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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...