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North Wind Picture Archives

North Wind Picture Archives brings history to life with stock images and hand-colored illustrations

Historical pictures tell a story. Like us, people in the past have responded to events with inventiveness, courage, devotion, prejudice, violence, and the whole range of action and emotion we see in our own lives and times. We offer historical prints for your wall or as unique gifts.

Families facing the isolation of a new land, angry colonists in desperate rebellion, the determination of escaping slaves. Our stock photography brings you to historical places. Animation and stock video footage bring you these experiences in motion.

Above all, we present the dignity of all humans, no matter what their social position or geographical location. Welcome to the past. We think you'll feel at home

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: Featured Collection
: Sports:recreation
: World places:historical views
: Trains & automobiles
: US places:historical views
: Ships:sea history
: Royals:rulers
: Science:invention
: Presidents:First Ladies
: Religion
: New York City
: Occupations
: Pioneers
: Native Americans
: Myth:legend
: Music & art
: Miscellaneous
: Government:politics
: Military history
: Mideast history
: Holidays:celebrations
: Maps
: Literature & theater
: Home life
: Landscapes:wilderness
: Latin America:Caribbean
: India & Asia
: Fashion
: Farming:agriculture
: French history
: Food:drink
: Exploration
: European history
: Civil War (US)
: Canadian history
: Business:commerce
: British history
: Black history
: Animals:wildlife
: Ancient history
: American history
: American West
: American Revolution
: Africa history
: Images Dated

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