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1890: Bathers on the beach - Atlantic City, NJ.

Before the Bikini: Rare Vintage Beach Photos -

Portrait of Mrs Robert Harrison, 1886, by John Singer Sargent

Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (1819-1901) and Prince Albert (Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel) (1819-1861). A mourning ring after the death of Albert that Victoria had made and wore for the rest of her life.

CDV of a dapper couple in Salem, MA. 1888.

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.

Men in vests and neckties. (1834). NYPL Digital Gallery.

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.

The progression of photographic formats in the 1800s. Nearly all consumer photographs in the 19th century were produced by one of these technologies.