This US History photo features Bass Reeves, the first African American US Deputy Marshal on the west side of the Mississippi River, mostly governing Arkansas and Oklahoma. His long career was marked with making more than 3000 arrests on the charges of felony and he is believed to have shot about 14 people in an act of self-defense.
This early 20th century US Presidential History photo features Theodore Roosevelt, often referred to as Teddy Roosevelt or his initials TR, an American statesman, politician, conservationist, naturalist, and writer who served as the 26th US President from 1901 to 1909.
This mid 19th century Japanese History photo features two Japanese women in traditional Kimono holding a large parasol. A Japanese parasol differs from an umbrella in terms of size and purpose, wherein parasols are smaller and lighter than umbrellas, are used only to shade people from the sun and tend to be made from fabric that may or may not be waterproof.
This mid 20th century US Judicial History photo features Justice Thurgood Marshall, an American lawyer and civil rights activist who served as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from October 1967 until October 1991, and was the Court's first African-American justice. He played an instrumental role in promoting racial equality during the civil rights movement. Photo taken on January 28, 1976.
This early 19th century US Presidential History painting by Gilbert Stuart features James Monroe, an American statesman, lawyer and diplomat who served as the 5th US President from 1817 to 1825. He is remembered for the Monroe Doctrine, for expanding the US territory via the acquisition of Florida from Spain. Monroe, who died in 1831, was the last of the Founding Fathers.
This late 19th century Native American History photo features Bone Necklace, a Council Chief of the Oglala Sioux, one of the seven bands of the Titowan (Lakota) division of the Great Sioux Nation. The Oglala Sioux Tribe is based in the Pine Ridge Reservation, which is an integral part of the Lakota culture and the economic base and is located in southwestern South Dakota on the Nebraska state line about 50 miles east of the Wyoming border.
This mid 20th century Japanese History photo features a Samurai warrior wearing armor and holding his sword. The samurai, or bushi, were the warriors of premodern Japan, who later made up the ruling military class that eventually became the highest ranking social caste of the Edo Period.
This early 20th century US Military History photo features Henry Johnson of 69th Infantry ("Harlem Hellfighters"), wearing the Croix de Guerre medal. Johnson was snubbed American military awards during his lifetime due to racism, but in 2015, he was posthumously awarded the Medal Of Honor.
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This mid 19th century Italian Military History photo features Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian patriot, soldier of the Risorgimento and a republican who, through his conquest of Sicily and Naples with his guerrilla Redshirts, contributed to the Italian unification.
This early 20th century US History photo features Maud Wagner and her tattoo covered upper body. Maud was a circus performer and one of the first known female tattoo artists in the United States. Photo taken circa 1907.
This early 20th century US Literary History photo features Mark Twain, an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer. He was lauded as the greatest humorist the US has ever produced, and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature". Photo taken on May 20, 1907.
This mid 20th century US Legal History photo features Thurgood Marshall, an American lawyer and civil rights activist who served as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from October 1967 until October 1991. Photo taken on September 17, 1957 by Thomas J. O'Halloran.
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This early 20th century US History photo by Richard Throssel features a young Native American boy sporting a full headdress and holding a rifle. Throssel is credited with having built a sizeable collection of photographs depicting life in a Crow Reservation.
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This mid 19th century painting titled ‘Martha Bartlett with Kitten’ by an anonymous artist features a girl of about 10 years, presumably Martha Bartlett, sitting with a kitten in her lap. The artwork is typically representative of the genre of American Fine Arts which was prevalent during the 19th century and was characterized by unique topics depicted with simplicity and directness.
This late 19th century US Social History photo features Susan B. Anthony, an American women's rights activist who devoted her life to racial, gender, and educational equality. As one of the most famous women in American history, she played a prominent role in the women's suffrage movement which is why the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, is named in her honor. Photo taken on March 2, 1891.
This mid 19th century US Presidential History print features George Washington, a Virginia plantation owner who served as a general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolutionary War, and later went on to become the 1st US President, serving from 1789 to 1797. He was accomplished as an American political leader, military general, statesman, and one of the US founding fathers.
This late 19th century US History print features Sitting Bull, or Lakota Tatanka Iyotake, the Teton Dakota Indian chief under whom the Sioux peoples united in their struggle for survival on the North American Great Plains.
This late 19th century US Political History photo features John Brown, a 19th-century militant abolitionist who was well-known for his raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859 and for having led small groups of volunteers during the Bleeding Kansas crisis of 1856.
This mid 19th century US Political History painting by Theodore Sydney Moise features Henry Clay, who was appointed US Secretary of State by President John Quincy Adams on March 7, 1825. He took over his duties on the same day and became renowned as the “Great Pacificator” for his contributions to the US domestic policy and emphasis on US economic development in his diplomacy.
This mid 19th century US Presidential History photo features Andrew Johnson, 17th US President, who assumed office after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and served until 1869. As a Democrat, he ran with Lincoln on the National Union ticket and during the American Civil War he was the only Southern Senator to have remained loyal to the Union.
This early 20th century US Social History photo features one of the several Woman Suffrage Pickets positioned around the White House reading “To ask freedom for women is not a crime - Suffrage prisoners should not be treated as criminals”. The protests were set up in an effort to pressure President Woodrow Wilson into supporting the proposed “Anthony amendment” to the US Constitution that would guarantee women the right to vote.
This early 20th century British History photo features King George in 1923, when he was the King of the United Kingdom, the British Dominions, and was also the Emperor of India. Also referred to as George V, he ruled from May 6, 1910, till his death in 1936 and became the first monarch of the House of Windsor.
This early 20th century Irish Military History photo features Michael Collins, an Irish revolutionary leader in the Sinn Fein movement, standing outdoors on a dirt path dressed in the uniform of Commander-in-Chief of the Irish National Forces. As a politician, he was a leading figure in the early-20th-century Irish struggle for independence and chaired the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State from January 1922 till his assassination in August 1922.
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This mid 20th century US Presidential History photo features a Republican Election Night Party wherein President and Mrs. Eisenhower are seen celebrating along with Vice President and Mrs. Nixon. The party was held after the results of the 43rd US Presidential Elections were declared wherein the incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower successfully ran against Adlai Stevenson, the former Illinois governor whom he had defeated four years previously. Photo taken on November 6, 1956.