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 be a...

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

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

A woman waits for the hoops of her crinoline to be...

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...