This Antique amphora is made out of black painted clay.

Antique Amphora

This Antique amphora is made out of black painted clay.

An illustration of farm animals, including two horses, three pigs, and a cow.

Farm Animals in Corral

An illustration of farm animals, including two horses, three pigs, and a cow.

"A black insect, with brilliant metallic blue or purple reflections on the under side, and well known as "wheeling its drowsy flight" during fine evenings. This it does in search of a patch of cow-dung, through which it makes its way until reaching the ground, where it bores a perpendicular tunnel about 8 inches deep, and as wide as a man's finger; then ascending to the surface it conveys a quantity of dung to the bottom, and on this it proceeds to deposit an egg; another layer of the same material and another egg follow until the entire shaft is filled." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Dung Beetle

"A black insect, with brilliant metallic blue or purple reflections on the under side, and well known…

One of the largest group of beetles, mostly having shiny, black bodies.

Ground Beetle

One of the largest group of beetles, mostly having shiny, black bodies.

One of the largest group of beetles, mostly having shiny, black bodies.

Ground Beetle

One of the largest group of beetles, mostly having shiny, black bodies.

"Star of the Order of the Black Eagle." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Black Eagle

"Star of the Order of the Black Eagle." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

"A genus of order Piperaceae. The Piper nigrum, which furnishes the black pepper of commerse, is a native of the East Indies, where it is cultivated on an extensive scale. It is a climbing plant, which broad, ovate, acuminate leaves, and little globular berries, which, when ripe, are of a bright-red color. The pepper of Malacca, Java, and especially of Sumatra, is the most esteemed. Its culture has been introduced into various other tropical countries. White pepper is the best and soundest of the berries, gathered when fully ripe, and deprived of their external skin." — Winston's Encyclopedia, 1919

Black Pepper

"A genus of order Piperaceae. The Piper nigrum, which furnishes the black pepper of commerse, is a native…

"A contemporary portrait of the Black Prince when he was not armed, which consequently may be agreeably associated with his noble armed effigy upon his own monument at Canterbury. The doublet and hose, doubtless worn by the Black Prince under his voluminous mantle with its deeply jugged lower border." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Black Prince

"A contemporary portrait of the Black Prince when he was not armed, which consequently may be agreeably…

A black snake attacking a nest of brown thrushes.

Black Snake and Brown Thrushes

A black snake attacking a nest of brown thrushes.

Black with a yellow bill, the blackbird feeds mostly on larvae, snails, worms, insects, and fruits.

Blackbird

Black with a yellow bill, the blackbird feeds mostly on larvae, snails, worms, insects, and fruits.

"Two to three feet long, remarkable for its swiftness and voracity; the color is black, the body covered by minute scales." — Goodrich, 1859

European Blackfish

"Two to three feet long, remarkable for its swiftness and voracity; the color is black, the body covered…

"Twelve to fifteen inches long, feeding on fish as wel as sea-weed." — Goodrich, 1859

Black Bream

"Twelve to fifteen inches long, feeding on fish as wel as sea-weed." — Goodrich, 1859

Found in India, the black-billed bustard can measure up to four and a half feet in length.

Black-Billed Bustard

Found in India, the black-billed bustard can measure up to four and a half feet in length.

An illustration of Black tartarian cherries.

Black tartarian cherries

An illustration of Black tartarian cherries.

"Adjudged the best two-move problem of the British Chess Association Tourney, 1872). White to play and mate in two moves." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Chess Strategy

"Adjudged the best two-move problem of the British Chess Association Tourney, 1872). White to play and…

"The prize problem of the Cambridge Tourney, 1860. White to play and mate in three moves." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Chess Strategy

"The prize problem of the Cambridge Tourney, 1860. White to play and mate in three moves." — Encyclopedia…

"One of the first-prize set of the Bristol Tourney, 1861. White to play and mate in three moves." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Chess Strategy

"One of the first-prize set of the Bristol Tourney, 1861. White to play and mate in three moves." —…

"One of the second-prize set of the Pasris Tourney, 1867. White to play and mate in four moves." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Chess Strategy

"One of the second-prize set of the Pasris Tourney, 1867. White to play and mate in four moves." —…

"One of the first-prize set of the British Chess Association Tourney, 1872, and also adjudged the best four move problem of the Tourney. White to play and mate in four moves." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Chess Strategy

"One of the first-prize set of the British Chess Association Tourney, 1872, and also adjudged the best…

"One of the first-prize set of the British Chess Association Tourney, 1862, and also adjudged the best problem in the Tourney. White to play and mate in five moves." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Chess Strategy

"One of the first-prize set of the British Chess Association Tourney, 1862, and also adjudged the best…

"A large species, weighing from ten to thirty pounds. It swims rapidly, and at no great depth." — Goodrich, 1859

Coalfish

"A large species, weighing from ten to thirty pounds. It swims rapidly, and at no great depth." —…

Noted for its enormous bill, the black cockatoo is native to New Guinea.

Black cockatoo

Noted for its enormous bill, the black cockatoo is native to New Guinea.

The black cormorant averages about three feet in length, and is found in Greenland, as well as a long the coasts of Asia, Europe, and North America. In some countries it was domesticated, and trained to fish for its masters.

Black cormorant

The black cormorant averages about three feet in length, and is found in Greenland, as well as a long…

Averaging about twelve and a half inches in length, the black-billed cuckoo resembles the yellow-billed cuckoo, and inhabits the same regions.

Black-billed cuckoo

Averaging about twelve and a half inches in length, the black-billed cuckoo resembles the yellow-billed…

The black-banded dacelo, found around the Cape of Good Hope. They are known for feeding on earthworms, larvae, and insects, instead of fish.

Black-Banded Dacelo

The black-banded dacelo, found around the Cape of Good Hope. They are known for feeding on earthworms,…

A decorative page border with flowing lines used to frame a page.

Decorative Page Border

A decorative page border with flowing lines used to frame a page.

The black dipper, also known as the European water-ousel, feeds on small shellfish and insects.

Black Dipper

The black dipper, also known as the European water-ousel, feeds on small shellfish and insects.

An illustration of a black and white dog with black spots.

Black Spotted Dog

An illustration of a black and white dog with black spots.

"The Schipperke is a small tailless dog, originally bred in Belgium and only later introduced to North America." —Finley, 1917

Schipperke

"The Schipperke is a small tailless dog, originally bred in Belgium and only later introduced to North…

"The field spaniel, a dog to which very great attention has been paid by breeders and fanciers, who have lengthened its body and shortened its legs at the expense of symmetry."—Finley, 1917

Field Spaniel

"The field spaniel, a dog to which very great attention has been paid by breeders and fanciers, who…

(1818-1895) African American abolitionist who was the first African American leader of national stature in the United States

Frederick Douglass

(1818-1895) African American abolitionist who was the first African American leader of national stature…

"A wood remarkable for its hardness, heaviness, and deep black color, is the heart-wood of different species of Diospyros, of the natural order Ebenaceae, the same genus which produces the Date Plum, Kaki, and other fruits." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Ebony

"A wood remarkable for its hardness, heaviness, and deep black color, is the heart-wood of different…

"In heraldry, one of the furs, represented with its peculiar spots black on a white ground (argent, spots sable)." -Whitney, 1911

Ermine

"In heraldry, one of the furs, represented with its peculiar spots black on a white ground (argent,…

"In heraldry, a fur of a black ground with white spots (sable, spots argent): reverse of ermine. Also called counter-ermine, contre-ermine." -Whitney, 1911

Ermines

"In heraldry, a fur of a black ground with white spots (sable, spots argent): reverse of ermine. Also…

"In heraldry, a fur of a tincture resembling ermine, except that the ground is or (gold)." -Whitney, 1911

Erminois

"In heraldry, a fur of a tincture resembling ermine, except that the ground is or (gold)." -Whitney,…

An illustration of a single black feather.

Black Feather

An illustration of a single black feather.

"First and last review of the First Regiment, South Carolina [African American] Volunteers, on Hilton Head, S. C., under Colonel Fessenden, U. S. A., June 25th, 1862. Our correspondent at Hilton Head wrote us: "I witnessed the parade entire, as well as the company drills in the manual of arms, etc., afterward, and I must acknowledge my complete surprise at the discipline and even vim evinced by the sable crowd. Dressed in the regulation uniform of the United States Army, tall and strong men generally speaking, they, considering that the regiment had not been fully armed but about ten days, spoke well for officers and men."" — Frank Leslie, 1896

First Regiment

"First and last review of the First Regiment, South Carolina [African American] Volunteers, on Hilton…

"The black is left on the dexter side, showing that the husband is deceased, and that his wife survives him." -Hall, 1862

Funeral Atchievement

"The black is left on the dexter side, showing that the husband is deceased, and that his wife survives…

"The shield on the dexter side of the hatchment is parted per pale; first, the arms of the bishopric; second, the paternal arms of the bishop. The shield on the dexter side is the arms of the bishop impaling those of his wife as baron and femme; the ground of the hatchment is black round the sinister side of this shield, showing that it is the wife that is dead." -Hall, 1862

Funeral Atchievement

"The shield on the dexter side of the hatchment is parted per pale; first, the arms of the bishopric;…

"It is five to six inches long, and found on the rocky coasts of Europe. It is not esteemed for food." — Goodrich, 1859

Black Goby

"It is five to six inches long, and found on the rocky coasts of Europe. It is not esteemed for food."…

The black-tailed godwit measures about sixteen inches in length, and is found throughout Europe during the spring and summer months.

Black-Tailed Godwits

The black-tailed godwit measures about sixteen inches in length, and is found throughout Europe during…

The black grouse (also known as the black cock) is common throughout Europe.

Black Grouse

The black grouse (also known as the black cock) is common throughout Europe.

Found in the arctic regions of Europe and America, the black guillemot averages about thirteen inches in length.

Black Guillemot

Found in the arctic regions of Europe and America, the black guillemot averages about thirteen inches…

Feeding chiefly on fish, the great black-billed gull has been known to feed on small birds.

Great Black-Billed Gull

Feeding chiefly on fish, the great black-billed gull has been known to feed on small birds.

"They are accordingly found on the mountainour parts of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumberland, and Westmoreland; over the whole of the Lammermuir range, the upper part of Lanarkshire, and generally over the Highlands of Scotland. Both male and female of this breed have horns, which in the former are very large and spirally twisted. The face and legs are black or specked with black, with an occasional tendency to this color on the fleece; but there is nothing of the brown or russet color which distinguishes the down breeds." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Black-Faced Heath

"They are accordingly found on the mountainour parts of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumberland, and Westmoreland;…

An illustration of a black and white horse facing opposite directions.

Black and White Horses

An illustration of a black and white horse facing opposite directions.

An illustration of a man riding a white horse and a boy riding a black horse.

Man and Boy Riding Horses

An illustration of a man riding a white horse and a boy riding a black horse.

This Greek Hydria has a Kalpis form that is smooth and painted in black and red figures on the shoulder. It is used as a water-pot to carry water from springs.

Greek Hydria

This Greek Hydria has a Kalpis form that is smooth and painted in black and red figures on the shoulder.…

This Greek Hydria is painted in black, reddish brown and white. Decorated of the highest class, the shoulder is decorated with an ivy band. It is used as a water-pot to carry water.

Greek Hydria

This Greek Hydria is painted in black, reddish brown and white. Decorated of the highest class, the…

This modern Japanese jar is made designed with the colors of lacquered gold and black. The lid forms the dish.

Modern Japanese Jar

This modern Japanese jar is made designed with the colors of lacquered gold and black. The lid forms…

Originated in the United States. It is one of the oldest American chickens, and is critically endangered today. They are excellent for both meat and egg production.

Pair of Black Javas

Originated in the United States. It is one of the oldest American chickens, and is critically endangered…

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical,…

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical,…

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical,…

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical,…

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical,…

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical,…

This Greek Lekythos is painted in black and white. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is painted in black and white. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the…

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical,…

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical,…