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Justicia

Justicia

Justice stands blindfolded as people around her are being tortured. Engraving probably by P. Galle after a drawing by Pieter Bruegel. Inscription: Scopus legis ... securiores vivant. In: The Set of the seven vi... More

Vue et description de la ville de Meaco capitale du Japon avec d'autres particularitez du pays

Vue et description de la ville de Meaco capitale du Japon avec d'autre...

Prints shows views of Meaco (Kyoto) and Saccai (Sakai), scenes of Christians being tortured, a Japanese wedding ceremony, and a temple in Sakai, and a plan of Dejima trading island; also includes descriptions o... More

Whipping John of Islington

Whipping John of Islington

Print shows an interior view of a room in which a man holds a bare-bottomed woman with a pained look on her face on his back as another woman holds up the woman's dress and points to her naked backside; a man, ... More

Virtual representation, 1775

Virtual representation, 1775

Print shows Lord Bute aiming a blunderbuss at a man representing colonial America; a member of Parliament, pointing at the American, tells Bute "I give you that man's money for my use", to which the American re... More

The olive rejectd or the Yankees revenge

The olive rejectd or the Yankees revenge

Print shows a representative of the British crown in America for peace negotiations (identified in the text as Edmund Burke, though possibly Lord North), he is wearing a crown with olive branch on his head and ... More

Les Anglois molestes et chatiees

Les Anglois molestes et chatiees

Print shows 1. a beaming sun with fleur-de-lis shining on 2. a man who resembles George Washington, wearing military uniform and hat labeled "Congress" and "Washington," holding a raised lash in his right hand ... More

By his majestys royal letters patent - the new invented method of punishing state criminals

By his majestys royal letters patent - the new invented method of puni...

Print shows Britannia drawn and quartered at a crossroad by ropes attached to three horses, one labeled "Tyranny" racing down the road "to America", another labeled "Venality" racing down the road "to Spain", a... More

War of posts / T. Colley, fect.

War of posts / T. Colley, fect.

Print shows the new ministers, Pitt, Keppel, Conway, Burke, Fox, and Richmond riding on wooden posts and cannon drive, with the aid of a devil, the old ministers, Nick, Sandwich, Amherst, North, and Mansfield i... More

Blessed are the peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers

Print shows two men representing Spain and France leading George III by a rope attached to his neck and Lord Shelburne through a gateway formed by spears, from the crossbar of which are tumbling the British lio... More

Don Dismallo running the literary gantlet

Don Dismallo running the literary gantlet

Print shows Edmund Burke in fools dress receiving lashes on his bare back as he runs a gauntlet of his peers which also includes Justice holding a sword, and Liberty, with staff topped with a liberty cap, who h... More

The abolition of the slave trade Or the inhumanity of dealers in human flesh exemplified in Captn. Kimber's treatment of a young Negro girl of 15 for her virjen (sic) modesty.

The abolition of the slave trade Or the inhumanity of dealers in human...

Print shows sailor on a slave ship suspending an African girl by her ankle from a rope over a pulley. Captain John Kimber stands on the left with a whip in his hand. Title from item. Attributed to I. Cruikshank... More

The Tory's day of judgment / E. Tisdale, del et sculpt.

The Tory's day of judgment / E. Tisdale, del et sculpt.

Illustration shows colonists preparing to tar and feather a loyalist seated on the ground as another loyalist hangs from a gallows with a rope around his waist . Illus. in: M'Fingal : a modern epic poem, in fo... More

Punishment for spitting on the deck - carrying a spittoon for the crew

Punishment for spitting on the deck - carrying a spittoon for the crew

Drawing shows a sailor carrying container into which another sailor spits. Title from item. Removed from mat with notation: SE 3300.5 Cat 168. (DLC/PP-1997:105) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the... More

Bucked and gaged - triced up DS monogram

Bucked and gaged - triced up DS monogram

Drawing shows two sailors being punished, the first is seated with a rod beneath his knees and over his elbows, his hands tied together just below his knees, a small rod is placed in his mouth with a cord tied ... More

Married to the gunner's daughter DS monogram

Married to the gunner's daughter DS monogram

Drawing shows a sailor being punished by having him lie on a cannon barrel with his hands tied at one end and his feet at the other, he is then flogged. Title from item. Signed with monogram on lower right: DS.... More

Bambridge on trial for murder by a committee of the House of Commons / engraved by T. Cook from an original painting by Wm. Hogarth in the possession of Mr. Ray.

Bambridge on trial for murder by a committee of the House of Commons /...

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

The rake's progress at the university. No. 5. Convened for wearing gaiters--sad offence! ...

The rake's progress at the university. No. 5. Convened for wearing gai...

Illus. in: The works of James Gillray, from the original plates ... London : Printed for H.G. Bohn ..., 1851, v. 1, plate 549.

[Iron mask, collar, leg shackles and spurs used to restrict slaves]

[Iron mask, collar, leg shackles and spurs used to restrict slaves]

Illus. in: The penitential tyrant / Thomas Branagan. New-York: Printed by Samuel Wood, no. 362, Pearl-street, 1807. Reference copy in: LOT 4422-A-3.

Suspension of the habeas corpus

Suspension of the habeas corpus

Print showing John Bull suspended by his feet between two columns labeled "Lords" and "Commons." Title from item. Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

Das allegrösste Bilder ABC. UV bei Winckelmann & Söhne in Berlin

Das allegrösste Bilder ABC. UV bei Winckelmann & Söhne in Berlin

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

A New method of Macarony making as practised at Boston / copied on stone by D. C. Johnston from a print published in London 1774.

A New method of Macarony making as practised at Boston / copied on sto...

Print shows two American revolutionaries tarring and feathering the tax collector. In the background, a gallows.

The Bostons paying the excise-man or tarring & feathering / copied on stone by D. C. Johnston from a print published in London 1774.

The Bostons paying the excise-man or tarring & feathering / copied on ...

Print shows a mob pouring tea into the mouth of a Loyalist who has been tarred and feathered. Behind the group, on the right, is the "Liberty Tree" from which hangs a noose and a sign "Stamp Act" written upside... More

L'exécution de la punition de fouet ; Nègres ào tronco / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.

L'exécution de la punition de fouet ; Nègres ào tronco / J.B. Debret, ...

Illustrations showing black man being whipped to death in the street and black prisoners lying on floor with feet in stocks. Illus. in: Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, depuis 1816 jusqu'en 1831 ... ... More

Ladies whipping girls

Ladies whipping girls

A white woman whipping a slave girl. Illus. in: Picture of slavery in the United States of America / George Bourne. Middletown, Conn. : E. Hunt, 1834, p. 109. Reference copy in: LOT 4422-A-3.

Eene aangezigtspyn-phantasie van Alexander V.H. / Steendr. v.: P. Blommers ; Lithogr. C.C.A. Last.

Eene aangezigtspyn-phantasie van Alexander V.H. / Steendr. v.: P. Blom...

Print shows scene of fantastical creatures inflicting pain upon the head of a man. Title from item.

Mazeppa - pl. 2

Mazeppa - pl. 2

Print shows Ivan Mazepa, naked, bound to the back of a wild horse as punishment for his affair with Countess Theresa, wife of a count who learns of the affair and settles upon this form of punishment for Mazepa... More

Mazeppa - pl. 4

Mazeppa - pl. 4

Print shows Ivan Mazepa, naked, bound to the back of a wild horse as punishment for his affair with Countess Theresa, wife of a count who learns of the affair and settles upon this form of punishment for Mazepa... More

Mazeppa - pl. 3

Mazeppa - pl. 3

Print shows Ivan Mazepa, naked, bound to the back of a wild horse as punishment for his affair with Countess Theresa, wife of a count who learns of the affair and settles upon this form of punishment for Mazepa... More

Mazeppa - pl. 4

Mazeppa - pl. 4

Print shows Ivan Mazepa, naked, bound to the back of a wild horse as punishment for his affair with Countess Theresa, wife of a count who learns of the affair and settles upon this form of punishment for Mazepa... More

Mazeppa - pl. 3

Mazeppa - pl. 3

Print shows Ivan Mazepa, naked, bound to the back of a wild horse as punishment for his affair with Countess Theresa, wife of a count who learns of the affair and settles upon this form of punishment for Mazepa... More

Burning a Peruvian to make him tell where the gold is / J.W. Orr.

Burning a Peruvian to make him tell where the gold is / J.W. Orr.

Spanish soldiers, under command of Francisco Pizarro, burning a Peruvian. Illus. in: The Life, travels and adventures of Ferdinand de Soto, Discoverer of the Mississippi / Lambert A. Wilmer. Philadelphia : J.T.... More

Bloodhounds tearing an Indian to pieces / J.W. Orr.

Bloodhounds tearing an Indian to pieces / J.W. Orr.

Spanish soldiers, under command of Don Pedro De Avila, using bloodhounds to kill an Indian. Illus. in: The Life, travels and adventures of Ferdinand de Soto, Discoverer of the Mississippi / Lambert A. Wilmer. P... More

Spanish captain feeding his dogs on an Indian babe

Spanish captain feeding his dogs on an Indian babe

Illus. in: The Life, travels and adventures of Ferdinand de Soto, Discoverer of the Mississippi / Lambert A. Wilmer. Philadelphia : J.T. Lloyd, 1858, p. 36. Reference copy in LOT 4409-D.

Spaniards hunting Indians

Spaniards hunting Indians

Soldiers under command of officers of Don Pedro de Avila chasing and killing Indians, 1519.

Ye execution of Goff ye Neger of Mr. Hochins on ye commons lith. by G. Hayward, 171 Pearl St. N.Y. for D.T. Valentine's manual for 1860

Ye execution of Goff ye Neger of Mr. Hochins on ye commons lith. by G....

Print shows a scene on common or park grounds where a slave is being executed by hanging before a group of soldiers; on the left, a man driving a wagon passes, and in the distance are a public well and large bu... More

Wilson Chinn, a branded slave from Louisiana--Also exhibiting instruments of torture used to punish slaves

Wilson Chinn, a branded slave from Louisiana--Also exhibiting instrume...

Photograph by Kimball, N.Y.C. Copyright by George H. Hanks.

The riots at New York - The rioters burning and sacking the colored orphan asylum

The riots at New York - The rioters burning and sacking the colored or...

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 7, no. 344 (1863 August 1), p. 493.

[2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment raid on rice plantation, Combahee, South Carolina, and escaped slave named Gordon]

[2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment raid on rice plantation, Combahe...

Top illustration shows slaves escaping to a Union ship as buildings burn in the distance. Three bottom illustrations show an escaped slave in tattered clothing upon his crossing of Union lines, welts from being... More

Emancipation Proclamation / del., lith. and print. by L. Lipman, Milwaukee, Wis.

Emancipation Proclamation / del., lith. and print. by L. Lipman, Milwa...

Print shows at center the text of the Emancipation Proclamation with vignettes surrounding it; on the left are scenes related to slavery and on the right are scenes showing the benefits attained through freedom... More

Scenes in Memphis, Tennessee, during the riot

Scenes in Memphis, Tennessee, during the riot

2 illustrations in: Harper's weekly, 1866 May 26, p. 321.

Southern justice and the president's veto of the military government bill / Th. Nast.

Southern justice and the president's veto of the military government b...

Prints show a statue of a snake-haired man wearing a toga with a CSA belt holding a scale tipping in favor of the south; the unjust results of trials involving southerners and northerners; and depictions of atr... More

[Portraits of a Chinese beggar, a man being punished with his head in a canque, a woman washing her feet and a toy seller]

[Portraits of a Chinese beggar, a man being punished with his head in ...

Title devised by Library staff. Captions on front of item: "Beggars" (upper left); "Punishment of the canque" (upper right); "Ablutions" (lower left); and "Toy seller" (lower right). Captions on back of item: "... More

La tortura

La tortura

Print shows Beatrice Cenci's being tortured in prison in the presence of her mother, religious authorities and police. Title from contents on title page. Printed in upper right corner: 6. (DLC/PP-43735)

Punishment of the canque

Punishment of the canque

Photograph shows a Chinese man, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, with his head in a canque. Title from front of item. Photograph taken by John Thomson in Shanghai, 1870-72. (Source: Regine Thiriez... More

Sentenza di morte

Sentenza di morte

Print shows Beatrice Cenci and her mother in prison being informed that they have been sentenced to death.

The Murder of Powell / C.S.R .

The Murder of Powell / C.S.R .

Illustration shows a group of Irish immigrant workers with clubs standing over the body of African American laborer Denis Powell during the race riots near Patenburg, Hunterdon County, N.J. Illus. in: Harper'... More

Murder of a Negro at Mrs. Carter's house

Murder of a Negro at Mrs. Carter's house

White men beating an African American man, Patenburg, New Jersey. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 16, no. 824 (1872 Oct. 12), p. 796. One of three images under title: The Patenburg Massacre: from sketches by The... More

The Louisiana murders - gathering the dead and wounded The disputed prize / / C.H. Weigall.

The Louisiana murders - gathering the dead and wounded The disputed pr...

Top illustration shows Negroes pulling a man on a luge(?), and two men lying in field. Bottom illustration shows jackal and eagle disputing the possession of a dead antelope. 2 illustrations in: Harper's weekly... More

The Union as it was The lost cause, worse than slavery / / Th. Nast.

The Union as it was The lost cause, worse than slavery / / Th. Nast.

Man "White League" shaking hands with Ku Klux Klan member over shield illustrated with African American couple with dead(?) baby. In background, man hanging from tree. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 18, no. 930... More

Is this a republican form of government? Is this protecting life, liberty, or property? Is this the equal protection of the laws? / Th. Nast.

Is this a republican form of government? Is this protecting life, libe...

African American man kneeling by bodies of murdered African American people. In background sign reads, "the White Liners were here." Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1876 Sept. 2, p. 712.

Kiralfy Bros "Michael Strogoff"

Kiralfy Bros "Michael Strogoff"

N16299 U.S. Copyright Office "Copyrighted by Imre & Bolossy Kiralfy, 1882." Created by "Forbes Co., Boston." Larger version of poster: POS - TH - KIR, no. 4a (C size). Forms part of: Theatrical poster collectio... More

Sensible Roosevelt--A whipping-post for wife-beaters

Sensible Roosevelt--A whipping-post for wife-beaters

Cover illustration showing man wearing mask whipping another man manacled to whipping post, as a woman with arm in sling looks on. Illus. in: Judge, v. 3 , no. 71 (1883 Mar. 3), p. 1.

"The prisoner" - from the water-color painting by H.F. Farny

"The prisoner" - from the water-color painting by H.F. Farny

Print shows a man stripped to the waist lying on the ground with arms spread, tied to stakes at the hands and feet; a Native, holding a rifle, is seated next to him, in the background is a Native encampment. Ti... More

Children of monarchy by the grace of God and the established church

Children of monarchy by the grace of God and the established church

(DLC/PP-1936:0089). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court / Samuel Clemens. New York : Charles L. Webster & Co., 1889, p. 226.

Delaware pillory and whipping post

Delaware pillory and whipping post

Ground level whipping post, above which is a platform for the pillory, presently occupied by two African American men; a ladder leans against the platform, a group of men loiter in the background. Title from it... More

The spirit that goeth with burdens that have not honor

The spirit that goeth with burdens that have not honor

(DLC/PP-1936:0089). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court / Samuel Clemens. New York : Charles L. Webster & Co., 1889, p. 359.

The execution of the Inca / A.B. Greene.

The execution of the Inca / A.B. Greene.

Spaniards burning Atahualpa, Inca river at stake with monk holding crucifix to right of Inca. Illus. in: The New World heroes of discovery and conquest / by D.M. Kelsey. Philadelphia, Pa. : National Publishing ... More

Where they belong! / Keppler.

Where they belong! / Keppler.

Print shows three men in a small cage hanging outside the "Democratic National Headquarters"; the cage is labeled "Gorman Brice Smith, Jr. - Exposed Here - As a Warning, For All Time - These Traitors to Democra... More

From American bondage to the Halls of Congress

From American bondage to the Halls of Congress

General information about the Popular and Applied Graphic Art print materials is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pga Title information compiled by Junior Fellows, 2005-2017. Truvy, Abraham M., copy... More

Florence military prison series--"Persuading Dang" / J.E. Taylor.

Florence military prison series--"Persuading Dang" / J.E. Taylor.

Prisoner, surrounded by men and dogs, being lifted by rope. 13480 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 46. Photographic reproduction of watercolor by James E. Taylor, 1897.

A good beginning / Keppler.

A good beginning / Keppler.

Print shows Justice sitting, blindfolded and holding her scales at her side, with the Eiffel Tower in the background; standing at her feet is Puck holding a list of names that includes "Esterhazy, Paty de Clam,... More

In Georgia / O'Neill Latham.

In Georgia / O'Neill Latham.

Illustration showing an African American family on a small farm, in the background, a group of men, carrying rifles and a length of rope, are heading into a wooded area. Title from item. Caption: Pete Am dis m... More

A Sunday morning dream - time to wake up / Ehrhart.

A Sunday morning dream - time to wake up / Ehrhart.

Illustration shows a man dreaming about enforcing the blue laws by punishing young men for playing baseball, a young woman for playing golf, even a young girl for picking flowers; he imagines them emploring him... More

The Sing Sing sanatorium / J.S. Pughe.

The Sing Sing sanatorium / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows prisoners engaged in various recreations while incarcerated at Sing Sing for white collar crime. Title from item. Caption: For the benefit of our grafting financiers whose health breaks down ... More

On the rack / CH [monogram].

On the rack / CH [monogram].

Illustration shows an allegorical female figure labeled "San Francisco" being tortured "on the rack" by a cast of medieval-looking executioners labeled "Cement Dealer, Lumber Dealer, Iron Workers' Union, Steel ... More

Man reasoning with Indians about to burn a bound captive

Man reasoning with Indians about to burn a bound captive

Title devised by cataloger. Videodisc image laterally reversed. Photograph of a painting signed "J.L.G. Ferris," possibly about French and Indian War, 1755-1763. No Detroit Publishing Co. no. Gift; State Histor... More

Quo Vadis G.C.K.monogram

Quo Vadis G.C.K.monogram

Motion picture poster for "Quo Vadis" show the character Lygia bound to a bull. In the background is the emperor Nero(?) and spectators in a coliseum. Title from item. Caption: Lygia bound to the wild bull; Ge... More

[Leo Frank, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

[Leo Frank, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

Title devised by Library staff. Photo from Bain News Service. Hand-written on verso: 1st pub. eve Aug. 26/13. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congr... More

He stooped to pick up the scourge which his constable had refused to wield / Victor Perard.

He stooped to pick up the scourge which his constable had refused to w...

Illus. in: A maid of old Virginia ... / William Sage. New York : Fleming H. Revell Company, [c1915], frontispiece.

Crowd gathering in street to watch the lynching of Jesse Washington, Waco, Texas

Crowd gathering in street to watch the lynching of Jesse Washington, W...

Forms part of: Visual Materials from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Records.

Close-up of charred corpse of Jesse Washington hanging from tree after lynching, Waco, Texas, May 15, 1916

Close-up of charred corpse of Jesse Washington hanging from tree after...

Forms part of: Visual Materials from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Records. Collection finding aid available. Photo by Gildersleeve.

Close-up of charred corpse of Jesse Washington, laying on ground, after lynching, Waco, Texas, May 15, 1916

Close-up of charred corpse of Jesse Washington, laying on ground, afte...

Forms part of: Visual Materials from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Records. Collection finding aid available. Photo by Gildersleeve.

Spectators looking at charred corpse of Jesse Washington hanging from tree after lynching, Waco, Texas, May 15, 1916

Spectators looking at charred corpse of Jesse Washington hanging from ...

Forms part of: Visual Materials from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Records. Collection finding aid available. Photo by Gildersleeve.

The brighter side of Hell. The pacifist

The brighter side of Hell. The pacifist

Gift; Mrs. Peter Grant; 1940; (DLC/PP-1940:008). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: Life, 70:344 (Aug. 30, 1917).

A reserved seat

A reserved seat

"W.H." on crowned throne. Gift; Mrs. Peter Grant; 1940; (DLC/PP-1940:008). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: Life, 70:178 (Aug. 2, 1917).

The brighter side of Hell. The treaty breaker

The brighter side of Hell. The treaty breaker

Gift; Mrs. Peter Grant; 1940; (DLC/PP-1940:008). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: Life, 70:506 (Sept. 27, 1917).

Belgian farmyard

Belgian farmyard

Print shows a dead or wounded woman lying on the ground and a German soldier standing at her feet, undressing or putting on his shirt. Title from item. Signed in pencil. Inscribed in pencil on lower left: No. 1... More

It's me --  Dawn, the sheriff said reassuringly

It's me -- Dawn, the sheriff said reassuringly

Gift; Ernest Fuhr estate; (DLC/PP-1934:0111). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Time the Present" by Carl Clausen, Saturday evening post, 195:40 (Feb. 24, 1923).

Execution of the thirty-eight Sioux Indians at Mankato Minnesota, December 25, 1862

Execution of the thirty-eight Sioux Indians at Mankato Minnesota, Dece...

Print shows the residents of Mankato, Minnesota, gathered to watch the execution of thirty-eight Dakota Indians, who stand on a scaffold with nooses around their necks, separated from the community by rows of s... More

Mazeppa: pl. 1

Mazeppa: pl. 1

Print shows Ivan Mazepa, naked, being bound to the back of a wild horse by several men, as punishment for his affair with Countess Theresa, wife of a count who learns of the affair, shown here as the elderly ma... More

Wilson Chinn, a branded slave from Louisiana Photographed by Kimball, 477 Broadway, N.Y

Wilson Chinn, a branded slave from Louisiana Photographed by Kimball, ...

Photograph shows former slave from Louisiana with forehead branded with the initials of his owner, Volsey B. Marmillion, wearing a punishment collar and posing with other equipment used to punish slaves. Title ... More

Escaped slave Gordon, also known as "Whipped Peter," showing his scarred back at a medical examination, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Escaped slave Gordon, also known as "Whipped Peter," showing his scarr...

Title devised by Library staff. Printed on verso: "From life, taken at Baton Rouge, La., April 2d, 1863." On verso: Facsimile of original medical report to Colonel L.B. Marsh from J.W. Mercer, assistant surgeon... More

Bock beer

Bock beer

Print shows "Bock" goats upending Chinese men, to the amusement of several men sitting at tables drinking beer. 8533 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright and lith., 1879, by A.J. Maerz, Brooklyn, E.D. N.Y.

Execution of the thirty-eight Sioux Indians, at Mankato, Minnesota, December, 26, 1862

Execution of the thirty-eight Sioux Indians, at Mankato, Minnesota, De...

Print shows the residents of Mankato, Minnesota, gathered to watch the execution of thirty-eight Dakota Indians, who stand on a scaffold with nooses around their necks, separated from the community by rows of s... More

The cigarette / Geo. Bellows.

The cigarette / Geo. Bellows.

Man, possibly a soldier, smoking cigarette alongside of nude woman, with breast cut off, and knife through her hand, stuck into door. Title from item. No. 43. Signed in pencil on stone.

Wilson Chinn, a branded slave from Louisiana Photographed by Kimball, 477 Broadway, N.Y

Wilson Chinn, a branded slave from Louisiana Photographed by Kimball, ...

Photograph shows former slave from Louisiana with forehead branded with the initials of his owner, Volsey B. Marmillion, wearing a punishment collar and posing with other equipment used to punish slaves. Title ... More

Escaped slave Gordon, also known as "Whipped Peter," showing his scarred back at a medical examination, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Escaped slave Gordon, also known as "Whipped Peter," showing his scarr...

Title devised by Library staff. Printed on verso: "From life, taken at Baton Rouge, La., April 2d, 1863." On verso: Facsimile of original medical report to Colonel L.B. Marsh from J.W. Mercer, assistant surgeon... More

Curiosity punished

Curiosity punished

Local Accession Number: 06_11_002747.Title: Curiosity punished.Genre: Stereographs; Photographic prints; Portrait photographs; Group portraits; Humorous pictures.Date issued: 1850-1920 (approximate).Physical de... More

As the heathen see us -- a meeting of the Chinese foreign missions society / J.S. Pughe.

As the heathen see us -- a meeting of the Chinese foreign missions soc...

Illustration shows a meeting in a Chinese mission where a collection is being taken up, "Contributions received here to save the foreign devils", with 5 vignettes showing how the United States is viewed by the ... More

As the heathen see us -- a meeting of the Chinese foreign missions society / J.S. Pughe.

As the heathen see us -- a meeting of the Chinese foreign missions soc...

Illustration shows a meeting in a Chinese mission where a collection is being taken up, "Contributions received here to save the foreign devils", with 5 vignettes showing how the United States is viewed by the ... More

The Lash

The Lash

Card showing bound African American slave being whipped. No. 5, no. 61. Copyright by William A. Stephens. From: Album varieties no. 3; The slave in 1863. Philadelphia, 1863.

The Lash

The Lash

Card showing bound African American slave being whipped. No. 5, no. 61. Copyright by William A. Stephens. From: Album varieties no. 3; The slave in 1863. Philadelphia, 1863.