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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...