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Elizabeth Kortright Monroe

Elizabeth Kortright Monroe

Photograph showing Mrs. James Monroe, bust portrait, facing right. Title from item. Photo of oil portrait by John Vanderlyn.

A few small temples still retain their lines of classic beauty. With the recollection of Greece's ancient glory one may spend pleasant hours in the Acropolis The prime minister, Colonel Gonatas of the Revolutionary Government tells Mr. Carpenter what fun it is to boss generals about when only a colonel

A few small temples still retain their lines of classic beauty. With t...

Photographs show ruins of the Acropolis and Frank Carpenter with the Prime Minister of Greece, Colonel Stylianos Gonatas, Athens, Greece. Title from item. Negative series code stamped on page: LC-C26. Written ... more

Martha Jefferson Randolph, daughter of Thomas Jefferson

Martha Jefferson Randolph, daughter of Thomas Jefferson

Photograph showing Martha Randolph, head and shoulder portrait, facing left. Title from item. Portrait by Thomas Sully.

Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, wife of President John Q. Adams

Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, wife of President John Q. Adams

Photograph showing Mrs. John Quincy Adams, head-and-shoulder portrait, facing right. Title from item. Photo of portrait painted by Charles Bird King.

[Mrs. John Tyler, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

[Mrs. John Tyler, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

Title devised by Library staff. Photo of portrait.

Emily Tenessee Donalson, niece of President Jackson and White House hostess

Emily Tenessee Donalson, niece of President Jackson and White House ho...

Photograph showing Emily Donelson, head-and-shoulder portrait, facing right. Title from item. Photo of portrait.

Mary Abigail Fillmore, hostess for President Fillmore at White House

Mary Abigail Fillmore, hostess for President Fillmore at White House

Photograph showing Mary Fillmore, head-and-shoulder portrait, facing front. Title from item. Photo of portrait.

Sarah York Jackson, daughter-in-law and White House hostess for President Jackson

Sarah York Jackson, daughter-in-law and White House hostess for Presid...

Photograph showing Sarah Jackson, head-and-shoulder portrait, facing left. Title from item. Photo of portrait.

Letitia Tyler Semple, daughter of President John Tyler

Letitia Tyler Semple, daughter of President John Tyler

Photograph showing Letitia Semple, three-quarter-length portrait, standing, leaning on rail. Title from item. Photo of portrait.

[James Buchanan, bust portrait, facing right]

[James Buchanan, bust portrait, facing right]

Title devised by Library staff.

Harriet Lane Johnston, White House hostess for President Buchanan

Harriet Lane Johnston, White House hostess for President Buchanan

Photograph showing Harriet Johnston, head and shoulders portrait, left profile. Title from item. Photo of engraving by J.C. Buttre. From Laura C. Holloway, The Ladies of the White House, 1881, opp. p. 442.

[San Francisco, 1851, from Rincon Hill]

[San Francisco, 1851, from Rincon Hill]

J141156 U.S. Copyright Office Reproduction of daguerreotypes likely taken prior to April 22, 1851. Date based on the presence of the steamer "C.M. Weber," which was in San Francisco for repairs. Sections missin... more

[Abraham Lincoln while campaigning for the U.S. Senate, taken in Chicago, Illinois

[Abraham Lincoln while campaigning for the U.S. Senate, taken in Chica...

Title devised by Library staff. Original photograph: The original daguerreotype is at the Chicago Historical Society. Ostendorf, no. 6 Meserve, no. 3 Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by L... more

Charlotte Cushman as Meg Merrilies in "Guy Mannering"

Charlotte Cushman as Meg Merrilies in "Guy Mannering"

Photograph by Mathew Brady Studio. Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States / Vincent Virga and curators of the Library of Congress ; historical commentary by Alan Brinkley. New ... more

[Abraham Lincoln, immediately prior to Senate nomination, Chicago, Illinois]

[Abraham Lincoln, immediately prior to Senate nomination, Chicago, Ill...

Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right. According to Ostendorf, this portrait by Hessler was copied during Lincoln's campaign and further distributed. Ostendorf, no. 2 (variation) Meserve, n... more

[Abraham Lincoln while a traveling lawyer, taken in Danville, Illinois

[Abraham Lincoln while a traveling lawyer, taken in Danville, Illinois

Illus. in: The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln / Frederick Hill Meserve. New York, Privately printed, 1911, p. 43. Original photograph: The original ambrotype is at the Illinois State Historical Library. Ostendo... more

[Abraham Lincoln: Immediately prior to Senate nomination, Chicago, Illinois]

[Abraham Lincoln: Immediately prior to Senate nomination, Chicago, Ill...

Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right. Ostendorf, no. 2 Meserve, no. 6 Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 6-7.

[Abraham Lincoln, bust-length portrait, facing right]

[Abraham Lincoln, bust-length portrait, facing right]

Ostendorf, no. 12 Meserve, no. 4 Original photograph: The original tintype is at the National Lincoln Museum (Old Ford's Theatre), according to Ostendorf. Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album /... more

[Abraham Lincoln, half-length portrait, facing right]

[Abraham Lincoln, half-length portrait, facing right]

Photo shows Abraham Lincoln in an image that was widely reproduced on presidential campaign ribbins in 1860. Lincoln reportedly liked the photograph and often signed prints for admirers. (Source: Ostendorf, p. ... more

[Abraham Lincoln, half-length portrait, facing right]

[Abraham Lincoln, half-length portrait, facing right]

Photo shows Abraham Lincoln in an image that was widely reproduced on presidential campaign ribbons in 1860. Lincoln reportedly liked the photograph and often signed prints for admirers. (Source: Ostendorf, p. ... more

[Abraham Lincoln: President-elect]

[Abraham Lincoln: President-elect]

Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left. Ostendorf, no. 40 Meserve, no. 33 Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 67.

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president, half-length portrait, looking left, May 20,1860]

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president, half-length portrait, ...

Photo shows presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, two days after he won his party's nomination. (Source: Ostendorf, p. 42.) The Library's print is a copy of an ambrotype. As a result,... more

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president, before delivering his Cooper Union address, New York, N.Y., on Feb. 27, 1860]

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president, before delivering his ...

Title devised by Library staff. Ostendorf, no. 17 (variant) Meserve, no. 19 or no. 20 (detail) Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 385.

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president, three-quarter length portrait, before delivering his Cooper Union address in New York City] / Brady, N.Y.

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president, three-quarter length p...

Abraham Lincoln, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing slightly right. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln / Frederick Hill Meserve. New York, Privately print... more

Abigail Smith Adams wife of John Adams / photo of portrait by Gilbert Stuart.

Abigail Smith Adams wife of John Adams / photo of portrait by Gilbert ...

Photograph showing Mrs. John Adams, head and shoulder portrait, facing right. Title from item. Photo of portrait by Gilbert Stuart; portrait at National Gallery. Photo by Chester A. Lawrence, Dorchester, Mass.,... more

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president, half-length portrait, looking right, May 20,1860]

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president, half-length portrait, ...

Photo shows presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, two days after he won his party's nomination. (Source: Ostendorf, p. 42-3.) Title devised by Library staff Previously attributed to W... more

[Bolling house originally named "Mitchell's" (later "Bull Hill"), possibly located in Hopewell, Va.]

[Bolling house originally named "Mitchell's" (later "Bull Hill"), poss...

Photograph shows men and tents on the lawn of Bolling house. Title devised by library staff. Caption continues: It stood in the present day "Mansion Hills" subdivision of Hopewell, Virginia on the south bank of... more

Chancellorsville, Virginia

Chancellorsville, Virginia

Photograph shows two men seated on a hill overlooking the site of the battle. Title from item. Brady-Handy Collection.

Engine "Fred Leach? (i.e.) The General

Engine "Fred Leach? (i.e.) The General

Title from item. Printed on mount: (Miller, v. 8, p. 277).

(Sailors on deck of warship)

(Sailors on deck of warship)

Title from item. Part of Brady-Handy Collection. Cited in Miller, vol. 6, p. 278-279, as the gunboat Mendota.

Confederate camp, Warrington Navy Yard, Pensacola, Florida, 1861

Confederate camp, Warrington Navy Yard, Pensacola, Florida, 1861

Photograph shows Company B of the 9th Mississippi in a bivouac camp. The cook is identified as Kinlock Falconer. (Information from the Image of War, 1981).

Port Royal, S.C. [i.e. Va.]

Port Royal, S.C. [i.e. Va.]

Title from item. Part of Brady-Handy Collection.

Fort Pillow ?, Tenn.

Fort Pillow ?, Tenn.

Photograph shows mounted guns and fortifications along the perimeter of a fort.

Pontoon bridge across James River above Jones' Landing (view from south side)

Pontoon bridge across James River above Jones' Landing (view from sout...

No. 2537. Title from item. Purchase; L.C. Handy, Washington, D.C.; 1905 Nov. 25; (DLC/PP-1905: 42760A)

Sunday morning mass at Camp Cass, 1861. 9th Mass. Infantry, U.S.A.

Sunday morning mass at Camp Cass, 1861. 9th Mass. Infantry, U.S.A.

Photograph shows Rev. Gaslie Scully at Camp Cass, Arlington Heights, Virginia.

View of battlefield.  Peach Tree Creek, Ga.

View of battlefield. Peach Tree Creek, Ga.

Part of Brady-Handy Collection. Title from item. Published in: Barnard, George N., Photographic views of Sherman's campaign. New York: Dover Publishers, 1977, E475.97 .B32 1977. Hand written on verso: Similar t... more

Shiloh

Shiloh

Title from item. Part of Brady-Handy Collection. Hand written on mount: Probably better captioned: Fort Burnham (previously Confederate Fort Harrison).

Railroad engine at City Point, Va.

Railroad engine at City Point, Va.

Title from item. Brady-Handy Collection.

Hospital ship, Nashville

Hospital ship, Nashville

Title from item.

Bombardment of Ft. Sumter

Bombardment of Ft. Sumter

Photograph shows Battery Stevens, commanded by First Lieutenant James Wilson from Battery C, 1st U.S. Artillery, after the fall of Battery Wagner. Title from item. Photographer and date from another copy in the... more

[Portrait of Union officer holding a sword in his arm]
Fort Totten, Washington, D.C. Interior  view
Maj. Gen. I. B. Richardson

Maj. Gen. I. B. Richardson

Title from item. Purchase; L.C. Handy, Washington, D.C.; 1905 Nov. 25; (DLC/PP-1905: 42760A)

U.S. warship

U.S. warship

Title from item.

Confederate camp

Confederate camp

Photograph showing 9th Miss. Confederate soldiers at camp near Pensacola, Fla., Ap. 1861. Title from item. Photo attributed to J. D. Edwards. "Reproduced in Miller, vol. I, p. 201".

View from Lookout Mountain, Tenn.

View from Lookout Mountain, Tenn.

Title from item. Part of Brady-Handy Collection.

Confederate dead on Matthews Hill, Bull Run (i.e. Antietam)

Confederate dead on Matthews Hill, Bull Run (i.e. Antietam)

Title from item. Illustrated in: Divided We Fought: A Pictorial History of the War, 1861-1865, p. 21. Illustrated in: Frassanito, William A., E474.65.F7 (P&P) Antietam: The Photographic Legacy of America's Bloo... more

Petersburg, Virginia (?)

Petersburg, Virginia (?)

Photograph shows homes along a dirt road. View may be of Gettysburg rather than Petersburg. Title from item. Brady-Handy Collection.

Group of soldiers

Group of soldiers

Title from item. Brady-Handy Collection.

Petersburg, Virginia

Petersburg, Virginia

Title from item. Brady-Handy Collection.

City Point, Va., unloading stores for Army of Potomac

City Point, Va., unloading stores for Army of Potomac

Photograph shows men standing on gangplank between boat and dock, with stacks of barrels onshore surrounded by the aftermath of an explosion that took place on August 9, 1864. No. 813. Title from item. Hand wri... more

Camp kitchen

Camp kitchen

Title from item. Part of Brady Handy Collection.

Group of soldiers [i.e. officers]

Group of soldiers [i.e. officers]

Title from item. Part of Brady-Handy Collection.

Civil War, Fort Pulaski

Civil War, Fort Pulaski

Title from item. Copyright no. J154948, May 4, 1911. Hand written on verso: Miller, vol. I, 361.

[Abraham Lincoln, full-length portrait, seated]

[Abraham Lincoln, full-length portrait, seated]

Photo shows Abraham Lincoln with a badly swollen hand after shaking hands with thousands of people during his journey to Washington, DC. During most of the sitting he kept his right hand closed or out of view. ... more

Wauhatchie bridge

Wauhatchie bridge

Title from item.

Generals Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Hooker, Harney, Dodge, Gibbon, and Potter at Fort Sanders

Generals Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Hooker, Harney, Dodge, Gibbon, and ...

Photograph shows a group gathered for a meeting regarding the Union Pacific Railroad at Fort Sanders Wyoming, in July of 1868. Attendees included Generals P. H. Sheridan, John Gibbon, U.S. Grant, William T. She... more

Ft. Sumter, the day after its first bombardment

Ft. Sumter, the day after its first bombardment

No. 33. Title from item. Printed on board mount: Patriot Publishing Company, Myrick Building, Springfield, Mass. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. 9, p. 41". Copyright date: April 11, 1911.

Ruins of Richmond, Virginia

Ruins of Richmond, Virginia

Photograph shows a soldier standing by a pile of cannon barrels and cannon balls with the ruins of the city in the distance. Title from item. No. H22. Original neg. is at National Archives. Brady Handy Collection.

Group of Federal soldiers
Soldiers having fun

Soldiers having fun

Title from item.

[Abraham Lincoln, first profile portrait with a full beard]

[Abraham Lincoln, first profile portrait with a full beard]

Library's photo is reversed. Title devised by Library staff. Ostendorf, no. 44 Meserve, no. 36 Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 71.

Ruins of Gallego Mills, Richmond, Va.

Ruins of Gallego Mills, Richmond, Va.

Title from item. Purchase; L.C. Handy, Washington, D.C.; 1905 Nov. 25; (DLC/PP-1905: 42760A)

Winter camp near Manassas, Virginia

Winter camp near Manassas, Virginia

Title from item. Copy of albumen print, LOT 4169, no. 16. Date from albumen print.

The John Ross house, Rossville Gap, Ga. Hdq. of Gen. Gordon Granger, Battle of Chickmauga [i.e. Chickamauga]

The John Ross house, Rossville Gap, Ga. Hdq. of Gen. Gordon Granger, B...

Photograph shows a cabin with a family seated on the porch in a damaged area. Title from item. Brady-Handy Collection. Original print in PH - Barnard, (G), no. 16. Published in: Photographic views of Sherman's ... more

Pontoon bridge

Pontoon bridge

Brady Handy Collection. Title from item.

General McClellan and Generals of Divisions

General McClellan and Generals of Divisions

Title from item. Included among the generals are: Charles Griffin, S.P. Heintzelman, Andrew Porter, Irvin McDowell, and George McClellan. Illustrated in: Miller, v. 1, p. 307.

[Group portrait showing Col. John Singleton Mosby and some members of his Confederate battalion]

[Group portrait showing Col. John Singleton Mosby and some members of ...

Title devised by library staff. Photographer attributed based on information from the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. Published in "Divided We Fought: A Pictorial History of the War 1861-1865", Milh... more

Colonels Orlando M. Poe & Orville E. Babcock at Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn.

Colonels Orlando M. Poe & Orville E. Babcock at Fort Sanders, Knoxvill...

Photograph shows Colonel Orlando M. Poe (in great coat) and Colonel Orville E. Babcock at Fort Sanders battlefield. Title from item. Caption continues: repro. in Divided We Fought, p. 246. See also: PH-Barnard ... more

(Meat for the army)

(Meat for the army)

Title from item. Part of Brady-Handy Collection.

Camp of 40th Mass. Infantry Miner's Hill, Va.

Camp of 40th Mass. Infantry Miner's Hill, Va.

Title from item. Purchase; L.C. Handy, Washington, D.C.; 1905 Nov. 25; (DLC/PP-1905: 42760A)

Twenty-six New York Inf. (i.e. Infantry), Ft. Lyon, Va.

Twenty-six New York Inf. (i.e. Infantry), Ft. Lyon, Va.

No. H24. Part of Brady-Handy Collection. Similar to LOT 4173, no. 44. Title from item.

Battlefield of Bull Run. Soldiers' graves

Battlefield of Bull Run. Soldiers' graves

No. B1250. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948. Purchase; L.C. Handy, Washington, D.C.; 1905 Nov. 25; (DLC/PP-1905: 42760A)

Pontoon bridge across the James River

Pontoon bridge across the James River

Title from item. Brady-Handy Collection. Hand written on mount: "See LC-B8184-40474 ZA".

Shell damage, Charleston, S.C.

Shell damage, Charleston, S.C.

Photograph shows shell damaged buildings on Meeting Street with Hibernian Hall on the left. Title from item. Brady-Handy Collection.

Gen. Jeff. C. Davis

Gen. Jeff. C. Davis

Title from item. Alternate title, photographer, and date from Catalogue of photographic incidents of the war, from the gallery of Alexander Gardner...by Bob Zeller, published by the Center for Civil War Photogr... more

U.S.S. Mendota

U.S.S. Mendota

Title from item.

U.S. Transport Chickamauga

U.S. Transport Chickamauga

Title from item. Part of Brady-Handy Collection.

(Drum Corps) 30th Pa. Infantry

(Drum Corps) 30th Pa. Infantry

Title from item. Brady-Handy Collection.

Battery at Annapolis, Md.

Battery at Annapolis, Md.

Photograph shows four mounted cannons. Title from item. Brady-Handy Collection.

Hancock, Gen. W.S. & group (Birney, Barlow, & Gibbons)

Hancock, Gen. W.S. & group (Birney, Barlow, & Gibbons)

Photograph shows a group of Federal generals: Winfield Scott Hancock (seated), with division commanders, Francis Channing Barlow, (left), David Bell Birney, and John Gibbon. Title from item. Part of Brady-Handy... more

Wharves at City Point, Va., Lincoln's car in foreground

Wharves at City Point, Va., Lincoln's car in foreground

Title from item. Part of Brady-Handy Collection.

Gettysburg, battlefield of, Scene of Pickett's charge, 974

Gettysburg, battlefield of, Scene of Pickett's charge, 974

Photograph shows clump of trees on left that was point of direction for Pickett's soldiers, monument to 2nd Corps placed near where General Alexander S. Webb was wounded, spot in the center where General Armist... more

[An aerial view of a house, tents, and other buildings partly obscured by trees]

[An aerial view of a house, tents, and other buildings partly obscured...

Title devised by library staff. Photograph is half of a stereograph pair. Purchase; L.C. Handy, Washington, D.C.; 1905 Nov. 25; (DLC/PP-1905: 42760A)

Aerial view of a camp in the distance

Aerial view of a camp in the distance

Title devised by library staff. Purchase; L.C. Handy, Washington, D.C.; 1905 Nov. 25; (DLC/PP-1905: 42760A)

Corduroy road

Corduroy road

Title from item. Brady-Handy Collection.

The church. Falls Church, Va.

The church. Falls Church, Va.

Photograph shows two men outside the church. Title from item.

Generals, Barlow, Birney, Gibbon, & Hancock, USA

Generals, Barlow, Birney, Gibbon, & Hancock, USA

Photograph shows a group of Federal generals: Winfield Scott Hancock (seated), with division commanders, Francis Channing Barlow, (left), David Bell Birney, and John Gibbon. Title from item.

Sheridan, Gen. Phil & staff

Sheridan, Gen. Phil & staff

Portrait shows from left: Wesley Merritt, David McMurtrie Gregg, General Sheridan, Henry Eugene Davies, James Harrison Wilson, Alfred Torbert. Title from item. Part of Brady-Handy Collection.

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