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An American Gatling gun and crew defending the British Consulate

An American Gatling gun and crew defending the British Consulate. Samoa. 1899.

Kissing the Blarney Stone and (hopefully) gaining the 'Gift of the Gab' in 1897

Kissing the Blarney Stone and (hopefully) gaining the ‘Gift of the Gab’ in 1897.

Men work to feed the USS Massachusetts, coal fired boilers. 1897

 Men work to feed the USS Massachusetts, coal fired boilers. 1897

Salomon August Andrée's polar station at Danskøya

 Salomon August Andrée’s polar station at Danskøya, Svalbard, Norway before the ill-fated Arctic balloon expedition of 1897.

Spartan soldiers guarding a mountain pass on the Grecian

 Spartan soldiers guarding a mountain pass on the Grecian border during the Greco-Turkish War, 1897.

Survivors of the siege of Canudos, Brasil, 1897

 Survivors of the siege of Canudos, Brasil, 1897

The Masonic Grand Lodge of Arizona meeting in the cave in the mine of the Copper

 The Masonic Grand Lodge of Arizona meeting in the cave in the mine of the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Co. at Bisbee, Arizona, Nov. 12th 1897.

Turbinia, the first steam-turbine ship, runs at speed. 1897

 Turbinia, the first steam-turbine ship, runs at speed. 1897

Venetian Canal by Alfred Stieglitz 1897

Venetian Canal by Alfred Stieglitz 1897.

A collection of ancient Native American artifacts and human remains found

 A collection of ancient Native American artifacts and human remains found among cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde, Colorado, 1898.

A man being strapped into the electric chair at Sing Sing prison, 1898.

 A man being strapped into the electric chair at Sing Sing prison, 1898.

Drying of salt cod in Kirkjusandur, Iceland before 1898.

 Drying of salt cod in Kirkjusandur, Iceland before 1898.

Funeral of Wilford Woodruff, the fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day

Funeral of Wilford Woodruff, the fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints LDS Church held in the Salt Lake Tabernacle by Charles Roscoe Savage 1898.

German Infantry in Tsingtao, China, 1898.

German Infantry in Tsingtao, China, 1898.

Goldie Williams, Historic Nebraska Mug Shot. Omaha, Nebraska, 1898.

Goldie Williams, Historic Nebraska Mug Shot. Omaha, Nebraska, 1898.

HUGE mound of commissary supplies 1898 Philippines Spanish American War.

HUGE mound of commissary supplies 1898 Philippines Spanish American War.

Interior of a London Pub, 1898

 Interior of a London Pub, 1898.

1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment landing near Durban during Second Boer War

1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment landing near Durban during Second Boer War 5th October 1899.

Medicine Man from Ghana, Africa

 Medicine Man from Ghana, Africa.

Men at work on the Central Line of the London Underground, 1898 .

 Men at work on the Central Line of the London Underground, 1898 .

Oklahoma City Tornado, 1898.

 Oklahoma City Tornado, 1898.

Russian pilgrims on the way to Jericho Palestine by Benjamin West Kilburn 1898.

 Russian pilgrims on the way to Jericho Palestine by Benjamin West Kilburn 1898.

The defeated leader of the Sudanese (Dervish) forces at the Battle of Atbara

The defeated leader of the Sudanese (Dervish) forces at the Battle of Atbara, Emir Mahmoud, is interrogated by Director of Military Intelligence, Colonel Sir Francis Wingate 1898.

The mummy of Queen Tyie , King Akhenaten's mother

The mummy of Queen Tyie , King Akhenaten’s mother,Tomb KV35 Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, 1898.

This is possibly the first ever photograph of a ‘recording studio

 This is possibly the first ever photograph of a ‘recording studio’. It was taken some time in 1898 at 31, Maiden Lane, London, where the Gramophone Co set up their first permanent recording room.

A crowd watching the temporary Texas state capitol building

A crowd watching the temporary Texas state capitol building burning down, Austin, 1899.

View of Edwin Blashfield painting the dome of the Great Reading Room of the Library of Congress

View of Edwin Blashfield painting the dome of the Great Reading Room of the Library of Congress in 1898, Washington D.C.

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