The Getty Center in Los Angeles opens the first survey of Thomas Annan, who photographed Glasgow during industrialization.
The Library of Congress recently digitized rare 19th-century photographs of African American women active in suffrage, civil rights, temperance, education, reform, and journalism.
The Age of the Beard at the Florence Nightingale Museum in London examines through photographs the Victorian mania for elaborate facial hair.
The British Film Institute’s newly digitized “The Pleasure Principle” collection gathers examples of erotic cinema from the 19th to 21st centuries.
In a lifelong battle against racist imagery, Frederick Douglass had over 160 portraits taken, which he hoped would create a public acknowledgment of his humanity.
Celebrate the New Year with these 19th and early 20th-century postcards, featuring lucky pigs, pensive pansies, and menacing snowmen.
One of the more curious recurring images on 19th-century Christmas cards is the dead bird, which may symbolize mortality or something more ritualistic.
The British Library exhibits selections from its archive on Victorian entertainment, all collected by the 19th-century magician Evanion.
Lucinda Hawksley’s book Bitten by Witch Fever chronicles the rise of poisonous pigments in the 19th century through the burgeoning British wallpaper trade.
In the 19th century, tourists who traveled through the Holy Land may have picked up scrapbooks of pressed flowers as souvenirs.
Algae is graceful and light in the ocean, swaying with the waves like hair in the wind.
“Rubbish doesn’t lie,” explained Tom Licence, a senior lecturer in history at England’s University of East Anglia who is behind What the Victorians Threw Away.