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Ladder Collection

Background imageLadder Collection: Orange grove in California

Orange grove in California
California orange grove, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLadder Collection: Telegraph poles following the transcontinental railroad

Telegraph poles following the transcontinental railroad
Linemen stringing telegraph wire beside the transcontinental railroad on the Great Plains, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLadder Collection: Diver collecting amber in the Baltic Sea, 1850s

Diver collecting amber in the Baltic Sea, 1850s
Underwater diver gathering amber in the Baltic Sea, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLadder Collection: Roman siege of a fortified city

Roman siege of a fortified city
Roman legions attacking a city to expand the Roman Empire. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLadder Collection: Zuni Pueblo in the 1800s

Zuni Pueblo in the 1800s
Street in Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLadder 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 imageLadder Collection: EXPL2A-00154

EXPL2A-00154
Natives working in the Spanish mines of Mexico. Hand-colored woodcut of a DeBry engraving

Background imageLadder Collection: Scaling walls of a fort during the Hundred Years War

Scaling walls of a fort during the Hundred Years War
English soldiers scaling a fortress in Gascony, France, Hundred Years War. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLadder Collection: Hundred Years War siege of a town in Burgundy

Hundred Years War siege of a town in Burgundy
Siege of town defended by the Burgundians under Charles VI, Hundred Years War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLadder Collection: Ancient Egyptians besieging a fortress

Ancient Egyptians besieging a fortress
Assaulting a fortification with testudo formation and scaling ladder, ancient Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLadder Collection: NATI2D-00064

NATI2D-00064
Kiva entrance ladder and keyhole doorways at Spruce House, Mesa Verde National Park, Anasazi/Ancestral Puebloan ruins, Colorado. Digital photograph

Background imageLadder Collection: NATI2A-00126

NATI2A-00126
Sheep herds returning to Zuni Pueblo from their grazing areas, New Mexico, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLadder Collection: NATI2A-00111

NATI2A-00111
Family living quarters in Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, 1800s Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLadder Collection: NATI2A-00053

NATI2A-00053
Anasazi/Ancestral Puebloan cliff-dwellings and stone tower as people may have lived in the 1200s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration


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