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1890s Collection

Step back in time to the enchanting 1890s, where history unfolds through antique maps and captivating snapshots of life

Background image1890s Collection: The Sluggard, 1890. Creator: Frederic Leighton

The Sluggard, 1890. Creator: Frederic Leighton
The Sluggard, 1890

Background image1890s Collection: Ivybridge Station and Viaduct, Devon, c. 1890

Ivybridge Station and Viaduct, Devon, c. 1890
A view of Ivybridge station and the Ivybridge Viaduct, Devon, c.1890. This is Brunels old timber viaduct, shown prior to its replacement in 1892

Background image1890s Collection: Wigs for English lawyers, 1800s

Wigs for English lawyers, 1800s
Lawyer selecting the proper wig for appearance in court, London, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1890s Collection: Antique map, Liverpool and Birkenhead, England, 19th Century

Antique map, Liverpool and Birkenhead, England, 19th Century
Vintage engraving of a Antique map, Liverpool and Birkenhead, England, 19th Century

Background image1890s Collection: Guernsey & Jersey via Weymouth poster, about 1891

Guernsey & Jersey via Weymouth poster, about 1891
In 1889 the GWR began operating a steamship service to the Channel Islands. This poster shows the GWRs TSS Ibex, leaving harbour at Guernsey on its route across the Channel

Background image1890s Collection: Eastgate Street, Chester, c1890s

Eastgate Street, Chester, c1890s
This image comes from a Photochrom carriage print used by the Great Western Railway in the late 1800s. The picture shows a view of the historic timber-frame buildings in the centre of Chester

Background image1890s Collection: Antique map, Scotland, Jura, Mull, Argyll, Islay 19th Century

Antique map, Scotland, Jura, Mull, Argyll, Islay 19th Century
Vintage engraving of a Antique map, Scotland, Jura, Mull, Argyll, Islay 19th Century

Background image1890s Collection: Union Stockyards entrance, Chicago, 1890s

Union Stockyards entrance, Chicago, 1890s
Entrance to the Union Stockyards, Chicago, 1890s. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background image1890s Collection: First Ferris wheel, Chicago Worlds Fair, 1893

First Ferris wheel, Chicago Worlds Fair, 1893
Ferris wheel -250 feet in diameter, 36 cars - at the Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1890s Collection: Oklahoma Territory opened to settlers, 1891

Oklahoma Territory opened to settlers, 1891
Homesteaders charge at the start signal, western Oklahoma Land Rush, 1891. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1890s Collection: Chicago Worlds Fair, 1893

Chicago Worlds Fair, 1893
Court of Honor and central basin of the Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background image1890s Collection: St Johns Gate BL12558

St Johns Gate BL12558
St John's Gate, St John's Lane, Clerkenwell, Islington, Greater London. The north side of St John's Gate. St John's Gate was built in 1504 by Prior Thomas Docwra

Background image1890s Collection: 1890s UK brain salt headaches humour medicine indigestion medical

1890s UK brain salt headaches humour medicine indigestion medical

Background image1890s Collection: Phrenological model of personality traits

Phrenological model of personality traits
Phrenology model of the locations of the " various organs of mind" in the human head, c. 1890. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1890s Collection: The Rows, Chester, c1890s

The Rows, Chester, c1890s
This image comes from a Photochrom carriage print used by the Great Western Railway in the late 1800s. The Rows are continuous half-timbered galleries

Background image1890s Collection: USA, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mormon Row, dates from 1890s, John Moulton Homestead, Barn

USA, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mormon Row, dates from 1890s, John Moulton Homestead, Barn
USA, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Mormon Row, dates from 1890 s, John Moulton Homestead, Barn

Background image1890s Collection: 1890s UK dr williams pin pills medical medicine

1890s UK dr williams pin pills medical medicine

Background image1890s Collection: Roosevelt and the Rough Riders on San Juan Hill, 1898

Roosevelt and the Rough Riders on San Juan Hill, 1898
Colonel Roosevelt and Rough Riders where they charged over San Juan Hill, Spanish-American War. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background image1890s Collection: Orange grove in California

Orange grove in California
California orange grove, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1890s Collection: Rangers FC team Line-up season 1896-97 with Glasgow Cup Scottish Cup Glasgow Charity Cup

Rangers FC team Line-up season 1896-97 with Glasgow Cup Scottish Cup Glasgow Charity Cup trophy. Circa 1896

Background image1890s Collection: Antique map, North and East Yorkshire 19th Century

Antique map, North and East Yorkshire 19th Century
Vintage engraving of a Antique map, North and East Yorkshire 19th Century

Background image1890s Collection: Antique map of Bombay, India, 19th Century

Antique map of Bombay, India, 19th Century
Antique map of Bombay, Berar, and part of central India from 1891

Background image1890s Collection: Dropping the Pilot, 1890. Artist: John Tenniel

Dropping the Pilot, 1890. Artist: John Tenniel
Dropping the Pilot, 1890. Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) Prussian/German statesman, resigned as Chancellor, together with his son the German foreign minister

Background image1890s Collection: The last broad gauge train leaving Paddington Station, 20th May 1892

The last broad gauge train leaving Paddington Station, 20th May 1892
A posed image of the last broad gauge train leaving Paddington station on 20th May 1892. The service is the 5pm to Plymouth, and the locomotive is Bulkeley (named after Captain Bulkeley)

Background image1890s Collection: Mazawattee 1890s UK tea

Mazawattee 1890s UK tea

Background image1890s Collection: Gullivers 1899 1890s UK whisky alcohol whiskey advert Gullivers Scotch Scottish

Gullivers 1899 1890s UK whisky alcohol whiskey advert Gullivers Scotch Scottish
Gulliver s 1899 1890s UK whisky alcohol whiskey advert Gullivers Scotch Scottish bagpipes kilts tartan mens

Background image1890s Collection: 1890s UK expressions smell drunks aroma

1890s UK expressions smell drunks aroma

Background image1890s Collection: Robin Oig 1898 1890s UK whisky alcohol whiskey advert Scottish Scotch stations trains

Robin Oig 1898 1890s UK whisky alcohol whiskey advert Scottish Scotch stations trains railways railroads

Background image1890s Collection: Antique map, Isle of Man 19th Century

Antique map, Isle of Man 19th Century
Vintage engraving of a Isle of Man 19th Century with detail of Douglas

Background image1890s Collection: Antique map, West Yorkshire, Derby, Nottingham, Lincoln, 19th Century

Antique map, West Yorkshire, Derby, Nottingham, Lincoln, 19th Century
Vintage engraving of a Antique map, West Yorkshire, Derby, Nottingham, Lincoln, Stafford, Leicester, Rutland, England. 19th Century

Background image1890s Collection: Antique map, Southampton, England, 19th Century

Antique map, Southampton, England, 19th Century
Vintage engraving of a Antique map Southampton, , England, 19th Century

Background image1890s Collection: Didcot, Oxfordshire, 11th May 1896

Didcot, Oxfordshire, 11th May 1896
The down Flying Dutchman approaching Didcot in Oxfordshire, hauled by No. 3019, Rover, on 11th May 1896. Didcot signal box can be seen on the left of the image

Background image1890s Collection: LEBANON: BEIRUT, c1895. View of Beirut, Lebanon. Photochrome, c1895

LEBANON: BEIRUT, c1895. View of Beirut, Lebanon. Photochrome, c1895

Background image1890s Collection: Hong Kong street scene, 1890s C016 / 4499

Hong Kong street scene, 1890s C016 / 4499
Hong Kong street scene. Pedestrians, carts, rickshaws and signs in both Chinese script and English on a hill street in Hong Kong in the 1890s. At the time, this area was a British colony

Background image1890s Collection: Diamond Jubilee Poster for West Tarring, 1897

Diamond Jubilee Poster for West Tarring, 1897
Order of Proceeding for Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee Festival in the parish of West Tarring, West Sussex Parish Record Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Par 193/7/21

Background image1890s Collection: Cornish tin mines, 19th century

Cornish tin mines, 19th century
Cornish tin mines, 19th-century artwork. These mines are in the parish of St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, UK. 19th-century tin mines in this area date back to 1721

Background image1890s Collection: ANNIE OAKLEY (1860-1926). Oil over a photograph, 1899

ANNIE OAKLEY (1860-1926). Oil over a photograph, 1899

Background image1890s Collection: Chicagos State Street, 1890s

Chicagos State Street, 1890s
Marshall Field & Co. retail store on State Street, downtown Chicago, 1890s. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background image1890s Collection: Oberlin College in the 1890s

Oberlin College in the 1890s
Council Hall at Oberlin College, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1890s Collection: Abandoned baby found by police, New York City, 1890s

Abandoned baby found by police, New York City, 1890s
Policeman bringing in an abandoned infant found in an alley on a winter night, New York City, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background image1890s Collection: George Beaumont with manual fire engine, Pinner

George Beaumont with manual fire engine, Pinner
George Beaumont, Chief Officer of the Pinner Voluntary Fire Brigade, with a manual fire engine which was kept at Waxwell Lane, Pinner, having previously been housed at The Hall

Background image1890s Collection: Steer Point Station, Devon, c. 1898

Steer Point Station, Devon, c. 1898
A view of Steer Point station on the Plymouth to Yealmpton Line, at Brixton, east of Plymouth in Devon, c.1898. The station opened in January 1898 and closed in 1930

Background image1890s Collection: Diamond Jubilee Poster for Westbourne, 1897

Diamond Jubilee Poster for Westbourne, 1897
Poster of events to celebrate Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee Parish Records Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Par 206/7/16

Background image1890s Collection: Cooks 1890s UK holidays holiday companies tours tour operators thomas Thomas Cook

Cooks 1890s UK holidays holiday companies tours tour operators thomas Thomas Cook
CookÕs 1890s UK holidays holiday companies tours tour operators thomas Thomas Cook company

Background image1890s Collection: Calots spinal surgery, 19th century

Calots spinal surgery, 19th century
Calots spinal surgery, 19th-century artwork. This operation is being carried out by the French surgeon Jean-Francois Calot (1861-1944) on a condition known as Potts disease

Background image1890s Collection: State capitol in Boise, Idaho, late 1800s

State capitol in Boise, Idaho, late 1800s
Carriage traffic around Capitol Square in Boise, Idaho, circa 1890. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1890s Collection: PNAT2A-00002

PNAT2A-00002
Red Cloud, or Mahpiua Luta, Oglala Sioux chief, in quilwork shirt, 1890s. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background image1890s Collection: Battleship Maine entering Havana harbor, 1898

Battleship Maine entering Havana harbor, 1898
USS Maine saluting the Spanish flagship upon arrival in Havana harbor, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction



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Step back in time to the enchanting 1890s, where history unfolds through antique maps and captivating snapshots of life. Explore Liverpool and Birkenhead, two bustling cities in England's vibrant landscape during the 19th century. Immerse yourself in the allure of Guernsey & Jersey as they beckon travelers via a Weymouth poster from around 1891. Delve into Scotland's picturesque beauty with an exquisite antique map showcasing Jura, Mull, Argyll, and Islay - a testament to the country's timeless charm. Wander down Eastgate Street in Chester, transported to the cobbled streets of this historic city captured perfectly in a photograph from the late 1800s. Marvel at Ivybridge Station and Viaduct nestled amidst Devon's breathtaking scenery circa 1890. Witness Chicago come alive through its iconic Union Stockyards entrance - a gateway to America's booming livestock industry during the exhilarating 1890s. Experience wonder like never before at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 as you gaze upon the marvel that is the first Ferris wheel. Feel your heart race alongside Roosevelt and his Rough Riders as they conquer San Juan Hill in their quest for glory during one fateful year: 1898. Discover peculiar remedies for brain salt headaches or indigestion with quirky UK medical humor prevalent throughout this era. Be transported once again to Chicago World's Fair, where innovation meets grandeur against an awe-inspiring backdrop of progress. Uncover mysteries within phrenological models that sought to decipher personality traits based on cranial features - a fascinating glimpse into psychology during this transformative decade. Finally, witness Dropping The Pilot by John Tenniel; an artwork capturing political turmoil gripping Europe at its core during this pivotal year: 1890. The enchantment of these hints from various aspects of life paints a vivid picture of what it was like living amidst such historical moments within the remarkable 1890s.