Print shows activity along a shoreline of a river in Kourou, French Guiana. Title from item. Printed at head of title in reverse: L'Isle de Courou. Printed at top right: 39. Printed at bottom left: A Paris chez... more
Cartouche showing allegorical scene with an English trader standing on the shore among barrels and bundles of merchandise and a Native wearing feathered headdress and skirt standing among barrels. Title from it... more
Cartouche showing Englishmen trading with Natives in a wilderness setting. Title from item. Illus. in: The North American atlas, selected from the most authentic maps, charts, plans, &c. hitherto published / by... more
Illustration shows buildings, paddocks, settlers, ox cart and Indians at Bellvue, Major John Dougherty's trading post on the Missouri River. Title from item. Title also in French and German. Illus. in: Voyage d... more
Print shows a bird's-eye view of the Devil's River valley with a military camp in the middle ground on the left, with the river visible in the background, and with mountains on the right and beyond the river. A... more
Print shows 13 vignettes depicting country scenes from animal husbandry to harvesting to building temporary shelters on the frontier. Title from item. Publication date based on latest copyright statement on ite... more
Illustration shows an emigrant wagon train being attacked by Natives while traveling across the Great Plains. Title from item. Illus. in: Ballou's pictorial drawing-room companion, v. 13, no. 7 (1857 August 15)... more
Photograph shows an exterior view of a house with two people standing near the entrance, near the harbor, Esquimalt, British Columbia. Title from item. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.
Wood engravings showing three views of the Mississippi River, captioned: 1. Down the lower Mississippi--from the Baton Rouge; 2. Voyageurs ascending the lower Mississippi; 3. Woodchopper's hut, lower Mississippi.
Photograph shows exterior view of two buildings at the Hudson Bay Co. post at Fort Shepherd, British Columbia. Title from item. Right half of panorama. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.
Title devised by Library staff. No. 6 of a six-part panorama of Victoria. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.
Title devised by Library staff. No. 4 of a six-part panorama of Victoria. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.
Title devised by Library staff. No. 5 of a six-part panorama of Victoria. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.
Title devised by Library staff. No. 1 of a six-part panorama of Victoria. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.
Photograph of a painting(?) shows a priest, Father Fenwick, blessing settlers who are gathered, some on bended knee, near a log church or cabin on the frontier. Title from item. Written in ink on verso: W. Lamp... more
Photograph shows a cluster of log buildings, one identified as a restaurant, of the gold mining town, Rock Creek, British Columbia, as seen from a hillside above the town, with the creek in the background. Titl... more
On verso: Geo. M. Bretz, Artist, Newville, Cumberland Co., Penn'a. - Negative preserved. In album: [U.S. army officers and other persons of the Civil War period / John White Geary, comp. 1861-1865], no. 138, su... more
Title from handwritten notation on mat. No publication information. Sketch of rifles (?) on verso; not on digital file. (DLC/PP-1936:0065.23). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).
Print shows, from a full page spread of scenes depicting life on the plains, a vignette of two women preparing a meal on a small, portable stove, with tents in the background. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper... more
Masthead, text of story and image of woman swinging ax at wolf, which is attacking her husband, near Lexington, Michigan in 1859. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's boys' and girls' weekly. New York : F. Leslie, v. 1, n... more
Albert Williams (1809-1893) was pastor of a church in Clifton, New Jersey, when the Presbyterian Board of Missions sent him to California via Panama in February 1849. A pioneer pastorate (1879) recalls his five... more
Top illustration shows small, two-mast sailboat in a turbulent sea. Bottom illustration shows African American "Exodusters" travelling to Kansas on foot and in a mule-drawn cart with cow attached by rope during... more
Horace Bell (1830-1918) left Indiana to seek gold in California. In 1852, he moved to Los Angeles and later became involved in American filibustering in Latin America and saw service in the Union Army before re... more
William Francis White (1829-1891?) and his young wife sailed from New York in 1849 round the Horn to San Francisco, where he set up an import business. He later represented Santa Cruz in the state constitutiona... more
Print showing Linn brothers in hand-to-hand combat in a Native American village, Kentucky, ca. 1785. Illustration from Augustus Lynch Mason, The Romance and Tragedy of Pioneer Life, 1883, p. 413. Title from item.
Large group of settlers of the West posed in front of tents; wife of settler of the West (Oklahoma?) cooking on outdoor stove in front of man standing beside covered wagon and man holding bucket and wagon wheel... more
Title on verso. (DLC/PP-1933:0131). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "The Sole Survivors" by George A. Henty, St. Nicholas, 26:226 (Jan. 1899).
Caption: Ouray and Jim. Created and "copyright 1907 by The U.S. Lithograph Co., Russell-Morgan Print, Cincinnati & New York." No. 10830. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)
Postcard shows a parade on a commercial street in Iron River in 1908 and four scenes of Iron River in 1888 including two scenes of settlers in front of cabins, a man in a canoe, and railroad tracks. F 70753 U.S... more
At head of title: The great New York Lyric Theatre success. Caption: You have been making love to Hilda. Created by "The Enquirer Litho. Co., Cin., O." Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)
Illustration shows Joseph G. Cannon and Nelson W. Aldrich dressed as a frontiersman labeled "Licensed Trader[" offering trinkets labeled "Pauper-Competition Scare, Steady-Work Yarn, Prosperity-For-All Bluff, Ca... more
Lell Hawley Woolley (b. 1825) left the Green Mountains of Vermont to cross the plains in a mule train to California in 1849. There he tried gold mining in Weaverville and Beal's Bar and hotelkeeping in Grass Va... more
Charles Peters, born in Portugal in 1825, first visited California in 1846 as a merchant seaman, returning three years later to seek gold at Columbia, Jackson Creek, and Mokelumne Hill. The autobiography of Cha... more
Lorenzo Dow Stephens (b. 1827) was born in New Jersey and raised in Illinois, where he joined a party for California in 1849. Life sketches of a jayhawker (1916) begins with Stephens's overland journey west, in... more
Frank Aleamon Leach (b. 1846) published the Vallejo Evening Chronicle, 1867-1886; and the Oakland Enquirer, 1886-1898. He retired from journalism to become superintendent of the San Francisco Mint, 1897-1907. R... more
Kimball Webster (1828-1916), a New Hampshire farmer, began his overland journey to California in April 1849, and remained in California and Oregon until 1854. The gold seekers of '49 (1917) uses Webster's diary... more
Herman Scharmann left Germany as head of a company of gold-seekers bound for California in 1849. Scharmann's overland journey to California (1918) describes his family's journey from New York to their wagon tra... more
Title devised by cataloger. Illustration for "The Log Cabin Lady," Delineator, 99 (Dec. 1921); not published. (DLC/PP-1934:0109). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).
(DLC/PP-1934:0109). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "The Log Cabin Lady," Delineator, 99:5 (Dec. 1921).
Photograph shows two men, one carrying a rifle, walking along side ox-drawn covered wagon; four women riding in wagon; woman in front holding rifle. Copyright 1921 by Walter T. Oxley, Fergus Falls, Minn. Title from item.
James J. Ayers left St. Louis, Missouri for California in 1849. He remained to carve out a career for himself in journalism. Gold and sunshine (1922) was completed by Ayers in retirement at Azusa in 1896 but no... more
Sim Moak (b. 1845) left Albany, New York, to join his older brothers in California in 1863 and settled in the town of Chico. The last of the Mill Creeks (1923) offers Moak's anecdotes of California during the C... more
A native Californian, Sarah Hathaway Bixby Smith (1871-1935) was born at her family's sheep ranch near San Juan Bautista, where she lived until the family moved to Los Angeles some six years later. Her father, ... more
Lee Summers Whipple-Haslam was the daughter of Franklin Summers, who came to California from Missouri in 1850 and mined enough gold at Shaw's Flat (near Sonora) to return east and bring his family west in 1852.... more
Benjamin Ignatius Hayes (1815-1877) was a Maryland lawyer living in Missouri in 1849 when he decided to make the overland journey to California. There he became a leader of the Los Angeles bar. Pioneer notes (1... more
A native of Maine, Franklin Agustus Buck (1826-1909) was working in New York City when he heard of the gold strikes and set out for California in January 1849. A Yankee trader in the gold rush (1930) contains B... more
Photograph shows panoramic view of men walking along side ox-drawn covered wagons. Copyright registration title: Progress Westward-ho. Copyright 1936 by Snelson camera shop. Title from item.
Luzena Wilson (b. ca. 1821) came to California from Missouri with her husband and two children in 1849. The family first settled in Sacramento, where they kept a hotel. After the Sacrameto flood of 1849, they m... more
Eliza Marshall Gregson (b. 1824), a millworker, and James Gregson (b. 1822), a blacksmith, were natives of England who married in Rhode Island in 1843 and almost immediately schemed to escape to the West. In 18... more
S. Shufelt, a resident of Windham, New York, sailed to California via Panama in May 1849. A letter from a gold miner (1944) prints Shufelt's letter from Placerville recounting his voyage and offering details of... more
Born in Aurora, New York, Alonzo Delano (1806-1874) moved on to the Midwest as a teenager. July 1848 found him a consumptive Ottawa, Illinois, storekeeper, and he joined a local California Company. He remained ... more
Henry Hiram Ellis (1829-1909) of Maine sailed round the Horn to San Francisco in 1849. From the Kennebec to California (1959) contains various versions of his reminiscences covering his adventures as a gold min... more
Caroline Matilda (Stansbury) Kirkland (1801-1864) was a middle-class white woman with a literary bent who moved with her husband and children to the woods of Michigan in the mid-1830s to settle a newly-planned ... more