1850s

View of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville & Monticello, taken from Lewis Mountain

University of Virginia in 1856

This great old print shows the University of Virginia in Charlottesville back in 1856, as seen from Lewis Mountain. Click on it for some amazing details. Source: Library of Congress

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This Was Boston in the 1850s and 1860s

Check out this great series of photos showing Boston in the late 1850s and early 1860s. Click on them to see greater details. They’re pretty amazing. View from grounds of the State House on Beacon Hil. Ticknor House on left,...

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Beautiful Paris in 1851

Check out this incredible photo from over 160 years ago. Click on it for a larger version of Paris. Panoramic view of Paris, looking toward Ile de la Cité from the Louvre. Source: Library of Congress

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What Did Melbourne’s Swanston Street Look Like in 1858?

Take a look for yourself. Below is an amazing old photo of Swanston Street in Melbourne, Australia in 1858. That’s right, this photo is nearly 160 years old! Elevated view looking down street with buildings on either side, and with...

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Political Map of 1856 U.S. Presidential Election

This is a fascinating political map of the United States for the 1856 presidential election. Campaign obsessed folks in D.C. are probably going to love this, especially as we ramp up toward the 2016 election, a full 160 years after...

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What Did New Orleans Look Like in 1852?

Take a look below. This lithograph was done in 1852, showing New Orleans as seen from St. Patrick’s Church. New Orleans from St. Patrick’s Church 1852 / J.W. Hill & Smith, del. ; lith. par B.F. Smith, Jr. Source: Library...