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Historic Electric City sign, restored in 2008, shines again. Scranton, Pennsylvania

Historic Electric City sign, restored in 2008, shines again. Scranton,...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase ; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-201... more

Detail of a historic car with license plates from the 1940s. San Francisco, California

Detail of a historic car with license plates from the 1940s. San Franc...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... more

Americæ pars, nunc Virginia dicta : primum ab Anglis inuenta, sumtibus Dn. Walteri Raleigh, Equestris ordinis Viri, Anno Dn̄i. MDLXXXV regni Vero Sereniss. nostræ Reginæ Elisabethæ XXVII, hujus vero Historia peculiari Libro descripta est, additis etiam Indigenarum Iconibus /

Americæ pars, nunc Virginia dicta : primum ab Anglis inuenta, sumtibus...

Scale ca. 1:1,700,000. Has watermark. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Pictorial map. Covers coastal region from Cape Fear to Chesapeake Bay. From Thomas Hariot's A br... more

[Ironclad vessel with rudder and paddlewheel]

[Ironclad vessel with rudder and paddlewheel]

Illus. in: Gaspar Schott, Technica Curiosa, 1664, pl. 30, opp. p. 388. Reference copy may be in LOT 7007. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Marine engineering; ... more

At the General Court of their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New-England, sitting in Boston by adjournment, December 10th, 1690 [An order for the granting forth of printed bills for seven thousand pounds] Cambridge: Printed by Samu

At the General Court of their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Ba...

Positive Photostat.; This is supposed to be the first emission of paper money in the colonies.; Paper money. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as... more

At a General Court for their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New-England, sitting at Boston, upon adjournment, December 22th, 1691 [A proclamation relating to various matters] [Cambridge Printed by Bartholomew Green 1691].

At a General Court for their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Bay...

Incomplete. p. 2 wanting.; Positive Photostat.; Proclamation. 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... more

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Medalist: Jean-Baptiste Nini (Italian, Urbino 1717–1786 Chaumont-sur-Loire)

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Medalist: Jean-Baptiste Nini (Italian, Urbino 1717–1786 Chaumont-sur-Loire)

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Probably François Marie Suzanne (French, active 1751–1802)

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin

After Louis de Carmontelle (French, Paris 1717–1806 Paris)

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Medalist: Jean-Baptiste Nini (Italian, Urbino 1717–1786 Chaumont-sur-Loire)

Province of the Massachusetts Bay. Jeremiah Allen, Esq; Treasurer and receiver general for His Majesties said Province. To [blank] constable or collector of the Town of [blank] Greetings, &c. … Given under my hand & seal at Boston, the fifth day

Province of the Massachusetts Bay. Jeremiah Allen, Esq; Treasurer and ...

Tax warrant filled in in mss. for the town of Salem. and signed by Jeremiah Allen.; Ford 540.; Not in Evans. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as... more

[Chart of Plymouth Bay.

[Chart of Plymouth Bay.

Scale ca. 1:24,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Hand colored. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 960 Vault AACR2

Continental Congress. Proceedings of the Grand American Continental Congress at Philadelphia, September 5, 1774. Association, &c. ... In Congress, Philadelphia October 20, 1774 Signed Peyton Randolph, President ... Sold at the Printing-office in

Continental Congress. Proceedings of the Grand American Continental Co...

Printed in three columns.; Not in Evans.; On verso: Gift of Matt. B. Jones, Boston. Received May 15, 1934.; On verso: Ac. 4840. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsim... more

The following extracts from the votes and proceedings of the American Continental Congress we are induced to publish thus early purely to ease the impatience of our readers. Association &c. We his Majesty’s most loyal subjects, the delegates of

The following extracts from the votes and proceedings of the American ...

Positive Photostat.; Photographic reproduction.; Stamped on verso: Mss Division.; On verso: Ac. 373. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full te... more

A plan of the sea coast from Boston Bay to the light house near Rhode Island, reduced from the large survey.

A plan of the sea coast from Boston Bay to the light house near Rhode ...

Scale 1:253,440; 4 statute miles to 1 in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading. Has watermarks. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of N... more

Profile Bust of Benjamin Franklin

Profile Bust of Benjamin Franklin

Attributed to Patience Wright (1725–1786)

A circumstantial account of an attack that happened on the 19th of April 1775, on his Majesty’s troops. By a number of the people of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. On Tuesday the 18th of April, about half past 10 at night, Lieutenant Colonel

A circumstantial account of an attack that happened on the 19th of Apr...

Positive Photostat.; A British account of Battle of Lexington.; Battle of Lexington. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Prin... more

A plan of the bay and harbor of Boston, surveyed agreeably to the orders and instructions of the Right Honorable the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, to Samuel Holland, Esqr., His Majesty's Surveyor General of Lands for the Northern District of North America,

A plan of the bay and harbor of Boston, surveyed agreeably to the orde...

Scale ca. 1:48,000. Relief shown by shading. Depths shown by soundings and color. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image... more

In Provincial congress. New York, June 7, 1775. Resolved, that whensoever doubts shall arise, which respect to the recommendations, or resolutions of the Continental Congress ... It is the duty of such persons, to apply to this board for an expl

In Provincial congress. New York, June 7, 1775. Resolved, that whensoe...

Imprint 3.; On verso: S; June 7, 1775. 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 108, Folder 27.

Whereas we the subscribers have broke the association of the late Continental Congress, by unloading a part of the cargo from oh board the Ship Beulah; we do declare that we are sorry for the offence we have the publick there-by, and that we wil

Whereas we the subscribers have broke the association of the late Cont...

Imprint 2. 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 108, Folder 28.

Whereas a report has been industriously propagated in this City, that the Continental Congress has passed a resolve, that unless American grievances were redressed by the first of March, these Colonies should be independent of Great Britain. [Tw

Whereas a report has been industriously propagated in this City, that ...

Evans 14333.; On verso: C; Aug 4, 1775. 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 108, Folder 31a.

To the Hone. Jno. Hancock, Esqre. president of ye Continental Congress, this map of the seat of civil war in America, is respectfully inscribed by his most obedient humble servant, B. Romans.

To the Hone. Jno. Hancock, Esqre. president of ye Continental Congress...

Scale ca. 1:320,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Indexed for points of interest. Insets with indexes: Plan of Boston and its environs, 1775.--A view of the lines thrown up on Boston Neck; by the min... more

Edmund Pendleton to Virginia Delegates in the Continental Congress, July 13, 1776, Private Addenda to Letter of Same Date; Pennsylvania-Virginia Boundary Dispute; Indian Lands

Edmund Pendleton to Virginia Delegates in the Continental Congress, Ju...

Private Addenda to Letter of Same Date; Pennsylvania-Virginia Boundary Dispute; Indian Lands

In the House of representatives. February 10 1776. Whereas the votes and proceedings of the Honorable Continental Congress respecting the regiment now raising in this Colony to join the Continental army in Canada, make it necessary that some alt

In the House of representatives. February 10 1776. Whereas the votes a...

Positive Photostat.; Stamped on verso: 504. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collectio... more

Virginia Delegates in Continental Congress to Virginia Convention, April 18, 1776, Appointment of Surgeons; Canadian Campaign; Notation on Coin Production

Virginia Delegates in Continental Congress to Virginia Convention, Apr...

Appointment of Surgeons; Canadian Campaign; Notation on Coin Production

Continental Congress, August 27, 1776, Draft of Resolution to Recruit British Officers and Soldiers into Continental Army

Continental Congress, August 27, 1776, Draft of Resolution to Recruit ...

Draft of Resolution to Recruit British Officers and Soldiers into Continental Army

[Chart of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.

[Chart of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.

Scale ca. 1:51,000. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along folds and lower margin. No. "16" in upper left corner. "Note. The soundings and nautical remarks in this chart are laid down ... more

Continental Congress, August 27, 1776, Draft of Resolution to Recruit British Officers and Soldiers into Continental Army; Incomplete

Continental Congress, August 27, 1776, Draft of Resolution to Recruit ...

Draft of Resolution to Recruit British Officers and Soldiers into Continental Army; Incomplete

In convention of the representatives of the state of New York. To [blank]  Greeting. Whereas this Convention, in pursuance of the resolves of the Continental Congress, did on the 9th day of June last, direct and order the raising and embodying,

In convention of the representatives of the state of New York. To [bla...

Imprint 2.; Not in Evans. 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 109, Folder 20.

[A chart of Boston Bay and vicinity.

[A chart of Boston Bay and vicinity.

Scale ca. 1:50,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 951 LC copy imperfect: De... more

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

After Jean-Baptiste Greuze (French, Tournus 1725–1805 Paris) Made in France

An abstract from resolves containing the encouragement offered by the Continental congress, and by the State of Massachusetts-Bay, to such as shall inlist into the Continental army ... In Council. Jan. 28, 1777. Read and concurr'd John Avery, De

An abstract from resolves containing the encouragement offered by the ...

Copy 2 formerly numbered as Portfolio 40, Folder 7. This item has been renumbered from Portfolio 40, Folder 7. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and ... more

The hon. John Hancock, Esq. - president of the honourable the Continental Congress

The hon. John Hancock, Esq. - president of the honourable the Continen...

Print shows left profile bust portrait of John Hancock between text on "The Character of a Patriot." Title from item. Illus. in: Bickerstaff's Boston almanack, ... (Boston, Mass.). Boston : 1777, p. 3. Publishe... more

Continental Congress Broadside, 1777 : [April 14-15 resolves on Committee of Conference meeting with Pennsylvania officials]

Continental Congress Broadside, 1777 : [April 14-15 resolves on Commit...

Broadside (no lillus.), printed by John Dunlap, Baltimore, 1777. Reference copy may be in SSF - Congresses and Conventions 1777. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracing... more

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin

Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, Paris 1736–1807 Paris)

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), after a Painting by Greuze of 1777

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), after a Painting by Greuze of 1777

Charles Paul Jérôme de Bréa (French, ca. 1739–1820)

State of Massachusetts Bay In the House of representatives, September 14, 1779. Whereas it is indispensably necessary that a supply of blankets should be immediately procured for the service of the army ... [Boston: Printed by Thomas & John Flee

State of Massachusetts Bay In the House of representatives, September ...

Positive Photostat.; Stamped on verso: 595. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collectio... more

Franklin, Benjamin

Franklin, Benjamin

Radierer: Tardieu, Ambroise Zeichner: Tardieu, Ambroise faktischer Entstehungsort: Paris

Dr. Beniamin [i.e., Benjamin] Franklin gebohrn zu Boston den 17 Janü. 1706

Dr. Beniamin [i.e., Benjamin] Franklin gebohrn zu Boston den 17 Janü. ...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, wearing fur hat, holding book, in oval. Title from item. Illus. in: Geschichte der kriege in und ausser Europa / Christoph Heinrich Ko... more

Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union between the states of New Hampshire ...

Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union between the states of Ne...

Title page, no illustration. See E289.U55 (P&P Ref), p. 37. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Va. W-; Articles of Confederation; US Hist. 1778; RBD; Shelf.

Arthur Lee to Continental Congress Secret Committee, April 2, 1778, Expense Account as Commissioner to the Court of France

Arthur Lee to Continental Congress Secret Committee, April 2, 1778, Ex...

Expense Account as Commissioner to the Court of France

Franklin, Benjamin

Franklin, Benjamin

Radierer: Fritzsch, Johann Christian Gottfried

Buzzards Bay and shoals of Nantucket.

Buzzards Bay and shoals of Nantucket.

Scale ca. 1:100,000. Title on verso: Nantucket Shoals and Buzzards's Bay by Lieutt. Knight, 1778. Soundings shown in fathoms. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, pencil, and watercolor. Watermark: Large fleur-de-lis in a ... more

William Lee to Continental Congress Secret Committee, September 12, 1778, Commercial Treaties with Holland and France; Extract

William Lee to Continental Congress Secret Committee, September 12, 17...

Commercial Treaties with Holland and France; Extract

Continental Congress, September 24, 1779, Memorandum on Gold Medal for Henry Lee for Leadership at Powles Hook

Continental Congress, September 24, 1779, Memorandum on Gold Medal for...

Memorandum on Gold Medal for Henry Lee for Leadership at Powles Hook

[Penobscot River and Bay, with the operations of the English fleet, under Sir George Collyer, against the division of Massachusetts troops acting against Fort Castine, August 1779; with full soundings up to the present site of Bangor.

[Penobscot River and Bay, with the operations of the English fleet, un...

Scale ca. 1:46,000. Title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection of original maps and plans. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Oriented with north to the right... more

Medallion of Benjamin Franklin

Medallion of Benjamin Franklin

Jean-Baptiste Nini (Italian, Urbino 1717–1786 Chaumont-sur-Loire) Made in France

[Map of Stony and Verplanck Points on the Hudson River as fortified by Sir Henry Clinton June 1779.

[Map of Stony and Verplanck Points on the Hudson River as fortified by...

Scale ca. 1:20,400. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Relief shown by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1198 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster... more

Benjamin Franklin L.L.D. F.R.S. - one of the American plenipotentiaries at the Court of France / Pollard sculp.

Benjamin Franklin L.L.D. F.R.S. - one of the American plenipotentiarie...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, without spectacles, wearing fur cap, in oval. Title from item. After a portrait by Cochin. Illus. in: An impartial history of the present... more

Portrait Panel of Benjamin Franklin

Portrait Panel of Benjamin Franklin

Probably made in Germany

State of Massachusetts Bay. In the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty. An act to prevent and punish desertion and for apprehending and securing deserters form the Continental army ... This act passed May 5, 1780. A true copy.

State of Massachusetts Bay. In the year of our Lord one thousand seven...

Copy 2 & 3 Photographic reproduction.; Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 3 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Col... more

A new and accurate map of the colony of Massachusets [i.e. Massachusetts] Bay, in North America, from a late survey.

A new and accurate map of the colony of Massachusets [i.e. Massachuset...

Covers eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut, and small portions of New Hampshire and Vermont. Relief shown pictorially. From Universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure, vol. 66, Dec. 1780,... more

Samuel Adams, esqr. One of the delegates from the province of Massachusetts-Bay to the general continental congress of North America.

Samuel Adams, esqr. One of the delegates from the province of Massachu...

Samuel Adams, full-length portrait, seated by window, facing slightly left.

Benjamin Franklin L.L.D. - envoy from the American Congress to the French Court

Benjamin Franklin L.L.D. - envoy from the American Congress to the Fre...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, three-quarter length portrait, seated at desk, facing right with left arm resting on arm of chair. Title from item. Illus. in: An impartial history of the war in America, between ... more

Benjamin Franklin - né à Boston dans la Nouvelle Angleterre, le 17 Janvier 1706 / Desrayes del ; le Beau scul.

Benjamin Franklin - né à Boston dans la Nouvelle Angleterre, le 17 Jan...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, wearing fur hat, without spectacles, facing left, in oval tied with a ribbon at top, on base in frame with title plate. Title from item. No. 1515. Ref... more

Benjamin Franklin, né à Boston le 17 janvier 1706 - eripuit cœlo fulmen sceptrum que tyrannis / peint par Madame Filleul ; gravé par Cahtelin, Graveur du Roi.

Benjamin Franklin, né à Boston le 17 janvier 1706 - eripuit cœlo fulme...

Benjamin Franklin, half-length portrait, seated at table, facing front; map and his spectacles are on the table.

Plan du terrein à la rive gauche de la rivière de James vis-à-vis Jamestown en Virginie ou s'est livré le combat du 6 juillet 1781 entre l'armée américaine commandée par le Mis. de La Fayette el l'armée angloise aux ordres du Lord Cornwallis.

Plan du terrein à la rive gauche de la rivière de James vis-à-vis Jame...

Scale ca. 1:16,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Relief shown by hachures. Includes index to points of military interest. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1451 Available also throu... more

His excy. John Hancock, Esqr., late president of the American congress / J. Norman sculp.

His excy. John Hancock, Esqr., late president of the American congress...

Print shows John Hancock, full-length portrait, seated facing right, with pen appears to be signing a document labeled "To the People of Ireland"; other papers on table and floor are "Resolutions of the Contine... more

Franklin, Benjamin

Franklin, Benjamin

Zeichner: Carmontelle, Louis Verleger: Née, François Denis Verlagsort: Paris

Premiere assemblée du congrès / dessiné par le Barbier Peintre du Roi ; gravé par Godefroy de l'Academie Imple. et Royale de Vienne &c.

Premiere assemblée du congrès / dessiné par le Barbier Peintre du Roi ...

Print shows session of the First Continental Congress, September 1774, in Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Title from item. Illus. in: Essais historiques et politiques sur les Anglo-Américains, ...... more

Benjamin Franklin / J. Pelicier sculp. 1782.

Benjamin Franklin / J. Pelicier sculp. 1782.

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, wearing fur collar, in oval draped with foliage on pedestal with books, map, eagles, storm clouds and lightning, and with "VIR" ... more