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Background imageHouse 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 imageHouse Collection: Churning milk to make butter

Churning milk to make butter
Girl working a churn on a spring morning. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse Collection: HSET2A-00122

HSET2A-00122
Pioneer clearing land around his log cabin. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse 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 imageHouse Collection: Cades Cove log cabin, Tennessee

Cades Cove log cabin, Tennessee
Log cabin of John Oliver, built in the 1820s, Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Tennessee. Photograph

Background imageHouse Collection: NATI2D-00054

NATI2D-00054
Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park, Anasazi/Ancestral Puebloan ruins, Colorado. Digital photograph

Background imageHouse Collection: Feudal lord instructing peasant workers

Feudal lord instructing peasant workers
Peasants receiving their lords orders before going to work, 1400s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a manuscript miniature illustration

Background imageHouse Collection: Colonists arrival at Jamestown, Virginia, 1607

Colonists arrival at Jamestown, Virginia, 1607
First settlers building Jamestown, Virginia Colony, 1607. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse Collection: Women of ancient Greece

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

Background imageHouse Collection: Italian cooks preparing a meal, 1500s

Italian cooks preparing a meal, 1500s
Cooks preparing food in an Italian kitchen, 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageHouse Collection: New Amsterdam canal, 1600s

New Amsterdam canal, 1600s
Dutch colonists using the canal in Broad Street, New Amsterdam, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse Collection: Swedish colonists on the Delaware River

Swedish colonists on the Delaware River
Swedes Church and house of Sven Sener on the Delaware River, colonial Pennsylvania. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse 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 imageHouse 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 imageHouse Collection: Roman villa

Roman villa
Villa of a wealthy citizen of ancient Rome. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse Collection: Cecil Rhodes in South Africa, 1900

Cecil Rhodes in South Africa, 1900
Cecil John Rhodes, British colonial administrator, on his verandah near Cape Town, South Africa, c. 1900. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageHouse Collection: Plymouth Colony in 1622

Plymouth Colony in 1622
The tiny settlement of Pilgrims at Plymouth by 1622. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse Collection: Colonial house at Charles Towne Landing, South Carolina

Colonial house at Charles Towne Landing, South Carolina
Reconstructed colonial home at Charles Towne Landing Historic Site, South Carolina. Digital photograph

Background imageHouse Collection: Anasazi / Ancestral Puebloan cliff-dwelling, Betatakin

Anasazi / Ancestral Puebloan cliff-dwelling, Betatakin
Betatakin, a cliff-dwelling of the Anasazi/Ancestral Puebloans, circa 1250-1300 AD, within Navajo National Monument, Arizona. Photograph

Background imageHouse Collection: Wolf near a snowy log cabin

Wolf near a snowy log cabin
Wolf loping past a log cabin in the snow. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century A.B. Frost illustration

Background imageHouse Collection: Log cabin in Vermont

Log cabin in Vermont
Hyde log cabin, built in 1783, Grand Isle, Vermont. Photograph

Background imageHouse Collection: Danish immigrant homestead, Old World Wisconsin

Danish immigrant homestead, Old World Wisconsin
Pedersen Farm, homestead of Danish immigrants preserved at Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, Wisconsin. Photograph

Background imageHouse Collection: Casa Grande, Hohokam ruins, Arizona

Casa Grande, Hohokam ruins, Arizona
Doorway of Casa Grande, the remains of an ancient Hohokam farming village in central Arizona. Digital photograh

Background imageHouse Collection: Papua, New Guinea, native village

Papua, New Guinea, native village
Native village on Humboldt Bay, Papua, New Guinea, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse Collection: GATL2A-00033

GATL2A-00033
Jamaican plantation houses from a roadside, 1880s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background imageHouse Collection: NATL2A-00002

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

Background imageHouse Collection: Sailing ships in the Spice Islands

Sailing ships in the Spice Islands
Volcano on Tidore in the Moluccas, seen from the neighboring island of Ternate, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse Collection: Vapor trailing from Mt. Mayon, Philippines

Vapor trailing from Mt. Mayon, Philippines
Native village beneath the volcanic cone of Mount Mayon, in the Philippines, circa 1890. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse 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 imageHouse Collection: HOUS2A-00141

HOUS2A-00141
French-Canadian woman baking bread in an outdoor oven, circa 1900. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a turn-of-the-century illustration

Background imageHouse 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 imageHouse Collection: GAFR2A-00051

GAFR2A-00051
Zulu mother and child by their hut, Natal, South Africa. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse 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 imageHouse Collection: Beethovens birthplace

Beethovens birthplace
Birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven in Bonn, viewed in the 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse Collection: HOUS2A-00150

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

Background imageHouse Collection: HUSG2A-00045

HUSG2A-00045
Freed slaves wedding dance in a cabin, US South, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse Collection: Log cabin once owned by Theodore Roosevelt, North Dakota

Log cabin once owned by Theodore Roosevelt, North Dakota
Theodore Roosevelts log cabin, Medora, North Dakota. Photograph

Background imageHouse Collection: Life in Boston, Massachusetts, 1660s

Life in Boston, Massachusetts, 1660s
Colonial seaport of Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, in the 1660s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse Collection: Colonial New York harbor, 1667

Colonial New York harbor, 1667
New York City after its surrender by the Dutch, 1667. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 17th-century illustration

Background imageHouse 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 imageHouse Collection: South Carolina colonists planting crops

South Carolina colonists planting crops
Settlers planting crops in South Carolina during colonial days. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse Collection: Country life in medieval Europe

Country life in medieval Europe
Country life in France in the late Middle Ages. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a 1517 edition of Virgil published in Lyons

Background imageHouse 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 imageHouse Collection: Colonists building their homes at Plymouth, 1620s

Colonists building their homes at Plymouth, 1620s
Pilgrims cutting forests and building houses at Plymouth Colony. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse Collection: Gift of meat from Native Americans to Plymouth colonists

Gift of meat from Native Americans to Plymouth colonists
Native Americans bringing a deer to New England colonists, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse 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 imageHouse Collection: Traditional Hawaiian home, 1800s

Traditional Hawaiian home, 1800s
Native thatched hut of the Sandwich Islands, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHouse Collection: Settlement at Boston, 1630s

Settlement at Boston, 1630s
Windmill overlooking the first houses at Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1630s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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