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Topic: economic and social conditions

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L'allégorie est assez claire, pour se passer de comentaire

L'allégorie est assez claire, pour se passer de comentaire

Print shows the god Mercury/Hermes hung on a gibbet with a ribbon labeled "caisse d'escompte" and his hands bound with a ribbon labeled "traite de comerce"; from his feet hangs a sheet stating "Droits desportat... more

Reforme de différents droits feodaux et de la dime - le 11 aoust 1789

Reforme de différents droits feodaux et de la dime - le 11 aoust 1789

Print shows, in a rural setting, a man from the working class or third estate, handing a bag of money to a member of the clergy, who refuses with his right hand, but reaches behind his back with his left hand t... more

A faut esperer q'eu se jeu la finira bentot

A faut esperer q'eu se jeu la finira bentot

Print shows the nobility and the clergy, representing the estates general, riding on the back of a man representing the working class, or third estate; the man is bent under their weight and supports himself by... more

[Thomas George Pratt, half-length portrait, slightly to left]

[Thomas George Pratt, half-length portrait, slightly to left]

Senator from Maryland. Scratched on back of plate: 141; Gov. Pratt; Sen. Pratt, Md. Hallmark: Rinhart 21. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library ... more

Shōjiki o mamoru mono wa tenjin kore o sutezu

Shōjiki o mamoru mono wa tenjin kore o sutezu

Japanese print shows a woman seated at a table offering a morsel of food to a young woman; both wear western style clothing. Title from item. Signature: unidentified. Designed and revised by Toshichika: seals a... more

Shōjō no jinshinshi kunshi mo oyobasaru tokoro ari

Shōjō no jinshinshi kunshi mo oyobasaru tokoro ari

Japanese print shows a woman offering assistance to a destitute man lying on straw; both wear western style clothing. Title from item. Designed and revised by Toshichika: seals are different. Annotations, stamp... more

[Stephen Whitney, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, facing front, wearing figured waistcoat]

[Stephen Whitney, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, f...

Scratched on face of plate: 32. Scratched on back of plate: EPD July 4, 1855. Corners trimmed. Alternative identification: E.P. Dean. Identified by Owen Blevins 8/2014 based on engraving made from daguerreotype... more

Southern Planter: "Pomp, you Rascal! do you see any of those cursed Yankee ships coming this way?" / J.M.[?]

Southern Planter: "Pomp, you Rascal! do you see any of those cursed Ya...

Print shows a frightened Southern plantation owner asking one of his slaves if he has seen any Yankee ships, the slave tells his master that he is too frightened to see anything since he was told the Yankees wo... more

The rebel chivalry as the fancy of "My Maryland" painted them; as "My Maryland" found them.

The rebel chivalry as the fancy of "My Maryland" painted them; as "My ...

Cartoon contrasting man in fine military uniform and soldier in tattered clothing in front of horse labeled "C.S.A.". Illus. from Harper's Weekly, 1862.

S. Mayo, successor to Mayo and Bacon

S. Mayo, successor to Mayo and Bacon

Stereoview shows a street view of a business operating out of the ground floor of a three story building with a sign, "S. Mayo, successor to Mayo and Bacon." A group of soldiers are in the foreground on the le... more

The emancipation of the negroes, January, 1863 - The past and the future / Drawn by Mr. Thomas Nast.

The emancipation of the negroes, January, 1863 - The past and the futu...

Below rays of "Emancipation," a scene of African Americans enjoying a comfortable home life is flanked by scenes of the past, including the selling and abuse of slaves, and scenes of the future, including educa... more

Arrival of freedmen and their families at Baltimore, Maryland - an every day scene

Arrival of freedmen and their families at Baltimore, Maryland - an eve...

Illustration shows African Americans arriving with their belongs on a street in Baltimore.

Glimpses at the Freedmen's Bureau. Issuing rations to the old and sick / from a sketch by our special artist, Jas. E. Taylor.

Glimpses at the Freedmen's Bureau. Issuing rations to the old and sick...

Print shows African Americans gathered outside the Freedmen's Bureau in Richmond, Virginia. A woman is handing a slip of paper through a window to a man seated inside. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated news... more

[Title page to The resources of Mexico..., by D. W. Seager]

[Title page to The resources of Mexico..., by D. W. Seager]

Title page with illustration showing a man carrying corn stalks.

Title page to The resources of Mexico..., by D. W. Seager

Title page to The resources of Mexico..., by D. W. Seager

Title page with illustration showing a man carrying corn stalks. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The resources of Mexico, apart from the precious metals; by D. W. Seager. Mexico : Printed by J. White... more

The Italian boys in New York - tortures of the training room / A. Gault.

The Italian boys in New York - tortures of the training room / A. Gaul...

Prints shows an Italian boy being whipped by his boss in a small room full of children playing music. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 17, no. 872 (1883 September 13 ), p. 801. Title from item.

Hard Coal for the Poor

Hard Coal for the Poor

Boy picking up coal from alongside coal bin and putting it in a bucket, man at bin with shovel.

[Jay Gould, half-length portrait, facing left]

[Jay Gould, half-length portrait, facing left]

George Grantham Bain Collection.

[Christmas in a home for the poor]

[Christmas in a home for the poor]

Illus. in: Harper's Weekly (1876). Reference copy in LOT 4446-F. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Charity; Holidays; Poor; Shelf.

New York City, Irish depositors of the Emigrant Savings Bank withdrawing money to send to their suffering relatives in the old country

New York City, Irish depositors of the Emigrant Savings Bank withdrawi...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 50, no. 1275 (1880 March 13), p. 29. Title from item.

[Head-and-shoulders portrait of a man, dressed in convict clothing, facing slightly right]

[Head-and-shoulders portrait of a man, dressed in convict clothing, fa...

Written on verso: Deekofski [i.e., Dikofski] - In Odessa was tired and sentenced to 15 or 20 years [remaining three words illegible]. Transfer; Manuscript Division (George Kennan Papers); 1973; (DLC/PP-1973:080... more

[Mrs. Alphonso Taft with Maria Herron and Fanny Taft, full-length portrait, facing left]

[Mrs. Alphonso Taft with Maria Herron and Fanny Taft, full-length port...

On verso: Adèle, Wien, I. Graben 19. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1978:095

[Title page to Recursos de México..., por David Guillermo Seager]

[Title page to Recursos de México..., por David Guillermo Seager]

Title page. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Recursos de México además de los metales preciosos, opúsculo escrito en Inglés por David Guillermo Seager en 1867. Traducido al Español por su hija Laura S... more

View of "Mulberry Bend" - Arrival of contract laborers for the coal mines

View of "Mulberry Bend" - Arrival of contract laborers for the coal mi...

Crowd of Italian Americans in Mulberry Street, New York City. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 66 (1888 Aug. 11), pp. 412-413.

Hearst House, 1400 N.H. Ave

Hearst House, 1400 N.H. Ave

Carriage in front.

A Sicilian café in New York / Drawn by W.A. Rogers.

A Sicilian café in New York / Drawn by W.A. Rogers.

Illustration shows a woman serving coffee to men at a table as a small girl plays with a cat and a baby in the corner.

James Clair Flood, 1826-1889

James Clair Flood, 1826-1889

Bust, facing left. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1889 March 2, p. 165. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: PI; Shelf. ALA Port. I. -1889; Flood James Clair, 1826-1889.

[Collis Potter Huntington, 1821-1900, head and shoulders portrait, facing left]

[Collis Potter Huntington, 1821-1900, head and shoulders portrait, fac...

Engraving copyrighted by Railroad Topics Co. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI; Shelf. OCat. H-, Collis Potter, 1821-1900. F860.L44. HE2754.H8E85.

David Higgins

David Higgins

"Newman Photo, N.Y." Created by "The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & N.Y." No. 9153. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

[Ella Whitney Gould, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front] / Peyton's, 147 Canal St.

[Ella Whitney Gould, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front] / Peyt...

Title devised by Library staff. Reference copy in BIOG FILE.

Phoebe Apperson Hearst

Phoebe Apperson Hearst

Half length portrait, seated, facing right. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card tracings: BI; Ph. Ind; Shelf.

A tenement-house alley gang : Candidates for crime / / R.T.S.

A tenement-house alley gang : Candidates for crime / / R.T.S.

Illustration shows children and teenagers gathered on and around a wagon in a dilapidated alley. Illus. in: Darkness and daylight: or, Lights and shadows of New York life. A woman's narrative of mission and re... more

A training-school of crime Boys playing pickpocket in an alley.

A training-school of crime Boys playing pickpocket in an alley.

Illustration shows boys rummaging through a sleeping man's pockets. Illus. in: Darkness and daylight: or, Lights and shadows of New York life. A woman's narrative of mission and rescue work in tough places, wi... more

Italian garbage women on Mulberry Street

Italian garbage women on Mulberry Street

Illus. in: Darkness and daylight: or, Lights and shadows of New York life. A woman's narrative of mission and rescue work in tough places, with personal experiences among the poor in regions of poverty and vic... more

Patrick Kieley - age 11 As found half starved by the Society's officers. Face cut and body bruised by inhuman parents.

Patrick Kieley - age 11 As found half starved by the Society's officer...

Illustration shows emaciated, wounded boy standing next to barrel.

[Sympathetic neighbor: What's ze mat', Bartolozzi?]

[Sympathetic neighbor: What's ze mat', Bartolozzi?]

A group of Italian Americans stand behind a distraught organ grinder, who sits on his organ with his face buried in his hands. Before him stands his tottering, inebriated monkey who has just consumed the chian... more

Street boys sleeping on the docks

Street boys sleeping on the docks

Illustration shows two boys sleeping huddled together next to barrel. Illus. in: Darkness and daylight: or, Lights and shadows of New York life. A woman's narrative of mission and rescue work in tough places, ... more

Homeless and friendless / R.T. Sperry.

Homeless and friendless / R.T. Sperry.

Illustration shows child huddled on door stoop wearing ragged clothing.

A night scrub woman's home / R.T.S.

A night scrub woman's home / R.T.S.

Illustration shows woman huddled in dilapidated building. Illus. in: Darkness and daylight: or, Lights and shadows of New York life. A woman's narrative of mission and rescue work in tough places, with persona... more

Phoebe (Apperson) Hearst, 1842-1919

Phoebe (Apperson) Hearst, 1842-1919

Full length portrait, seated, facing left.

Khabarovsk (?) - convicts marching under guard; church in background

Khabarovsk (?) - convicts marching under guard; church in background

Gift; William P. Meeker; 1971. Forms part of: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. World's Transportation Commission photograph collection (Library of Congress).

Khabarovsk (?) - convicts marching under guard; church in background

Khabarovsk (?) - convicts marching under guard; church in background

Gift; William P. Meeker; 1971. Forms part of: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. World's Transportation Commission photograph collection (Library of Congress).

[Interior of convict barracks, Khabarovsk area]

[Interior of convict barracks, Khabarovsk area]

Title from original negative jacket. Similar to lantern slide (W7-1082) titled: Convicts' sleeping quarters inside of sod-covered house. Photographic print made by LC from Jackson's vintage film negative. Gift;... more

Convicts at cook house in camp near Eastern Siberian Railway

Convicts at cook house in camp near Eastern Siberian Railway

Gift; William P. Meeker; 1971. Forms part of: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. World's Transportation Commission photograph collection (Library of Congress).

Two convicts carrying large pot of soup

Two convicts carrying large pot of soup

Gift; William P. Meeker; 1971. Forms part of: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. World's Transportation Commission photograph collection (Library of Congress).

Four convicts sitting against house

Four convicts sitting against house

Gift; William P. Meeker; 1971. Forms part of: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. World's Transportation Commission photograph collection (Library of Congress).

Convicts lined up outside dormitory at Khabarovsk

Convicts lined up outside dormitory at Khabarovsk

Similar to photograph in Lot 11948 from negative LC-USZ62-47622. Gift; William P. Meeker; 1971. Forms part of: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. World's Transportation Commission photograph collection (Library... more

Convict camp - 10 men in front of sod house

Convict camp - 10 men in front of sod house

Similar to photograph (LOT 11948, no. 1111) titled: Cossack huts in far east Siberia near Khabarovsk. Gift; William P. Meeker; 1971. Forms part of: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. World's Transportation Comm... more

Convicts standing in camp between sod-roofed houses

Convicts standing in camp between sod-roofed houses

Gift; William P. Meeker; 1971. Forms part of: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. World's Transportation Commission photograph collection (Library of Congress).

Convict camp near Eastern Siberian Railway - building sod house

Convict camp near Eastern Siberian Railway - building sod house

Gift; William P. Meeker; 1971. Forms part of: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. World's Transportation Commission photograph collection (Library of Congress).

[Convict railway workers, Ussuri region, Siberia]

[Convict railway workers, Ussuri region, Siberia]

Title from original negative jacket. Similar to lantern slide (W7-1173) titled: Col. Tashkin receiving petitions of convicts. Photographic print made by LC from Jackson's vintage film negative. Gift; Colorado H... more

[Cossack huts in far east Siberia near Khabarovsk]

[Cossack huts in far east Siberia near Khabarovsk]

Title from original negative jacket. Similar to lantern slide (W7-1084) titled: Convict camp - 10 men in front of sod house. Photographic print made by LC from Jackson's vintage film negative. Gift; Colorado Hi... more

Group of convicts standing by large pot of soup

Group of convicts standing by large pot of soup

Gift; William P. Meeker; 1971. Forms part of: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. World's Transportation Commission photograph collection (Library of Congress).

Convicts' camp near Eastern Siberian Railway

Convicts' camp near Eastern Siberian Railway

Gift; William P. Meeker; 1971. Forms part of: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. World's Transportation Commission photograph collection (Library of Congress).

[Street types of New York City: Messenger boy and bike]

[Street types of New York City: Messenger boy and bike]

Photoprint copyrighted by Elizabeth Alice Austen. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr.; Occupations; Child Labor Messengers; Bicycles.

Bryan's prophecies in 1896

Bryan's prophecies in 1896

General information about the Popular and Applied Graphic Art print materials is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pga Title information compiled by Junior Fellows, 2005-2017. Allied Printing, Trades... more

Refugees on levee, April 17, 1897 / photo by Carroll's Art Gallery.

Refugees on levee, April 17, 1897 / photo by Carroll's Art Gallery.

Photograph shows an African American family group camped on a levee on the Mississippi River. Mississippi Archives has the same image, called "Awaiting the reflief boat on the Miss. River, April 2nd, 1897," Gre... more

No rest for the wicked / J.S. Pughe.

No rest for the wicked / J.S. Pughe.

Print shows a man beating a large drum labeled "Salvation Army" and a woman playing the cymbals in a street in the middle of the night, disturbing the sleep of everyone in the neighborhood.

William R. Hearst

William R. Hearst

William Randolph Hearst, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left. 42486 U.S. Copyright Office.

Edwin Arden's romantic play, Zorah

Edwin Arden's romantic play, Zorah

48669 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: The Governor General sentences Zorah to the mines of Siberia. Created and "copyright 1899 by The Strobridge Litho Co, Cin'ti & New York." Jacob Litt, proprietor. No. 8619 Up... more

[Home of Phoebe Apperson Hearst (widow of George Hearst) at 1400 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.]

[Home of Phoebe Apperson Hearst (widow of George Hearst) at 1400 New H...

Interior: room filled with paintings; ornate chandelier. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection (Library of Congress). Formerly in LOT 2958. No.... more