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[A man operating a lathe with fixed cutting tool driven by the action of weights; here the machine is cutting screw threads in wood]

[A man operating a lathe with fixed cutting tool driven by the action ...

Title from item. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Theatrvm instrvmentorvm et machinarum / Jacques Besson. Lvgdvni : Apud B. Vincentium, 1578. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of W... More

[Complex machine using water-wheel, bellows, and turbine action]

[Complex machine using water-wheel, bellows, and turbine action]

Engraving by Agostino Ramelli. Illus. in: Le diverse et artificiose machine, Paris, 1588. Reference copy may be in LOT 7007. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

An address to the inhabitants of Boston, (particularly to the thoughtless youth) occasioned by the execution of Levi Ames. Who so early in life, as not 22 years of age, must quit the stage of action in this awful manner. He was tried for burglar

An address to the inhabitants of Boston, (particularly to the thoughtl...

Positive Photostat.; Verse.; Not in Evans.; Ames, Levi. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Epheme... More

To the respectable body of gentlemen nominated by the publick voice as a committee, for managing the affairs of the inhabitants of this City, in the present exigency of our publick concerns. [Protesting against the action of another committee fr

To the respectable body of gentlemen nominated by the publick voice as...

Imprint 3.; Title.; On verso: S; Sept 30, 1774. 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 1... More

A sketch of the action between the British forces and the American provincials, on the heights of the peninsula of Charlestown, the 17th of June 1775.

A sketch of the action between the British forces and the American pro...

Scale ca. 1:13,800. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Indexed for points of military interest. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-178... More

Plan of the action which happen'd 17th. June 1775, at Charles Town, N. America.

Plan of the action which happen'd 17th. June 1775, at Charles Town, N....

Scale ca. 1:8,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Relief shown by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 908 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster i... More

Headquarters, Cambridge. November 1775. The generals flatter themselves that the new establishment of the army will be not less agreeable to the men in general, than it is calculated for action and economy; that they shall find in them the same

Headquarters, Cambridge. November 1775. The generals flatter themselve...

Positive Photostat.; Not in Evans.; Not in Ford.; Stamped on verso: 504. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera... More

A plan of the action at Bunkers-Hill, on the 17th. of June, 1775, between His Majesty's troops under the command of Major General Howe, and the rebel forces,

A plan of the action at Bunkers-Hill, on the 17th. of June, 1775, betw...

Scale ca. 1:4,800. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. An engraved map, with change of title, appears in Stedman's History of the origin, process, and termination of the American War. London, 1794. A copy o... More

Head-Quarters, Cambridge, November 1775. The generals flatter themselves that the new establishment of the army will not be less agreeable to the men in general, than it is calculated for action and economy … [An address to the soldiers.] [Cambr

Head-Quarters, Cambridge, November 1775. The generals flatter themselv...

Ford 1835.; Evans 14556.; Stamped on verso: 504. 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 3... More

Thomas Jefferson, June-July 1776, Map of Action at Gwyn's Island, Chesapeake Bay
[Plan of the encampment and position of the army under His Excelly. Lt. General Burgoyne at Bræmus Heights on Hudson's River near Stillwater on the 20th Septr. with the position of the detachment &c. in the action of the 7th of Octobr. & the position of the army on the 8th Octr. 1777.

[Plan of the encampment and position of the army under His Excelly. Lt...

Scale ca. 1:14,400. Title from engraved map published by William Faden, 1780. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the bottom. Relief shown by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-... More

"Sketch of the action at Osburn's, April 27, 1781"

"Sketch of the action at Osburn's, April 27, 1781"

Battle on James River. Original drawing by John Graves Simcoe. Illus. in: John Graves Simcoe, A Journal of the Operations of the Queens Ranger, 1787. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.... More

Bold Dighton. Being the account of an action fought off Guadaloupe, in 1805, where ninety-five Americans and near three hundred Britons made their escape from the prison at that place [180-?].

Bold Dighton. Being the account of an action fought off Guadaloupe, in...

Imprint 1.; Verse. 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 48, Folder 24.

Capture of Washington [Cut] On Wednesday, August 24, there was a severe action at Bladensburgh, six miles from the Capitol. "Baltimore has acquired immortal honor by the brave resistance of Commodore Barney, his sailors and the bold volunteers."

Capture of Washington [Cut] On Wednesday, August 24, there was a sever...

Positive Photostat.; Verse.; War of 1812- Ballads. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Co... More

Bloody battle near Niagara [Cut] The United States' army, commanded by Major Jacob Brown, victorious over the British forces, under the command of Major General Riall; "The action commenced on the 25th July, at 5 o'clock P.M. and continued witho

Bloody battle near Niagara [Cut] The United States' army, commanded by...

Verse.; Imprint 3.; War of 1812 odes. 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 50, Folder 11.

Sketch of the action fought near Bladensberg [i.e. Bladensburg], August 24th, 1814 /

Sketch of the action fought near Bladensberg [i.e. Bladensburg], Augus...

Oriented with north to the right. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Imperfect: Tears, stains, mounted on cloth.

Peter Francisco's gallant action with nine of Tarleton's cavalry in sight of a troop of four hundred men

Peter Francisco's gallant action with nine of Tarleton's cavalry in si...

Print shows Peter Francisco, with sword raised, assaulting a British soldier on horseback, another soldier lies at his feet, dead or wounded, and seven other dragoons flee on foot toward Lieutenant-General Tarl... More

Friends of the Constitution! To the polls! Two days yet remain for action ... [1841].

Friends of the Constitution! To the polls! Two days yet remain for act...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 169, Folder 8. Copy scanned: 2

A N.W.b.N. view of Charles Town from on board the Bristol ... taken in Five Fathom Hole the day after the attack upon Fort Sulivan by the Commodore & his squadron, which action continued 9 hours & 40 minutes / engrav'd ... by Wm. Faden.

A N.W.b.N. view of Charles Town from on board the Bristol ... taken in...

Print shows Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, with the British fleet in the foreground, at the time of the assault on Fort Sullivan, with the city of Charleston visible in the background; prominent features id... More

Plan of state action. Messrs. Editors. The enclosed document was drawn up by a distinguished citizen of south Carolina, no longer engaged in public affairs, for the use of a member elect of the State convention called at the last session of the

Plan of state action. Messrs. Editors. The enclosed document was drawn...

Secession - S. C. 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 173, Folder 1.

Action between the Constitution and the Guerriere / Chapin ; Rogers.

Action between the Constitution and the Guerriere / Chapin ; Rogers.

Print shows HMS Guerriere without masts in the aftermath of battle with the USS Constitution. Title from item.

Naval action between the U.S. Sloop SARATOGA and two Mexican steamers

Naval action between the U.S. Sloop SARATOGA and two Mexican steamers

MIRAMON and MARQUEZ, off Vera Cruz, 6 March 1860. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, vol. 4 (1860 March 31), p. 204. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Naval battles; M... More

Platform of the Friends of United Southern action ... New Orleans, Dec. 27, 1860.

Platform of the Friends of United Southern action ... New Orleans, Dec...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 5 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 24, Folder 26. Copy scanned: 1

Map of the action at Drainsville, Va., December 20th 1861 : U.S. forces commanded by Brig Gen. E.O.C. Ord. /

Map of the action at Drainsville, Va., December 20th 1861 : U.S. force...

Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 534 Shows troop positions and unit numbers, houses, roads, vegetation, and drainage. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Lib... More

Map[s] exhibiting part of the operations of the Army of Virginia under the command of Major General John Pope. Battlefield of Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9th 1862. The positions of the troops on the night of Aug. 27th and at sunset Aug. 28th 1862, and the battlefield of Manassas, Va. at the close of the action on the 29th of Aug. 1862

Map[s] exhibiting part of the operations of the Army of Virginia under...

Various scales. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 577 Maps from "Report of Maj. Gen. John Pope to the Committee on the Conduct of the War." Each map gives troop positions, roads, railroads, towns, drainage, and reli... More

Some colors and prisoners taken by French : [map of action around Washington Heights, Sharpsburg, Md.].

Some colors and prisoners taken by French : [map of action around Wash...

Shows the location of troops just outside of Sharpsburg, Md., during the battle of Antietam. Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces. NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photoco... More

The Army telegraph - setting up the wire during an action The Army telegraph - the operator at work / / sketched by Mr. A.R. Waud.  A signal station at night / sketched Mr. Theodore R. Davis.

The Army telegraph - setting up the wire during an action The Army tel...

3 illustrations in: Harper's weekly, 1863 Jan. 24, p. 53.

Artillery going into action on south bank of Rappahannock, May 2, 1863

Artillery going into action on south bank of Rappahannock, May 2, 1863

No. B585. Title from item. See also: LOT 4336, no. 10, "First Connecticut battery, near Fredericksburgh, May 2, 1863," photographed by Andrew J. Russell. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Battery D, 2d (i.e. 5th?) U.S. Artillery, going into action on south side of Rappahannock River below Fredericksburg, Va., June 4, 1863

Battery D, 2d (i.e. 5th?) U.S. Artillery, going into action on south s...

No. 4212. Title from item. Caption on verso from Gardner's photographic sketchbook of the war: "Battery D, Second United States Artillery". Illus. in: E468.7 .G2, Gardner's photographic sketch book of the war ... More

Ft. Brady, James River, Va. View showing battery ready for action

Ft. Brady, James River, Va. View showing battery ready for action

Stereograph showing Union soldiers from Company C, 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery standing in a battery of Parrott guns at Fort Brady, Virginia.

Plan of action at Devaux Neck South Carolina. December 9th 1864.

Plan of action at Devaux Neck South Carolina. December 9th 1864.

Devaux Neck is a peninsula formed by the Tulfinney and Coosawatchie rivers as they branch off the Broad River. The peninsula is crossed by the Charleston and Savannah Railroad. This map, in closer detail than... More

Battlefield of Manassas, Va. close of the action August 29th, 1862

Battlefield of Manassas, Va. close of the action August 29th, 1862

Scale 1:25,344 ("2 1/2 inches to one mile"). LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 573.5 From U.S. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. Supplemental report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the wa... More

The Chicago Union Veteran club. Address of the committee on political action to the soldiers and sailors of Cook County ... Henry F. Hawkes, Chairman. [1879].

The Chicago Union Veteran club. Address of the committee on political ...

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 18, Folder 24.

Appeal to the American people. The President having signed the Treaty of the Geneva conference and the Senate having on the 16th instant, ratified the President's action, the American association of the Red Cross, organized under provisions of s

Appeal to the American people. The President having signed the Treaty ...

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 207, Folder 11.

Old Faithful in action

Old Faithful in action

Title from item. In album: Journey through the Yellowstone National Park and Northwestern Wyoming, 1883 : photographs of party and scenery along the route traveled and copies of the Associated Press dispatches ... More

Rebel prison experience, by H. Boaze, late sergeant Co. E. 44th Indian Vol. Inf. Taken in action at Stone River, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1862. Old Libby. Neenah, Wis. Blair & Huie, printers [c. 1891].

Rebel prison experience, by H. Boaze, late sergeant Co. E. 44th Indian...

Title.; Verse.; On verso, copy 1and 2: {stamp} MAR 8 1922. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ep... More

Buffalo Fire Department in action /

Buffalo Fire Department in action /

"Another of those stirring fire scenes which have proved so popular. There are ten pieces of apparatus in the picture. Every piece fully manned is under full headway, and is shown almost head-on to the beholder... More

Philippine Islands: A hot time on the firing line - the famous Twentieth Kansas in action

Philippine Islands: A hot time on the firing line - the famous Twentie...

Stereo published by Strohmeyer & Wyman. Stereo copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

A Kansas wheat field, Harvester Combine in action

A Kansas wheat field, Harvester Combine in action

Photograph shows man operating a Caterpillar wheat harvesting machine in field; another man packs grain in cart pouring from chute. Title from item.

Fireboat "New Yorker" in action /

Fireboat "New Yorker" in action /

A demonstration by the famous fireboat "New Yorker." The picture shows the fireboat with all its nozzles spurting water as it goes back and forth in front of the camera. Put in service on February 1, 1891 as En... More

Artillery in action, Battle of Modder River, Boer War exhibit, Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Artillery in action, Battle of Modder River, Boer War exhibit, Louisia...

H 55040 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 145. Title from item.

Our prominent political orators in action. The efforts of these men will anchor the floating vote, make converts and win the election

Our prominent political orators in action. The efforts of these men wi...

Photograph shows 18 portraits of prominent orators (politicians and businessmen) superimposed over an audience comprised of men. H115? U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright 1908 by Clinedinst, Wash., D.C.

Hiram W. Johnson, in action

Hiram W. Johnson, in action

Hiram Johnson, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, with fists raised. National Photo Company Collection. Copyright by Keystone View Co.

Quarterdeck of DREADNOUGHT cleared for action

Quarterdeck of DREADNOUGHT cleared for action

Photograph shows the H.M.S. Dreadnought. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Grand Geyser in action, 200 feet high, Upper Basin, Y.N.P.

Grand Geyser in action, 200 feet high, Upper Basin, Y.N.P.

Yellowstone National Park. J175570 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 31.

In action - Mexican War

In action - Mexican War

Men with machine guns. J167713 U.S. Copyright Office No. 15. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Action Mexican War.

Action Mexican War.

Photograph showing man with cannon.

American and English polo team in action

American and English polo team in action

Polo players on horseback. J184185 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood. No. U-153552.

Mrs. Juliet Barrett Rublee, Grand Marshal of the procession organized by the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage which on May 9th, 1914 marched to the Capitol to present resolutions gathered in all parts of the United States calling on Congress to take favorable action on the National Woman Suffrage Amendment.

Mrs. Juliet Barrett Rublee, Grand Marshal of the procession organized ...

Title transcribed from item. Summary: Postcard image of Juliet Rublee astride a horse with crowd of people in background.

A British heavy gun in action

A British heavy gun in action

Photograph shows British soldiers preparing artillery shells and manning a large artillery piece. Printed on front: Official photograph; Crown copyright reserved; Daily Mail War Pictures, 36. In collection: Bri... More

French A/A gun crew in action on Salonika front

French A/A gun crew in action on Salonika front

Title and other information transcribed from unverified, old caption card data and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card tracings: Shelf. Balkans. World War, 1914-1918.

The Worcesters going into action

The Worcesters going into action

Photograph shows British troops marching and waving their helmets in greeting. Printed on front: Official photograph; Crown copyright reserved; Daily Mail War Pictures, 33. Title from item. In collection: Brit... More

German field gun in action

German field gun in action

German soldiers firing field gun during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

Austrian 10cm. guns in action

Austrian 10cm. guns in action

Photograph shows Austrian soldiers with guns during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

[Mexican War, 1914: Federal artillery in action in six-day Ojinaga siege]

[Mexican War, 1914: Federal artillery in action in six-day Ojinaga sie...

J188979 U.S. Copyright Office This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Mexico History 1914; BI; Artillery; Burros.

Scene from George Kleine's "European armies in action" A German field battery in action.

Scene from George Kleine's "European armies in action" A German field ...

Photograph showing German soldiers firing cannons. J195901 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item.

Austrian 15 cm. gun in action

Austrian 15 cm. gun in action

Photograph shows an Austrian army gun, probably during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

Cadets N.M.M.I. Ready for action

Cadets N.M.M.I. Ready for action

Photograph shows the cadets at the New Mexico Military Institute. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2014)

Austrian Skoda mo[r]tar in action

Austrian Skoda mo[r]tar in action

Photograph shows soldiers covering ears as howitzer fires. J208283 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item.

[National Woman's Party members meet in Colorado Springs for a conference to decide a course of action during the 1916 presidential election campaign.] Aug. 10--11 to 15, 1916.  Left to right: Mrs. Hetty Wallis, Texas, Advisory Council, Harriot Stanton Blatch, N.Y., Florence Bayard Hilles, Del., Bertha Fowler, Colorado, Anne Martin, Nevada, Mrs. William Kent, California.  Colorado Springs Conference 1916.

[National Woman's Party members meet in Colorado Springs for a confere...

Title transcribed from item, with additional information derived by Library of Congress staff. Summary: Group of six National Woman's Party members posing together outside. Left to right: Mrs. Hetty Wallis, Tex... More

British "tank" in action

British "tank" in action

Photograph shows one of William Ivor Castle's early photographs of a British tank during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2014 and Imperial War Museum and the Library and Archives Canada)

Borrow and buy The time for argument has passed--The time for action has arrived.

Borrow and buy The time for argument has passed--The time for action h...

Poster is a facsimile of page 7 of The Evening Post: New York, Saturday, October 20, 1917, a full-page advertisement encouraging borrowing to buy government bonds.

To all employees: a call to action! / H[erber]t Paus del.

To all employees: a call to action! / H[erber]t Paus del.

Liberty, bearing a shield and wrapped in the American flag, takes a sword from a figure labeled "Labor."

Marine Corps week June 10 to 16--Join the U.S. Marines The soldiers that go to sea--Where there's action.

Marine Corps week June 10 to 16--Join the U.S. Marines The soldiers th...

Poster showing a marine at attention and a small scene of marines on the deck of a battleship. Enlist at 24 East 23d Street, New York. Forms part of: Willard and Dorothy Straight Collection.

For action enlist in the Air Service / Otho Cushing, Capt. A.S.U.S.A.

For action enlist in the Air Service / Otho Cushing, Capt. A.S.U.S.A.

U.S. Army Air Service recruiting poster showing man cranking on airplane propeller.

One of the American "tanks" going into action. The officer in charge of the tank is Charles Denma of Brooklyn. The motive power is furnished by George Roberts, son of hosptial staff, also a Brooklyn man. Denmar is carrying a captured German gun. 40 of these "tanks" preceded the infantry in to action

One of the American "tanks" going into action. The officer in charge o...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC. Commission to England. Group title: Recreation, England. Data: Potomac, Mt, ... More

Officers of the National Woman's Party who will direct the Woman's Liberty Drive which opens on Thanksgiving Day to raise funds to complete the ratification of the federal suffrage amendment. When the drive opens 20 states will have ratified, 19 have already taken favorable action, and a special session has been called in North Dakota for November 25. 16 states are still needed for the adoption of the amendment. These must be secured, according to suffrage leaders, by the first of March in order to enable women of the country to register in the primaries of all states. The Woman's Liberty Drive will be conducted in states which have already ratified the amendment and the funds will be used in campaigns to persuade reluctant governors to call special sessions of their state legislatures. "If special sessions were called a majority in enough of the legislatures is pledged to complete ratification tomorrow," Alice Paul, chairman of the National Woman's Party and Commander-in-Chief of the drive, stated today. Left to right - top row: Mrs. Agnes Morey of Brookline, Massachusetts chairman of Woman's Party. Mrs. Abby Scott Baker of Washington, political chairman, directing drive in New York state. Mrs. Lawrence Lewis of Philadelphia, finance chairman, touring all campaign states. Center: Mrs. O.H. P. Belmont, New York state chairman. Lower row: Mrs. Clara Snell Wolfe of Texas, directing drive in S.W. Mrs. Nelson Whittemore, Detroit, in charge of Michigan drive, state chairman. Mrs. Genevieve Allen, San Francisco, California chairman.

Officers of the National Woman's Party who will direct the Woman's Lib...

Title transcribed from item. Summary: Group of seven portraits of National Woman's Party officers. On verso: Left to right - top row: Mrs. Agnes Morey, Mrs. Abby Scott Baker, Dora Lewis. Center: Alva Belmont. L... More

Adventure and action Enlist in the field artillery, U.S. Army / / Harry S. Mueller, Major Infantry.

Adventure and action Enlist in the field artillery, U.S. Army / / Harr...

U.S. Army recruiting poster showing a soldiers on horseback with team of horses pulling artillery. A.G.O.R.S. no. 212, 12-8-19.

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