This is only known photo of a living Quagga taken at...

The quagga (Equus quagga quagga) is an extinct subspecies of plains zebra that lived in South Africauntil the 19th century. It was long thought to...

A Native American overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in 1868

In the United States, Native Americans are considered to be people whose pre-Columbian ancestors were indigenous to the lands within the nation's modern boundaries. These...

Execution of the Lincoln conspirators in 1865

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, while attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre as the American Civil War was drawing to a close.  The assassination occurred five days after the commander of the Confederate...

Powder Monkey on the USS New Hampshire in 1864

A powder boy or powder monkey manned naval artillery guns as a member of a warship's crew, primarily during the Age of Sail. His chief role was to ferry gunpowder from the powder magazine in the ship's hold to the artillery pieces, either in bulk...

Brighton Swimming Club in 1863

BRIGHTON SWIMMING CLUB THAT WAS FORMED IN 1860 AND CLAIMS TO BE THE OLDEST SWIMMING CLUB IN ENGLAND. Brighton is a seaside resort and the largest part of the City of Brighton and Hove situated in East Sussex, England.  Historically in the Rape of Lewes in Sussex,...

COLORIZED Lt Custer and Union Troops in 1862

George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars. Raised in Michigan and Ohio, Custer was admitted to West Point in 1857, where he graduated...

Federal ironclad USS Galena showing some battle damage in 1862

USS Galena was a wooden-hulled broadside ironclad built for the United States Navy during the American Civil War. The ship was initially assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and supported Union forces during the Peninsula Campaign in 1862. She was damaged during the Battle...

A woman waits for the hoops of her crinoline to be finished in a London dress shop in 1860

A crinoline is a stiffened or structured petticoat designed to hold out a woman's skirt, popular at various times since the mid-19th century. Originally, crinoline described a stiff fabric made of horsehair("crin") and cotton or linen which was used to make underskirts and as a...

Samurai ca 1860-1880

Samurai (侍) were the military-nobility and officer-caste of medieval and early-modern Japan. In Japanese, they are usually referred to as bushi (武士) or buke (武家). According to translator William Scott Wilson: "In Chinese, the character 侍 was originally a verb meaning "to wait upon" or...

Lady in a litter being carried by her slaves Brazil in 1860

Slavery in Brazil began long before the first Portuguese settlement was established in 1532, as members of one tribe would enslave captured members of another. Later, colonists were heavily dependent on indigenous labor during the initial phases of settlement to maintain the subsistence economy, and...

A view of Boston in 1860 taken from a hot air balloon

WORLD’S OLDEST SURVIVING AERIAL PHOTO The first known aerial photograph was taken in 1858 by French photographer and balloonist, Gaspar Felix Tournachon, known as "Nadar". In 1855 he had patented the idea of using aerial photographs in mapmaking and surveying, but it took him 3...

Lewis Carrol in 1856

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem Jabberwocky, and the poem The...

A Picture in Time

From the mid 19th century to nowadays, the 'A Picture in Time' series goes through some of the most important and memorable passages of human history taken in photograph.

Tsar Nicholas II and friend in 1899

Nicholas II (Russian: Николай II) (18 May [O.S. 6 May]..Read more

A child with artificial legs in 1898

A young girl with her doll and artificial legs in the United Kingdom..Read more

A rare shot of a young Winston Churchill in 1895

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, PC, DL,..Read more

A graduation ceremony in 1895

Photo that may be from the Vassar College taken in 1895. Vassar..Read more

Mark Twain inside the laboratory of Nikola Tesla in 1894

Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla became close and long term..Read more

This is the only known picture of legendary outlaw Billy the Kid in 1879

Billy the Kid (born Henry McCarty; also known as William..Read more

Bison skulls to be used for fertilizer in 1870

The American bison (Bison bison), also commonly known as the..Read more

This is only known photo of a living Quagga taken at the London Zoo in 1870

The quagga (Equus quagga quagga) is an extinct subspecies of..Read more

A Native American overlooking the newly completed railroad in 1868

In the United States, Native Americans are considered to be..Read more

Execution of the Lincoln conspirators in 1865

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on Good..Read more

Powder Monkey on the USS New Hampshire in 1864

A powder boy or powder monkey manned naval artillery guns..Read more

Brighton Swimming Club in 1863

Brighton Swimming club that was formed in 1860 and claims to..Read more

COLORIZED Lt Custer and Union Troops in 1862

George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876)..Read more

Federal ironclad USS Galena showing some battle damage in 1862

USS Galena was a wooden-hulled broadside ironclad built for the..Read more

A view of Boston taken from a hot air balloon in 1860

World’s Oldest Surviving Aerial Photo The first known aerial photograph..Read more

Lady in a litter being carried by her slaves Brazil in 1860

Slavery in Brazil began long before the first Portuguese settlement..Read more

A woman waits for the hoops of her crinoline to be finished in a London dress shop in 1860

A crinoline is a stiffened or structured petticoat designed to..Read more

Samurai ca 1860-1880

Samurai (侍) were the military-nobility and officer-caste of medieval and..Read more

1860

Lewis Carrol in 1856

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), better known by his pen name..Read more