Quadrangle at Tattersalls filled with groups of betting men including Mr. Tanfield, Lord Sefton, Col. Hylton Jolliffe, Sir L. Skeffington, and John Gully, the ex-pugilist. A Jewish man sells wares from a basket... more
Print shows a mob pouring tea into the mouth of a Loyalist who has been tarred and feathered. Behind the group, on the right, is the "Liberty Tree" from which hangs a noose and a sign "Stamp Act" written upside... more
Print shows balloon possibly piloted by British balloonist Charles Green ascending over New London Bridge on the occasion of its opening, August 31, 1831, witnessed by William IV, King of Great Britain. (Source... more
Print shows John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer and Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet, leading William Cobbett to an oven as Thomas Spring Rice, 1st Baron Monteagle of Brandon, holds the gridiron.
Text-only broadside announcing ascent of Charles Green's balloon "The "Royal Nassau" at the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, London. Text also describes other activities including a fireworks display taking place at th... more
Broadside announcing Charles Green's ascension in the balloon "Nassau" from Vauxhall Gardens, London. Includes a picture of passengers in a balloon basket.
Text-only broadside announcing a balloon ascension at night by Richard Gypson from the Royal Standard Tavern, England, on June 3, 1839. In addition, "Mr. Blanchard, a descendant of the celebrated Mons. Blanchar... more
Broadside announcing a balloon ascension by Richard Gypson from the Gas Works, Daventry, England, 1840. Includes a picture of a balloon in flight.
Print shows a view of the Tuileries Palace with the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and a large plaza with pedestrians and carriages in the foreground.
Poster for Cooke's Circus showing three illustrations with text: a man on a trapeze(?), "Gulliver and the Lilliputians", and an animal act with animals in human situations.
Campaign badge produced for the New England Whig Convention in Boston, September 10-11, 1840. An aureole of light surrounds an oval bust portrait of Harrison, ringed by medallions of the arms of the states of... more
Text-only broadside announcing a festival at Vauxhall Gardens, London, England, 1841?. Includes a list of the events and scheduled performances, including the release of the balloon "Fat Boy." "A great personag... more
Illustration shows poisonous mushrooms, including Glutinous Agaric, Bulbous Agaric, Deadly Agaric, and Hy Amanita; and plants classified as irrigating poisons, including Meadow Saffron, Bear's Foot, Black Helle... more
Drawing shows a deputy collector, or civil servant, smoking as he leans on the back two legs of his chair, feet near a fireplace. Taylor traveled extensively in Europe between 1844 and his death in 1879.
Drawing shows a public documents civil servant asleep before a fireplace. He leans on the back two legs of his chair. Bayard Taylor made at extensive trips to Europe between 1844 his death in 1879.
French cartoon about kings departing for the moon, possibly in reference to the end of monarchy in Europe. Print shows several balloons labeled "Service du roi" from Spain, Prussia, Denmark, Naples, etc., landi... more
Detailed county and township map indicating drainage, relief by hachures, cities and towns, roads, railroads, and railroad stations.
Print shows a festival and balloon ascension during the campaign to raise funds in support of the Northern and Southern Hospitals in Liverpool, England, August 1849.
A challenge to the Northern abolitionist view of the institution of slavery, favorably contrasting the living conditions of American slaves (above) with the lot of the industrial poor in England (below). The fi... more
Broadside announcing an inaugural festival for the Exhibition of All Nations, London, England, 1851. Includes a picture of the balloon "Erin-go-Bragh" to publicize an ascent by balloonist John Hampton during th... more
Text-only broadside announcing ascensions by Charles Green in his balloon "Royal Nassau" and Hugh Bell, in his "patent locomotive balloon" from the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, London, England, May 1851. Text also... more
Print shows at top a dwelling in a country setting, possibly a farmhouse, with gate and fence in the foreground; includes text which tells about Major André, the origin of the drawing, and the context in which ... more
Cartoon showing king on pedestal leaning on tablet of 10 commandments, at bottom of which lies broken statue of queen; hanged man, and people with various disagreements in square in front of St. Paul's, London.