Massacre of whites by Florida Natives and African Americans. Illus. in: An authentic narrative of the Seminole war; [...]. Providence : Printed for D.F. Blanchard, 1836. Reference copy in LOT 9356. Published in... More
Photo shows a wood engraving of Serard Osborn. Although Osborn had no connection to the Northwest Boundary Survey, he did serve on Belcher's expedition to search for the Franklin Arctic expedition, 1852-1854, o... More
Illus. in: Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution...for the year 1857. Washington : The Institution, 1858, p. 105. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western... More
Illustration shows a man from the South sowing cotton and Union soldiers harvesting the crop. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1861 July 6, p. 419.
Print shows a raid on a western town by a group of Confederate guerrillas who are abusing and executing the citizens, destroying property, and stealing whatever they can carry away. Illus. from: Harper's weekl... More
Public domain reproduction of a relief art print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description St. Mark was a disciple of St. Peter and is believed to have accompanied him on his missionar... More
Print shows three horsemen, in an arena, engaged in a contest where the objective is to capture a ribbon attached to the left shoulder of each rider without losing ones own ribbon. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's il... More
Cartoon showing Jefferson Davis looking over his shoulder at Hiram Revels seated in the United States Senate. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1870 April 9, p. 232.
Print shows hunters shooting at a herd of bison from a train and along the tracks. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 32, no. 818 (1871 June 3), p. 193.
A scene in Newgate Prison, London, where a prisoner, being held down by police, is compelled to sit for his photograph, to be placed in the "Rogue's Gallery". Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1873 Nov. 29, pp. 1064-1065.
Three African American men on ground after being shot; armed men on horseback in moonlight in background. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 39, 1874 Sept. 19, p. 17.
Chief Joseph handing rifle to General Nelson Miles as a gesture of surrender. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 45, no. 1153 (1877 November 3), p. 141 (bottom).
Irishman(?) cleaning street with broom in slum, New York City. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 48, (1879 Aug. 2), p. 372.
Admission ticket to the ascent of Henri Giffard's captive balloon from the courtyard of the Tuileries, Paris in 1879. Includes picture of a balloon within a bird's-eye view of Paris. Tissandier collection.
Soldier looking at Indian camp with binoculars from hill with Indian scout and another soldier by horses. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1885 Sept. 19, p. 613.
Part of the Sixth Cavalry drilling in the region around Fort Bayard, New Mexico firing over their horses, which lie flat on the ground. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1885 April 4, p. 216.
Print shows small group of dragoons under the command of Major Joseph H. Daviess meeting the attack of a band of Natives during the battle of Tippecanoe, Indiana, in 1811.
Illustrations show, at top, a starboard view of the steam yacht "Jerome Napoleon" at anchor in New York Harbor; at bottom left, a woman sits in a chair, her face in her hands, crying as she keeps a death-bed vi... More
Print show an arm labeled "espionage bill" grabbing the torch from the Statue of Liberty's upraised right hand. The Espionage Act was passed on June 15, 1917. Wood engraving by Winsor McCay. Inscribed in Englis... More
The opposite of the beautiful temptress, the hag embodied the nature of witchcraft. Old and hideous, the hag was associated with Invidia, the personification of Envy, because of her jealousy of youth and fertil... More
While differing greatly from traditional Tarocchi or tarot cards, this set earned its misleading name because of a few, unimportant similarities. Never a game, scholars generally agree that this set was an educ... More
England was central to botanical concerns in the 18th century. For example, Kew Gardens was founded in 1721 and became a major institution for knowledge about plants from every continent. Interest in gardening ... More
One of a number of highly racist posters issued as part of a smear campaign against Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nominee John White Geary by supporters of Democratic candidate Hiester Clymer. (See also... More
Scan from book "A History of Wood-Engraving" Public domain photograph of painting, 16th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description
Identifier: gri_33125008050011 (find matches) Title: Military and religious life in the Middle Ages and at the period of the Renaissance Year: 1870 (1870s) Authors: Jacob, P. L., 1806-1884 Subjects: Middle ... More
Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1868 April 11, pp. 232-233. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description
Native Americans on horseback with travois. Public domain photograph - historical image of Nebraska, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description
Print shows African Americans carrying food to market in baskets on their heads and by ox-drawn cart. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1875 May 29, p. 436. Reference copy in LOT 4422-D.
Handwritten letter from Private Isaac McCoy of Co. A, 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment, on pictorial lettersheet showing the U.S. Capitol building.
African men crowded onto a lower deck; African women crowded on an upper deck. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1860 June 2, p. 344. Wood engraving after daguerreotype. Reference copy in: LOT 4422-A-1.
President Ulysses S. Grant and Congress turned a blind eye to the disputed 1872 election of carpetbagger William P. Kellogg as governor of Louisiana. In this scene Kellogg holds up the heart which he has just ... More
Illus. in: Voyages et descouvertures faites en la Nouvelle France, depuis l'année 1615 ... / Samuel de Champlain. Paris : C. Collet, 1619, leaf 23 recto.
An allegory of printing and liberty, illustrating a broadside of a June 24, 1826, letter from Thomas Jefferson on American democracy. The female figure of Liberty displays to the Four Continents the art of prin... More
Title page in: De magnete / William Gilbert. Londini: Excudebat Petrus Short, 1600. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 15.
Print shows André Jacques Garnerin, first man to descend in a parachute, standing in the gondola of his parachute waving a French flag after release from his balloon (shown deflated at left). His balloon had as... More
Illustration showing the starboard side of the side-wheel steamship "Champion." Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 3, no. 144 (1859 October 1), p. 625.
Illustration shows Nathaniel Gordon being prepared for hanging as a crowd of men looks on. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. VI, no. 271 (1862 March 8), p. 157 (bottom).
Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1865 July 29, p. 469. Public domain photograph - New York, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description
Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1865 Sept. 30, p. 613. Public domain photograph of painting, 19th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain photograph of painting, 1... More
Page includes two illustrations showing African Americans celebrating the abolition of slavery in Washington, D.C. and portrait of Henry A. Smythe, newly appointed Collector of Customs of New York; also include... More
Advertising label showing well-groomed man, and woman with knee-length hair. LOT subdivision subject: Hairdressing. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Copyright by R. L. Wolcott, N.Y.C.
Paper wrapper for a box of R. Esterbrook's Lincoln Pen showing a bust portrait of Abraham Lincoln, facing right, above laurel boughs and American flags. 734 U.S. Copyright Office. Entered according to Act of C... More
Painters at work in a long, skylit gallery of the Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 12, no. 576 (1868 January 11), p. 25.
Horace Greeley with "C.S." (Carl Schurz?) coaxing an Afro-American to shake hands with two men, one wearing hat labeled "Ku Klux Klan" and one wearing hat labeled "Tammany," who are hiding weapons behind their ... More
Financiers and politicians, on large train, crushing American working men; skeleton hovering above. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's budget of fun, 1873 April, no. 181, pp. 8-9.
Customs officers inspecting belongings of Chinese immigrants as others enter the room from ship; with insert of Chinese on wagon. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1877 Feb. 3, p. 81.