Piazza San Marco and its bustling street life were popular subjects among the artists, especially Canaletto. In this ink and wash drawing, he has chosen to magnify the Procuratie Nuove, one of the three connec... more
A Night Scout in the Southwest – Surprise of an Outpost, and Survey of the Rebel Guns (from Harper's Weekly)
Union success on the Civil War’s western front depended upon gaining control of the Mississippi and Ulysses S. Grant waged a series of campaigns to achieve this goal between 1861 and 1863. Published in Harper’s... more
The Atlantic Telegraph Cable Fleet Assembled at Berehaven (Southwest Coast of Ireland): Ships, the Great Eastern, H.M.S. Terrible, the Alby, the Medway and the William Cory
One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more
map from "The Silver Country, or the Great Southwest. A review of the mineral and other wealth, the attractions and material development of the former kingdom of New Spain, comprising Mexico and the Mexican cessions to the United States in 1848 and 1853"
This image has been taken from scan 000016 from "The Silver Country, or the Great Southwest. A review of the mineral and other wealth, the attractions and material development of the former kingdom of New Spain... more