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WWII: ALASKA, 1942.
Private M. Swain wearing a mosquito net during the construction of the Alaska Highway. Photograph, 1942.
A group of boys clean the snow off of the ice in order to skate in Washington, D.C. Photograph, c1915.
(1874-1965). Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. English statesman and writer. Photographed with Sir Herbert Samuel at a tree planting ceremony at the Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem.
CHRISTMAS TREE, c1870.
'So the little fir-tree went off in its wheelbarrow, and tried to sit in it with a jaunty air, as if it was only being taken for a pleasant airing.' Wood engraving, c1870.
GERMANY: WINTER, 2010.
Man shoveling snow from a roof in Brandenburg, Germany. Photograph by Iiona Studre, 29 December 2010. Full Credit: ullstein bild - Ilona Studre / Granger, NYC. All Rights Reserved.
USSR SUBBOTNIK, 1950s.
Young women on a subbotnik, volunteer work for building the Moscow University, beginning in the 1950s. Photograph by Emmanuil Yevserchin. Full credit: ullstein - rps / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
PHILADELPHIA: WINTER, 1873.
'Old Swedish Church in Philadelphia.' Wood engraving, American, 1873.
'The Recent Deep Snow in Massachusetts: Street Scene in New Bedford.' Wood engraving, American, 1857.
JAMESTOWN: MASSACRE, 1622.
The massacre at Jamestown, Virginia, 1622. Wood engraving, c1875.
COLORADO: MINING, 1877.
Hydraulic placer mining in Russell Gulch, Colorado. Photograph, 1877.
HITLER AND WORKERS, 1936.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler visiting with members of a freeway construction crew, 1936.
LUSITANIA VICTIMS, 1915.
Funeral for the victims of the shipwrecked Cunard steamship 'Lusitania,' which was sunk by German torpedos near the Irish coast, 7 May 1915.
NEW YORK: LITTLE ITALY.
Mulberry Street in Little Italy on a winter evening. Engraving after a drawing by W.A. Rogers, 1890.
GRAVESTONE: 18th CENTURY.
Rubbing from an 18th century New England gravestone.
GOLD RUSH CARTOON, c1850.
'The Indepenent Gold Hunter on His Way to California.' American lithograph, c1850.
TIMON OF ATHENS.
Act IV, Scene III of 'Timon of Athens' by William Shakespeare. Wood engraving, American, 19th century.
POOR NEW YORK, 1865.
'The Poor of New York-How They Stay.' Wood engravings from an American newspaper of 1865.
Equipment for pruning and other gardening tasks. Copper engraving, French, 18th century.
TRAIN IN SNOWSTORM, 1866.
Clearing the snow for a Highland Railway train in Scotland. Wood engraving, English, 1866.
Five African American convicts breaking up rocks for road construction at a prison camp in rural America. Photograph, c1934-1950.
(1755-1804). American lawyer and statesman. Hamilton at Yorktown in 1781. Steel engraving, 1858, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel.
'End of the Prospector's Rainbow Trail.' Drawing by Charles M. Russell (1864-1926).
FRANK G. CARPENTER
(1855-1924). American author and photographer. Panning for gold with J. Lindeberg at the Pioneer Mine in Nome, Alaska. Photograph, c1910.
FERDINAND de LESSEPS
(1805-1894). Vicomte Ferdinand Marie de Lesseps. French diplomat and promoter of the Suez and Panama Canals. 'Is M. de Lesseps a Canal Digger or a Grave Digger?' Cartoon comment by Thomas Nast, 1881, on the high rate of mortality and illness among workers on the Panama Canal project.
Ditch digger, 1883, by Francesco Gioli (1846-1922), oil on panel, 39x22 cm. Full Credit: DEA PICTURE LIBRARY / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
The ancestors of Teha 'Amana (Merahi Metua No Teha' Amana), by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903). Full Credit: DEA PICTURE LIBRARY / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
CALIFORNIA: GOLD MINERS.
'Gold-washing in California.' Miners panning and sluicing for gold in a stream in California. Wood engraving, late 19th century.
PEACE CORPS: SIERRA LEONE.
Peace Corps volunteer Jack Chapman of San Jose, California (second from left), working with a road-building crew near Bo, Sierra Leone. Photographed by Paul Conklin, c1965.
CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH, 1852.
A California Forty-niner. Wood engraving, American, 1852.
A Netselingmeut woman holding a snow shovel with a child on her back on the Boothia Peninsula, Nunavut, Canada. Photograph, early 20th century.
OXFORD, MARYLAND, USA.
A man steams crabs at a canning factory. Willard Culver.
PARIS, ILE-DE-FRANCE, FRANCE.
Carts piled with rubble and person lying down on the ground. Gervais Courtellemont.
CHINA: FAMINE, 1946.
A man with a shovel burying a child in a shallow grave in a rural area in the Kiangsu Province, China. Photograph by Arthur Rothstein, 1946.
CIVIL WAR: SLAVE LABOR.
Plantation slaves working on the fortifications of Savannah, Georgia during the American Civil War. Wood engraving, English, 1863.
GHOST AND GRAVE ROBBER.
An enraged ghost, rising from the earth, with a thighbone in each hand, wards off a grave robber. Engraving by George Cruikshank, c1830.
ALASKA: MINING, c1915.
Miners taking gold out of a sluice box in Chatanika, Alaska. Photograph, c1915.
SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION, 1937.
Subway construction at 6th Avenue and 42nd Street, New York City. Photograph, 1937.
FULTON FISH MARKET, 1938.
Unloading mussels at the Fulton Fish Market, New York City. Photograph, 1938.
GOLD RUSH CARTOON, 1849.
'The Way They Go To California.' Lithograph, 1859, by Nathaniel Currier.
BURIAL OF MOSES.
The burial of Moses in a valley in the land of Moab (Deuteronomy 35: 5-6). Woodcut from the Cologne Bible, 1478-80.
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