Tag: 1900’s

Ellis Island was the gateway to America for millions of immigrants – remarkable photographs of their arrival

Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation’s busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954. Millions of newly arrived immigrants passed through the station during that … Read More

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A cool vintage film of a day at the beach in San Francisco in 1903 and everyone is in suits and hats!

Life was certainly different in 1903 when this film was taken. People dressed much differently for a day at the beach compared to today. This film above, by American Mutoscope & Biograph Co. taken in 1903, is an afternoon panorama … Read More

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Experience a ride on a 1902 train with this rare film through San Francisco Bay area before the bridge was built

This steam engine train ride in San Francisco in 1901 must have been thrilling! The film is photographed from the front of a moving steam engine and it shows the scenic portion of the Ferries and Cliff House Railroad route … Read More

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Amazing rare, vivid portraits of Native Americans from Buffalo Bills Wild West Show

Portraits of Native Americans from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show Bad Bear, American Indian from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show taken by photographer Gertrude Kasebier (1852-1934) taken around 1900 Whirling horse – American Indian taken by photographer Gertrude Kasebier (1852-1934) … Read More

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