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[Fisherman using hand net]

[Figure of a woman with raised hand, possibly Sybil in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican]

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

[Hand written initial page from Hannah Wolley, The Queen-like Closet, (recipe for orange pudding?) 1672]

Boston. March 22. 1672/3 The Deputy Covernour and magistrates adjacent being assembled in Council, to consider of the late awful hand of God, consuming our Castle by fire the one and twentieth of this instant, thereby taking away that part of ou

By His Excellency Samuel Shute, Esq. Captain Ganeral and Govenour in chief in and over His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. &c. a proclamation [to apprehend seven escaped transported felons] Given under my hand … in Bo

Province of the Massachusetts Bay. Jeremiah Allen, Esq; Treasurer and receiver general for His Majesties said Province. To [blank] constable or collector of the Town of [blank] Greetings, &c. … Given under my hand & seal at Boston, the fifth day

[Britannia, full-length portrait, left profile, seated, holding olive branch in right hand and staff topped with liberty cap in left hand] / G.B. Cipriani inv. ; F. Bartolozzi sculp.

Province of Massachusetts-Bay. The Honorable Harrison Gray, Esq; Treasurer and Receiver-general of His Majesty's said Province. To the select-men or assessors of the town or district of Greeting, &c ... Given under my hand and seal at Boston, th

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

To the people called freeholders and freemen of the "dirty corporation" of the City of New York ... Given under my hand, in Council, with my faithful allies aforesaid, this 21st day of February, being Monday, and in the sixth year of my Dominion

Whoever has candidly traced the rapid growth of these colonies from their little beginning to their present flourishing state in wealth and population, must eye the distinguished hand of heaven, and impress every mind, with a humble confidence,

... To the three generals, with Scotch orders, on their voyage to North-America. Sigillum veritatis simplicitas est. Critical and faithful extracts from Colonel Cavallier's memoirs of the war of the Cevennes; or Lower Langyedoc, in his own hand-

... To the three generals, with Scotch orders, on their voyage to North-America. Sigillum veritatis simplicitas est. Critical and faithful extracts from Colonel Cavallier's memoirs of the war of the Cevennes; or Lower Langyedoc, in his own hand-

To the freemen and freeholders of New York. Gentlemen. As the time of election for representatives, to serve in the General Assembly, is near at hand I beg leave to propose the following gentlemen for your approbation, viz. Thomas Smith, John Sc

At a meeting of the freeholders and other inhabitants of Boston, on Monday the 18th of November inst., it was voted, that the following hand bill be printed, and delivered to the inhabitants, for their government in giving in to the committee on

By the Honorable Jonathan Trumbull, Esq; Governor and Commander in chief of the English Colony of Connecticut in New-England. a proclamation [appeal for enlistment] Given under my hand, at the Council Chamber, in Hartford, the 18th day of June,

Watertown, July 3, 1776. In Council. Ordered, that the following part of the resolution of this General Assembly respecting the declaration prescribed in the Act, commonly call the test act, be forthwith published in hand bills, and sent to the

Colony of Connecticut by the Governor, proclamation [for raising four regiments] Given under my hand at Lebanon, in said Colony, the 20th day of January, 1776. Jonathan Trumbull. [New London? 1776].

[Arms] By His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief, &c. &c. proclamation [Modifying his proclamation of December 4th] Given under my hand at Headquarters, in Philadelphia, this eighteenth day of December, 1777. W How

[Arms] By His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief, &c. &c. proclamation [Modifying his proclamation of December 4th] Given under my hand at Headquarters, in Philadelphia, this eighteenth day of December, 1777. W How

[Arms] By order of His Excellency Sir William, Howe, K.B. General and Commander in Chief &c. &c. Proclamation [Enjoining the cutting of wood south of the city, as necessary for the use of the British soldiers] Given under my hand at Philadelphia

Boston, April 27, 1778. The following bills, together with a letter from Governor Tryon to Governor Trumbull, and his answer thereto, came to hand this afternoon.

[Arms] By order of His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief, &c. &c. &c. Proclamation [Against taking by force provisions from well-affected subjects] Given under my hand at Philadelphia, this 23d day of March, in th

By his excellency Jonathan Trumbull, Esquire, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the state of Connecticut in America. A declaration [exhorting to renewed vigor] ... Given under my hand, in the Council Chamber, at Hartford, the eighth da

General orders for the Second Division of the Massachusetts' militia ... Given under my hand in Newbury-port, this first day of December, Anno Domini, 1786. Jonathan Titcomb, Major-General. Newbury-Port. Printed by John Mycall [1786].

To the Citizens of New-York. Keep a good Look-Out, my fellow-citizens! The enemies of federalism know they can do nothing in this City by fair play ... This proves, as clear as day, that no federalist had any hand in the paper signed many federa

George Washington to Gouverneur Morris, January 28, 1792, in Thomas Jefferson's Hand

George Washington to Washington, D.C., Commissioners, January 17, 1792, in Thomas Jefferson's Hand

The Genius of the Ladies Magazine, accompanied by the Genius of Emulation, who carries in her hand a laurel crown, approaches Liberty, and kneeeling, presents her with a copy of the Rights of Women

Alexander Hamilton, March 11, 1792, Tariff, in Thomas Jefferson's Hand

George Washington to Unknown, June 1792, in the Hand of Thomas Jefferson

Title page, with no illus., of Edmond Charles Edouard Genet, Liberté Egalité ("By Genet" in Jefferson's Hand)

George Washington to William Carmichael and William Short, March 23, 1793, in Thomas Jefferson's Hand

Alexander Hamilton, April 18, 1793, Hamilton's Thoughts on Foreign Affairs, in Thomas Jefferson's Hand

George Washington to Provisory Executive Council of France, May 24, 1793, in Thomas Jefferson's Hand

City of New York ss. At a Common Council held on Monday the 28th day of July 1794 ... A law to regulate carts and cartmen in the City of New-York ... Given under my hand at the said City this twenty-eighth day of July 1794. Rich. Varick [New-Yor

The President's message on the treaty papers. Gentlemen of the House of representatives ... Geo. Washington. United States March 30,1796 [Boston] [Signed of hand] Done by A. Martin Orrery Press [1796].

City of New York ss. At a Common Council held on Thursday the 8th day of November, 1797 ... A law to regulate carts and cartmen in the City of New-York. [Three columns] Given under my hand and seal this tenth day of November, one thousand seven

[French actor, full-length portrait, facing slightly right, right hand raised, skipping or dancing, wearing a plumed turban-like headdress]

[A man or monk seated, seen from behind, holding a short dagger(?) in right hand, while meditating or contemplating seppuku]

[French actress, full-length portrait, seen from behind, right hand raised, skipping or dancing, wearing a plumed headdress]

Tax for the year 1802. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Peleg Coffin, Esquire. To the selectmen or assessors of the of ... Given under my hand and seal, at Boston, the day of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and two. [Bos

John Hand to Thomas Jefferson, May 18, 1803, Bill of Lading for Nicolas Dufief

Tax for the year 1907. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Thompson I. Skinner, Esquire. Treasurer and Receiver-general of said Commonwealth. To the selectmen or assessors of the of ... Given under my hand and seal at Boston, the day of April, in the

"Cuffey near him" -- "grasps his hand"!

Tax for the year 1808. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Thompson I. Skinner, Esquire. Treasurer and receiver-general of said Commonwealth, to the selectmen and assessors of the town of ... Given under my hand and seal at Boston, the day of April,

To the public. Whereas a number of hand bills have of late been thrown about our streets at sight, by an invisible post, people in general have supposed that this must have been done by the greatest of villains, with an intention to injure Mr. S

Tax for the year 1810. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Josiah Dwight, Esquire, Treasurer and Receiver-general of said Commonwealth. To the selectmen or assessors of the of ... Given under my hand and seal, at Boston the day of April in the year o

Tax for the year 1812. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Jonathan L, Austin, Esquire, Treasurer and Receiver-general of said Commonwealth. To the selectmen or assessors of the of ... Given under my hand and/seal, at Boston, the day of April in the

To the electors of the Western district. A crisis has arrived in the affairs of our country, by which the comparative merits of federal policy on the one hand, and of democratic policy on the other are now brought to the test of actual experimen

Cash in hand, occassioned by the capture of the British Packet Swallow. by Commodore Rodgers, with 260,000 dollars, in gold and silver on board. Boston printed by Nathaniel Coverly, Jun. Corner Theatre-Alley [1813].

Tax for the year 1819. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Daniel Sargent, Esquire, Treasurer and Receiver general of said Commonwealth. To the assessors or selectmen of the of ... Given under my hand and seal, at Boston, the day of April in the year

This is to certify, that of entitled to shares in the capital stock of the Washington turnpike company ... Given under my hand, and seal of the company, this day of one thousand eight hundred and President. Treasurer. [Washington, D. C. 1819].

Stenographic synopsis or, An abstract of the most approved system of short hand ... By M. T. C. Gould. Utica. W. Williams Printer 1820.

Adolphe Franconi standing on the back of a horse, facing right, legs spread, with right foot on the rump of the horse, right hand extended to the left, holding a hat in his left hand, during a circus performance MSR

Tax for the year 1820. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Daniel Sargent, Esquire, Treasurer and Receiver general of said Commonwealth. To the assessors of selectmen of the of ... Given under my hand and seal, at Boston, the day of April, in the yea

Proposals, the following splendid work entitled The Presidency of the United States by A. B. Woodward is now in hand, and will shortly be offered to the public in pamphlet form ... Washington City, May 19, 1825.

University of Virginia, April 3, 1826, Financial Statement, in Thomas Jefferson's Hand

To the public. To the gross charge of John Hambden Pleasants, in his hand bill of yesterday, which he alleges is founded upon documents in the hands of another prson, and which he has not seen, I can only reply by calling for the proofs. It is t

[Hotei, the god of good fortune, one of the seven lucky gods, facing right, standing on a rolling barrel, holding a mallet in his right hand and carrying his large bottomless bag of goods]

[A person walking to the left, mostly obscured by an open parasol carried over the shoulder, wearing kimono and geta, and carrying a bag in right hand]

[A man and a woman, seen from behind, are looking to where the man is pointing with his left arm, he holds a closed parasol in his right hand; the woman has her hands on her face, it is unclear whether she is peering into the distance or crying]

[Woman, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, holding fan in right hand, wearing kimono with check design]

To the citizens of Washington. A hand bill is in circulation signed "a citizen and a tax payer" in which, among Gen. John P. Van Ness's claims to the honor of being re-elected Mayor of Washington, it is stated that he has ordered suit" against J

By his Excellency, Thomas W. Veanzey, Governor of Maryland. A proclamation ... do appoint and proclaim Monday, the 21st of November, instant, as the time of the next meeting of the General Assembly ... Given under my hand and seal ... this eight

Andrew Jackson to Thomas Hand, October 31, 1836

Worker, perhaps a mason or hod carrier, seen from behind holding a shovel with left hand and his right hand resting on a loaded hod poised against a supporting frame

The little magician's sleight of hand performance. An absquabulating shew, by Von Kinder & Co. But Old Tippecanoe, will soon make it "No go"

[Robert Emmet, three-quarter length portrait, standing, turned to the left, facing slightly right, with right hand raised holding a hat, and left hand carrying a sword, there is a tombstone behind him and in the distance, the sun is rising]

New publication.. The true republican: containing the inaugural addresses, together with the first annual address and messages of all the presidents of the United States ... This work is well printed on good paper, and new type, 12 mo size; hand

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, nearly facing front, hand resting on table with tablecloth]

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, three-quarter length portrait, slightly to the right, head three-quarters to the left, seated in chair, one hand in waistcoat, with full beard]

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, facing front, seated with hand on table]

[Unidentified man, about 30 years of age, half-length portrait, facing front, holding a cane in one hand]

Writing and book-keeping academy! In a lady's education, a plain, easy and graceful hand writing, is a mark of neatness and delicacy of taste ... Messrs. Wheeler & Thwing, have the pleasure of informing the ladies and gentlemen of this City, tha

[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]

[Study of hand]

[Unidentified woman seated in chair, with hand resting on table]

I'd Offer Thee This Hand of Mine

[Walt Whitman, full-length portrait, standing with hand in pocket and holding hat]

Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, May 01, 1849 (Recommendations; copy in John G. Nicolay's hand)

Harriet Hosmer, half-length studio portrait, facing front, seated with right arm resting on the back of a chair, she is holding sculpting tools in her right hand, left hand rests on her lap

[Two women conversing, one seated on window sill stitching cloth, the other seated by spinning wheel with a distaff in one hand]

Harriet Hosmer, half-length studio portrait, facing front, seated with right arm resting on the back of a chair, she is holding sculpting tools in her right hand, left hand rests on her lap

[Alexander Bell, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front, with hand on table with tablecloth]

[Samuel F.B. Morse, half-length portrait, posing with left hand on a telegraph apparatus, facing slightly left]

[Unidentified man, three-quarter length portrait, facing left, sitting in chair, wearing hat and a dark glove on one hand]

[Sculpture of sitting man with his hand on globe and sacks of money at his feet]

[Three unidentified men, all nearly full figures: man on left with side whiskers, standing, turned to the right, holding a piece of paper; center figure, standing, three-quarters to the left, one hand on hip; man on right, seated, in profile to the right, holding a pencil over a large print which, with two books, lies on a small table with tablecloth]

[Commodore Matthew C. Perry, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing slightly left with left hand resting on sword]

Valuable invention! Highly important to farmers! C. H. Dana's premium hand corn planter. [1855].

[African American man, possibly named "Small", full length studio portrait, well-dressed, standing, facing front with left hand resting on the back of a chair] / photographed by B.F. Reimer, No. 624 Arch Street, Philada.

[President Franklin Pierce, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing right, with left hand inside vest]

[George Leverett Stowell as a boy, three-quarter length portrait, standing, full face, with hand on table with tablecloth]

[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]

[Design drawing for stained glass lancet window "The Descent of the Holy City" from the Hand of God to Peace on Earth]

Howe's complete ball-room hand book, containing upwards of three hundred dances, including all the latest and most fashionable dances ... with elegant illustrations, and full explanation and every variety of the latest and most approved figures, and calls for the different changes, and rules on deportment and the toilet, and the etiquette of dancing.

[Private Vernon Mosher of Co. F, 97th New York Infantry Regiment, in uniform, amputated hand visible] / Thos. D. Givin, photographer, No. 432 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

[Edward Everett, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing slightly left, right hand gesturing at waist, left hand resting on table] / painted by M. Wight ; engraved by H. Wright Smith.