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United States "Auxiliary Screw" steam frigate "Merrimac" 60 guns. Off the entrance to New York harbour / T.G. Dutton, del et lith. ; Day & Son, Lithrs. to the Queen.

United States "Auxiliary Screw" steam frigate "Merrimac" 60 guns. Off ...

Print showing a broadside view of the port side of the steam frigate U.S.S. Merrimack undersail near the entrance to New York harbor. Includes measurements for length, breadth, weight, and horse power. Title fr... more

General Walker

General Walker

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 1, no. 4 (1856 Jan. 5), p. 57. Reference copy may be in BIOG FILE - Walker, William, 1824-1860. C... more

Molde, Norway

Molde, Norway

Drawing shows, in the distance, Molde, a Norwegian village on the Moldefjorden, an arm of the Romsdalfjorden. Most of the houses, churches and buildings hug the shoreline. Sailboats dot the water. Taylor visite... more

The Peabody Institute at the time of the address of welcome. South Danvers / photographed by W. Snell; L.H. Bradford & Co's. Litho.

The Peabody Institute at the time of the address of welcome. South Dan...

Illus. in: Proceedings at the reception and dinner in honor of George Peabody, esq. of London, by the citizens of the old town of Danvers, October 9, 1856. To which is appended an historical sketch of the Peab... more

Dainihon rokujū yoshū meisho zue - mokuroku

Dainihon rokujū yoshū meisho zue - mokuroku

Print shows a table of contents page for the series of prints, Famous views in the sixty-odd provinces. The list of prints is arranged in the Provincial order of old Japan.

Hall of Columns. Carnac

Hall of Columns. Carnac

Title from item. No. 1878. On verso: Thebes. (Karnak) Court of Shishak.

Inokashiranoike benten no yashiro

Inokashiranoike benten no yashiro

Print shows a bird's-eye view of Inokashira Pond with bridge leading to small island and the Benten shrine; trees and mountains in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken... more

At Carnac

At Carnac

People near pylons, Karnak, Egypt.

Hospital and cemetery at Scutari / W. Simpson del. ; J. Needham, lith. ; Day & Son, Lithrs. to the Queen.

Hospital and cemetery at Scutari / W. Simpson del. ; J. Needham, lith....

Print shows the cemetery with view of the hospital in the background, Üsküdar (Istanbul), Turkey. Title from item. Colnaghi's Authentic Series. Plate 33.

Brook trout--just caught

Brook trout--just caught

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 0790

A serviceable garment--or reverie of a bachelor

A serviceable garment--or reverie of a bachelor

Democratic presidential candidate James Buchanan is depicted as a poor bachelor in his squalid quarters. Though indeed a confirmed bachelor, Buchanan in reality was hardly needy. After serving as American minis... more

[Gen. Wm. Walker's Exp. in Nicaragua]: Street of Masaya in the city of Granada, Nicaragua

[Gen. Wm. Walker's Exp. in Nicaragua]: Street of Masaya in the city of...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 2, no. 32 (1856 July 19), p. 84. Reference copy may be in BIOG FILE.

Map of the rail-roads of the state of New York prepared under the direction of the Rail Road Commissioners, John S. Clark, William J. McAlpine, James B. Swain.

Map of the rail-roads of the state of New York prepared under the dire...

Map of New York and parts of adjacent states showing drainage, relief by hachures, county boundaries, cities and towns. Different colors indicate railroads in operation, in progress of construction and proposed.

Ditch of the Malakoff, battery gervais and rear of the redan / W. Simpson del. ; J. Needham, lith. ; Day & Son, Lithrs. to the Queen.

Ditch of the Malakoff, battery gervais and rear of the redan / W. Simp...

Print shows a view of the earthworks, gabions, and passageways at the Malakoff, the primary Russian fortification before the city of Sevastopolʹ, with view of the city in the background. Title from item. Colnag... more

The death chamber

The death chamber

Title from item. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 2, no. 38 (1856 Aug. 30), p. 189 (top).

Assouan

Assouan

Boats harbored in the Aswan area on the Nile River.

"Buck" taking the "pot"

"Buck" taking the "pot"

A pro-Buchanan satire, critical of the divisive or sectionalist appeal of the other two presidential contenders in the 1856 race. "Buck" or Buchanan (left) has evidently won a card game over Fremont (fallen at ... more

Delivery of the President's letter / T. Sinclair's Lith., Philada.

Delivery of the President's letter / T. Sinclair's Lith., Philada.

Print shows the American delegation, under the command of Matthew C. Perry, presenting a letter from President Fillmore to the Japanese, requesting the establishment of diplomatic and trade relations. Title fro... more

A topographical map of Essex County, Massachusetts /

A topographical map of Essex County, Massachusetts /

Shows landowners. LC Land ownership maps, 310 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes insets, business directories, and illustrations.

The cook

The cook

African American woman in kitchen. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, v. 12, 1856. See LC-USZ62-2571. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

John Eliot preaching to the Indians

John Eliot preaching to the Indians

Title from item. Illus. in: Ballou's pictorial, v. 10, (1856), p. 232. Reference copy in LOT 4709 L.

Soto-sakurada bennkeibori kōjimachi

Soto-sakurada bennkeibori kōjimachi

Print shows pedestrians walking along roadway next to the Benkei moat at the Sakurada gate, with buildings in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print ... more

Onagigawa gohonmatsu

Onagigawa gohonmatsu

Print shows two men poling a boat filled with travelers on a river or canal; pine tree with limbs supported by posts is in the foreground. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsor... more

Ceiling of the Vice President's room, north wing

Ceiling of the Vice President's room, north wing

Photograph of lost architectural drawing showing design for a ceiling fresco in the President's room of the U.S. Capitol depicting William Brewster, Americus Vespucius, Christopher Columbus, Benjamin Franklin,... more

Bay of Wodowara / from nature by Heine[,] shipping by Walke ; lith. of Sarony & Co. New York.

Bay of Wodowara / from nature by Heine[,] shipping by Walke ; lith. of...

Print shows two American side wheel steam frigates and a large rowboat during rough seas in the Bay of Wodowara.

[Wilhelm Weber, half-length portrait, facing front] / Rud. Hoffmann, 1856 ; Druck v. J. Haller ; Nach einer Photographie v. Petri in Göttingen.

[Wilhelm Weber, half-length portrait, facing front] / Rud. Hoffmann, 1...

From volume: Gallerie ausgezeichneter Naturforscher.

Court of Shishak. Carnac

Court of Shishak. Carnac

Title from item. No. 1877. On verso: Thebes. (Karnak) Court of Shishak.

Scene on the Delaware River at Philada. during the severe winter of 1856 / from nature and on stone by J. Queen.

Scene on the Delaware River at Philada. during the severe winter of 18...

Print shows many people from Philadelphia ice skating on the Delaware River, possibly near the Philadelphia Navy Yard, "during the severe winter of 1856."

San Francisco MDCCCLV

San Francisco MDCCCLV

Title from item. Medallion portraits of Jules Beyerque and Francois-Alfred Pioche, who commissioned the print, are in the foreground. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card.

Jews in Cracow

Jews in Cracow

Drawing shows two elderly Jewish men in the Polish city of Cracow. They are dressed in long robes or coats, have long hair and beards, wear round hats and lean against canes. Bayard Taylor may have traveled thr... more

The great fire at Philadelphia: Front page, illustration only

The great fire at Philadelphia: Front page, illustration only

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1856 April 26, p. 305.

Fukagawa kiba

Fukagawa kiba

Print shows the parasol of someone walking past the Fukagawa lumberyard during a snowfall at night.

View from Philœ

View from Philœ

Portico on island of Philae, overlooking the Nile River, boat moored at water's edge. Title from item. No. 1819. On verso: Philae. Temple Hypêthre - Landing place.

[Gen. Wm. Walker's Exp. in Nicaragua]: Half-way house on road to San Juan ['American Hotel,' used as way station for travelers to Calif.]

[Gen. Wm. Walker's Exp. in Nicaragua]: Half-way house on road to San J...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 2, no. 36 (1856 Aug. 16), p. 149. Reference copy may be in BIOG FILE - Walker, William, 1824-1860.

[Theodore Parker, 1810-1860, half length portrait, standing behind pulpit, lecturing in New York, facing right]

[Theodore Parker, 1810-1860, half length portrait, standing behind pul...

Wood engraving in the Illustrated London News, September 27, 1856, p. 314. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: PI; Shelf.

Coloured Sculpl[superscript]s. Abydus

Coloured Sculpl[superscript]s. Abydus

Title from item. No. 1906. On verso: Abydos. Colored sculp...

Surugachō

Surugachō

Print shows men and women pedestrians and porters on a busy street, with view of Mount Fuji in the distance. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 20... more

The Bower of roses

The Bower of roses

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 0714

Capitol construction, from north west. Progressive view of dome, no. 1

Capitol construction, from north west. Progressive view of dome, no. 1

Photograph showing beginning stages of adding the dome to the Capitol. In album: Benjamin Brown French "Photographs," p. 19. Title from item. Reference copy in LOT 12251, v. 1. Original in PR 12 LOT 12251.

Wady Saboua

Wady Saboua

Facade of pylon of a temple near the Sabou River. Title from item. No. 1800.

Ella
The Haberstein

The Haberstein

Drawing shows travelers standing atop a pile of rocks in the woods in Germany near Wunsiedel in Bavaria. Wooden stairs lead to the top. Bayard Taylor traveled through Germany several times in his life, between ... more

Bear chase in Norway

Bear chase in Norway

Humorous drawing shows a bear chasing a sportsman who fires his rifle into the air as the bear chews the tails of his coat. Taylor visited Norway in 1856 and 1857 after the death of his first wife. Inscribed ab... more

[Koum Ombos - the Temple]

[Koum Ombos - the Temple]

Remains of the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris (Ombos). Title from item. No. 1835. On verso: Temple of Kom Ombo, Egypt.

Rabenstein

Rabenstein

Drawing shows a hiker climbing the mountains near Rabenstein an der Pielach in Lower Austria. Bayard Taylor traveled through Austria several times in his life, between 1844 and his death in 1879, but the manusc... more

View of Hong Kong from East Point / from nature by Heine, figures by Brown ; lith. of Sarony & Co., New York.

View of Hong Kong from East Point / from nature by Heine, figures by B...

People working in foregrd., harbor in mid-ground and mountains in backgrd. This record contains unverified data from caption card, with subsequent revisions. Caption card tracings: Geog.; Pub. (2).

Laura Keene's Varieties [Man and woman on stage; crowded theater in backgrd.]

Laura Keene's Varieties [Man and woman on stage; crowded theater in ba...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Wood engraving by Risdon & Conger. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 1, no. 4 (1856 Jan. 5), p. 52.

Fish Town at Bassau, Liberia

Fish Town at Bassau, Liberia

View from across expanse of water showing buildings of Bassau; ship and small boats in the foreground. Attributed to Griffin on strength of similarity to other items in LOT. Forms part of: American Colonization... more

Millard Fillmore. American candidate for the presidency

Millard Fillmore. American candidate for the presidency

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Crehen, C.G. No. 438. Check 500 field.

The Memnonium

The Memnonium

Man standing in rubble amidst temple columns in Egypt. Title from item. No. 1860. On verso: Thebes. The Ramesseum. Hall of Columns.

The Passport Bureau

The Passport Bureau

Drawing shows a passport official examining a traveler's documentation, perhaps Taylor himself. The scene probably takes place in Norway. Bayard Taylor traveled through Norway and Scandinavia in 1856 and 1857, ... more

Liberty, the fair maid of Kansas--in the hands of the "border ruffians"

Liberty, the fair maid of Kansas--in the hands of the "border ruffians...

A bitter indictment of the Democratic administration's responsibility for violence and bloodshed in Kansas in the wake of the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act. (See also "Forcing Slavery Down the Throat of a Freesoiler... more

The Pylon. Edfou

The Pylon. Edfou

Rear view of pylons with bas-relief of the Temple of Horus at Idfū, Egypt.

[Gerf-Hossayn - Osiride portico of the Rock Temple]

[Gerf-Hossayn - Osiride portico of the Rock Temple]

Three statutes connected at the head by slabs of rock.

Sitaya hirokōji

Sitaya hirokōji

Print shows people walking in a procession down a street past clothing or drapery stores in Shitaya. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. F... more

Memnonium. Thebes

Memnonium. Thebes

Four headless statues standing before colonnades.

Assessors' notice. The voters of the several wards will please take notice, that the assessors will attnd at the places designated below, from 10 o'clock, A. M. to 3 o'clock P.M., every day, (except Sundays and Christmas day,) from the 15th to t

Assessors' notice. The voters of the several wards will please take no...

On recto, copy 2: 1856. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 3 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 202, F... more

First exhibition Monday, January 28th 1856. Academy Hall ... China & Japan illustrated. A magnificient series of panoramic pictures sketches painted by George R. West and Wm. Hiene ... [New York] Herald Print 1856.

First exhibition Monday, January 28th 1856. Academy Hall ... China & J...

On verso: Filed Jan. 24. 1856. 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 122, Folder 10e.

Egypt - Karnak

Egypt - Karnak

Rows of colonnades amid rubble, Karnak, Egypt. Title from item. No. 1882. On verso: Thebes. Karnak. Columns of Great Temple.

Tsunohazu kumano jūnisha zokusyō jūnisō

Tsunohazu kumano jūnisha zokusyō jūnisō

Print shows a pond ringed with trees and small raised structures that provide some shelter for tea or meditation, and larger buildings in the lower left, in a pastoral setting. Title and other descriptive infor... more

Treasonable sentiments of the Buchaniers! Can you vote for the extension of slavery and the dissolution of the Union? Threats to dissolve the Union and seize upon the national treasury! Let every Freeman read and reflect before he votes for the

Treasonable sentiments of the Buchaniers! Can you vote for the extensi...

Political propaganda of the National Republican party.; National Republican party. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printe... more

"If I am elected to the high office for which your partiality has nominated me, I will endeavor to administer the government according to the true spirit of the constitution, as it was understood by the great men who framed and adopted it, and i

"If I am elected to the high office for which your partiality has nomi...

Verse.; Campaign song. 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 122, Folder 10.

Mount Ararat, the resting place of the Ark after the flood

Mount Ararat, the resting place of the Ark after the flood

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 2, no. 35 (1856 Aug. 9), p. 140. Reference copy may be in LOT 4702-B. Caption card tracings: Bibl... more

Hager Silsilis ... of the ...

Hager Silsilis ... of the ...

Title from item. No. 1844. On verso: Egypt. Silsilis on the Nile. Near Edfu.

The May Festival of the Turnverein Association, San Francisco

The May Festival of the Turnverein Association, San Francisco

Pictorial lettersheet shows gymnasts performing for spectators. Title from item. Baird, California pictorial letter sheets, no. 152. Accession box no. DLC/PP-2011:179.04

Map of the State of Florida showing the progress of the surveys; from the annual report of the Surveyor General for 1856.

Map of the State of Florida showing the progress of the surveys; from ...

Township map showing drainage, cities and towns, roads, trails, and location of two railroad lines in the northern part of the state. Stated scale reads: 12 miles to an inch. It is corrected in ink to read 18 m... more

Salt columns

Salt columns

Drawing shows two large columns of salt in a church or cave, perhaps in Norway. Bayard Taylor traveled through Norway and Scandinavia in 1856 and 1857, after the death of his first wife.

Route of a proposed railroad from Powelton, West Philada. to the Philada; gas works and thence to the river Delaware; surveyed by the engineer of the Pennsylva Rail Road Co.

Route of a proposed railroad from Powelton, West Philada. to the Phila...

Outline map of Philadelphia and vicinity showing different railroad lines and depots. Below "Line E" on the map is the following statement. "Surveyed by Edw. H. Saunders, Nov. 1856." Scale ca. 1:35,000. LC Rail... more