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Outdoor Collection

Background imageOutdoor 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 imageOutdoor Collection: Young couple hiking on Mt Desert Island, Maine

Young couple hiking on Mt Desert Island, Maine
Tourists climbing Newport Mountain, Mt Desert Island, Maine, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOutdoor 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 imageOutdoor Collection: Victorian era picnic

Victorian era picnic
Families having a summer picnic, England, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOutdoor 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 imageOutdoor Collection: Washboard for scrubbing laundry in the 1800s

Washboard for scrubbing laundry in the 1800s
Woman reenactor doing laundry with a washboard, living history demonstration, Shiloh National Military Park, Tennessee. Digital photograph

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Oregon Trail wagons camping for the night

Oregon Trail wagons camping for the night
Pioneers camp at sunset along the Oregon Trail, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOutdoor 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 imageOutdoor 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 imageOutdoor 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 imageOutdoor Collection: Winter fun in Victorian England

Winter fun in Victorian England
Christmas-Eve snowball fight in an English town, 1860. Color lithograph reproduction of an illustration

Background imageOutdoor Collection: HOUS2D-00036

HOUS2D-00036
Camp cookpots at a Continental Army reenactment, Yorktown battlefield, Virginia. Digital photograph

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Brennan Society picnic, New York City, 1800s

Brennan Society picnic, New York City, 1800s
Ox-roasting at the Brennan Societys picnic, Lion Park, New York City, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Georgia Cracker family tending their cookpot, 1890s

Georgia Cracker family tending their cookpot, 1890s
Cracker women cooking outside their poor, rural cabin in Georgia, late 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Quincy Market in Boston, 1880s

Quincy Market in Boston, 1880s
Farmers bringing fresh produce to sell at Quincy Market in Boston, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOutdoor 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 imageOutdoor Collection: Tourists overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from Mt. Desert Island, Maine

Tourists overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from Mt. Desert Island, Maine
Hikers atop Newport Mountain, Mt Desert Island, Maine, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Coney Island beach lit by electric light, 1880s

Coney Island beach lit by electric light, 1880s
Swimming by electric light at Coney Island, New York, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Pioneer woman cooking outside a log cabin

Pioneer woman cooking outside a log cabin on the banks of the Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Urban life, circa 1900

Urban life, circa 1900
Crowds on a busy city street, 1890s or early 1900s. Halftone of a color illustration by W. Glackens

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Fashionable couple outdoors, early 1900s

Fashionable couple outdoors, early 1900s
Well-to-do couple on a hillside, early 1900s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageOutdoor 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 imageOutdoor Collection: HOUS2A-00085

HOUS2A-00085
Boys playing sports, including bowling, spinning a top, stilts, and a swing, England, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 17th-century illustration

Background imageOutdoor 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 imageOutdoor Collection: Rural Christmas gathering of neighbors, 1800s

Rural Christmas gathering of neighbors, 1800s
People going to a neighbors Christmas party in the country. Hand-colored woodcut of a Caldecott illustration

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Young baseball-player, early 1900s

Young baseball-player, early 1900s
Young boy with baseball bat, wearing uniform with a big star, circa 1910. Hand-colored woodcut of an illustration

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Summertime activity for a country boy

Summertime activity for a country boy
Barefoot boy crossing a stream. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOutdoor Collection: HOUS2D-00034

HOUS2D-00034
Teapot at a Continental Army camp reenactment, Yorktown battlefield, Virginia. Digital photograph

Background imageOutdoor Collection: HOUS2D-00029

HOUS2D-00029
Cooking over an open fire at a Continental Army camp reenactment, Yorktown battlefield, Virginia. Digital photograph

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Colonial oven, Charleston, South Carolina

Colonial oven, Charleston, South Carolina
Outdoor oven, Charles Towne Landing Historic Site, reconstructed settlement, South Carolina. Digital photograph

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Outdoor ovens, Rancho de las Golondrinas, New Mexico

Outdoor ovens, Rancho de las Golondrinas, New Mexico
Adobe ovens at Rancho de las Golondrinas, a Spanish colonial homestead near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Digital photograph

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Outdoor oven, Rancho de las Golondrinas, New Mexico

Outdoor oven, Rancho de las Golondrinas, New Mexico
Adobe oven at Rancho de las Golondrinas, a Spanish colonial homestead near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Digital photograph

Background imageOutdoor Collection: HOUS2A-00076

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

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Homemade jam, pickles, and canned tomatoes

Homemade jam, pickles, and canned tomatoes
Traditional homemade pickles, tomatoes, and fruit jam. Photograph

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Homemade pickles and canned tomatoes

Homemade pickles and canned tomatoes
Traditional home-preserved pickles and tomatoes. Photograph

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Fruit for home canning

Fruit for home canning
Fruit and berries with old-fashioned home preserving jars. Photograph

Background imageOutdoor Collection: HOUS2D-00040

HOUS2D-00040
Food baking at a Continental Army camp reenactment, Yorktown battlefield, Virginia. Digital photograph

Background imageOutdoor Collection: HOUS2D-00039

HOUS2D-00039
Food baking at a Continental Army camp reenactment, Yorktown battlefield, Virginia. Digital photograph

Background imageOutdoor Collection: HOUS2D-00037

HOUS2D-00037
Camp coffeepot at a Continental Army reenactment, Yorktown battlefield, Virginia. Digital photograph

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Neighborhood concert in a French-Canadian village, 1900

Neighborhood concert in a French-Canadian village, 1900
French-Canadian villagers enjoying impromtu music, circa 1900. Digitally colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageOutdoor Collection: HUSG2A-00026

HUSG2A-00026
African-American outdoor prayer meeting in the South, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Independence Day festivities in New York City, 1834

Independence Day festivities in New York City, 1834
Fourth of July celebration in New York City, looking south on Broadway from Cortlandt Street, 1834. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOutdoor Collection: HOUS2A-00130

HOUS2A-00130
Rural July Fourth celebration, with patriotic speeches, dancing, and socializing, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOutdoor Collection: Making soap

Making soap
Woman making soft soap by hand with an outdoor kettle to render lard. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageOutdoor Collection: HOUS2A-00054

HOUS2A-00054
Women rendering lard in a kettle to make soap the old-fashioned way. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOutdoor Collection: HOUS2A-00101

HOUS2A-00101
Woman weaving on the porch of her Appalachian cabin, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOutdoor 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 imageOutdoor 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



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