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NGC 253

NGC 253

As its name implies, the Silver Dollar Galaxy (also known as NGC 253, and the Sculptor Galaxy), looks like a disc, or coin, of light, as photographed from Chaco Observatory, New Mexico.

ROMO_360Pano_NPS_JMWhite

ROMO_360Pano_NPS_JMWhite

The Milky Way arches above a silhouetted landscape and lake waters in this 360 panoramic view at Rocky Mountain National Park, CO.

Various rusty farming implements at Buckner Orchard

Various rusty farming implements at Buckner Orchard

Various rusty farming implements at Buckner Orchard.

Sketch Map Tract Not in Proposed Extension of Valley Forge Park

Sketch Map Tract Not in Proposed Extension of Valley Forge Park

Jacob Orie Clarke Collection, O Series: PARK BOUNDARY SURVEY, SURVEYS WITHIN PARK BOUNDARY

Longfellow House Garden, looking toward North Facade, 1904-1908

Longfellow House Garden, looking toward North Facade, 1904-1908

Collodion print taken from north side of Longfellow House garden showing lattice work fence with two gates (1904- ). Also visible is the North Facade. Visible are: billiard room [1858-1905], 2nd story veranda [... more

Juan Botas. River Mile 712. December 2008.

Juan Botas. River Mile 712. December 2008.

Rio Grande vegetation monitoring, "Juan Botas" photopoint at river mile 712, July 2006.

Painted Fan: Rape of Europa, attributed to Francesco Albani, c. 1600-1650

Painted Fan: Rape of Europa, attributed to Francesco Albani, c. 1600-1...

Henry Longfellow purchased this fan in Rome in January 1869. The fan features a scene from Greek mythology, and is attributed to the Italian Baroque painter Francesco Albani.

Lottery Ticket, 1768

Lottery Ticket, 1768

LONG 7256. Printed lottery ticket for the Mountain Road Lottery, bearing autograph of George Washington. 1768. The ticket was found stored in envelope addressed to "Professor Longfellow, Cambridge".

George Washington to James Warren, 15 January 1776 (LONG 18684)

George Washington to James Warren, 15 January 1776 (LONG 18684)

A letter from George Washington at Cambridge to James Warren, Speaker for the General Courts of Massachusetts Bay. The letter references Peleg Wadsworth, grandfather of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. "The inclose... more

George Washington to Nicholas Cooke, 3 April 1776

George Washington to Nicholas Cooke, 3 April 1776

A letter from George Washington to Nicholas Cooke, Governor of Rhode Island telling him the courier carries letter to Congress: "the post which conveys this to you Carrys letters of importance to Congress, I th... more

George Washington to Anthony Whiting, 3 March 1793 (LONG 18683)

George Washington to Anthony Whiting, 3 March 1793 (LONG 18683)

A letter from President George Washington to Anthony Whiting, estate manager at Mount Vernon. Letter reads: "This letter will be handed to you by Doctr. Thornton, to whom you will show such civility as Mount V... more

Abo Polychrome Majolica

Abo Polychrome Majolica

Abo Polychrome is brightly painted with orange, yellow, green-blue and brown floral or animal designs. The vessel always has an orange band around the rim, bordered by one brown line above and two below. Majoli... more

Bloody Lane

Bloody Lane

Site of one of the roughest skirmishes of the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862. Confederate brigades took a stand in the deeply cut lane against oncoming Union soldiers. Intense fighting over three hours ... more

Bloody Lane

Bloody Lane

Site of one of the roughest skirmishes of the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862. Confederate brigades took a stand in the deeply cut lane against oncoming Union soldiers. Intense fighting over three hours ... more

Puebla Polychrome Majolica

Puebla Polychrome Majolica

Puebla Polychrome has cobalt blue and black decoration with scroll-like and lobe designs painted in blue, overlaid with thin black lines in lacy patterns. Majolica is a wheel-thrown pottery, made with a soft ea... more

San Marcos Pottery

San Marcos Pottery

San Marcos pottery was made by Native Americans from the 1500s-1700s, at the time of European contact. It is generally thick, tempered with grit (large pieces of sand), and often decorated with stamping or punc... more

Copper Fishtail Kettle Lug - GRPO 8082

Copper Fishtail Kettle Lug - GRPO 8082

Decorative copper fishtail-design kettle lug measuring 6.8 cm long, 5.2 cm wide, and 0.3 cm thick. This style of kettle ear dates to approximately 1800 for English kettles, just near the end of the North West C... more

Captain Frederick W. Benteen (1834-1898), Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, 2016.

Captain Frederick W. Benteen (1834-1898), Washita Battlefield National...

Exact photo date unknown but taken in the 1870s. Benteen is best known for commanding a battalion of the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876. While scouting the area, Captain Benteen re... more

Hampton, Dairy
Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed has hollow, bamboo like stems, green broadly egg shaped leaves and greenish white flowers in slender fingerlike clusters where the leaves meet the branches. It can grow to be up to 10 feet tal... more

Lewis and Clark in the Land of Blackbird, "King of the Mahas"

Lewis and Clark in the Land of Blackbird, "King of the Mahas"

The map is a cartographic reconstruction of Lewis and Clark's journey through the Blackbird Study Area near the Missouri River. It was created in conjunction with a study by Ryan M. Cooper, Steven L. De Vore, a... more

Nathan Appleton by Gilbert Stuart, c. 1806-1812

Nathan Appleton by Gilbert Stuart, c. 1806-1812

This portrait was painted around the time of Nathan Appleton's marriage, as a pair with Stuart's portrait of his wife. At the time of Appleton's death in 1861, the portrait passed to his son-in-law Henry Longfe... more

Maria Theresa Gold Appleton by Gilbert Stuart, 1806

Maria Theresa Gold Appleton by Gilbert Stuart, 1806

This portrait was painted around June 1806, two months after Maria Theresa Gold’s marriage to Nathan Appleton. At the time of Nathan Appleton's death in 1861, the portrait passed to his son-in-law Henry Longfel... more

View at Fort Clinton, Castle Clinton National Monument, 1812.

View at Fort Clinton, Castle Clinton National Monument, 1812.

View of the harbor from the fort in its early years.

Drawing of southeast facade of Longfellow House, 1815

Drawing of southeast facade of Longfellow House, 1815

Copy photograph of Charles Warner perspective drawing from a mathematical thesis, 1815.Front façade, including the east façade of the Longfellow House. Also shows front of west piazza. A 1815 drawing by Charles... more

Negative of drawing of southeast facade of Longfellow House, 1815

Negative of drawing of southeast facade of Longfellow House, 1815

Negative copy photograph of Charles Warner perspective drawing from a mathematical thesis, 1815.South façade, including the east façade of the Longfellow House. Also shows front of west piazza. Dates and notes:... more

Advertisement for the Auction and Commission Store from the Missouri Gazette from 1820.

Advertisement for the Auction and Commission Store from the Missouri G...

Advertisement for the Auction and Commission Store from the Missouri Gazette from 1820. ; 1820

Advertisement "For Sale" from the Missouri Gazette, p. 3, column 6 from 1820.

Advertisement "For Sale" from the Missouri Gazette, p. 3, column 6 fro...

Advertisement "For Sale" from the Missouri Gazette, p. 3, column 6 from 1820. ; 1820

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822 - 1903), Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 2015.

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822 - 1903), Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 20...

NPS Collection photo: Perhaps more than any other person, Olmsted affected the way America looks today. He is best known as the creator of major urban parks.

Fanny Appleton to Mary Appleton, 27 July 1827

Fanny Appleton to Mary Appleton, 27 July 1827

Fanny Appleton to Mary Appleton, 27 July 1827

Fanny Appleton to Mary Appleton, 2 July 1827

Fanny Appleton to Mary Appleton, 2 July 1827

Fanny Appleton to Mary Appleton, 2 July 1827

Fanny and Mary Appleton to Charles Appleton, 2 June 1828

Fanny and Mary Appleton to Charles Appleton, 2 June 1828

Fanny and Mary Appleton to Charles Appleton, 2 June 1828

Fanny and Mary Appleton to Charles Appleton, 2 June 1828

Fanny and Mary Appleton to Charles Appleton, 2 June 1828

Fanny and Mary Appleton to Charles Appleton, 2 June 1828

Replica Log Cabin

Replica Log Cabin

This log cabin is located on the ground owned by Thomas Lincoln in 1816-1830. It is a replica of the type of cabin that the Lincoln family would have lived in.

Panorama, #2 - view of Sausalito, Alcatraz, and Mt. Tamalpais from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, CA, circa 1884 Jan 20

Panorama, #2 - view of Sausalito, Alcatraz, and Mt. Tamalpais from Tel...

One in a series of six views. Source: "L&C - Wells Fargo History Room 6-1-1962". See info. file for more information. Panorama was dated based on the presence of these 3 buildings: Sea Wall Hotel, Crystal Swim... more

The Violin Player by Maria Carlotta Greene, c. 1830-1840

The Violin Player by Maria Carlotta Greene, c. 1830-1840

This copy of a painting by Sebastiano del Piombo was painted by the wife of Henry Longfellow's close friend, George Washington Greene.

Panorama, #1- view of the Golden Gate from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, CA, circa 1884 Jan 20

Panorama, #1- view of the Golden Gate from Telegraph Hill, San Francis...

One in a series of six. Source: "L&C - Wells Fargo History Room 6-1-1962." See info. file for more information. The panorama was dated based on the presence of these 3 buildings: Sea Wall Hotel, Crystal Swimm... more

Panorama, #3- view of Angel Island and Red Rock from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, CA, circa 1884 Jan 20

Panorama, #3- view of Angel Island and Red Rock from Telegraph Hill, S...

One in a series of six views. Freidlander's warehouse. Source: "L&C - Wells Fargo History Room 6-1-1962". See info. file for more information. No. 3. San Francisco Bay. -Angel Island and Red Rock from Telegraph Hill.

Street Scene by Jean-Baptiste Tetar van Elven, c. 1830-1860

Street Scene by Jean-Baptiste Tetar van Elven, c. 1830-1860

This seascape was purchased by Henry Longfellow on April 26, 1844. He recorded in his journal: “Bought at auction a beautiful sea-piece of Isabay, the younger, of which the catalogue says, ‘Nothing can be finer... more

Panorama, #4 - view of San Francisco Bay, CA, circa 1884 Jan 20

Panorama, #4 - view of San Francisco Bay, CA, circa 1884 Jan 20

One in a series of six views that includes a broadside view of the 3-masted bark RIVER LAGAN in the foreground and an unid. 4-masted schooner in the distance. Source: "L&C - Wells Fargo History Room 6-1-1962".... more

Bible (WHMI 8)

Bible (WHMI 8)

This bible originally belonged to Dr. Marcus Whitman and was given to his nephew, Perrin Whitman (1830-1899) during Perrin’s time at Waiilatpu. This bible was part of the Evans collection that the park purchase... more

View looking down from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, CA, circa 1885

View looking down from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, CA, circa 1885

View of San Francisco waterfront includes Meiggs Wharf, Barge Office, Angel Island and Alcatraz. Source: "P - Pioneer Society 4/11/57."[CR][CR]Image reproduced in John Kemble's book, "San Francisco Bay: A Pict... more

Case Knife - GRPO 16968

Case Knife - GRPO 16968

Case knife w/Cross & L stamp, British, 1780-1830.

Thomas Corwin (built 1876; cutter; U.S. Revenue Service), leaving for Alaska, undated

Thomas Corwin (built 1876; cutter; U.S. Revenue Service), leaving for ...

Per note on the enclosure, "same as J07.16188n" B 886 U.S. Revenue Cutter, "Corwin," Departure for Alaska. Taber Photo, San Francisco.

Deck view on a Chinese fishing junk in San Francisco Bay, CA, undated

Deck view on a Chinese fishing junk in San Francisco Bay, CA, undated

5020 Chinese Fishing Junk. San Francisco Bay. Taber Photo., San Francisco, Cal.

Fanny Appleton to Mary Appleton, 23 August 1831

Fanny Appleton to Mary Appleton, 23 August 1831

Fanny Appleton to Mary Appleton, 23 August 1831

An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia Child, Boston African American National Historic Site, 1833.

An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia...

In the preface of her book, Lydia Marie Child says, "Reader, I beseech you not to throw down this volume as soon as you have glanced at the title." Written in 1833, Child not only called for the immediate emanc... more

Old Man of the Mountain by Fanny Appleton, 1833

Old Man of the Mountain by Fanny Appleton, 1833

Landscape of mountain with apparent profile of an old man on its cliff side. Inscribed "The old man of the mountain. July 17th 1833"

An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia Child, Boston African American National Historic Site, 1833.

An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia...

In the preface of her book, Lydia Marie Child says, "Reader, I beseech you not to throw down this volume as soon as you have glanced at the title." Written in 1833, Child not only called for the immediate emanc... more

Niagara Falls by Fanny Appleton, June 1833

Niagara Falls by Fanny Appleton, June 1833

Pencil sketch of Niagara Falls, inscribed "The horse shoe falls from the piazza at Forsyths. June 22nd"

Emmeline Austin Wadsworth by G.P.A. Healy, before 1834?

Emmeline Austin Wadsworth by G.P.A. Healy, before 1834?

This portrait is found on the back side of a portrait of Mary Appleton Mackintosh. The subject is tentatively identified as Emmeline Austin Wadsworth, a close friend of Fanny Appleton Longfellow.

Fanny Appleton by G.P.A. Healy, 1834

Fanny Appleton by G.P.A. Healy, 1834

This oil on wood panel portrait of Fanny Appleton Longfellow was one of the last pictures done by the artist in Boston before his departure to France in April 1834. The portrait was given to Henry Longfellow by... more

Mary and Fanny Appleton by Jean Baptiste Isabey, 1836-7

Mary and Fanny Appleton by Jean Baptiste Isabey, 1836-7

This watercolor miniature double portrait was painted during the Grand Tour of Europe which Mary and Fanny made with their father, Nathan Appleton. Before their return to Boston in 1837 the painting was exhibit... more

Lower Burnside bridge

Lower Burnside bridge

During Battle of Antietam, Sept 17, 1862, Union divisions made repeated attempts to cross Antietam Creek at this point. Confederates defended bluff on opposite bank. Maj Gen AE Burnside led the successful crossing.

Pupura planospira

Pupura planospira

Pencil drawing of mollusk shell, in journal associated with Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow's trip surveying the coast of South America. Titled "Pupura planosira" and dated "From Nature. 24 Nov. 1838"

Case 1840

Case 1840

Equipment Replacement photos

Joseph Morhead Monument

Joseph Morhead Monument

Dedicated 1912. Joseph Morehead, second president of the Guilford Battle Ground Company, was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on July 9, 1840. He attended the University of North Carolina and served in the Ci... more

Major Joel Elliott (1840-1868), Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, 2016.

Major Joel Elliott (1840-1868), Washita Battlefield National Historic ...

Elliott began his military career at the age of 21 when he enlisted as a private with the Indiana Cavalry. In August 1867, with Lt. Col. Custer's court-martial and subsequent suspension, Elliott assumed command... more

Cholla

Cholla

Cholla is a common cactus found at Gran Quivira

Independence Courthouse Square

Independence Courthouse Square

Courthouse at Independence, MIssouri. Part of the old square where emigrant wagon trains in the 1840's began their journey west.

Bust of George Washington Greene by Crawford, 1840

Bust of George Washington Greene by Crawford, 1840

Painted plaster bust of Longfellow's friend George Washington Greene by Thomas Crawford. In a letter dated 21 March 1840, Greene offered to send Longfellow the bust, provided the poet paid for the post from Rome.

John Quincy Adams by Edward Marchant, 1840

John Quincy Adams by Edward Marchant, 1840

Portrait of John Quincy Adams by Edward Marchant, 1840. On exhibit in the Stone Library on the grounds of the Old House.

Trail View

Trail View

Beautiful scenery along Gran Quivira's loop trail

The fort about 1840-1842 (painting by W H Jackson)

The fort about 1840-1842 (painting by W H Jackson)

The fort about 1840-1842 (painting by W H Jackson)

Final Attack Lane

Final Attack Lane

This trail incorporates portions of the historic Otto Farm lane, built between 1790 and 1840. The fencing, stone walls, topography, and vegetation were all features of the historic landscape in the Burnside B... more

The Courthouse, St. Louis, as originally designed

The Courthouse, St. Louis, as originally designed

The Old Courthouse, as originally designed view from southeast, the Planters' Hotel to the extreme right along Fourth Street, from a drawing by George I. Barnett in J.C. Wild's VALLEY OF THE MISSISSIPPI. Henry... more

William Craig's Homestead

William Craig's Homestead

When the American Fur Company went out of business in 1840, William Craig settled in the Lapwai Valley. He met a Nez Perce headman known as Thunder Eyes and fell in love with his daughter and married her. Willi... more

St. Louis and Vicinity

St. Louis and Vicinity

Bird's-eye-view of St. Louis by J.C. Wild, taken from THE VALLEY OF THE MISSISSIPPI: ILLUSTRATED, 1841. ; 1841

Fanny Appleton to Henry Longfellow, May 1843

Fanny Appleton to Henry Longfellow, May 1843

Fanny Appleton to Henry Longfellow, May 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Emmeline Austin, 22 December 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Emmeline Austin, 22 December 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Emmeline Austin, 22 December 1843

Fanny Appleton to Zilpah Longfellow, 27 May 1843

Fanny Appleton to Zilpah Longfellow, 27 May 1843

Fanny Appleton to Zilpah Longfellow, 27 May 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Anne Pierce, 18 September 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Anne Pierce, 18 September 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Anne Pierce, 18 September 1843

Fanny Appleton to Anne Pierce, 27 May 1843

Fanny Appleton to Anne Pierce, 27 May 1843

Fanny Appleton to Anne Pierce, 27 May 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Mary Greenleaf, 20 December 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Mary Greenleaf, 20 December 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Mary Greenleaf, 20 December 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Tom Appleton, 29 December 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Tom Appleton, 29 December 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Tom Appleton, 29 December 1843

Fanny Appleton to Martha Gold, 16 May 1843

Fanny Appleton to Martha Gold, 16 May 1843

Fanny Appleton to Martha Gold, 16 May 1843

Fanny Appleton to Mary Rich, 30 April 1843

Fanny Appleton to Mary Rich, 30 April 1843

Fanny Appleton to Mary Rich, 30 April 1843

Envelope for Fanny Appleton to Henry Longfellow, 10 May 1843

Envelope for Fanny Appleton to Henry Longfellow, 10 May 1843

Envelope for Fanny Appleton to Henry Longfellow, 10 May 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Emmeline Austin, 8 October 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Emmeline Austin, 8 October 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Emmeline Austin, 8 October 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Anne Pierce, 16 August 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Anne Pierce, 16 August 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Anne Pierce, 16 August 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Tom Appleton, 29 December 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Tom Appleton, 29 December 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Tom Appleton, 29 December 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Anne Pierce, 20 September 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Anne Pierce, 20 September 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Anne Pierce, 20 September 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Tom Appleton, 29 December 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Tom Appleton, 29 December 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Tom Appleton, 29 December 1843

Fanny Appleton to Henry Longfellow, May 1843

Fanny Appleton to Henry Longfellow, May 1843

Fanny Appleton to Henry Longfellow, May 1843

Fanny Appleton to Henry Longfellow, 10 May 1843

Fanny Appleton to Henry Longfellow, 10 May 1843

Fanny Appleton to Henry Longfellow, 10 May 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Samuel Longfellow, 30 October 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Samuel Longfellow, 30 October 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Samuel Longfellow, 30 October 1843

Fanny Appleton to Sally Lowell, May 1843

Fanny Appleton to Sally Lowell, May 1843

Fanny Appleton to Sally Lowell, May 1843

Envelope for Fanny Appleton to Henry Longfellow, May 1843

Envelope for Fanny Appleton to Henry Longfellow, May 1843

Envelope for Fanny Appleton to Henry Longfellow, May 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Tom Appleton, 13 August 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Tom Appleton, 13 August 1843

Fanny Longfellow to Tom Appleton, 13 August 1843