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Bathing ...by Beechams

Bathing ...by Beechams

Dressed in the popular ''sailor suits'', the children in this photograph seem to be enjoying themselves in the waves. Behind them are the wheeled bathing huts, which judging by the large advertising boards tha... More

Olympische Spelen 1928 Amsterdam

Olympische Spelen 1928 Amsterdam

Spaarnestad Photo/SFA002008742.Sport, Olympische Spelen Amsterdam, 1928. Wielrenner wordt omhelsd na wegwedstrijd.

Sarasota Sun-Debs at Lido Beach, Florida

Sarasota Sun-Debs at Lido Beach, Florida

Local call number: JJS0010..Title: Sarasota Sun-Debs at Lido Beach, Florida..Date: January 15, 1949..Physical descrip: 1 transparency - col. - 5 x 4 in...Series Title: Joseph Janney Steinmetz Collection ( http:... More

Young women reading aboard the shantyboat Lazy Bones

Young women reading aboard the shantyboat Lazy Bones

Local call number: JJS0426..Title: Young women reading aboard the shantyboat Lazy Bones..Date: December 1947..General Note: Helen Schoonover (top bunk) and Lois Duncan Steinmetz reading on a trip up the Caloosa... More

Lois Duncan Steinmetz (left) and Polly Gaines in a motorboat: Sarasota, Florida

Lois Duncan Steinmetz (left) and Polly Gaines in a motorboat: Sarasota...

Local call number: JJS0214..Title: Lois Duncan Steinmetz (left) and Polly Gaines in a motorboat: Sarasota, Florida..Date: 1950..Physical descrip: 1 transparency - col. - 4 x 5 in...Series Title: Joseph Janney S... More

Recreation in Cyprus from BL Add 24189, f. 5v

Recreation in Cyprus from BL Add 24189, f. 5v

Miniature of recreation in Cyprus with, above, a deer hunt using leopards and, below, a feast. Image taken from f. 5v of Illustrations for Mandeville's Travels (index Voyage d'outre mer, Itinerarium).

[Exercises of the youths]

[Exercises of the youths]

Native youths shooting arrows, throwing balls at target placed atop tall pole, and running races.

Le jeu des echecs C.D. Moor pinxit ; Lépicié sculpsit 1746

Le jeu des echecs C.D. Moor pinxit ; Lépicié sculpsit 1746

Print showing a game of chess, observed by a man with a glass of wine, and a young man surprised to realize his opponent is about to checkmate. Tiré du Cabinet de M. de Julienne, Ecuyer, Chevalier de l'Ordre de... More

Kiyomitsu Torii - Yukidama o tsukuru musume

Kiyomitsu Torii - Yukidama o tsukuru musume

Print shows a young woman, wearing high geta and a kimono with hat designs, rolling a large snowball. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006... More

Semitori

Semitori

Print shows a woman and a child catching crickets.

Easter Monday at Greenwich, Thomas Rowlandson
The Jovial company / A. Brouner, pinxt. ; J. Williams, sculpt., pupil to W.W. Ryland.

The Jovial company / A. Brouner, pinxt. ; J. Williams, sculpt., pupil ...

Two men seated at small table, one holding glass of wine and decanter, and the other smoking pipe. "Engraved from the original picture in the collection of Sir Joshua Reynolds." Copyright by W. Baynes, Moorfields.

Manzai o miru josei[fujo?] to kodomo

Manzai o miru josei[fujo?] to kodomo

Print shows four women and a child watching two men dancing with a fan and a drum. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: one page ... More

Ōkarakuri, print by Utamaro Kitagawa

Ōkarakuri, print by Utamaro Kitagawa

Print shows a woman working a peepshow box for two children. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Fūryū kodakara awase : A... More

Futamigaura, print by Utamaro Kitagawa

Futamigaura, print by Utamaro Kitagawa

Print shows three women walking in the surf at the edge of a beach at Futamigaura, with view of one of the Meotoiwa (wedded rocks) and the knotted ropes in the background. Title and other descriptive informatio... More

Fuyu no yanebune

Fuyu no yanebune

Print shows three women on a houseboat. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: probably one of a vertical Aiban Nishikie triptypch.... More

Dōkanyama shinagawa oki ukie

Dōkanyama shinagawa oki ukie

Print shows view from shore of harbor with people sitting on a bluff in the foreground, others are seen walking along the beach, and ships moored in the distance. Title and other descriptive information compile... More

Fêtes et illuminations aux Champs Elysées, le 18 Juillet 1790 Prieur inv. & del. ; Berthault sculp

Fêtes et illuminations aux Champs Elysées, le 18 Juillet 1790 Prieur i...

Print shows illuminated obelisks on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, during a celebration with a throng of revelers playing games, dancing, and enjoying the festive atmosphere of freedom. Title from item. I... More

Teisai Hokuba (蹄斎北馬) - Matsu no sita no tōkei

Teisai Hokuba (蹄斎北馬) - Matsu no sita no tōkei

Print shows a woman and two young men or boys watching a cockfight beneath a pine tree. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: part... More

Rural sports, or how to show off a well-shaped leg

Rural sports, or how to show off a well-shaped leg

This print introduces a rustic pleasure-ground. A rope thrown between two tall trees furnishes a swing for a well-developed and gaily apparelled hoyden ; another maiden is working the rope which swings her frie... More

Spy Pond athletic field - Arlington Mass.
Spy Pond athletic field - Arlington Mass.
Boy fishing beside a stream while a girl watches over his shoulder, also, at center, a building with plane or skid for rolling logs

Boy fishing beside a stream while a girl watches over his shoulder, al...

Title devised by Library staff. (DLC/PP-1997:105) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Documentary drawing filing series (Library of Congress).

Sports of the olden time engraved expressly for Godey's Lady's Book by W. Warner

Sports of the olden time engraved expressly for Godey's Lady's Book by...

Print shows a young woman sitting side-saddle on a horse, holding a bird on her right wrist; she is riding through countryside with two dogs and a man, possibly a servant, who is running nearby. Title from item... More

Spy Pond field - Arlington Mass.
Ice boating on Spy Pond - Arlington Mass.
Tourists near vantage point, Landscape view print

Tourists near vantage point, Landscape view print

Print shows several European(?) tourists, including children, at a scenic overlook offering views of the distant landscape; at center is a wooden structure that may provide accommodations or simply protection f... More

R W Park, Stereoscope Card. Rhode Island, 19th century.
Sketching on the river bank, Sterescope Card, Boston Public Library
Bridges over Wissahickon Creek near Schuylkill

Bridges over Wissahickon Creek near Schuylkill

Drawing shows a boating party on "Wissahickon Creek", in a rowboat approaching the opposite shore; downstream, on the left are willow trees, and in the distance are two bridges. A large boulder fills much of th... More

Cottage R W Park, Stereoscope Card
David Octavius Hill - Captain Robert Barclay-Allardyce, 1779 - 1854. Celebrated pedestrian

David Octavius Hill - Captain Robert Barclay-Allardyce, 1779 - 1854. C...

Robert Adamson, David Octavius Hill..Accession no. PGP HA 50 .Medium Calotype print .Size 19.50 x 14.70 cm .Credit Purchased from Howard Ricketts 1975, who purchased the Royal Scottish Academy albums ..For more... More

Niagara - coasting on the frozen spray, Prospect Park
Picnic, Sterescope Card, Boston Public Library
Old Reservoir, Brookline Mass photograph collection

Old Reservoir, Brookline Mass photograph collection

A July 16, 1853 illustration from Gleason's Pictorial depicting the Old Reservoir on Boylston Street. Courtesy of Public Library of Brookline

Turkish Ladies Recreating
View of the Hudson River near Newburg [sic]

View of the Hudson River near Newburg [sic]

Print shows, on the right, a man and a woman standing on a portico of a building high above the Hudson River near Newburgh, New York; they are talking, a third person is sitting in a chair next to them; at cent... More

Shinobazu no ike

Shinobazu no ike

Print shows a comical scene with a group of people walking along the bank of the Shinobazu Pond, with cherry blossoms and dwellings in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibu... More

[Summer scene with an elderly man resting against a tree on the left, a group of children playing with frogs at center, and a man sitting on a rock with a child on the right]

[Summer scene with an elderly man resting against a tree on the left, ...

Title devised by Library staff. Reference copy in LOT 5090, no. 221. Purchase; G.V. Yudin; 1906. Forms part of: Yudin Collection (Library of Congress).

[Three unidentified soldiers playing cards, smoking, and drinking in front of American flag]

[Three unidentified soldiers playing cards, smoking, and drinking in f...

Title devised by Library staff. Frame: Thermoplastic; grape and scroll design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/p... More

Charles W. Parker (in jacket and hat) with family at "Redgate," Marblehead, MA
Lawrence School Playground, Brookline Mass photograph collection

Lawrence School Playground, Brookline Mass photograph collection

Skaters on the Lawrence School Playground, some playing hockey. Courtesy of Public Library of Brookline

Charles W. Parker (standing) with others seated on the ground, Marblehead, MA
Reservoir (from Gleason's Pictorial)

Reservoir (from Gleason's Pictorial)

Illustration of people out for a stroll along the Old Reservoir on Boylston Street, Brookline. Courtesy of Public Library of Brookline

Cypress Street Playground, Brookline Mass photograph collection

Cypress Street Playground, Brookline Mass photograph collection

Looking from Brookline High School, a winter scene of people ice skating at the Cypress Street playground. Courtesy of Public Library of Brookline

Ward's Pond looking toward Jamaica Plain

Ward's Pond looking toward Jamaica Plain

Winter scene looking toward Jamaica Plain of people ice skating on Ward's Pond. Courtesy of Public Library of Brookline

Making the scrap book copied by Louis Kurz, of the Chicago Lithographing Company, after Miss J. Oakley's beautiful cabinet picture

Making the scrap book copied by Louis Kurz, of the Chicago Lithographi...

Print shows a young girl sitting in a room, intently cutting out pictures to paste into a scrapbook. 5904 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Publication date based on copyright statement on item. Label on ... More

Why don't they bite painted by W.H. Hilliard

Why don't they bite painted by W.H. Hilliard

Print shows a young man lying on the ground, fishing in a woodland stream with a long stick with string attached to the end. 5808 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Printed on lower right: Colton, Zahm & R... More

Making the kite copied by Louis Kurz, of the Chicago Lithographing Company, after Wm. Cogswell's painting

Making the kite copied by Louis Kurz, of the Chicago Lithographing Com...

Print shows a young boy sitting on the edge of a table with his feet on a chair, making a kite; there are two cats playing on the floor, an open book with scissors resting on it, a portion of a page has been cu... More

Paris. Lacs du Bois de Boulogne Charles Rivière del. et lith

Paris. Lacs du Bois de Boulogne Charles Rivière del. et lith

Print shows a bird's-eye view of the lakes at the Bois de Boulogne, Paris, France, with many people walking and riding in carriages, and some in boats, enjoying leisure time at the park. Title from item. Printe... More

Golden Gate Park, Bounded by Fulton Street, Stanyan Street, Fell Street, Baker Street, Oak Street, Frederick Street, Lincoln Way, and the Great Highway., San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

Golden Gate Park, Bounded by Fulton Street, Stanyan Street, Fell Stree...

2016 HALS Challenge Entry: Documenting National Register Listed Landscapes 2016 Leicester B. Holland Prize, Entry Significance: Golden Gate Park, begun in 1871, has national significance as one of the pioneerin... More

Delaware Water Gap / G. Perkins ; R. Hinshelwood.

Delaware Water Gap / G. Perkins ; R. Hinshelwood.

Print shows groups of men and women in boats on the Delaware River, standing on the shore, and sitting near a tree, possibly having a picnic at the Delaware Water Gap. Title from item. Copyright statement print... More

Delaware Water Gap / G. Perkins ; R. Hinshelwood.

Delaware Water Gap / G. Perkins ; R. Hinshelwood.

Print shows groups of men and women in boats on the Delaware River, standing on the shore, and sitting near a tree, possibly having a picnic at the Delaware Water Gap. C4932 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from it... More

The Catskills. Sunrise from South Mountain / Harry Fenn ; S.V. Hunt.

The Catskills. Sunrise from South Mountain / Harry Fenn ; S.V. Hunt.

Print shows two people standing at the percipice of a cliff in the Catskill Mountains, high above rock formations and trees, with a distant view of the sunrise across a broad valley. Title from item. Publicatio... More

Wissahickon Falls - Print, Library of Congress collection

Wissahickon Falls - Print, Library of Congress collection

E6841 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Publication date based on copyright statement and/or copyright stamp on item. Copyright stamp, date, and number appear on lower left. Stamped and inscribed in penci... More

Lees Ferry

Lees Ferry

Lees Ferry Fort Lees Ferry Fort was constructed on the north side of the Colorado River in 1874, upstream from the ferry crossing. It was built by a crew from St. George, Utah. It served multiple purposes, incl... More

A spring day picnic ramble, Sterescope Card, Boston Public Library
[The recreation hall facing the gate of the Ministry of War] / Constantinople, Abdullah Frères.

[The recreation hall facing the gate of the Ministry of War] / Constan...

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 24. No. 23. In album: Palaces, mosques, monuments, and other structures, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire. Forms part of: Abdul-Hamid II... More

Village
Untitled, New Zealand / Burton Brothers Studio
The shores of old England / painted by G.E. Hicks ; engraved by T.L. Sangar.

The shores of old England / painted by G.E. Hicks ; engraved by T.L. S...

Print showing four young women standing in the water at a beach in England. Title from item.

Always happy / Brett Lith. Co., N.Y.

Always happy / Brett Lith. Co., N.Y.

Print shows a scene on a decorative plate with two young children playing badminton. Title from item. Copyright 1882 by J.L. Blamire.

Tennis, portrait - Arlington Mass.
Tennis Arlington Lawn Tennis Club - Arlington Mass.
Mr. Wilson, Miss Grant and Miss Townsend, on Moosehead

Mr. Wilson, Miss Grant and Miss Townsend, on Moosehead

A man and two women in a boat on Moosehead Lake, Maine.

[Arms] State of Connecticut. By His Excellency, Thomas M. Waller, Governor. A proclamation. The people of this Commonwealth are invited to abstain ... on Friday, the eleventh day of April next, from all servile labor and vain recreation and sole
State of New Hampshire. A proclamation for a day of public thanksgiving by His Excellency Moody Currier, Governor ... I hereby appoint Thursday, the 26th day of November instant as a day of thanksgiving, recreation, and rejoicing ... Given at th

State of New Hampshire. A proclamation for a day of public thanksgivin...

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 96, Folder 13.

Miss Prall and Miss Chamberlain, William's Stream

Miss Prall and Miss Chamberlain, William's Stream

Photograph shows two young women seated on the ground at William's Stream, near Kineo, Maine. Title from item. In album: Travel photographs of Philadelphia physician Joseph John Kirkbride, volume 5, page 18. Ex... More

Corey Hill Toboggan Slide

Corey Hill Toboggan Slide

Winter scene of the Corey Hill toboggan slide. Courtesy of Public Library of Brookline

Dominic's daughter - Print, Library of Congress collection

Dominic's daughter - Print, Library of Congress collection

Print shows a young woman with a dog on a foot path through a field, with a dwelling in the background. S23998 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from copyright deposit file. Printed at top left: "Copyrighted by Hami... More

Club house and recreation ground at Kasauli.
Photograph of Woodline Cottage, National Forest Service photograph.

Photograph of Woodline Cottage, National Forest Service photograph.

Original caption: The gay nineties - woodline cottage, 1890, Submitted by A.G. Horn. Actual photo taken by F. Jacobi. Historic Photographs

The grape vine swing

The grape vine swing

Print shows two young women, one sitting, the other standing, on a swing fashioned from a grapevine that hangs over the water of a river or pond; a young man is sitting in a canoe-like boat, in the foreground, ... More

Woman in a rowing boat

Woman in a rowing boat

Woman in a rowing boat, about 1890..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality repro... More

[A "Peep" from the recreation grounds, Bedford, England]

[A "Peep" from the recreation grounds, Bedford, England]

Image shows the Ouse (Great Ouse) river in Bedford, at the recreation grounds, now known as The Embankment. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012) Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign sec... More

William Engles, Triumph Post Office, South Loup, west of Callaway, Custer County, Nebraska.

William Engles, Triumph Post Office, South Loup, west of Callaway, Cus...

summary: Note: The family is playing croquet. original size: 6x8

Visitors' day, Russian navy
[Ferris wheel at the Chicago World's Fair]
Overland Monthly. May, 1895 / L. Maynard Dixon.

Overland Monthly. May, 1895 / L. Maynard Dixon.

Poster showing a man leaning on a staff, with a dog at his feet. From the collection of Frances Benjamin Johnston. Title from item.

Boating party
Recreation for October

Recreation for October

Poster shows an illustration of a man with rifle shooting at games bird; other birds in the grass being chased by hunting dog. Title from item. Signed: Hy. S. Watson. Printer's note lower left: Press of E. Scot... More

Henry Summer Watson - Recreation, 19th century

Henry Summer Watson - Recreation, 19th century

Henry Sumner Watson (American, Bordentown, New Jersey 1868–1933)

Outing for April

Outing for April

Poster shows an illustration of a young couple riding their bicycles together. Title from item. Signed: Hy. S. Watson. Forms part of the Artist poster filing series (Library of Congress) Promotional goal: U.S. ... More

Outing for August rowing at Poughkeepsie and Henley, in this number by Chase Mellen

Outing for August rowing at Poughkeepsie and Henley, in this number by...

Poster shows an illustration of a young couple canoeing. Title from item. Signed: Hy. S. Watson. Forms part of the Artist poster filing series (Library of Congress) Promotional goal: U.S. D41. 1896 Gift; J. H. ... More

Charles Sprague Pearce - Recreation

Charles Sprague Pearce - Recreation

Reproduction of a Mural in the Library of Congress showing woman playing reed instrument and girl playing tambourine. "Artist: C.S. Pearce of Paris, France. Proprietors of photograph Curtis & Cameron, Boston, M... More

Recreation for January 1896

Recreation for January 1896

Poster shows an illustration of a man walking through the wood, wearing snow shoes, carrying rifle on his shoulder while holding a dog. Title from item. Signed: Hy. S. W. Forms part of the Artist poster filing ... More

Henry Summer Watson - Recreation: November, 19th century

Henry Summer Watson - Recreation: November, 19th century

Henry Sumner Watson (American, Bordentown, New Jersey 1868–1933)

Henry Summer Watson - Recreation: January, 19th century

Henry Summer Watson - Recreation: January, 19th century

Henry Sumner Watson (American, Bordentown, New Jersey 1868–1933)

Recreation for July, Art Nouveau Poster

Recreation for July, Art Nouveau Poster

Poster shows an illustration of a man walking on the beach heading towards the water carrying a large toy sailboat and a dog. Title from item. Signed: Hy. S. Watson. Printer's note lower left: Press of E. Scott... More

The biggest people on the road! / Dalrymple.

The biggest people on the road! / Dalrymple.

Print shows a gigantic man and a gigantic woman riding on bicycles on a dirt road; they are road hogs, forcing other forms of transportation, mainly diminutive horse-drawn carriages, off the road. Title from it... More

Henry Summer Watson - Recreation: December, 19th century

Henry Summer Watson - Recreation: December, 19th century

Henry Sumner Watson (American, Bordentown, New Jersey 1868–1933)

Recreation for September

Recreation for September

Poster shows an illustration of a man, with hunting dog, pointing his rifle at bird flying in the sky as large mosquitos buzz around his head. Title from item. Signed: Hy. S. Watson. Printer's note lower left: ... More

The woes of the sabbatarian fanatic - they get greater every year / C.J. Taylor.

The woes of the sabbatarian fanatic - they get greater every year / C....

Print shows a vignette cartoon where a member of the clergy, a strict "Sabbatarian", observes people engaging in various Sunday activities; in the center vignette, Satan empathizes with the minister. Title from... More

Chas. E. Blaney's big extravaganza, A boy wanted

Chas. E. Blaney's big extravaganza, A boy wanted

"Russell-Morgan Print." Blaney and Vance, managers. Caption: One round of pleasure. Created and "copyrighted 1898 by The U.S. Printing Co., Cin., U.S.A." No. 3597. Portrait of Chas. E. Blaney in upper left corn... More

Bike race, Major Taylor - Marshall "Major" Taylor
Looking for trouble, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Looking for trouble, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 187...

62916 U.S. Copyright Office "The only one, Joe Ott." Created and "copyrighted 1898 by The A.S. Seer Print, 242-244 W. 41st St., N.Y." Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

A cake walk on the beach, Atlantic City, N.J
Glen Echo Park Map

Glen Echo Park Map

Glen Echo Park-Clara Barton House. A site plan shows features and arrangement of the cultural landscape, ca. 1997. The unmarked structure at the right once housed the park's "Kiddieland" attraction, but it was ... More

Summertime at the S.D. Butcher farm near Gates,  Custer County, Nebraska.

Summertime at the S.D. Butcher farm near Gates, Custer County, Nebras...

summary: The photograph was taken at the artificial lakes on the S.D. Butcher farm near Gates bridge on the north side of the Middle Loup river. These lakes formed from the Butcher & Griebel irrigation ditch. ... More

Puck Christmas 1899 / Frank A. Nankivell '99.

Puck Christmas 1899 / Frank A. Nankivell '99.

Print shows Puck pushing a fashionably dressed young woman on ice skates on a pond or river in a wooded area. Title from item. Illus. from Puck, v. 46, no. 1188, (1899 December 13), cover. Copyright 1899 by Kep... More

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