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[Blacksmith shoeing a horse while a man with large sword slays a snake in the background]

[Bacchus figure seated on a wine barrel with people in the background possibly mashing grapes for wine; possibly done as a study for stained glass]

[Indians pouring molten gold into mouth of bound Spaniard; corpse being cut up and eaten in background. Caribbean?]

[Man holding sword and head of decapitated, dismembered body in background]

Two semi-nude Indian women with babies on their backs. In the background are boats on water

[Native American burial or memorial ceremony with man standing by shelter with bundles of bones, friends and relatives of the dead, and lodge in background, New France (Canada)]

[Indian with bow and arrow drawn in background; animals in foreground]

[Three ships sailing with birds or flying fish in the background]

[Allegorical scene of Madonna holding Jesus in one arm and holding anchor chain of Spanish galleon in other hand; Chilean city in background]

[Allegorical scene during Second Punic war, showing Roman galleys in background; with old man and women in foreground]

[A residential compound with fence and outbuildings near grove of trees and small bridge, with bay and mountains in the background]

[A small house or teahouse in a grove of trees and near a small bridge, with pine trees and mountains, and another house in the background]

[Akaki kinran (gold brocade with red background)] [Shiro aya (white twill weaves, also known as Chinese twill weaves)].

[Nishiki brocade with cherry blossoms and wave designs on red background]

[Kara nishiki (Chinese brocade) with red background] [Kinran (gold brocade) with hollyhock on blue background].

[Nishike brocade with paulownia arabesque, with red background]

[Frontis., John Bunyan, head and shoulders portrait, sleeping - in background is his dream of the "Pilgrim's Progress"]

[Cartouche showing a Native woman, representing America, nursing infants in a tropical setting with scenes of commerce in the background]

In the background is Admiral Rodney's engagement with Count de Grasse ... / Harrison invt. ; Goldar del. et sc.

[Delicata squash with plant vines growing in the background]

[Watermelon with plant growing in the background]

[Red peppers with plant growing in the background]

[Kabocha squash with plant growing in the background]

[Parsnips or carrots with plant growing in the background]

[Bamboo shoot with plant growing in the background]

[Kyōgen play with four characters, two wear hats, one possibly portraying a woman; there is a fish with carving knife on tray in the background]

[Satoimo taro potato with plant growing in the background]

[Pale green squash with white flesh and many seeds, with plant vines growing in the background]

[Eggplants with plant growing in the background]

[Scallions with plant growing in the background]

[Sweet potato or yam with plant growing in the background]

[Daikon radish with plant growing in the background]

[Horseracing at steeplechase, spectators in background]

[A person in a small boat on a river with Mount Fuji in the background]

[A monk reclining, holding a large conical hat in front of him, with view of Mount Fuji in the background]

[A tree trunk with branch and leaves in the foreground, with view of Mount Fuji in the background]

[View of an unidentified village with ship in background]

[R. McGill, full-length portrait, seated in chair, facing front, with textile screen in background]

[Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart, full-length portrait, standing slightly to the left, one hand resting on the back of a chair; studio background showing prominently]

The Liberty Almanac for 1847: [title page, showing freed slave with U.S. Capitol in background]

[Chinese and others on small bridge, with tower in background, Niagara Falls, N.Y.]

[Full-length portrait of a man holding top hat and cane, standing beside chair, facing front, stairs and mural in background]

[2 American beaver in foreground, with 2 more in background, in natural surroundings]

[Interior view of the Crystal Palace during the Great Industrial Exhibition of 1851 showing statues on the sides, fountain at center with a large tree in the background, and crowds of spectators]

[Column being raised into position, U.S. Post Office, with building named "Agency Block" in background]

[Officer of the 57th Regiment sitting with a sword across his lap at opening to his tent, another officer sitting outside the tent, and a servant stands with a horse in the background]

Monument of Andrew Jackson in LaFayette Square (Dr. Pyne's church in the background).

[Design drawing for stained glass typical Nave & Transept window showing saints' symbols on blue background]

[Design drawing for stained glass window showing Trinity with Holy Spirit shining on modern hospital patient with nurse and visitor, all held by hand of God, with Cross background]

President's stables (White House in the background).

Small northern canoe, Vancouver Island - douglas firs in the background

[Proof for bank note vignette, showing eagle and arrows on shield, with stars and stripes, sailing ships, and train in background]

[Man seated on wooden bridge over canal, ruins and buildings in background]

[Unidentified group of three men, full-length portrait, two seated, one standing in the background, facing front]

[Man standing among tree stumps on bank of the Moyie River at the boundary cut, with cairn marking the boundary line between United States and Canada in the background]

[Street scene, possibly outside a temple, with adults and children, some greeting others, a street crier with shoulder pole in the shadow on the right, and two pigs in the background]

[Dancers or acrobats with cymbals tumbling, with marchers in the background]

[Chinese market day bazaar, with a performance taking place on a stage in the background]

[Rear view, statue of Washington, with view of U.S. Capitol building in background]

[Three women and a man in western attire, seated on camels, several local men stand before the camels holding the reins, a pyramid and the sphinx in background]

[Unidentified city or town, aerial view, with mountains in the background]

[Farm buildings with courtyard and animals, and two figures standing on a roof; large building in the background]

[Man on camel next to a slanting palm tree, desert in background]

[David Potts in Union cavalry uniform, with revolver, in front of painted background]

[Group of five officers outside a tent with a man sitting on a horse in the background]

[Wagon parked near a telegraph pole in foreground with a camp in the background]

[Fort Burnham, formerly Confederate Fort Harrison, James River, Virginia, with man on horseback and tents in background]

[Mounted guns and ammunition around the perimeter of a fort, and tents in the background]

[Union soldiers lined up in the field with tents in the background]

[Fort Burnham, formerly Confederate Fort Harrison, James River, Virginia, with bombproof quarters(?) in foreground, soldiers, log buildings in background]

Antietam Cemetery in foreground, South Mountain in background - gap shows location of Signal Station during battle. View taken after the war

Trinity Episcopal Church, 3rd & Ind. Ave. Unfinished Capitol in the background

[Civil War envelope showing woman pouring a drink for a wounded soldier as a battle rages in the background]

[Major-General Joseph Hooker, full-length portrait, seated on horse, facing left, wearing military uniform, two tents and large building in the background]

Yorktown, Virginia (vicinity). Allen's farm house near Williamsburg Road. General Fitz John Porter's headquarters. Corps of Sumner and Heintzelman camped in the background

[Ex-Confederate Iron-clad ram stonewall at anchor; US Capitol in the background

Confederate naval battery at Yorktown, Va.; Nelson Church hospital (in background) July 1, 1862

[Group of Native Americans (possibly Winnebago) wearing blankets, some standing before log fence, others sitting, canopied shelter in background]

Yorktown, Virginia. Naval battery with Nelson church in background used as a hospital

Yorktown, Virginia. Naval battery with Nelson house in background used as a hospital

[Three horse-drawn covered wagons in the foreground. Soldiers marching in formation between rows of small cabins and tents in the background]

Battle-field of Gettysburg. Temporary entrenchments thrown up by the Federal troops on Little Round Top. Big Round Top in the background

[Pack ice forming off the coast of Labrador, with land visible in the background]

[Another view of iceberg or ice formation with hole at center, off the coast of Labrador, with land visible in the background]

[Soldiers herding cattle and pigs with Union army supply wagons in background]

[Chunks of drift ice in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Labrador, with land visible in the background]

[Another view of iceberg or ice formation with hole at center, off the coast of Labrador, with land visible in the background]

[Iceberg or ice formation with hole at center, off the coast of Labrador, with land visible in the background]

Soldiers bathing, North Anna River, Va.--ruins of railroad bridge in background

[The Benjamin S. Wright, a schooner, navigating through ice at Square Island Harbor, 1864, another ship in the background and one entering at right]

Richmond, Virginia. Ruins of Arsenal (Pratt's castle in distance background)

Richmond, Virginia. Canal basin. (Burnt district and Capitol building in background)

Washington, District of Columbia. Ex-Confederate iron-clad ram STONEWALL at anchor; U.S. Capitol in the background

[Two small tents, with wood frame buildings in the background]

Wagon teams parked on the Plaza with Court House in background, from the West, Stockton, San Joaquin Co.

Branding cattle on the prairies of Texas - mirage in the background / from a sketch by James E. Taylor.

Salt Lake City - Camp Douglas and Wasatch Mountains in the background

"All Hail and Farewell to the Pacific Railroad." Wendell Phillips [Indian with knife lying on track in path of oncoming locamotive, Rocky Mountains in background]

[Aerial view of commercial street in Salt Lake City, Utah, with horse drawn wagons, and in the background, urban sprawl]

[View down Pennsylvania Ave. with West Front of the U.S. Capitol in background]