Thank you for checking out the picture gallery.
A few things to note: The site is under construction, but hopefully soon, I will have more images to share! The gallery will be divided into areas of interest related to our American history, such as wars, politics,national parks,industrial revolution,and different aspects of our social history.
Many of the images used are from the Library of Congress, Creative Commons,and elsewhere,and are noted with “no known restrictions.”
American Civil War Collection- 1861 — 1865
Stereograph showing a group of veteran Union soldiers imprisoned during the Civil War in various Confederate prisons, Andersonville, Libby, Belle Isle, and Florence, gathered for a reunion. The portrait was possibly taken during the 18th National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic in Minneapolis in 1884.
Burial of the Union dead at Fredericksburg, December 15, 1862 (i.e. May 19 or 20, 1864. Working within the Confederate lines under a flag of truce. Our army had retreated, leaving our dead on the field
Pontoon Bridge built by the Union Army crossing the James River near Richmond, Virginia
Army of the James, pontoon bridges across the James River at Deep Bottom and Varina, Virginia (near Richmond, Virginia )
Confederate dead at Gettysburg, Pa. 1863
Union dead at Gettysburg, Pa 1863 — entitled “Harvest of Death”
Bridge at Antietam, Maryland
INDUSTRIAL AMERICAN COLLECTION – 1870 – 1914
Women and a child (behind machine). Mill factory.
Child workers at a coal mine.
Addie Card, 12 years. Spinner in North Pormal (i.e., Pownal) Cotton Mill. Vt.
Children workers at
Wheaton Glass Works, November 1909
American factory at the turn of the 20th century.
The workplace of millions of Americans.
Newly hired children workers.
“In the beginning he had been fresh and strong, and he had gotten a jobthat first day, but now he was second-hand, a damaged article, so to speak, and they did not want him. They had worn him out, with their speedin-up and their carelessness, andnow they had thrown him away!”Upton Sinclair, The Jungle (1906)Meatpacking workers carrying their product to unrefrigerated and most likely rat infested storage areasTo read more: www.ourgreatamericanheritage.com
Women Leaders in Early 20th Century America
Alice Evans 1915 at work at the Department of Agriculture. Because of her research about raw milk Evans made one of the most significant medical discoveries of the 20th Century.
Alice Paul in 1905. A women’s right activist, Alice Paul was credited with being the central figure behind the acceptance of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote.
Gertrude Ederle in the 1920’s. She was the first woman to swim the English Channel, and she bested the time of all previous male swimmers.
1905. Johnson was one of the most popular novelists in early 20th Century America. She had published 22 novels, many best sellers. Three of her books were made into films.