1896. Photograph by Alice Austen. “Messenger boy.”

Photograph shows a teenager posing next to his bike on New York City. A banner in the middle of the bike reads “American Messengers Western Union TEL CO.”




1896. Print by Alphonse Mucha. “La dame aux camelias–Sarah Bernhardt Theatre de la Renaissance. Poster showing Sarah Bernhardt as Camille, full-length, against a background of silver stars, with a hand at lower left holding a branch of camellia blossoms.”

From the Library of Congress.