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Background imageBusiness Collection: Singer sewing machine ad, 1890s

Singer sewing machine ad, 1890s
Advertisement for the Singer Automatic sewing machine, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Gutenbergs printing press, 1450s

Gutenbergs printing press, 1450s
Gutenberg and Fust with the first printing press, Germany, 1450s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Union Stockyards entrance, Chicago, 1890s

Union Stockyards entrance, Chicago, 1890s
Entrance to the Union Stockyards, Chicago, 1890s. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background imageBusiness Collection: 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 imageBusiness Collection: 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 imageBusiness Collection: 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 imageBusiness Collection: Lobster boat off the Atlantic coast of Maine and Canada

Lobster boat off the Atlantic coast of Maine and Canada
Lobster fishermen in the Grand Manan Channel between Maine and New Brunswick, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: BUSN2A-00012

BUSN2A-00012
Native Americans exchanging furs for goods at a Hudson Bay Company post. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut of a Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Barber shaving a customer with a razor

Barber shaving a customer with a razor
Barber of 1789 shaving a customer, shown in a Pears Soap ad, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: 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 imageBusiness Collection: Cylinder printing press, 1800s

Cylinder printing press, 1800s
Hoe printing press, showing type locked on the bed and overlays fixed on the cylinder; ink rollers on far right, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Chicagos State Street, 1890s

Chicagos State Street, 1890s
Marshall Field & Co. retail store on State Street, downtown Chicago, 1890s. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background imageBusiness Collection: Riverboats at Shreveport, Louisiana, 1870s

Riverboats at Shreveport, Louisiana, 1870s
Stevedores loading barrels at the Red River levee at Shreveport, Louisiana, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Leadville, a Colorado boom town, 1870s

Leadville, a Colorado boom town, 1870s
Chestnut Street in Leadville, Colorado, during the mining boom, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Apprentice carpenter

Apprentice carpenter
Young carpenters apprentice planing a block of wood, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Flintlock pistol used in the fur trade

Flintlock pistol used in the fur trade
Flintlock pistol to be traded at a mountain-man rendezvous reenactment, Fort Mandan, North Dakota. Photograph

Background imageBusiness Collection: BUSN2A-00011

BUSN2A-00011
Advertisement for Cadburys Cocoa, showing a croquet game, 1899. Hand-colored printed halftone 19th century

Background imageBusiness Collection: Bakers at their trade in the late Middle Ages

Bakers at their trade in the late Middle Ages
Bakers of York, showing their guild ordinances, England, 1590s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Ancient Phoenician traders in port

Ancient Phoenician traders in port
Phoenician sailors trading goods in an ancient Mediterranean seaport. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Typesetter at work, 1800s

Typesetter at work, 1800s
Setting type by hand in a print-shop. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness 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 imageBusiness Collection: Virginia City, Nevada, 1870s

Virginia City, Nevada, 1870s
Main street of Virginia City, a mining boomtown in Nevada, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Royal Society endorsement of a lens-grinder, 1600s

Royal Society endorsement of a lens-grinder, 1600s
Opticians advertisement illustrated with Archimedes at a telescope, London, 1694. Hand-colored woodcut of a 17th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Wichita, Kansas, 1870s

Wichita, Kansas, 1870s
Main street in Wichita, Kansas, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: BUSN2P-00001

BUSN2P-00001
Book and magazine printing press at Harper & Bros. New York City, early 1900s. Printed halftone of a photograph

Background imageBusiness Collection: Ad for corsets, 1890s

Ad for corsets, 1890s
Corsets advertised by CB A La Sprite, late 1800s. Color lithograph

Background imageBusiness Collection: Drying and salting fish in colonial Maine

Drying and salting fish in colonial Maine
First settlers of Maine drying and salting fish on the Atlantic shore. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: BUSN2A-00135

BUSN2A-00135
Dutch East India House in Amsterdam, showing warehouses and shipyard. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageBusiness Collection: Rafting furs from the northwoods to market

Rafting furs from the northwoods to market
Fur traders steering a raft through rapids of a river. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Traders outside the New York Stock Exchange, 1912

Traders outside the New York Stock Exchange, 1912
Busy curb market outside the NY Stock Exchange, early 1900s. Halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Medieval guild seal

Medieval guild seal
Guild merchants seal, Gloucester, England, circa 1200. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageBusiness Collection: EXPL2A-00146

EXPL2A-00146
Marco Polo welcomed at the court of Kublai Khan in China, 1200s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Brandywine Creek industry, Delaware, 1800s

Brandywine Creek industry, Delaware, 1800s
Old mills along Brandywine Creek, Delaware, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: GATL2A-00027

GATL2A-00027
Jamaicans bringing their produce to market, circa 1890. Hand-colored halftone illustration of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Cotton wharf in Charleston SC, 1870s

Cotton wharf in Charleston SC, 1870s
Black stevedores loading bales on the cotton wharf in Charleston, South Carolina, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Cartoon protesting Jeffersons trade embargo, 1807

Cartoon protesting Jeffersons trade embargo, 1807
Cartoon protesting the Embargo Act passed by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: African ivory trade, 1800s

African ivory trade, 1800s
Ivory trader in an African village, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Stores on Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 1890s

Stores on Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 1890s
Bretanos and other retail shops on Wabash Avenue south of Monroe Street, Chicago, 1890s. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background imageBusiness Collection: Chicago street downtown in the 1890s

Chicago street downtown in the 1890s
Streetcar on State Street north of the Palmer House, Chicago, 1890s. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background imageBusiness Collection: Chicagos Palmer House, 1890s

Chicagos Palmer House, 1890s
The Palmer House on the corner of State and Monroe streets, Chicago, 1890s. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background imageBusiness Collection: Chicago lumber wharves, 1880s

Chicago lumber wharves, 1880s
Lumber district of Chicago, viewed from the West Side Waterworks, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Downtown Indianapolis, 1870s

Downtown Indianapolis, 1870s
Washington Street, looking west from Meriden Street, Indianapolis, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Chicago grain elevators loading ships, 1870s

Chicago grain elevators loading ships, 1870s
Grain loaded in Chicago on ships bound for the Erie Canal, 1870s. Hand colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Downtown Chicago, 1850s

Downtown Chicago, 1850s
Randolph Street, Chicago, in the 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: City of Chicago in 1860

City of Chicago in 1860
Overview of Chicago, looking west from Lake Michigan, 1860. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Busy street in downtown Chicago, 1890s

Busy street in downtown Chicago, 1890s
Wabash Avenue at the corner of Madison Street, downtown Chicago, 1890s. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background imageBusiness Collection: Downton Boston shops, 1850s

Downton Boston shops, 1850s
Washington Street in Boston, including Ticknor & Fields Old Corner Bookstore, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBusiness Collection: Businss district of Portland, Oregon, late 1800s

Businss district of Portland, Oregon, late 1800s
Carriages and stores in Portland, Oregon, late 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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