The Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille at the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, San Francisco. Photograph by Henrik Kam, © Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

The Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille at the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, San Francisco. Photograph by Henrik Kam, © Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

"Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco" in 1924 by architect George Applegarth (1875 - 1972). Neoclassical. A gift for Alma Spreckels, wife of the sugar magnate Adolph B. Spreckels. The Legion of Honor was a three-quarter-scaled adaption of the 18th century Palais de la Légion d'Honneur (Hôtel de Salm) in Paris. The museum building occupies an elevated site in Lincoln Park in the northwest of the city, displays a collection spanning more than 6,000 years of ancient and European art.

"Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco" in 1924 by architect George Applegarth (1875 - 1972). Neoclassical. A gift for Alma Spreckels, wife of the sugar magnate Adolph B. Spreckels. The Legion of Honor was a three-quarter-scaled adaption of the 18th century Palais de la Légion d'Honneur (Hôtel de Salm) in Paris. The museum building occupies an elevated site in Lincoln Park in the northwest of the city, displays a collection spanning more than 6,000 years of ancient and European art.

Maximinus Thrax - the 27th Emperor of Rome, and the first barbarian to become emperor. The first of 6 emperors of the year of the six emperors. His reign was the start of the Crisis of the 3rd Century. Maximinus Thrax took care of the legions but ignored the people.  He despised the Senate and other Roman aristocrats, and raised exorbitant taxes to pay the legions.

Maximinus Thrax - the 27th Emperor of Rome, and the first barbarian to become emperor. The first of 6 emperors of the year of the six emperors. His reign was the start of the Crisis of the 3rd Century. Maximinus Thrax took care of the legions but ignored the people. He despised the Senate and other Roman aristocrats, and raised exorbitant taxes to pay the legions.

German soldier of the SS Latvian Legion, date and place unknow. The Legion was created in 1943, consisting primarily of ethnic Latvian soldiers. The legion consisted of two divisions of the Waffen-SS: - 15th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st...

German soldier of the SS Latvian Legion, date and place unknow. The Legion was created in 1943, consisting primarily of ethnic Latvian soldiers. The legion consisted of two divisions of the Waffen-SS: - 15th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st...

1972: THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES. After gaining back some popularity in 1972 when artist Dave Cockrum and writer Cary Bates took over the creative duties of the Legion leading them to their own limited series titled The Legion Of Super-Heroes. In 1973, a few years later the title once more becomes Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes with writer Paul Levitz and artist James Sherman leading the way.

1972: THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES. After gaining back some popularity in 1972 when artist Dave Cockrum and writer Cary Bates took over the creative duties of the Legion leading them to their own limited series titled The Legion Of Super-Heroes. In 1973, a few years later the title once more becomes Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes with writer Paul Levitz and artist James Sherman leading the way.

Edgar Degas Exhibit at the Legion of Honor: Discover well-accessorized Parisians through an Impressionist lens at the Legion of Honor. By Lauren Bonney

Edgar Degas Exhibit at the Legion of Honor: Discover well-accessorized Parisians through an Impressionist lens at the Legion of Honor. By Lauren Bonney

Sutro Baths, Lands End, one of San Francisco’s most picturesque spots. The nation’s largest public swimming pools–they were built here on the ocean in 1896 but burned down in the 1960s.The park also includes the Legion of Honor, has spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, etc.

Sutro Baths, Lands End, one of San Francisco’s most picturesque spots. The nation’s largest public swimming pools–they were built here on the ocean in 1896 but burned down in the 1960s.The park also includes the Legion of Honor, has spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, etc.

Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil 1 Mike Mignola cover

Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil 1 Mike Mignola cover

Legion of Honor Museum of Fine Arts Lincoln Park | 100 34th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94121 | 415.750.3600

Legion of Honor Museum of Fine Arts Lincoln Park | 100 34th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94121 | 415.750.3600

Eugene Jacques Bullard (9 October 1894 – 12 October 1961) was one of the only two black military pilots in World War I awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor. Born in Columbus, Georgia, he traveled to Paris and decided to stay at the outbreak of the war in 1914, enlisting for service with the French Foreign Legion. It was at Verdun in 1916 that he was wounded while flying with the Lafayette Flying Corps and awarded the Croix de Guerre for his service.

Eugene Jacques Bullard (9 October 1894 – 12 October 1961) was one of the only two black military pilots in World War I awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor. Born in Columbus, Georgia, he traveled to Paris and decided to stay at the outbreak of the war in 1914, enlisting for service with the French Foreign Legion. It was at Verdun in 1916 that he was wounded while flying with the Lafayette Flying Corps and awarded the Croix de Guerre for his service.

Bruce Talbert roomset, featured at the "Cult of Beauty" exhibit at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco #bradburywallpaper

Bruce Talbert roomset, featured at the "Cult of Beauty" exhibit at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco #bradburywallpaper

World of Warcraft WoW TCG March of the Legion Paper Airplane Loot Card Rare

World of Warcraft WoW TCG March of the Legion Paper Airplane Loot Card Rare

The legions were not allowed into Rome itself, except during parades celebrating a great victory. Only the personal guards of the emperor, known as the Praetorian Guard, were allowed in the city limits.

The legions were not allowed into Rome itself, except during parades celebrating a great victory. Only the personal guards of the emperor, known as the Praetorian Guard, were allowed in the city limits.

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