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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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...