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Domestic Collection

Background imageDomestic Collection: Women of ancient Greece

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

Background imageDomestic Collection: Slave couple marrying by jumping over a broom

Slave couple marrying by jumping over a broom
Broomstick wedding ceremony of African-American slaves, from an eyewitness before the Civil War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Erie Canal boats wintering in New York harbor

Erie Canal boats wintering in New York harbor
Erie Canal boats anchored for the winter at the East River docks, New York City, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic 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 imageDomestic Collection: Roman ladies and a slave girl

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

Background imageDomestic 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 imageDomestic Collection: Plantation slaves singing and clapping

Plantation slaves singing and clapping
Group of slaves singing on a southern plantation, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration based on a Boston teachers description

Background imageDomestic Collection: Georgetown, Maryland, now part of Washington DC, about 1810

Georgetown, Maryland, now part of Washington DC, about 1810
Potomac River waterfront in old Georgetown, upriver from Washington DC, early 1800s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Slave family in colonial New York

Slave family in colonial New York
Slave family making music in their cellar room of the Knickerbocker mansion, New York, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Slaves husking corn on a plantation

Slaves husking corn on a plantation
Slaves social gathering at a plantation corn-husking, 1800s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Black slave or servant in colonial New York

Black slave or servant in colonial New York
Black servant or slave welcoming a guest to the old Knickerbocker homestead, New York. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Slave cabin on a southern plantation

Slave cabin on a southern plantation
Slave family outside their cabin on a southern plantation. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Ancient Greek city home

Ancient Greek city home
Entrance to a home in ancient Greece. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century woodcut

Background imageDomestic Collection: Wealthy familys home in ancient Rome

Wealthy familys home in ancient Rome
Well-to-do family consulting their house philosopher in ancient Rome. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Bride in ancient Rome

Bride in ancient Rome
Dressing a Roman bride. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Roman woman taking drawing lessons

Roman woman taking drawing lessons
Woman taking art lessons in the atrium of a Roman home. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Fruit brought to ladies in ancient Greece

Fruit brought to ladies in ancient Greece
Ancient Greek ladies and attendant serving fruit. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a vase painting

Background imageDomestic Collection: Banquet in ancient Rome

Banquet in ancient Rome
Banquet at a wealthy home in ancient Rome. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Ancient Roman haruspex sacrifice

Ancient Roman haruspex sacrifice
Roman haruspex ceremony, foreseeing the future by viewing the entrails of a sacrificial animal. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Servants grooming a Roman lady

Servants grooming a Roman lady
Roman lady dressed and groomed by her servants. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Making silk in early China

Making silk in early China
Silk-making in the early days of China. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Reading the Bible in a Victorian home

Reading the Bible in a Victorian home
Morning worship in a Victorian familys home. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Black slave in colonial New York

Black slave in colonial New York
African-American household slave in colonial New York. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Slave cabins on a plantation

Slave cabins on a plantation
Row of slave cabins on a southern plantation, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Greek girls playing outdoors

Greek girls playing outdoors
Girls outdoor recreation in ancient Greece. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Wedding in ancient Rome

Wedding in ancient Rome
Marriage ceremony taking place in the atrium of a Roman home. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Household servants in ancient Rome

Household servants in ancient Rome
Home and servants of Scipio the Younger, ancient Rome. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Family life in ancient Athens

Family life in ancient Athens
Morning activities in the peristyle of a familys home in ancient Athens. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illlustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Washington family at Mount Vernon

Washington family at Mount Vernon
Domestic life at Mount Vernon, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: Boy keeping warm in a slave cabin

Boy keeping warm in a slave cabin
Young black boy in his bare slave cabin, US South. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: AGRI2A-00080

AGRI2A-00080
Greylag goose. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDomestic Collection: GANC2A-00275

GANC2A-00275
Veiled bride in ancient Rome. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration


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