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Vue de la Riviere et l'Isle de Courou dans la Guyane francoise, ou deb́arque les Européens pour l'Isle Cayenne

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. Title from item. Printed at head of title in reverse: L'Isle de Courou. Printed at top right: 39. Printed at bottom left: A Paris chez... More

Plan of the city of New York, in North America: surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767

Plan of the city of New York, in North America: surveyed in the years ...

Cartouche showing allegorical scene with an English trader standing on the shore among barrels and bundles of merchandise and a Native wearing feathered headdress and skirt standing among barrels. Title from it... More

A map of the inhabited part of Canada ... with the frontiers of New York and New England ... by Claude Joseph Sauthier / engraved by Wm. Faden, 1777.

A map of the inhabited part of Canada ... with the frontiers of New Yo...

Cartouche showing Englishmen trading with Natives in a wilderness setting. Title from item. Illus. in: The North American atlas, selected from the most authentic maps, charts, plans, &c. hitherto published / by... More

The Colonel electioneering. How to get a vote, or going fixed for the purpose / drawn & engraved by H. Alken.

The Colonel electioneering. How to get a vote, or going fixed for the ...

Print shows a man at center, assumed to be Davy Crockett, standing on a busy commercial street, offering one man a drink and another man tobacco, while campaigning for political office. Two dogs have stopped to... More

Daniel Boon [sic] from a picture by J.W. Berry painted for James Hall Esqr. / Childs & Inman lithrs.

Daniel Boon [sic] from a picture by J.W. Berry painted for James Hall ...

Print shows Daniel Boone, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, wearing coat with fur collar, with handle of knife showing on the right. Title from item. May have been painted by James W. Berry, 1805-1877. ... More

Bellvue. Mr. Dougherty's agency on the  Missouri / Ch. Bodmer pinx ad nat ; L. Weber & Beyer sc.

Bellvue. Mr. Dougherty's agency on the Missouri / Ch. Bodmer pinx ad ...

Illustration shows buildings, paddocks, settlers, ox cart and Indians at Bellvue, Major John Dougherty's trading post on the Missouri River. Title from item. Title also in French and German. Illus. in: Voyage d... More

Three

Three

Print shows many bank note vignettes depicting male and female figures as allegorical images representing commerce, industy, and the arts, also ships and ship building, farm and pioneer life, portraits, and num... More

Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone

Portrait, bust 3/4 facing left. Engraving by J.B. Longacre after painting by C. Harding. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Copyright by J.B. Longacre.

The hunter of Kentucky

The hunter of Kentucky

Henry Clay is the hunter, and various Democrats his quarry. Clay wears a fringed buckskin outfit and coonskin cap reminiscent of Davy Crockett and the Western characters of the contemporary stage, such as Nimro... More

Gunpowder for sale here / Oliver J. Stuart, N.Y.

Gunpowder for sale here / Oliver J. Stuart, N.Y.

Broadsheet advertisement for the Laflin Powder Company, Saugerties, New York, manufacturers of gunpowder, with "Offices [at] 29 Water St. cor. of Olive St. St. Louis Mo. and 79 South Water St. Chicago, Ill." sh... More

Rio San Pedro - second crossing of Devil's Rivers J.D.S

Rio San Pedro - second crossing of Devil's Rivers J.D.S

Print shows a bird's-eye view of the Devil's River valley with a military camp in the middle ground on the left, with the river visible in the background, and with mountains on the right and beyond the river. A... More

Bald, Cousland & Co. bank note engravers & printers, New York & Philadelphia. Permit us to call your attention to this specimen sheet of bank note vignettes

Bald, Cousland & Co. bank note engravers & printers, New York & Philad...

Print shows 13 vignettes depicting country scenes from animal husbandry to harvesting to building temporary shelters on the frontier. Title from item. Publication date based on latest copyright statement on ite... More

An emigrant train attacked by hostile Indians on the prairie / Champney del. ; Nichols sc.

An emigrant train attacked by hostile Indians on the prairie / Champne...

Illustration shows an emigrant wagon train being attacked by Natives while traveling across the Great Plains. Title from item. Illus. in: Ballou's pictorial drawing-room companion, v. 13, no. 7 (1857 August 15)... More

Fort Shepherd, Columbia River no. 2

Fort Shepherd, Columbia River no. 2

Photograph shows exterior view of two buildings at the Hudson Bay Co. post at Fort Shepherd, British Columbia. Title from item. Right half of panorama. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

Transatlantic sketches--the Mississippi River

Transatlantic sketches--the Mississippi River

Wood engravings showing three views of the Mississippi River, captioned: 1. Down the lower Mississippi--from the Baton Rouge; 2. Voyageurs ascending the lower Mississippi; 3. Woodchopper's hut, lower Mississippi.

Fort Shepherd, no. 1

Fort Shepherd, no. 1

Photograph shows exterior view of the Hudson Bay Co. post at Fort Shepherd, British Columbia.

Bartlemy's house, Esquimalt Harbor

Bartlemy's house, Esquimalt Harbor

Photograph shows an exterior view of a house with two people standing near the entrance, near the harbor, Esquimalt, British Columbia. Title from item. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

[Community adjacent to the fur trading post at Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia showing farm and buildings]

[Community adjacent to the fur trading post at Fort Victoria on Vancou...

Title devised by Library staff. No. 1 of a six-part panorama of Victoria. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

[Community adjacent to the fur trading post at Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, showing cluster of buildings and possibly the fort just left of center]

[Community adjacent to the fur trading post at Fort Victoria on Vancou...

Title devised by Library staff. No. 4 of a six-part panorama of Victoria. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

[Community adjacent to the fur trading post at Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia]

[Community adjacent to the fur trading post at Fort Victoria on Vancou...

Title devised by Library staff. No. 6 of a six-part panorama of Victoria. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

[Community adjacent to the fur trading post at Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, showing cluster of buildings]

[Community adjacent to the fur trading post at Fort Victoria on Vancou...

Title devised by Library staff. No. 5 of a six-part panorama of Victoria. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

Panorama, Vancouver, Columbia River no. 1

Panorama, Vancouver, Columbia River no. 1

Photograph shows exterior view of buildings from across broad field. Title from item. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

The gold mining town of Rock Creek, British Columbia, 1860

The gold mining town of Rock Creek, British Columbia, 1860

Photograph shows a cluster of log buildings, one identified as a restaurant, of the gold mining town, Rock Creek, British Columbia, as seen from a hillside above the town, with the creek in the background. Titl... More

[Landscape view showing house on stream with falls in foreground]

[Landscape view showing house on stream with falls in foreground]

On verso: Geo. M. Bretz, Artist, Newville, Cumberland Co., Penn'a. - Negative preserved. In album: [U.S. army officers and other persons of the Civil War period / John White Geary, comp. 1861-1865], no. 138, su... More

The pioneer

The pioneer

Title from handwritten notation on mat. No publication information. Sketch of rifles (?) on verso; not on digital file. (DLC/PP-1936:0065.23). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Father Fenwick's discovering of the first Catholics in Ohio]

[Father Fenwick's discovering of the first Catholics in Ohio]

Photograph of a painting(?) shows a priest, Father Fenwick, blessing settlers who are gathered, some on bended knee, near a log church or cabin on the frontier. Title from item. Written in ink on verso: W. Lamp... More

Life on the plains preparing supper / / from sketches by Mr. James F. Gookins.

Life on the plains preparing supper / / from sketches by Mr. James F. ...

Print shows, from a full page spread of scenes depicting life on the plains, a vignette of two women preparing a meal on a small, portable stove, with tents in the background. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper... More

Deadly attack of a wolf upon a man, and heroic conduct of the man's wife

Deadly attack of a wolf upon a man, and heroic conduct of the man's wi...

Masthead, text of story and image of woman swinging ax at wolf, which is attacking her husband, near Lexington, Michigan in 1859. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's boys' and girls' weekly. New York : F. Leslie, v. 1, n... More

Plowing on the prairie beyond the Mississippi / sketched by Theodore R. Davis.

Plowing on the prairie beyond the Mississippi / sketched by Theodore R...

Men plowing with team of oxen. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1868 May 9, p. 292.

Western sketches - a freshet in the Red River, Texas / Hoskin ; drawn by Frenzeny and Tavernier.

Western sketches - a freshet in the Red River, Texas / Hoskin ; drawn ...

People on ferry crossing the Red River, Texas, during a flood. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1874 April 25, p. 361.

"The Little Ida" En route for Kansas - fleeing from the Yellow Fever Drawn by Neil Mitchell ; Drawn by Sol Eytinge, Jun., from a sketch by H.J. Lewis

"The Little Ida" En route for Kansas - fleeing from the Yellow Fever D...

Top illustration shows small, two-mast sailboat in a turbulent sea. Bottom illustration shows African American "Exodusters" travelling to Kansas on foot and in a mule-drawn cart with cow attached by rope during... More

Emigrants to the West / W.M. Cary.

Emigrants to the West / W.M. Cary.

Emigrants, on plain in the West, with cattle, sheep, dog, horse, wagons; group around campfire in front of tent, with man holding up two game birds; another man with a slain deer, and women cooking. Illus. in: ... More

A frontier post office, eastern Montana

A frontier post office, eastern Montana

Photograph shows individuals, some on horseback and others riding in wagons, waiting outside of post office. Foster & Co., Miles City, Mont. Title from item.

The "New home" in the far west / W.U. Morgan & Co. Lith, Cleveland, O.

The "New home" in the far west / W.U. Morgan & Co. Lith, Cleveland, O.

Trade card, advertising New Home Sewing Machine Co., showing family outside of house.

Pioneer life in 1882

Pioneer life in 1882

Photograph shows pioneer family standing outside of sod house. No. 1832. Additional title on item: South Dakota. Aberdeen. Pioneer life in 1882. Title from item.

Conflict of the Linn boys with the Indians

Conflict of the Linn boys with the Indians

Print showing Linn brothers in hand-to-hand combat in a Native American village, Kentucky, ca. 1785. Illustration from Augustus Lynch Mason, The Romance and Tragedy of Pioneer Life, 1883, p. 413. Title from item.

Suspicious guests / drawn by H.F. Farny.

Suspicious guests / drawn by H.F. Farny.

Print shows a Native approaching four men around a fire cooking a meal, in the background are two Natives seated on horseback. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 35, no. 1782 (1887 February 5), pp.... More

A "Boomer" family / / Davies. A "boomer's" wife /Witt. D[?] after Drote[?]

A "Boomer" family / / Davies. A "boomer's" wife /Witt. D[?] after Drot...

Large group of settlers of the West posed in front of tents; wife of settler of the West (Oklahoma?) cooking on outdoor stove in front of man standing beside covered wagon and man holding bucket and wagon wheel... More

Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone

Drawing shows Daniel Boone in a stock heroic pose preventing an Indian holding a hatchet from harming a woman and baby, while a dog bares his teeth. 9763 US Copyright office

Pilgrims going to church

Pilgrims going to church

Print shows Pilgrims walking through a snowy landscape toward a church. Title from item. Copyright 1893 by Gebbie & Co. Illus. in: The American continent and its inhabitants before its discovery by Columbus / A... More

Calamity Jane, Gen. Crook's scout, no. 1

Calamity Jane, Gen. Crook's scout, no. 1

Photograph shows Martha Jane Burke, popularly known as Calamity Jane, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, wearing fringed leather jacket and pants, holding a rifle with her right hand, with butt resti... More

[Martha Canary, 1852-1903, ("Calamity Jane"), full-length portrait, seated with rifle as General Crook's scout]

[Martha Canary, 1852-1903, ("Calamity Jane"), full-length portrait, se...

Photo copyrighted by H. R. Locke. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Pioneer Cleveland / Dalrymple.

Pioneer Cleveland / Dalrymple.

Print shows President Cleveland standing on the right, holding an axe labeled "Political Wisdom", in a forest where he has been cutting trees labeled "Gold Standard"; approaching from the left is a procession l... More

His silent partners / Dalrymple.

His silent partners / Dalrymple.

Print shows a prospector with a pick working next to a stream and a sluice-box labeled "Klondike Placer" surrounded by vultures labeled "Gin Mill Keeper, Card Sharp, Dance House Keeper, Gambling Den, Dive Keepe... More

Sam Pitman's big production, A fortune hunter

Sam Pitman's big production, A fortune hunter

"Russell-Morgan Print." Caption: The rescue at Eagle Rock Ranch : Brave Nellie with her left arm barred the door and with the right held the Spaniards at bay. Created and "copyright 1898 by The U.S. Printing Co... More

Messengers were sent to warn the settlers of the Indian uprising

Messengers were sent to warn the settlers of the Indian uprising

Title on verso. (DLC/PP-1933:0131). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "The Sole Survivors" by George A. Henty, St. Nicholas, 26:226 (Jan. 1899).

Moose call

Moose call

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. Markendorff, George, co... More

A frontier ranch, eastern Montana

A frontier ranch, eastern Montana

Photograph shows two men and a woman standing outside a log cabin.

Ranch family in 1900

Ranch family in 1900

Photograph shows a family of five together outside their wooden cabin. Copyright 1900 by The Alfred B. Campbell Art Co., Elizabeth, N. J. No. 289. Title from item.

"49ers"

"49ers"

Forty-niners arrive and depart from Sacramento, California, a small frontier town with a dance hall, poker parlor, saloon and barter center. Some pan for gold in the nearby river, while others stake their clai... More

Superlative provocation / Gallaway.

Superlative provocation / Gallaway.

Illustration shows a country courtroom scene with a judge pronouncing a verdict based on testimony of the cowboy standing in front of the clerk's desk. Title from item. Caption: Rube Roundup Yes, your Honor, I... More

"Pioneer Seeking Shelter," a realistic group on the Plaza, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, U. S. A.

"Pioneer Seeking Shelter," a realistic group on the Plaza, Louisiana P...

H61305 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 8536. Title from item.

DANIEL BOONE GROUP

DANIEL BOONE GROUP

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... More

A Christmas joke with a point to it / Hassman̄.

A Christmas joke with a point to it / Hassman̄.

Illustration shows the interior of a frontier cabin where a long table is set for a Christmas turkey dinner; around the table are seated several people, some of whom are surprised to discover an arrow stuck in ... More

The lost trail a comedy drama of western life by Anthony E. Wills.

The lost trail a comedy drama of western life by Anthony E. Wills.

Caption: Ouray and Jim. Created and "copyright 1907 by The U.S. Lithograph Co., Russell-Morgan Print, Cincinnati & New York." No. 10830. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

The courtship of Bill Taft / Keppler.

The courtship of Bill Taft / Keppler.

Illustration shows a shy Theodore Roosevelt, as John Alden, talking to Priscilla Mullins labeled "Republican Party" sitting before a fireplace, with spinning wheel nearby, while William H. Taft, as Myles Standi... More

Iron River Wis., in 1908, Iron River, Wis., in 1888

Iron River Wis., in 1908, Iron River, Wis., in 1888

Postcard shows a parade on a commercial street in Iron River in 1908 and four scenes of Iron River in 1888 including two scenes of settlers in front of cabins, a man in a canoe, and railroad tracks. F 70753 U.S... More

The wolf a play of the Canadian woods by Eugene Walter.

The wolf a play of the Canadian woods by Eugene Walter.

At head of title: The great New York Lyric Theatre success. Caption: You have been making love to Hilda. Created by "The Enquirer Litho. Co., Cin., O." Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

The crafty traders and the easy Indians / Will Crawford.

The crafty traders and the easy Indians / Will Crawford.

Illustration shows Joseph G. Cannon and Nelson W. Aldrich dressed as a frontiersman labeled "Licensed Trader[" offering trinkets labeled "Pauper-Competition Scare, Steady-Work Yarn, Prosperity-For-All Bluff, Ca... More

The mystery of the mistletoe / Will Crawford.

The mystery of the mistletoe / Will Crawford.

Illustration shows a beautiful young Native woman standing beneath a sprig of mistletoe at a colonial Christmas party, several men in attendance appear eager to kiss her. Title from item. Illus. in: Puck, v. 68... More

The life of Buffalo Bill. Parts I-III

The life of Buffalo Bill. Parts I-III

Several events from Buffalo Bill Cody's life are reenacted in the form of dreamed flashbacks. Many scenes are from the Wild West show scenarios, including Buffalo Bill taking the scalp of Yellow Hand, an Indian... More

The Mormon pioneers advanced company coming over Little Mountain, July 1847

The Mormon pioneers advanced company coming over Little Mountain, July...

Reenactment of Mormons traveling by wagon train. J175419 U.S. Copyright Office.

A new scout on the old trail / Will Crawford.

A new scout on the old trail / Will Crawford.

Illustration shows a young "Boy Scout" standing outside his tent, meeting "Davy Crockett, Buffalo Bill, Texas Jack [Omohundro], Kit Carson, California Joe, [and] Dan'l Boone". Title from item. Caption: "Put it ... More

Mormon pioneers about to enter Salt Lake Valley, July 24, 1847

Mormon pioneers about to enter Salt Lake Valley, July 24, 1847

Reenactment of Mormons traveling by wagon train. J175413 U.S. Copyright Office.

Monuments of civilization / Keppler.

Monuments of civilization / Keppler.

Illustration shows at top, Puck holding a paper that states "The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research - Here modern science, aided by Vivisection, is gradually conquering and eradicating human disease" wi... More

West[w]ard bound

West[w]ard bound

Photograph shows two men, one carrying a rifle, walking along side ox-drawn covered wagon; four women riding in wagon; woman in front holding rifle. Copyright 1921 by Walter T. Oxley, Fergus Falls, Minn. Title from item.

I trembled at the possibility of being the only woman within eighteen miles

I trembled at the possibility of being the only woman within eighteen ...

(DLC/PP-1934:0109). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "The Log Cabin Lady," Delineator, 99:5 (Dec. 1921).

[Family at dinner]

[Family at dinner]

Title devised by cataloger. Illustration for "The Log Cabin Lady," Delineator, 99 (Dec. 1921); not published. (DLC/PP-1934:0109). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

Westward-ho

Westward-ho

Photograph shows panoramic view of men walking along side ox-drawn covered wagons. Copyright registration title: Progress Westward-ho. Copyright 1936 by Snelson camera shop. Title from item.

Calamity Jane's Rock. Custer State Park, South Dakota

Calamity Jane's Rock. Custer State Park, South Dakota

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

[Davy Crockett Ward of Bog Trotters Band and his wife, Galax, Virginia]

[Davy Crockett Ward of Bog Trotters Band and his wife, Galax, Virginia...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Davy Crockett Ward & wife; Galax Va 1937." Accompanying note reads: "These pictures were made by CBS photog... More

[Crockett Ward (with fiddle)]

[Crockett Ward (with fiddle)]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Crockett Ward; Davy Crockett Ward." Accompanying note reads: "These pictures were made by CBS photographer ... More

Daniel Boone come to life. Washington, D.C., July 31. George S. Stirl of Burkes County, PA, who travels about the country dressed as the famous American poineer Daniel Boone, has been an ardent supporter of President Roosevelt since the president was first nominated. He has done this $10,000.00 worth of publicity, according to Stirl by writing on the sidewalks in chalk "long live President Roosevelt." He did the writing buying the chalk with money that should have been spent for food, 73137

Daniel Boone come to life. Washington, D.C., July 31. George S. Stirl ...

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... More

The new home

The new home

Gift; Willard Centenary Celebration, National Woman's Christian Temperance Union; 1940; (DLC/PP-1940:053). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: Pioneer Girl / Cla... More

Pilgrims going to church

Pilgrims going to church

Photograph shows Pilgrims walking through a snowy landscape. Photograph of a 1867 painting by George Henry Boughton. Title from item.

Store dummy displaying Daniel Boone hat, fur trimming detachable, suitable for auto aerial plume (advertisement). Amsterdam, New York

Store dummy displaying Daniel Boone hat, fur trimming detachable, suit...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

New York, New York. The War Emergency Board of the fur industry formed a fur vest project. Various fur factories donate the services of their employees one day a week to make fur-lined vests for the merchant marines. The fur is all from voluntary donations from the public. Jewish fur worker wearing a Daniel Boone cap contributed by a hunter. By trade he is a nailer; can scarcely speak English

New York, New York. The War Emergency Board of the fur industry formed...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

The Occidental Hotel in downtown Buffalo, Wyoming. Established in 1880, the hotel once hosted many legendary figures of the Old West, including Butch Cassidy and the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, Calamity Jane Cannary, Buffalo Bill Cody, and a young Theodore Roosevelt

The Occidental Hotel in downtown Buffalo, Wyoming. Established in 1880...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2002:038-13). Forms part of: Gates Frontiers Fund Wyoming Collection within ... More

Sign for The Plainsman restaurant and coffee shop, a vintage roadside restaurant built in 1966 along old U.S. Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona. That same year, a movie of the same name "a Technicolor remake of the 1936 Cecil B. DeMille western film "was released in Hollywood. It starred Don Murray as Wild Bill Hickok, Guy Stockwell as Buffalo Bill Cody and Abby Dalton as Calamity Jane

Sign for The Plainsman restaurant and coffee shop, a vintage roadside ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Gift; Barbara Barrett; 2018; (DLC/PP-2018:112) Forms part of Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive. C... More

The pioneers

The pioneers

Also available in digital form.

A new home--who'll follow? or, Glimpses of western life

A new home--who'll follow? or, Glimpses of western life

Caroline Matilda (Stansbury) Kirkland (1801-1864) was a middle-class white woman with a literary bent who moved with her husband and children to the woods of Michigan in the mid-1830s to settle a newly-planned ... More

The last of the Mohicans

The last of the Mohicans

Also available in digital form.

Floral home; or, First years of Minnesota: early sketches, later settlements, and further developments

Floral home; or, First years of Minnesota: early sketches, later settl...

Harriet E. Bishop (1817-1883) emigrated to Minnesota from New England in 1847. She was recruited by Catherine Beecher's Board of National Popular Education to establish a school in St. Paul, Minnesota and to se... More

A Red River townsite speculation in 1857

A Red River townsite speculation in 1857

"Read at the monthly meeting of the Executive Council, May 13, 1913." Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Pacific railroad

Pacific railroad

Print shows a railroad steam locomotive labeled "S.L. to S.Fo." with coal car, "U.S. Mail" car, and two passenger cars, under steam, heading left to right, with a Native, two frontiersmen, and a dog in the fore... More