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1880s Collection

Step back in time to the vibrant and diverse 1880s, a decade filled with fascinating moments and captivating images

Background image1880s Collection: Guano island off the coast of Peru, 1880s

Guano island off the coast of Peru, 1880s
Sailors visiting a guano bed off the coast of Peru, 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Vancouver Island map, 1870s

Vancouver Island map, 1870s
Map of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, 1870s. Lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Buffalo soldier drinking from his canteen

Buffalo soldier drinking from his canteen on a desert march. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Buffalo soldiers charging to the rescue

Buffalo soldiers charging to the rescue
Captain Dodges black troopers to the rescue in the west. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. Artist: Leon-Maxime Faivre

Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. Artist: Leon-Maxime Faivre
Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. From the Musee d Orsay, Paris

Background image1880s Collection: Phrenological model of personality traits

Phrenological model of personality traits
Phrenology model of the locations of the " various organs of mind" in the human head, c. 1890. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Glen Sannox, Isle of Arran, Scotland, 19th Century

Glen Sannox, Isle of Arran, Scotland, 19th Century
Vintage engraving of a landscape of Glen Sannox, Isle of Arran, Scotland, 19th Century

Background image1880s Collection: The River Clyde from Dalnotter Hill, Scotland, 19th Century

The River Clyde from Dalnotter Hill, Scotland, 19th Century
Vintage colour engraving of The River Clyde from Dalnotter Hill, Scotland, 19th Century

Background image1880s Collection: The Old George at 379 Bethnal Green, London, England

The Old George at 379 Bethnal Green, London, England. A large crowd and a great number of beer barrels line the street with brewery workers holding tankards. 1885

Background image1880s Collection: Bonsai dwarf pine, 1889 C013 / 8769

Bonsai dwarf pine, 1889 C013 / 8769
Bonsai dwarf pine, 19th-century artwork. This specimen is from Japan, and is 150 years old. Bonsai is the art of cultivating ornamental artificially-dwarfed varieties of trees

Background image1880s Collection: Busy Brooklyn Bridge the year it opened, 1883

Busy Brooklyn Bridge the year it opened, 1883
Traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge, seen from the Manhattan side, 1883. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: KILRAIN VS. SULLIVAN, 1889. John L. Sullivan knocks out Jake Kilrain in the last round of

KILRAIN VS. SULLIVAN, 1889. John L. Sullivan knocks out Jake Kilrain in the last round of the 75-round contest at Richburg, Mississippi, on 8 July 1889, Sullivans last bare-knuckle fight

Background image1880s Collection: Brooklyn Bridge when newly opened, 1883

Brooklyn Bridge when newly opened, 1883
Brooklyn Bridge over the East River, looking toward Manhattan, 1883. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: WHISTLER: WINE GLASS. The Wine Glass. Etching, James A. McNeill Whistler, c1880

WHISTLER: WINE GLASS. The Wine Glass. Etching, James A. McNeill Whistler, c1880

Background image1880s Collection: WILLIAM H. BONNEY (1859-1881). Known as Billy the Kid. American desperado

WILLIAM H. BONNEY (1859-1881). Known as Billy the Kid. American desperado. Billy the Kid holding a Model Winchester 73 rifle. Oil over a photograph, c1880

Background image1880s Collection: State capitol in Boise, Idaho, late 1800s

State capitol in Boise, Idaho, late 1800s
Carriage traffic around Capitol Square in Boise, Idaho, circa 1890. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Yacht club in Newport, Rhode Island, 1880s

Yacht club in Newport, Rhode Island, 1880s
Clubhouse of the New York Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Spokane, Washington, 1880s

Spokane, Washington, 1880s
Spokane Falls before the great fire, Washington Territory, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: HSET2A-00088

HSET2A-00088
Buffalo soldiers in the Arizona desert. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration by Frederic Remington

Background image1880s Collection: Buffalo soldiers on a rough trail

Buffalo soldiers on a rough trail
Buffalo soldier and his horse taking a tumble from the trail, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background image1880s Collection: View of Swindon Station, c. 1880s

View of Swindon Station, c. 1880s
This image of Swindon Junction station was taken before the change of gauge in 1892. Mixed gauge can be seen on the centre/left tracks

Background image1880s Collection: WASHAKIE (c1804-1900). Shoshone Native American chief. Photographed c1885

WASHAKIE (c1804-1900). Shoshone Native American chief. Photographed c1885

Background image1880s Collection: Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889. Creators: Joseph Keppler, Bernhard Gillam

Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889. Creators: Joseph Keppler, Bernhard Gillam
Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889

Background image1880s Collection: Young Woman, with Puck the Dog, c.1885-c.1886. Creator: Thérèse Schwartze

Young Woman, with Puck the Dog, c.1885-c.1886. Creator: Thérèse Schwartze
Young Woman, with Puck the Dog, c.1885-c.1886

Background image1880s Collection: The Old Fish Shop, Haslemere (watercolour)

The Old Fish Shop, Haslemere (watercolour)
1766691 The Old Fish Shop, Haslemere (watercolour) by Allingham, Helen (1848-1926); 33x29 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Old Fish Shop, Haslemere. Helen Allingham (1848-1926). Watercolour

Background image1880s Collection: Department of State and the Army and Navy, Washington DC, 1882

Department of State and the Army and Navy, Washington DC, 1882
New building for the Departments of State, Army, and Navy (later called the Executive Office Building), Washington DC, 1882. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Oregon wheatfields, late 1800s

Oregon wheatfields, late 1800s
Farmland of Polk County, Oregon, as seen from Mount Pizgah, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Mountain climbers in the Alps, 1880s

Mountain climbers in the Alps, 1880s
Mountaineering in the Tyrol with ropes and picks, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Frog in the water, 1887-1924. Creator: Julie de Graag

Frog in the water, 1887-1924. Creator: Julie de Graag
Frog in the water, 1887-1924

Background image1880s Collection: Bassetts Mill Chiddingstone Hoath Kent England c. 1880

Bassetts Mill Chiddingstone Hoath Kent England c. 1880

Background image1880s Collection: Patent drawing for Thomas Crappers sanitary innovation, the Water Waste Preventer, 1880s

Patent drawing for Thomas Crappers sanitary innovation, the Water Waste Preventer, 1880s
WATER WASTE PREVENTER. Patent drawing for Thomas Crappers sanitary innovation, the Water Waste Preventer, 1880s

Background image1880s Collection: Downtown Atlanta in the late 1800s

Downtown Atlanta in the late 1800s
Business center of Atlanta, Georgia, about 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Newport, Rhode Island, beach scene, 1870s

Newport, Rhode Island, beach scene, 1870s
Summer residents enjoying the beach in Newport, Rhode Island, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Lake Erie grain boat in a snowstorm

Lake Erie grain boat in a snowstorm
Steamship carrying grain on Lake Erie in a snowstorm, headed for Buffalo, New York, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Young couple hiking on Mt Desert Island, Maine

Young couple hiking on Mt Desert Island, Maine
Tourists climbing Newport Mountain, Mt Desert Island, Maine, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Baseball game in the 1880s

Baseball game in the 1880s
Baseball batter waiting for a pitch, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Horse race in the US, 1880s

Horse race in the US, 1880s
American race-track, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Railroad in Montana, 1880s

Railroad in Montana, 1880s
Utah & Northern Railroad in Silver Bow Canyon near Butte, Montana, 1880s. Hand-colored mezzotint of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Chester A. Arthur

Chester A. Arthur
President Chester A. Arthur, with his autograph. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century portrait

Background image1880s Collection: James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield
US President James A. Garfield, with his autograph. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century portrait

Background image1880s Collection: President Grover Cleveland

President Grover Cleveland at his desk in the White House. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background image1880s Collection: Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, 1883

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, 1883
The new Brooklyn Bridge over the East River, New York City, 1883. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: GLAT2A-00014

GLAT2A-00014
Street in Bogota, Columbia, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: GATL2A-00033

GATL2A-00033
Jamaican plantation houses from a roadside, 1880s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Tea-time, England, 1880s

Tea-time, England, 1880s
Upperclass family enjoying afternoon tea in a hothouse, England, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: Jacquard loom, 1880s

Jacquard loom, 1880s
Woman worker using a mechanized Jacquard loom, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illlustration

Background image1880s Collection: Opening of Parliament, 1886

Opening of Parliament, 1886
Members of Parliament taking the oath during the opening ceremonies, 1886. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1880s Collection: London street in the 1880s

London street in the 1880s
Piccadilly busy with traffic on a spring day in London, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration




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Step back in time to the vibrant and diverse 1880s, a decade filled with fascinating moments and captivating images. Explore the rich history of this era through snapshots that showcase different aspects of life around the world. Travel to Vancouver Island in the 1870s, where a detailed map reveals the evolving landscape of this beautiful Canadian destination. Witness its transformation as new settlements emerge and nature intertwines with human progress. In another corner of the globe, catch a glimpse of a Buffalo soldier quenching his thirst from his canteen. This powerful image captures both strength and vulnerability, reminding us of the challenges faced by African American soldiers during this period. Delve into phrenology, an intriguing field that sought to understand personality traits through cranial measurements. A phrenological model takes center stage, inviting contemplation on how people perceived themselves and others during this time. Transport yourself to Scotland's Dalnotter Hill as you gaze upon The River Clyde. Marvel at its serene beauty captured in exquisite detail by an artist from the 19th century. Let your imagination wander along its banks while pondering life in those distant days. Leon-Maxime Faivre's painting "Deux meres (Two Mothers)" offers an intimate portrayal of motherhood in 1888. Reflect on timeless themes such as love, sacrifice, and nurturing that transcend generations. Venture further into Scotland's enchantment with Glen Sannox on Isle of Arran. Lose yourself amidst rolling hills and rugged landscapes frozen in time by photographers who aimed to capture their grandeur for future generations to admire. Take a detour across continents to London's Bethnal Green district where The Old George stands tall at number 379. Imagine stepping inside this historic pub bustling with patrons seeking respite from daily life or sharing stories over pints after long workdays. Discover artistry even within miniature realms as you marvel at a bonsai dwarf pine meticulously cultivated in 1889.