starred opposite Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara.

Clark Gable was 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Clark Gable
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6’1” | 1.85 m
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Birthday
February 1, 1901

Drawings include:
Clark Gable front, side, front (casual)

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Buckminster Fuller
Collection of drawings of Buckminster Fuller measured with overall height

Buckminster Fuller, Richard Buckminster Fuller, was an American architect, author, designer, and futurist known for developing various inventions and architectural designs like the geodesic dome. Buckminster Fuller published more than 30 books and popularized the terms, Spaceship Earth, Dymaxion, and Synergetics.

The work of Buckminster Fuller expanded across multiple fields apart from architecture such as Design, Geometry, Engineering, Science, Cartography, and Education. During his studies, he was expelled from Harvard University twice. Throughout his lifetime, Buckminster Fuller was awarded 28 United States patents and many honorary doctorates. He passed away in 1983 and his legacy continues to make an impact on scientists, architects, and designers.

Buckminster Fuller had a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Buckminster Fuller was an American architect, author, designer, and futurist known for developing various inventions and architectural designs like the geodesic dome. Buckminster Fuller published more than 30 books and popularized terms such as Spaceship Earth, Dymaxion, and Synergetics.

Buckminster Fuller had a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Buckminster Fuller
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5’5” | 1.65 m
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Death: July 1, 1983 (aged 87)

Birthday
July 12, 1895

Drawings include:
Buckminster Fuller front, front (presenting), back, side (sitting)

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Drawings of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in a range of positions labeled with overall height

Mies Van der Rohe is considered one of the most important architects of the twentieth century and a pioneer of modern architecture. He was the last director of the Bauhaus- one of the leading schools of modern design- before fleeing Germany to escape the Nazis. Van der Rohe is known for his architectural style which incorporates free flowing interior space, the use of glass and steel sheets, and minimal decoration.

Some of his best-known buildings include the Barcelona pavilion, Chicago federal centre, and the National Gallery in Berlin. Mies Van der Rohe also co-designed several pieces of furniture, which are now considered design classics.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe had an estimated height of 5’8” (1.73 m) based on comparative photo analysis.

Mies Van der Rohe is considered one of the most important architects of the twentieth century and a pioneer of modern architecture. He was the last director of the Bauhaus. Van der Rohe is known for his architectural style which emphasizes flowing interior space and the use of glass and steel.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe had an estimated height of 5’8” (1.73 m) based on comparative photo analysis.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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5’8” | 1.73 m (Estimated)
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Death: August 17, 1969 (aged 83)

Birthday
March 27, 1886

Drawings include:
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe front, side, side (blueprints), side (sitting MR Side Chair)

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