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The Americana collection of Marian Sadtler Carson (1905-2004)Created by: PICRYLDated: 1820
Sellers & Pennock 231 High Street Philadelphia
The Americana collection of Marian Sadtler Carson (1905-2004) spans the years 1656-1995 with the bulk of the material dating from 1700 to 1876. The collection includes more than 10,000 historical letters and manuscripts, broadsides, photographs, prints and drawings, books and pamphlets, maps, and printed ephemera from the colonial era through the 1876 centennial of the United States.

It is believed to be the most extensive existing private collection of early Americana. The collection includes such important and diverse historical treasures as unpublished papers of Revolutionary War figures and the Continental Congress; letters of several American presidents, including Thomas Jefferson; a manuscript account of the departure of the first Pony Express rider from St. Joseph, Mo.; and what may be the earliest photograph of a human face.

Many of the rare books and pamphlets in the collection pertain to the early Congresses of the United States, augmenting the Library's unparalleled collection of political pamphlets and imprints. The Carson Collection adds to the Library's holdings the first presidential campaign biography, John Beckley's Address to the people of the United States with an Epitome and vindication of the Public Life and Character of Thomas Jefferson, published in Philadelphia in 1800. The book was written to counter numerous attacks against Jefferson's character, which appeared in newspapers and pamphlets during the bitter election campaign.
The Rare Book and Special Collections Division shares custodial responsibility for the collection with the Library's Geography and Map Division, Music Division, Prints and Photographs Division, and the Manuscript Division.
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Crucifixion of Jesus Ange or Auge Palus? fecit

Crucifixion of Jesus Ange or Auge Palus? fecit

Drawing shows the crucifixion of Jesus Christ; two angels, representing Fame, appear at the top corners, one holds a banner labeled "Engel Palus"[?]; two horsemen with swords enter from the sides at the base; t... more

Vue de la prise des forts et ville de Havane par les Anglois en 1762

Vue de la prise des forts et ville de Havane par les Anglois en 1762

Print shows a perspective rendering of the bombardment of Havana by British ships and the landing of English troops where the fortress wall has been breeched to capture the city. Title from item. Caption contin... more

The fire engine, common pump, &c

The fire engine, common pump, &c

Print shows three figures illustrating water pumps; figure 3 shows a water tank with two men operating a pump and a fireman holding a hose. Title from item. Inscribed in pencil on upper left corner: 1765. (DLC/... more

Myra Newell

Myra Newell

Bust portrait silhouette of a young girl identified as "Myra Newell", facing right. Title from item. Inscribed in ink at top center: 7. Inscribed in ink at botom left: Myra Newell. (DLC/PP-1998:151.27, .28, .29... more

Robt. [Robert] Newell

Robt. [Robert] Newell

Bust portrait silhouette of a young boy identified as "Robt. Newell", facing right. Title from item. Inscribed in ink at top center: 5 Robt. Newell. Inscribed in ink at botom left: Rob' N. (DLC/PP-1998:151.27, ... more

Mrs. Newell

Mrs. Newell

Bust portrait silhouette of woman identified as "Mrs. Newell", facing left. She wears a bonnet with ribbon at top and fastened beneath the chin. Title from item. Inscribed in ink at top center: Mrs. Newell. (DL... more

Capt. Gg. [George?] Newell

Capt. Gg. [George?] Newell

Bust portrait silhouette of an elderly man identified as "Capt. G. Newell", facing left. He wears his hair in a short pony-tail tied with a ribbon and he wears a high collar with cravat tied in a bow. Title fro... more

Sœur de la bonne femme de Normandie d'apres le desein de son fils Pierre Alexandre Wille ; gravé par I.G. Wille Graveur du Roi et de L.M. Imp. et Roi

Sœur de la bonne femme de Normandie d'apres le desein de son fils Pier...

Print shows Print shows an elderly woman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, holding a tulip in her right hand at her left shoulder, wearing a bonnet and scarf. Title from item. Caption continue... more

The siege of Rhode Island, taken from Mr. Brindley's house on the 25th of August, 1778

The siege of Rhode Island, taken from Mr. Brindley's house on the 25th...

Print shows General John Sullivan's troops advancing on the British at Newport, Rhode Island; includes identifying letters that may correspond to a key or legend possibly published along with the print in The G... more

Offrandes faites au capitaine Cook, aux isles Sandwich Benard direxit

Offrandes faites au capitaine Cook, aux isles Sandwich Benard direxit

Print shows a Native priest offering a roast pig to Captain James Cook at a dinner with other priests and a few members of Cook's staff, in front of a tall wooden idol and the temple of the God of Agriculture. ... more

Shaker's worshiping, (exercise) Gilbert

Shaker's worshiping, (exercise) Gilbert

Print shows several rows of Shakers, separated by gender, performing a step dance in the meeting hall at New Lebanon, New York; a woman spectator is seated in left foreground and a top hat rests on a bench on t... more

Baptism of Edward I / M. Brown Jr.

Baptism of Edward I / M. Brown Jr.

Drawing of an infant, perhaps an angel on the recto. Sketch of an elderly man with cane on verso. Title from item. (DLC/PP-1997:105) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress.

Bombardment of Algiers / Sergent, delint. ; Barlow, sculpt.

Bombardment of Algiers / Sergent, delint. ; Barlow, sculpt.

Print shows fighting in the streets during the bombardment of Algiers, with women fighting, armed with knives, to protect their children against men armed with swords, while buildings are burning in the backgro... more

The showman

The showman

Print shows a man standing next to his peepshow box, with hand extended to accept a coin from a young boy who is standing in front of the box with a young girl behind him; the children's mother or nanny stands ... more

Punishment for spitting on the deck - carrying a spittoon for the crew

Punishment for spitting on the deck - carrying a spittoon for the crew

Drawing shows a sailor carrying container into which another sailor spits. Title from item. Removed from mat with notation: SE 3300.5 Cat 168. (DLC/PP-1997:105) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the... more

Tomb of Abelard and Heloise W.D. Fellowes delt. ; J. Hill sc

Tomb of Abelard and Heloise W.D. Fellowes delt. ; J. Hill sc

Print shows a view of the tomb of Abelard and Héloïse in a fairly wooded section of the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, France, with two pilgrims in prayer. Title from item. (DLC/PP-1998:151) Forms part of: Ma... more

[Cut-paper silhouette of John I. Hawkins, left profile, possibly by himself using his physiognotrace device]

[Cut-paper silhouette of John I. Hawkins, left profile, possibly by hi...

Title devised by Library staff. Inscribed in ink on lower left corner: Mr. Hawkins. (DLC/PP-1998:151.28) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress.

Twenty five dollars

Twenty five dollars

Print shows a bank note for $25 with a bust portrait of George Washington, right profile, in a medallion surrounded by text which states: "The President, Directois and Company of Washington Bank in Westerly [Rh... more

Napoleonic era battle scene showing soldiers fighting at close-quarters, using rifles as clubs and with fixed bayonets; two men at center struggle over military standard

Napoleonic era battle scene showing soldiers fighting at close-quarter...

Title devised by Library staff. Inscribed in pencil on verso: Found in Hopkinson silhouette book. (DLC/PP-2000:095) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Document... more

Insurance against fire only. Capital 500,000 dolls engraved by W. Kneass

Insurance against fire only. Capital 500,000 dolls engraved by W. Knea...

Print shows fire fighters manning firehoses and pump wagons at a fire in a commercial building or warehouse, as other men attempt to salvage property from the burning building. At right center is a statue of a ... more

Portly man, full-length, left profile, holding a rifle, standing at attention; on verso, full-length portrait of a soldier, wearing uniform, standing, facing left, and two study sketches of rifles

Portly man, full-length, left profile, holding a rifle, standing at at...

Title devised by Library staff. Paper is blind stamped on lower left corner. Paper is lined on verso. (DLC/PP-2000:095) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Docu... more

Flower with stem and blossoms

Flower with stem and blossoms

Title devised by Library staff. Printed within border at top right: 19. Watermark on right side showing the top or bottom portion of letters. (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the ... more

William Thornton after St. Memin / St.M [monogram]

William Thornton after St. Memin / St.M [monogram]

Print shows William Thornton, bust portrait, left profile, in oval. Title from item. (DLC/PP-1998:151) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress.

The bloody massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 1770 by a party of the 29th Regt. / engrav'd, printed & sold by Paul Revere, Boston.

The bloody massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 177...

Print shows British troops firing on a group of citizens on a street in Boston, Massachusetts, with the Royal Custom House known as "Butcher's Hall" on the right, the First Church and Town House in the backgrou... more

Bucked and gaged - triced up DS monogram

Bucked and gaged - triced up DS monogram

Drawing shows two sailors being punished, the first is seated with a rod beneath his knees and over his elbows, his hands tied together just below his knees, a small rod is placed in his mouth with a cord tied ... more

Unidentified woman, bust portrait, facing left, wearing a bonnet

Unidentified woman, bust portrait, facing left, wearing a bonnet

Title devised by Library staff. (DLC/PP-2001:029). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Documentary drawing filing series (Library of Congress).

Married to the gunner's daughter DS monogram

Married to the gunner's daughter DS monogram

Drawing shows a sailor being punished by having him lie on a cannon barrel with his hands tied at one end and his feet at the other, he is then flogged. Title from item. Signed with monogram on lower right: DS.... more

Single renuclus i.e., ranunculus

Single renuclus i.e., ranunculus

Print shows a ranunculus with blossoms and leaves. Title from item. Printed outside border at top right: 4. Watermark on right side showing a portion of letters. (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Marian S. Carso... more

Single annemones i.e., anemones

Single annemones i.e., anemones

Print shows an anemone with blossoms and leaves. Title from item. Printed outside border at top right: 2. Watermark on right side showing the top or bottom portion of a crown. (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: M... more

Theory of navigable canals J. Pass sculpt

Theory of navigable canals J. Pass sculpt

Print shows several figures illustrating the mechanical devices that operate the hydraulic and dragging mechanisms, and other features of canal operations, also shows a canal boat loaded with freight. Title fro... more

Henry Clay's bulbous panteloons sic or where the coffee went to

Henry Clay's bulbous panteloons sic or where the coffee went to

Drawing shows an Anglo-African (or African American) cabin boy named "Henry Clay" on board a ship; he has been caught by another sailor with a stash of stolen coffee that he has hidden in pantaloons. Title from... more

Bust portrait of unidentified woman, facing right

Bust portrait of unidentified woman, facing right

Title devised by Library staff. Irregular edges on two sides as print was torn from a sheet. (DLC/PP-1997:105) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Popular graph... more

Thomas Moor [i.e., Moore], July 1804

Thomas Moor [i.e., Moore], July 1804

Bust portrait silhouette of Thomas Moore, facing right. Title from item. Embossed blind stamp at the base of the cutout: Peale. Inscribed in pencil at bottom left: 14. Inscribed in pencil on verso: Thomas Moor,... more

Tom Moor [i.e., Moore], 1804

Tom Moor [i.e., Moore], 1804

Bust portrait silhouette of Thomas Moore, facing right. Title from item. Inscribed in pencil on verso: #10. Inscribed in pencil on verso: Tom Moor 1804. See LOT 14101, no. 69 for the hollow-cut silhouette of th... more

Falls of Niagara. View of the great pitch taken from below, see Foresters, a poem

Falls of Niagara. View of the great pitch taken from below, see Forest...

Drawing shows great volumes of water cascading over a cliff as seen from below at Niagara Falls. Title from item. See: "The Foresters : A poem descriptive of a pedestrian journey to the falls of Niagara, in the... more

Gilbert Stuart 1805

Gilbert Stuart 1805

Print shows a silhouette bust portrait of a man, facing left, by "Gilbert Stuart 1805" above text with signature of Gilbert Stuart, with text that follows "... I have been an author myself. Yours, &c. Wm. Cobbe... more

Pennsylvania Academy of fine arts. Founded 1805 J.J. Barralet del. ; B. Tanner sc

Pennsylvania Academy of fine arts. Founded 1805 J.J. Barralet del. ; B...

Print shows an exterior view of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts building printed at the top of certificate "No. 1002", which states that W.P. Cresson a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine A... more

Schuylkill Bridge High Street Philadelphia / [drawn by W. Birch ; engraved by S. Seymour].

Schuylkill Bridge High Street Philadelphia / [drawn by W. Birch ; engr...

Print shows a view of the Schuylkill Bridge at High Street, Philadelphia, with exposed frame structure prior to being enclosed; insert at bottom center shows a view of the bridge as covered. On the left, a man ... more

The little man in black

The little man in black

Print shows a caricature of Aaron Burr, full-length portrait, right profile, carrying a book titled "Linkum Fidelius"; originally published in "Salmagundi" by Washington Irving. Title from item. (DLC/PP-1998:15... more

In crowds the ladies ran, all wish'd to see and touch the tawny man Tisdale pinxt. ; Leney sculpt

In crowds the ladies ran, all wish'd to see and touch the tawny man Ti...

Print shows a tall Native, missing one eye, standing with five women and two men on a street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, also a cluster of women and a few men at the entrance to a building behind them. In th... more

Allegorical scene showing prosperity J.J. Barralet 1807

Allegorical scene showing prosperity J.J. Barralet 1807

Drawing shows an allegorical scene with an eagle spilling the contents of a cornucopia into the lap of a woman, possibly the goddess Euthenia, seated, holding up her apron to catch them, she is handing some to ... more

[Family group - Smith, his wife and six children pointing at examples of their work]

[Family group - Smith, his wife and six children pointing at examples ...

(DLC/PP-1995:140.27) Philadelphia Print Shop inventory no. 27. Title from Philadelphia Print Shop inventory. Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress).

[Home of Lord Timothy Dexter, Newburyport, Massachusetts with wooden statues on pillars and passersby enjoying the view]

[Home of Lord Timothy Dexter, Newburyport, Massachusetts with wooden s...

(DLC/PP-1996:023.96) Philadelphia Print Shop inventory no. 682. Erroneously inscribed below image: "John Rubens Smith, pinxt" before leaving England some time before 1807.... See also: PGA - Bufford View of ...... more

[Scene with windmill on right, Brooklyn Navy Yard to left]

[Scene with windmill on right, Brooklyn Navy Yard to left]

(DLC/PP-1995:140.256) Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory no. 256. Title from item. Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection (Library of Congress).

[Mr. Graupner - seated and holding music]

[Mr. Graupner - seated and holding music]

Drawing shows a portrait of Gottlieb Graupner, a music publisher in Boston, facing front while holding a sheet of music. (DLC/PP-1995:140.28) Philadelphia Print Shop inventory no. 28. Title from Philadelphia Pr... more

Scene on the Susquehannah [sic.] See the Foresters a poem

Scene on the Susquehannah [sic.] See the Foresters a poem

Print shows Alexander Wilson and two companions walking along a trail in a heavily wooded area near the Susquehanna River where they encounter a large rattlesnake blocking their way, one man raises a rifle to s... more

View of the great pitch taken from below Barralet delt. from a sketch by A. Wilson ; engraved by George Cooke

View of the great pitch taken from below Barralet delt. from a sketch ...

Print shows great volumes of water cascading over a cliff as seen from below, at Niagara Falls. Title from item. Illus from: The Port Folio / Oliver Oldschool, Esq. Philadelphia, Pa. : The Editor and Asbury Dic... more

Woman archer

Woman archer

Print shows a well-dressed woman about to shoot an arrow, possibly at a tournament, with male and female archers observing, also shows a bell-shaped tent in the background. Title devised by Library staff. (DLC/... more

Mechanics. Coal measuring Kneass sc

Mechanics. Coal measuring Kneass sc

Print shows a mechanical device for measuring coal. Each component is lettered, but lacks the identifying key. Title from item. Printed at top right: "Plate." (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson c... more

View on the Delaware / by Rubens Peale.

View on the Delaware / by Rubens Peale.

Print shows a view of the Delaware River from an elevated vantage point with pine trees in the foreground, the Delaware River, and in the distance, pasture land and farm buildings. Title from item. Inscribed in... more

United States & Macedonian

United States & Macedonian

Preliminary drawing for an oil painting showing the sea battle between the USS United States, under the command of Stephen Decatur, and HMS Macedonian off the coast of Maderia on October 25, 1812. Title from it... more

Sweet pea, hyacinth, sun flower Thackara sc

Sweet pea, hyacinth, sun flower Thackara sc

Print shows a bouquet of sweet pea blossoms, hyacinths, and a sunflower tied with a ribbon, and with a butterfly or moth perched on the sunflower. Title from item. (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Popular graph... more

New York from Fort Wood

New York from Fort Wood

Drawing shows a panoramic view of New York from Bedloe's Island. A group of people in a boat row away from the island into the harbor. (DLC/PP-1995:140.269) Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory no. 269. Title fro... more

Aricula sic, apple blossom, great daffodil Thackara sc

Aricula sic, apple blossom, great daffodil Thackara sc

Print shows a bouquet of spring blossoms and flowers tied with a ribbon; shown are a Primula auricula cultivar, a sprig of apple blossoms, and daffodils. Title from item. (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Popula... more

The Revd. Francis Asbury, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States / painted by J. Paradise ; engraved by B. Tanner.

The Revd. Francis Asbury, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in ...

Print shows Francis Asbury, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, with right hand resting on small book. Title from item. (DLC/PP-1998:151) ... more

General Jackson, hero of New Orleans aquatinted by W. Strickland

General Jackson, hero of New Orleans aquatinted by W. Strickland

Print shows Andrew Jackson, half-length portrait, facing left, wearing military uniform and hat, with clouds, cannons and ribbon that states "Defeated 8000 British at New Orleans 1815". Title from item. Stauffe... more

Canals. Bridges - view: fig 42, section fig. 41, plan fig. 40 G. Murray sc

Canals. Bridges - view: fig 42, section fig. 41, plan fig. 40 G. Murra...

Print shows three views of a bridge over a canal, side view, end view, and overhead view. Title from item. Printed on upper right corner: Plate VI. (DLC/PP-2001:068). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection ... more

Thomas Howell

Thomas Howell

Drawing shows a man, identified as "Thomas Howell", full-length, standing, facing left, wearing tattered clothing. Title from item. Inscribed on mount: Thomas Howell. No. 24. Picture of deranged T.H. by our cel... more

Sellers & Pennock 231 High Street Philadelphia

Sellers & Pennock 231 High Street Philadelphia

Print shows an advertisement for Sellers & Pennock showing several men operating a firehose water-pumping machine. Title from item. Caption continues: Patent rivet hose, fire bucket and hydraulion manufacturers... more

George E. Blake no. 13, So. 5th St. Phila. Piano-forte maker. &c W. Woodruff sc. Philad

George E. Blake no. 13, So. 5th St. Phila. Piano-forte maker. &c W. Wo...

Print shows a woman playing an upright piano or piano-forte manufactured by "G.E. Blake". Title from item. Printed at bottom left: Pianos to Hire. Printed at bottom right: Music Bound. (DLC/PP-2001:-068) Forms ... more

Guann's near Fort - Swift, Brooklyn / J.R. Smith, fecit., 1817.

Guann's near Fort - Swift, Brooklyn / J.R. Smith, fecit., 1817.

Drawing shows the landscape of a rural area in Brooklyn with cattle grazing on a dirt road. Ships travel through what may be Gowanus Canal in the distance. (DLC/PP-1995:140.268) Philadelphia Print Shop Invento... more

Album lithographique Vauzelle del

Album lithographique Vauzelle del

Print shows gothic architecture, possibly of a church with an opening at center that frames a landscape scene with a large stone slab labeled "Album Lithographique" that may have formed the side of the building... more

Sellers & Pennock 231 High Street Philadelphia

Sellers & Pennock 231 High Street Philadelphia

Print shows an advertisement for Sellers & Pennock showing several men operating a firehose water-pumping machine. Title from item. Caption continues: Patent rivet hose, fire bucket and hydraulion manufacturers... more

A match between a race horse, and a hobby horse. engd. by Gebolidus Crackfardi. MD. L.L.D. & F.R.S.A

A match between a race horse, and a hobby horse. engd. by Gebolidus Cr...

Print shows a man on a velocipede running to the left well ahead of a man on a race horse; several spectators comment on the race, which is closely followed by two barking dogs. Title from item. Printed at bott... more

The embankment on upper basin, the ladder conducting? to the top of the rocks that form the bed of the river J.R.S

The embankment on upper basin, the ladder conducting? to the top of th...

Drawing shows upper basin of the Great Falls of the Passaic River, Paterson, New Jersey. Title from item. Initialed in pencil. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 642 (DLC/PP-1992:217.13). Forms part of: Joh... more

Falls of St. Anthony on the Mississippi painted by J. Shaw ; engraved by J. Hill

Falls of St. Anthony on the Mississippi painted by J. Shaw ; engraved ...

Print shows a view through an opening in the trees of a small cascade of water forming the St. Anthony waterfalls. Title from item. Illus. from: Picturesque views of American scenery, 1820 by J. Shaw. Philadelp... more

Rose blossoms on stem with leaves

Rose blossoms on stem with leaves

Title devised by Library staff. Typed on label attached to verso: This flower study was painted by William W. Thackara 1791-1839 water colors. (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the... more

Arrangement of a peony with other flowers

Arrangement of a peony with other flowers

Title devised by Library staff. (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Documentary drawing filing series (Library of Congress).

Letter signed by James Smith with sketches of two unidentified people, bust portraits, a woman shown in left profile and a man facing slightly left JAS

Letter signed by James Smith with sketches of two unidentified people,...

Title devised by Library staff. Inscribed in ink at top: Mr. Tucker[?] For I have not time to waight but I wil call on you and pay the [...] the last of next week and I want to no how much do I ask for it it $3... more

Portrait of unidentified man, half-length, seated, facing front

Portrait of unidentified man, half-length, seated, facing front

Title devised by Library staff. (DLC/PP-2000:095) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Documentary drawing filing series (Library of Congress).

Equites Achivi Machaon Swallowtail

Equites Achivi Machaon Swallowtail

Title from item. Typed on label attached to verso: Painted by William W. Thackara 1791-1839 water colors. (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: ... more

Draw bridge over Potomac at George Town, D.C. / J.R.S.

Draw bridge over Potomac at George Town, D.C. / J.R.S.

Drawing shows the Chain Bridge spanning the Potomac River at Georgetown, Washington, D.C., with a covered wagon on the bridge; also shows men loading a boat with barrels from a loading dock at left center, with... more

Circus scene showing a man (magician?) standing on a table holding a curtain, standing to the right is a clown with a horn, on the left a man is balancing on one foot on a moving horse while another performer stands nearby, the audience stands in the background J.A.W

Circus scene showing a man (magician?) standing on a table holding a c...

Woodside's drawing may be a copy after an illustration from an 1815 English edition of "Songs of the Chase." Inscribed in pencil on verso: This is a copy by John A. Woodside of a vignette cut in the book "Songs... more

Rose on a stem with leaves and unopened blossoms

Rose on a stem with leaves and unopened blossoms

Title devised by Library staff. Inscribed in ink on verso: Painted by William W. Thackara 1791-1839 water colors. (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms p... more

Art academy showing students at work on various projects

Art academy showing students at work on various projects

Title devised by Library staff. (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).

Paper mill at Hodgskintown near New Haven

Paper mill at Hodgskintown near New Haven

Landscape drawing showing small paper mill beside stream with cliffs in the background, near New Haven, Connecticut. Title inscribed from item. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 89. (DLC/PP-1995:140.89) Fo... more

Encampment at West Point

Encampment at West Point

Drawing shows tents pitched on the grounds of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York. Title from item. Initialed in pencil. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 590 (DLC/PP-1995:141.590). Forms part ... more

Water proof

Water proof

Print shows a female figure possibly representing Columbia or Commerce, full-length, seated, facing right, wearing a helmet with an eagle(?) with wings spread on top; she is holding a pike with her right hand, ... more

Side view of unidentified building with bay window, a fence made from stone blocks along the side, and pine trees in the background

Side view of unidentified building with bay window, a fence made from ...

Title devised by Library staff. (DLC/PP-2000:095) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Documentary drawing filing series (Library of Congress).

Amity enterprise

Amity enterprise

Print shows a Native man sitting on a log on the left, a bundle of arrows at his feet and a tomahawk peace pipe between his legs, he is offering an ear of corn to a pioneer who is sitting on a tree stump on the... more

From atop the Indian leap towards the imbankment [sic] which forms the reservoir named Deep Gap / J.R.S. 1821.

From atop the Indian leap towards the imbankment [sic] which forms the...

Drawing shows a bird's-eye view of the reservoir at Deep Gap, North Carolina, with mountains and forest. Title from item. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 641. (DLC/PP-1992:217.12). Forms part of: John Ru... more

The Upper Schuylkill Bridge at Philadelphia, from the S.E. The greatest known span, by nearly 100 feet drawn by C.A. Busby, archt. ; engraved by M. Dubourg 1 Buzton Place Lambeth

The Upper Schuylkill Bridge at Philadelphia, from the S.E. The greates...

Print shows the Upper Ferry or Colossus Bridge spanning the Schuylkill River at Callowhill Street in Philadelphia, a single span, slightly arched, covered bridge, also shows a detail of a "plan", "transverse se... more

Bro öfver Skuylkill strommen nära Philadelphia rit. af Klinckowström ; gr. af Akrell

Bro öfver Skuylkill strommen nära Philadelphia rit. af Klinckowström ;...

Print shows a single span, slightly arched, covered bridge spanning the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia; also shows a covered wagon on the roadway leading up to the bridge and three men in a boat loaded with m... more

Durand & Co. bank note engravers

Durand & Co. bank note engravers

Print shows a sample bank note surrounded by vignettes of allegorical scenes, portraits, including George Washington, numbers, and various designs. Title from item. Possibly engraved by Cyrus Durand or Asher B.... more

Polygraph. Hawkins's machine for writing, drawing &c. / J. Pass sc.

Polygraph. Hawkins's machine for writing, drawing &c. / J. Pass sc.

Print shows a duplicating device, or polygraph, for simultaneously producing two copies of a handwritten document. Title from item. (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress.

[Preliminary sketch, with grid, of the driveway in front of Mount Vernon]

[Preliminary sketch, with grid, of the driveway in front of Mount Vern...

Drawing shows a preliminary sketch, set on a grid, of the circular drive in front of the manor house at Mount Vernon, including outbuildings on the left and tall trees in the background. Title devised by Librar... more

Oft in the stilly night arranged for the Spanish guitar by B.F. Peale

Oft in the stilly night arranged for the Spanish guitar by B.F. Peale

Print shows sheet music with musical notation and words, including the second verse, to the song "Oft in the stilly night arranged for the Spanish guitar, by B.F. Peale." Title from item. Publication date based... more

A view of the residence of the late Richard Jordan taken from Newtown Meeting House, New Jersey drawn by W. Mason ; engd. by F. Kearny

A view of the residence of the late Richard Jordan taken from Newtown ...

Print shows a man, possibly Quaker preacher Richard Jordan, walking along a cart path with fenced areas to the right and left and his house in the background with outbuildings on both sides; a large cow or ox i... more

Philadelphia silversmith William Faber

Philadelphia silversmith William Faber

Drawing shows Faber seated at desk with quill pen in hand. Title from item. (DLC/PP-1997:105). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection (Library of Congress).

First plate of four subjects, for Birch's Philadelphia

First plate of four subjects, for Birch's Philadelphia

Print showing four vignette views on one sheet; upper left, "Franklin Library in 1800", bottom left, "Swedes Church Southwark", upper right, "Pennsylvania Hospital in 1800", and bottom right, "High St. Market H... more

Mr. Jefferson as Solus / engraved by D. Edwin from a painting by J. Neagle.

Mr. Jefferson as Solus / engraved by D. Edwin from a painting by J. Ne...

Print shows Joseph Jefferson half-length portrait, facing right, in the role of the character "Solus" in Mrs. Inchbald's play "Every one has his fault; a comedy, in five acts." Title from item. Printed below at... more

Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing front Schoener 1827

Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing front Schoener 1827

Title devised by Library staff. Signed and dated in ink on right. (DLC/PP-2000:095). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Documentary drawing filing series (Libr... more

Georgetown from Lee Hill From Fort Lee at Georgetown, Washington, D.C

Georgetown from Lee Hill From Fort Lee at Georgetown, Washington, D.C

Title from item. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 673. (DLC/PP-1996:032.18). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress).

North west [i.e., east] view from 3rd story of Mrs. Davis boarding house

North west [i.e., east] view from 3rd story of Mrs. Davis boarding hou...

Drawing shows a bird's-eye view of the eastern façade of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., from the north-east, showing the plaza in front of the building, the Senate wing, the north end terrace, and dome; ... more

[Southwest view of the U.S. Capitol building with cast-iron fence. Preliminary drawing]

[Southwest view of the U.S. Capitol building with cast-iron fence. Pre...

Title devised by Library staff. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 658. (DLC/PP-1996:032.3). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress).

Belvidere Bridge over Jones's Falls, Baltimore, Aug. 1828

Belvidere Bridge over Jones's Falls, Baltimore, Aug. 1828

(DLC/PP-1995:140.427) Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory no. 427. Title from item. Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection (Library of Congress).

[Interior wall with architectural ornaments of the U.S. Capitol building with portrait of George Washington at Dorchester Heights by Gilbert Stuart and unidentified portrait of a man, possibly John Adams, on display]

[Interior wall with architectural ornaments of the U.S. Capitol buildi...

Title devised by Library staff. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 668. (DLC/PP-1996:032.13). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress).

West front - a duplicated copy from the col[ore]d one Bullfinch's [i.e. Bulfinch's] favorite.

West front - a duplicated copy from the col[ore]d one Bullfinch's [i.e...

Drawing shows west front of the U.S. Capitol. Title from item. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 663. (DLC/PP-1996:032.8). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress).

Joseph McDowell Philadelphia W. Hay sc

Joseph McDowell Philadelphia W. Hay sc

Print shows an interior view of Joseph McDowell's papermaking mill in a medallion resting on the products of commerce, with a banner at top that states "To Flourish Unite Nature Commerce & Arts. Explore most di... more

[Mount Vernon]

[Mount Vernon]

Title devised by Library staff. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 679. (DLC/PP-1996:032.11). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress).