Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Democracy against the unnatural union. Trial Octr. 14th 1817. 1 print : etching with red wash on wove paper ; plate 35.2 x 25 cm. | second colored impression 1 print : etching, hand-colored ; plate 35.5 x 25 cm, on sheet 46 x 29 cm. | b&w impression 1 print : etching on wove paper ; plate 35.2 x 25 cm, on sheet 38 x 26.7 cm. | A satire on the...
    • Contributor: Charles, William
    • Date: 1817
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    North east view of Westminster Abbey 1 print : aquatint, hand-colored ; 40.6 x 51.8 cm (sheet) | Print shows a street view of the northeast side of Westminster Abbey, with pedestrians on the promenade in the foreground.
    • Contributor: Ackermann and Co.
    • Date: 1836
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed 1 print on wove paper: lithograph with watercolor; image 20 x 19.9 cm. | Caricature of Frances "Fanny" Wright, British-born activist, exponent of female suffrage, and outspoken critic of slavery. The title's reference to Wright as a "gabbler" probably alludes to her sensational American lecture tour of 1829. Wright wears a black dress and long white scarf, and has the head of a goose....
    • Contributor: Akin, James, Approximately - Akin, James
    • Date: 1829
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The prairie dog sickened at the sting of the hornet or a diplomatic puppet exhibiting his deceptions 1 print on pale blue-grey laid paper : etching with watercolor ; 28.5 x 40.6 cm (sheet) | James Akin's earliest-known signed cartoon, "The Prairie Dog" is an anti-Jefferson satire, relating to Jefferson's covert negotiations for the purchase of West Florida from Spain in 1804. Jefferson, as a scrawny dog, is stung by a hornet with Napoleon's head into coughing up "Two Millions" in...
    • Contributor: Akin, James, Approximately - Akin, James
    • Date: 1804
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Colonel electioneering. How to get a vote, or going fixed for the purpose 1 print : etching and aquatint, hand-colored ; 30.3 x 39.4 cm (sheet) | Print shows a man at center, assumed to be Davy Crockett, standing on a busy commercial street, offering one man a drink and another man tobacco, while campaigning for political office. Two dogs have stopped to observe. Includes lengthy text of an interview between "B" and the "Col." wherein Crockett...
    • Contributor: Alken, Henry Thomas
    • Date: 1830
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Nieder=Oesterreich Wien 1 print : hand-colored lithograph ; sheet 38.7 x 55.3 cm. | Print shows a landscape view of the country side with sightseers and pedestrians, a horse-drawn carriage, a woman carrying a basket on her back, possibly one of the farmworkers from a field at center, the Danube River with river boat, and a distant view of the city of Vienna, in the background,...
    • Contributor: Alt, Jakob - Kunike, Adolph
    • Date: 1825
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Mendelssohn Quintette Club of Boston (organized 1849) 1 print : hand-colored lithograph ; sheet 47 x 54.8 cm. | Print shows a group portrait of six members of the Mendelssohn Quintette Club of Boston with their instruments; shown are, from left, Bernhard Listemann, E.M. Heindl, Rudolph Hennig, Ludwig Emanuel Manoly, Thomas Ryan, and Gustav Dannreuther.
    • Contributor: Armstrong & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
    • Date: 1878
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The rebels of '76--Or the first announcement of the great declaration 1 print : engraving, hand-colored. | Signers of the Declaration of Independence leaving Independence Hall.
    • Date: 1860
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Paris. Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile Print shows a street level view of the Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile with horseback riders, pedestrians, and horse-drawn carriages passing on the plaza.
    • Contributor: Maison Martinet (Paris, France)
    • Date: 1855
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Death of Major Ringgold, of the Flying Artillery, at the Battle of Palo Alto, (Texas) May 8th, 1846 1 print : hand-colored lithograph ; sheet 31.4 x 43 cm. | Print shows Major Samuel Ringgold falling off his horse, which has fallen to the ground, both having suffered wounds; two officers have come to Ringgold's aid. Also shows an artillery battery in the background, on the left.
    • Contributor: Baillie, James S., Active - Magee, John L. - Baillie, James S.
    • Date: 1848
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Major Ringgold: mortally wounded at the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8th 1846 1 print : hand-colored lithograph ; sheet 33 x 43.2 cm. | Print shows Major Samuel Ringgold with wounds to his legs, supported by two fellow officers, his horse on the ground next to him, also suffering from wounds, another officer stands next to the horse and one lies on the ground, dead or wounded, also an artillery battery on the right.
    • Contributor: Baillie, James S., Active - Clay, Edward Williams - Baillie, James S.
    • Date: 1846
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Battle of Buena Vista--Fought February 23d, 1847--The American Army under Genl. Taylor were completely victorious 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored.
    • Contributor: Baillie, James S., Active - Baillie, James S.
    • Date: 1847
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The gallant charge of the Kentucky cavalry under Col. Marshall. Buena Vista, Feb. 23rd 1847 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored ; 30.7 x 43 cm (sheet) | Print shows a scene during the battle at Buena Vista, Mexico, with the Kentucky Cavalry engaging Mexican cavalry troops.
    • Contributor: Baillie, James S., Active - Baillie, James S.
    • Date: 1848
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Genl. Scott's grand entry into the city of Mexico, Sept. 14th, 1847 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored. | Print shows General Winfield Scott, full-length portrait, seated on horseback, facing front, leading triumphant American troops into Mexico City during the Mexican War.
    • Contributor: Baillie, James S., Active - Baillie, James S.
    • Date: 1848
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The soldier's return 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored. | Soldier and woman embracing outside of house.
    • Contributor: Baillie, James S., Active - Baillie, James S.
    • Date: 1847
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    L'Amérique 1 print : stipple engraving, hand-colored ; 18.4 x 13 cm (plate), 24.6 x 19.4 cm (sheet) | Print shows a young Native American maiden, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing a fur and fabric robe, a feathered headdress, a quiver and bow; the early form of the allegorical figure representing "America".
    • Contributor: Bance, Jacques-Louis
    • Date: 1800
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    La destruction de la statue royale a Nouvelle Yorck Die zerstorung der koniglichen bild saule zu Neu Yorck. 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Print shows a misguided attempt by the artist to depict the destruction of an equestrian statue of King George III in New York City on July 9, 1776; this view shows what appear to be mostly slaves attempting to pull over the statue of a man standing, holding up a scroll or baton.
    • Contributor: Basset, André, Active - Basset, André
    • Date: 1770
  • 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
    Representation du feu terrible a Nouvelle Yorck 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Print shows several buildings along street engulfed in flames during fire on September 19, 1776, citizens being beaten by Redcoats, and looting by African slaves. Includes two lines of text in French that list some of the institutions destroyed by the fire.
    • Date: 1778
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Vue de la Riviere et l'Isle de Courou dans la Guyane francoise, ou deb́arque les Européens pour l'Isle Cayenne 1 print : hand-colored etching on laid paper ; sheet 24.5 x 38.5 cm. | Print shows activity along a shoreline of a river in Kourou, French Guiana.
    • Contributor: Basset, André, Active - Basset, André
    • Date: 1770
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    North River Blue Stone Works of John Maxwell and the Bigelow Blue Stone Co. at Malden, Ulster Co. N.Y. Offices - 247 Broadway, N.Y. - 5th and Library Sts. and 30th and ... 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored ; on sheet 40.4 x 70.7 cm. | Print showing a view from across the Hudson River of the waterfront plant of John Maxwell's North River Blue Stone Works and the Bigelow Blue Stone Co. at Malden, New York; stacks of blue stone tiles, men working in the facilities yard, ships at dock, and a side wheeler paddle steamboat,...
    • Contributor: J. Beers & Co. - Beers, James Botsford
    • Date: 1875
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    View of the New York quarantine, Staten Island 1 print : aquatint, hand-colored. | Print showing ships and boats offshore of the New York quarantine station at Staten Island.
    • Contributor: Bennett, W. J. (William James)
    • Date: 1833
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Moscou
    Panorama de Moscou
    10 prints : lithograph, hand-colored ; 40.5 x 458.2 cm (sheets combined) | Prints showing (in 10 parts) a panoramic view of Moscow from the Kremlin. From the mid-point, facing to the south and the Moscow River, the view extends about 270 degrees, from the palace and the Church of St. Basil on the left (northeast), to the cathedrals on the right (northwest).
    • Contributor: Indeĭt︠s︡ev, Dmitri Stepanovich - Daziaro, Giuseppe - Russian Imperial Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1848
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Turner leben in Cincinnati 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored. | Composite of 74 men identified in caption at bottom with cityscape of Cincinnati in the background.
    • Contributor: Bertsch, Frederick
    • Date: 1850