Some images show life in the American West, which would have been encouraged by the Homestead Acts.
Women on an ivy-covered porch, Cannelton, Indiana
Brink & Ransom on Second Street in Louisville, Kentucky
Everett’s Drug Store, Henry, Illinois
Umbrella Rock on Lookout Mountain at Chattanooga, Tennessee
Two women standing by a grave in Kenyon-Rosse Chapel Cemetery, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
Dedication of an early Civil War monument, Hopkinton, Iowa
The impact of the Industrial Revolution is clear, as new technology and factories appear.
The crew of the steam-powered fire engine ‘Francis S. Bartow’ pose on the streets of Savannah, Georgia
Train wreck in Richmondville, New York
Doors Sash & Blinds, Northfield, Minnesota
The W.K. Lewis & Brothers Condensed Milk Manufactory in West Brookfield, Massachusetts
An interior view of Colby’s Clothing Store with its staff, Taunton, Massachusetts
The photographs of 19th-century America also show how people spent their leisure time.
Party at Judges’ Cave Rock, New Haven, Connecticut
Soldiers and their ladies at play, New York City
A group poses in front of a house in Saratoga Springs, New York
Seven men and an intrepid dog are perched on top of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
Boys at a woodpile, somewhere in Wisconsin or Connecticut
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