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Background imageEditor's Picks: Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
Portrait of President Abraham Lincoln. Digitally colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Confederate surrender at Appomattox, 1865

Confederate surrender at Appomattox, 1865
General Lee surrenders his army to General Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, 1865. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s

Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s
Workers in a crown-glass factory, Great Britain, early 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Ontario, 1870s

Ontario, 1870s
Map of Ontario, Canada, 1870s. Printed color lithograph

Background imageEditor's Picks: Knights of medieval Germany

Knights of medieval Germany
German knights in armor from 1300, 1315, and 1360. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageEditor's Picks: Dionysus, or Bacchus, on his throne

Dionysus, or Bacchus, on his throne
Wall painting of the Roman deity Dionysus on his throne, from the ruins of Pompeii. Printed color lithograph reproduction

Background imageEditor's Picks: Pantheon interior, ancient Rome

Pantheon interior, ancient Rome
Interior of the Pantheon in ancient Rome. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Medieval castle

Medieval castle
Knights entering a castle in the Middle Ages. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Medieval goldsmith at work

Medieval goldsmith at work
Workshop of Etienne Delaulne, a goldsmith in Paris, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 16th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Sir Richard Burton in India, 1800s

Sir Richard Burton in India, 1800s
British explorer Richard Burton in native Indian dress, 1848. Hand-colored half tone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Use of an arquebusse, 16th century

Use of an arquebusse, 16th century
Spanish arquebusier, 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Spanish galleon at sea

Spanish galleon at sea
Spanish galleon, an improved caravel three times longer than wide, used in the 1500s and 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC

Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC
Greeks under Leonidas holding off the Persian invasion at Thermopylae, 480 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Transformation of Dr Jekyll into Mr Hyde, a scene from Robert Louis Stevensons novel. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Palestinian women in Jerusalem, 1800s

Palestinian women in Jerusalem, 1800s
Arab women getting water from a fountain in Jerusalem, 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Pyramids along the Nile

Pyramids along the Nile
Pyramids at Gizeh, with dhows on the Nile River in Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Caesar leading the Roman army across the Rubicon

Caesar leading the Roman army across the Rubicon
Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon to begin a civil war against Pompey, 49 BC. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Gladstone

Gladstone
William Ewart Gladstone, with his signature. Digitally colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageEditor's Picks: Medieval English shield designs

Medieval English shield designs
Shields of English knights and barons, painted during the reign of Edward III. Lithograph reproduction

Background imageEditor's Picks: Glass factory workers in Britain, 1800s

Glass factory workers in Britain, 1800s
Manufacturing glass at a flint-glass factory, Great Britain, 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian columns

Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian columns
Classical styles of columns - Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian architecture. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Mongol horseman

Mongol horseman
Mongol or Tartar horseman. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Matterhorn rising over Zermatt, Switzerland

Matterhorn rising over Zermatt, Switzerland
Village of Zermatt in the valley below the Matterhorn. Hand-colored woodcut of a sketch by Edward Whymper

Background imageEditor's Picks: Actors on stage in the days of Shakespeare

Actors on stage in the days of Shakespeare
Theatrical performance in the days of Shakespeare. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: French uniforms during the Napoleonic Wars

French uniforms during the Napoleonic Wars
French army uniforms: infantry 1814-1825, grenadier 1812-1815, and cavalry 1805-1812. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageEditor's Picks: PSCI2A-00066

PSCI2A-00066
Florence Nightingale. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageEditor's Picks: First use of anesthesia in surgery, 1846

First use of anesthesia in surgery, 1846
First public demonstration of surgical anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1846. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustratioin

Background imageEditor's Picks: Women of Tudor England

Women of Tudor England
City women and a country-woman in Elizabethan England, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620
Pilgrim landing party from the "Mayflower" in Plymouth harbor, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Alhambra palace and reflecting pool, Granada, Spain

Alhambra palace and reflecting pool, Granada, Spain
The Palacio del Portico within the Alhambra, a medieval Moorish city in Granada, Spain. Digital photograph

Background imageEditor's Picks: Tower of London in the late Middle Ages

Tower of London in the late Middle Ages
London during the time of Henry VII (1457-1509). Color lithograph reproduction of an illuminated manuscript: Roy 16F, ii

Background imageEditor's Picks: Beowulf manuscript page

Beowulf manuscript page
Page from the Old English manuscript of "Beowulf" in the British Museum. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageEditor's Picks: Chariot race in ancient Rome

Chariot race in ancient Rome
Chariot race in the Circus Maximus of ancient Rome. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Maps of Italy in ancient times

Maps of Italy in ancient times
Map of early tribes in Italy (top). of the Roman hills (lower left). and the vicinity of Rome (right) in the time of the Roman Empire. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley

Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley
Major-General Arthur Wellesley in 1806, later Duke of Wellington. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-centry illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Coal mine in England, 1850s

Coal mine in England, 1850s
Removing coal in the Bradley mine, Staffordshire, England, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s

Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s
Marco Polo leaving Venice on his journey to China, 1338. Color lithograph reproductioin of a manuscript: Bod. Misc. 264

Background imageEditor's Picks: William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror
King of England William I, the Conqueror, carrying a sword. Hand-colored engraving of a portrait

Background imageEditor's Picks: Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt
Portrait of Franz Liszt. Photogravure reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageEditor's Picks: Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms at the piano. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a charcoal drawing

Background imageEditor's Picks: EVNT2A-00183

EVNT2A-00183
British army burning the White House in 1814 during the War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: PMUS2C-00002

PMUS2C-00002
Ludwig van Beethoven with one of his manuscripts. Antique photograph of a painting

Background imageEditor's Picks: Native American attack on a western stagecoach

Native American attack on a western stagecoach
Western stagecoach fighting off Native Americans on the plains. Printed color halftone reproduction of a Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Wigs for English lawyers, 1800s

Wigs for English lawyers, 1800s
Lawyer selecting the proper wig for appearance in court, London, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: Schubert

Schubert
Portrait of composer Franz Schubert. Digitally colored photograph of a painting

Background imageEditor's Picks: EVNT2A-00053

EVNT2A-00053
Marshal Ney bringing the French rear-guard out of Russia with heavy losses, 1812. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th century painting

Background imageEditor's Picks: Medieval Spain and Portugal map

Medieval Spain and Portugal map
Map of the Iberian Peninsula in the 1300s and 1400s. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEditor's Picks: William and Mary College, 1700s

William and Mary College, 1700s
Early view of William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1700s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration



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