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40 Stunning Old Photos

If you’re curious about how times were in the years 1840-1930, I recommend you to look over these 40 incredibly interesting pictures.

Prospector and Pack dog ready for the summer trail

This is an intriguing picture of Prospector and dog ready for the summer trail. It was taken in between ca. 1900 and ca. 1930.

Horse team on the Overland Trail

This picture was created in between ca. 1900 and 1927.

Two Girls Waffle House

This picture was made in between ca. 1900 and 1916.

Yukon Gold Company Dawson, 1914

This is a picture of 23 men posed outside Yukon Gold Co. Dawson, 1914. It was created in 1914.

Kodiak Alaska

It was made in between ca. 1900 and 1923.

Nome Alaska July 4th parade on Front Street

You are looking at an artistic picture of July 4th parade on Front Street in Nome Alaska. It was created in 1916.

Pancho Villa on Horseback

José Doroteo Arango Arámbula (5 June 1878 – 20 July 1923), better known by his pseudonym Francisco Villa or its hypocorism Pancho Villa, was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals.

New York City Fire Department

You are looking at picture of Firemen posed on fire engine, New York City. It was taken in between ca. 1908 and 1916.

Titanic Survivors

Here`s  a stunning image of Titanic survivors on way to rescue ship Carpathia. It was taken in 1912.

Shoe Shine

This is a photo of Peddlers; shoe shine. Sept. 13, 1911. It was made in 1911.

Teddy Roosevelt Speaking

This is an image of Teddy Roosevelt giving a fiery speech.

John Davison Rockefeller

John Davison Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American oil magnate. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of modern philanthropy

Rural Mail Delivery

This is a rare image of Rural Mail Delivery. It was taken in 1914 by Harris & Ewing.

Filling Car With Gas

It was taken between 1905 and 1945 by Harris & Ewing.

General Store

This is an original image of Old General Store. It was taken 1917 or 1918 by Harris & Ewing.

Slave Reunion

This is an important picture of Slaves Reunion. Lewis Martin, Age 100; Martha Elizabeth Banks, Age 104; Amy Ware, Age 103; Reverend S.P. Drew, Born Free. It was taken in 1917 by Harris & Ewing.

Lakota Sioux Camp

It was taken in 1891 by Grabill, John C. H., photographer.


The photo shows the traditional dress and gear of an authentic old west cowboy. It was taken in 1888 by Grabill, John C. H., photographer.

Hotel Minnekahta, Hot Springs, Dakota Territory

It was created in 1889 by Grabill, John C. H., photographer.

Council of Indian Chiefs

Council of Indian Chiefs who Negotiated with General Miles

Bird’s-Eye View of Deadwood

The picture shows Section of small city showing residential and commercial buildings; trees and mountains in background. It was taken in 1887 by Grabill, John C. H., photographer.

Wright Brothers Glider in Flight

This is an extraordinary photo of Wright Brothers Glider in Flight. It was made in 1911.

Pouring whiskey into a Sewer During Prohibition

It was made in between 1909 and 1932, during the Prohibition.

Moonshine Still

The photograph illustrates Lt. O.T. Davis, Sergt. J.D. McQuade, George Fowler of Internal Revenue Service and H.G. Bauer with the largest still ever taken in the national capitol. It was made in 1922.

Drug Store

This is an extraordinary photo of Aerial view of interior of People’s Drug Store, 7th and E Streets, Washington, D.C., with soda fountain. It was made in 1909.

Newspaper Boy

Boy selling The Washington Daily News – sign on his hat reads, “Have you read The News? One cent” – headline reads “Millionaire tax rends G.O.P.”. It was taken in 1921.

U.S. Navy Pilots

In this photo you can see navy pilots who will go to England for the Schneider Cup races. It was made in 1923.

Man Drinking Beer during Prohibition

It was made in between 1920 and 1932.

Cadillac Dealership

This picture was made in 1927.

Ford’s Theater

The photograph illustrates location where Abraham Lincoln was shot in 1865, showing what the area looked like at the time of the assassination.

U.S. Treasury

This is a photo of U.S. Treasury. Washington, D.C. Showing old Riggs Hotel, 15th & G. N.W. It was made between 1860 and 1865.

Abraham Lincoln on the Antietam Battlefield

The picture above was taken on October 3, 1862. Lincoln is shown standing on the Battlefield of Antietam. The following day, October 4, 1862 his Emancipation Proclamation appeared for the first time on the pages of Harper’s Weekly, the most widely distributed newspaper of the day.

Taxicab strike in New York

The image shows Taxicab strike New York in 1928.

Cincinnati Street Cars

This photo was made in 1913.

Jack Barrett with Barnum Circus

Photo shows Jack W.C. Barnett (right) who was a performer with the Barnum and Bailey circus. The photo was taken between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915.

Santa Claus and Children

This is a photo of Santa Claus and Children on the streets of New York City circa 1900.

British boxers

Photo shows British boxers including Rueben Charles “Rube” Warnes (1875-1961), W.W. Allen, R. Erskine, A. Spenceley, F. Parks with E.T. Calver, secretary of the Amateur Boxing Association.  This photo was taken between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915.

If you want to see more pictures, go to this website or to USA`s  Library of Congress Flickr account.


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