Shows area extending from Buenos Aires to Potosí includes the post road (designated in red ink), towns and settlements along the road, distances between settlements, and rivers and streams. Relief shown by hach... more
Henry Brougham, John Bull, and the British lion (Leo Britannicus) attacking a hydra representing the property tax. At tail of the monster Mr. Tierney tells Britannia to rise. In the background, Liverpool, the R... more
A satire condemning the duplicity and conspiracy of the "Bucktail" faction of New York Democrats in their April 1824 ouster of New York's ex-governor DeWitt Clinton from his post as canal commissioner. The Lib... more
Description: U.S. Reports Volume 25; Wheaton Volume 12; January Term, 1827; The Post Master General of the United States against Early and Others.
Print shows the letter "U" formed by the spirit of a man wearing a hat departing a grave marked with a post topped with a hat, and the letter "V" formed by a harlequin figure perched on his elbows with legs rai... more
Advertisement for a post coach line, with illustration of a coach and four horses. Engraving printed by Armstrong & Green, Wheeling, Va. File print may be in LOT 10616. This record contains unverified, old data... 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
The second of two prints surrounding the scandalous trial of Methodist minister Ephraim K. Avery for the brutal murder of factory girl Sarah Maria Cornell. (See "A Very Bad Man," no. 1833-13). Contrary to Weite... more
A cryptic and anonymous satire probably referring to the 1834 "decapitation" of the wooden figure-head of Andrew Jackson, placed on the ship "Constitution" when it was refitted at Boston. The deed was perpetrat... more
A prediction of dire consequences to follow from Jackson's withdrawal of federal funds from the Bank of the United States, initiated late in 1833. The artist is harshly critical of Jackson's move to distribute... more
A portrayal of the nocturnal raid on the Charleston post office by a mob of citizens and the burning of abolitionist mails found there in July 1835. Mail sacks are handed through a forced window of the ransack... more
Broadside illustrated with 2 giraffes, gensbock and eland. No ref. copy. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Circus; Animals; Posters.
Illustration for a story showing scaffolding crashing to the ground after a pig has bumped one of the support posts, causing three tailors who had been working on the scaffolding to come crashing to the ground ... more
A bitter vilification of the Van Buren administration's use of bloodhounds to hunt fugitive Indians during the Second Seminole War in Florida. The artist condemns the racism and inhumanity of the measure, as w... more
Framed. Accompanying labels detached from cover glass: "27" and "11." Label from back of frame: Daguerreotypes are "mirror Reflections" and show the picture in reverse. This is an entrance to Independence Squar... more
"Piece-work!! Piece-work! Magic! ... Mystic arts! ... Dancing babies!" Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)
Shows names of some residents. Handwritten below title: Presented to the Post Master General Tho. A. P. [name unclear], Natchez, Mi. Stamped in lower right corner: Map Division, Library of Congress. Copy imperf... more
The "sawney" (i.e., fool or simpleton) is New York "Herald" editor James Gordon Bennett. The artist gives a comic portrayal of Bennett's celebrated public rebuff by O'Connell in the Corn Exchange in Dublin in A... more
A satire on the competition between rival editors Horace Greeley and James Gordon Bennett for New York post office printing contracts. The artist also comments on the circulation wars between Bennett's "New Yor... more
This differs from DCM 1095 in that the bell section beneath the 2 vent holes is elongated likely for the purpose of achieving longer and thus perhaps better sprung keys. Like DCM 1095, the keys are attached ver... more
DCM ledger: "Tenor Flute in F." Tonehole spacing is increased enough compared to DCM 1094 and 1095 that this might have been intended to be, as according to DCM, a Tenor in F. However, the overall length appear... more
Zachary Taylor and Lewis Cass engage in a bout of fisticuffs in their battle for the presidency in 1848. Taylor, clearly getting the better of his opponent, seizes Cass by the lapels saying, "A little more gra... more
A large, banner-style campaign poster for the 1848 Democratic ticket. Bust portraits of the two candidates, Cass and Butler, are framed by oak leaves and acorns, symbols of the Democratic party. Above the portr... more
Created by "Clarry & Reilly, Printers, Designers, and Engravers, 12, 14, & 16 Spruce Street, New York." Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)
Shows buildings with landowners' names in rural areas; does not show property boundaries. Relief shown by hachures. Hand col. to identify municipalities (townships, boroughs, cities). "Entered according to Act ... more
Negative Photostat.; Reward. 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 1, Folder 12.
Map of an area between Philadelphia and Baltimore showing drainage, cities and towns, post roads, and boundaries. Chartered in Maryland in May, 1852. [From published bibliography]. Oriented with north toward th... more
Detailed map showing drainage, railroads under construction and completed, canals, post roads, towns, townships, villages, post offices, and county boundaries. Scale ca. 1:750,000. LC also has 1856 and 1859 edi... more
Post-road/railroad map of Central Europe and adjacent regions. Covers Germany, Benelux, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, and Hungary. The component German states/principalities and adjacent countries are shown in ... more
During her three years as matron of the Female Prison at Sing Sing, 1844-1848, Eliza Burhans Farnham (1815-1864) tried to institute reforms based on phrenology. Discharged from the post, she soon learned that h... more
Political campaign - poster. 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 122, Folder 7.
Railroad advertisement poster. Printed by James Potts. Reference copy may be in LOT 4429 C. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Broadsides; PI Works; Rare Bk. Div... more
Photograph showing construction of the north facade of the General Post Office building in Washington, D.C. In album: Benjamin Brown French "Photographs," p. 139. Title from item. Notations: Gen. Meigs; north f... more
General-content county map showing townships, rural buildings, and householders' names; the four borough insets show real-property tracts (lots), lot numbers (Carlisle inset only), and landowners' names. Hand c... more
Scale 1:3,000,000. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. LC copy annotated in color to show Indian reservations and military departments, and colored flags to show military establishments. Two copies. Copy... more
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.
General-content county map showing buildings in rural areas and householders' names in rural areas/some insets; shows property lines in some insets. Relief shown by hachures. "Entered according to Act of Congre... more
Photograph showing column being hoisted up during the construction of the General Post Office building in Washington, D.C. In album: Benjamin Brown French "Photographs," p. 73. Title from item. Reference copy i... more
Gold mines are indicated in yellow and silver mines in blue. Indicates post routes, "old trail," finished and unfinished railroads, and the proposed state of "Colona." Scale ca. 1:6,500,000. Relief shown by hac... more