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Daily Life Collection

Background imageDaily Life Collection: 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 imageDaily Life Collection: 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 imageDaily Life Collection: Mother getting her daughter dressed, early 1900s

Mother getting her daughter dressed, early 1900s
Mother putting on her daughters socks and shoes, a morning ritual, early 1900s. Printed color halftone of Jessie Willcox Smith illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Backyard carnival, 1800s

Backyard carnival, 1800s
Children putting on a circus in the backyarrd, 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Parisian beauty salon, 1800s

Parisian beauty salon, 1800s
Lady in a hair salon in Paris, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: GEUR2A-00057

GEUR2A-00057
Medieval walled city of Nuremberg, Germany, 1400s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Women of ancient Greece

Women of ancient Greece
Ancient Greek women and a priestess (background). Antique hand-colored print

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Nantucket fishing village in the 1800s

Nantucket fishing village in the 1800s
Pony cart hauling water in Siasconset village, Nantucket Island, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Natives gathering food in Florida, 1500s

Natives gathering food in Florida, 1500s
Florida Native Americans gathering crocodiles, fish, and other wild animals and plants, 1591. Hand-colored Debry engraving of a LeMoyne painting

Background imageDaily Life Collection: NATL2A-00002

NATL2A-00002
Street in Aztec Tenochtitian (reconstruction). Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Dutch canal and tow-path, 1800s

Dutch canal and tow-path, 1800s
Dog-cart with fresh vegetables and people towing a barge along a Dutch canal, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life 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 imageDaily Life Collection: Home in ancient Rome

Home in ancient Rome
Roman house, viewed from the atrium through the tablinumin to the peristyle and a garden. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Forum Romanum in ancient Rome

Forum Romanum in ancient Rome
Procession in the Forum Romanum, ancient Rome. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Roman ladies and a slave girl

Roman ladies and a slave girl
Roman ladies and their slave girl. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageDaily Life Collection: HSET2A-00054

HSET2A-00054
New England colonial couple in farmhouse dooryard, late 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: NATI2A-00181

NATI2A-00181
Apaches receiving beef rations from Indian agents at San Carlos Reservation, Arizona, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: NATI2A-00174

NATI2A-00174
Pueblo farmer plowing the soil near Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: NATI2A-00076

NATI2A-00076
Digger Indians returning from a hunt with rabbits and birds, Sierra Nevada Mountains, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: GEUR2A-00139

GEUR2A-00139
Young Dutch woman gathering cabbages in a basket, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Columbia River fishing camp of Native Americans

Columbia River fishing camp of Native Americans
Native American fishing camp by the Columbia River, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Irish children carrying peat to pay for school

Irish children carrying peat to pay for school
Children in western Ireland carrying peat to pay for their schooling, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Maori village in New Zealand, 1800s

Maori village in New Zealand, 1800s
Maori fortified village, or pah, in Taranaki, New Zealand, mid-1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Hamburg, Germany, early 1800s

Hamburg, Germany, early 1800s
Market place in Hamburg, Germany. Hand-colored engraving

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Agriculture in the Middle Ages

Agriculture in the Middle Ages
Peasants sowing and cultivating fields outside a walled town in the Middle Ages. Printed halftone reproduction of a medieval manuscript miniature

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Greek women at their household chores

Greek women at their household chores
Women occupied with sewing, spinning, and other household chores in ancient Greece. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life 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 imageDaily Life Collection: Village green in Concord, Massachusetts, 1830s

Village green in Concord, Massachusetts, 1830s
Center of Concord, showing the courthouse (left), church, and homes, circa 1830. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: New Hampshire village, 1800s

New Hampshire village, 1800s
Village of New Boston, New Hampshire, in the 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life 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 imageDaily Life Collection: Life in colonial Jamestown

Life in colonial Jamestown
Colonists on an old Jamestown street, Virginia Colony, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life 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 imageDaily Life Collection: Dugout home covered with prairie sod

Dugout home covered with prairie sod
A dugout covered with sod, home of a prairie homesteader, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: NATI2A-00163

NATI2A-00163
Native American longhouses on Manhattan Island before the arrival of Dutch settlers. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Oraibi, a Hopi village, 1870s

Oraibi, a Hopi village, 1870s
Hopi village of Oraibi, from John Wesley Powells description, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Iroquois woman, late 1800s

Iroquois woman, late 1800s
Iroquois woman packing goods on her back, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Meeting the new postmistress, early 1900s

Meeting the new postmistress, early 1900s
Townspeople meeting their new postmistress, about 1905. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 1905 illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: French village wedding procession, 1800s

French village wedding procession, 1800s
Wedding party strolling through the village of Pont-Aven in Brittany, France. Printed halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Couple during the French Revolution

Couple during the French Revolution
Jacobin couple in revolutionary Paris, 1794. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Paris and the river Seine, early 1800s

Paris and the river Seine, early 1800s
Town hall and Pont d Arcole on the River Seine, Paris, before 1850. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century J.M.W. Turner illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Paris boulevard in the late 19th century

Paris boulevard in the late 19th century
French woman strolling on the Boulevard des Italiens, Paris, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Nursery in a well-to-do home, early 1900s

Nursery in a well-to-do home, early 1900s
Bathtime in the nursery, an illustration from an Ivory Soap ad, 1903. Printed color lithograph of Alice Stephens painting

Background imageDaily Life Collection: HOUS2A-00048

HOUS2A-00048
Young Puritan woman reading while spinning at her wheel. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Boys playing marbles, 1800s

Boys playing marbles, 1800s
Boys playing a game of marbles in a small town, early 1900s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Game of mumblety-peg, 1800s

Game of mumblety-peg, 1800s
Boys playing mumblety-peg in the grass, 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Family farm cow with her new calf, 1800s

Family farm cow with her new calf, 1800s
Dairy cow and her new calf admired by a young girl, her mother, and farmhands. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Family storyteller

Family storyteller
Old woman telling folklore to young girls in a cottage kitchen, England. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Dutch family in colonial New York, 1700s

Dutch family in colonial New York, 1700s
Well-to-do New York Dutch family at home, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration



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