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The American falls from the Cave of the Winds

Dear Sir: I take the liberty to invite you to my land sale, in Bostonville, (in the Town of Needham,) which will take place on the 10th inst at One o'clock P. M ... Enclosed is a free pass. Daniel Ayer ... Monday, Oct. 10, 1853.

Washington from the Potomac

Azor's Turkish Balm for restoring hair

Map of the Cairo & Fulton Railroad exhibiting the principal tributary lines as projected and its connections with other railroads west of the Mississippi River, which unite with the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and south projected Pacific Railroad via Elpaso [sic] to the Pacific Ocean, showing also the connection by rail road of the cities of New Orleans & St. Louis. Little Rock, Ark. Sep. 1853.

[Bishop Frederic Baraga, three-quarter length portrait, facing three-quarters to right, seated, in clerical robes, holding his Dictionary of the Otchipwe Language]

D'Alembert / engraved by W. Hopwood, from the original picture by De la Tour in the collection of the Institute of France.

Entrance to the Highland scenes Hudson River

United States mail steam ship "Pacific"

[Paddle wheel mechanism of side-wheel steamer]

The "White House" view in Washington.

Whiskey, or fight Fourth ward. Collector, Bull Robinson. Register Ben. Beveridge, Sr. Alderman. Ham. Hughes ... [Washington, D. C.? June 1853].

[Government building ("Custom House and Post Office"), Bath, Maine. Transverse section on line A-B]

Map of the village of Lebanon, Grafton Co., N.H., 1853.

[Map of town of Canaan, Connecticut].

Amazon Polka

Auswanderer-karte und wegweiser nach Nordamerika.

[United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.). Dome. Cupola roof. Plan, elevations, sections, and details] / W.B. Franklin, Capt. top engs. ; Tho. U. Walter, architect.

Things as they were, and things as they are

A new chart of Massachusetts Bay, and part of the coast of Maine /

[Two U.S. Marine officers and two enlisted men, members of Perry's Japanese expedition]

The Potomac morning June 26

An evening with the Christy Minstrels. Odd Fellow Hall, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1853

Arch Street Theatre

[United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.). Dome and portico. East front. Rendered elevation]. / Tho. U. Walter, architect of new dome & c.

[Agnes Y. McAllister, three-quarters length, seated in ornate chair, with arm resting on table with tablecloth]

Kameido tenmangū keidai

[Election ticket for the second and third ward] [Washington, June 1853].

[Government Hospital for the Insane (Saint Elizabeths Hospital), Washington, D.C. Center Building. Section showing heat flues ("No. 2 of first section")] / S. T. G. Morsell, Builder, July 29th, 1853.

The tourist's pocket map of the state of Virginia : exhibiting its internal improvements, roads, distances &c. /

To the public. The undersigned, inventor of the marble slab coffins, having taken the initiatory steps to secure his rights by letters patent of the United States is now prepared to dispose of rights either by license to build or for territory.

Pension of ice. June 1, 1853. For the purpose of preventing the numerous frauds that are daily attempted upon this office the following rules, having been approved by the Secretary of the interior, will be strictly enforced ... [Washington, 1853

The larder

A lie nailed. The following certificates silence a base slander set afloat by a man who knew it was a lie when he told it. The original certificates are in the hands of Wm. H. Pearce, Cecilton. Certificates. The undersigned, neighbors of Charles

York County Agricultural Society for the promotion of agriculture, horticulture, and the mechanic, domestic, and household arts / J. Queen del. ; P.S. Duval & Co. Lith press Phil.

Harris' patent portable circular saw machine. Patented October 11th, 1853 ... State or County rights, or single machines for sale by Thomas Palmer. No. 83 Dock Street, Philadelphia.

[U.S. Marines, led by four musicians, marching in formation toward two officers]

Albany, N.Y. / on stone by Hatch & Severyn ; J.W Hill.

Tarring and feathering Joseph Smith

Map of passes in the Sierra Nevada from Walker's Pass to the Coast Range : from explorations and surveys /

Hippodrome schottisch

Elevation of dome of U.S. Capitol

[William Sidney Mount, full length portrait, facing left, wearing top hat and holding a coat]

Carte figurative et approximative des quantités de céréales qui ont circulé en 1853 sur les voies d'eau et de fer de l'Empire Francais /

Shankland's American fashions for spring & summer of 1853, 100, Chesnut [sic] St. Philadelphia / P.S. Duval & Co. Steam lith. Press, Phila. ; A. Biegemann, colorist.

Topsy polka

First ward [Election ticket 1853].


[Emlen Cresson, bust, facing slightly left]

Map of Morris County, New Jersey : from original surveys /

[United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.). Extension. South Wing. Hall of Representatives. Ceiling. Reflected plan rendering] / Tho. U. Walter, architect, extension, U.S. Capitol ; M.C. Meigs, capt. of engineers, in charge.

[Perspective view of Capitol]

City of Washington. Improvements, &c. in the year 1853 … [signed] January 2, 1853. John Sessford.

Liberty (an ode). (Or, Sound thy trump, O liberty!) Words by John McChesney. New York, May 1853

Navigation aérienne. Solution dʹun grand problème par lʹemploi des voiles mobiles ... Systéme Augte. Lanteigne, menuisier mʹecen., ... / dessiné par lʹauteur.


To be sold at auction, Nov. 23rd 1853, at 2 o'clock P.M. on the premises, by Jas. C. Mc. Guire, auct'r : [part of N.W. Washington D.C.].

White seaman and cold. [e.g. colored] man on board steamboat on Potomac, Washington to Aquia Creek Virginia

Noto, taki no ura

Notice. New-York & Harlem railroad Co. A meeting of the stockholders of this company will be held at their office ... April 22d, 1853 ... By order of the Board of directors, Alexander Kyle, Secretary. Office of the New-York and Harlem railroad c

Map of a part of the State of Louisiana exhibiting the route of the New-Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western Rail Road.

Henry Clay

A. J. Cross

Educational convention and celebration, on the 6th and 7th of September, ‘53 [Program]. [Wilmington] C. P. Johnson, printer [1853].

[Government building ("Custom House and Post Office"), Bath, Maine. Cornice, moulding, P.O. box, door details]

J. F. Browne & Co. harpmakers. [Advertisement] New York. Drawn & engraved by W. Thompson, 169 William St. [c. 1853].

Notice Mayport steam-saw mills St. John's river, Fla. is offered for sale ... Apply to A. M. Reed. Jacksonville, March 24, 1853. [Jacksonville, 1853].

Sallie polka

Harrison's flavoring extracts. Philadelphia

The Mountain Expressman

Wreck & burning of the steamer Independence on the island of Margarita, February 16th, 1853 ; 150 lives lost / / From the sketch of Mr. Cross, passenger ; Lith. & publd. by Britton & Rey, S. Fco.

[Government building ("Custom House and Post Office"), Bath, Maine. End elevation]

New map of California, Oregon, Washington, Utah and New Mexico /

"Sure Catch" sticky fly paper

The Horse Shoe Falls, Niagara, from the Canada side

[Capitol, section of new dome]

Map of Chemung County, New York : from actual surveys /

Map of Cayuga County, New York : from actual surveys /

Potomac looking towards Washington June 26

[Government Hospital for the Insane (Saint Elizabeths Hospital), Washington, D.C. Boiler house. Heating boiler, ventilating fan, bathroom, and water closet. Plans, elevations, and sections] / Tho. U. Walter Archt.

To the graduates of the class of 1813. Dear Sir and classmates ... July 15, 1853.

[Md. - Annapolis - U.S. Naval Academy, 1853: "Middies learning the ropes...on board the CONSTITUTION]

Experimental survey for the Eastern Shore Rail Road, Maryland, drawn by W. H. Emory & J. McClelland Asst. Civ. Engs., made under the direction of James Kearney.

Comparison. The following is a fair comparison of some of the most prominent points in the two constitutions. [1853?].

[Government building ("Custom House and Post Office"), Bath, Maine. Upper story plan]

Topographical map of the West Indies and the adjacent coasts /

Mitchell's new traveller's guide through the United States, showing the rail roads, canals, stage roads &c. with distances from place to place.

A new map of Nth. Carolina : with its canals, roads & distances from place to place, along the stage & steam boat routes.

Henrico County, Virginia /

[The Library of Congress in the U.S. Capitol Building]

[Wendell Phillips, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

... You are hereby respectfully notified that in order to perfect preparation of the new Female department of Pennington seminary, a delay of two weeks has been found necessary ... J. T. Crane, principal Pennington Mercer County. N. J. April, 18

Approach to New York East River [distant view]

Champion's double lever bridge. The engravings annexed, are illustrations of Samuel and Thomas Champion's permanent wrought iron tubular suspension bridge ... For further particulars, address Samuel and Thomas Champion, Washington, D. C. [Washin

Example of column in U.S. Capitol

[Government Hospital for the Insane (Saint Elizabeths Hospital), Washington, D.C. Women's building. Second floor plan]

[Hinckley family, of Albany, New York, full-length group portrait, including Dr. John Warren Hinckley, his wife, a son, and daughter Isabella]

City of St. Paul, capital of Minnesota /

John T. Ford, age 24, Chas E. Ford [age] 2

[U.S.S. Susquehanna, Commodore Perry's flag ship, full starboard view]