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

[Blacksmith shoeing a horse while a man with large sword slays a snake...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Ruralia commoda. [Augsburg] : Johann Schüssler, ca. 16 Feb. (XIIII Kal. Mart.) 1471. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / ... more

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

[Indians pouring molten gold into mouth of bound Spaniard; corpse bein...

Illus. in: Girolamo Benzoni, La Historia del Mondo Nuovo, p. 50 (Venetia, 1572). Reference copy may be in SSF - CANNIBALISM. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: I... more

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

[Man holding sword and head of decapitated, dismembered body in backgr...

Illus. in: Salomen, Areum Velvis...1599 p. 40 of part II. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Death; Executions; Incemabula.

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

Two semi-nude Indian women with babies on their backs. In the backgrou...

Illus. in: Theodore de Bry, America, part I (Frankfurt, 1600), Plate X. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[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)]

[Native American burial or memorial ceremony with man standing by shel...

Illus. in: Voyages et descouvertures faites en la Nouvelle France, depuis l'année 1615 ... / Samuel de Champlain. Paris : C. Collet, 1619, leaf 110 recto.

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

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

Engraving on full page of text. Illus. in: Historie Naturael en Morael van de Westersche Indien (Amsterdam, 1624). Reference copy may be in SSF - Indians of Mexico Misc. This record contains unverified, old dat... more

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

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

Illus. opposite p. 10. Illus. in: Bontekoe, Willem Ysbrandsz. Ovrnael ofte gedenckwaerdige beschrijvinghe vande Oost-Indische reyse..., Hoorn : Ghedruckt by I. Willemsz, 1646. "no. 3" upper right corner. This r... more

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

[Allegorical scene during Second Punic war, showing Roman galleys in b...

Reference copy in LOT 4613. Illus. in: The Second Punick war between Hannibal, and the Romanes. London, 1661.

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

[A residential compound with fence and outbuildings near grove of tree...

Title devised by Library staff. Chinese script and two chops in upper left corner.

[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]

[A small house or teahouse in a grove of trees and near a small bridge...

Title devised by Library staff. Chinese script and two chops in upper right corner.

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

[Akaki kinran (gold brocade with red background)] [Shiro aya (white tw...

Drawings show stylized patterned designs for kimonos. Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: David Murray co... more

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

[Kara nishiki (Chinese brocade) with red background] [Kinran (gold bro...

Drawings show stylized floral designs for kimonos. Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Japanese prints an... more

[Nishike brocade with paulownia arabesque, with red background]

[Nishike brocade with paulownia arabesque, with red background]

Drawing shows bright floral, leaf, and vine designs for kimonos. Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Davi... more

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

[Nishiki brocade with cherry blossoms and wave designs on red backgrou...

Drawing shows stylized flower (cherry blossom) designs for kimonos. Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: J... more

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

[Frontis., John Bunyan, head and shoulders portrait, sleeping - in bac...

Engraving by Sturt. Illus. in: John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, frontis. Reference copy may be in LOT 4443. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: PI; Shelf.

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

[Cartouche showing a Native woman, representing America, nursing infan...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: L'Amérique septentrionale, ou se remarquent les États Unis. / par M. Brion de la Tour, ingénieur-géographe du roi. Paris : Chez Esnauts et Rapilly, 1783. Published in:... more

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

In the background is Admiral Rodney's engagement with Count de Grasse ...

Title from item. Caption continues: Washington & Rochambeau's advantage over the English army, shews the injustice, fate & uncertainty of war. The glorious rays from providence over Rodney's fleet bring peace a... more

[Bamboo shoot with plant growing in the background]

[Bamboo shoot with plant growing in the background]

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Mrs. David Murray; 1909. Forms part of: David Murray collection. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Kabocha squash with plant growing in the background]

[Kabocha squash with plant growing in the background]

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Mrs. David Murray; 1909. Forms part of: David Murray collection. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Watermelon with plant growing in the background]

[Watermelon with plant growing in the background]

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Mrs. David Murray; 1909. Forms part of: David Murray collection. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Parsnips or carrots with plant growing in the background]

[Parsnips or carrots with plant growing in the background]

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Mrs. David Murray; 1909. Forms part of: David Murray collection. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Scallions with plant growing in the background]

[Scallions with plant growing in the background]

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Mrs. David Murray; 1909. Forms part of: David Murray collection. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Satoimo taro potato with plant growing in the background]

[Satoimo taro potato with plant growing in the background]

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Mrs. David Murray; 1909. Forms part of: David Murray collection. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

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

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

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Mrs. David Murray; 1909. Forms part of: David Murray collection. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[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]

[Kyōgen play with four characters, two wear hats, one possibly portray...

Drawing shows an actor on the left, wearing a hat, approaching three actors, one also wearing a hat, sitting on the right.

[Daikon radish with plant growing in the background]

[Daikon radish with plant growing in the background]

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Mrs. David Murray; 1909. Forms part of: David Murray collection. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Eggplants with plant growing in the background]

[Eggplants with plant growing in the background]

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Mrs. David Murray; 1909. Forms part of: David Murray collection. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

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

[Pale green squash with white flesh and many seeds, with plant vines g...

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Mrs. David Murray; 1909. Forms part of: David Murray collection. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Delicata squash with plant vines growing in the background]

[Delicata squash with plant vines growing in the background]

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Mrs. David Murray; 1909. Forms part of: David Murray collection. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Red peppers with plant growing in the background]

[Red peppers with plant growing in the background]

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Mrs. David Murray; 1909. Forms part of: David Murray collection. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Horseracing at steeplechase, spectators in background]

[Horseracing at steeplechase, spectators in background]

Sketch shows horses and riders racing across a field, one horse has fallen and the rider is standing next to it; spectators stand among trees in the background on the upper right. Title devised by Library staff... more

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

[A tree trunk with branch and leaves in the foreground, with view of M...

Title devised by Library staff. Attributed to a group of drawings, formerly bound, referred to as the "Hokusai School sketchbook." Many of the drawings have a small tab of similar paper attached at a later date... more

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

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

Title devised by Library staff. Attributed to a group of drawings, formerly bound, referred to as the "Hokusai School sketchbook." Many of the drawings have a small tab of similar paper attached at a later date... more

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

[R. McGill, full-length portrait, seated in chair, facing front, with ...

Photographer unidentified. Was part of LOT 8554. Case: similar to Rinhart 123. Accompanying hand-written note: R... McGill born in Baltimore, died at Cape Palmas. One of the original trustees of Hall Free Scho... more

[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]

[Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart, full-length portrait, standing slightly...

Whig Congressman from Virginia, 1841-1843; Secretary of the Interior, 1850-1853. Scratched on face of plate: 185; Stuart. Scratched on back of plate: 279. Slightly trimmed. Identification from engraving by A.H.... more

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

[Full-length portrait of a man holding top hat and cane, standing besi...

Title devised by Library staff. In album: Portraits of rulers, politicians ... relating to the reign of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, p. 26, lower right.

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

[2 American beaver in foreground, with 2 more in background, in natura...

Lithograph by J.T. Bowen after drawing by J.J. Audubon. Illus. in: Audubon, Quadrupeds of N. America, plate XLVI. Reference copy may be in LOT 4707A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.... more

[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]

[Interior view of the Crystal Palace during the Great Industrial Exhib...

Title devised by Library staff. Inscribed in ink on lower right margin : "420063". Transfer; Smithsonian Institution; (DLC/PP-1942:063) Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).

[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]

[Officer of the 57th Regiment sitting with a sword across his lap at o...

Title devised by library staff. "249" and "283" written in pencil on verso. Purchase; Frances M. Fenton; 1944.

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

Monument of Andrew Jackson in LaFayette Square (Dr. Pyne's church in t...

Photograph shows men standing near memorial in park with St. John's Church in the background. Title from item. Blind stamp on mount: Reynolds's Bristolboard. Attributed to Walker based on date, subject matter, ... more

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

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

Photograph shows two men and a horse at stables adjacent to White House. Title from item. Blind stamp on mount: Reynolds's Bristolboard. Attributed to Walker based on date, subject matter, and size of print. Pu... more

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

Small northern canoe, Vancouver Island - douglas firs in the backgroun...

Photograph shows two men standing at the ends of a small canoe on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 6]. ... more

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

[Dancers or acrobats with cymbals tumbling, with marchers in the backg...

Title devised by Library staff. Reference copy in LOT 5090, no. 39. Purchase; G.V. Yudin; 1906. Forms part of: Yudin Collection (Library of Congress).

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

[Unidentified group of three men, full-length portrait, two seated, on...

On verso: J.W. Hurn, 1319 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. In album: [U.S. army officers and other persons of the Civil War period / John White Geary, comp. 1861-1865], no. 101, surrogate p. 26 (upper left). Surr... more

[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]

[Street scene, possibly outside a temple, with adults and children, so...

Title devised by Library staff. Reference copy in LOT 5090, no. 190. Purchase; G.V. Yudin; 1906. Forms part of: Yudin Collection (Library of Congress).

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

[Chinese market day bazaar, with a performance taking place on a stage...

Title devised by Library staff. Reference copy in LOT 5090, no. 276. Purchase; G.V. Yudin; 1906. Forms part of: Yudin Collection (Library of Congress).

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

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

Title devised by library staff. No. 161. Possibly taken by Tancrède R. Dumas.

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

[Unidentified city or town, aerial view, with mountains in the backgro...

Gift; Fred Lockley. Title devised by Library staff.

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

[Farm buildings with courtyard and animals, and two figures standing o...

Title devised by Library staff. Reference copy in LOT 5090, no. 229. Purchase; G.V. Yudin; 1906. Forms part of: Yudin Collection (Library of Congress).

[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]

[Three women and a man in western attire, seated on camels, several lo...

Title devised by library staff. on verso mount: ?Democh family of D.C. or ?Francis G. Childs family of D.C.

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

[Mounted guns and ammunition around the perimeter of a fort, and tents...

No. B621. Title devised by library staff. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

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

Antietam Cemetery in foreground, South Mountain in background - gap sh...

No. 5078. Title from item. Mounted with 5 other photographs with general caption: Battlefield of Antietam. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

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

[Fort Burnham, formerly Confederate Fort Harrison, James River, Virgin...

Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). No. 2562.

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

[Group of five officers outside a tent with a man sitting on a horse i...

Title devised by library staff. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

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

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

Title devised by library staff. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

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

[Wagon parked near a telegraph pole in foreground with a camp in the b...

Title devised by Library staff. Hand written on verso: "Pony mtn. in distance". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

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

[David Potts in Union cavalry uniform, with revolver, in front of pain...

Photograph shows young partially-identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; leaf border design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is ... more

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

[Major-General Joseph Hooker, full-length portrait, seated on horse, f...

Title devised by Library staff. Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year 1862 by M.B. Brady, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia. Exhibited: "With Malice Toward ... more

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

[Civil War envelope showing woman pouring a drink for a wounded soldie...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Miss Fidlia Corwin, Newark, Wayne Co., New York; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of ... more

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

Confederate naval battery at Yorktown, Va.; Nelson Church hospital (in...

Photo from Brady Collection. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: CW Churches Virginia; Civil War, 1861-1865 Batteries Water battery; Shelf.

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

Battle-field of Gettysburg. Temporary entrenchments thrown up by the F...

Title from item. No. 968. Illus. in: E468.7 .G2, Gardner's photographic sketch book of the war / Alexander Gardner. Washington, D.C. : Philp & Solomons, [c1866], v. 1, no. 38. Hand written on verso: Miller, vo... more

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

[Three horse-drawn covered wagons in the foreground. Soldiers marchin...

Title devised by Library staff. Copyright 1863 by Alexander Gardner. Forms part of: Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

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

[Another view of iceberg or ice formation with hole at center, off the...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in album: Photographs of arctic ice / William Bradford, [plate 13] Typewritten text in album lists photographers as J.L. Dunmore and G.P. Critcherson, but William H. Pierc... more

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

[Chunks of drift ice in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Labrador,...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in album: Photographs of arctic ice / William Bradford, [plate 31] Typewritten text in album lists photographers as J.L. Dunmore and G.P. Critcherson, but William H. Pierc... more

Soldiers bathing, North Anna River, Va.--ruins of railroad bridge in background
[Soldiers herding cattle and pigs with Union army supply wagons in background]

[Soldiers herding cattle and pigs with Union army supply wagons in bac...

Drawn and published by Adalbert Volck. Illus. in: V. Blada's war sketches. London [i.e. Baltimore], 1864, pl. 33.

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

[Another view of iceberg or ice formation with hole at center, off the...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in album: Photographs of arctic ice / William Bradford, [plate 11] Typewritten text in album lists photographers as J.L. Dunmore and G.P. Critcherson, but William H. Pierc... more

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

[The Benjamin S. Wright, a schooner, navigating through ice at Square ...

Title devised by Library staff (Source: The Labrador Coast by Alpheus Spring Packard). Illus. in album: Photographs of arctic ice / William Bradford, [plate 4] Typewritten text in album lists photographers as J... more

[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 Labrad...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in album: Photographs of arctic ice / William Bradford, [plate 10] Typewritten text in album lists photographers as J.L. Dunmore and G.P. Critcherson, but William H. Pierc... more

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

Wagon teams parked on the Plaza with Court House in background, from t...

The Library holds only one photo from a pair published as a stereographic view. Gems of California scenery, no. 1030. LOT subdivision subject: Stockton. This record contains unverified old data from caption card.

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

Branding cattle on the prairies of Texas - mirage in the background / ...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, published 1867 June 29, p. 232. Date on image printed as June 25, 1867.

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

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

Photograph shows bird's-eye view of Salt Lake City, Utah, with the Wasatch Mountains in the background. Title from item. Illus. in: Sun pictures of Rocky Mountain scenery, with a description of the geographical... more

"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]

"All Hail and Farewell to the Pacific Railroad." Wendell Phillips [In...

Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, v. 13, (1869 July 10), p. 436. Ref. copy in [SSF(Gr)?] Indians cartoons. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Caption card tracings: Cartoons; West; Indians; ... more

[Dominican Republic, 1871]: The embarkadero, or wharf of Santo Domingo City, showing the Columbus Tree in the background

[Dominican Republic, 1871]: The embarkadero, or wharf of Santo Domingo...

Photo reproduction of watercolor. Watercolor by James E. Taylor. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Washing; Transportation; Trees; Markets; Wharves; Navy, U.S.;... more

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