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Women Collection

Background imageWomen Collection: Palestinian women in Jerusalem, 1800s

Palestinian women in Jerusalem, 1800s
Arab women getting water from a fountain in Jerusalem, 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: Burmese womens native attire

Burmese womens native attire
Women of Burma (now Brunei) in traditional dress, 1800s. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageWomen Collection: Women of Tudor England

Women of Tudor England
City women and a country-woman in Elizabethan England, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: Russian boyars, 17th century

Russian boyars, 17th century
Russian boyars, or nobles, during the time of Peter the Great, 1600s-1700s. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageWomen Collection: Steerage passengers on their way to America, 1800s

Steerage passengers on their way to America, 1800s
European emigrants in steerage section of steamship to the US, 1890. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: Pioneer family on the Oregon Trail

Pioneer family on the Oregon Trail
Covered wagon of a homesteader family heading west with their belongings. Hand-colored engraving combined with a photograph

Background imageWomen Collection: Slave auction in New Orleans

Slave auction in New Orleans
Slaves for sale at an auction in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: Tennis court romance, 1890s or early 1900s

Tennis court romance, 1890s or early 1900s
Tennis player distracted by a flirtatious, fashionable woman, circa 1900. Printed color halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageWomen 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 imageWomen Collection: Immigrant waiting-room at Ellis Island, circa 1900

Immigrant waiting-room at Ellis Island, circa 1900
Detained immigrants waiting, Ellis Island, New York, late 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: Dutch colonists in early New Amsterdam

Dutch colonists in early New Amsterdam
Dutch settlers outdoors along the Battery, New Amsterdam, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: Mermaids

Mermaids
Two mermaids playing in the waves, " a Nixies legend." Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen 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 imageWomen Collection: Hawaiian women dancing the hula, 1800s

Hawaiian women dancing the hula, 1800s
Hula-hula performed by Hawaiian natives, mid-1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: Dancing the minuet, 1700s

Dancing the minuet, 1700s
Couples dancing the minuet in an 18th-century ballroom. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: Victorian era picnic

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

Background imageWomen Collection: Russian women and a Finn

Russian women and a Finn
Russian women from the Ryazan region (left) and St Petersburg (right), and a Finnish woman (seated). Antique hand-colored print

Background imageWomen 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 imageWomen Collection: Medieval rose garden

Medieval rose garden
Garden with roses enclosed by a wattle fence, from Boccacios " Cento Norelle, " 1490. Hand-colored woodcut reproductioin of a 15th century illustration

Background imageWomen 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 imageWomen Collection: Roman ladies and a slave girl

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

Background imageWomen Collection: Discussions in ancient Athens, circa 400 BC

Discussions in ancient Athens, circa 400 BC
Citizens of Athens engaged in discussions during the time of Pericles, 5th century BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: HSET2A-00007

HSET2A-00007
Families in covered wagons crossing the plains. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: HOUS2A-00150

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

Background imageWomen Collection: GATL2A-00027

GATL2A-00027
Jamaicans bringing their produce to market, circa 1890. Hand-colored halftone illustration of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: Japanese women musicians

Japanese women musicians
Japanese women playing music and drums, wearing traditional clothing. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageWomen Collection: Japanese poet under a cherry tree

Japanese poet under a cherry tree
Japanese mother and infant meeting a poet under a cherry tree. Lithograph reproduction of a painting by Genjiro Kataoka, circa 1910

Background imageWomen Collection: Civilian ladies questioned by Union officer, Civil War

Civilian ladies questioned by Union officer, Civil War
Union officer entering a civilian home, US Civil War. Hand-colored halftonereproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: HOUS2A-00137

HOUS2A-00137
Reception in the Toynbee Hall dining room, England, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: GGBR2A-00018

GGBR2A-00018
Couples dancing in Tudor England, 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a painting by Holbein and Janet

Background imageWomen 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 imageWomen Collection: HUSG2A-00045

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

Background imageWomen 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 imageWomen 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 imageWomen Collection: Jewish women in ancient Israel

Jewish women in ancient Israel. Antique hand-colored woodcut

Background imageWomen 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 imageWomen Collection: Colonists of New Sweden

Colonists of New Sweden
Clothing of Swedish settlers in colonial Delaware, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen 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 imageWomen Collection: El Paso, Texas, in the mid-1800s

El Paso, Texas, in the mid-1800s
Busy village of El Paso, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: Women arriving at colonial Jamestown, 1600s

Women arriving at colonial Jamestown, 1600s
Arrival of wives for colonists of Jamestown, Virginia. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: Tourists hiking in the Colorado Rockies, 1870s

Tourists hiking in the Colorado Rockies, 1870s
Hikers and an artist on Grays Peak in the Colorado Rockies, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: Steerage passengers bound for America, 1800s

Steerage passengers bound for America, 1800s
Immigrant families sailing across the Atlantic to America, mid-1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: Castle Garden arrival of immigrants, 1870s

Castle Garden arrival of immigrants, 1870s
Immigrants arriving at Castle Garden, New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: Hopeful immigrants in the port of New York, 1800s

Hopeful immigrants in the port of New York, 1800s
Immigrants waiting for entry at Castle Garden, New York harbor, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen 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 imageWomen 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 imageWomen Collection: Oxen dying of thirst on a wagon trail

Oxen dying of thirst on a wagon trail
A desperate situation, the death of oxen pulling a covered wagon. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWomen Collection: Oregon Trail pioneers on the Great Plains

Oregon Trail pioneers on the Great Plains
Families in covered wagons crossing the plains. Hand-colored engraving combined with photo of western Nebraska



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