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Casement [i.e. casemate] where Jefferson Davis was imprisoned, Fort Monroe, Virginia

Casement [i.e. casemate] where Jefferson Davis was imprisoned, Fort Mo...

Public domain photograph - historical image of Virginia, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Photo of the late Czar and his family working in garden

Photo of the late Czar and his family working in garden

Photograph shows Czar Nicholas II and family gardening at Alexander Palace during internment at Tsarskoe-Selo, 1917. J213277 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph copyrighted in 1921 by Underwood & Underwood, N.Y. ... More

[African American convicts working with axes, Reed Camp, South Carolina]

[African American convicts working with axes, Reed Camp, South Carolin...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Convicts Reed Camp, SC; Dec. 1934." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musicians... More

George Metesky behind bars at Waterbury, Conn., police station World Telegram & Sun photo by Al Ravenna

George Metesky behind bars at Waterbury, Conn., police station World T...

Photograph shows American terrorist George Metesky in jail. Title from news agency caption on item. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

House near Basking Ridge, in which General Lee was captured in 1776

House near Basking Ridge, in which General Lee was captured in 1776

Public domain illustrated book page scan, American, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Slave pen, Alexandria, Virginia / Negative by Brady & Co., Washington.

Slave pen, Alexandria, Virginia / Negative by Brady & Co., Washington.

Stereograph shows the interior of a military prison with a Union soldier standing guard; prior to its capture by the Union Army in 1861, the facility had been used by Price, Birch & Co. slave dealership to hold... More

Pocahontas saving the life of Capt. John Smith / New England Chromo. Lith. Co.

Pocahontas saving the life of Capt. John Smith / New England Chromo. L...

C3414A2 U.S. Copyright Office. Public domain scan of American 19th-century print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Civil War envelope showing slave master holding whip as slave attempts to go to Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia

Civil War envelope showing slave master holding whip as slave attempts...

Addressed to John Heagy Esq., Highspire P.O., Dauphin Co., Penna. ; postmarked Hummelstown, Pa., September 25 ; bears 3 cent stamp. Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2017; (D073) pp/liljmem

Cell from which Evangelica Cisneros escaped, Havana, Cuba

Cell from which Evangelica Cisneros escaped, Havana, Cuba

48724 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 9959. Public domain photograph of stereoscopic card, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinamen arrested after Mock Duck & Tom Lee factions' shooting in Chinatown

Chinamen arrested after Mock Duck & Tom Lee factions' shooting in Chin...

Photograph shows Chinese-American men arrested for being involved in a war between On Leong Tong and Hip Sing Tong organizations for control of Chinatown standing outside police station with police officers. F... More

[Louis "Lepke" Buchalter handcuffed to guard, getting into van] / World Telegram & Sun photo by Al Aumuller.

[Louis "Lepke" Buchalter handcuffed to guard, getting into van] / Worl...

NYWT&S staff photo. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection.

[Meyer Lansky, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly left, at 54 St. police station, New York City, being booked for vagrancy] / N.Y. World Telegram & Sun photo by Orlando Fernandez.

[Meyer Lansky, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly left, at...

NYWT&S staff photo. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Sirhan Mesches '68, Head and Shoulders Portrait

Sirhan Mesches '68, Head and Shoulders Portrait

Drawing shows Sirhan B. Sirhan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right. The drawing is dated [19]68, so may have been done while in captivity or at an arraignment, prior to Sirhan's trial in 1969. ... More

[African American convicts working with shovels, possibly the singers of "Rock Island Line" at Cummins State Farm, Gould, Arkansas, 1934]

[African American convicts working with shovels, possibly the singers ...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Rock Island Line"; "If this photograph depicts those who sang Rock Island Line for John Lomax then it was t... More

Text with rubric and placemarkers; miniature of Samson and Delilah.

Text with rubric and placemarkers; miniature of Samson and Delilah.

Public domain scan of a medieval illuminated manuscript page, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Chief of the Yavapai Apaches at Date Creek - Ahoochy Kahmah Group of Apache tonto & Yavapai prisoners of United States at Camp Verdi - 3 men & 2 women.

Chief of the Yavapai Apaches at Date Creek - Ahoochy Kahmah Group of A...

Ahoochy Kahmah, Chief of the Yavapai Apaches, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front, wearing uniform; group of prisoners. In album: Series of photographic views and portraits of Arizona and Arizon... More

"Crow Butte." Near Ft. Robinson, Neb. and F.E. & M.V. R.R. -- In battle, the Indians drove the "Crows" up on the mountain and camped on the only approach, intending to kill or starve their enemy. The "Crows" killed and skinned one of their ponies. The hide was made into ropes and used in lowering their ponies and people from opposite side of mountain. The oldest of their number was left to keep up camp fires to deceive their enemy; after three days the old man came down and surrendered and informed them of his tribe's escape. They gave him his liberty for bravery and loyalty to his tribe

"Crow Butte." Near Ft. Robinson, Neb. and F.E. & M.V. R.R. -- In battl...

Distant view of butte; field in foreground. Copyright deposit. Title transcribed from item. Forms part of the John C. H. Grabill Collection.

The casemate, Fortress Monroe, Jeff Davis in prison

The casemate, Fortress Monroe, Jeff Davis in prison

Two guards stand in Davis' cell, while the prisoner sits on his bed. Signed lower left of image: ARW. Title inscribed lower right. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.275) Forms part of: Morgan collection... More

Slave Pen, Alexandria, Virginia - 19th century Virginia.

Slave Pen, Alexandria, Virginia - 19th century Virginia.

Exterior, African American woman standing in foreground. Address: 1315 Duke St., Alexandria, Virginia. Stereo, The War for the Union. Photographic History (no. 2300). LC-B811-2300 (half). This record contains ... More

[Grand Review of the Armies, Washington, D.C.; Jefferson Davis' cell at Fort Monroe; portrait of David E. Herold, accomplice of John Wilkes Booth]

[Grand Review of the Armies, Washington, D.C.; Jefferson Davis' cell a...

Full page includes four illustrations and an article describing Herold's role in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 9, no. 441 (1865 June 10), p. 365. Herold's name erroneousl... More

Very vicious, Spaniard, American, Turk

Very vicious, Spaniard, American, Turk

Photographs show front and right profile mug shots of four prisoners including a Spaniard, an American and a Turkish man, Philippines.

[African American convicts working with shovels, possibly at Darrington State Farm, Texas, 1934, or Cummins State Farm, Gould, Arkansas, 1934]

[African American convicts working with shovels, possibly at Darringto...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "[Darrington State Farm, Ap. 1934]?; Texas." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk m... More

George Metesky being brought from second to first floor to Waterbury police hqs. to be booked Flanking Metesky are Det. Mike Lynch (left) from 24th Sqd., N.Y., and Capt. Ernest Pakul of Waterbury police World Telegram & Sun photo by Phil Stanziola

George Metesky being brought from second to first floor to Waterbury p...

Title from news agency caption on item. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

The seizure of Atahualpa at Cajamarca / J.M. Moreau junior, inv. ; P. Duflos Junior, sculp.

The seizure of Atahualpa at Cajamarca / J.M. Moreau junior, inv. ; P. ...

Spaniards taking Atahualpa away as woman faints. Reference copy in: BIOG FILE - Atahualpa, d. 1533.

Field Marshal Earl Harcourt when Lieut. Colonel of the 16th Light Dragoons taking prisoner General Lee, the Commander of the American Army.

Field Marshal Earl Harcourt when Lieut. Colonel of the 16th Light Drag...

Public domain illustrated book page scan, American, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

General Lee taken prisoner - Public domain dedication image

General Lee taken prisoner - Public domain dedication image

Public domain scan of 18th-century genre print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Dagestan. Mi︠e︡sto pli︠e︡nenīi︠a︡ Shamili︠a︡

Dagestan. Mi︠e︡sto pli︠e︡nenīi︠a︡ Shamili︠a︡

Public domain historical photo, 19th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Women! Free our sisters - images Black History Month

Women! Free our sisters - images Black History Month

Poster showing four women demonstrating for release of six members of the Black Panther Party from the Niantic State Women's Farm in Connecticut.

[The return of Columbus in chains to Cadiz]

[The return of Columbus in chains to Cadiz]

Engraving by Stephen Alonzo Schoff after the painting (1842) by Emanuel Leutze. Information on title and artist provided by researcher, 10/24/2007.

An altercation concerning r-l wives, &c / Lewis Marks del., British Cartoon Print

An altercation concerning r-l wives, &c / Lewis Marks del., British Ca...

Print shows Napoleon I standing on a slip of land labeled "Elba" yelling at George, Prince of Wales, who is standing on a patch of land labeled "England." Napoleon complains that the British have deprived him o... More

Tweed-le-dee and Tilden-dum / Th. Nast.

Tweed-le-dee and Tilden-dum / Th. Nast.

Boss Tweed, as policeman, wearing uniform of convict, holding two boys by the collar with one hand, and holding up billy club with the other. Reform Tweed: "If all the people want is to have somebody arrested, ... More

The interrogation of Robespierre on the morning of the tenth Thermidor

The interrogation of Robespierre on the morning of the tenth Thermidor

8523 U.S. Copyright Office. Reproduction of a painting by L. Melingue. Copyright by G. Barrie & Son.

Gathering potatoes in Fort Bend County, Tx

Gathering potatoes in Fort Bend County, Tx

Photograph shows African American male picking potatoes, possibly prisoners from the Imperial State Prison Farm; three men on horseback oversee the work. Schlueter, Houston. No. 14.

Three detectives responsible for the capture of the "Bobbed Hair Bandit"--Detective Grey, Captain McCloskey & Detective Casey / staff photo.

Three detectives responsible for the capture of the "Bobbed Hair Bandi...

Detectives Grey and Casey and Captain McCloskey, standing with others, facing front. NYWT&S staff photograph. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

[Prisoners breaking up rocks at a prison camp or road construction site]

[Prisoners breaking up rocks at a prison camp or road construction sit...

Title and date devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musicians, primarily in the southern United States and the Bahamas.

American terrorist George Metesky being escorted by New York Detective Mike Lynch and Waterbury police officer Captain Ernest Pakul at Waterbury, Connecticut, police headquarters World Telegram & Sun photo by Ed. Ford

American terrorist George Metesky being escorted by New York Detective...

Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Grand Duchess Tatiana, daughter of the Czar, transporting with the aid of a soldier, lumps of sod on a stretcher. Photo made at Tsarskoe-Selo

Grand Duchess Tatiana, daughter of the Czar, transporting with the aid...

Photograph shows the Grand Duchess Tatiana working outside Alexander Palace, during internment at Tsarskoe-Selo, 1917. Accompanying caption describes the last days of the Romanovs. J213275 U.S. Copyright Office... More

Slave pen, Alexandria, Virginia - 19th century Virginia.

Slave pen, Alexandria, Virginia - 19th century Virginia.

Photograph shows soldiers inside prison area where slaves were held. Address: 1315 Duke St., Alexandria, Virginia. War Views. No. 2298. Negative by Brady & Co., Washington.

Capture of Major John Andre by John Paulding, David Williams and Issac Vanwart

Capture of Major John Andre by John Paulding, David Williams and Issac...

Print shows British Major John André being captured by members of the New York militia. The men are examining papers concerning the capture of West Point which André had hidden in his boot. Reference copy in L... More

Capture of Major John Andre by John Paulding, David Williams and Issac Vanwart

Capture of Major John Andre by John Paulding, David Williams and Issac...

Print shows British Major John André being captured by members of the New York militia. The men are examining papers concerning the capture of West Point which André had hidden in his boot. Reference copy in L... More

The casemate, Fortress Monroe, Jeff Davis in prison

The casemate, Fortress Monroe, Jeff Davis in prison

Two guards stand in Davis' cell, while the prisoner sits on his bed. Signed lower left of image: ARW. Title inscribed lower right. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.275) Forms part of: Morgan collection... More

Retour de Varennes. Arrivée de Louis Capet à Paris, le 25 Juin 1791 Prieur inv. & del. ; Berthault sculp

Retour de Varennes. Arrivée de Louis Capet à Paris, le 25 Juin 1791 Pr...

Print shows a royal coach carrying Louis XVI and his family on their return to Paris after their aborted flight to freedom; three men riding on the front of the coach appear to be under arrest as well; large nu... More

Translation de Louis seize et de sa famille au temple le 13 Aoust 1792 / Swebach Desfontaines inv. & del. ; Berthault sculp.

Translation de Louis seize et de sa famille au temple le 13 Aoust 1792...

Print shows French soldiers and citizens escorting Louis XVI and the royal family in a carriage to the temple on August 13, 1792.

Secrets of the prison-house--a cell in the female department of the Washington jail / from a sketch made on the spot by our special artist, Mr. Lumley.

Secrets of the prison-house--a cell in the female department of the Wa...

Public domain photograph - historical image of Washington DC, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The last ditch polka d'accacia / drawn & engd. by H.F. Greene, Boston.

The last ditch polka d'accacia / drawn & engd. by H.F. Greene, Boston.

Sheet music cover celebrating Confederate president Jefferson Davis' confinement at Fort Monroe, after his capture by Union troops in May 1865. Davis is portrayed as a rat in a wire cage which in turn is sealed... More

Portrait photo of Charles J. Guiteau, Cabinet photograph

Portrait photo of Charles J. Guiteau, Cabinet photograph

Photograph shows portrait of Guiteau, assassin of President Garfield, taken in jail in Washington, D.C. 2169 U.S. Copyright Office. On recto: "No. 2."

[Russia]. German & Austrian prisoners. [Russian men and women]. [Russian men, women, and children]. Station at Omsk

[Russia]. German & Austrian prisoners. [Russian men and women]. [Russi...

Titles from item and devised by Library staff. From disbound album of James Maxwell Pringle's business trip to Russia and Asia for First National City Bank of New York. Accession box no. DLC/PP-2010:041

The Romanovs working in the garden at Tsarskoe Selo, Russia, 1917

The Romanovs working in the garden at Tsarskoe Selo, Russia, 1917

J213274 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph copyrighted in 1921 by Underwood & Underwood, N.Y. Title from typed caption on photo mount. Photograph is a cropped version of LOT 11119, no. 10. Copyright deposit; 1921.

The surrender of Genl. Joe Johnston near Greensboro N.C., April 26th 1865

The surrender of Genl. Joe Johnston near Greensboro N.C., April 26th 1...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6374

The journey of a modern hero, to the island of Elba, British Cartoon Print

The journey of a modern hero, to the island of Elba, British Cartoon P...

Print shows Napoleon I seated backwards on a donkey on the road "to Elba" from Fontainebleau; he holds a broken sword in one hand and the donkey's tail in the other while two drummers follow him playing a farew... More

Le tigre enchainé - A group of men in uniforms standing next to each other

Le tigre enchainé - A group of men in uniforms standing next to each o...

Cartoon showing Napoleon I as a tiger in chains held by a British officer holding a whip; two men representing Russia and Austria play musical instruments nearby. DeVinck, 9800 Forms part of: French Political C... More

Libby Prison, Union prisoners at Richmond, Virginia from nature by Act. Major Otto Boetticher; lith. of Sarony, Major & Knapp, 449 Broadway, N.Y

Libby Prison, Union prisoners at Richmond, Virginia from nature by Act...

Print shows the interior of Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia with Union officers and soldiers sitting or standing in groups. Brigadier General August Willich (1810-1878), captured at the Battle of Stones River,... More

Jeff's double quick. The last words of the Confederacy: "Jeff's war hoops"

Jeff's double quick. The last words of the Confederacy: "Jeff's war ho...

Another comic version of Confederate President Jefferson Davis's ignominious capture by Union troops in May 1865. (See also "The Chas-ed "Old Lady" of the C.S.A.," no. 1865-11.) Here Davis, clad as a woman and... More

Emperor Nicholas II working in the kitchen garden at Tsarskoe Selo. Behind him is the officer of the guard

Emperor Nicholas II working in the kitchen garden at Tsarskoe Selo. Be...

J213271 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph copyrighted in 1922 by Underwood & Underwood, N.Y. Title from typed caption on photo mount. Underwood & Underwood photo number: 248994. Copyright deposit; 1922.

[African American prisoners at compound no. 1, Angola, Louisiana ( Leadbelly in foreground); Prisoner with guitar, at compound no. 1, Angola, Louisiana]

[African American prisoners at compound no. 1, Angola, Louisiana ( Lea...

Title and date devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Angola, Louisiana"; "N66-1"; "N67-1." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting fol... More

[Teenage gang members arrested in fatal shooting of Brooklyn youth] / World Telegram & Sun photo by Fernandez.

[Teenage gang members arrested in fatal shooting of Brooklyn youth] / ...

Photograph shows, left to right, Carl Cintron, Transit Patrolman Ernest Fatoruso, Carlos Reyes, Patrolman Frank Collins, Melvin Torres and Israel Narvaes at the Popular St. police station, New York City.

["Lightnin'" Washington, an African American prisoner, in the prison hospital at Darrington State Farm, Texas]

["Lightnin'" Washington, an African American prisoner, in the prison h...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Typed on back: "4. Lightning, prison hospital, Darrington State Farm, April, 1934. See A-8, 182 H." Forms part of: Lomax photogr... More

Text with placemarkers and rubric; miniature of Samson led away bound.

Text with placemarkers and rubric; miniature of Samson led away bound.

Public domain reproduction of illuminated medieval manuscript page, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Jūichidanme - act eleven of the Chūshingura - discover Kira's hiding place]

[Jūichidanme - act eleven of the Chūshingura - discover Kira's hiding ...

Print shows a scene during the attack on Kira Yoshinaka's home by the 47 Rōnin; the samurai discover Kira's hiding place. Title devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo pri... More

The capture of General Vega (In the act of discharging a canon) by the gallant Capt. May, of the U.S. Army, during the engagement of the 9th May / / Lith. & pub. by Sarony & Major, 117 Fulton St. N.Y.

The capture of General Vega (In the act of discharging a canon) by the...

Print shows Captain Charles Augustus May, on horseback, stopping General Vega, in the act of lighting a fuse on a cannon; troops all around them are still fighting. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print fili... More

$5,000 reward - A black and white advertisement for a reward

$5,000 reward - A black and white advertisement for a reward

Wanted poster showing identification portraits of Jacob Shapiro and Louis Buchalter. Date stamped on verso: Aug 7 1939. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Libra... More

Los Angeles, California--evacuation: pastor saying good-bye to two evacuees
[Vincent Alo, alias Jimmy Blue Eyes, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Vincent Alo, alias Jimmy Blue Eyes, head-and-shoulders portrait, faci...

NYWT&S staff photograph. Date stamped on recto: Feb 4 1950. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

[Meyer Lansky, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, being led by detective for booking on vagrancy charge at 54th Street police station, New York City] / N.Y. World Telegram & Sun photo by Orlando Fernandez.

[Meyer Lansky, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, being led ...

NYWT&S staff photo. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Text with rubrics and placemarkers; miniature including Samson.

Text with rubrics and placemarkers; miniature including Samson.

Public domain reproduction of illuminated book page, 14th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Chief of the Yavapai Apaches at Date Creek - Ahoochy Kahmah Group of Apache tonto & Yavapai prisoners of United States at Camp Verdi - 3 men & 2 women.

Chief of the Yavapai Apaches at Date Creek - Ahoochy Kahmah Group of A...

Ahoochy Kahmah, Chief of the Yavapai Apaches, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front, wearing uniform; group of prisoners. In album: Series of photographic views and portraits of Arizona and Arizon... More

[Prisoners breaking up rocks at a prison camp or road construction site]

[Prisoners breaking up rocks at a prison camp or road construction sit...

Title and date devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "R." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musicians, primarily in the sout... More

The surrender of Genl. Joe Johnston near Greensboro N.C., April 26th 1865

The surrender of Genl. Joe Johnston near Greensboro N.C., April 26th 1...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6374

Major André, von drey Americanern angehalten zu Tarrytown am 23ten Septembr 1780 / D. Chodowiecki inv. et del. ; D. Berger sculpsit 1784.

Major André, von drey Americanern angehalten zu Tarrytown am 23ten Sep...

Print shows Major John André being taken into custody by three men, John Paulding, Isaac Van Wart, and David Williams, near Tarrytown, New York, one of twelve scenes depicting the history of the American Revolu... More

Jean Baptiste Adolphe Lafosse - Napoléon a Sainte-Hélène Paul Delaroche

Jean Baptiste Adolphe Lafosse - Napoléon a Sainte-Hélène Paul Delar...

Print shows Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, full-length portrait, facing front, sitting on rocks on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. Signed on stone on lower l... More

Negroes hiding in the swamps of Louisiana / Sheppard del. ; J.L. Langridge sc.

Negroes hiding in the swamps of Louisiana / Sheppard del. ; J.L. Langr...

African Americans by a camp fire under lean-to. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1873 May 10, p. 396.

Africa - Tanganyika - Dar Es Salaam--Women convicts working on road

Africa - Tanganyika - Dar Es Salaam--Women convicts working on road

Women chained togther by neck rings. Photograph by E.M. Santos, Dar Es Salaam. Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection (Library of Congress).

[Isma Martin, half-length portrait of criminal for police identification purposes, seated, facing front]

[Isma Martin, half-length portrait of criminal for police identificati...

George Grantham Bain Collection. No. 3166. Public domain image of a criminal, arrest mugshot, conviction, prisoner, crime, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Columbus returning to Spain in chains [on board ship]

Columbus returning to Spain in chains [on board ship]

Public domain scan of portrait print from Library of Congress, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Alexis Nicolaevitch, Czarevitch, heir to the Russian throne, and his sister, Grand Duchess Tatiana in the Park at Tsarskoe Selo]

[Alexis Nicolaevitch, Czarevitch, heir to the Russian throne, and his ...

Photograph shows the prince and princess sitting (with shovels) in the foreground, Russian soldiers in the background. J213277 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph copyrighted in 1921 by Underwood & Underwood, N.Y... More

Sergei Prokudin Gorskiy, Dagestan. Mi︠e︡sto pli︠e︡nenīi︠a︡ Shamili︠a︡, color separation negative

Sergei Prokudin Gorskiy, Dagestan. Mi︠e︡sto pli︠e︡nenīi︠a︡ Shamili︠a︡,...

Credit line: Prokudin-Gorskiĭ photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Corresponding photographic print is in album: Views in the Caucasus and Black Sea area, Russian Empire,... More

[African American convicts working with shovels, possibly the singers of "Rock Island Line" at Cummins State Farm, Gould, Arkansas, 1934]

[African American convicts working with shovels, possibly the singers ...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Rock Island Line"; "If this photograph depicts those who sang Rock Island Line for John Lomax then it was t... More

Take me back, babe - Ragtime music
Secrets of the prison-house--the black hole of Washington, D.C. / from sketches made on the spot by our special artist, Mr. A. Lumley.

Secrets of the prison-house--the black hole of Washington, D.C. / from...

Composite of views of the Washington, D.C. jail and people inside the jail. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1861 Dec. 28, pp. 88-89.

[Two unidentified convicts, one of whom is playing the guitar and looks like Leadbelly (Huddie Ledbetter)]

[Two unidentified convicts, one of whom is playing the guitar and look...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "poss. Leadbelly"; Angola, Louisiana, July, 1934; "Huddie Leadbetter". Forms part of: Lomax collection of ph... More

The capture of General Vega (In the act of discharging a canon); by the gallant Capt. May, of the U.S. Army, during the engagement of the 9th May Lith. & pub. by Sarony & Major, 99 Nassau near Fulton St. N.Y

The capture of General Vega (In the act of discharging a canon); by th...

Print shows Captain Charles Augustus May, on horseback, stopping General Vega, in the act of lighting a fuse on a cannon; troops all around them are still fighting. No. 158. Below image: Entered according to A... More

The Indian campaign--prisoners captured by General Custer / sketched by Theodore R. Davis.

The Indian campaign--prisoners captured by General Custer / sketched b...

Prisoners, from Black Kettle's camp, captured by General Custer, traveling through snow. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 12, 1868 Dec. 19, p. 825.

The convicts' lock-step - Public domain book illustration

The convicts' lock-step - Public domain book illustration

Illustration shows a queue of prisoners. Illus. in: Darkness and daylight: or, Lights and shadows of New York life. A woman's narrative of mission and rescue work in tough places, with personal experiences amo... More

Portrait photo of Charles J. Guiteau, Cabinet photograph

Portrait photo of Charles J. Guiteau, Cabinet photograph

Photograph shows portrait of Guiteau, assassin of President Garfield, taken in jail in Washington, D.C. 2174 U.S. Copyright Office. On recto: "No. 7."

Carl Cintron grins as he was booked early today in the fatal shooting of a rival gang member in downtown Brooklyn / World Telegram & Sun photo by Fernandez.

Carl Cintron grins as he was booked early today in the fatal shooting ...

Photograph shows , left to right, Transit Patrolman Ernest Fatoruso, Carl Cintron, and Patrolman Frank Collins of Safety Unit E at Popular St. police station, New York City. NYWT&S staff photograph. Title from ... More

Hesper appearing to Columbus in prison / drawn by Smirke : engraved by Anker Smith.

Hesper appearing to Columbus in prison / drawn by Smirke : engraved by...

Columbus chained to prison wall, mythological figure with star above head appearing in doorway. No. 1076.

Rubric; miniature of Samson. - Public domain dedication image

Rubric; miniature of Samson. - Public domain dedication image

Public domain reproduction of illuminated manuscript page, medieval or early renaissance, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

[African American convicts working with axes and singing in woodyard, Reed Camp, South Carolina]

[African American convicts working with axes and singing in woodyard, ...

Public domain photograph - United States during 1930s Great Depression, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

["Lightnin'" Washington, an African American prisoner, singing with his group in the woodyard at Darrington State Farm, Texas]

["Lightnin'" Washington, an African American prisoner, singing with hi...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Typed on back: "1. Lightning and his group singing in the woodyard, Darrington State Farm, April, 1934. See A-8, 182 H." Handwr... More

Slave pen, Alexandria, Virginia - 19th century Virginia.

Slave pen, Alexandria, Virginia - 19th century Virginia.

Stereograph shows the interior of a Union military prison; prior to its capture by the Union Army in 1861, the facility had been used by Price, Birch & Co. slave dealership to hold slaves before they auctioned.... More

Ein Neues Trauer-lied ... - Public domain book illustration

Ein Neues Trauer-lied ... - Public domain book illustration

In German, a poem, entitled "A New lament," which tells the tale of Susanna Cox (1785?-1809), who was executed for the murder of her illegitimate child.

The Modoc indians / from photographs taken by C.F. [sic] Watkins, San Francisco.

The Modoc indians / from photographs taken by C.F. [sic] Watkins, San ...

Front page of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper with portraits of eleven Modoc Indians, federal prisoners and alleged participants in a violent uprising.

A slave-coffle passing the Capitol

A slave-coffle passing the Capitol

Slaves wearing handcuffs and shackles passing the United States Capitol, around 1815. Illus. in: A popular history of the United States. New York : Scribner, Armstrong, and company, 1876-1881. Reference copy in... More

[Detective Lt. Joseph Petrosiino( left) , Inspector Carey and Inspector McCafferty escorting Mafia hitman Petto the Ox (Tomasso Petto, second from left)]

[Detective Lt. Joseph Petrosiino( left) , Inspector Carey and Inspecto...

Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

[Prisoners breaking up rocks at a prison camp or road construction site]

[Prisoners breaking up rocks at a prison camp or road construction sit...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs depicting folk musicians, primarily in the southern United States and the Bahamas.

Jeff's Soliloquy to be or not to be (hanged) that's the question

Jeff's Soliloquy to be or not to be (hanged) that's the question

Photographic montage combines painting by M.A. Andrews showing a woman walking through an ominous forest and photograph of Jefferson Davis's head atop the body of the woman, referring to a story that Davis was ... More

Union soldiers in Andersonville prison / The rebel leader, Jeff Davis, at Fortress Monroe / Th. Nast.

Union soldiers in Andersonville prison / The rebel leader, Jeff Davis,...

Published by King & Baird, Printers, Philadelphia. Signed in block: Th. Nast. Title appears as it is written on the item. Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress) Exhibited in: ... More

[Prison compound no. 1, Angola, Louisiana. Leadbelly (Huddie Ledbetter) in the foreground]

[Prison compound no. 1, Angola, Louisiana. Leadbelly (Huddie Ledbetter...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Prison compund No 1. Angola, La. Leadbelly in foreground." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs d... More

[Prison compound no. 1, Angola, Louisiana. Leadbelly (Huddie Ledbetter) in the foreground]

[Prison compound no. 1, Angola, Louisiana. Leadbelly (Huddie Ledbetter...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Prison compund No 1. Angola, La. Leadbelly in foreground." Forms part of: Lomax collection of photographs d... More

The Capture of Andre 1780 - A painting of three men standing next to a horse

The Capture of Andre 1780 - A painting of three men standing next to a...

The Capture of Major John Andre. By John Paulding, David Williams and Isaac Van Wart, at Tarrytown, N.Y., Sept. 23rd, 1780. He is removing negotiation papers, intended for Benedict Arnold for betrayal of West P... More

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