A graduation ceremony in 1895

Photo that may be from the Vassar College taken in 1895. Vassar College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, in the United...

A rare shot of a young Winston Churchill in 1895

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, PC, DL, FRS, RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of...

Mark Twain inside the laboratory of Nikola Tesla in 1894

Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla became close and long term friends.  Their friendship made them spent much time together including much time in Tesla's laboratory.  Twain was fascinated with...

Construction of the Statue of Liberty in 1884

The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture onLiberty Island in New York Harbor in New...

Construction of the Eiffel Tower in the 1880s

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France.  It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed...

This is the only known picture of legendary outlaw Billy the...

Billy the Kid (born Henry McCarty; also known as William H. Bonney) (September 17, 1859 – July 14, 1881) was an American Old West gunfighter who participated...

Three Archers Japan ca 1870-1880

Kyūjutsu (弓術) ("art of archery"), is the traditional Japanese martial art of wielding a bow (yumi) as practiced by the samurai class of feudal Japan.  Although the samurai...

Bison skulls to be used for fertilizer in 1870

The American bison (Bison bison), also commonly known as the American buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands of North America...