Dating 20th century photos
We can observe an unemployed man standing in line at a soup kitchen during the Great Depression or witness a pile of dead bodies in the aftermath of the Holocaust.
Family historians often wonder whether their poorer forebears would have been able to dress very fashionably.Dumont d'Urville visits New Zealand for the third and last time and charts additional large sections of the coastline, previously uncharted, in detail.The Treaty of Waitangi is signed at the Bay of Islands, on 6th February.Fashion in photographs It was understood that clients visiting the photographer's studio (or, less commonly, those inviting a photographer to their home) would be dressed in their best quality, most fashionable clothing.Wealthy subjects had many fashionable ensembles to choose from, whereas ordinary working-class ancestors usually donned their best outfit, kept for church on Sundays and special occasions.Colonel William Wakefield arrives on board the "Tory" with instructions from his brother Edward to buy as much land as possible for future colonists.
The first New Zealand Company settlers arrive at Port Nicholson.
By looking at pictures, we can be in the room with Franklin D.
Roosevelt or on the battlefield with a soldier during the Vietnam War.
In 1870, with the conquest of Rome and the end of Stato Pontificio (Papal State), Italy attained its unity and a unique system of hallmarking was introduced in the Regno d'Italia (Kingdom of Italy).
The law deregulated silver production and introduced only a not compulsory inspection of silver artifacts.
Browse through these collections of pictures to better understand the history of the 20th century.