The shoemaker (late 19th century). Jan Matzeliger, born in 1852, immigrated to the US "at age 18 and went to work in a shoe factory in Philadelphia. Shoes then were hand made, a slow tedious process. Jan Matzeliger helped revolutionize the shoe industry by developing a shoe lasting machine that would attach the sole to the shoe in one minute."
1890: Bathers on the beach - Atlantic City, NJ.
Before the Bikini: Rare Vintage Beach Photos - weather.com
Branding: early hardware store advertising, 1870-1900
Photograph of Alexandra of Denmark. It was taken in 1884, while she was still Princess of Wales.
Gardner was involved in numerous gun fights and sword fights during his career. He was described as being six foot, with a long beard, an all around warrior and fighter. Gardner was known to have saved the City of Lahore in 1841 when his comrades abandoned him and he fired the guns that killed 300 enemies. He is described by Keay as continuing to suffer the effects of 14 wounds in later life
The Jack Rabbit Club....I assume they are the precursors to the playboy bunnies.
Occupation: Workers at the Tredegar Ironworks. Women were forbidden to go down the mines but could be employed in heavy industry on the pit face. Tinted photo by W Clayton of Tredegar, Wales, 1865.
Amalia de Llano y Dotres, condesa de Vilches (Federico de Madrazo)
Theatre Costume 18th century-19th century, Plate 051. Fashion plates, 1790-1929. The Costume Institute Fashion Plates The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Woodman Thompson
Troops marching in Gettysburg from the town towards the Memorial Cemetery for President Lincoln to make history by giving his Gettysburg Address.