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The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor of scurrility

The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor...

Cartoon shows the old courthouse in Philadelphia during the October 1, 1764 election where a line of men wait at the steps on the right to enter the courthouse and cast their votes; in the foreground, many men,... more

[Franklin-Folger chart of the Gulf Stream].

[Franklin-Folger chart of the Gulf Stream].

Shows the Gulf Stream. Publication authorized by Benjamin Franklin and Timothy Folger. Gulf Stream information overprinted on: A new and exact chart of Mr. E. Wrights projection, rut. Mercators chart, con. ye s... more

[Diagrams of various electrical phenomena and title page of Experiments and observations on electricity]

[Diagrams of various electrical phenomena and title page of Experiment...

Frontispiece and title page in: Experiments and observations of electricity / Benjamin Franklin. London : Printed for F. Newbery, 1774. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C... more

Dr. Franklin

Dr. Franklin

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, three-quarter length portrait, seated at desk, looking to his right at an electrical device, in his left hand are papers upon which he is taking notes, and visible through a windo... more

Le tombeau de Voltaire / L.V. inv. ; C.M. sculp.

Le tombeau de Voltaire / L.V. inv. ; C.M. sculp.

Print shows the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America personified, respectively, as d'Alembert, Catherine II, Prince Oronoco, and Benjamin Franklin; they are about to honor the tomb of Voltaire when t... more

Dr. Beniamin [i.e., Benjamin] Franklin gebohrn zu Boston den 17 Janü. 1706

Dr. Beniamin [i.e., Benjamin] Franklin gebohrn zu Boston den 17 Janü. ...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, wearing fur hat, holding book, in oval. Title from item. Illus. in: Geschichte der kriege in und ausser Europa / Christoph Heinrich Ko... more

Benjamin Franklin L.L.D. - envoy from the American Congress to the French Court

Benjamin Franklin L.L.D. - envoy from the American Congress to the Fre...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, three-quarter length portrait, seated at desk, facing right with left arm resting on arm of chair. Title from item. Illus. in: An impartial history of the war in America, between ... more

Benjamin Franklin - né à Boston dans la Nouvelle Angleterre, le 17 Janvier 1706 / Desrayes del ; le Beau scul.

Benjamin Franklin - né à Boston dans la Nouvelle Angleterre, le 17 Jan...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, wearing fur hat, without spectacles, facing left, in oval tied with a ribbon at top, on base in frame with title plate. Title from item. No. 1515. Ref... more

Benjamin Franklin L.L.D. F.R.S. - one of the American plenipotentiaries at the Court of France / Pollard sculp.

Benjamin Franklin L.L.D. F.R.S. - one of the American plenipotentiarie...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, without spectacles, wearing fur cap, in oval. Title from item. After a portrait by Cochin. Illus. in: An impartial history of the present... more

Benjamin Franklin, né à Boston le 17 janvier 1706 - eripuit cœlo fulmen sceptrum que tyrannis / peint par Madame Filleul ; gravé par Cahtelin, Graveur du Roi.

Benjamin Franklin, né à Boston le 17 janvier 1706 - eripuit cœlo fulme...

Benjamin Franklin, half-length portrait, seated at table, facing front; map and his spectacles are on the table.

B. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S. - ambassador from the Congress of America to the Court of France / J. Norman sc.

B. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S. - ambassador from the Congress of America t...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, left profile, in oval. Title from item. After the medal by the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres in 1778. Illus. in: An impartial history of the war in ... more

Benjamin Franklin / J. Pelicier sculp. 1782.

Benjamin Franklin / J. Pelicier sculp. 1782.

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, wearing fur collar, in oval draped with foliage on pedestal with books, map, eagles, storm clouds and lightning, and with "VIR" ... more

Experience du globe aerostatique du MM. Charles et Robert au Jardin des Thuileries le 1er decembre 1783

Experience du globe aerostatique du MM. Charles et Robert au Jardin de...

Print shows Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight. (... more

Globe aërostatique. Dédié à Monsieur Charles. Cette machine est representé ici s'élevant pour la seconde fois au milieu de la Praïrie de Nesle, ou il venoit de descendre, accompagné de Mr. Robert ... / Desrais, del. ; Denis, sculp.

Globe aërostatique. Dédié à Monsieur Charles. Cette machine est repres...

Jacques Alexandre César Charles departs Nesle, France after the landing of the first hydrogen balloon flight from Paris on December 1, 1783. Marie-Nöel Robert (on the ground at left), who accompanied Charles o... more

Exp[é]rience a[ë]rostatique faite Versailles le 19 sept. 1783

Exp[é]rience a[ë]rostatique faite Versailles le 19 sept. 1783

Vue d'optique shows the balloon launched by the Montgolfier brothers ascending from the Palace of Versailles, France, before the royal family, September 19, 1783. A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the only pa... more

Experience de la machine areostatique

Experience de la machine areostatique

Vue d'optique shows the Montgolfier brothers' balloon, "The Globe," ascending from Champ de Mars, Paris, France, August 27, 1783. Caption (French): Experience de la machine aréostatique de Mrs. de Montgolfier d... more

Dr. Franklin erhält, als Gesandter des Americanischen FreyStaats, seine erste Audienz in Frankreich, zu Versailles, am 20ten Märtz 1778 / D. Chodowiecki del. et sculp.

Dr. Franklin erhält, als Gesandter des Americanischen FreyStaats, sein...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin at the French court in Versailles, one of twelve scenes depicting the history of the American Revolution. Title from item. S. 121. [Plate] 8. Published in: The American Revolution ... more

Dr. Franklin - cœlis eripuit fulmen sceptrumque tyrannis / J. Norman sc.

Dr. Franklin - cœlis eripuit fulmen sceptrumque tyrannis / J. Norman s...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, wearing fur cap and spectacles.

1. General Washington 2. General Gates 3. Dr. Franklin 4. Präsid Laurens 5. Paul Jones / D. Berger sculp. 1784.

1. General Washington 2. General Gates 3. Dr. Franklin 4. Präsid Laure...

Print shows head-and-shoulders portraits of George Washington and Horatio Gates in right profile, Benjamin Franklin facing left, and Henry Laurens and John Paul Jones facing right. Title from item. Illus. in: A... more

A chart of the Gulf Stream /

A chart of the Gulf Stream /

Appears in the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 1786. Includes inset of North Atlantic and text in left margin "Remarks upon the navigation from Newfoundland to New-York, in order to avoid th... more

[Proclamation by the State of Pennsylvania offering reward for Daniel Shays and 3 othe rebellion ringleaders. Signed by Benjamin Franklin]

[Proclamation by the State of Pennsylvania offering reward for Daniel ...

Illus. in: Penna. Journal, May 19, 1787. p. 4. Ref. copy may be in E302.5.U6 (P&P Ref.). This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI; Penna. Hist; Shays Rebellion.

[Silhouette of George Washington and bust portrait of Benjamin Franklin]

[Silhouette of George Washington and bust portrait of Benjamin Frankli...

Print shows right profile head-and-shoulders portrait of George Washington in oval facing oval containing left profile bust portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The Columbia... more

B. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S. - born at Boston in New England, Jan. 6th 1706 - died at Philadelphia, April 17th 1790

B. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S. - born at Boston in New England, Jan. 6th 1...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, left profile, in oval over the epigram: Eripuit cælo fulmen; sceptrumque tyrannis. Title from item. Illus. in: The Massachusetts magazine, or, Monthly... more

Dr. Benjamin Franklin engrav'd by P.R. Maverick, 65 Liberty Street

Dr. Benjamin Franklin engrav'd by P.R. Maverick, 65 Liberty Street

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, wearing fur hat and spectacles, facing left, in oval tied with a ribbon at top and festooned with ivy. Title from item.

Dr. Benjamin Franklin / engrav'd by P.R. Maverick, 65 Liberty Street.

Dr. Benjamin Franklin / engrav'd by P.R. Maverick, 65 Liberty Street.

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, wearing fur hat and spectacles, facing left, in oval tied with a ribbon at top and festooned with ivy. Title from item. Published in: The American Rev... more

[Congress voting the Declaration of Independence]

[Congress voting the Declaration of Independence]

Print shows men gathered in the Assembly Room in the Pennsylvania State House (now called Independence Hall), Philadelphia. Completed figures include John Adams, Roger Sherman, James Wilson and Thomas Jefferson... more

Panoramic view of St. Petersburg, dedicated by permission to his Imperial Majesty Alexander 1st. by his much obliged humble servant J.A. Atkinson / drawn on the spot by J.A. Atkinson, from the observatory of the Academy of Sciences.

Panoramic view of St. Petersburg, dedicated by permission to his Imper...

Print showing panoramic view of St. Petersburg, including Academy of Arts, colleges, Cronstad (i.e., Kronshtadt), warehouses, and the Gottorp Globe. Title from item. Title also in French. Plate 3 of 4. Includes... more

The art of making money plenty in every man's pocket by Doctor Franklin. New York Published by P. Maverick, 1817

The art of making money plenty in every man's pocket by Doctor Frankli...

Imprint 3.; Title.; Franklin coll cards.; On verso: 397; 3. 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;... more

Highly important from Washington. Journal Office, ----- Extra. Saturday, April 23, 4 P.M. Resignation of the cabinet!! By the Benjamin Franklin, arrived this day we received the following important information, to wit - the resignation of the wh

Highly important from Washington. Journal Office, ----- Extra. Saturda...

Jackson, Andrew.; Resignation of the cabinet. 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 27, Folder 1.

The last card. Tip overthrown

The last card. Tip overthrown

A satire on the controversy surrounding charges of election fraud against New York State tobacco inspector James B. Glentworth and other Whigs during the election of 1838. The allegations were made two years l... more

The philosopher & his kite / H.S. Sadd sc.

The philosopher & his kite / H.S. Sadd sc.

Print shows Benjamin Franklin and his son William flying a kite during an electrical storm.

Loco Foco consternation or the orful kat-ass-trophe

Loco Foco consternation or the orful kat-ass-trophe

Another satire on the Glentworth scandal controversy, by the same artist as "The Last Card," "Evenhanded Justice," and "O. K." (nos. 1840-60, -62, and -63). Here the artist lampoons Democratic efforts to sensat... more

Franklin

Franklin

Print shows an embroidery pattern sheet showing Benjamin Franklin, full-length portrait, seated in a chair in an office or library, he holds a compass in his right hand and there is a large globe at his feet; w... more

The fox hunt

The fox hunt

Again Van Buren's flirtation with radical interests is portrayed as his downfall. As in "The Modern Colossus" (no. 1848-56) antislavery activist Abby Folsom (here "Abby Fulsome") is prominently featured. Here s... more

Barn-burners in a fix

Barn-burners in a fix

A satire on the Barnburners, a radical faction of New York State Democrats, led by John Van Buren, whose commitment to social and monetary reforms was likened to a farmer's burning his barn to rid it of rats. H... more

[Benjamin F. Wade, Senator from Ohio, Thirty-fifth Congress, half-length portrait]

[Benjamin F. Wade, Senator from Ohio, Thirty-fifth Congress, half-leng...

Illus. in: McClees' gallery of photographic portraits of the senators, representatives & delegates of the thirty-fifth Congress... Washington: McClees & Beck, [1859], page 191. Each item includes subject's orig... more

[Benjamin Butler]

[Benjamin Butler]

Three-quarter length profile portrait of Gen. Benjamin Butler. Title devised. Profile bust portrait, right margin, inscribed: McMarkin Chun [?] Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.582) Forms part of: Morg... more

[The Louisiana and Minnesota]

[The Louisiana and Minnesota]

Two broadside views. Titled devised. Inscribed vertically under rough sketch: Gunboat Louisiana, afterwards Butlers powder ship at Fort Fisher. Inscribed under second ship: Minnesota. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (D... more

[Three bust portraits, including Benjamin Butler]

[Three bust portraits, including Benjamin Butler]

Title devised. Formerly Waud no. B-104. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.868) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

["Grizzly" Adams, full-length portrait, walking with grizzly bear named Ben Franklin] / Eastman-Loomis, S.F. ; C. Nahl.

["Grizzly" Adams, full-length portrait, walking with grizzly bear name...

Reference copy in LOT 4433-C. Illus. in: The adventures of James Capen Adams, mountaineer and grizzly bear hunter, of California / San Francisco : Towne & Bacon, 1860, opp. p. 186.

[Views of ships and a mill]

[Views of ships and a mill]

Broadside views of five ships. Titled devised. Inscribed below images: Minnesota Mill in Newport News Va. Hunter Woodis. Flagship of Butler. Inscribed vertically in right margin: Flagship of Buttler [sic] Gift,... more

Gen. Butler's headquarters, Fraser's farm, north side of James River

Gen. Butler's headquarters, Fraser's farm, north side of James River

Row of log buildings. Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). No. 2559.

[Six bust sketches: Benjamin Butler and others]

[Six bust sketches: Benjamin Butler and others]

Title devised. See also Waud, no. 863a. Formerly Waud no. B-100a. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.864) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

The "contraband" schottische

The "contraband" schottische

A sheet music cover with a comic scene of escaping slaves, produced around the time of Union general Benjamin F. Butler's declaration of such fugitives as contraband of war. (See "The (Fort) Monroe Doctrine," n... more

[Civil War envelope showing fugitive slaves working as sappers and miners with General Benjamin Butler, bearing message "Contraband of war"]

[Civil War envelope showing fugitive slaves working as sappers and min...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Miss Nancy Corss, East Smithfield, Pa.; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). pp/liljmem

General Butler's Head Quarters, Chapin's farm

General Butler's Head Quarters, Chapin's farm

Farm buildings surrounded by tents and soldiers. Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). No. 2443.

The (Fort) Monroe Doctrine

The (Fort) Monroe Doctrine

On May 27, 1861, Benjamin Butler, commander of the Union army in Virginia and North Carolina, decreed that slaves who fled to Union lines were legitimate "contraband of war," and were not subject to return to t... more

Major General Benj. F. Butler

Major General Benj. F. Butler

No. B28. Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. 10, page 175". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

The old Union wagon

The old Union wagon

An ambivalent but essentially pro-Lincoln illustration appearing on a song by John Hogarth Lozier, dedicated to the composer's "Comrades the 37th Indiana Regiment and all who love Our Brave Soldier Boys." Linc... more

"Jeff wants to get away"

"Jeff wants to get away"

An illustrated sheet music cover for an anti-Confederate comic song. Confederate president Jefferson Davis stands on a bale of cotton and asks John C. Breckinridge, former U.S. Vice President and fellow secess... more

Political caricature. No. 3, The abolition catastrophe. Or the November smash-up

Political caricature. No. 3, The abolition catastrophe. Or the Novembe...

Lincoln's support of abolition is portrayed here as a liability in his race to the White House against Democratic candidate George B. McClellan. At top a smoothly run train "Union" heads straight for the White... more

Map of operations at Bermuda Hundred and Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, 10th May 1864

Map of operations at Bermuda Hundred and Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, 10t...

In this map Sneden attempts to show several engagements that took place between Butler's Army of the James and Beauregard's Confederates, May 6th through May 13th, 1864. He includes Port Walthall Junction, whe... more

Butlers Canal, Dutch Gap

Butlers Canal, Dutch Gap

Title inscribed below image. Formerly Waud no. C-65. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.992) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Another venomous attack on the Lincoln administration by the artist of "The Commander-in-Chief Conciliating the Soldier's Votes, no. 1864-31," and "The Sportsman Upset by the Recoil of His Own Gun," (no. 1864-3... more

Martin, Hon. Benjamin Franklin of W. Va.

Martin, Hon. Benjamin Franklin of W. Va.

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: 1059, 405 [crossed out], 30903 [crossed out], B.F. Martin, 405 [crossed out], Mert, Va, 1059. Credit line... more

Benjamin Franklin, Supt. P.N.D.A., Phila. Pa., 1873-1878 Formerly Chief of Detectives, Phila. Police Dept. / / W. L. Germon's Temple of Art, 914 Arch St., Philadelphia.

Benjamin Franklin, Supt. P.N.D.A., Phila. Pa., 1873-1878 Formerly Chie...

Photograph shows portrait of Pinkerton's National Detective Agency superintendant and former chief of detectives at the Philadelphia Police Department. Title from item. Forms part of: Visual material from the r... more

Marsh, Hon. Benjamin Franklin of Ill. enlisted in Regt. Ill. later Colonel 16th Ill. Volunteer Infantry

Marsh, Hon. Benjamin Franklin of Ill. enlisted in Regt. Ill. later Col...

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: 717, BF Marsh, Ill, 1083 [crossed out]. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congre... more

Jonas, Hon. Benjamin Franklin, Senator of Louisiana. Served in the Washington Artillery until 1863

Jonas, Hon. Benjamin Franklin, Senator of Louisiana. Served in the Was...

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: 1945, BF Jonas, Louisiana, 1945, 985 [crossed out], Sen Jonas, 260 [crossed out]. Credit line: Brady-Hand... more

Martin, Hon. Benjamin Franklin of W. Va

Martin, Hon. Benjamin Franklin of W. Va

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, inked on emulsion: 240; scratched into emulsion: 30903 [crossed out], B.F. Martin, 405 [crossed out], West Virginia, 578 [crossed ... more

Furankurin to kaminari no zu

Furankurin to kaminari no zu

Print shows a man (Benjamin Franklin) and a woman sitting at a table in a house during a thunderstorm as lightning strikes a length of chain extending from a tub of water on the ground to a rod attached to the ... more

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Portrait, head and shoulders, facing right. "Engraved by H.B. Hall from the original picture in Passel painted from life by J.A. Duplessis in 1783, and now (1868) in the possession of John Bigelow, Esq." This ... more

What I know about raising the devil

What I know about raising the devil

Horace Greeley's famous and widely ridiculed 1871 pamphlet "What I Know of Farming" provided the pretext for the title here. With the tail and cloven hoof of a devil Greeley (center) leads a small band of Liber... more

Shively, Hon. B.F. Benjamin Franklin

Shively, Hon. B.F. Benjamin Franklin

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Full name of sitter from Congressional Biographical Directory. Date based on proba... more

Shively, Hon. B.F. Benjamin Franklin

Shively, Hon. B.F. Benjamin Franklin

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Full name of sitter from Congressional Biographical Directory. Date based on proba... more

[Bank note vignettes showing explorers including Christopher Columbus(?), pilgrims landing in America, women symbolizing arts and sciences, and Benjamin Franklin performing electricity experiment with key and kite]

[Bank note vignettes showing explorers including Christopher Columbus(...

In album: Engravings of the American Banknote Company ... p. 86.

The cradle of liberty in danger / Th. Nast.

The cradle of liberty in danger / Th. Nast.

Print shows General Benjamin Butler as a monstrous genie frightening an infant lableled "Boston, Mass." in a cradle labeled "Common Wealth of Mass." Title from item. Captioned: "Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum!" The Genie of Mas... more

Puck's own Yorktown celebration / J. Keppler.

Puck's own Yorktown celebration / J. Keppler.

Print shows Puck sitting on a wooden cut-out Pegasus reviewing a procession of soldiers, among whom are John A. Logan, Roscoe Conkling carrying a flag labeled "Third Term", Joseph W. Keifer, William M. Evarts, ... more

Speaker Keifer's kaleidoscopic speech, at the N.Y. Chamber of Commerce banquet, held at Delmonico's, May 9th, 1882 / J. Keppler.

Speaker Keifer's kaleidoscopic speech, at the N.Y. Chamber of Commerce...

Print shows a vignette cartoon with a carriage at center in which Jay Gould, Russell Sage, Cyrus W. Field, and William H. Vanderbilt are riding with large money bags, the wheels are labeled "Corporations" and "... more

Rushing the season / J. Keppler.

Rushing the season / J. Keppler.

Print shows the interior of the "Political Hot House" where many plants with the heads of politicians are potted and labeled with botanical names, for example "Butleria Cockeya", "McVeaghia No Chancea", "Tilden... more

Puck's pyrotechnics - Fourth-of-July fireworks free to all / Opper & Co.

Puck's pyrotechnics - Fourth-of-July fireworks free to all / Opper & C...

Print shows a fireworks display with Puck bowing on a stage in front of a "Fan Light" featuring the likenesses of William H. Vanderbilt, Russell Sage, Cyrus W. Field, and Jay Gould; on stage with Puck is a hand... more

A new bull in the ring / F. Graetz.

A new bull in the ring / F. Graetz.

Print shows Chester A. Arthur riding the Republican elephant tossed high in the air in a "Political Arena", the elephant is patched with scandals labeled "Credit Mobilier, Collusion with Monopolies, Back Pay Gr... more

Who killed Hancock? / Gillam.

Who killed Hancock? / Gillam.

Print shows the ghost of Winfield Scott Hancock sitting on a throne in a banquet hall, Samuel J. Tilden pushes a frightened Charles A. Dana, as Macbeth, toward Hancock, Dana makes wild statements while waving a... more

Decoration-day, 1883 / Gillam.

Decoration-day, 1883 / Gillam.

Illustration shows a large group of politicians and others in a cemetery on Memorial Day, each seems to be grieving at gravestones that bear special messages, such as Pope Leo XIII standing in front of a stone ... more

The only Democratic presidential candidate who stands a chance of election in 1884 / F. Opper.

The only Democratic presidential candidate who stands a chance of elec...

Illustration shows a man with hooks for hands and with labeles over his ears and mouth that state "Deaf" and "Dumb", hanging from one hook is a paper that states "Elected". Drowning in paper in the background a... more

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