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...

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...

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...

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...

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...