Oregon toughs, circa 1900. Cigarettes and hats required.

Brighton Swimming Club, 1853

Coney Island promenade - circa 1905.

Situwuka and Katkwachsnea, Native American couple, 1912

Young White Bull (the son of Joseph White Bull) - Mniconjou - circa 1915

Only confirmed photograph of Billy the Kid

Boniface Berkmyer, train lineman, not holding a whip. (Relative of the submitter, who clearly has a handsome family.) Submitted by Shannon

This is one of the earliest known photographs of a human. A self portrait taken in 1839, it shows a young Robert Cornelius (1809-1893) standing outside his family’s lamp-making shop in Philadelphia. Cornelius was an American of Dutch descent whose knowledge of metallurgical chemistry was to help in perfecting the process of silver-plating, then employed in the production of daguerreotypes. It had previously been assumed that the time necessary for a photograph to be exposed was simply too lo...

Beach buddies circa 1930

News Photographers, House News, White Houses, Photographers 1920 S, 1920S, Products, Collection White

Atlantic City, N.J. ca.1900

Smart Phone. Circa 1880, this early switchboard operator hardware weighed 6 pounds.

(Marquis) Lawmen with Winchesters, 1890-1900

cowboys from Wyoming....A group of cowboys taking a break for the camera, circa 1890.

Houdini

Cheyenne Sun Dancers

Logging the old fashioned way in Corvallis, Oregon. Circa 1910s.

Mark Twain: 15 years old

Young Union Civil War Soldier.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Harvard in 1903.