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Elements of the art of dancing; with a description of the principal figures in the quadrille.

One of the most important manuals devoted to the performance of early nineteenth-century quadrilles, Strathy divides this manual into two parts. Part one is an extensive treatment of exercises for the improveme... more

Vue du port d'Ounalashka

Aleutian Islands, Alaska.

Henry Clay, late Speaker of the United States House of Representatives; the advocate of South American independence / painted by Charles King ; engraved by Peter Maverick, New York.

Print shows Henry Clay, three-quarter length portrait, sitting at a table, facing right, holding a document dated "February 10th, 1821" presented to "Congress" as a resolution of support for the "Independence" ... more

Wheat Fan [and] Sinclair's Sowing Machine

Patented by Pennock & Pierce, of Chester Co., Pa.

Patent Hay and Grain Rake

Patented by Pennock & Pierce, of Chester Co., Pa.

Theatrical reflection, or a peep at the looking glass curtain at the Royal Coburg Theatre

Print shows the mirrored curtain reflecting the audience at the Royal Coburg Theatre (Old Vic Theatre) and Ramo Samee, a juggler, magician, and sword swallower, juggling on stage.

Jeu des habitans de Californie

Native women watching men play game, possibly related to gambling, at a mission near San Francisco, California.

The cunning and happy family / J.L. Marks, fect.

Print shows Lady Conyngham sitting on a sofa with George IV sitting on her lap, kissing her, they are flanked by Conyngham's daughters, Lady Elizabeth, on the right, and Lady Maria, behind the sofa, on the left... more

Monstrosities of 1822

Satire on the "monstrosities" of fashion of teh year, with the promenade of the fashionable in Hyde Park set against a background of the Achilles statue and the house of Park Lane.

Marchand de cartons

Street vendor of boxes and hats.

North front of the President's house / etched by W.I Stone, Washn.

Print shows an exterior view of the north front of the White House.

Steam engine - Mr. Watt's double steam engine from his specification of 1782

Print shows gears and pump mechanism for a steam engine.

The sailor's description of a chase & capture / J Sherm, invt. [Lieut. John Sheringham, R. N.] ; G Cruikshank, fect.

"A burly sailor (right) sits with five other sailors, one a negro, and two perhaps being petty officers, drinking grog at a plank-table slung from the roof ..." (Source: George)

Map of Salem Neck Showing Defenses

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

Grand Buffet de la Cuisine moderne

Towering pieces montees, that is pastry in the shapes of different foods, helmets, Turkish mosques, Greek temples, etc., on form of an 8-layer cake.

A view of Cooke's tomb in St. Paul's Church yard, N. York / painted and engraved by I.R. Smith, New York.

Print shows the actor Edmund Kean standing with another man, identified as "the physician who attended Mr. Cooke in his last illness", next to the monument Kean had erected in honor of George Frederick Cooke in... more