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[Congress voting the Declaration of Independence]

[Congress voting the Declaration of Independence]

Print shows men gathered in the Assembly Room in the Pennsylvania State House (now called Independence Hall), Philadelphia. Completed figures include John Adams, Roger Sherman, James Wilson and Thomas Jefferson... more

[Rufus Blakeman, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, facing front, hands folded in lap]

[Rufus Blakeman, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, fa...

Doctor and president of Fairfield County Medical Association, Greenfield, Connecticut.

[Edward John Phelps, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, arms folded]

[Edward John Phelps, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right...

Lawyer; Second Comptroller of the Treasury, 1851-1853; U.S. Minister to Great Britain; President of the American Bar Association, 1880; Professor of law at Yale University.

[Francis Lister Hawks, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, eyes front]

[Francis Lister Hawks, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the rig...

Reverend, Protestant Episcopal clergyman, church historian, first president of the University of Louisiana.

[Henry Grinnell, head-and-shoulders portrait, profile to the left]

[Henry Grinnell, head-and-shoulders portrait, profile to the left]

Merchant; backer of polar expeditions; first President of the American Geographical Society.

[Henry Clay, three-quarter length portrait, three-quarters to the left, facing front, seated, holding cane, tall hat on table with tablecloth]

[Henry Clay, three-quarter length portrait, three-quarters to the left...

Republican Senator from Kentucky, 1806-1807, 1810-1811; Congressman, 1811-1814, 1815-1821, 1823-1825; U.S. Secretary of State, 1825-1829; Whig Senator, 1831-1842, 1849-1852; Democratic Republican candidate for ... more

[John Van Buren, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

[John Van Buren, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

Democratic congressman from New York, 1841-1843; son of President Martin Van Buren.

The "White House" view in Washington.

The "White House" view in Washington.

Engraving showing a busy street filled with pedestrians and carriages in front of the Willard's City Hotel; the White House positioned on left side of hotel.

President's stables (White House in the background).

President's stables (White House in the background).

Photograph shows two men and a horse at stables adjacent to White House.

White House (South front, or rear).

White House (South front, or rear).

Photograph shows White House with attached conservatory.

White House, S. front

White House, S. front

Photograph shows view to northwest showing west side and south porch.

House of Representatives, XXXVI Congress, U.S., 1860 / M. B. Brady.

House of Representatives, XXXVI Congress, U.S., 1860 / M. B. Brady.

Composite photograph showing Representatives of the 36th Congress.

[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.)

[Gen'l. John W. Geary and staff - taken at Harper's Ferry]

[Gen'l. John W. Geary and staff - taken at Harper's Ferry]

Among the staff, the third man from left, holding a sword, has been identified as Captain Thomas Hollingsworth Elliot (Source: L. C. Wagner, 2007). The third man from the right is James Gillette (Source: Amy Jones, 2011)

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.

Washington, D. C. Washington Navy Yard. First Japanese treaty commission to the U. S., 1860

Washington, D. C. Washington Navy Yard. First Japanese treaty commissi...

Photograph shows Japanese samurai warriors posed with Navy and American representatives.

Key to House of Representatives, XXXVI Congress, U.S., 1860

Key to House of Representatives, XXXVI Congress, U.S., 1860

Composite photograph with list of names identifying Representatives of the 36th Congress.

Abraham Lincoln and his son Thad

Abraham Lincoln and his son Thad

Abraham Lincoln and his son Thad looking at album.

[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.)

Union / painted by T.H. Matteson ; engraved by H.S. Sadd.

Union / painted by T.H. Matteson ; engraved by H.S. Sadd.

Print showing original image from 1852 with Henry Clay, sitting to the left of center, John Calhoun, and Daniel Webster standing at center, except that the plate has been reworked so that Abraham Lincoln (with ... more

Camp Brightwood, D.C.--Contrabands in 2nd R.I. Camp

Camp Brightwood, D.C.--Contrabands in 2nd R.I. Camp

Capt. B.S. Brown (left); Lt. John P. Shaw, Co. F 2nd Regt. Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry (center); and Lt. Fry (right) with African American men and boy.

Headquarters of Gen. Thomas

Headquarters of Gen. Thomas

Photograph shows a group of men posed on the front steps of the building.

The cabinet at Washington

The cabinet at Washington

Group portrait of Lincoln's cabinet including (left to right) Postmaster General Montgomery Blair, Secretary of the Interior Caleb B. Smith, Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, President Lincoln, Secreta... more

Bvt. Maj. Gen. G.H. Chapman

Bvt. Maj. Gen. G.H. Chapman

George H. Chapman, half-length portrait, seated, facing right; full-length portrait, seated in front of tent, facing left; full-length portrait, seated in front of tent, facing left, with six other soldiers.

Headquarters of Gen. Morell, Miners Hill, Va.

Headquarters of Gen. Morell, Miners Hill, Va.

Photograph shows General George W. Morell standing with a group in camp.

Sanitary Commission lodge, Washington, D.C.

Sanitary Commission lodge, Washington, D.C.

Twelve men posed in front of Sanitary Commission lodge, Washington, D.C.

[Two unidentified soldiers and others at the front steps of a house]

[Two unidentified soldiers and others at the front steps of a house]

Photograph shows two soldiers, two women, three girls, and an African American boy wearing an apron posing on or next to steps.

Officers of 170th New York Infantry

Officers of 170th New York Infantry

Photograph shows two officers standing in front of a log cabin.

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