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Christmas Lights, Channel Gardens, Rockefeller Center

Christmas Lights, Channel Gardens, Rockefeller Center

Title: Christmas Lights, Channel Gardens, Rockefeller Center ..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall (1908-1984) ..Date: December 1964 ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photographs..Physical Description: 1 transparen... more

Manatvs gelegen op de Noot [sic] Riuier.

Manatvs gelegen op de Noot [sic] Riuier.

Manuscript. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Covers New York City region. Pictorial map showing buildings and points of interest. Depths shown by soundings. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as... more

[Map showing the Bowery Lane area of Manhattan.

[Map showing the Bowery Lane area of Manhattan.

Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown pictorially. In pencil: No. 33. Stamped on verso: John Montresor. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1084 Available also through the Libra... more

Map of the upper part of the Island of Manhattan above Eighty-Sixth Street arranged to illustrate the Battle of Harlem Heights

Map of the upper part of the Island of Manhattan above Eighty-Sixth St...

Relief shown by hachures. From the Gen. Noel F. Parrish papers in LC Ms. Div. "Lith. by W.C. Rogers & Co. for Joseph Shannon's Manual 1868." Oriented with north toward the upper right. Includes notes. LC copy t... more

[New York Island. Military; unfinished.

[New York Island. Military; unfinished.

Scale ca. 1:9,500. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Shows fortifications and redoubts north of the vicinity of Hell Gate befor... more

A tracing relating to Fort Washington or Knyphausen.

A tracing relating to Fort Washington or Knyphausen.

Scale ca. 1:9,300. Alternate title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection: The northern part of the island of New York. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Title and constructio... more

[New York Island.  Military.  Unfinished.

[New York Island. Military. Unfinished.

Scale ca. 1:12,000. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Title in manuscript on verso "A topographical map of the north part of New York Island." Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. ... more

[Unfinished draught for a topographical map of the northern part of New York Island.

[Unfinished draught for a topographical map of the northern part of Ne...

Scale ca. 1:7,500. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, pencil, and watercolor. Relief shown by shading. Shows Fort Lee, Fort Washington, Fort Independence, the 8 redoubts built by the British to command Kingsbridge, troop... more

Nord de l'Ile de New-York.

Nord de l'Ile de New-York.

Scale ca. 1:19,000; 600 t[oises] = 93 mm. Alternate title: Nord de l'Isle de New-York. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown by hachures. Indexed for military po... more

This map of the city of New York and island of Manhattan, as laid out by the commissioners appointed by the legislature, April 3d, 1807 is respectfully dedicated to the mayor, aldermen and commonalty thereof /

This map of the city of New York and island of Manhattan, as laid out ...

Relief shown by hachures. Shows ward boundaries, selected buildingsm and landowner's names. "Entered according to act of Congress Novr. 16th 1811." Oriented with north toward the upper right. Haskell, D.C. Manh... more

The City of New York as laid out by the Commissioners with the surrounding country /

The City of New York as laid out by the Commissioners with the surroun...

Street planning map. Covers all of Manhattan Island (New York, N.Y.) and substantial parts of adjacent counties in New York and New Jersey. Shows existing and proposed streets; also buildings and other struct... more

Baptism
Tea Party
The Sewer
Fly Market
Junction of Broadway & the Bowery, New York

Junction of Broadway & the Bowery, New York

Horse-drawn wagon and man with 4 sheep on dirt road in foregrd. Steel engraving by James Smillie, copyrighted by G. Melksham Bourne. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings... more

A gone case. A scene in Wall-Street

A gone case. A scene in Wall-Street

A comic scene representing two New York city political factions, the Whigs and the radical Democrats (or "Loco Focos"), as scuffling newsboys. The scene takes place before the half-built Customs House, where se... more

Topographical map of the city and county of New-York, and the adjacent country : with views in the border of the principal buildings, and interesting scenery of the island.

Topographical map of the city and county of New-York, and the adjacent...

Relief shown by hachures. Shows wards, physical features, and various places of interest. "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1836 by J.H. Colton & Co. in the Clerks Office of the District Court o... more

Treasury note

Treasury note

A parody of the often worthless fractional currencies or "shinplasters" issued by banks, businesses, and municipalities in lieu of coin. These fractional notes proliferated during the Panic of 1837 with the eme... more

[Castle Garden from the water]

[Castle Garden from the water]

Drawing shows Castle Garden, now known as Castle Clinton in Battery Park, in lower Manhattan, New York, from the water.

Castle Garden in New York

Castle Garden in New York

Drawing shows Castle Garden, now known as Castle Clinton in Battery Park, in lower Manhattan, New York, from the water.

The last card. Tip overthrown

The last card. Tip overthrown

A satire on the controversy surrounding charges of election fraud against New York State tobacco inspector James B. Glentworth and other Whigs during the election of 1838. The allegations were made two years l... more

The ship of state on a lee shore, experienced  hands coming to her rescue

The ship of state on a lee shore, experienced hands coming to her res...

The artist forecasts a Whig electoral victory and dramatizes the politically ruinous effects of Van Buren's fiscal policy and his alignment with Loco Foco forces in New York. Whig candidate William Henry Harri... more

geological map from "A Geological History of Manhattan or New York Island, together with a map of the island, and a suite of sections, tables and columns, for the study of geology, particularly adapted for the American student"

geological map from "A Geological History of Manhattan or New York Isl...

This image has been taken from scan 000016 from "A Geological History of Manhattan or New York Island, together with a map of the island, and a suite of sections, tables and columns, for the study of geology, p... more

Who says gas? Or the Democratic b-hoy

Who says gas? Or the Democratic b-hoy

A pro-Democrat satire, pitting Democratic candidate Lewis Cass against Whig nominee Zachary Taylor in a bout for the presidency. Cass (center) is the obvious favorite. He wears the stovepipe hat, boots, bold pl... more

Bankettsaal und Gabentempel des dritten Amerikanischen Bundes-Schiessens. New York, 27. Juni bis 6. Juli / Charles Magnus, 61 Bowery, N.Y.

Bankettsaal und Gabentempel des dritten Amerikanischen Bundes-Schiesse...

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Magnus, C. Purchase, Hubbard Fund, 1965.

A bird's eye view of the city of New York View of Galveston, Texas.

A bird's eye view of the city of New York View of Galveston, Texas.

Illustration showing a bird's eye view of New York City looking toward Battery Park (?) and a view of Galveston from the bay, boats and ships in foreground. Illus. in: Gleason's pictorial, v. 2, no. 20 (1852 M... more

Brooklyn, L.I., as seen from Trinity Church, New York / painted by J.W. Hill ; Smith, Brors. del.

Brooklyn, L.I., as seen from Trinity Church, New York / painted by J.W...

Print shows piers and wharves and the dock area of the "Wall Street Ferry" looking from Trinity Church across the East River toward Brooklyn; many ships are at dock, also shows many carts and wagons, pedestrian... more

J. Q. A. Ward. / by H.K.B.

J. Q. A. Ward. / by H.K.B.

Drawing shows head-and-shoulders portrait of sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward, who assisted Henry K. Brown with an equestrian statue of George Washington for Union Square in New York City. Title from item.

Monster Democratic Torch-Light Procession Passing Through Union Square, N.Y.C.

Monster Democratic Torch-Light Procession Passing Through Union Square...

Crowd around statue of George Washington on horseback; fireworks in background; banners for Buchanan. New York City. Wood engraving of drawing by T. Nast. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1856 S... more

View from the "Dead Rabbit" barricade in Bayard Street, taken at the height of the battle by our own artist, who, as spectator, was present at the fight

View from the "Dead Rabbit" barricade in Bayard Street, taken at the h...

View of fight between two gangs, the "Dead Rabbits" and the "Bowery Boys" in the Sixth Ward, New York City. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 4, (1857 July 18), p. 108.

[Four scenes from the riot in the Sixth Ward, New York City between the "Bowery Boys" and the "Dead Rabbits" showing: women and men throwing brickbats down on the police, a "Dead Rabbit," a "Bowery Boy," and a "Dead Rabbit," falling at the feet of policeman Shangles]

[Four scenes from the riot in the Sixth Ward, New York City between th...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 4, 1857 July 18, p. 109.

Fifth Avenue Hotel, front view, Madison Square

Fifth Avenue Hotel, front view, Madison Square

On mount: American Scenery. New York City. No. 334. Title from item.

Interior of Manhattan market

Interior of Manhattan market

On mount: American Scenery. N.Y. City & Vicinity. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of the Marian S. Carson Collection at the Library of Congress.

Stereobild inifrån Manhattan Market. Vid foten av West 34th street.

Stereobild inifrån Manhattan Market. Vid foten av West 34th street.

Stereobild inifrån Manhattan Market. Vid foten av West 34th street.

The popular loan to the federal government - scene in the main room of the Assay Office, Wall Street, New York

The popular loan to the federal government - scene in the main room of...

Print shows a busy interior scene at the Assay Office on Wall Street in New York City, N.Y., where many citizens have come to loan money to the federal government to help finance the war. Title from item. Illus... more

The Presidential campaign in America. Great M'Clellan meeting in Union Square, New York

The Presidential campaign in America. Great M'Clellan meeting in Union...

Illus. in: The Illustrated London news, 1864 Oct. 1, p. 345.

New York City

New York City

Title from item.

Topographical map of the City of New York : showing original water courses and made land /

Topographical map of the City of New York : showing original water cou...

Relief shown by hachures. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1865 by Egbert L. Viele in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York." Avail... more

Extra Wall Street Underwriter. Synopsis of the returns filed in the Massachusetts insurance dep't by the fire insurance companies of Massachusetts and other states, doing business in Massachusetts, having a specific capital, for the year ending

Extra Wall Street Underwriter. Synopsis of the returns filed in the Ma...

On verso: Filed Dec 22, 1866. 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 127, Folder 10c.

Lloyd's mammoth map of the business portion of New York City

Lloyd's mammoth map of the business portion of New York City

Cadastral map showing building outlines and names of some businesses and churches. Also shows wards, police precincts, house numbers, and ferry routes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as... more

Explosion of a steam fire-engine in the Bowery, New York, June 18, 1868

Explosion of a steam fire-engine in the Bowery, New York, June 18, 186...

Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1868 July 4, p. 429. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Reception of the Japanese Embassy at the Battery

Reception of the Japanese Embassy at the Battery

Photograph shows spectators and U.S. officials awaiting the arrival of the Japanese delegation at Battery Park, New York City, June 16, 1860. Carriages and carts in the foreground. Title from item. "George Stac... more

The schutzenfest - the procession passing through Union Square

The schutzenfest - the procession passing through Union Square

Print shows pedestrians walking along with the "Schutzenfest" procession as it passes through Union Square, New York City, New York.

What a fall was there, my countrymen! / Th. Nast.

What a fall was there, my countrymen! / Th. Nast.

Cartoon showing ruins of Wall Street and other buildings, dead animals piled up on street, and sign reading "this 'street' is closed for repairs." Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 13, 1869 Oct. 16, p. 672.

Bartlett's illustrated map of New York City : or stranger's guide showing the public buildings, places of amusement & its' thus various architectural features

Bartlett's illustrated map of New York City : or stranger's guide show...

Pictorial map of Manhattan (New York City) south of 62nd Street showing face-front and 3-dimensional drawings of public buildings and major businesses. Also shows streetcar lines and images of boats/ships in th... more

Swearing in of U.S. Deputy Marshals and Supervisors of Registry and Election, by Commissioner Davenport, Circuit Court, Chambers Street, Friday, October 28, 1870 / Bofhs(?).

Swearing in of U.S. Deputy Marshals and Supervisors of Registry and El...

Crowd of men in courtroom. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 31, 1870 Nov. 19, p. 145.

Scenes in Wall Street during the panic. Jay Cooke & Company's office

Scenes in Wall Street during the panic. Jay Cooke & Company's office

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1873 Oct. 11, p. 893.

Panic, as a health officer, sweeping the garbage out of Wall Street

Panic, as a health officer, sweeping the garbage out of Wall Street

Cover illustration shows grotesque giant sweeping with a broom as people behind him panic next to Drexel & Co. building.

Scenes in Wall Street during the panic. Run on the Union Trust Company

Scenes in Wall Street during the panic. Run on the Union Trust Company

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1873 Oct. 11, p. 893.

New York City--A hot day in Wall Street

New York City--A hot day in Wall Street

Eleven illustrations showing various types of people and life in Wall Street, such as speculators, telegraph messengers, and clerks. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 36, (1873 August 9), p. 345.

The Centennial Fourth - Illumination of Union Square, N.Y.

The Centennial Fourth - Illumination of Union Square, N.Y.

Fireworks. Wood engraving drawn by Schell & Hogan. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1876 July 22, p. 596. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Fireworks; NY NYC Squares... more

The Centennial Fourth - illumination of Union Square, New York / drawn by Schell & Hogan.

The Centennial Fourth - illumination of Union Square, New York / drawn...

Crowd watching fireworks. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1876 July 22, p. 596.

jail in Lower Manhattan from "History of the City of New York: its origin, rise and progress. [With illustrations.]"

jail in Lower Manhattan from "History of the City of New York: its ori...

This image has been taken from scan 000779 from volume 02 of "History of the City of New York: its origin, rise and progress. [With illustrations.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generate... more

Proposed site for World's Fair in 1883 : between 110th and 125th Streets, Morning Side and River Side Parks, N.Y. Area 300 acres.

Proposed site for World's Fair in 1883 : between 110th and 125th Stree...

Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Bird's eye view of the city of New York - chromo

Bird's eye view of the city of New York - chromo

Print showing a bird's-eye view of New York City with the Hudson River and the New Jersey waterfront on the left, New York Harbor and Governors Island in the right foreground, Battery Park, Manhattan, the East ... more

Skioptikonbild. Dakota Building, 1 West 72nd Street , New York City.

Skioptikonbild. Dakota Building, 1 West 72nd Street , New York City.

Skioptikonbild. Dakota Building, 1 West 72nd Street , New York City.

Factories of the Wheeler & Wilson M'F'G. Co., Bridgeport, Conn. / Wils. Porter, del., 81.

Factories of the Wheeler & Wilson M'F'G. Co., Bridgeport, Conn. / Wils...

Preparatory drawing for a print shows large factory complex with "Wheeler & Wilson Mfg. Co., 44 Union Square, New York" on one building and N.Y. N.H. H&RR railroad in foreground. Title lettered below image. Sig... more

Cut-throat business in Wall Street. How the inexperienced lose their heads / J. Keppler.

Cut-throat business in Wall Street. How the inexperienced lose their h...

Print shows William H. Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Russell Sage and James R. Keene checking ticker tape connected to a large straight-edge razor labeled "Wade in & Butcher'em" and "This Indicator Rises & Falls with ... more

[Evacuation day-100 yrs. ago - the Continental army marching down the Old Bowery, N.Y. Nov. 25, 1783]

[Evacuation day-100 yrs. ago - the Continental army marching down the ...

Engraving by H.W. after Howard Pyle, 1881-82. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf. New York City. U.S. History Revolution, 1775-1783.

Map and guide of the elevated railroads of New York City.

Map and guide of the elevated railroads of New York City.

Outline map of Manhattan showing stations. Includes train schedule and list of points of interest. Scale ca. 1:29,000. At top of map: "Manhattan Railway. Official map and guide to all the elevated railways in N... more

The deadly upas tree of Wall Street / J. Keppler.

The deadly upas tree of Wall Street / J. Keppler.

Print shows a large, old tree at the edge of body of water with Albany, N.Y. on the right, in the background, and the U.S. Capitol on the left, in the background. Hanging from the branches are many coins with "... more

Jay Gould's private bowling alley / F. Opper.

Jay Gould's private bowling alley / F. Opper.

Print shows Jay Gould bowling on Wall Street using bowling balls labeled " Private Press, General Unscrupulousness, False Reports, [and] Trickery" to knock down pins labeled "Banker, Small Operator, Speculator,... more

American Scenery - The Treasury Building, New York City

American Scenery - The Treasury Building, New York City

Title: American Scenery - The Treasury Building, New York City.Artist: Miller & Best.Artist Bio: American publishing company, active late 19th century.Creation Date: 1882 - 1883.Process: stereo card.Credit Lin... more

Halt of the Grenadiers Rochambeau in Union Square New York. "Decoration day" May 30, 1884

Halt of the Grenadiers Rochambeau in Union Square New York. "Decoratio...

P14570 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Chalvin. [Title also printed in French].

Manhattan two-step

Manhattan two-step

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Drowning in his own "pool" / F. Graetz.

Drowning in his own "pool" / F. Graetz.

Illustration shows Jay Gould drowning in "Watered Stocks" certificates, some labeled "Watered W.U.T." and "Watered Wabash", at the bottom of the steps to Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City. William H.... more

A Wall Street cleaner / J. Keppler.

A Wall Street cleaner / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows a woman labeled "Legitimate Business" cracking a whip that spells "Crash", driving a two-wheeled cart drawn by two horses with a large brush labeled "No Over-Certification Clearing House" att... more

No more of those hideous monuments! / Gillam.

No more of those hideous monuments! / Gillam.

Illustration shows Puck grabbing the arm of Uncle Sam who is staring in dismay at statues labeled "Coggswell, W.H. Seward Madison Square, Admiral Dupont Washington D.C., Custer West Point, George Washington Uni... more