Category Archives: Everyday Life

Queen Victoria at Work

Queen Victoria going through her red dispatch boxes, while her secretary Hafiz Abdul Karim stands by. Taken in 1893 in the gardens at Frogmore House near Windsor Castle, by photography studio Hills & Saunders. Source: [National Portrait Gallery, London NPG P51]

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19th Century Roadtrip

A crowded stagecoach, c. October 19, 1887. Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no. LC-USZ62-56144]

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1930s Summertime

The Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach, California.  Taken by photographer J.P. Graham, c.1930-1940. Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no. LC-USZ62-35620]

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This 19th-century parent’s ninja skills are fantastic

A photo of “Baby Kerr” taken in 1861 by William Notman studios in Montreal. Source: [McCord Museum I-1860.1]

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Girl with doll, 1885

A photo taken by Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins in 1885, of his niece Betty Reynolds. Interesting link: here’s his painted portrait of her years later Source: [Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession no. 1983.1103]

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July 4th Celebration, 1938

Taken by photographer Ben Shahn in Ashville, Ohio. Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no. LC-USF3301-006444-M2]

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Ellis Island, c.1907-1921

Newly arrived immigrants to Ellis Island, NY “awaiting examination”, c. 1907-1921. Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no.LC-B201-5202-13]

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