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The sacrifice

The sacrifice

Print shows the Roman knight Mutius Scaevola putting his hand into a flame while a group of Etruscans stands by. Anonymous artist after Francesco Mazzuoli who was called Il Parmigianino. Title from Graphic samp... more

[Title page of Witelo, De Natura, illus. with composite of various phenomena of natural science: mirror; man wading in water to show refracted light; box balanced at fulcrum on another box; sunlight shining through glass to start fire; rainbow]

[Title page of Witelo, De Natura, illus. with composite of various phe...

Illus. in: Witelo, De Natura, 1535. Reference copy may be in LOT 7007. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Rainbow; Light; Natural phenomena; Science; BI Works; RBD; Shelf.

[Cannons shooting fire tubes to frighten charging cavalry troops who are shown retreating]

[Cannons shooting fire tubes to frighten charging cavalry troops who a...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: De la pirotechnia. [Veneto] : 1540. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of C... more

[Indigenous people in domestic activities, one of whom is making a fire]

[Indigenous people in domestic activities, one of whom is making a fir...

Illus. in: André Thevet, Les Singularitiés de la France Antarctique, autrement nommé Amerique (Paris 1558), page 101. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Mutius Scaevola

Mutius Scaevola

Print shows the Roman hero Mutius Scaevola, who saved Rome from the Etruscan king Lars Porsena in ca. 509 B.C., putting his hand into the fire. After Balthazar Peruzzi. Title from Graphic sampler / compiled by ... more

[Title page illustration for La pyrotechnie showing columns, arches, a huge fire emanating from a cauldron, cannons and cannon barrels of various sizes, as well as flaming cannon balls]

[Title page illustration for La pyrotechnie showing columns, arches, a...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: La pyrotechnie de Hanzelet Lorrain .... Pont a Mousson : par 1. & Gaspard Bernard, 1630, title page. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western t... more

[Men operating water pumps during building fire]

[Men operating water pumps during building fire]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Theatrum machinarvm novvm, exhibeus aqvarias, alatas, ivmentarias, manuarias .... Coloniæ Agrippinæ : sumptibus P. Principis, 1662. Published in: The tradition of tech... more

Boston. March 22. 1672/3 The Deputy Covernour and magistrates adjacent being assembled in Council, to consider of the late awful hand of God, consuming our Castle by fire the one and twentieth of this instant, thereby taking away that part of ou

Boston. March 22. 1672/3 The Deputy Covernour and magistrates adjacent...

Positive Photostat. 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 33, Folder 8.

[The miner's friend, a pump using steam to create a vacuum to draw water from flooded mines; known as "Mr. Savery's engine for raising water by the help of fire"]

[The miner's friend, a pump using steam to create a vacuum to draw wat...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Philosophical transactions, giving some account of the present undertakings, studies, and labours of the ingenious, in many considerable parts of the world. London : C... more

A Plan for rebuilding the City of London after the Great Fire in 1666; Designed by that Great Architect Dr. Chris'r Wren & approved by King & Parliament but unhappily defeated by Faction

A Plan for rebuilding the City of London after the Great Fire in 1666;...

Engraving by Sparrow after Ch. Wren. Illus. in: John Knox, A New Collection of Voyages..., London, 1676, v. 7. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: PI WORKS; Arch.... more

Cambridge, 21st August, 1775. Wanted for the Continental army. One million of bricks. Three thousand cords of fire wood. Two hundred thousand and bushels of charcoal. One hundred and fifty tons of English hay. Twelve hundred bushels of Indian co

Cambridge, 21st August, 1775. Wanted for the Continental army. One mil...

Positive Photostat.; Not in Evans.; Not in Ford.; Stamped on verso: 452. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copi... more

The Phoenix and the Rose engaged by the enemy's fire ships and galleys on the 16 Augst. 1776 / engrav'd from the original picture by S. Serres from a sketch of Sir James Wallace's.

The Phoenix and the Rose engaged by the enemy's fire ships and galleys...

Print shows American ships attacking the British warships Phoenix and Rose on the Hudson River in New York. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Bri... more

[Old woman scouring a cooking pot in front of large kitchen fire. Lady handing menu(?) to cook]

[Old woman scouring a cooking pot in front of large kitchen fire. Lady...

Illus. in: The Town and Country Cook; or, Young Woman's Best Guide in the Whole Art of Cookery, London, ca. 1780, frontispiece. Pennell Collection (Rare Book Division). Ref. copy may be in LOT 4638 E. This reco... more

All on fire, or the doctors disappointed, a view taken in Lord Foleys Garden, Sep. 29, 1784

All on fire, or the doctors disappointed, a view taken in Lord Foleys ...

Print shows second trial by Dr. John Sheldon, anatomist, to launch a balloon at Lord Foley's grounds in Portland Place, London, which resulted in the balloon's destruction by fire (Source: L.T.C. Rolt, The Aero... more

An east view of the meeting house in Hollis Street, Boston, now erecting on the ruins of one lately destroyed by fire / C. Bulfinch delin. ; Vallance sc.

An east view of the meeting house in Hollis Street, Boston, now erecti...

Title from item. Illus. in: The Columbian magazine, or, Monthly miscellany. Philadelphia : Printed for Seddon, Spotswood, Cist, and Trenchard, 1788 April, opp. p. 175. Stauffer, 3341 Published in: The American ... more

A view of a saw mill and block house upon Fort Anne Creek ...which on Gen. Burgoyne's army advancing was set fire to by the Americans

A view of a saw mill and block house upon Fort Anne Creek ...which on ...

Title from item. Published in: Travels through the interior parts of America. In a series of letters / Thomas Anburey. London : W. Lane, 1789.

A view of the saw-mill & block house upon Fort Anne Creek, the property of Genl. Skeene, which on Genl. Burgoyne's army advancing, was set fire to, by the Americans

A view of the saw-mill & block house upon Fort Anne Creek, the propert...

Print shows a sawmill belonging to loyalist Philip Skene and the blockhouse at Fort Anne which were burned by American forces, reteating in advance of the British army under the command of General Burgoyne. Tit... more

Fire

Fire

Engraving by William Blake. Illus. in: Gates of Paradise, v. 2, pl. 5. Reference copy in shelflist. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Fire; Allegory; Publ.

... An act for the remission of the duties on eleven hogsheads of coffee which have been destroyed by fire ... [Followed by] An act supplementary to "An act to provide for the defence of certain ports and harbors in the United States." [Philadel

... An act for the remission of the duties on eleven hogsheads of coff...

Caption title: At the head of title: Third Congress of the United States: at the first session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania on Monday the second of December, one tho... more

[Indians dancing around two people at stake by fire] / S. Folwell, delt. ; P.R. Maverick, sct. N.Y.

[Indians dancing around two people at stake by fire] / S. Folwell, del...

Reference copy also available in LOT 4709-K. Illus. in: Affecting history of the dreadful distresses of Frederic Manheim's family, 1794, vol. 15, no. 3, frontis.

[Allegorical family scene: man and woman huddled by fire; dead(?) child lying on floor]

[Allegorical family scene: man and woman huddled by fire; dead(?) chil...

Proof of relief etching by Wm. Blake from his Europe, A Prophesy, Lambeth, Printed by Wm. Blake, 1794 (pl. 6). Reference copy may be in LOT 4638 E. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. C... more

[Three monks or travelers lighting a fire beneath a teapot]

[Three monks or travelers lighting a fire beneath a teapot]

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Crosby Stuart Noyes; 1906. Forms part of: Crosby Stuart Noyes collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Advantages of wearing muslin dresses! / Js. Gillray,inv: & ft.

Advantages of wearing muslin dresses! / Js. Gillray,inv: & ft.

A fat lady, sitting with a man and woman at a tea table, reacts in horror as a hot poker from the fire falls on her dress and sets it on fire. The man sits helplessly while the second woman upsets the table in ... more

The late theatre in Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Destroy'd by Fire in 1820

The late theatre in Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Destroy'd by Fire i...

Drawn & Published by W. Birch near Bristol, 1804. Gilbert Fox Aquafortus. Dated on plate. Restrike. LC, 43546. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr.; Theaters; Ar... more

Five hundred dollars reward. Proclamation, by the deputy-mayor of the City of New York. Whereas there is reason to apprehend that the fire on Wednesday night, the 1st instant, in Cheapside Street, was the effect of design ... offer a reward of f

Five hundred dollars reward. Proclamation, by the deputy-mayor of the ...

2101 F 26 29 My 46.; Rec. 6-21-46.; $10.00.; On verso: 2101E26 29 My 46. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemer... more

U.S. Reports: Korn v. Mu. As. So., 10 U.S. (6 Cranch) 192 (1810)

U.S. Reports: Korn v. Mu. As. So., 10 U.S. (6 Cranch) 192 (1810)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 10; Cranch Volume 6; February Term, 1810; Korn and Wisemiller v. The Mutual Assurance Society against Fire on Buildings of the State of Virginia

[Cut] Theatre on fire. Awful calamity! A letter from Richmond, Virginia dated Dec. 27, says "Last night the theatre took fire and was consumed, together withe about 8- people, with the governor Smith- many were trampled to death under foot, othe

[Cut] Theatre on fire. Awful calamity! A letter from Richmond, Virgini...

Verse.; Richmond theatre fire.; Imprint 1. 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 49, Folder 34.

Proposals for insuring houses, buildings, stores, ships in harbour, and on the stocks, goods, wares, and merchandize, from loss or damage by fire ... Middletown, October 1, 1813.

Proposals for insuring houses, buildings, stores, ships in harbour, an...

Insurance.; Imprint 2. 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 5, Folder 9.

U.S. Reports: Boyce vs. Anderson, 27 U.S. (2 Pet.) 150 (1829)

U.S. Reports: Boyce vs. Anderson, 27 U.S. (2 Pet.) 150 (1829)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 27; Peters Volume 2; January Term, 1829; Robert Boyce, Plaintiff in Error vs. Paul Anderson, Defendant in Error

U.S. Reports: The Patapsco Insurance Company vs. Coulter, 28 U.S. (3 Pet.) 222 (1830)

U.S. Reports: The Patapsco Insurance Company vs. Coulter, 28 U.S. (3 P...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 28; Peters Volume 3; January Term, 1830; The Patapsco Insurance Company, Plaintiffs in Error vs. John Coulter, Defendant in Error

Fireman's quick march: Composed & respectfully dedicated to Albert Richards Esqr. Officers & members of the Troy Fire Company, by John C. Adrews

Fireman's quick march: Composed & respectfully dedicated to Albert Ric...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2122

U.S. Reports: Columbia Insurance Company of Alexandria v. Lawrence, 35 U.S. (10 Pet.) 507 (1836)

U.S. Reports: Columbia Insurance Company of Alexandria v. Lawrence, 35...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 35; Peters Volume 10; January Term, 1836; Columbia Insurance Company of Alexandria v. Joseph W. Lawrence, Who Survived Thomas Poindexter

Lines, on the death of Asa L. Payne, aged 20 years, who lost his life in attempting to give the alarm of fire by ringing the bell at Waterville, Oneida County, N. Y. Dec. 22, 1838, written by a witness of the scene.

Lines, on the death of Asa L. Payne, aged 20 years, who lost his life ...

Verse. 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 118, Folder 35.

Members of the Perseverance fire company, of Washington - for 1840. Gideon printer, Ninth street.

Members of the Perseverance fire company, of Washington - for 1840. Gi...

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 197, Folder 14.

Fire! fire! There will be a meeting of the members of the New Fire comp'y! held at the room now occupied by the City Council this evening, at 7 o'clock, for the purpose of organizing said company. A general attendance is requested. [Alton? Ill.]

Fire! fire! There will be a meeting of the members of the New Fire com...

Imprint 2. 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 16, Folder 30.

Pioneer fire company attention!! An adjourned meeting of the ‘Pioneer fire company,' will be held at the New court room this evening!! at seven o'clock -- for the purpose of electing officers, and for the transaction of such other business as ma

Pioneer fire company attention!! An adjourned meeting of the ‘Pioneer ...

Imprint 2. 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 16, Folder 28.

List of members of the Howard Fire Company for 1841. Bull & Tuttle, Job printers No. 7 North Gay Street.

List of members of the Howard Fire Company for 1841. Bull & Tuttle, Jo...

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 30, Folder 22.

[Front page of the Illustrated London news, illustrated with view of London from waterfront, and view of the destruction of the city of Hamburg by fire]

[Front page of the Illustrated London news, illustrated with view of L...

Illus. in: The Illustrated London news, 1842 May 14, p. 1.

Annual report of the Illinois mutual fire insurance company. Office Ill's mutual fire insur. co. Alton, April 11th, 1843.

Annual report of the Illinois mutual fire insurance company. Office Il...

Insurance. 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 17, Folder 24.

Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu

Print shows travelers warming themselves at a large fire on the Tōkaidō Road near the Hamamatsu station. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2... more

Notice the directors of the Medina County Fire insurance company, have levied the following assessments upon the premium notes of the members of said Company, to wit ... which notes of the assessments are made payable September 15, 1849. ... Med

Notice the directors of the Medina County Fire insurance company, have...

Fire insurance. 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 137, Folder 2a.

Monument of the New York Fire Department

Monument of the New York Fire Department

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Trembly. Copyright deposit, Southern District of N.Y.

U.S. Reports: Tayloe v. Merchants' Fire Ins. Co. (NOTE: also see dissentient opinion in appendix), 50 U.S. (9 How.) 390 (1850)

U.S. Reports: Tayloe v. Merchants' Fire Ins. Co. (NOTE: also see disse...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 50; Howard Volume 9; January Term, 1850; William H. Tayloe, Appellant, v. The Merchants' Fire Insurance Company of Baltimore.

U.S. Reports: Clark et al. v. Manufacturers' Ins. Co., 49 U.S. (8 How.) 235 (1850)

U.S. Reports: Clark et al. v. Manufacturers' Ins. Co., 49 U.S. (8 How....

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 49; Howard Volume 8; January Term, 1850; Eli Clark, William Green, and Hugh McGill, Plaintiffs in error, v. The President, Directors, and Company of the Manufacturers' Insurance... more

U.S. Reports: Hogg et al. v. Emerson, 52 U.S. (11 How.) 587 (1850)

U.S. Reports: Hogg et al. v. Emerson, 52 U.S. (11 How.) 587 (1850)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 52; Howard Volume 11; December Term, 1850; Peter Hogg and Cornelius H. Delamater, Plaintiffs in error, v. John B. Emerson

[Thomas Carlyle, author]

[Thomas Carlyle, author]

Japanese print shows Carlyle horrified to see his manuscript burn after his dog upsets a lamp. Title devised by Library staff. Annotations, stamps, etc. on verso of print: 181; 47623a (white label); LC2585; 43.... more

Slavery! Wanted immediately, 300 able-bodied laborers! Above the age of 25 years to assist the present fire department in working their several machines, for which a liberal compensation will be allowed for their services. Those from the County

Slavery! Wanted immediately, 300 able-bodied laborers! Above the age o...

On verso: 10-98-1009.1.60.23.; MC# 09-82-038.148. 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 ... more

Washington, August 14, 1852. Sir: In accordance with an invitation from the corporate authorities of this City, and at the request of numerous citizens, Professor Boynton, of New York, will deliver a lecture upon the subject of Phillips' fire an

Washington, August 14, 1852. Sir: In accordance with an invitation fro...

Phillips' fire annihilator.; On verso: 1209. Page Order: Leaflet Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collec... more

Indians set fire to their village at the approach of de Soto / J.W. Orr, N.Y.

Indians set fire to their village at the approach of de Soto / J.W. Or...

Indians burning their village in Arkansas, at the approach of de Soto. Illus. in: The Life, travels and adventures of Ferdinand de Soto, Discoverer of the Mississippi / Lambert A. Wilmer. Philadelphia : J.T. Ll... more

Explosion of a steam fire engine, Cincinnati

Explosion of a steam fire engine, Cincinnati

Wood engraving by Bobbett-Hooper(?). Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1855 Dec. 22. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Publ. Ind.; Steam engines; Disa... more

The great fire at Philadelphia: Front page, illustration only

The great fire at Philadelphia: Front page, illustration only

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1856 April 26, p. 305.

U.S. Reports: Garrison et al v. Memphis Insurance Company, 60 U.S. (19 How.) 312 (1857)

U.S. Reports: Garrison et al v. Memphis Insurance Company, 60 U.S. (19...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 60; Howard Volume 19; December Term, 1856; Oliver and Daniel R. Garrison, Appellants, v. The Memphis Insurance Company

Hunkers, attend! Fire away!! The above is a true likeness of "ten cent Jimmy" Buchanan, the "damed-black-rat's" candidate for president ... P. S. "Jimmy" you cannot win! Freedom's Office, Fremont's Peak, Rocky Mountains [1856?].

Hunkers, attend! Fire away!! The above is a true likeness of "ten cent...

Political campaign - poster. 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 122, Folder 7.

The great fire at Philadelphia: Entire front page

The great fire at Philadelphia: Entire front page

Illus. and text in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1856 April 26, p. 305.

Grand Celebration of the Cincinnati Steam Fire Dept. in honor of the opening of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad. "A Steamer" of the fire dept. of Cincinnati turning out to a fire; Procession of the steam fire-engines of the Cincinnati Fire Dept., on the occasion of the Opening of the ... Railroad

Grand Celebration of the Cincinnati Steam Fire Dept. in honor of the o...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1857 June 6, p. 8 & 9. Reference copy may be in LOT 4428. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Firefighting...; St... more

Grand Celebration of the Cincinnati Steam Fire Dept. in honor of the opening of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad. Trial of all the steam engines of Cincinnati on the occasion of the opening of the ...Railroad

Grand Celebration of the Cincinnati Steam Fire Dept. in honor of the o...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1857 June 6, p. 8 & 9. Reference copy may be in LOT 4428. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Firefighting...; St... more

[Firehouse scene showing firemen leaving firehouse pulling a hand-drawn fire engine]

[Firehouse scene showing firemen leaving firehouse pulling a hand-draw...

Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress). Exhibited: American Treasures of the Library of Congress, 1997-1998; loan 4105-L.

Certificate of honorary membership of the Weccacoe Fire Company, Philadelphia / des. & lith. by Jas. Queen ; printed in oil colors by P.S. Duval & Son, Pha.

Certificate of honorary membership of the Weccacoe Fire Company, Phila...

Print shows a certificate for honorary membership in the Weccacoe Fire Company of Philadelphia, with views of five firehouses, horse-drawn engines, and other firefighting equipment. Title from item. Stamped in ... more

U.S. Reports: Richardson et al. v. Goddard et al., 64 U.S. (23 How.) 28 (1860)

U.S. Reports: Richardson et al. v. Goddard et al., 64 U.S. (23 How.) 2...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 64; Howard Volume 23; December Term, 1859; Charles Richardson and others, Claimants of the Barque Tangier, Appellants, v. David Goddard and others

Topographical sketch near Fort Staunton from points not under fire of its guns : [Washington D.C.].

Topographical sketch near Fort Staunton from points not under fire of ...

Relief shown by hachures and form lines. Black and brown inks. At upper left: 211, L. Sheet 15. Missing small sections at corners. Includes bar scale. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 691.6 Available also through th... more

Pioneers, woods on fire, Indians, 7 going [...] in the woods

Pioneers, woods on fire, Indians, 7 going [...] in the woods

Soldiers carrying blanket (with wounded?) on poles. Title inscribed vertically right margin. Inscribed below image: bring [...] wounded in [a] blanket. Formerly Waud no. B-97. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-19... more

Fire next door to Willard's Hotel, Washington, D.C. Ellsworth's New York fire Zouaves extinguishing the flames / / from a sketch by our special artist.

Fire next door to Willard's Hotel, Washington, D.C. Ellsworth's New Yo...

Engraving showing building on fire next to Willard Hotel; Ellworth's New York fire Zouaves firefighters in action with fire pumps and hoses; crowd gathered on street watching flames pouring from windows and roo... more

The Bivouac fire at the outposts of our army on the Potomac
E.E. Ellsworth, late colonel of N.Y Fire Zouaves / E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm), 501 Broadway, N.Y.

E.E. Ellsworth, late colonel of N.Y Fire Zouaves / E. & H.T. Anthony (...

Gift; Mrs. Norman P. Mason; 1963 Oct. Title from item. Printed on verso: from photographic negative from Brady's National Portrait Gallery. In album: Cartes de visite portraits of U.S. Army officers, children, ... more

The departure of Col. Ellsworth's Zouaves from New York, escorted by the fire department

The departure of Col. Ellsworth's Zouaves from New York, escorted by t...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1861 May 11, p. 404. Ref. copy may be in LOT 4420 F. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: US Hist. April 1861; Fir... more

Colonel Ellsworth's New York Fire Zouaves

Colonel Ellsworth's New York Fire Zouaves

Group standing, with battle flags. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1861 May 18, p. 308 (microfilm copy). Reference copy may be in LOT 4420F. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card... more

Banner gas burner!! Consumes all the gases! Ventilates the room. Keeps fire through the entire season without rekindling ... For sale by Thomas A. Westscott, 16, 17, 18 & 19 Marshall, corner of Union Streets, Boston [1861].

Banner gas burner!! Consumes all the gases! Ventilates the room. Keeps...

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 68, Folder 21d.

The Bivouac Fire at the Outposts of our Army of the Potomac

The Bivouac Fire at the Outposts of our Army of the Potomac

Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1861. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Civil War Troops Va.; Civil War Camps; Shelf.

[James River, Va. Deck of iron-clad gunboat Galena, showing stack damaged by fire from Fort Darling, May 15, 1862]

[James River, Va. Deck of iron-clad gunboat Galena, showing stack dama...

Photographs of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy -- the Federal Navy, 1861-1865.

The Moore House, near Yorktown, Va., showing effect of fire from Confederate batteries

The Moore House, near Yorktown, Va., showing effect of fire from Confe...

No. 4224. Title from item. Illus. in: Gardner's photographic sketch book of the war / Alexander Gardner. Washington, D.C. : Philp & Solomons, [c1866], v. 1, pl. 15. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

City of Boston. All persons within the City of Boston having gunpowder or fireworks on their premises contrary to the laws of the Commonwealth, and the rules and regulations of the Board of Engineers of the Boston Fire Department are hereby noti

City of Boston. All persons within the City of Boston having gunpowder...

Handwritten on verso: 1862. 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 69, Folder 10.

The Battle of Pittsburg Landing [Shiloh, Tenn., April 1862]: The woods on fire...Sunday, Apr. 6; 44th Regt, Indian Volunteers engaged

The Battle of Pittsburg Landing [Shiloh, Tenn., April 1862]: The woods...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1862 May 17. Reference copy may be in LOT 4416(O). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: US Hist. 6 April 1862; Civ... more

U.S. Fire Department, Alexandria, Va., with steam fire engines, July, 1863

U.S. Fire Department, Alexandria, Va., with steam fire engines, July, ...

Photograph shows fire fighters and steam fire engines in front of the Alexandria, Virginia fire department which was taken over by Union forces in early 1863. No. 265. Title from item.

A complete map of Richmond and its fortifications within a circle of 12 miles showing the numerous forts, batteries and the range of their fire, and the various obstacles that impede the approach of the Federal army, also, the principal towns & plantations, in the immediate vicinity of Richmond, together with several of the battle fields of 1862.

A complete map of Richmond and its fortifications within a circle of 1...

Scale ca. 1:54,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 628 "As a guide to note the approach of the Federal army, this map is invaluable, as the plan of its fortifications is taken from a correct drawing of a Southern... more

New map of Charleston Harbor, showing the scene of the great naval contest between the iron clad monitors and the Rebel batteries, also the lines of fire, forts, obstructions, inlets, princl. plantations, & e.t.c.

New map of Charleston Harbor, showing the scene of the great naval con...

Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 376 Shows the coast from Long Island to the North Edisto River. Indicates drainage, roads, railroads, and dwellings with names of inhabitants. Channels, water depth... more

[Studio portraits of a Japanese officer, a doctor in traveling dress, man in fire fighting outfit, and a Japanese army surgeon with fan]

[Studio portraits of a Japanese officer, a doctor in traveling dress, ...

Title devised by Library staff. Captions on front of item: "An officer in winter dress" (upper left); "The Japanese doctor in traveling dress" (upper right); "Japanese in fire dress" (lower left); and "A Japane... more

Grants' Great Campaign-the New York 14th Heavy Artilery crossing Chesterfield Bridge, on the North Anna, under a heavy artillery fire.

Grants' Great Campaign-the New York 14th Heavy Artilery crossing Chest...

Title printed below image. This is the illustration that Harper's published on June 25, 1864, p. 404. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.305) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

Carrying the powder down the covered way to the mine under fire

Carrying the powder down the covered way to the mine under fire

Union troops exploded mine at Petersburg to confuse Confederate troops, 30 July 1864. Signed lower right: ARW. Title inscribed below image. Published in: Harper's Weekly, August 20, 1864 (reversed). Gift, J.P. ... more

[Calendar for 1866 - advertisement for Phoenix Insurance Company, Hartford, Conn., illustrated with horse-drawn fire engines, building on fire and steamboat on fire]

[Calendar for 1866 - advertisement for Phoenix Insurance Company, Hart...

Lithograph by Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co., Cincinnati, copyrighted by R.H. Magill. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Trees shattered by artillery fire on south side of Plank Road

Trees shattered by artillery fire on south side of Plank Road

Title from item. No. 4997. Mounted with 5 other photographs with general caption: Battle-field of Chancellorsville. Photographed by a member of the field staff organized by M. B. Brady and possibly by George N.... more

Trees shattered by artillery fire on south side of Plank Road near where Gen. Stonewall Jackson was shot

Trees shattered by artillery fire on south side of Plank Road near whe...

Title from item. No. 4996. Mounted with 5 other photographs with general caption: Battle-field of Chancellorsville. Photographed by a member of the field staff organized by M. B. Brady and possibly by George N.... more

[Fire Department of Philadelphia mourning announcement.]

[Fire Department of Philadelphia mourning announcement.]

Printed in gold on a black background; oval portrait of Lincoln in brown and tan.

O'Connor House, where the Union Officers were imprisoned, under fire, on Broad St. near the Ashley Road, Charleston, S.C.

O'Connor House, where the Union Officers were imprisoned, under fire, ...

Stereograph showing three men near all that remains of a brick chimney in front of the O'Connor house at 180 Broad Street. Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic History. Title from item. Copyright... more

Preamble & resolutions adopted by the Fire Department of Philadelphia, April 20th, 1865, expressive of regret of the death of our late President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln

Preamble & resolutions adopted by the Fire Department of Philadelphia,...

Print shows bust portrait of Abraham Lincoln, facing right, mounted on a broadside containing text of the preamble and resolutions of the Fire Department of Philadelphia as stated following the death of Preside... more

Interior of the Roman Catholic Cathedral, St. John and St. Finbar, Broad Street, Charleston, S.C., destroyed by the great fire of 1861

Interior of the Roman Catholic Cathedral, St. John and St. Finbar, Bro...

Stereograph showing ruins of the church on Broad and Legare Streets which was destroyed in the fire of December 1861. Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic History. Title from item. Copyright by E... more

Extra Wall Street Underwriter. Synopsis of the returns filed in the Massachusetts insurance dep't by the fire insurance companies of Massachusetts and other states, doing business in Massachusetts, having a specific capital, for the year ending

Extra Wall Street Underwriter. Synopsis of the returns filed in the Ma...

On verso: Filed Dec 22, 1866. 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 127, Folder 10c.

An appeal to the friends of science. For the second time, the Portland Society of National History has been visited by a destructive calamity. Its new hall, with the furniture and all its collections, have again been destroyed by fire ... [Portl

An appeal to the friends of science. For the second time, the Portland...

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 22.

[A kiln or furnace with fire heating coal in a retort to the point of decomposition, the resulting gas passing through a pipe to a system of pipes used to illuminate the Boulton and Watt factory in Soho] / P. Broux.

[A kiln or furnace with fire heating coal in a retort to the point of ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Les merveilles de la science, ou Description populaire des inventions modernes, / par Louis Figuier. Paris : Furne, Jouvet et cie, [1867]-1870. Published in: The tradi... more

Trial of breech-loading fire arms, at the city arsenal, corner of 35th St. and 7th Ave., N.Y.

Trial of breech-loading fire arms, at the city arsenal, corner of 35th...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 23 (1867 March 16), p. 405. Reference copy may be in LOT 7000. Caption card tracings: PI Stanton;... more

Callao, after the fire of 15 August, 1868

Callao, after the fire of 15 August, 1868

Photograph shows firedamage on the wharf. People stand amidst the rubble; in foreground, boats and a pier. Photographs by Courret Hermanos Fotogs., Lima, Peru. Title from item. In album: Recuerdos del Peru, vol. 1.

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