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1860s Collection

Journey back to the 1860s: A decade of historic events and remarkable individuals

Background image1860s Collection: Monkey Puzzle Tree, Araucaria Imbricata Pavon

Monkey Puzzle Tree, Araucaria Imbricata Pavon. 1868

Background image1860s Collection: George Morris, the celebrated bell ringer, on 8 bells, 1863

George Morris, the celebrated bell ringer, on 8 bells, 1863
George Morris, the celebrated bell ringer, playing on eight bells at once, in the steeple of St James Clerkenwell, London

Background image1860s Collection: Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
Portrait of President Abraham Lincoln. Digitally colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1860s Collection: General Lee and General Jackson before Chancellorsville, US Civil War

General Lee and General Jackson before Chancellorsville, US Civil War
Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson conferring before the battle of Chancellorsville, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1860s Collection: Oxford / Merton College

Oxford / Merton College
Oxford: Merton College

Background image1860s Collection: Map / Afghanistan C1860S

Map / Afghanistan C1860S
Map of Afghanistan and Beluchistan (note camel routes are measured in days, not miles)

Background image1860s Collection: PCWR3P-00006

PCWR3P-00006
Confederate General Robert E. Lee in 1862 or 1863. Photograph 19th century

Background image1860s Collection: Nathan Bedford Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest in the Civil War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century photograph

Background image1860s Collection: Manchester Warehousemen Orphan Schools, Cheadle Hulme

Manchester Warehousemen Orphan Schools, Cheadle Hulme
The Manchester Warehousemen Orphan Schools, on Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. The school was founded in 1855 by a group of Manchester businessmen to care for and educate orphans

Background image1860s Collection: Men playing bowls on a lawn

Men playing bowls on a lawn
A group of men playing bowls on a lawn

Background image1860s Collection: Maps / Australia 1860S

Maps / Australia 1860S
Map probably made soon after 1861

Background image1860s Collection: Swindon Mechanics Institute Pantomime poster, February 1860

Swindon Mechanics Institute Pantomime poster, February 1860
This pantomime poster is an early example of the type of performances that took place at the GWRs Mechanics Institute in Swindon

Background image1860s Collection: Abraham Lincoln, signed carte-de-visite, 1864 (vignette, mount, gold-ruled border, ink)

Abraham Lincoln, signed carte-de-visite, 1864 (vignette, mount, gold-ruled border, ink)
985820 Abraham Lincoln, signed carte-de-visite, 1864 (vignette, mount, gold-ruled border, ink) by Berger, Anthony (fl.1861-65); 10.1x6.1 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Abraham Lincoln)

Background image1860s Collection: Victorian church warden lighting fire on Christmas Eve

Victorian church warden lighting fire on Christmas Eve
Vintage engraving of from the childrens story of The Robins Christmas Eve, 19th Century

Background image1860s Collection: Rules to be Observed by a Victorian Family

Rules to be Observed by a Victorian Family -- a typical summary of Victorian values, with advice including: Waste Not, Want Not; Do everything at its proper time; Be punctual, be regular

Background image1860s Collection: Victoria Falls at Sunrise, by Thomas Baines

Victoria Falls at Sunrise, by Thomas Baines
Victoria Falls at Sunrise with The Smoke or Spraycloud, by Thomas Baines (1820-1875). Date: 1863

Background image1860s Collection: ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 1865. The Cheshire Cat. Illustration by John Tenniel from the first edition

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 1865. The Cheshire Cat. Illustration by John Tenniel from the first edition of Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland, 1865

Background image1860s Collection: Victorian gardener with watering can, Chelmsford

Victorian gardener with watering can, Chelmsford
Studio portrait of a Victorian gardener with watering can, Chelmsford. circa 1860s

Background image1860s Collection: EVCW2A-00019

EVCW2A-00019
General Robert E. Lee surrendering the Confederate army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in 1865

Background image1860s Collection: Battle of Bull Run, US Civil War

Battle of Bull Run, US Civil War
General Stonewall Jackson leading Confederates at the battle of Bull Run, 1861. Printed 19th-century color lithograph reproduction of an illustration

Background image1860s Collection: George A. Custer

George A. Custer
Major General George Armstrong Custer. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a Matthew Brady photograph

Background image1860s Collection: View of Swindon Works, c1860

View of Swindon Works, c1860
This early photograph of the Works was taken from St Marks Church and shows R Shop (Machine Shop). Hundreds of wheels can be seen stored outside ready to be fitted to vehicles

Background image1860s Collection: Railway station at Malvern, Worcestershire

Railway station at Malvern, Worcestershire (on the Worcester and Hereford Railway route). Now known as Great Malvern railway station, it opened in 1860. Date: circa 1860s

Background image1860s Collection: Kensington Underground Station, West London

Kensington Underground Station, West London
View inside Kensington (now High Street Kensington) Station on the London Underground. Date: 1868

Background image1860s Collection: Mola mola, or Sunfish

Mola mola, or Sunfish. Date: 1865

Background image1860s Collection: Trades union membership certificate

Trades union membership certificate
A trades union membership certificate for the United Operative Plumbers Association of Great Britain and Ireland, with Defence and Defiance as their motto

Background image1860s Collection: Liszt conducting in Budapest

Liszt conducting in Budapest
Franzi Liszt conducting his new Oratorio at Budapest, Hungary, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1860s Collection: General Meades council of war at Gettysburg

General Meades council of war at Gettysburg
Union generals discuss strategy before the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1863. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1860s Collection: Battle of Chancellorsville, 1863

Battle of Chancellorsville, 1863
General Stonewall Jackson leading the Confederates at Chancellorsville, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1860s Collection: Medical kit in the Civil War, 1860s

Medical kit in the Civil War, 1860s
Civil War medical kit used in field situations, Shiloh Battlefield. Photograph

Background image1860s Collection: EVCW2A-00080

EVCW2A-00080
Confederate charge up Little Round Top, held by the 20th Maine Regiment, Battle of Gettysburg, 1863. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th century illustration

Background image1860s Collection: Battle of Munfordville, Kentucky, Civil War

Battle of Munfordville, Kentucky, Civil War
Confederates charging Union fortifications at Munfordville, Kentucky, 1862. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1860s Collection: Battle of the Wilderness, Civil War, 1864

Battle of the Wilderness, Civil War, 1864
Confederates capturing Union breastworks during the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia, 1864. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1860s Collection: Plundering a plantation during Shermans March to the Sea

Plundering a plantation during Shermans March to the Sea
Shermans troops foraging on a Georgia plantation, 1864. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1860s Collection: Irish Brigade memorial on Little Round Top, Gettysburg battlefield

Irish Brigade memorial on Little Round Top, Gettysburg battlefield
Irish wolfhound on the monument to NYs Irish Brigade, Little Round Top, Gettysburg Battlefield. Photograph

Background image1860s Collection: Houseless and Hungry by Luke Fildes

Houseless and Hungry by Luke Fildes
A study entitled Houseless and Hungry by Luke Fildes depicting homeless paupers queuing outside the casual ward of a London workhouse. A policeman stands at the left of the scene

Background image1860s Collection: Walton Hospital, Liverpool

Walton Hospital, Liverpool
Walton Hospital, Rice Lane, Walton on the Hill, Liverpool. The central clock tower concealed a large water storage tank. The building was designed by William Culshaw

Background image1860s Collection: Princess Louise

Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) shown in the late 1860s with a pet dog. Louise was the fourth daughter and sixth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Background image1860s Collection: Broad Gauge Locomotive Aries seen outside Faringdon Engine Shed, c. 1865

Broad Gauge Locomotive Aries seen outside Faringdon Engine Shed, c. 1865
A view of the 2-4-0 broad gauge Leo Class locomotive Aries (built in 1841) outside the engine shed at Faringdon station in Oxfordshire, c.1865

Background image1860s Collection: CHINA: WOMAN, 1860s. Woman of the Working Class, Canton, China: photographed by John Thomson

CHINA: WOMAN, 1860s. Woman of the Working Class, Canton, China: photographed by John Thomson, 1868-72

Background image1860s Collection: SHIPS: HMS VICTORIA. HMS Victoria, launched in 1859, the last British wooden

SHIPS: HMS VICTORIA. HMS Victoria, launched in 1859, the last British wooden three-decker 1st rate ship-of-the-line, and flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet from 1864-67

Background image1860s Collection: PPRE2A-00072

PPRE2A-00072
President Lincoln reading to his son, Tad. Hand-colored woodcut of a photograph by Matthew Brady

Background image1860s Collection: PPRE2A-00097

PPRE2A-00097
President Abraham Lincoln. Hand-colored 19th-century engraving of a portrait

Background image1860s Collection: Civil War musician playing a banjo

Civil War musician playing a banjo
Confederate soldier reenactor playing a banjo in camp, Shiloh National Military Park, Tennessee. Digital photograph

Background image1860s Collection: Washington DC during the Civil War

Washington DC during the Civil War
Map of the Washington DC vicinity at the outset of the Civil War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century-illustration

Background image1860s Collection: EVCW2A-00109

EVCW2A-00109
Admiral David G. Farragut in the rigging during the Battle of Mobile Bay, 1864, American Civil War. Hand-colored photogravure of a W.H. Overend painting

Background image1860s Collection: EVCW2A-00100

EVCW2A-00100
US map showing seceding states by date, American Civil War, 1860 and 1861. Printed color lithograph 19th century

Background image1860s Collection: United States during the Civil War

United States during the Civil War
Map of the United States 1861 to 1865. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration



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Journey back to the 1860s: A decade of historic events and remarkable individuals. Witness General Lee and General Jackson strategizing before the fateful battle of Chancellorsville, a pivotal moment in the US Civil War. Explore the hallowed halls of Oxford's Merton College, where knowledge blossomed amidst turbulent times. Discover maps from Australia in the 1860s, unveiling a land full of untamed beauty and exploration opportunities. Meet Abraham Lincoln, an iconic figure who led America through one of its darkest periods with unwavering resolve. Encounter Nathan Bedford Forrest, a controversial Confederate general whose tactics left an indelible mark on history. Delve into EVCW2A-00019, a coded message that holds secrets from another era waiting to be deciphered. Follow George A. Custer as he embarks on daring adventures across uncharted territories during this time period. Uncover a map depicting Afghanistan in the 1860s – witness how borders shifted and empires clashed against breathtaking landscapes. Reflect upon PCWR3P-00006, capturing poignant moments at Manchester Warehousemen Orphan Schools in Cheadle Hulme – showcasing resilience amid adversity. Observe men playing bowls on a serene lawn – leisurely pursuits offering solace amidst chaos. Marvel at Victorian gardeners tending to nature's wonders with their trusty watering cans in hand; their dedication shaping landscapes for generations to come. They were an era defined by turmoil and triumph alike – join us as we unravel its mysteries and celebrate its enduring legacy.