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The fugitive's song

A sheet music cover illustrated with a portrait of prominent black abolitionist Frederick Douglass as a runaway slave. Douglass flees barefoot from two mounted pursuers who appear across the river behind him w... more

Ultimatum on the Oregon question

In his typically jingoist view of Polk's handling of the Oregon question, the artist Edward Williams Clay belittles the self-interested attitudes of Europe toward the dispute. The issue of whether to settle the... more

The great naval blockade of Round Island. Showing the immense importance of having an efficient "right arm of the national defence"

A satire on Taylor administration efforts to curtail American "filibusters," armed expeditions against Cuba for the purpose of freeing the island from Spanish rule. Specific reference here is to the Navy's bloc... more

Ye conference. "Not any we thank you Mr. Davis"

Jefferson Davis's diplomatic overtures to France and Great Britain fail in an imaginary scene at court. Davis (right) bows before French ruler Napoleon III, extending toward him a tray of "bonds." Davis holds a... more

Uncle Sam protecting his property against the encroachments of his cousin John

Northern fears of European intervention in the Civil War on behalf of the South are manifest here.Uncle Sam, in the form of a bearded Union soldier (closely resembling Abraham Lincoln), unceremoniously routs Jo... more

The pending conflict

One of three similar prints published by Oliver Evans Woods, reflecting grave northern fears of British and French interference on behalf of the Confederacy in the Civil War. (See also "The Pending Conflict" an... more

The pending conflict

A later, altered version of "The Pending Conflict" (no. 1863-10). Albeit more optimistic from the Northern point of view than its earlier couterpart, this version is equally critical of European abetment of t... more

Political caricature. No. 3, The abolition catastrophe. Or the November smash-up

Lincoln's support of abolition is portrayed here as a liability in his race to the White House against Democratic candidate George B. McClellan. At top a smoothly run train "Union" heads straight for the White... more

The pending contest. Although all Copperheads call themselves Democrats, nevertheless, all Democrats are not Copperheads

A variant of "The Pending Conflict" (no. 1863-10), evidently issued at about the same time (and deposited for copyright on the same date). Significant alterations here include: the "Neutrality" band has been re... more

Platforms illustrated

The August 1864 Democratic national convention in Chicago is unfavorably compared to the Republican convention in Baltimore in June of the same year. The artist is especially critical of prominent New York Peac... more

Dixie's nurse

An illustrated sheet music cover for a comic song, published "for the benefit of the Soldiers Home Fair, Milwaukee, Wis." The cover is adorned with a caricature of an obese Britannia, seated and holding a tride... more

Congress of nations /

From Edison films catalog: A new and sensational film, which deals in a highly up-to-date manner with the international situation. A magician steps upon the stage carrying a hoop covered with white paper. Then ... more

Roosevelt scenes [1917-1918] /

Views of TR at various public functions in support of the war effort: 1) TR stands with Brigadier General Michael J. Lenihan, fellow-officer in the Spanish-American War, and speaks to camera during an informal ... more

Coolidge and Dawes

Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes, full-length portraits, standing on steps.

Conference on causes and cure for war

President and Mrs. Coolidge, full-length portraits, standing, with group of women.

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, speaks to members of the Council on Foreign Relations at the Harold Pratt House in New York City, N.Y., on February 17, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Harold Pratt House State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status:... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, speaks to the Council on Foreign Relations at the Harold Pratt House in New York City, N.Y., on February 17, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Harold Pratt House State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status:... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, talks to the Council on Foreign Relations at the Harold Pratt House in New York City, N.Y., on February 17, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Harold Pratt House State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status:... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, fields questions during his talk to the Council on Foreign Relations at the Harold Pratt House in New York City, N.Y., on February 17, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Harold Pratt House State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status:... more