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[Joshua R. Giddings, half-length poirtrait, facing slightly right]

[Joshua R. Giddings, half-length poirtrait, facing slightly right]

Congressman from Ohio, 1838-1859. Scratched on back of plate: 322. Copy daguerreotype. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produ... more

[Unidentified man, about 70 years of age, half-length portrait, facing three-quarters to the left]

[Unidentified man, about 70 years of age, half-length portrait, facing...

Scratched on back of plate: 26. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

Virginia Melodies - a selection of the most popular national airs arranged in a rosy manner for the flute by Alex'r Kyle

Virginia Melodies - a selection of the most popular national airs arra...

Music cover showing African American with flute. LOT subdivision subject: Negro Minstrels. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Lithograph by T. Sinclair Lith., Phila. Drawn by W.... more

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, eyes facing front, with beard]

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, e...

Scratched on back of plate: 122; 164. Corners trimmed. Alternative identification: Charles William Cathcart. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Libra... more

[Stephen Arnold Douglas, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to left]

[Stephen Arnold Douglas, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to left...

Democratic Congressman from Illinois, 1843-1847; Senator, 1847-1861. Hallmark: J ROUSSEAU & CO. Written on back of plate: Douglas Facing the light / H. Pfister. Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978,... more

Sale of dogs

Sale of dogs

Seeking a middle course between the issues of the annexation of Texas on one hand and abolitionism on the other, Van Buren lost the support of southern Democrats, including elderly statesman Andrew Jackson. Her... more

[Southwest view of Sanderson's Franklin House, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia]

[Southwest view of Sanderson's Franklin House, Chestnut Street, Philad...

Title devised by Library staff. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 628. (DLC/PP-1993:212.34). Forms part of: John Rubens Smith Collection (Library of Congress). Exhibited: "American Treasures" at the Librar... more

The hunter of Kentucky

The hunter of Kentucky

Henry Clay is the hunter, and various Democrats his quarry. Clay wears a fringed buckskin outfit and coonskin cap reminiscent of Davy Crockett and the Western characters of the contemporary stage, such as Nimro... more

The life and public services of Henry Clay

The life and public services of Henry Clay

Text illustrated with patriotic symbolic vignettes. Etching, 32 x 25.7 cm., copyrighted by R.G. Berford, So. Dist. of Pa., No. 94? Reference copy may be in Biog. File. This record contains unverified, old data ... more

East view of the village of North Bridgewater, Mass. 1844.

East view of the village of North Bridgewater, Mass. 1844.

LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 315 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. "From a lithograph in possession of Mr. R. C. Kimball." Indexed for points of interest. AACR2: 651/1; 710/2

[John Peter Van Ness, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[John Peter Van Ness, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

Scratched on face of plate: 103; Van Ness, NY. Scratched on back of plate: 111. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by ... more

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, head three-quarters to the left, resting arm on back of chair, wearing plaid coat]

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, head t...

Scratched on back of plate: 39. Written in pencil on back of plate: 39. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew B... more

Loco Foco triumphal honors

Loco Foco triumphal honors

A mock triumphal procession ridiculing "Loco Foco" or radical Democratic support of candidates James K. Polk and George M. Dallas. The Loco Focos are portrayed as ragged Irishmen, carrying the two candidates on... more

[Unidentified woman, about 25 years of age, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, the head nearly in profile]

[Unidentified woman, about 25 years of age, half-length portrait, thre...

Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

Going to Texas after the election of 1844

Going to Texas after the election of 1844

A comic scene anticipating a Whig victory in the upcoming presidential election. The date is 1845, after an election supposedly decided on the Texas question, the tariff issue, and Democratic identification wi... more

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, half-length portrait, facing three-quarters to the right, with chin whiskers]

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, half-length portrait, facing...

Scratched on face of plate: 193; Dexter. Scratched on back of plate: 29. Alternative identification: Dexter. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Libra... more

[A. Oakey Hall, half-length portrait, three-quarters to right, eyes front]

[A. Oakey Hall, half-length portrait, three-quarters to right, eyes fr...

Mayor of New York City. Identification from engraving of a later photograph by Sarony in Daily graphic, March 31, 1883, p. 221. Scratched on back of plate: 109; Oakey Hall. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DL... more

Footrace, Pennsylvania Avenue. Stakes $25,000

Footrace, Pennsylvania Avenue. Stakes $25,000

The race for a $25,000 prize (the president's salary) is a metaphor for the 1844 campaign. The favored contender here is Henry Clay. The other runners are James K. Polk and John Tyler, while commentaries are of... more

[Unidentified woman, three-quarter length portrait, facing front, seated beside small table with tablecloth]

[Unidentified woman, three-quarter length portrait, facing front, seat...

Scratched on back of plate: 336. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, three-...

Scratched on back of plate: 138. Hallmark: Rinhart 9. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[John M. Washington, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left, in military uniform]

[John M. Washington, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to th...

U.S. Army Bvt. Colonel. Scratched on back of plate: 329; Bvt. Col. Jno. M. Washington. 4th arty. lost on Steamer San Francisco. Corners trimmed. Hallmark: Rinhart 9. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-19... more

[Gerard Hallock, half-length portrait, facing front, with chin whiskers]

[Gerard Hallock, half-length portrait, facing front, with chin whisker...

Journalist. Alternative identifications: Halleck; Haloc. Scratched on back of plate: Halock from NY. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Co... more

[William C. Bouck, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[William C. Bouck, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

Governor of New York. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, about 50 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, nearly facing front, slightly to the right]

[Unidentified man, about 50 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Scratched on back of plate: 259. Corners trimmed. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Ezra Bartlett French, half-length portrait, facing front]

[Ezra Bartlett French, half-length portrait, facing front]

Democratic congressman from Ohio, 1813-1816; U.S. Postmaster General, 1823-1829; Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1829-1861. Scratched on back of plate: 119. Hallmark: 40M. Formerly identified as Ez... more

[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, three-quarter length portrai...

Scratched on back of plate: 76; 177 [cancelled] Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

A peep at the future

A peep at the future

A Whig fantasy on the supposed outcome of the 1844 election. Here Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghuysen occupy the White House. They watch from a window as John Tyler plays a hand organ and leads a group of mi... more

[Ten unidentified young people, four men and one woman are standing, seated in front are two men and three women, all facing nearly front]

[Ten unidentified young people, four men and one woman are standing, s...

Scratched on back of plate: 253. Corners rounded. The woman in the lower right corner is possibly the same woman who is depicted in DAG no. 042A (Source: Owen Blevins 4/2017). Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; ... more

[Ichabod B. Crane, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly right]

[Ichabod B. Crane, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly righ...

Colonel, 1st Artillery, U.S. Army. Hallmark: Rinhart 9. Scratched on back of plate: 226; I.B. [Cran]e. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of ... more

[Two unidentified girls, about three and five years of age, the younger child seated in high chair, older one standing beside her on left, both nearly facing front]

[Two unidentified girls, about three and five years of age, the younge...

Scratched on back of plate: 98. Hallmark: [paschal lamb] 40 [Upside down A] Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Math... more

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

Scratched on back of plate: 361. Hallmark: Rinhart 2. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[James Buchanan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[James Buchanan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

U.S. President. Possibly a copy daguerreotype. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

Sanbashi no onna

Sanbashi no onna

Print shows a young woman wearing geta, walking on a wharf, with several birds flying overhead. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format... more

[Unidentified woman, about 60 years of age, full-length portrait, facing front, seated beside small table with tablecloth and handbag, wearing white cap]

[Unidentified woman, about 60 years of age, full-length portrait, faci...

Scratched on face of plate: 178. Scratched on back of plate: 80; 90. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Bra... more

Chinook lodge / drawn by A.T. Agate ; R.W. Dawson sc.
Kanda myōjin

Kanda myōjin

Print shows exterior view of the Kanda Myōjin shrine with a few pilgrims.

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, with mustache and side whiskers]

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, three-...

Scratched on face of plate: 154. Scratched on back of plate: 278; 271. Edges trimmed. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produc... more

Ball-play

Ball-play

Native men and boys playing a game similar to lacrosse, near Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Illus. in: North American Indian portfolio ; hunting scenes and amusements of the Rocky Mountains and prairies of America / fr... more

[Unidentified woman in theatrical costume]

[Unidentified woman in theatrical costume]

Alternative identification: Madame Augusta (cat. 5). Scratched on face of plate: 86; Augusta. Scratched on back of plate: 455. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype... more

[Unidentified man, about 35 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to right, with full beard]

[Unidentified man, about 35 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Alternative identification: James Speed. Scratched on back of plate: 117; 436 [canceled] Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Pro... more

The eleventh Massachusetts anti-slavery fair. This annual effort for the sustentation of the anti-slavery cause will be made in Amory Hall, Boston, Commencing on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1844.

The eleventh Massachusetts anti-slavery fair. This annual effort for t...

Anti-slavery fair. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 58, Folder 13.

Tyrants prostrate liberty triumphant

Tyrants prostrate liberty triumphant

A polemic applauding Democratic support of the Dorrite cause in Rhode Island. (See also "Trouble in the Spartan Ranks," and "The Great Political Car and Last Load of Patriots," nos. 1843-6 and 1845-5). In the ... more

Christian & Mohamedan chapels on the Summit of Sinai Feby 20th 1839

Christian & Mohamedan chapels on the Summit of Sinai Feby 20th 1839

Painting drawn at the summit of Gebel Musa (Biblical Mount Sinai), with mostly imaginative mountain landscape for the distribution and shape of the surrounding summits and showing the church and mosque on the s... more

[Nathaniel Bowditch Blunt, head-and-shoulders portrait, head slightly to the right]

[Nathaniel Bowditch Blunt, head-and-shoulders portrait, head slightly ...

Copy daguerreotype. Scratched on back of plate: No. 297. Identification provided by Owen Blevins (12/2012) based on a print in the collection of the New York PubliC Library NYPL Dig ID #1121838. Transfer; U.S. ... more

[Colonel William Gates, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right, in military uniform]

[Colonel William Gates, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to...

Colonel, U.S. Army; Governor of Tampico, Mexico, 1846-1848. Scratched on back of plate: 327; Col. Gates, USA. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Libr... more

The Prize Song, "The Whig Chief"...dedicated...to Henry Clay, by the Boston Clay Club, No. 1

The Prize Song, "The Whig Chief"...dedicated...to Henry Clay, by the B...

Three oval views of Clay's birthplace, Hanover, Ky.; Clay's residence "Ashland"; and White House, Wash., D.C.

[William Kent, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, wearing white waistcoat]

[William Kent, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, wear...

Scratched on back of plate: 81; 245. Identified by Owen Blevins 8/2014 based on lithograph by Charles Chester Buttre in the Harvard University Library. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). For... more

[George Bush, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right, with spectacles]

[George Bush, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right...

Identification from engraving by H.W. Smith on frontispiece of Memoirs and reminiscences of the late Prof. George Bush, edited by Woodbury M. Fernald, 1860. Image in engraving is similar, but not identical to t... more

[Walter Restored Jones, half-length portrait, nearly in profile to left]

[Walter Restored Jones, half-length portrait, nearly in profile to lef...

Founder of Atlantic Mutual Marine Insurance Co., of New York City.

[Richard Yates, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left]

[Richard Yates, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left]

Whig Congressman from Illinois, 1851-1855; Republican Governor of Illinois, 1861-1865; Republican Senator from Illinois, 1865-1871.

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the right]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the right]

Scratched on back of plate: 315. Hallmark: Rinhart 46. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, three-quarters to right, eyes front, with monocle suspended around neck]

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, three-quarters to right, eyes...

Scratched on face of plate: 256; Capt. Dunn. Scratched on back of plate: 127. Alternative identification: Mr. Dunn (Captain Charles Dunn who served in the Black Hawk War and later became Chief Justice of the W... more

[Solomon Weathersbee Downs, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left]
Map showing the proposed rail roads from Boston to Burlington, from Hale's map of New England.

Map showing the proposed rail roads from Boston to Burlington, from Ha...

Outline map of eastern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and northern Massachusetts showing four proposed railroad routes. A list of distances appear below the title.

[William Murray, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left]

[William Murray, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the le...

Scratched on back of plate: 36; Murry. Alternative identification: William M. Murray (cat. 5). Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress... more

Appraiser

Appraiser

Humorous drawing shows a public documents appraiser, from behind, asleep at his desk, a frowning crowd has gathered on the other side of his window. Bayard Taylor made extensive travels to Europe and Egypt betw... more

Approach to Petra an ancient watch tower commanding the Valley of El Ghor Feb. 5th 1839

Approach to Petra an ancient watch tower commanding the Valley of El G...

Illus. in: The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia / from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts ... ; lithographed by Louis Haghe. London : F.G. Moon, 1842-1845, v. 3, pts. 14-15, p. 5. Surro... more

Mutsuki

Mutsuki

Print shows a woman with a child playing with a marionette.

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, half-length portrait, slightly to the left]

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, half-length portrait, slight...

Alternative identification: Fitzpatrick (cat. 5). Scratched on face of plate: 33; Fitzpatrick. Scratched on back of plate: 292; Sen from [?] Identified by Owen Blevins 4/2017 based on similar image in the Biogr... more

Bal masqué

Bal masqué

Animals wearing caricature masks of prominent persons. Reference copy in LOT 4624. Illus. in: Grandville, Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard / Un autre monde; transformations, visions, ..., 1844, p. 43.

[Unidentified group of six women and a boy and girl, three women and the boy are seated in chairs]

[Unidentified group of six women and a boy and girl, three women and t...

Scratched on back of plate: 302. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

Progress of reform!!! No. 1

Progress of reform!!! No. 1

A scene in New York, outside the gates of City Hall Park. Two well-dressed men with top hats overturn the table of two apple-women. One of the men (from all appearances a Loco Foco radical Democrat) shouts at t... more

Kaga no Chiyojo

Kaga no Chiyojo

Print shows a woman, Chiyojo, full-length portrait, facing right, carrying a wooden bucket. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: ve... more

[James Bruce Elgin, 8th Earl of Elgin, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to right]

[James Bruce Elgin, 8th Earl of Elgin, head-and-shoulders portrait, th...

Identification from a woodcut engraving from an ambrotype by Brady in Harper's Weekly, June 6, 1857, p. 357. Corners trimmed. Purchase; Alice H. Cox and Mary H. Evans; 1954. Forms part of: Brady-Handy collectio... more

[Edwin Forrest, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

[Edwin Forrest, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

Actor. Hallmark: J. Rousseau & Co. Written in pencil on back of plate: E. Forrest. Purchase; Alice H. Cox and Mary H. Evans; 1954. Forms part of: Brady-Handy collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of: Dag... more

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, seated in chair]

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, s...

Scratched on back of plate: 319. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Aaron Vanderpoel, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, with side whiskers]

[Aaron Vanderpoel, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, w...

Democratic Congressman from New York, 1833-1837, 1839-1841. Scratched on back of plate: 160; Judge Vanderpool. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Lib... more

Political cock fighters

Political cock fighters

A figurative portrayal of the 1844 presidential contest as a cock-fight, in which Whig candidate Henry Clay prevails. Clay and Democratic opponent Polk battle in a pit or ring as several prominent political fi... more