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Conversation Collection

Background imageConversation Collection: Louis XIV and Moliere having breakfast

Louis XIV and Moliere having breakfast
Moliere at breakfast with Louis XIV at Versailles Palace. Hand-colored photogravure reproduction of a painting

Background imageConversation Collection: La Fontaine, Moliere, Racine, and other French writers, 1600s

La Fontaine, Moliere, Racine, and other French writers, 1600s
Conversation among French authors La Fontaine, Boileau, Moliere, and Racine. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: Plato and Aristotle

Plato and Aristotle shown in a bas-relief titled " Logic" by Giotto on the doors of the Campanile, Florence. 19th-century photograph

Background imageConversation Collection: Lighting the gas lamps for a dinner party, 1800s

Lighting the gas lamps for a dinner party, 1800s
Guests awaiting the return of gas-light during a Christmas dinner-party, New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: Dutch colonists in early New Amsterdam

Dutch colonists in early New Amsterdam
Dutch settlers outdoors along the Battery, New Amsterdam, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: Confederate soldier romancing a young woman, 1800s

Confederate soldier romancing a young woman, 1800s
Confederate soldier declaring his love for a young woman, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation 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 imageConversation Collection: Franklin, Hamilton, and other delegates discussing the Constitution

Franklin, Hamilton, and other delegates discussing the Constitution
Franklin, Hamilton, and others discussing the framing of the US Constitution at a tea party in Philadelphia, 1787. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: GEUR2A-00088

GEUR2A-00088
Cafe patrons enjoying an evening on a Paris boulevard, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: HOUS2A-00150

HOUS2A-00150
Quilting party in western Virginia, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: HOUS2A-00059

HOUS2A-00059
Alehouse scene in th 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century E.A. Abbey illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: HOUS2A-00137

HOUS2A-00137
Reception in the Toynbee Hall dining room, England, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: Santa Fe Plaza the center of life in New Mexico, 1800s

Santa Fe Plaza the center of life in New Mexico, 1800s
Families gathering for chores and companionship on Santa Fe Plaza. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: Italian immigrants tenement in New York City, 1870s

Italian immigrants tenement in New York City, 1870s
Ragpickers Court on Mulberry Street in the Italian neighborhood, New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: Upperclass social life, circa 1900

Upperclass social life, circa 1900
Reception to introduce a young man to society, circa 1900. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: Rural courtship, early 1900s

Rural courtship, early 1900s
Young couple seated by a brook, early 1900s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: Young women talking, early 1900s

Young women talking, early 1900s
Young women sharing secrets, circa 1900. Printed color halftone of an illustration by Alonzo Kimball

Background imageConversation Collection: Lumberjacks having dinner, 1800s

Lumberjacks having dinner, 1800s
Dinner in a logging camp in the Northwest, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: Sharing an umbrella, England, 1800s

Sharing an umbrella, England, 1800s
Couple walking in the rain on an English city street, 1800s. Printed color lithograph reproduction of an illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: Forum in ancient Rome

Forum in ancient Rome
Busy scene in the Roman Forum under the caesars. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: Babylonian leader and Persians

Babylonian leader and Persians
Babylonian ruler in conversationn with Persians. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageConversation Collection: Small office in the late 1800s

Small office in the late 1800s
Man and woman at a desk, late 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: HOUS2A-00023

HOUS2A-00023
Bobbing for apples at a Halloween party in Ireland, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: HOUS2A-00077

HOUS2A-00077
Two young women talking, about 1900. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration by Alice Barber Stephens

Background imageConversation Collection: Courtship in a woodland setting, 1800s

Courtship in a woodland setting, 1800s
Young man and woman on a walk in the countryside, late 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: West Point romance, 1800s

West Point romance, 1800s
West Point cadet courting a young woman, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: HOUS2D-00064

HOUS2D-00064
African-American woman reenactor in a sewing circle at Yorktown, Virginia. Digital photograph

Background imageConversation Collection: HOUS2A-00121

HOUS2A-00121
Wayfarers at an inn, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: HOUS2A-00076

HOUS2A-00076
Outdoor tea party in colonial New England, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: HOUS2A-00083

HOUS2A-00083
Men enjoying an afterdinner drink in colonial times. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: HOUS2A-00047

HOUS2A-00047
Coffee-house orator in London, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19t9h-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: Discussion in ancient Athens

Discussion in ancient Athens
Athenians having a discussion in ancient Greece. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut of an ancient vase painting

Background imageConversation Collection: HSET2A-00008

HSET2A-00008
Puritans drinking from pewter mugs in colonial Massachusetts. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: HSET2A-00113

HSET2A-00113
Native American joining cowboys at their campfire, late 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: HOUS2A-00013

HOUS2A-00013
Courtship using a whispering rod on Halloween in colonial days. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: HOUS2A-00043

HOUS2A-00043
Fashionable supper party, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: Romance on a city rooftop, 1800s

Romance on a city rooftop, 1800s
Woman hanging laundry talking with a mason on a city rooftop, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: HOUS2A-00135

HOUS2A-00135
Ladies enjoying their sewing circle, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: Romance on the way to school, circa 1900

Romance on the way to school, circa 1900
Boy walking a girl to school on a winter morning, early 1900s. Halftone of a color illustration by Howard E. Smith

Background imageConversation Collection: HOUS2D-00057

HOUS2D-00057
Womens sewing circle reenacted at Yorktown battlefield, Virginia. Digital photograph

Background imageConversation Collection: PLIT2A-00039

PLIT2A-00039
Samuel Johson and James Boswell at the Literary Club, London, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: HOUS2A-00075

HOUS2A-00075
Ladies and gentlemen having tea in a drawing-room, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageConversation Collection: HOUS2A-00042

HOUS2A-00042
High society dinner guests conversing, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration


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