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

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

Background imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce Collection: Marietta on the Ohio River, 1870s

Marietta on the Ohio River, 1870s
Steamboats on the Ohio River at Marietta, Ohio, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce Collection: 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 imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce Collection: South Street docks in New York City, 1870s

South Street docks in New York City, 1870s
Merchant ships unloading along South Street, New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce Collection: Logging in Wisconsin, 1800s

Logging in Wisconsin, 1800s
Hauling logs with a horse-drawn sledge in northern Wisconsin, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce Collection: EXPL2A-00139

EXPL2A-00139
Timbuktu in Africa, as drawn by Rene-Auguste Caillie, the first European visitor, 1828. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of Caillies illustration

Background imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce Collection: Baltimore in the 1870s

Baltimore in the 1870s
Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland, looking from Federal Hill, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce Collection: Delaware River waterfront of Philadelphia, 1750s

Delaware River waterfront of Philadelphia, 1750s
Colonial Philadelphias skyline and harbor, 1750s. Hand-colored woodcut of an 18th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce Collection: Apprentice carpenter

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

Background imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce Collection: BUSN2A-00011

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

Background imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce Collection: Captive Africans on a slave-ship off Key West

Captive Africans on a slave-ship off Key West
Deck of the captured slave-ship " Wildfire" brought into Key West, 1860. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce Collection: Phoenician ship in the Mediterranean

Phoenician ship in the Mediterranean
Phoenician galley passing the Rock of Gibraltar. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce Collection: New York harbor, 1850s

New York harbor, 1850s
New York City, viewed from Brooklyn, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce Collection: Slave auction in New Orleans

Slave auction in New Orleans
Slaves for sale at an auction in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce Collection: Cotton loaded on steamboats by black slaves, New Orleans

Cotton loaded on steamboats by black slaves, New Orleans
Slaves loading cotton bales on riverboats at the New Orleans levee, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce Collection: Ohio River at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860s

Ohio River at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860s
Riverboats loading at the Ohio River levee in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce Collection: Slave-ship hoisting sail, 1800s

Slave-ship hoisting sail, 1800s
African slave-ship hoisting sail upon sighting an English cruiser, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce Collection: Pharos, the lighthouse of ancient Alexandria

Pharos, the lighthouse of ancient Alexandria
Harbor and lighthouse of ancient Alexandria, a great center of Hellenistic culture and trade. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce Collection: Spanish pirates attacking English merchantmen

Spanish pirates attacking English merchantmen
Spanish ships capturing English ships with supplies for the colonies. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce Collection: Dutch ships in the Arctic, 1600s

Dutch ships in the Arctic, 1600s
Dutch ships of Henry Hudsons time near Novaya Zemlya, early 1600s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce Collection: BUSN2A-00109

BUSN2A-00109
Longboat crew attacking a whale with hand harpoons in the Arctic, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce Collection: Wall Streets Tontine Coffee House in the late 1700s

Wall Streets Tontine Coffee House in the late 1700s
Tontine Coffee House, corner of Water and Wall Street, meeting-place of New York brokers who formed the NY Stock Exchange. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce Collection: Wichita, Kansas, 1870s

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

Background imageCommerce Collection: Rio de Janeiro about 1700

Rio de Janeiro about 1700
Rio de Janeiro from the harbor while a Portuguese colony, circa 1700. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an 18th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce Collection: Merchant ship attacked by Chinese pirates

Merchant ship attacked by Chinese pirates
Chinese pirates attacking a European merchant ship, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCommerce 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 imageCommerce Collection: BUSN2A-00135

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



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