Category: 1870s

A cathedral that defined a city: 20 rare photographs of Notre Dame from the 19th century.

30 amazing pics capture everyday life of Italy in the mid-19th century.

38 cool pics show what couples looked like in the 19th century.

A boardman in London, England, 1870s. Photo from ‘Street Life in London’ by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith.

Adorable tintypes show what teenage girls often wore from between the 1850s and 1870s.

Fascinating stories behind 19 stunning portraits taken by Julia Margaret Cameron in the late 19th century.

36 stunning hand colored photographs that capture everyday life in Japan from between the 1870s and 1880s.

The ruins of l’Hôtel de Ville, Paris, 1871.

Portrait of the twins
Elizabeth & Helena Andres, Germany, circa 1870.

Conducting business by disgorging old furniture into the street in Holborn, London, from the 1877 book “Street Life in London” by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith.