The surrender of government castle, in March 1782, to the late besiegi...
Print shows members of the old ministry walking out of the "Government Castle" closely followed by a devil, and members of the new ministry marching in. Caption continues: N.B. The old garrison and placemen ar... More
[Four scenes of men and women courting(?) while riding in balloons cap...
Tissandier collection. Public domain photograph of electric motor, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description
Adieu Bastille - Public domain historical image
Print shows a man playing a bagpipe, behind him lies a lion on a chain which is draped over his right arm, his left foot rests on a gameboard, at the far end of which is a peg with string attached, the string r... More
Frontispiece to Reflections on the French revolution, British Cartoon ...
Print shows Edmund Burke on bended knee as though proposing to a vision which appears before him of Marie Antoinette, while a cherub touches his head with a firebrand emitting the sparks of romance. Includes e... More
Lady Godina's rout; - or - Peeping-Tom spying out Pope-Joan / Js. Gy. ...
A fashionable crowd playing cards at two tables. In the foreground, four people playing the game Pope-Joan. One of the women is wearing a loose fitting semi-transparent dress with her breasts exposed. Behind he... More
Arrestation de Mr. de Launay, gouverneur de la Bastille, le 14 Juillet...
Print shows a mob of revolutionaries after the storming the Bastille, when late in the afternoon, Governor De Launay, of the Bastille, is arrested and taken away, on the lower left, at the beginning of the Revo... More
The ghost of a guinea! or the country banker's surprise!! / Woodward, ...
Print shows a banker astonished by a guinea coin with King George III on it. The banker says, "Surely my eyes do not deceive me--it certainly must be a Guinea!--I declare I have not seen such a thing since I ha... More
Le pied de nez de Milord Pit - Public domain dedication image
Cartoon shows Napoleon I, wearing laurel wreath and ermine robe, pushing down one side of scale with his sword, which lifts two frightened monarchs, on the other side, off the ground; in the background stands a... More
Les formes acerbes / Me. Poirier de Dunkerque, avocat, invt., publié l...
Print shows Joseph Le Bon, as a shirtless, crazed madman, standing on a pile of decapitated bodies between two guillotines, he is drinking blood from a chalice as he fills another chalice with the blood spewing... More
The journey of a modern hero, to the island of Elba, British Cartoon P...
Print shows Napoleon I seated backwards on a donkey on the road "to Elba" from Fontainebleau; he holds a broken sword in one hand and the donkey's tail in the other while two drummers follow him playing a farew... More
Le tigre enchainé - Public domain historical image
Cartoon showing Napoleon I as a tiger in chains held by a British officer holding a whip; two men representing Russia and Austria play musical instruments nearby. DeVinck, 9800 Forms part of: French Political C... More
Sagittarius and Corona Australis, Microscopium, and Telescopium / Sidy...
Astronomical chart showing the centaur Sagittarius with bow and arrow, also shows a laural wreath, a telescope, and a microscope forming the constellations. Illus. in: Urania's mirror, 1825, pl. 24. Exhibited: ... More
The national convention. As it met on Monday the 4th of February, 1839...
This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: National. Etching. Inscribed: Chartist meeting.
Abris dero Schlacht vnd Victorien so in Siebenbvrgen geschehen, den 3....
Picture shows two panels with depiction of a battlefield scene of the Battle of Guruslău that occurred in Transylvania on August 3, 1601 between the Transylvanian forces of Sigismund Báthori and the Hapsburg tr... More
[The captain], Jacques Callot - Drawing. Public domain image.
Print shows Capitano, a stock character in the Commedia dell'arte, with theatrical stage set and spectators in background. Title from shelflist card. From: Balli di Sfessania. Lieure, 289.
Éxperience du globe ae̋rostatique du MM. Charles et Robert, au Jardin ...
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. (S... More
View of the court house in Salem Massachusetts / W. Gray, del. ; engra...
Illus. in: The Massachusetts magazine, or, Monthly museum of knowledge and rational entertainment. Boston, Mass. : Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, vol. II, no. III, 1790 (March), frontispiece. Published... More
Washington National Monument proposed height in dotted lines, 485 ft. ...
Print showing a drawing of Washington Monument half completed with dotted lines representing the proposed height. Drawing possibly drawn by Fred D. Stuart.
The house that Jeff built - Public domain portrait drawing
An extended and bitter indictment of Jefferson Davis and the Southern slave system. The work consists of a series of twelve vignettes with accompanying verse, following the scheme of the nursery rhyme "The Hous... More
The coastguard - Print, Library of Congress collection
Print shows three men trying to push a large U.S. boat out into the ocean, the boat contains four men, one standing, pointing, holding the rudder and three sitting paddling with long oars against the large wave... More
Ed. Bellamy / W.H.W. Bicknell sc.
Print shows Edward Bellamy, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right. Signed on plate "W.H.W. Bicknell." Publication date based on copyright statement. Printed at top right: "Copyright 1890 by A.J. Philpott a... More
New Oxford Street, [London] / Jo. Pennell.
Signed on plate. Signed in graphite on lower center. Edition of 10? Plate destroyed. Ownership stamp on verso: "JPER" [in a circle, monogram of Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins]. Wuerth, 165 American prints... More
"For all my fancy dwells on Nancy" / W. Dendy Sadler ; painted by W. D...
Print showing a middle-aged couple in a domestic scene in the space between a mudroom and a kitchen. The man, wearing a fox hunting outfit, is sitting in a chair, holding a glass in his right hand on a table, h... More
[The Lackawanna viaduct] / J. Pennell.
Pennell Collection. Plate destroyed. Signed on plate in reverse. Wuerth, 733.
I'm a slave also, because I cannot escape!
Print shows an African American man looking at a parrot chained to a perch. In the background other birds fly freely.
Taming of the shrew: -Katharine & Petruchio; -The modern Quixotte, or,...
Cartoon shows Catherine II, faint and shying away from William Pitt, who appears as Petruchio, and Don Quixote on horseback (a lean and scarred George III whose authority has been usurped by Pitt), seated behin... More
Opening of the Great Industrial Exhibition of all nations, by her most...
Print shows an interior view of the Crystal Palace during the Great Industrial Exhibition, with Queen Victoria and the royal family at center, the Archbishop to the left, and many spectators gathered in the win... More
America triumphant and Britannia in distress
A crude allegory of American prosperity and victory over England. Below the image an "Explanation" reads: "I America sitting on that quarter of the globe with the Flag of the United States displayed over her he... More
Home sweet home / painted by W. Dendy Sadler ; etched by W.H. Boucher.
Family relaxing by fireplace and singing, as woman plays piano. D17601 U.S. Copyright Office.
Home sweet home / painted by W. Dendy Sadler ; etched by W.H. Boucher.
Family relaxing by fireplace and singing, as woman plays piano. D17601 U.S. Copyright Office.
A south east view of the great town of Boston in New England in Americ...
Print shows view of Boston from the harbor, with ships in the foreground. Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller, at No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. No. 34. Published in: The American Revolut... More
The orators journey, British Cartoon Print
Print showing Charles James Fox, Mrs. Siddons, and Edmund Burke on a galloping horse beside a milestone inscribed "1 mile to perdition." Mrs. Siddons, as Lady Macbeth, holds a dagger in her right hand and a bow... More
[The repeal or the funeral of Miss Ame=Stamp], British Cartoon Print
Print shows a funeral procession on the banks of the Thames, with warehouses in a line in the background, one of which is inscribed "The Sheffield and Birmingham Warehouse Goods now ship'd for America." George ... More
The death of Warren / M inv. ; Norman sc.
Print shows Joseph Warren on bended knee, right hand over chest, left hand on rifle for support, after being mortally wounded during the battle of Bunker Hill, three soldiers stand nearby. Illus. in: The battl... More
Seconds voyageurs aëriens, ou expérience de MM. Charles et Robert fait...
Print shows the balloon of Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight; inset map shows locati... More
Figure exacte et proportions, du globe aërostatique, qui, le premier, ...
Print shows elaborately decorated balloon used by Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes in ascent from Paris, October 19, 1783, reaching an altitude of 330 feet for nine minutes. (Source: A... More
Il faut faire 3 choses - Public domain historical image
Print shows figures of the estates general; a member of the clergy and a nobleman each place a hand on short pillar labeled "Je tien mon pied de bœuf"; a peasant, representing the third estate, places both of h... More
View from the Green Woods towards Canaan and Salisbury, in Connecticut
Illus. in: The Columbian magazine, or, Monthly miscellany. Philadelphia : Printed for Seddon, Spotswood, Cist, and Trenchard, 1789 June, opp. p. 366. Engraving attributed to James Trenchard. Stauffer, 3292 Pub... More
The first Kiss this Ten Years! - or - the meeting of Britannia & Citiz...
A tall, thin, French officer kissing a fat, richly dressed, seated Britannia. His hat and sword lay on the carpet. Britannia's shield and trident rest on the wall behind her chair. Above them are portraits of G... More
Proclamation de la Constitution, place du Marché des Innocens, le 14 s...
Print shows a large crowd hearing the news that the new constitution is proclaimed, substantially reducing the power of the monarchy. Illustration from: Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révol... More
A high wind in the park! / J. Baker fect., British Cartoon Print
Print shows a strong wind blowing down men, women, and children, catching up dresses, hats, and umbrellas, and tearing limbs from trees. Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
Oup...oup...ça n'ira pas Ah! ça ira...ça ira. Les aristocrates a la ra...
Print shows Maximilien Robespierre playing a fiddle and dancing with a small dog, identified as Jean-Lambert Tallien, dancing to the music.
The tomb-stone. Book illustration from Library of Congress, British Ca...
Print shows several men, George Grenville, Lord Bute, the Duke of Bedford, and, as a small dog wearing clerical robes, Dr. W. Scott, labeled "AntiSejanus", dancing on a sarcophagus with bas-reliefs of "Britanni... More
The charge of Captain May at the Battle of Resaca de la Palma / Design...
Print shows Captain Charles May leading a charge at the Battle of Resaca de la Palma near Brownsville, Texas, in the Mexican-American War. In album: [Album of ephemera and Civil War era photographs; photos and... More
A view of the bombardment of Fort McHenry, near Baltimore, by the Brit...
Title from item. Re-engraving of earlier print shows the British fleet bombarding Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland, during the War of 1812. Purchase; Old Print Shop; 2012; (DLC/PP-2013:004).
Theodore Roosevelt / by James S. King.
Photograph showing an etching of Theodore Roosevelt, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, by James S. King, ca. 1912. No. 33. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood Studios, N. Y. Forms part of: New York Wor... More
Upright Venice - Drawing. Public domain image.
Bird's-eye view of harbor. Public domain photograph - historical image of Venice, Italy, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description
Qualifying for a campain [sic] / Verney delin't., British Cartoon Prin...
Print shows an interior view of a room at a military academy in which British officers, in a child-like manner, demonstrate skills in hopes of securing a command for the war with the American colonies. Forms p... More
The Surrender of Nieuw Amsterdam in 1664
Print shows Dutch soldiers, lead by Director General Peter Stuyvesant, leaving Nieuw Amsterdam after ceding it to the English. B61245 U.S. Copyright Office
The tea-tax-tempest, or Old Time with his magick-lanthern
Cartoon shows America, seated on the left, and a sombre Britannia treated to a glass lantern presentation on the American Revolution. Father Time, leaning against a globe, provides a commentary on the momentous... More
A boxing match, or another bloody nose for John Bull / W. Charles, del...
The artist gloats over naval losses suffered by England early in the War of 1812, in particular the defeat of the warship "Boxer" by the American frigate "Enterprise" in September 1813. King George III stands ... More
French liberty - British slavery / Js. Gy. desn. et fect. pro bono pub...
A design in two compartments. On the left is a lean and ragged sansculotte, seated on a stool before an open hearth ravenously eating raw onions, while he warms his bare toes at the fire. He is rejoicing. On th... More
Obsidio Vrbis Monasterii in Westphallis, Ao. M.D.C.LVII Eigentliche De...
Print shows birds eye view of Münster under siege from August until October 1657. Locations of different troops are numbered 1 through 51 and activities are labeled A-D and are identified along the left and rig... More
Landung einer Französischen Hülfs-Armee in America, zu Rhode Island, a...
Print shows the disembarkation of French troops, under the command of Comte de Rochambeau, at Newport, Rhode Island, one of twelve scenes depicting the history of the American Revolution. S. 136. [Plate] 9. Pu... More
Reveil du tiers etat - Public domain historical image
Print shows a nobleman and a clergyman reacting with horror as a member of the Third Estate awakens, throws off the chains of bondage, and reaches for a rifle. The destruction of the Bastille is taking place in... More
[Title page ornament] / C.W. Peale delt. ; Thackara & Vallance sculpt.
Print of ornament on the title page of the Universal Asylum and Columbian Magazine shows a female figure representing America sitting amid abundance while enjoying the prosperity of peace. Illus. in: The unive... More
Enjambée de la sainte famille des Thuilleries à Montmidy
Print shows Marie Antoinette taking an enormous step from the rooftop of the Tuileries Palace in Paris to Montmédy, she is holding the royal scepter, from which the tip has broken off, in her right hand, Louis ... More
Isaac Cruikshank - The Irish bull broke loose, British Cartoon Print
Print shows the "Irish Bull" tossing William Pitt into the air and about to do the same to Lord Dundas who runs to the left; on the far right, those opposed to Pitt's "Union Bill" cheer on the bull, "Go it my B... More
The set-too between Old Price and Spangle Jack the Shewman - fought wi...
A pugilistic encounter, over new theater prices, between John Philip Kemble, tall and muscular, and "Old Price," a much smaller and weaker opponent. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library o... More
Captain Lewis & Clark holding a council with the Indians
Illus. in: A journal of the voyages and travels of a corps of discovery : under the command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke of the Army of the United States [...] during the years 1804, 1805 and 1806 [...] by P... More
Suitors to the pig faced lady Every man to his taste G. Cruik., fet, B...
Print shows a rich woman with a pig's face being courted for her money by unsuitable men including tradesmen and a stereotypical Jewish man. Not found in British Museum Catalogue (BMC). Most images available o... More
Draco and Ursa Minor / Sidy. Hall, sculpt.
Astronomical chart showing a dragon and bear forming the constellations. Illus. in: Urania's mirror, 1825, pl. 1. Exhibited: World Treasures of the Library of Congress.
Aries and Musca Borealis / Sidy. Hall, sculpt.
Astronomical chart showing a ram and a fly forming the constellations. Illus. in: Urania's mirror, 1825, pl. 16.
Poinsettia pulcherrima Holden delt. ; Smith sc
Illus. in: Paxton's magazine of botany & register of flowering plants / London : W.S. Orr & Co., 1838, v. 4, opp. p. 97. Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States / Vincent Virga ... More
The original silver medal presented by George Washington to Red Jacket
Etching of medallion: on recto: Red Jacket smoking long pipe, George Washington on left with right hand extended, below inscription: George Washington / President / 1792; on verso: presidential seal.
Vue de la Riviere et l'Isle de Courou dans la Guyane francoise, ou deb...
Print shows activity along a shoreline of a river in Kourou, French Guiana. Printed at head of title in reverse: L'Isle de Courou. Printed at top right: 39. Printed at bottom left: A Paris chez Basset ru[e S.]... More
View from Bushongo Tavern 5 miles from York Town on the Baltimore Road
Public domain scan - 18th-century landscape print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description
The doctor indulged with his favorite scene, British Cartoon Print
Cartoon shows cleric Dr. Richard Price, kneeling on a crown with a demon on his back, peering through a peep-hole into the royal bedroom at Versailles, watching ruffians destroy the Queen's bed and bedroom in s... More
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
Fowls of a feather flock together / K., fecit, 1785.
Scottish cartoon shows a group of men conversing as balloons sail overhead. Possibly Scottish balloonist James Tytler and Italian balloonist Vincent Lunardi.
A modern belle going to the rooms at Bath, British Cartoon Print
Print showing two porters carrying an elegantly dressed woman in a sedan chair. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8895 Forms part of:... More
Tecumseh saving prisoners - Public domain historical image
Print shows Tecumseh shielding prisoners from another Native American on horseback wielding a tomahawk during the War of 1812; another Native is about to scalp a dead soldier. Entered according to act of Congr... More
[Saved] / Winslow Homer, 1887.. 19th century, Library of Congress coll...
Woman being rescued from stormy sea. Public domain photograph - historical image of Massachusetts, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description
[Mount Holy Cross] / TMoran. - Public domain portrait drawing
25359T U.S. Copyright Office. Remarque: deer. Public domain photograph of 19th century drawing, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description
Edward VII, King of England / Etched by Franz Raubicheck, after a life...
Edward VII, King of Great Britain, half-length portrait, facing left. 10764 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Lea Brothers & Company.
Le fou André Devambez - Drawing. Public domain image.
Prints shows disturbed man running and waving his hands in a bombed city. Edition of 20. Library has "6/20." Straight no. 874-12. In portfolio: Devambez, André. Douze eaux-fortes. [Paris], . Forms part o... More
Expérience aërostatique faite à Versailles le 19 septembre 1783 en pré...
Print shows the balloon of Etienne Montgolfier decorated with King Louis XVI's monogram above the Palace of Versailles carry the first passengers in a balloon flight: a rooster, a sheep and a duck. (Source: A.G... More
A view of Bethlem, the great Moravian settlement in the province of Pe...
Print shows view of community of Bethlehem, a cluster of large and small buildings in a bucolic setting. Another impression in: Scenographia Americana. London : J. Bowles, 1768. Printed for John Bowles at No. ... More
The royal Hercules destroying the dragon python, British Cartoon Print
Print shows George III as Hercules gripping three Whigs on a three-headed Hydra identified as the "dragon python." On the left, Charles James Fox utters, "O! this is my last gasp", on top is Frederick, Lord Nor... More
Philadelphie - la ville capitale de Pensylvanie province Nord-Americai...
Print shows men in boats and ships along the waterfront in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Caption continues: entre deux fleuves navigables et l'apella Philadelphie, parceque les habitans y vivoient dans une harmo... More
Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man...
Print shows Edmund Burke sitting at a desk on a crescent moon, holding a quill pen, an open "pamphlet" and an inkwell are on the desk, broken chains hang from his wrists; a scene on the front of the desk, label... More
The OP spectacles / Cruikshank del., British Cartoon Print
Satire showing head of Clifford with two circles representing huge spectacles, "Old house old prices & no private boxes" and "Old house old prices & no pigeon holes," over his eyes. Each circle contains a symme... More
[A scene in the West Indies showing Natives on the beach with a Britis...
Illus. in: The West-India atlas; or, A compendious description of the West-Indies: illustrated with 40 correct charts and maps, taken from actual surveys.... / Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to the King. London :... More
The old sow in Distress, or the country parsons return from tithing, B...
Cartoon showing an obese parson on horseback, holding a pig and a chicken. Forms part of: British cartoon Prints collection (Library of Congress).
Etienne et Joseph Montgolfier, freres. Nés à Annonay en Vivaraes [i.e....
Bust-length double profile portrait of the Montgolfier brothers, French ballonists; after the gold medal designed by Houdon. Two images below portrait show "Projet d'un Monument a elever a Mr. Charles" in Paris... More
[A Native warrior on the cartouche for "Map for the Interior Travels t...
Print shows a Native warrior sitting on the ground with a rifle resting on his right shoulder. Illus. in: Travels through the interior parts of America : In a series of letters / Thomas Anburey. London : Print... More
The abolition of the slave trade Or the inhumanity of dealers in human...
Print shows sailor on a slave ship suspending an African girl by her ankle from a rope over a pulley. Captain John Kimber stands on the left with a whip in his hand. Attributed to I. Cruikshank in BM CPPS. Cat... More
Frederick William - L'enjambee imperiale
Print shows Catherine II, Empress of Russia, bare-breasted, holding a scepter and sphere, taking a large step from a piece of land on the right labeled "Russie" to a crescent moon atop a steeple or minaret labe... More
Hell broke loose, or, The murder of Louis, vide, the account of that u...
Print shows the execution of Louis XVI, King of France, January 21, 1793, by guillotine as citizen Louis Capet. Devils stand on the platform as well as fly overhead, suggesting that the beheading of Louis, with... More
A return from a march or a false alarm in a country village!! / Woodwa...
Print shows a group of British citizens mustered in response to an alarm that the French were attacking England which proved to be false; they complain of soiled, torn, or lost clothing, and one reads a list of... More
--Affairs. The sweet prospect behind us, or The outs in office, Britis...
Print shows rear views of the Prince of Wales, Maria Fitzherbert, Charles James Fox, Lord North, Edmund Burke, a prospective Lord Chancellor, and Richard B. Sheridan, with buttocks exposed, defecating. On the w... More
Cloture de la salle des Jacobins, dans la nuit du 27 au 28 Juillet 179...
Title translated: Closing of the hall of the Jacobins, in the night of the 27th or 28th July 1794 or 9 or 10th Thermidor year 2 of the Republic. Illustration from: Collection complète des tableaux historiques ... More
[The hog at bay] / Williamson & Howitt ; J. Clark etched.
Print shows men on horseback, carrying spears, and two dogs, chasing a wild hog through tall grasses. One of the dogs has caught the hog by the hind legs or rump. One horse has fallen, its rider on the ground, ... More
The spirit moving the Quakers upon worldly vanities!! / Yedis, invt., ...
"Many quakers ride velocipedes, see No. 13399, towards a plain building, with Society of Friends Meeting House over the door..." (Source: George) Library of Congress copy is hand-colored. British Museum record... More
Hobby-horse fair &cc / I. R. Cruikshank, inv. & fecit., British Cartoo...
Print shows men and women riding bicycles and tricycles to a fair. Not found in British Museum Catalogue (BMC). Library of Congress copy is hand-colored. Most images available on microfilm, "British Political ... More
Gemini / Sidy. Hall, sculpt. - Public domain book illustration
Astronomical chart showing the twins Castor and Pollux forming the constellation.
Virgo / Sidy. Hall, sculpt. - Public domain dedication image
Astronomical chart showing a winged virgin holding wheat in her left hand and a lily(?) in her right hand forming the constellation. Illus. in: Urania's mirror, 1825, pl. 21. Exhibited: World Treasures of the L... More
Libra / Sidy. Hall, sculpt. - Public domain dedication image
Astronomical chart showing a balance forming the constellation. Illus. in: Urania's mirror, 1825, pl. 22. Exhibited: World Treasures of the Library of Congress, 2002.
Marche du Dom Quichotte moderne pour la deffence du Moulin des Abus
Print shows the Prince de Condé as Don Quixote on a white horse and vicomte de Mirabeau (Mirabeau Tonneau) as Sancho Panza riding on a barrel-shaped ass on wheels, surrounded by a ragged group of counterrevolut... More
M. Pilatre de Rozier, navigateur ae̋rien / dessiné p. Goulet ; gravé p...
Bust-length profile portrait of French balloonist Pilatre de Rozier. Tissandier collection.