This woman is shown wearing a late 19th century decorative dress that is designed with a scrolling leaf pattern all over.

Late 19th Century Decorative Dress

This woman is shown wearing a late 19th century decorative dress that is designed with a scrolling leaf…

An illustration of two men and a woman sitting at a table eating dinner.

Dinner

An illustration of two men and a woman sitting at a table eating dinner.

This is a woman with a dog. She is walking with her dog on a leash, wearing a long dress and long scarf.

Woman with Dog

This is a woman with a dog. She is walking with her dog on a leash, wearing a long dress and long scarf.

"Wooden dolls for children have also been discovered of various fasions, some of them precisely similar to those in use among us, and others of a different shape." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian doll

"Wooden dolls for children have also been discovered of various fasions, some of them precisely similar…

"Wooden dolls for children have also been discovered of various fasions, some of them precisely similar to those in use among us, and others of a different shape." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian doll

"Wooden dolls for children have also been discovered of various fasions, some of them precisely similar…

This woman is dressed in a late 19th century dotted dress.

Late 19th Century Dotted Dress

This woman is dressed in a late 19th century dotted dress.

"Usually kept as a family seat, and occupied by the master and mistress of the house, though occaisionally offered, as a special honor, to the guests." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian double chair

"Usually kept as a family seat, and occupied by the master and mistress of the house, though occaisionally…

This woman is dressed in a late 19th century dress.

Late 19th Century Dress

This woman is dressed in a late 19th century dress.

"Suggestion for simple lingerie dress." —Kinne, 1920

Lingerie dress

"Suggestion for simple lingerie dress." —Kinne, 1920

"The Druidical system was at the height of at the time of the Roman invasion uner Julius Caesar. Against the Druids, as their chief enemies, these conquerors of the world directed their unsparing fury. The Druids, harassed at all points on the mainland, retreated to Anglesey and ona, where for a season they found shelter and continued their now dishonoured rites." —Bulfinch, 1897

Druids

"The Druidical system was at the height of at the time of the Roman invasion uner Julius Caesar. Against…

"The Duchess of Newcastle."

Duchess

"The Duchess of Newcastle."

The Duchess of Devonshire, a painting by Thomas Gainsborough.

The Duchess of Devonshire

The Duchess of Devonshire, a painting by Thomas Gainsborough.

A Dutch colonial family in scene in the colony of New Amsterdam.

Dutch Family

A Dutch colonial family in scene in the colony of New Amsterdam.

An illustration of a woman cooking and a young boy sitting at a table, eating. They are both in a kitchen and there are two cats in the background eating out of some jars.

Boy Eating

An illustration of a woman cooking and a young boy sitting at a table, eating. They are both in a kitchen…

"Eirene (Peace)." —Bulfinch, 1897

Eirene

"Eirene (Peace)." —Bulfinch, 1897

An illustration of an elderly woman in a ornate Victorian era dress.

Elderly Woman

An illustration of an elderly woman in a ornate Victorian era dress.

Raphael's sister, Elisabetta. From a Drawing by Raphael.

Elisabetta

Raphael's sister, Elisabetta. From a Drawing by Raphael.

This is a line engraving by Sir Anthony Van Dyck. Pictures is Elizabeth, the wife of William Cavendish. The original engraving was done by Pierre Lombard.

Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire

This is a line engraving by Sir Anthony Van Dyck. Pictures is Elizabeth, the wife of William Cavendish.…

An illustration of a man hold a woman's hand as they escape a fire.

Man and Woman Escaping Fire

An illustration of a man hold a woman's hand as they escape a fire.

A woman wearing an evening gown standing properly.

Evening Gown

A woman wearing an evening gown standing properly.

Woman using pulleys.

Exercise

Woman using pulleys.

Woman using pulleys.

Exercise

Woman using pulleys.

Woman touching toes.

Exercise

Woman touching toes.

Woman using pulleys.

Exercise

Woman using pulleys.

This is a drawing of a lady holing fabric.

Lady Holding Fabric

This is a drawing of a lady holing fabric.

An illustration of a family, consisting of a father, mother and child, sitting around a table.

Family at Table

An illustration of a family, consisting of a father, mother and child, sitting around a table.

An illustration of a family consisting of a mother, father, and three small children in a living room.

Family in Living Room

An illustration of a family consisting of a mother, father, and three small children in a living room.

This sign indicates that a family rest room is located nearby.

Family Rest Room, Black and White

This sign indicates that a family rest room is located nearby.

This sign indicates that a family rest room is located nearby.

Family Rest Room, Color

This sign indicates that a family rest room is located nearby.

This sign indicates that a family rest room is located nearby.

Family Rest Room, Outline

This sign indicates that a family rest room is located nearby.

This sign indicates that a family rest room is located nearby.

Family Rest Room, Silhouette

This sign indicates that a family rest room is located nearby.

A picture of a woman with a fancy hat, originally drawn by a 16 year old girl.

Woman in a Fancy Hat

A picture of a woman with a fancy hat, originally drawn by a 16 year old girl.

A woman doing chores on the farm with geese watching.

Farm Work

A woman doing chores on the farm with geese watching.

This is a 12th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 12th century dress.

12th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 12th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 12th century…

This is a 13th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 13th century dress.

13th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 13th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 13th century…

This is a 14th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 14th century dress.

14th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 14th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 14th century…

This is a 15th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 15th century dress with a pointed hat.

15th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 15th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 15th century…

This is a 16th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 16th century dress.

16th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 16th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 16th century…

This is a 17th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 17th century dress with a tall hat.

17th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 17th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 17th century…

This is a 1812 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black, wearing a long dress with a bonnet, and carrying an umbrella.

1812 Fashion Silhouette

This is a 1812 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black, wearing a long dress with a bonnet,…

This is a 1864 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black, wearing a long dress with a bustle in the back to created fullness, and a bonnet.

1864 Fashion Silhouette

This is a 1864 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black, wearing a long dress with a bustle…

This is a 1874 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black,wearing a long dress with a bustle in the back to create fullness, a tall hat, and carrying an umbrella.

1874 Fashion Silhouette

This is a 1874 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black,wearing a long dress with a bustle…

This is a 1882 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black,wearing a long dress with a bustle in the back, a hat , and carrying an umbrella.

1882 Fashion Silhouette

This is a 1882 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black,wearing a long dress with a bustle…

This is a 18th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 18th century dress.

18th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 18th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 18th century…

This is a 1905 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black, wearing a long dress, a hat, and carrying a cane.

1905 Fashion Silhouette

This is a 1905 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black, wearing a long dress, a hat,…

This is a 1911 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black, wearing a long dress, and a large round hat.

1911 Fashion Silhouette

This is a 1911 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black, wearing a long dress, and a large…

This is a 1912 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black,wearing a long dress, and a hat with a feather in the front. She is has a little dog on a leash.

1912 Fashion Silhouette

This is a 1912 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black,wearing a long dress, and a hat…

This is a 19th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 19th century dress with a hat.

19th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 19th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 19th century…

This is a 19th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 19th century dress with a bonnet hat.

19th Century Fashion Silhouette

This is a 19th century fashion silhouette. It shows a woman outlined in black wearing a 19th century…

"The Marchioness of Kildare."

Emily Fitzgerald

"The Marchioness of Kildare."

This picture is of a young woman arranging flowers.

Flower Arranging

This picture is of a young woman arranging flowers.

An itinerant flower-girl.

Flower Girl

An itinerant flower-girl.

Group of people leaving a rural area.

Fugitives Before the Approach of a Hostile Army

Group of people leaving a rural area.

A woman and children in the garden.

Gardening

A woman and children in the garden.

A geisha woman.

Geisha

A geisha woman.

A gentleman on horseback carrying a child. The caption reads, "A rosy maid courtesied at the door, and offered to take the gentleman's baby."

A Gentleman on Horseback

A gentleman on horseback carrying a child. The caption reads, "A rosy maid courtesied at the door, and…

Woman combs giant's hair by fireplace

Giant

Woman combs giant's hair by fireplace

A young woman drawn for a skin care advertisement.

Natural Girl

A young woman drawn for a skin care advertisement.

"The power of speaking to the eyes and heart, / Is great; and is indeed a wondrous art; / It mighty proves; it scorns the tyrant's power, / And will remain extant till earth's last hour: / And useful book may live from age to age, / And those unborn, may read its printed page."—Barber, 1857

Good Books Create Knowledge, Virtue, and Happiness

"The power of speaking to the eyes and heart, / Is great; and is indeed a wondrous art; / It mighty…

A scene from Hawthorne's "Grandfather's Chair." A young girl is on a large scale, being weighed for her portion in silver.

Grandfather's Chair

A scene from Hawthorne's "Grandfather's Chair." A young girl is on a large scale, being weighed for…