A view of the city of Algiers, Algeria in 1812.

Algiers in 1812

A view of the city of Algiers, Algeria in 1812.

Antioch, a city in Syria on the river Orontes. It was founded by Seleucus Nicator, and was hailed by Cicero as a city of opulence, "abounding in men of taste and letters." It was the first city in which the followers of Christ were called "Christians".

Antioch

Antioch, a city in Syria on the river Orontes. It was founded by Seleucus Nicator, and was hailed by…

An illustration of a proposed apartment house in New York City. "As a people we set a high value on domestic life; we venerate the hearthstone: yet here we are herded in hotels and boarding-houses where privacy is all but unknown and home-making impossible..." -Holland, 1874

Proposed Apartment House

An illustration of a proposed apartment house in New York City. "As a people we set a high value on…

The Appomattox Campaign (March 29, 1865 – April 9, 1865) was a series of battles fought in Virginia that culminated in the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and the effective end of the American Civil War.

After Appomattox

The Appomattox Campaign (March 29, 1865 – April 9, 1865) was a series of battles fought in Virginia…

The seal for the city of Chichester, England.

Arms of Chichester

The seal for the city of Chichester, England.

"Athens restored, from the Pnyx." — Smith, 1882

Athens restored

"Athens restored, from the Pnyx." — Smith, 1882

"The mosted noted of the orations of Isocrates is the Panathenaicus or Panegyric of Athens, a work on which he spent ten years, and in which he uses all the resources of his art to extol Athens and magnify the benefits she conferred o nthe whole of Greece." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Ancient athens

"The mosted noted of the orations of Isocrates is the Panathenaicus or Panegyric of Athens, a work on…

State buildings in Atlanta, Georgia after the American Civil War.

Atlanta, Georgia

State buildings in Atlanta, Georgia after the American Civil War.

"Babylon is said, by some writers, to have owed its foundation to Queen Semiramis, a person whose history, as it is handed down by tradition, seems to consist rather of entertaining fictions than substantial realities. By other authors, the foundation of the city is ascribed to Belus, and Nebuchadnezzar is allowed to have completed the labor. It stood on the Euphrates, in the middle of a wide plain, and was built in the form of an exact square, each side being fifteen miles in extent." — Goodrich, 1844

Babylon

"Babylon is said, by some writers, to have owed its foundation to Queen Semiramis, a person whose history,…

An ancient town first recorded in the journals of Julius Caesar.

Besancon

An ancient town first recorded in the journals of Julius Caesar.

A coat of arms representing the city of Chester, England.

Bishopic

A coat of arms representing the city of Chester, England.

A seal representing the city of Bridgewater.

Bridgewater

A seal representing the city of Bridgewater.

A seal representing the city of Bridport, England.

Bridport

A seal representing the city of Bridport, England.

A seal representing the city of Brighton, England.

Brighton

A seal representing the city of Brighton, England.

A seal representing the city of Bristol, England.

Bristol

A seal representing the city of Bristol, England.

The Capitoline Hill is a Roman hill between the Forum and the Campus Martius. The Cloaca Maxima was one of the world's earliest sewage systems. "The Capitoline and Cloaca Maxima. A restoration." -Allen, 1890

Capitoline and Cloaca Maxima

The Capitoline Hill is a Roman hill between the Forum and the Campus Martius. The Cloaca Maxima was…

Old cars driving down a city road.

Cars

Old cars driving down a city road.

A palmetto tree in Charleston, South Carolina.

A Palmetto Tree in Charleston, S.C.

A palmetto tree in Charleston, South Carolina.

An aerial-view of Lake Alfred, Florida.

City

An aerial-view of Lake Alfred, Florida.

An illustration of a city road.

City

An illustration of a city road.

The seal for the city of Chester, England.

City Arms

The seal for the city of Chester, England.

Horsemen riding into the gates of a Middle Eastern city. This illustration appears in the twelfth chapter of First Maccabees, but it is not clear what city it intends to illustrate.

City Gates and Horsemen

Horsemen riding into the gates of a Middle Eastern city. This illustration appears in the twelfth chapter…

An illustration of a man and a young girl walking along a city street.

City Street

An illustration of a man and a young girl walking along a city street.

An image depicting the city of ancient Corinth.

Ancient Corinth

An image depicting the city of ancient Corinth.

"A count and his wife granting a charter to a city."—Myers, 1905

A Count and His Wife

"A count and his wife granting a charter to a city."—Myers, 1905

A market cross is a structure used to mark a market square in market towns, originally from Western European architecture. Market crosses can be found in most market towns in Britain, with those in Scotland known as "mercat crosses". British emigrants often installed such crosses in their new cities and several can be found in Canada and Australia.

Market Cross

A market cross is a structure used to mark a market square in market towns, originally from Western…

An illustration of the besieging of a Dacian City.

Siege of a Dacian City

An illustration of the besieging of a Dacian City.

"The street called Straight can be seen starting at the right foreground of the picture and extending across the city from east to west. It is roofed all the way."—Webster, 1920

Damascus

"The street called Straight can be seen starting at the right foreground of the picture and extending…

"There are date trees on the edge of the city." —Carpenter, 1902

Date tree

"There are date trees on the edge of the city." —Carpenter, 1902

This painting is by Giotto. It is fresco with many different levels. It can be found in the Peruzzi Chapel of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy.

The Daughter of Herodias Dancing Before Herod

This painting is by Giotto. It is fresco with many different levels. It can be found in the Peruzzi…

"The Dome of St. Peter's from the Janiculan." — Young, 1901

Dome of St. Peter's

"The Dome of St. Peter's from the Janiculan." — Young, 1901

Rioting in New York City after passage of an unpopular draft.

The Draft Riots in New York - The Battle in Second Avenue

Rioting in New York City after passage of an unpopular draft.

"A royal and parliamentary burgh and seaport, situated on the east coast of Scotland, in the county of Forfar, on the north bank of the Firth of Tay, twelve miles from the confluence of that estuary with the German Ocean. It is the third town in Scotland as regards to population, and the second in commercial importance." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Dundee

"A royal and parliamentary burgh and seaport, situated on the east coast of Scotland, in the county…

An illustration of a factory set near a river with a train track on a bridge.

Factory Near River & Train Tracks

An illustration of a factory set near a river with a train track on a bridge.

Crowd of people outside of a building.

Faneuil Hall, Boston, At the Close of the Revolution

Crowd of people outside of a building.

This view of Florence shows the Duomo (cathedral) on the right and Giotto's Campanile (tower) on the left.

Florence

This view of Florence shows the Duomo (cathedral) on the right and Giotto's Campanile (tower) on the…

"The Fountain Trevi." — Young, 1901

Trevi Fountain

"The Fountain Trevi." — Young, 1901

A city gate.

City Gate

A city gate.

A pictorial banner illustrated with a guard leaning on a ledge looking over the city.

Guard Sitting Looking Over Ledge Pictorial Banner

A pictorial banner illustrated with a guard leaning on a ledge looking over the city.

The city of Hamburg, Germany.

Hamburg

The city of Hamburg, Germany.

An illustration of horses running wild through town.

Horses Running Wild Through Town

An illustration of horses running wild through town.

A city house in the country.  A low house would be better suited to sitting alone on a hill.

City house

A city house in the country. A low house would be better suited to sitting alone on a hill.

"Isocrates was the son of a prosperous flute-maker; he was born at Athens B.C. 436, and lived till 338. He represents the excellence of that species of oratory which gives the highest place to artistic form and finish, and regards the subject-matter as comparatively of small importance." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Isocrates

"Isocrates was the son of a prosperous flute-maker; he was born at Athens B.C. 436, and lived till 338.…

An illustration of a sculpture of Andrew Jackson located in Memphis, Tennessee's city park.

Andrew Jackson

An illustration of a sculpture of Andrew Jackson located in Memphis, Tennessee's city park.

The destruction of Jerusalem.

The destruction of Jerusalem

The destruction of Jerusalem.

A cityscape of Knoxville, Tennessee during 1863.

Knoxville

A cityscape of Knoxville, Tennessee during 1863.

An illustration of the town of Le Mans located in Northern France.

Le Mans

An illustration of the town of Le Mans located in Northern France.

An illustration of Le Mans from the river.

Le Mans

An illustration of Le Mans from the river.

"London City and Midland Bank, Ludgate Hill Branch." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

London City

"London City and Midland Bank, Ludgate Hill Branch." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

The Great Fire of London, a major conflagration that swept through the central parts of London from Sunday, 2 September to Wednesday, 5 September 1666, was one of the major events in the history of England. The fire gutted the medieval City of London inside the old Roman City Wall. It threatened, but did not reach, the aristocratic district of Westminster (the modern West End), Charles II's Palace of Whitehall, and most of the suburban slums. It consumed 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, St. Paul's Cathedral, and most of the buildings of the City authorities. It is estimated that it destroyed the homes of 70,000 of the City's ca. 80,000 inhabitants.

Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London, a major conflagration that swept through the central parts of London from…

The Lucerne Railway Station in Switzerland.

Lucerne Railway Station

The Lucerne Railway Station in Switzerland.

A shop in Lucerne, Switzerland selling antiques.

Antiques Shop in Lucerne, Switzerland

A shop in Lucerne, Switzerland selling antiques.

An art and antiques shop in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Art and Antiques Shop in Lucerne, Switzerland

An art and antiques shop in Lucerne, Switzerland.

A store near the cathedral in Lucerne, Switzerland selling silks.

Silk Store in Lucerne, Switzerland

A store near the cathedral in Lucerne, Switzerland selling silks.

A shop in Lucerne, Switzerland selling Longines watches.

Watch Store in Lucerne, Switzerland

A shop in Lucerne, Switzerland selling Longines watches.

Lyons-la-Forêt is a commune in the Eure department in Normandy, in northern France. Because of its architecture which has been maintained as it was at the beginning of the 17th century, it is also a well-known landmark within the very distinct geophysical and geocultural entity that is the Pays de Bray, known for its traditional bocage landscape of woods, orchards and cattle economy.

The City of Lyons, France

Lyons-la-Forêt is a commune in the Eure department in Normandy, in northern France. Because of…

An illustration of a man with a top hat and cane standing near a lamp post and a boy sitting on a feed trough.

Man & Boy Near Lamp Post

An illustration of a man with a top hat and cane standing near a lamp post and a boy sitting on a feed…

An illustration of a man carrying a woman on his back with a town in the background.

Man Carrying Woman on Back Near Town

An illustration of a man carrying a woman on his back with a town in the background.

A man reading a sign in the city.

Man Reading Sign

A man reading a sign in the city.

This painting by Andrea Mantegna is a great example of the style and technique that she often used in her works. The painting can be found in the Camera degli Sposi, at Mantua.

Meeting of Lodovico Gonzaga and his son, the Cardinal Francesco

This painting by Andrea Mantegna is a great example of the style and technique that she often used in…