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The sylvic gas light B. Franklin Coston, patentee, Washington City, D.C. / / A. De Vaudricourt del. ; C.B. Graham's Lithy. D.C.

The sylvic gas light B. Franklin Coston, patentee, Washington City, D....

Print showing a gas light generator for use in "Hotels, Light Houses, Steam Boats, Cottages, Factories, Churches" with vignettes of buildings, boats, and gas lights.

Who says gas? Or the Democratic b-hoy

Who says gas? Or the Democratic b-hoy

A pro-Democrat satire, pitting Democratic candidate Lewis Cass against Whig nominee Zachary Taylor in a bout for the presidency. Cass (center) is the obvious favorite. He wears the stovepipe hat, boots, bold pl... more

Grand set to between rough and ready and Genal. Gas

Grand set to between rough and ready and Genal. Gas

Zachary Taylor and Lewis Cass engage in a bout of fisticuffs in their battle for the presidency in 1848. Taylor, clearly getting the better of his opponent, seizes Cass by the lapels saying, "A little more gra... more

Gas and glory

Gas and glory

A satire on Franklin Pierce's alleged ineptness as an officer during the Mexican War. There are two scenes. In the left frame, in "New Hampshire," Pierce trains a band of volunteer militia, exhorting them, "Fo... more

Gas lights over new Hall of Representatives
Gas regulator

Gas regulator

U.S. Capitol? (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Ball's patent indestructible water and gas pipe, made of wrought iron, lined with & laid in hydraulic cement, manufactured by the "Water & gas pipe co.," at Jersey City, N. J ... The company are prepared to take and execute contracts to construc

Ball's patent indestructible water and gas pipe, made of wrought iron,...

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 202, Folder 10.

Route of a proposed railroad from Powelton, West Philada. to the Philada; gas works and thence to the river Delaware; surveyed by the engineer of the Pennsylva Rail Road Co.

Route of a proposed railroad from Powelton, West Philada. to the Phila...

Outline map of Philadelphia and vicinity showing different railroad lines and depots. Below "Line E" on the map is the following statement. "Surveyed by Edw. H. Saunders, Nov. 1856." Scale ca. 1:35,000. LC Rail... more

W. F. Shaw's patent gas cooking & ironing apparatus. Gas smoothing-iron and miniature gas furnace. W. F. Shaw's patent ... 174 Washington Street Boston. [1858].

W. F. Shaw's patent gas cooking & ironing apparatus. Gas smoothing-iro...

Gas smoothing -iron. 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 63, Folder 9.

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.

View of the Petersburg Gas Works / negative by T.H. O'Sullivan, positive by A. Gardner.

View of the Petersburg Gas Works / negative by T.H. O'Sullivan, positi...

Photograph showing the damage to the gas works building and smoke stack caused by Union Army bombs. Illus. in: Gardner's photographic sketch book of the war / Alexander Gardner. Washington, D.C. : Philp & Solo... more

The solar gaz machine. O. P. Drake's latest improvement for lighting with gas. factories, hotels, stores, and dwellings ... Manufactured and sold by O. P. Drake & company 6 & 8 Bedford Street, Boston, Mass. [1866].

The solar gaz machine. O. P. Drake's latest improvement for lighting w...

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 72, Folder 12.

Gas Works and Long Bridge from Rincon Point, San Francisco

Gas Works and Long Bridge from Rincon Point, San Francisco

The Library holds only one photo from a pair published as a stereographic view. Gems of California scenery, no. 389. LOT subdivision subject: San Francisco General Views. This record contains unverified old dat... more

[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

Exhibit chart showing streets & avenues of the cities of Washington and Georgetown, improved under the Board of Public Works, D.C. : Nov. 1st 1873 : gas mains.

Exhibit chart showing streets & avenues of the cities of Washington an...

Depths shown by soundings. Also shows block and ward numbers. Does not show gas mains in Georgetown. Includes notes. In printer's cartouche: 466. LC copy soiled, annotated in ink, mounted on cloth backing, and ... more

Map of the old portion of the city surrounding the plaza, showing the old plaza church, public square, the first gas plant and adode buildings, Los Angeles city, March 12th, 1873 /

Map of the old portion of the city surrounding the plaza, showing the ...

Cadastral map. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Mounted on cardboard. Map of a portion of Los Angeles City showing plots, large number of women landowners, and points of interest with dates. Copy annotated in pencil... more

Light thrown on a dark subject (which is bad for the gas companies)

Light thrown on a dark subject (which is bad for the gas companies)

Thomas Edison, with his newly-invented electric light bulb, throws light on the gas company monopoly, personified by 2 men with monstrous gas-meter heads. Illus. in: Puck, 1878 Oct. 23, p. 16. Reference copy ma... more

[The gas lamp]

[The gas lamp]

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 18. No. 101. In album: Black Sea lifesaving stations, naval facilities, ports, mines, and factories, Turkey and Greece, Ottoman ... more

[Gas Pavilion, Paris Exposition, 1889]

[Gas Pavilion, Paris Exposition, 1889]

Originals in PR12, LOT 6634.

Findlay, Ohio, the Gas City.

Findlay, Ohio, the Gas City.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 693 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes col. illus., index to points of interest... more

[A three-horsepower internal combustion engine that ran on coal gas]

[A three-horsepower internal combustion engine that ran on coal gas]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The gas and oil engine / by Dugald Clerk. New York : J. Wiley & sons, [1896]. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard... more

Bryan's gas

Bryan's gas

Print shows William Jennings Bryan as a soda jerk, standing behind a counter offering a cup of "Boy Oratory" or "Bryan's Free Silver Soda" to a farmer holding a "Vote" in his hand; a sign on the wall behind Bry... more

New Jersey, Atlantic City, gas station at Texas & Atlantic Ave.

New Jersey, Atlantic City, gas station at Texas & Atlantic Ave.

Photograph shows two automobiles parked near gas pumps at the Co. Service Oil & Gas Co., Inc. service station; a row of houses and other buildings surround the station. No. 2 photo, A. C. Commercial Photo Co. T... more

She: is there any good reason for turning down the gas? : Certainly, my dear : the scientific one is that when you reduce the pressure in one place you increase it in another

She: is there any good reason for turning down the gas? : Certainly, m...

(DLC/PP-1938:0086). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: Life, 37:353 (April 25, 1901).

Ocean City, N.J. : showing its unrivalled location, beautiful sea-shore, protected sailing waters, and famous fishing grounds, also railroads and ferry connections, artesian water, sanitary sewage [sic], electric lights, gas, electric cars.

Ocean City, N.J. : showing its unrivalled location, beautiful sea-shor...

Class G. XXc. no. 4920 U.S. Copyright Office Bird's-eye view to horizon. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy halved and... more

Uncontrolled gas well

Uncontrolled gas well

Gas well about three miles from Kane, Pa., on the Wetmore Road, one of the largest natural gas wells in the world, which was struck Sept. 22, 1906. Photo copyrighted by Charles E. Craven. This record contains u... more

First Annual Convention, American Gas Institute, Oct. 18-19, 1906

First Annual Convention, American Gas Institute, Oct. 18-19, 1906

H6416[...] U.S. Copyright Office Copyright claimant's address: Chicago. Copyright deposit; Geo. R. Lawrence Co.; October 24, 1906.

Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g /

Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g /

This film is a spectacular pan of the downtown area of San Francisco as seen from south of Market Street. The location among low ruins was ideal to view the tall ruined buildings along and north of Market Stree... more

First Annual Banquet, American Gas Institute, Oct. 19, 1906

First Annual Banquet, American Gas Institute, Oct. 19, 1906

H44142 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright claimant's address: Chicago. Copyright deposit; Geo. R. Lawrence Co.; October 24 1906.

Caney [Kansas] gas well [on fire]

Caney [Kansas] gas well [on fire]

Photo copyrighted by W.E. McKinney, Coffeyville, Kansas. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Kansas Caney; Fires...; Gas, Natural; Photog. I.; Geogr.; Shelf.

She is the queen of his gas machine / Copyright 1907 by Tom M. Phillips.

She is the queen of his gas machine / Copyright 1907 by Tom M. Phillip...

Photograph showing a woman draped across a sofa, holding a book, looking pensive. H103633 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Proof of lantern slide to accompany the song, "In my merry Oldsmobile."

Gas masks
Hot Springs (Ark.), fire Sept, 1913 - wreck of gas plant

Hot Springs (Ark.), fire Sept, 1913 - wreck of gas plant

Photo shows the ruins of a gas plant in Hot Springs, Arkansas after a fire on September 5, 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2010)

Putting 46 ton girder in place - Cons. Gas Co's Bldg.

Putting 46 ton girder in place - Cons. Gas Co's Bldg.

Photo shows Consolidated Gas Company building, 15th and Irving, New York City (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009).

Hoisting 46 ton girder on Cons. Gas Co's Bldg.

Hoisting 46 ton girder on Cons. Gas Co's Bldg.

Photo shows Consolidated Gas Company building, 15th and Irving, New York City (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009).

Birds eye view of N.Y.C. from roof of Cons. Gas Co's Bldg.

Birds eye view of N.Y.C. from roof of Cons. Gas Co's Bldg.

Photo taken from roof of the Consolidated Gas Company building, 15th and Irving, New York City (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009).

German Protection against gas bombs

German Protection against gas bombs

Photograph shows German soldier wearing a face mask to protect against gas attacks during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

Am'n [i.e., American] Ambulance Field service in Woevre Forest, bell to warn of gas waves

Am'n [i.e., American] Ambulance Field service in Woevre Forest, bell t...

Photograph shows an American ambulance driving through the Woevre Forest, France during World War I.

I gas asfissianti. Gas asphyxiants. Asphyxiating gas A. Bertiglia

I gas asfissianti. Gas asphyxiants. Asphyxiating gas A. Bertiglia

Postcard shows a comic scene of children at a toilet building; those in the doorway wear uniforms of Turkey, Germany, and Austria, while those holding their noses wear uniforms of France, Britain, and other cou... more

Beware poison gas?

Beware poison gas?

Poster is text only. Title from item.

[U.S. Marines standing in ranks with gas masks attached; France, 1918]

[U.S. Marines standing in ranks with gas masks attached; France, 1918]

Photo by USASC, no. 2143. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: WW I France; Gas in warfare; Marines, U.S.; Shelf.

Major D.T. Pierce and Captain James Hazen Hyde of the American Red Cross, take one of London's "Zeppelin buggies" for an urgent official errand. Owing to the shortage of gasoline, many London automobiles for operating with ordinary illuminating gas as fuel. The gas is contained in a great rubber container above the roof of the car, strapped down with stout canvas tapes to keep it from floating away like a kite balloon

Major D.T. Pierce and Captain James Hazen Hyde of the American Red Cro...

Title and note information from Red Cross caption card. Group title: Personnel, England. On caption card: B-364. Data: Atlantic Div. 11/18. Atlantic, 4/1919. Gift; American National Red Cross 1944 and 1952. Gen... more

The gas attack

The gas attack

Six U.S. soldiers, with five of them wearing gas masks and the other one holding his throat. Probably used for training purposes. American National Red Cross Collection (Library of Congress). No. RC-8603. Unpro... more

U.S. Reports: Lincoln Gas Co. v. Lincoln, 250 U.S. 256 (1919)

U.S. Reports: Lincoln Gas Co. v. Lincoln, 250 U.S. 256 (1919)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 250; October Term, 1918; Lincoln Gas &(and) Electric Light Company v. City of Lincoln et al.

James Hazen Hyde, now a Captain in the American Red Cross, off an an official errand in one of London's war-time novelties, the "Gas Bag Car." Owing to the shortage of gasoline, many London cars have been fitted with apparatus for operating with ordinary illuminating gas, which is carried in a great rubber container above the roof of the car. In the background is the headquarters building of the U.S. Army in Great Britain

James Hazen Hyde, now a Captain in the American Red Cross, off an an o...

Title and note information from Red Cross caption card. Group title: Personnel, England. On caption card: B-361. Data: Atlantic Div. 11/18. Atlantic, 4/1919. Gift; American National Red Cross 1944 and 1952. Gen... more

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