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Carnac

Carnac

Building remains and rubble, an obelisk in background. Title from item. No. 1875. On verso: Thebes. Karnak.

Egypt - Karnak

Egypt - Karnak

Rows of colonnades amid rubble, Karnak, Egypt. Title from item. No. 1882. On verso: Thebes. Karnak. Columns of Great Temple.

Alexander H. Rice, Esq., Mayor of Boston

Alexander H. Rice, Esq., Mayor of Boston

Head and shoulders, facing right; with biogr. text and full masthead illus. of crowded Boston Harbor. Illus. in: Ballou's Pictorial, 1856 January 12. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.... More

Map of Strafford County, New Hampshire /

Map of Strafford County, New Hampshire /

Relief shown by hachures Shows landownership. LC Land ownership maps, 435 Includes 26 views, 11 village plans, chart of distances, 3 directories, table of distances. Available also through the Library of Congr... More

Ryōgokubashi Ōkawabata

Ryōgokubashi Ōkawabata

Print shows pedestrians and porters crossing the Ryōgoku Bridge with many boats on the river and view of vendor stands in foreground along the river bank. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nic... More

White Sulphur Spring House, Chittenango, New York

White Sulphur Spring House, Chittenango, New York

Woman and child on lane in foregrd., couple on bridge, and house in backgrd. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, (1856 June), p. 6. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Napha from the sea / from nature by W. Heine ; shipping by Lieut. H. Walke ; J. Queen, delt. ; P.S. Duval & Co., Phila.

Napha from the sea / from nature by W. Heine ; shipping by Lieut. H. W...

Title from item. Plate from: Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan ... in ... 1852, 1853, and 1854, under ... M.C. Perry ... / Matthew C. Perry ; Francis L. Hawks, comp... More

Hunkers, attend! Fire away!! The above is a true likeness of "ten cent Jimmy" Buchanan, the "damed-black-rat's" candidate for president ... P. S. "Jimmy" you cannot win! Freedom's Office, Fremont's Peak, Rocky Mountains [1856?].

Hunkers, attend! Fire away!! The above is a true likeness of "ten cent...

Political campaign - poster. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 122, Folder 7.

[2 illus.]: 1. Nicaragua - Gen. Walker landing troops at Fort Castillo, above the rapids; 2. Nicaragua - Castillo Castle, below the rapids - Detention of the Orizaba's passengers

[2 illus.]: 1. Nicaragua - Gen. Walker landing troops at Fort Castillo...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 1, no. 23 (1856 May 17), p. 356. Reference copy may be in BIOG FILE - Walker, William, 1824-1860.... More

Map of the southern part of the United States, designed to accompany Appletons' R.R. Guide.

Map of the southern part of the United States, designed to accompany A...

Outline map of the southern states showing the railroad network.

[French naval expedition to the Indo-Chinese archipelago: Port of Toumhai]

[French naval expedition to the Indo-Chinese archipelago: Port of Toum...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1856 April 26, p. 340.

The great Presidential race of 1856

The great Presidential race of 1856

An animated comic scene ridiculing the Democratic and American party candidates. In the foreground is a somewhat rickety wooden "Democratic Platform," into which presidential candidate James Buchanan has just r... More

[Egypt - Karnak - Exterior of Great Hall]

[Egypt - Karnak - Exterior of Great Hall]

Title from item. No. 1880. On verso: Thebes. Great Hall.

Map of Windsor County, Vermont /

Map of Windsor County, Vermont /

Relief shown by hachures. Shows landowners. LC Land ownership maps, 1195 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes illustrations. Insets: Barnard -- Bethel -- Bridgewat... More

Parker H. French / S.F. Baker sc.; from an ambrotype by Brady.

Parker H. French / S.F. Baker sc.; from an ambrotype by Brady.

Parker H. French, half-length portrait, facing right. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1856 Jan. 12, p. 73.

Ceiling of the Vice President's room, north wing

Ceiling of the Vice President's room, north wing

Photograph of lost architectural drawing showing design for a ceiling fresco in the President's room of the U.S. Capitol depicting William Brewster, Americus Vespucius, Christopher Columbus, Benjamin Franklin,... More

Major Gen. Benj. F. Butler: of Massachusetts

Major Gen. Benj. F. Butler: of Massachusetts

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 4237

Chief interpreter Moryamo Yenoski and Tako Juro interpreter / dag. by E. Brown, Jr. ; T. Sinclair's lith., Phila.

Chief interpreter Moryamo Yenoski and Tako Juro interpreter / dag. by ...

Print shows two Japanese men, Moryamo Yenoski and Tako Juro, full-length portrait, standing facing front, as interpreters for members of the Perry expedition in Japan. Title from item. Plate from: Narrative of ... More

Klinger's grotto

Klinger's grotto

Drawing shows travelers standing before a grotto in the woods in Germany. Bayard Taylor traveled through Germany several times in his life, between 1844 and his death in 1879, but the manuscript makes it clear ... More

A flying trip through Norway

A flying trip through Norway

Drawing is design for frontispiece of book. It shows Norwegian fisherman standing with their nets at the edge of a fjord shoreline. The sun comes up over the horizon and two fishermen point across the sea at it... More

Interior of George Steers' "model room", as it appeared at the time of his decease

Interior of George Steers' "model room", as it appeared at the time of...

Room with model ships on walls designed by famous marine architect. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1856 Dec. 13, p. 17. Reference copy may be in BIOG FILE - STEERS, GEORGE, 1820-1856. This rec... More

Ōji takinogawa

Ōji takinogawa

Print shows a bird's-eye view of the Takino River near the Ōji station with steep cliff, waterfall, walkway along the river with torii at entrance to shrine, a wooden bridge spanning the river leading to cherry... More

Slave sale, Charleston, S.C.

Slave sale, Charleston, S.C.

From a sketch by Eyre Crowe. Illus. in: The Illustrated London News, 1856 Nov. 29. Reference copy may be in LOT 4422A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: S.C.; A... More

The departure

The departure

Immigrants waving farewell to crowd on dock, as their ship leaves. Title from item. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 1, no. 5 (1856 Jan. 12), p. 77 (top).

Temple of Dakkeh

Temple of Dakkeh

People standing around remains of a pylon and Nubian temple of Dakkeh. Title from item. No. 1802.

Medinet Habou

Medinet Habou

Two people outside pylon adorned with hieroglyphics and a bas-relief figure. Title from item. No. 1867. On verso: Thebes. Medinet Habou. Pylon gateway.

Medinet Habou

Medinet Habou

Rubble and remains of a temple with pylons.

[French naval expedition to the Indo-Chinese archipelago: Entrance to the port of Toumhai]

[French naval expedition to the Indo-Chinese archipelago: Entrance to ...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1856 April 26, p. 340.

[Gerf-Hossayn - Osiride portico of the Rock Temple]

[Gerf-Hossayn - Osiride portico of the Rock Temple]

Three statues connected at the head by slabs of rock. Title from label on item. No. 1806.

[Statues of Memnon, upright view. - Thebes]

[Statues of Memnon, upright view. - Thebes]

Twin reconstructed statues of Memnon seated on throne, Egypt. Title from item. No. 1858. On verso: Thebes. Statues of Memnon.

Statues of Memnon. Thebes

Statues of Memnon. Thebes

Twin reconstructed statues of Memnon seated on throne, people with animals resting at the base. Title from item. No. 1857. On verso: Thebes. Statues of Memnon.

The "mustang" team

The "mustang" team

The abolitionist Republican presidential ticket and its supporters in the press are the targets of the cartoon. Candidate Fremont, wearing an emigrant's smock and carrying a cross (an allusion to his rumored Ca... More

Bear chase in Norway

Bear chase in Norway

Humorous drawing shows a bear chasing a sportsman who fires his rifle into the air as the bear chews the tails of his coat. Taylor visited Norway in 1856 and 1857 after the death of his first wife. Inscribed ab... More

The Passport Bureau

The Passport Bureau

Drawing shows a passport official examining a traveler's documentation, perhaps Taylor himself. The scene probably takes place in Norway. Bayard Taylor traveled through Norway and Scandinavia in 1856 and 1857, ... More

Map of the town of Braintree, Norfolk County, Mass. /

Map of the town of Braintree, Norfolk County, Mass. /

General map showing buildings and householders' names and election districts. Relief shown by hachures. Includes 2 insets and statistical information. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ... More

Map of the State of Florida showing the progress of the surveys; from the annual report of the Surveyor General for 1856.

Map of the State of Florida showing the progress of the surveys; from ...

Township map showing drainage, cities and towns, roads, trails, and location of two railroad lines in the northern part of the state. Stated scale reads: 12 miles to an inch. It is corrected in ink to read 18 m... More

Wady Saboua

Wady Saboua

Facade of pylon of a temple near the Sabou River. Title from item. No. 1800.

Great Kansas meeting at St. Louis, Missouri / [from a photograph by Fitzgibbons].

Great Kansas meeting at St. Louis, Missouri / [from a photograph by Fi...

Crowd at public meeting on question of slavery in Kansas in front of the courthouse, St. Louis, Missouri. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 2, no. 40 (1856 Sept. 13), p. 209.

McClellan's map of Windham County, Vermont  /

McClellan's map of Windham County, Vermont /

Relief shown by hachures. LC Land ownership maps, 1192 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes illustrations and statistical charts. Cambridge Port -- Fayetteville --... More

Old Houses in Chatham Street, opposite the Park [N.Y.C. street scene]

Old Houses in Chatham Street, opposite the Park [N.Y.C. street scene]

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 2, no. 36 (1856 Aug. 16), p. 149. Reference copy may be in LOT 4383-R. Caption card tracings: NY... More

Temple of Kalabshe

Temple of Kalabshe

Title from item. No. 1808.

United States railway map, showing all the railways completed in progress and proposed in the United States & Canadas with their stations, distances & connections together with a map of routes for a Pacific railway carefully compiled from government surveys.

United States railway map, showing all the railways completed in progr...

Map of the eastern United States within decorative borders showing drainage, cities and towns, state boundaries, and the railroad network with named lines and state of construction. Scale ca. 1:1,500,000. Inset... More

Landing place. Assouan

Landing place. Assouan

Boats harbored in the Aswan area on the Nile River. Title from item. No. 1831. On verso: Assouan. Landing place.

Plan of the Fairhaven Slate Quarry estate, the property of the Allen Slate Company, Vermont /

Plan of the Fairhaven Slate Quarry estate, the property of the Allen S...

Relief shown pictorially. Shows roads, buildings, railroads, and quarries. Includes inset of "Angular view of the Lower North Quarry, partly in Section: shewing the mode of working by the Pithead and Gear chain... More

Mount Ararat, the resting place of the Ark after the flood

Mount Ararat, the resting place of the Ark after the flood

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 2, no. 35 (1856 Aug. 9), p. 140. Reference copy may be in LOT 4702-B. Caption card tracings: Bibl... More

Passage in the Driv. Norway

Passage in the Driv. Norway

Drawing shows a man leaning over the edge of a river's bank in the Drivsdalen, Norway, looking at the rushing water below. There is no bridge to the opposite side. Taylor visited Norway in 1856 and 1857 after t... More

United States "Auxiliary Screw" steam frigate "Merrimac" 60 guns. Off the entrance to New York harbour / T.G. Dutton, del et lith. ; Day & Son, Lithrs. to the Queen.

United States "Auxiliary Screw" steam frigate "Merrimac" 60 guns. Off ...

Print showing a broadside view of the port side of the steam frigate U.S.S. Merrimack undersail near the entrance to New York harbor. Includes measurements for length, breadth, weight, and horse power. Title fr... More

Egypt - Suez Canal - Lake Timsah, from opp. the chalet

Egypt - Suez Canal - Lake Timsah, from opp. the chalet

Title from item. No. 1948. No. 1908. On verso: Suez canal. Lake Timsah from opp. the Chalet.

Grottoes at Hager Silsilis

Grottoes at Hager Silsilis

Title from item. No. 1846. On verso: Silsileh. Grottoes.

Philœ from Mishod

Philœ from Mishod

Man walking down path at river's edge with a distant view of Philae from Mishdod. Title from item. No. 1814. On verso: Philae.

The prize

The prize

Drawing shows two Norwegian peasants, one barefoot, standing at a table where a seated man holds a money bag that reads "150 silber prize." A gentleman in a long coat and wearing glasses stands behind the peasa... More

Resumption of the fast express train Through to Pittsburg in 13 hours. Summer arrangement over the great Penna. Central rail road, for Pittsburg ... Thos. Moore. Agent. Pennsylvania railroad company. May 1856. New York Booth & M'Naughton, Steam

Resumption of the fast express train Through to Pittsburg in 13 hours....

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 122, Folder 8g.

Forcing slavery down the throat of a freesoiler

Forcing slavery down the throat of a freesoiler

The artist lays on the Democrats the major blame for violence perpetrated against antislavery settlers in Kansas in the wake of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Here a bearded "freesoiler" has been bound to the "Democr... More

At Carnac

At Carnac

People near pylons, Karnak, Egypt.

Egypt - Cairo - old house and masharabieh

Egypt - Cairo - old house and masharabieh

Title from item. No. 1939? On verso: Old house & Masharabieh.

Kansas affairs. To the friends of free Kansas. National Kansas Committee Chicago, Dec. 1, 1856.

Kansas affairs. To the friends of free Kansas. National Kansas Committ...

Title. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 20, Folder 5.

The Great Hall &c. Carnac

The Great Hall &c. Carnac

Ruins of the Great Hall and two obelisks; in foreground people gather at water's edge. Title from item. No. 1894. No. 1004. On verso: (Karnak) Thebes. The Great Hall. General view.

Winter quarters of HM ships Resolute and Intrepid 53 & 54 in the pack, there -56 Faht.

Winter quarters of HM ships Resolute and Intrepid 53 & 54 in the pack,...

Drawing shows the British ships Resolute and Intrepid embedded in the ice pack in Melville Sound near the Arctic Ocean in Canada. The British lived in the ships during the winter of 1853 and 1854 and in the sum... More

Map & profile of the Virginia & Tennessee Rail Road.

Map & profile of the Virginia & Tennessee Rail Road.

Strip map of Virginia between Lynchburg and Bristol, Tenn. Shows drainage, coal and copper fields, county boundaries, cities, towns, and roads. Chartered March 24, 1848, under the name of Lynchburg abd Tennesse... More

Chinese apparatus for hulling and coarse grinding rice / J.B. Meffert del. ; Ackerman Lith. 379 Broadway, N.Y.

Chinese apparatus for hulling and coarse grinding rice / J.B. Meffert ...

Print shows a man driving a water buffalo hitched to a large grinding wheel in a circular trough for grinding and hulling rice; farmers arriving with baskets of rice to pour into the trough. Title from item. Pl... More

[Boy carrying large basket on his back]

[Boy carrying large basket on his back]

Drawing shows a boy walking from the train station at Market Schorgast in Germany as he carries a large basket on his back with Taylor's luggage in it. Bayard Taylor traveled through Germany several times in hi... More

Ryōgoku sentyu asakusa enkei

Ryōgoku sentyu asakusa enkei

Print shows view from the Ryōgoku Bridge of boats on a river.

Parker's sectional & geological map of Iowa exhibiting her iron, lead, copper, coal and other geological resources and all rail roads completed in progress, and projected compiled from the U.S. surveys and personal reconnoisance. By Nathan H. Parker author of "Iowa As It Is" Clinton Io. 1856.

Parker's sectional & geological map of Iowa exhibiting her iron, lead,...

Names of railroads are listed at lower left of map. Scale 1:506,880. LC also has another edition by "A.M. Bailey draughtsman", 1856 which includes advertisements below inset and at left of title. LC Railroad ma... More

Map of Chester County, Pennsylvania /

Map of Chester County, Pennsylvania /

General-content county map showing schools, meetinghouses, smithies, inns, post-offices, etc.; does not show landowners'/householders' names. Hand col. to emphasize township/borough boundaries and territories. ... More

Letting the last "Democratic drop"

Letting the last "Democratic drop"

The only obvious portrait in this crudely drawn satire is that of Republican candidate John C. Fremont (right). An emaciated man (center) sits in a chair near an open window. He is apparently James Buchanan, a... More

Who are the ruffians, murderers, and robbers in Kansas? [1856?]

Who are the ruffians, murderers, and robbers in Kansas? [1856?]

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 20, Folder 3.

[Gen. Wm. Walker's Exp. in Nicaragua]: Old church on the Grand Plaza, city of Grenada [sic?], Nicaragua

[Gen. Wm. Walker's Exp. in Nicaragua]: Old church on the Grand Plaza, ...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 2, no. 45 (1856 Oct. 18), p. 292. Reference copy may be in BIOG FILE - Walker, William, 1824-1860.

"If I am elected to the high office for which your partiality has nominated me, I will endeavor to administer the government according to the true spirit of the constitution, as it was understood by the great men who framed and adopted it, and i

"If I am elected to the high office for which your partiality has nomi...

Verse.; Campaign song. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 122, Folder 10.

[Koum Ombos - the Temple]

[Koum Ombos - the Temple]

Remains of the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris (Ombos). Title from item. No. 1835. On verso: Temple of Kom Ombo, Egypt.

[French naval expedition to the Indo-Chinese archipelago: Merchants' place at Toumhai]

[French naval expedition to the Indo-Chinese archipelago: Merchants' p...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1856 April 26, p. 340.

Dr. Christie's Ague Balsam - a sure remedy for ague, fever and all bilious diseases

Dr. Christie's Ague Balsam - a sure remedy for ague, fever and all bil...

Advertisement label with right profile of Dr. Christie's(?) head

Great reduction. Northern passenger and freight express by Troy line of steamers, via Troy, Saragota, Whitehall, Burlington, Plattsburgh and Rouse's point. Montreal & Orgensburgh ... New York, April 1856.

Great reduction. Northern passenger and freight express by Troy line o...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 122, Folder 8k.

Interior of Messrs. Leavitt and Delissier's sales-room, Broadway, New York

Interior of Messrs. Leavitt and Delissier's sales-room, Broadway, New ...

Men at book sale. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1856 April 5, p. 264.

See my new boots!

See my new boots!

Artist: Louis Maurer. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5851

Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827, full lgth., standing holding pen and music "bronze statue...by Crawford, presented to the Music Hall, Boston"

Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827, full lgth., standing holding pen and...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 1, no. 14 (1856 Mar. 15), p. 217. Reference copy may be in BIOG FILE. Caption card tracings: Mass... More

"Buck" taking the "pot"

"Buck" taking the "pot"

A pro-Buchanan satire, critical of the divisive or sectionalist appeal of the other two presidential contenders in the 1856 race. "Buck" or Buchanan (left) has evidently won a card game over Fremont (fallen at ... More

The Pylon. Edfou

The Pylon. Edfou

Rear view of pylons with bas-relief of the Temple of Horus at Idfū, Egypt. Title from item. No. 1841. On verso: Edfou. The Pylon.

Bassua Liberia / R.K.G.

Bassua Liberia / R.K.G.

View with two sailboats on water in foreground, and buildings in background. Annotations identify scale, Sugarloaf Mt., and Saddleback Mt.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her daughter, Harriot--from a daguerreotype 1856

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her daughter, Harriot--from a daguerreotype...

Elizabeth Cady Stanton holding her daughter Harriot, half-length portrait, facing right. Photograph of a daguerreotype taken in 1856. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1979:169. BIOG FILE reference copy NOS 1/97.

Pylon & obelisk. Luxor

Pylon & obelisk. Luxor

Title from item. No. 1901. No. 1904. On verso: (Luxor) Thebes. Pylon & Obelisk.

Ruined pylon. Carnac

Ruined pylon. Carnac

Title from item. No. 1876. On verso: Thebes. (Karnak) The ruined Pylon.

Templar's chart

Templar's chart

138 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Holland & Stinson.

In Great Hall. Carnac

In Great Hall. Carnac

Title from item. No. 1888. On verso: Karnak. Great Hall.

[Gen. Wm. Walker's Exp. in Nicaragua]: Market place, Grand Plaza, Granada

[Gen. Wm. Walker's Exp. in Nicaragua]: Market place, Grand Plaza, Gran...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 2, no. 50 (1856 Nov. 22), p. 369. Reference copy may be in BIOG FILE - Walker, William, 1824-1860.

Dier [i.e. Deir]-el-Medinet. Thebes]

Dier [i.e. Deir]-el-Medinet. Thebes]

Remains of temple. Title from item. No. 1854. On verso: Thebes. Dier [i.e. Deir]-el-Medinet Abou. Temple & rocks.

[Gen. Wm. Walker's Exp. in Nicaragua]: Hipps Point--junction of the Serapiqui with the river San Juan, Nicaragua

[Gen. Wm. Walker's Exp. in Nicaragua]: Hipps Point--junction of the Se...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 2, no. 28 (1856 June 21), p. 21. Reference copy may be in BIOG FILE.

Scene in the House of Representatives - Contest for the election of speaker

Scene in the House of Representatives - Contest for the election of sp...

Congressman speaking while others stand and watch. Title from item. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 1, no. 5 (1856 Jan. 12), p.[65].

Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning's rail road map of the United States showing the depots & stations /

Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning's rail road map of the United States showin...

Includes index to railroads and indexed "Plan of the New England States". Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy sectioned into 45 sections and mounted on cloth for f... More