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1900 Collection

"1900: A Glimpse into a Transformative Era" Step back in time to the year 1900, where art, innovation, and history collide

Background image1900 Collection: Restaurant rue des Blancs Manteaux Eugene Atget

Restaurant rue des Blancs Manteaux Eugene Atget
Restaurant, rue des Blancs Manteaux; Eugene Atget (French, 1857 - 1927); Paris, France; 1900; Albumen silver print

Background image1900 Collection: PUCCINI: TOSCA POSTER, 1900. Poster by Hohenstein for the first production of Puccini s

PUCCINI: TOSCA POSTER, 1900. Poster by Hohenstein for the first production of Puccini s
PUCCINI: TOSCA POSTER, 1900. Poster by Hohenstein for the first production of Puccinis opera Tosca, 1900

Background image1900 Collection: Nailsea and Backwell Station, Somerset, c. 1900

Nailsea and Backwell Station, Somerset, c. 1900
A view of Nailsea and Backwell Station in Somerset, c.1900, showing one of the signal boxes and a locomotive pulling into the station

Background image1900 Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900
Group of miners in the 70 level, including the photographers wife and son. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background image1900 Collection: MAP OF FRANCE, c1900. With inset detail of Paris and surrounding area

MAP OF FRANCE, c1900. With inset detail of Paris and surrounding area

Background image1900 Collection: MAP: CUBA, 1900. Map of Cuba printed in the United States, c1900

MAP: CUBA, 1900. Map of Cuba printed in the United States, c1900

Background image1900 Collection: LADY GODIVA, 11th CENTURY. Wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. Anglo-Saxon gentlewoman

LADY GODIVA, 11th CENTURY. Wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. Anglo-Saxon gentlewoman, patron of the arts, equestrienne, and tax protester. Lady Godiva riding nude on a horse

Background image1900 Collection: MONET: GIVERNY, 1900. The Artists Garden at Giverny. Oil on canvas by Claude Monet, 1900

MONET: GIVERNY, 1900. The Artists Garden at Giverny. Oil on canvas by Claude Monet, 1900

Background image1900 Collection: Dance in the public ballroom of the Imperial Palace, Vienna. Watercolor by Wilhelm Gause, 1900

Dance in the public ballroom of the Imperial Palace, Vienna. Watercolor by Wilhelm Gause, 1900
COURT BALL AT THE HOFBURG. Dance in the public ballroom of the Imperial Palace, Vienna. Watercolor by Wilhelm Gause, 1900. Emperor Francis Joseph is on the far right

Background image1900 Collection: YELLOW FEVER, CUBA, c1900. Conquerors of Yellow Fever. Cuban physician Dr

YELLOW FEVER, CUBA, c1900. Conquerors of Yellow Fever. Cuban physician Dr. Carlos Finlay (left, in civilian clothes), U.S. Army surgeon Dr. Walter Reed (center), and others observe as Dr

Background image1900 Collection: LCC-MFB Red Cross Street fire station and engine, London LFB150

LCC-MFB Red Cross Street fire station and engine, London LFB150
Red Cross Street fire station, City of London, built by the London County Council (LCC) and opened in 1900. It was one of four fire stations (plus a river station at Blackfriars)

Background image1900 Collection: Underground Golders Green London public transport, color engraving, 1900s

Underground Golders Green London public transport, color engraving, 1900s
Posters, England, 20th century. Underground Golders Green. London public transport, color engraving, early 1900s

Background image1900 Collection: Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944). American illustrator. She looks for relief among some of the old

Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944). American illustrator. She looks for relief among some of the old ones
GIBSON: READER, 1900. Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944). American illustrator. She looks for relief among some of the old ones. Pen and ink drawing, 1900

Background image1900 Collection: American Thanksgiving card, c1900

American Thanksgiving card, c1900
THANKSGIVING CARD, 1900. American Thanksgiving card, c1900

Background image1900 Collection: Development of the English alphabet

Development of the English alphabet. The Old Greek alphabet derived from Phoenician and was in use by 900-800 BC. A western variant, known as the Euboean or Cumae alphabet

Background image1900 Collection: Pen-and-ink drawing by Charles Dana Gibson

Pen-and-ink drawing by Charles Dana Gibson
SWIMSUITS, 1900. Pen-and-ink drawing by Charles Dana Gibson

Background image1900 Collection: MAP: PUERTO RICO, 1900. Map of Puerto Rico printed in the United States, c1900

MAP: PUERTO RICO, 1900. Map of Puerto Rico printed in the United States, c1900

Background image1900 Collection: GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE. Looking west toward New Jersey in 1964. Photograph

GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE. Looking west toward New Jersey in 1964. Photograph

Background image1900 Collection: HOMER: PROUTs NECK, 1900. Winslow Homer: West Point, Prouts Neck. Oil on canvas, 1900

HOMER: PROUTs NECK, 1900. Winslow Homer: West Point, Prouts Neck. Oil on canvas, 1900

Background image1900 Collection: SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK. View of Crib Goch and Snowdon Railway

SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK. View of Crib Goch and Snowdon Railway, Gwynedd in Snowdonia National Park, Wales. Photochrome print, c1890-1900

Background image1900 Collection: MARILYN MONROE (1926-1962). American cinema actress

MARILYN MONROE (1926-1962). American cinema actress

Background image1900 Collection: BUSN2A-00011

BUSN2A-00011
Advertisement for Cadburys Cocoa, showing a croquet game, 1899. Hand-colored printed halftone 19th century

Background image1900 Collection: Abbotsbury Station, Dorset, c. 1900

Abbotsbury Station, Dorset, c. 1900
A view of Abbotsbury Station in Dorset, c.1900, showing groups of passengers on the platform and a small locomotive with carriage at the station. Abbotsbury station opened in 1885 and closed in 1952

Background image1900 Collection: The Prime Minister: Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne Cecil, 3rd Marquis of Salisbury

The Prime Minister: Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne Cecil, 3rd Marquis of Salisbury (1830-1903) British Conservative statesman. Prime Minister 1885, 1886, 1895-1902, in 1900

Background image1900 Collection: The world in 1900 showing how it was governed by different nations

The world in 1900 showing how it was governed by different nations
Digital illustration of the world in 1900 showing how it was governed by different nations

Background image1900 Collection: Early fire brigade street alarm

Early fire brigade street alarm
Early fire brigade alarm system. Historical artwork of a fireman testing a 19th-century combined telephonic and telegraphic street fire alarm system

Background image1900 Collection: Dmitry Mendeleyev, Russian chemist

Dmitry Mendeleyev, Russian chemist
Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev (1834-1907), Russian chemist. Mendeleyev (or Mendeleev) was initially an indifferent student, but left college at the top of his class

Background image1900 Collection: Devizes Station, c. 1900

Devizes Station, c. 1900
This image shows Devizes station in Wiltshire, c.1900. The footbridge, signal box and station buildings can all be seen. The station opened in July 1857 and closed in 1966

Background image1900 Collection: George Washington, full-length portrait by horse, Washington, George, 1732-1799, Horses

George Washington, full-length portrait by horse, Washington, George, 1732-1799, Horses, 1900

Background image1900 Collection: King Edward VII Mine, South Condurrow, Camborne, Cornwall. Around 1903

King Edward VII Mine, South Condurrow, Camborne, Cornwall. Around 1903
Students working at the 90 level, King Edward VII mine, South Condurrow, Camborne, Cornwall. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background image1900 Collection: QUEEN VICTORIA FAMILY TREE. Genealogical tree of Queen Victorias descendants

QUEEN VICTORIA FAMILY TREE. Genealogical tree of Queen Victorias descendants (as of 1900)

Background image1900 Collection: Pen and ink drawing by Charles Dana Gibson, 1900

Pen and ink drawing by Charles Dana Gibson, 1900
GIBSON: GIBSON GIRL, 1900. Pen and ink drawing by Charles Dana Gibson, 1900

Background image1900 Collection: Brotherly Affection; Affetto fraterno, c. 1900 (oil on canvas)

Brotherly Affection; Affetto fraterno, c. 1900 (oil on canvas)
1197530 Brotherly Affection; Affetto fraterno, c. 1900 (oil on canvas) by Chierici, Gaetano (1838-1920); 33x42 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Italian, out of copyright

Background image1900 Collection: BOER WAR, 1900. Mrs. Davies, a British settler, firing on Boer positions during

BOER WAR, 1900. Mrs. Davies, a British settler, firing on Boer positions during the siege of Mafeking, South Africa, May 1900. Contemporary English drawing

Background image1900 Collection: BOXER REBELLION, 1900. British and Japanese troops engaging Boxer forces in battle at Tianjin

BOXER REBELLION, 1900. British and Japanese troops engaging Boxer forces in battle at Tianjin, China. Color lithograph by Torajiro Kasai, 1900

Background image1900 Collection: ELLIS ISLAND: IMMIGRANTS. Trunks at Ellis Island belonging to arrivals debarking for New York

ELLIS ISLAND: IMMIGRANTS. Trunks at Ellis Island belonging to arrivals debarking for New York, c1900

Background image1900 Collection: Moses Weinberger (center) with bartenders Mack O Brien (left)

Moses Weinberger (center) with bartenders Mack O Brien (left) and Ike Reed at the entrance to the Same Old Moses Saloon
OKLAHOMA: SALOON, c1900. Moses Weinberger (center) with bartenders Mack O Brien (left) and Ike Reed at the entrance to the Same Old Moses Saloon at 211 West Harrison Avenue in Guthrie, Oklahoma

Background image1900 Collection: Firefighters climbing wheeled escape ladders

Firefighters climbing wheeled escape ladders
Firefighters demonstrating various lengths of wheeled escape ladders

Background image1900 Collection: NATIVE AMERICAN CHIEFS. Six tribal chiefs, in ceremonial attire

NATIVE AMERICAN CHIEFS. Six tribal chiefs, in ceremonial attire. Left to right: Little Plume (Piegan), Buckskin Charley (Ute), Geronimo (Chiricahua Apache), Quanah Parker (Comanche)

Background image1900 Collection: Cecil Rhodes in South Africa, 1900

Cecil Rhodes in South Africa, 1900
Cecil John Rhodes, British colonial administrator, on his verandah near Cape Town, South Africa, c. 1900. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background image1900 Collection: Camerton Station, Somerset, c. 1900

Camerton Station, Somerset, c. 1900
A view of Camerton Station in Somerset, c.1900, showing the station building and the single platform. Camerton station opened in March 1882 and closed to passengers in September 1925

Background image1900 Collection: GIN LABEL, c1900. Gordon & Company gin label, London, c1900

GIN LABEL, c1900. Gordon & Company gin label, London, c1900

Background image1900 Collection: Roosevelt / Mckinley Cartoon

Roosevelt / Mckinley Cartoon
ROOSEVELT/McKINLEY CARTOON. Presumptive vice-presidential candidate (and former Rough Rider) Theodore Roosevelt shown as the dominant figure in a McKinley-Roosevelt administration

Background image1900 Collection: JEWS IN JERUSALEM, c1900. Three Jewish men in Jerusalem. Photochrome, c1900

JEWS IN JERUSALEM, c1900. Three Jewish men in Jerusalem. Photochrome, c1900

Background image1900 Collection: MEXICAN COWBOYS in one of Buffalo Bills Wild West Shows: oil over a photograph, c. 1900

MEXICAN COWBOYS in one of Buffalo Bills Wild West Shows: oil over a photograph, c. 1900

Background image1900 Collection: MAE WEST (1892-1980). American actress

MAE WEST (1892-1980). American actress

Background image1900 Collection: TRAN2A-00040

TRAN2A-00040
Freighter struggling through a storm on Lake Superior, circa 1900. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background image1900 Collection: Immigrant waiting-room at Ellis Island, circa 1900

Immigrant waiting-room at Ellis Island, circa 1900
Detained immigrants waiting, Ellis Island, New York, late 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration



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"1900: A Glimpse into a Transformative Era" Step back in time to the year 1900, where art, innovation, and history collide. Puccini's iconic opera "Tosca" takes center stage with a captivating poster by Hohenstein, marking its first production. Meanwhile, an intricately detailed map of Cuba printed in the United States provides insight into the geopolitical landscape of the time. Not far away, another map showcases France's beauty with an inset detail of Paris and its surroundings. Transport yourself to Nailsea and Backwell Station in Somerset, England circa 1900 - witness the hustle and bustle as trains come and go. But it's not just transportation that evolves during this era; language also undergoes significant changes. Explore the development of the English alphabet as we know it today. Art enthusiasts will be enthralled by Monet's masterpiece "The Artist's Garden at Giverny, " painted on canvas in 1900. The vibrant colors transport viewers to a serene oasis filled with nature's splendor. In Cuba around this time period, yellow fever poses a grave threat. Witness Cuban physician Dr. Carlos Finlay alongside U. S Army surgeon Dr. Walter Reed as they conquer this deadly disease through groundbreaking inoculation techniques captured in Dean Cornwell's oil painting. Closer to home, London firefighters stand ready at LCC-MFB Red Cross Street fire station equipped with their trusty engine - guardians against devastating blazes that could ravage the city streets. Charles Dana Gibson captures societal dynamics through his pen and ink drawing depicting a woman seeking solace among older generations - perhaps searching for wisdom or guidance amidst changing times. As Thanksgiving approaches across America, families exchange heartfelt greetings through beautifully crafted cards from around 1900 - reminding us of cherished traditions passed down through generations. Lastly, explore Puerto Rico through an American-printed map from 1900 - a testament to the island's rich history and cultural heritage.