Eskimo woman in fur parka with fur trim, ca. 1899.
Posts tagged 19th Century
A Native American man stands in the left foreground watching Phoebe Anne “Annie Oakley” Moses shoot at targets in the air during a performance of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show at Earl’s Court in England in 1892. The man has a blanket wrapped around his body. Annie shoots with her left arm fully extended. She […]
At a height of 150 feet, this bridge in Dale Creek, Wyoming, sometimes swayed in strong winds. The longest trestle on the Union Pacific Railroad’s line, its soaring height and stilt-like supports still inspire awe. William Henry Jackson hiked partway into the dry, inhospitable creekbed to take this image, pointing his camera upward to maximize the […]
Friends and family of Theresa Babb perched on a ladder above Camden by the Summit House hotel on August 17, 1898. This photo comes from the personal collection of Theresa Babb, the wife of the treasurer of the Knox Mill in Camden, Maine. Her sister Grace Parker is at the top of the ladder. The Summit House […]
In the 19th century, American bison were hunted to near extinction. Entrepreneurs and hunters killed the animals for their prized skins and left their bodies behind to decay. In this picture, a poacher is seen standing on a pile of around 100,000 bison skulls waiting to be crushed down for fertilizer.