Cottage, Village, City and Town, assorted sites for old house and history fans

OLD PICTURES.....lots and lots of old photos of every description, 1850-1940.

BRITISH LIBRARY ONLINE GALLERY Discover thousands of historic images, chosen by their experts.

PRINTS WITH A PAST antique prints on assorted subjects from 1700's to early 1900's

PANORAMAS American panoramic photos, listed by state, from The Library of Congress.

STEREOPTIC VIEWS OF SMALL TOWN AMERICA 1850-1920, Library of Congress

PRINTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS READING ROOM. the Library of Congress

EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY, 1839-1860 from the Rijksmuseum and other Dutch collections

IMAGES OF ENGLAND, you can search for pictures of quaint villages or country houses, etc.


THE BOOK OF TRADES; or, Familiar descriptions of the most useful trades, manufactures, and arts practised in England : and the manner in which the workmen perform their various employments.
London: A. K. Newman,inscribed 1829
a booklet describing such trades as the bleacher, the button maker, the gold-beater and pin-maker, among others.



PANORAMIC MAPS, the interactive, panoramic map collection from the Library of Congress.These are bird's eye view maps drawn between 1847 and 1929. You might find a map of your town.

BUILT IN AMERICA From the Library of Congress, photgraphs, and sometimes plans and elevations of old American buildings.

A SHORT HISTORY OF GEORGIAN AND EARLY VICTORIAN LIGHTING

ART AND ARCHITECTURE, from the Courtauld Institute of art, this link will take you to the site's informational page. It's a large site, with many images and even they admit it's easy to get lost in there. It's worth wandering around, if you have the time, some nice cottage and manor house images, for instance.

THE EMERGENCE OF ADVERTISING IN AMERICA: 1850-1920, From the Library of Congress. You can learn a lot about a period from its ads.

FRANCIS FIRTH 120,000 old photos and maps of U.K.

AMERICAN MEMORY HOME PAGE from the Library of Congress. It's a very large site, and I've provided links to portions of it on this page, but here's where to access the rest of it.

SMITHSONIAN'S GALAXY OF IMAGES

20th CENTURY ADS all sorts of ads.

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS 

THE TUDOR KITCHENS at Hampton Court, 16th c.

St. FAGAN'S MUSEUM of Welsh Life

AN ELIZABETHAN MERCHANT'S HOUSE

LIFE IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND


THE HELEN ALLINGHAM SOCIETY
, H.Allingham was a noted Victorian watercolorist. She produced many beautiful cottage and garden paintings. A very enjoyable site.

THE WORK OF ARTIST WILLIAM ALBERT GREEN, a 20th c. artist who produced numerable pen and ink sketches of old English buildings.

JOHANNES VERMEER Site, here you can visit the Holland of Vermeer and the 1600’s. There are plans and elevations of houses , a great site to explore

THE VIRTUAL VILLAGE OF WICHAMSTOW, life in Britain during the Dark Ages. A part of the Regia Anglorum site, a historic reenactment group.

THE HOMES AND FURNISHINGS OF DARK AGE BRITAIN, another regia Anglorum site


PICTURES OF ENGLAND.

Old Scottish Scenes, part of “tour Scotland”. Click on the thumbnails and you’ll see an enlargement with a description.

THE FOOD TIMELINE, who ate what when, etc.

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY PICTURE COLLECTION. Browse or search old illustrations for pictures of animals, old New York, costumes, pioneer life, etc.

STONE ROOFING IN ENGLAND. This page will show pictures of stone roofs in Dorset and Somerset. Click on the “Regions” link on the left and you’ll see links to other pictures on the site.

THE GEORGE EASTMAN PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION, A large collection of photos. Many are from the 19th c.

THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY

AD ACCESS, images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955


DIGITAL LIBRARIAN
, a librarian's choice of the best of the web, lots to explore for just about any interests.

ADVERTISING IN AMERICA, 1850-1920, interesting

THE PAST WHISPERS. A collection of historic and not so historic information and pictures….assorted stuff., lots and lots of links, too.

YESTERDAY’S KITCHEN, one of the pages from The Past Whispers. I selected this one to list separately because I thought it would have special appeal to many of my readers.

DIGITAL HISTORY, an interesting history site

HISTORY MATTERS In particular, check the "many pasts" section.
There are some great accounts, for example, excerpts from a book by
Gottlieb Mittelberger, a German migrant who wrote about his
experiences in America in 1750. They've published a section about the
voyage to America and the sale of indentured servants in Philadelphia.

VIEWFINDER a searchable English historic image source,
hit picture gallery, then you can search by word or theme.

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