Collection Items

  • Book/Printed Material
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Grabo. The Armistad [sic] Negroes, Drawn from Life, by Wm. H. Townsend..
    Grabo. The Armistad [sic] Negroes, Drawn from life, by Wm. H. Townsend.
    In 1839, the Spanish slave ship Amistad set sail from Havana to Puerto Principe, Cuba. The ship was carrying 53 Africans who, a few months earlier, had been abducted from their homeland in present-day Sierra Leone to be sold in Cuba. The captives revolted against the ship's crew, killing the captain and others, but sparing the life of the ship's navigator so that he...
    • Contributor: Townsend, William H.
    • Date: 1839
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Selo Spasskoe u reki Tomi v 18 verstakh ot Tomska.
    Село Спасское у реки Томи в 18 верстах от Томска.
    The Research Library of Tomsk State University and the Tomsk Oblast Museum of Regional History and Folk Life hold a collection of about 150 works by the famous Siberian artist, teacher, and public educator Pavel Mikhailovich Kosharov (1824-1902). Siberia in all its diversity is the basic theme of this collection of paintings, lithographs, sketches, studies, and drawings, which capture various remote corners of the...
    • Contributor: Kosharov, Pavel Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1880
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Ustʹe reki Tomi, vpravo k vostoku - Obʹ.
    Устье реки Томи, вправо к востоку - Обь.
    The Research Library of Tomsk State University and the Tomsk Oblast Museum of Regional History and Folk Life hold a collection of about 150 works by the famous Siberian artist, teacher, and public educator Pavel Mikhailovich Kosharov (1824-1902). Siberia in all its diversity is the basic theme of this collection of paintings, lithographs, sketches, studies, and drawings, which capture various remote corners of the...
    • Contributor: Kosharov, Pavel Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1883
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Doroga k reke Tom'.
    Дорога к реке Томь.
    The "Kuzbass" autonomous industrial colony was created in 1921. It was organized by American workers, who took on the obligation of inviting from the United States and Western Europe some eight thousand skilled workers and specialists to industrialize the Kuzbass. The Soviet government turned over to the colonists a number of Kemerovo mine shafts and an unfinished coking plant. To recruit volunteers to work...
    • Date: 1928
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Ledokhod na reke Tom'.
    Ледоход на реке Томь.
    The "Kuzbass" autonomous industrial colony was created in 1921. It was organized by American workers, who took on the obligation of inviting from the United States and Western Europe some eight thousand skilled workers and specialists to industrialize the Kuzbass. The Soviet government turned over to the colonists a number of Kemerovo mine shafts and an unfinished coking plant. To recruit volunteers to work...
    • Date: 1928
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    United States Government Auctioneer, Andrew Christianson, Opens the Official Anchorage Townsite Land Auction. Ship Creek Settlement, Alaska. July 10, 1915.
    Uncle Same as an Auctioneer, Selling Anchorage lots. Ship Creek, Alaska. 7/10/15
    This image is from an album of 298 black-and-white photographs taken by August Cohn during his work with the Alaska Engineering Commission in 1915-17. Cohn was a civil engineer and surveyor who worked on the survey of the original site on which the town (and later city) of Anchorage was built. He also was involved in surveying and engineering work for many of the...
    • Contributor: Alaska Engineering Commission - Cohn, August
    • Date: 1915
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Ledokhod. Snezhnye torosy na reke Tom'.
    Ледоход. Снежные торосы на реке Томь.
    The "Kuzbass" autonomous industrial colony was created in 1921. It was organized by American workers, who took on the obligation of inviting from the United States and Western Europe some eight thousand skilled workers and specialists to industrialize the Kuzbass. The Soviet government turned over to the colonists a number of Kemerovo mine shafts and an unfinished coking plant. To recruit volunteers to work...
    • Date: 1928
  • Notated Music
    Through my Uncle's Panama Canal I'll sail Cl. E354109 U.S. Copyright Office For voice and piano. Staff notation.
    • Contributor: Brooks, Vivian - Schwall, Theo
    • Date: 1914

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Piknik na reke Tom'.
    Пикник на реке Томь.
    The "Kuzbass" autonomous industrial colony was created in 1921. It was organized by American workers, who took on the obligation of inviting from the United States and Western Europe some eight thousand skilled workers and specialists to industrialize the Kuzbass. The Soviet government turned over to the colonists a number of Kemerovo mine shafts and an unfinished coking plant. To recruit volunteers to work...
    • Date: 1930
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Lesnai︠a︡ doroga k reke Tom'.
    Лесная дорога к реке Томь.
    The "Kuzbass" autonomous industrial colony was created in 1921. It was organized by American workers, who took on the obligation of inviting from the United States and Western Europe some eight thousand skilled workers and specialists to industrialize the Kuzbass. The Soviet government turned over to the colonists a number of Kemerovo mine shafts and an unfinished coking plant. To recruit volunteers to work...
    • Date: 1928
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Panorama reki Tom' i goroda Shcheglovska.
    Панорама реки Томь и города Щегловска.
    The "Kuzbass" autonomous industrial colony was created in 1921. It was organized by American workers, who took on the obligation of inviting from the United States and Western Europe some eight thousand skilled workers and specialists to industrialize the Kuzbass. The Soviet government turned over to the colonists a number of Kemerovo mine shafts and an unfinished coking plant. To recruit volunteers to work...
    • Date: 1929
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Vid goroda Tomska iz-za reki Tomi.
    Вид города Томска из-за реки Томи.
    The Research Library of Tomsk State University and the Tomsk Oblast Museum of Regional History and Folk Life hold a collection of about 150 works by the famous Siberian artist, teacher, and public educator Pavel Mikhailovich Kosharov (1824-1902). Siberia in all its diversity is the basic theme of this collection of paintings, lithographs, sketches, studies, and drawings, which capture various remote corners of the...
    • Contributor: Kosharov, Pavel Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1887
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Opening Day of the Anchorage Townsite Land Auction, Ship Creek, Alaska. July 10, 1915.
    Uncle Sam as an Auctioneer. Sellinf lots in the new town of Anchorage, Alaska. Ship Creek, Alaska. 7/10/15
    This image is from an album of 298 black-and-white photographs taken by August Cohn during his work with the Alaska Engineering Commission in 1915-17. Cohn was a civil engineer and surveyor who worked on the survey of the original site on which the town (and later city) of Anchorage was built. He also was involved in surveying and engineering work for many of the...
    • Contributor: Alaska Engineering Commission - Cohn, August
    • Date: 1915
  • Book/Printed Material
    The inner life of Syria, Palestine, and the Holy Land.
    • Contributor: Burton, Isabel
    • Date: 1875
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Senator William Lowndes Yancey of Alabama, Confederate States of America. William Lowndes Yancey (1814--63) was a member of the U.S. Congress from 1844 to 1846 and a Confederate senator and diplomat during the American Civil War. He was an outspoken secessionist and critic of fellow Democrat Stephen A. Douglas, who championed what was known as popular sovereignty, the view that the voters of each territory should determine whether it entered the Union as a...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Young America. "Young America" is a print, copyrighted by Edward Anthony (1818-88) in 1862, that was intended as a commentary on slavery, the major cause of the American Civil War (1861-65) then raging. A counterpart print, "Young Africa: Or, The Bone of Contention", also copyrighted by Anthony in 1862, shows an African-American child (presumably a slave) of similar age. Both prints were included in an album...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Vid na koksokhimzavod, selo Shcheglovskoe s pravogo berega reki Tomi cherez zimnik na reke.
    Вид на коксохимзавод, село Щегловское с правого берега реки Томи через зимник на реке.
    The "Kuzbass" autonomous industrial colony was created in 1921. It was organized by American workers, who took on the obligation of inviting from the United States and Western Europe some eight thousand skilled workers and specialists to industrialize the Kuzbass. The Soviet government turned over to the colonists a number of Kemerovo mine shafts and an unfinished coking plant. To recruit volunteers to work...
    • Date: 1920
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Inhabitants of Ríonegro, Province of Córdova.
    Río Negro: Provincia de Córdova
    This watercolor by Henry Price (1819--63) focuses, as do many of his works, on the common people of a particular region of Colombia, in this case the province of Córdova (present-day Department of Antioquia). Antioquia lies in the north of the country and its inhabitants included descendants of the Spanish colonists, indigenous Zenue, black Africans whose ancestors were brought to Colombia as slaves, and...
    • Contributor: Colombia. Comisión Corográfica - Price, Henry
    • Date: 1852
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Maize Harvesters in Ríonegro, Province of Córdova.
    Río Negro: Provincia de Córdova
    This watercolor by Henry Price (1819--63) depicts maize harvesters from Ríonegro in the province of Córdova (present-day Department of Antioquia). Antioquia lies in the north of the country and its inhabitants included descendants of the Spanish colonists, indigenous Zenue, black Africans whose ancestors were brought to Colombia as slaves, and Arab immigrants. Price was a British painter and musician who was one of the...
    • Contributor: Colombia. Comisión Corográfica - Price, Henry
    • Date: 1852
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Secretary of the Navy Judah P. Benjamin, Confederate States of America. Judah P. Benjamin (1811-84) was a wealthy lawyer who served as attorney general, secretary of war, and secretary of state in the cabinet of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy. (In this photograph he is misidentified as secretary of the navy). Born in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, he was raised in Charleston, South Carolina, and attended law school at Yale. He practiced law in...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Portrait of Mauma Mollie. Mauma, a Partridge family slave, was transported to South Carolina on a slave ship from Africa. She came to Jefferson County, Florida with John and Eliza Partridge in the 1830s, and was Frances Weston Partridge's nurse. Henry Edward Partridge recorded in his diary in 1873: "We buried either in 57 or 58 our faithful old 'Mauma' Mollie -- her who had nursed nearly all...
    • Date: 1850
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Negroes' Congado at Old Mountain.
    Congado dos Pretos em Morro Velho
    The Thereza Christina Maria collection is composed of 21,742 photos assembled by Emperor Pedro II (1825-91) throughout his life and donated by him to the National Library of Brazil. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects. It documents the achievements of Brazil and Brazilians in the 19th century and also includes many photographs of Europe, Africa, and North America. In 1868, photographer Augusto...
    • Contributor: Riedel, Augusto
    • Date: 1868
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    General Leonidas Polk, Confederate States of America. Leonidas Polk (1806-64) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1827. He later left the army for the church, and became the first Episcopal bishop of Louisiana in 1841. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he offered his services to the Confederate army and...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Portrait of a Black Man from Cartago, Province of Cauca.
    Retrato de un negro de Cartago: Provincia del Cauca
    This watercolor by Manuel María Paz (1820-1902) shows a black man in Cartago in what was then the Province of Cauca (present-day Valle del Cauca Department) in southwest Colombia. People of African descent were brought to Colombia by the Spanish as slaves and were an important part of the labor force from the early 16th century onward. Slavery was abolished in Colombia in 1851,...
    • Contributor: Paz, Manuel María - Colombia. Comisión Corográfica
    • Date: 1853