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...

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...

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...

A child with artificial legs in 1898

A young girl with her doll and artificial legs in the United Kingdom in the late 19th century. Her legs were manufactured by James Gillingham (1839-1924).  James Gillingham pioneered the development...

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...

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 peoples were...

Tsar Nicholas II and friend in 1899

Nicholas II (Russian: Николай II) (18 May 1868 – 17 July 1918) was the last tsar of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced...

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...