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    Popular Graphic Arts About 15,000 historical prints (ca. 1700-1900) created to document geographic locations or popular subjects and sometimes used for advertising and educational purposes. Most are by American printmakers (e.g., Baillie, Currier & Ives, Sachse & Co.), but publishers in many other countries are also represented (e.g., Antonio Vanegas Arroyo). Subjects vary widely, from city and harbor views, street scenes, and manufacturing plants to genre scenes,...
    • Date: 1700

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Patrick Lyon, who suffered three months severe imprisonment on merely a vague suspicion for the internal robbery of the Bank of Pennsylvania 1 print on wove paper : engraving ; sheet 18.8 x 13.3 cm. | Portrait of the Philadelphia blacksmith and locksmith who became a well-known victim of judicial injustice. Lyon, who had manufactured the iron doors and locks for the vault of the Bank of Pennsylvania, was falsely convicted of its robbery in 1798. Here he is shown seated in a prison cell, holding...
    • Contributor: Akin, James, Approximately - Akin, James
    • Date: 1799
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Escalera principal del real monasterio de San Lorenzo, mirada desde el descanso o mesilla del medio 1 print : engraving ; plate 48.1 x 38.8 cm, on sheet 57.1 x 40.3 cm. | Print shows an interior view of the main stairway at Escorial, the monastery of San Lorenzo, with monks and visitors on and about the stairway.
    • Contributor: Alegre, Manuel,approximately 1815 - Gómez De Navia, José,approximately 1812 - Alegre, Manuel - Gómez De Navia, José
    • Date: 1790
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Mr. Thos. Paine 1 print : engraving ; plate 17.5 x 11.3 cm, on sheet 21.7 x 13.2 cm. | Print shows Thomas Paine, half-length portrait, turned to the right, facing front, with right hand on cheek, and holding open book at his waist; after painting by Charles Willson Peale.
    • Contributor: Angus, W. (William), Active 18th Century-19th Century - Peale, Charles Willson - Angus, W. (William)
    • Date: 1791
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Bombardment of Algiers 1 print : engraving ; 16.6 x 21.6 cm (plate), 22.3 x 26.8 cm (sheet) | Print shows fighting in the streets during the bombardment of Algiers, with women fighting, armed with knives, to protect their children against men armed with swords, while buildings are burning in the background.
    • Contributor: Barlow, Inigo
    • Date: 1794
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Religious & civil liberty established in Maryland in 1649 1 print : engraving and etching. | Allegorical scene of Lord Calvert showing Lycurgus the document establishing civil and religious liberty in Maryland in 1649.
    • Contributor: Barry, James
    • Date: 1793
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Benjamin Franklin - né a Boston, le 17 Janvier 1706 1 print : engraving ; 28 x 22 cm (plate), 33.1 x 25.1 cm (sheet) | Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, in oval.
    • Contributor: Basset (Firm) - Desrais, Claude Louis
    • Date: 1790
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Philadelphie - la ville capitale de Pensylvanie province Nord-Americaine William Penn, à qui Charles II Roi d'Angleterre donna cette province entiére la planta en 1682 ... 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Print shows men in boats and ships along the waterfront in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Contributor: Basset (Firm)
    • Date: 1790
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    L'optique 1 print : stipple engraving with etching and a la poupée, color ; 67.9 x 52.7 cm (plate), 78 x 57.2 cm (sheet) | Print shows a young woman, Louise Sébastienne (Gély) Danton, and a young boy, Antoine Danton, standing at a table, turned to the left, viewing prints through an optical device.
    • Contributor: Boilly, Louis
    • Date: 1793
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    C.G. Lamoignon de Malesherbes - né a Paris le 6 Décembre 1721 ; mort le 22 avril 1794 1 print : stipple engraving ; 41.1 x 29 cm (plate), 42.8 x 29.8 cm (sheet) | Print shows the apotheosis of Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, bust portrait, left profile among clouds above allegorical scene with a sarcophagus on which is a reclining female figure holding an open book that states "Amélioration Du Sort Des Prisonniers Droits Civils Accordés Aux Protestans" above...
    • Contributor: Cardon, Anthony - Aubry, Louis François
    • Date: 1798
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    George Washington 1 print : stipple engraving ; 7.7 x 6.2 cm (image), 14.2 x 8.8 cm (plate), 20.7 x 12.8 cm (sheet) | Print shows George Washington, bust portrait, facing right, wearing military uniform and hat, in oval.
    • Date: 1797
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Marie Antoinette, late queen of France 1 print : engraving ; 15.4 x 10.5 cm (plate), 19.8 x 14.1 cm (sheet) | Print shows Marie Antoinette, half-length, facing slightly left.
    • Contributor: Condé, Jean
    • Date: 1793
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A display of the United States of America 1 print : engraving, hand-colored. | Head-and-shoulders portrait of George Washington as the "President of the United States" and "The protector of his country, and the supporter of the rights of mankind." Inter-looped circle of the Seal of the United States and 13 state seals encompass the portrait; state seal of Vermont appears on the right, just below the circle.
    • Contributor: Doolittle, Amos
    • Date: 1794
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A new display of the United States 1 print on laid paper: engraving ; sheet 56 x 42.5 cm. | A bust portrait of President John Adams, with garland and curtain, framed by the arms of sixteen states. Below each state's seal are inscribed its population and number of senators and representatives. At the top of the print is a spread-winged eagle, holding an arrow, an olive branch, and a banderole...
    • Contributor: Doolittle, Amos
    • Date: 1799
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The showman 1 print : stipple engraving ; sheet 37.9 x 27.2 cm. | Print shows a man standing next to his peepshow box, with hand extended to accept a coin from a young boy who is standing in front of the box with a young girl behind him; the children's mother or nanny stands next to them, holding an infant in her arms, she has...
    • Date: 1796
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    His excellency George Washington lieut. genl. of the armies of the United States of America 1 print : stipple engraving ; plate 38.5 x 27.5 cm, on sheet 46.3 x 28.5 cm. | Print shows George Washington, half-length portrait, seated, facing right, wearing military uniform; he is holding his sword with his right arm, which is resting on the arm of a chair, and is holding a paper in his right hand; a hat rests on a table on...
    • Contributor: Galland, John, Active - Galland, John
    • Date: 1797
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    His excellency George Washington lieut. genl. of the armies of the United States of America 1 print on silk with blue ribbon border and linen backing : stipple engraving ; sheet 57 x 44.5 cm. | Print shows George Washington, half-length portrait, seated, facing right, wearing military uniform; he is holding his sword with his right arm, which is resting on the arm of a chair, and is holding a paper in his right hand; a hat rests on...
    • Contributor: Galland, John, Active - Galland, John
    • Date: 1797
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Shaker's worshiping, (exercise) 1 print : wood engraving and letterpress ; sheet 9.6 x 13.6 cm + clipping from a newspaper. | Print shows several rows of Shakers, separated by gender, performing a step dance in the meeting hall at New Lebanon, New York; a woman spectator is seated in left foreground and a top hat rests on a bench on the right.
    • Date: 1790
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Geo. Washington 1 print : engraving, chine collé ; sheet 25.9 x 17.8 cm. | Print shows George Washington, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, in oval on pedestal with sword, scales, a map, oak branches, and a liberty cap (?) on a short staff.
    • Contributor: Grainger, W. - Symonds, H. D. (Henry Delahoy)
    • Date: 1794
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Geo. Washington 1 print : engraving ; sheet 20.9 x 12.3 cm. | Print shows George Washington, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, in oval.
    • Contributor: Grainger, W. - Symonds, H. D. (Henry Delahoy)
    • Date: 1794
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Kerbo, Fra Veien Imellem Bragnæs og Christiana 1 print : color etching ; sheet 29.5 x 38.7 cm. | Print shows a view from an elevated vantage point looking down a hillside at a lake or river with two persons standing at the end of a small peninsula, with farm buildings in the middle distance, and trees and mountains in the background. Farm animals graze on the hills in the foreground.
    • Contributor: Grosch, Heinrich August - Lorentzen, C. A. (Christian August)
    • Date: 1795
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [General Washington] 1 print : etching ; sheet 53.9 x 35.7 cm. | Proof print showing a partially filled-in outline of George Washington, full-length portrait, facing front, standing in front of a chair, right arm extended toward a table on the left, and holding a sword in left hand. After a portrait painting by Gilbert Stuart.
    • Contributor: Heath, James - Stuart, Gilbert
    • Date: 1799
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Assemblée nationale, abandon de tous les privileges, à Versailles sceance de la nuit du 4 au 5 aout 1789 1 print : etching and engraving ; 36 x 46.5 cm (plate), 43.2 x 53.3 cm (sheet) | Print shows the Assemblée nationale meeting in a large room with amphitheater seating as members of the clergy and the nobility come forward to renounce their priviledges.
    • Contributor: Helman, Isidore-Stanislas,809 - Monnet, Charles - Helman, Isidore-Stanislas
    • Date: 1790
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Du pain et la constitution de LXXXXIII] 1 print : etching and engraving ; 36.3 x 47.3 cm (plate), 47.9 x 66 cm (sheet) | Print shows the Assemblée nationale législative meeting in a large room crowded with French citizens, many of them armed with swords and pikes, one holding aloft a victim's head on a pike, another firing a rifle in the direction of the Assemblée. Two large framed documents...
    • Contributor: Helman, Isidore-Stanislas,809 - Monnet, Charles - Duplessi-Bertaux, Jean - Helman, Isidore-Stanislas
    • Date: 1796
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Eden vale, in Waltham 1 print : etching. | Print shows a bucolic farm setting in Waltham, Massachusetts.
    • Contributor: Hill, Samuel - Edes, Jonathan W.
    • Date: 1793