Information from accompanying cards: Beneath the gilt fore-edges of each volume are fine detailed paintings. The one on volume I is divided into three parts depicting Trojans Arch, Ancona, Tasso in Prison and t... more
Print shows several members of the House of Commons, including James Oglethorpe and Archibald Grant, gathered in a room at the Fleet Prison for an investigation of Thomas Bambridge, warden of the prison, for th... more
Print shows a mob of revolutionaries after the storming the Bastille, when late in the afternoon, Governor De Launay, of the Bastille, is arrested and taken away, on the lower left, at the beginning of the Revo... more
Print shows a mob of revolutionaries storming the Bastille at the beginning of the Revolution in 1789. Title from item. Illustration from: Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française... more
Print shows the letter "G" formed by a harlequin with left arm extended, holding his hat, and standing before a table with three cups for a shell game on it, with examples "Grossmutter" showing an elderly woman... more
Depicting a scene from "Jack Sheppard" by W. Harrison Ainsworth, Esq. Three images of the procession of Jack Sheppard from Newgate to Tyburn; the first, Jack Sheppard led from the prison to the cart, escorted b... more
A dramatic prison scene, intended to contrast the clemency of New York's Whig governor William H. Seward with the vindictiveness of the Democrat-controlled New York City prison administration. In the interior o... more
Unsigned primitive painting of Charlestown Prison Yard showing granite octagonal structure of 1850. Possibly painted by an inmate; certainly an example of folk art. For the first sixty years in the life of the ... more
No. 1019. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs with general caption: Views in Washington, D.C. Hand written on verso: "from B815-1019 print". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.
Print shows a slightly elevated view of the exterior of the Libby Prison building, with the front of the building facing left, a woman with a child walking on the lower left, and a man riding in a horsedrawn wa... more
Shows the streets of Richmond below Church Hill from the Canal to Broad Street and from 17th to 21st streets, including Castle Thunder and Libby prisons and the Union officers' and soldiers' hospitals.
Photograph shows prisoners using latrines in the foreground, masses of huts made of sticks and blankets, and a stockade with sentry boxes in the distance (Source: Notes by Sergeant Warren L. Goss of Co. H, 2nd ... more
Cover illustration showing portraits of eight emaciated and sick Union soldiers, seated and lying down. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 18, no. 455 (1864 June 18), p. 393. Soldiers identifie... more
Photograph shows prisoners using latrines in the foreground, a group involved in a court martial or trial of a prisoner on the left, a structure with four poles and a blanket roof used as a barber shop in the m... more
Print shows an exterior of Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, from across a street, with inmates behind barred windows and guards patrolling in front of the building. Title from item. Publication date based on... more
Photograph shows prisoners using latrines in the foreground and masses of huts made of sticks and blankets; the cluster of huts in the foreground was referred to as "Mud Island" (Source: Notes by Sergeant Warre... more
Photograph shows prisoners gathered for rations distribution in front of Confederate sutlers building and stockade in the distance (Source: Notes by Sergeant Warren L. Goss of Co. H, 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Art... more
Inscribed on back: Very Truly yours Dorence Atwater. Entered according to act of Congress by M.B. Brady & Co. in the year 1865 ... District of Columbia. Clara Barton Collection (Library of Congress).
Photograph shows a Union guard standing next to Castle Thunder, a Confederate military prison in Richmond, Virginia. Title from item. Published in: Russell's Civil War photographs : 116 historic prints / by And... more
Full page includes four illustrations and an article describing Herold's role in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 9, no. 441 (1865 June 10), p. 365. Title devised by Library ... more
Photograph showing the prison located behind the Capitol building in which a number of Confederate prisoners were held. Illus. in: Gardner's photographic sketch book of the war / Alexander Gardner. Washington,... more
Print shows an obelisk monument with Niagara Falls in the background. 31729 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Inscribed in pencil at top left: May 30, 1866. No. 590. Inscribed in pencil at bottom left: No... more
Rear of prison and prison yard. Dated November 14, 1874. .. For over half a century Charlestown men could not converse with one another or experience the luxury of "yard time." Courtesy of Boston Public Library