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Jefferies, in the character of Atropos, cutting the thread of English Liberty

Jefferies, in the character of Atropos, cutting the thread of English ...

Print shows King John seated at a small table outside his tent, signing Magna Carta, behind him stand by two bishops. Four men are pulling a rope, the "thread of English Liberty", which is attached to King John... More

An Irish union / IC.

An Irish union / IC.

Print shows William Pitt joining the hands of "Paddy," an Irish farmer, and John Bull, neither of whom seem anxious for the union, while Lord Dundas, on the left, reading from a "History of Scotland" says, "dep... More

The Irish bull broke loose

The Irish bull broke loose

Print shows the "Irish Bull" tossing William Pitt into the air and about to do the same to Lord Dundas who runs to the left; on the far right, those opposed to Pitt's "Union Bill" cheer on the bull, "Go it my B... More

Home incidents, accidents, &c. The colored voter ; Pursuit of a breakfast under difficulties ; Nearest the fire ; Gypsies in Texas ; A floating grocer's raft ; Accident to a danseuse ; Accident on an inclined railway ; A sagacious dog ; Oiling a ventriloquist ; Explosion at the Wisconsin paper mill, Milwaukie ; A business proposal ; A sad story

Home incidents, accidents, &c. The colored voter ; Pursuit of a breakf...

Illustrations that accompany twelve stories of mishaps and curiosities including an African American Union soldier wrongly denied the right to vote, a Romani woman earning money telling fortunes, an explosion a... More

Irish march of intellect; or, the happy result of emancipation / A Sharpshooter fec.

Irish march of intellect; or, the happy result of emancipation / A Sha...

Print shows a bare-foot Irish man and his son in the chamber of an English lord. Hoping to get his son placed as an apprentice, he introduces him to the English lord who is sitting in a chair, wearing wig and robe.

Letter from James Forten, Philad[elphi]a, [Pennsylvania], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1831 March 21st

Letter from James Forten, Philad[elphi]a, [Pennsylvania], to William L...

In this letter to William Lloyd Garrison, James Forten sends him "two numbers of the Pennsylvania Inquirer, containing some strictures on the repeal of the Marriage Law in Massachusetts." He criticizes the auth... More

Letter from James Forten, Philad[elphi]a, [Pennsylvania], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1831 March 21st

Letter from James Forten, Philad[elphi]a, [Pennsylvania], to William L...

In this letter to William Lloyd Garrison, James Forten sends him "two numbers of the Pennsylvania Inquirer, containing some strictures on the repeal of the Marriage Law in Massachusetts." He criticizes the auth... More

Letter from Harriet Lupton, Headingley, [England], to Mary Anne Estlin

Letter from Harriet Lupton, Headingley, [England], to Mary Anne Estlin

Harriet Lupton writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to obtaining a copy of her report on the extract of "Mr. Estlin's interesting letter." Lupton could tell that from F. Douglass's report the American & Foreig... More

Letter from Elizur Wright, New York, to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1834 March 3

Letter from Elizur Wright, New York, to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1834 Mar...

Elizur Wright Jr. writes to Amos A. Phelps regarding an outrage enacted on a colored family. He writes, "the trial of a colored family who had been handed out of their beds as slaves the night before. I never h... More

Letter from George Thompson, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Henry Clarke Wright, 1835 Nov[ember] 5

Letter from George Thompson, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Henry Clarke ...

George Thompson writes to Henry Clarke Wright in regards to a recent letter he received from him and his grattitude and affection for sending it. He writes that all his "views, principles, plans & purposes..hav... More

Letter from Sarah Moore Grimkè, Brookline, [Massachusetts], to Henry Clark Wright, 1837 August 27

Letter from Sarah Moore Grimkè, Brookline, [Massachusetts], to Henry C...

Angelina Emily Grimkè and Sarah Moore Grimkè write to Henry Clark Wright regarding their disappointment in not seeing their articles in the New England Spectactor. Sarah writes, "I wrote to him yesterday to req... More

Letter from Elizur Wright, Office of the American Anti-Slavery Society, New York, [New York], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1838 March 9

Letter from Elizur Wright, Office of the American Anti-Slavery Society...

Elizur Wright, Jr. writes to William Lloyd Garrison telling him that he has "more influence than any other man over our colored brethren; and if ever an occasion demanded its full exertion, it is the case of ou... More

Letter from Sarah Moore Grimkè, Fort Lee, to Elizabeth Pease Nichol, 1839 May 14

Letter from Sarah Moore Grimkè, Fort Lee, to Elizabeth Pease Nichol, 1...

Sarah Moore Grimkè writes to Elizabeth Pease Nichol about a letter she wrote her a month ago requesting information "relative to prejudice as it is manifested in the Society of Friends." She mentions a tour of ... More

Letter from Hiram Wilson, Toronto, [Ontario], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1839 Aug[ust] 19

Letter from Hiram Wilson, Toronto, [Ontario], to Amos Augustus Phelps,...

Hiram Wilson writes to Amos A. Phelps regarding the safe arrival of Sister Eliza Ann Seecomb and Brother Raymond. He writes about their plans to do Missionary work in the Lake Sincar area. He writes, "The color... More

Letter from Hiram Wilson, Toronto, [Ontario], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1839 Aug[ust] 19

Letter from Hiram Wilson, Toronto, [Ontario], to Amos Augustus Phelps,...

Hiram Wilson writes to Amos A. Phelps regarding the safe arrival of Sister Eliza Ann Seecomb and Brother Raymond. He writes about their plans to do Missionary work in the Lake Sincar area. He writes, "The color... More

Letter from Henry Clarke Wright, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Maria Weston Chapman, 1839 May 2

Letter from Henry Clarke Wright, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Mari...

Henry Clarke Wright writes to Maria Weston Chapman in regards to his impression that the conflict among abolitionists in the Massachusetts region grows out of "personal animosities, a desire to see who shall be... More

Letter from Sarah Moore Grimkè, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Elizabeth Pease Nichol, 1840 November 14

Letter from Sarah Moore Grimkè, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Eliza...

Sarah Moore Grimkè writes to Elizabeth Pease Nichol regarding her life after Angelina's marriage. She says that she has "lived so retired since Angelina's marriage and our time has been so occupied in a differe... More

Letter from Elizur Wright, Dorchester, [Massachusetts], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1840 Aug[ust] 20

Letter from Elizur Wright, Dorchester, [Massachusetts], to Amos August...

Elizur Wright Jr. writes a copy of a statement made stating that Oberlin is not the only institution which does not discriminate. He writes, "With no feeling but good will towards the Oberlin institute, I shoul... More

Letter from Johnn Bishop Estlin, Bristol, [England], to Richard Davis Webb, 1845 November 13

Letter from Johnn Bishop Estlin, Bristol, [England], to Richard Davis ...

John Bishop Estlin writes to Richard Davis Webb in regards to the refusal of the municipal Unitarian Ministers to sign the "Address" sent a year and a half ago to America. He writes, "the letters of all the obj... More

Letter from George Thompson, London, [England], to Henry Clarke Wright, 1846 May 14

Letter from George Thompson, London, [England], to Henry Clarke Wright...

George Thompson writes to Henry Clarke Wright in regards to bringing his wife home from Devonshire and of sending him "some amendments, which I brought forward at the India House yesterday." The London Times ha... More

Letter from George Thompson, London, [England], to Henry Clarke Wright, 1846 May 14

Letter from George Thompson, London, [England], to Henry Clarke Wright...

George Thompson writes to Henry Clarke Wright in regards to bringing his wife home from Devonshire and of sending him "some amendments, which I brought forward at the India House yesterday." The London Times ha... More

Letter from George Thompson, London, [England], to Henry Clarke Wright, 1846 May 14

Letter from George Thompson, London, [England], to Henry Clarke Wright...

George Thompson writes to Henry Clarke Wright in regards to bringing his wife home from Devonshire and of sending him "some amendments, which I brought forward at the India House yesterday." The London Times ha... More

Letter from George Thompson, London, [England], to Henry Clarke Wright, 1846 May 14

Letter from George Thompson, London, [England], to Henry Clarke Wright...

George Thompson writes to Henry Clarke Wright in regards to bringing his wife home from Devonshire and of sending him "some amendments, which I brought forward at the India House yesterday." The London Times ha... More

[Title page and frontispiece showing slave on top of mountain, with his hands raised to paper labelled "libertas justitia" which appears in sky] / Childs.

[Title page and frontispiece showing slave on top of mountain, with hi...

Illus. in: Walker's appeal, with a brief sketch of his life / by David Walker. New York : Printed by J.H. Tobitt, 1848, title page and frontispiece.

Letter from James Miller M'Kim, Philadelphia, [Pennslyvania], to John Bishop Estlin, [1850s?] Dec[ember] 9

Letter from James Miller M'Kim, Philadelphia, [Pennslyvania], to John ...

James Miller McKim writes to John Bishop Estlin in regards to antislavery matters in Philadelphia. He discusses the events at an antislavery meeting and remarks, "a large hall, capable of seating 1000 persons w... More

Letter from Theodore Parker to Francis Jackson, [1851] April 19

Letter from Theodore Parker to Francis Jackson, [1851] April 19

Theodore Parker writes to Francis Jackson in regards to a handbill that needs to be printed warning African Americans to beware of police officers due to the recent laws imposed in Boston concerning the Fugitiv... More

Scenes from Uncle Tom's Cabin. First meeting of Uncle Tom and Eva T.W. Strong litho. 98 Nassau St. N.Y

Scenes from Uncle Tom's Cabin. First meeting of Uncle Tom and Eva T.W....

Print shows Uncle Tom sitting on a box, talking with Eva who is sitting on a large bale of cotton, on a dock with the smokestack of a steamboat in the background. Title from item. Printed at top: Scenes from Un... More

Letter from S. Alfred Steinthal, Bridgewater, [England], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1854 Nov[ember] 24

Letter from S. Alfred Steinthal, Bridgewater, [England], to Mary Anne ...

S. Alfred Steinthal writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to an "anti-slavery skirmish" that occured at a meeting on the topic of persecutions which "Protestants have to endure for consciousness sake in Catholi... More

"Jewels" found at Alexandria, by the Federal Army; consisting of chains, bracelets, and anklets. Supposed to have belonged to the "First Families" of Virginia / S.C. Upham, 310 Chestnut St.

"Jewels" found at Alexandria, by the Federal Army; consisting of chain...

Picture shows shackles, leg irons and handcuffs. Title from item. Gladstone's inventory code and notes: Envelope 11; leg and arm slave shackles. Purchase; William A. Gladstone; 1995; (DLC/PP-1995:113.231) Gener... More

I'se just "seceshed" from Ole Massa, Yah, Yah, Yah! / .

I'se just "seceshed" from Ole Massa, Yah, Yah, Yah! / .

Picture shows a caricature of an African American man dancing and holding a cigarette or cigar. Title from item. "E24" and "D750" inscribed in pencil on the front of the envelope. Gladstone's inventory code and... More

Lincoln- "I'm sorry to have to drop you, Sambo, but this concern won't carry us both!"

Lincoln- "I'm sorry to have to drop you, Sambo, but this concern won't...

Print shows Abraham Lincoln, in a life preserver labeled "Union", on a storm tossed sea, pushing away an African American man who had been clinging to him; next to them floats a hat with papers labeled "Fremont... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Dec[ember] 13

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his times in England before the Civil War. He writes an analysis of the reasons for going to war and remarks, "The relation of the states to the Federa... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

The emancipation of the negroes, January, 1863 - The past and the future / Drawn by Mr. Thomas Nast.

The emancipation of the negroes, January, 1863 - The past and the futu...

Below rays of "Emancipation," a scene of African Americans enjoying a comfortable home life is flanked by scenes of the past, including the selling and abuse of slaves, and scenes of the future, including educa... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1863 Feb[ruary] 14

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his domestic, parochial, and public affairs. He writes of the National Freedman's Relief Association's plans. When the American Civil War ends, he hope... More

Free Negroes in the North

Free Negroes in the North

Satire on the degraded condition of free blacks in the northern United States. Drawn and published by Adalbert Volck. Illus. in: V. Blada's war sketches. London [i.e. Baltimore], 1864, pl. 26.

Emancipation Proclamation / del., lith. and print. by L. Lipman, Milwaukee, Wis.

Emancipation Proclamation / del., lith. and print. by L. Lipman, Milwa...

Print shows at center the text of the Emancipation Proclamation with vignettes surrounding it; on the left are scenes related to slavery and on the right are scenes showing the benefits attained through freedom... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1865 June 26

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, ...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to her letter regarding condolences for his wife's death. He writes about his sorrow for his wife's death. He also talks about receiving financial support... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1865 June 26

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, ...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to her letter regarding condolences for his wife's death. He writes about his sorrow for his wife's death. He also talks about receiving financial support... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1865 June 26

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, ...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to her letter regarding condolences for his wife's death. He writes about his sorrow for his wife's death. He also talks about receiving financial support... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1865 June 26

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, ...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to her letter regarding condolences for his wife's death. He writes about his sorrow for his wife's death. He also talks about receiving financial support... More

The American Freedmen's Aid Commission

The American Freedmen's Aid Commission

This handbill recounts the founding of the American Freedmen's Aid Commission, lists its officers and organizational structure, and documents its stated purpose as "the redemption of the freed people from the d... More

Franchise. And not this man? / Th. Nast.

Franchise. And not this man? / Th. Nast.

Columbia speaking, with hand on shoulder of Civil War soldier, who lost a leg in the war. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1865 Aug. 5, p. 489.

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1865 June 26

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, ...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to her letter regarding condolences for his wife's death. He writes about his sorrow for his wife's death. He also talks about receiving financial support... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1865 June 26

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, ...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to her letter regarding condolences for his wife's death. He writes about his sorrow for his wife's death. He also talks about receiving financial support... More

Pardon. Franchise Columbia. -- "Shall I trust these men, and not this man?" Th. Nast

Pardon. Franchise Columbia. -- "Shall I trust these men, and not this ...

Centerfold prints show Columbia considering why she should pardon Confederate troops who are begging for forgiveness when an African American Union soldier with an amputated leg does not have the right to vote.... More

Letter from James Miller M'Kim, New York, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garrison, Sept[ember] 29th 1865

Letter from James Miller M'Kim, New York, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Gar...

James Miller M'Kim writes William Lloyd Garrison informing him of a scheduled meeting of the Board of Managers of the American Freedmen's Aid Commission, to take place in Philadelphia on the 11th of October. M'... More

Letter from Richard Davis Webb, Dublin, [Ireland], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1865 May 31

Letter from Richard Davis Webb, Dublin, [Ireland], to Mary Anne Estlin...

Richard Davis Webb writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to the outcome of the American Civil War. He compares the clemency shown to Southern leaders with the death sentences that resulted from the Young Irelan... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1865 June 26

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, ...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to her letter regarding condolences for his wife's death. He writes about his sorrow for his wife's death. He also talks about receiving financial support... More

The riot in New Orleans

The riot in New Orleans

Illustrations show Title from item. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 10, no. 504 (1866 August 25), p. 537.

The day of Jubelo / E. B. Bensell, pinxt ; photo. and pub. by Phil. Pho. Co., 730 Chestnut St.

The day of Jubelo / E. B. Bensell, pinxt ; photo. and pub. by Phil. Ph...

Photograph shows African Americans (freed slaves?) celebrating in a plantation house, includes couples dancing and children playing. Title from item. The photograph reproduces a work by the artist Edward Bensel... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1865 June 26

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, ...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to her letter regarding condolences for his wife's death. He writes about his sorrow for his wife's death. He also talks about receiving financial support... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1865 June 26

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, ...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to her letter regarding condolences for his wife's death. He writes about his sorrow for his wife's death. He also talks about receiving financial support... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1865 June 26

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, ...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to her letter regarding condolences for his wife's death. He writes about his sorrow for his wife's death. He also talks about receiving financial support... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1865 June 26

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, ...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to her letter regarding condolences for his wife's death. He writes about his sorrow for his wife's death. He also talks about receiving financial support... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1865 June 26

Letter from Samuel Joseph, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, ...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to her letter regarding condolences for his wife's death. He writes about his sorrow for his wife's death. He also talks about receiving financial support... More

Pardon. Franchise Columbia. -- "Shall I trust these men, and not his man?" / / Th. Nast.

Pardon. Franchise Columbia. -- "Shall I trust these men, and not his m...

Centerfold prints show Columbia considering why she should pardon Confederate troops who are begging for forgiveness when an African American Union soldier with an amputated leg does not have the right to vote.

The cruel uncle and the vetoed babes in the wood

The cruel uncle and the vetoed babes in the wood

Andrew Johnson taking two children "civil rights" and "bureau ..." by their hands in front of forest "veto wood". Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 22, no. 554 (1866 May 12), p. 128.

Celebration of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia by the colored people, in Washington, April 19, 1866 / sketched by F. Dielman.

Celebration of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia by...

Large crowd of African Americans celebrating the abolition of slavery in Washington, D.C. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 10, no. 489 (1866 May 12), p. 300. Reference copy in LOT 4422-C. Exhibited: The African A... More

Holy horror of Mrs. McCaffraty in a Washington City street passenger car

Holy horror of Mrs. McCaffraty in a Washington City street passenger c...

Cartoon showing an Irish woman, with a basket of produce, fish, and bottles of wine, and an African American woman riding in a street railroad car. Includes many advertisements. Title from item. Illus. in: Harp... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1866 Feb[ruary] 25

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his duties as a minister, President of the City Board of Education in Syracuse, Secretary of the Freedman Relief Association, Chairman of a Committee f... More

Celebration of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia by the colored people, in Washington, April 19, 1866 Henry A. Smythe, Esq. Sketched by F. Dielman

Celebration of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia by...

Page includes two illustrations showing African Americans celebrating the abolition of slavery in Washington, D.C. and portrait of Henry A. Smythe, newly appointed Collector of Customs of New York; also include... More

The lobby of the House of Representatives at Washington during the passage of the civil rights bill

The lobby of the House of Representatives at Washington during the pas...

Illustration showing a crowd of men in the lobby of the House of Representatives in the U.S. Capitol building. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 10, no. 487 (1866 April 28), pp. 264-265.

Slavery is dead(?) / Th Nast.

Slavery is dead(?) / Th Nast.

Two illustrations showing: Slave being sold as punishment for crime, before Emancipation Proclamation; and African-American being whipped as punishment for crime in 1866. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1867 Jan. 12, p. 24.

"The first vote" / AW ; drawn by A.R. Waud.

"The first vote" / AW ; drawn by A.R. Waud.

Illustration shows a queue of African American men, the first, dressed as a laborer, casting his vote, the second is dressed as a businessman, the third is wearing a Union army uniform, and the fourth appears t... More

Letter from Alfred Harry Love, Philad[elphi]a, [Pa.], to William Lloyd Garrison, [December] 14. 1867

Letter from Alfred Harry Love, Philad[elphi]a, [Pa.], to William Lloyd...

Alfred H. Love welcomes Garrison's return to the United States, and thanks him for the paper sent from England. Love states that the Universal Peace Society will be holding a series of meetings at the end of Ja... More

Letter from Alfred Harry Love, Philad[elphi]a, [Pa.], to William Lloyd Garrison, [April] 27. 1867

Letter from Alfred Harry Love, Philad[elphi]a, [Pa.], to William Lloyd...

Alfred H. Love writes William Lloyd Garrison informing him that the Universal Peace Society will offer to Garrison "any documents that may in thy judgement seem useful", and states that he will mail to Garrison... More

"This is a white man's government" "We regard the Reconstruction Acts (so called) of Congress as usurpations, and unconstitutional, revolutionary, and void" - Democratic Platform / / Th. Nast.

"This is a white man's government" "We regard the Reconstruction Acts ...

Cartoon showing man with belt buckle "CSA" holding a knife "the lost cause," a stereotyped Irishman holding club "a vote," and another man wearing a button "5 Avenue" and holding wallet "capital for votes," wit... More

The Freedmen's Bureau / Drawn by A.R. Waud.

The Freedmen's Bureau / Drawn by A.R. Waud.

Man representing the Freedman's Bureau stands between armed groups of Euro-Americans and Afro-Americans. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1868 July 25, p. 473.

Letter from Henry Clarke Wright, Cleveland, O[hio], to William Lloyd Garrison, [18]68 Jan[uary] 7

Letter from Henry Clarke Wright, Cleveland, O[hio], to William Lloyd G...

In this letter to William Lloyd Garrison, Henry Clarke Wright describes reading a letter from Garrison to Thomas and Mary Jones "in which you so generously allude to them" and the "deep-felt happiness to the wh... More

Letter from Aaron Macy Powell, Ghent, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garrison, March 30, 1868

Letter from Aaron Macy Powell, Ghent, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garriso...

Aaron Macy Powell informs William Lloyd Garrison that his refraining from commenting upon Garrison's "answers to Mr. Phillips" in either his note to Garrison or in the pages of the "National Anti-Slavery Standa... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1869 Feb[ruary] 10

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his delay in response to her last letter because of his sickness. He thanks her for her opinions of friends in England and Scotland in regards to the v... More

A political discussion / W.L. Sheppard, del.

A political discussion / W.L. Sheppard, del.

Three African American men discussing politics. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 13, no. 673 (1869 Nov. 20), p. 737.

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Washington, District of Columbia, to Mary Anne Estlin, 1870 Feb[ruary] 17

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Washington, District of Columbia, to Ma...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his travels the past few months. He is currently in Washington D.C. due to an invitation by a new Unitarian Church called "The Free National Church" to... More

Flower-sellers in the market at Washington, D.C. / drawn by A.L. Jackson.  First municipal election in Richmond since the end of the war - registration of colored voters / drawn by W.L. Sheppard.

Flower-sellers in the market at Washington, D.C. / drawn by A.L. Jacks...

Illustration showing on the top, African American women selling flowers outside a building in Washington, D.C.; and on the bottom, African American men registering to vote. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper's ... More