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 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...

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...

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...

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...

COLORIZED Lt Custer and Union Troops in 1862

George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the...

Federal ironclad USS Galena showing some battle damage in 1862

USS Galena was a wooden-hulled broadside ironclad built for the United States Navy during the American Civil War. The ship was initially assigned to the North Atlantic...

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...