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Topic: history

175,962 media by topicpage 1 of 1760

Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man in the moon at large

Print shows Edmund Burke sitting at a desk on a crescent moon, holding a quill pen, an open "pamphlet" and an inkwell are on the desk, broken chains hang from his wrists; a scene on the front of the desk, label... more

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.

Disigno dell' isola de Gerbi con le seche che la difendeno dall' inondatione del mare, ...

Print shows an assault on Jarbah Island by the Christian armada under the command of Andrea Doria and the arrival of the Turkish fleet; the Christian fleet retreats in advance of the Turks who subsequently lay ... more

Der kayserlichen residenz - stadt Wien / von Leonhard Loschge, buchhændlern in Nürnberg.

Print shows the battle of Vienna, September 12, 1683, with numerous engagements among various forces in the near and middle distance, and Vienna in the background separated from the fighting by "the Vienna Rive... more

Arlequin sur l'Hippogryphe a la croisade Lojoliste Armée van den heylige lingue voor der jesuiten monarchy.

Print shows Louis XIV as the harlequin, with pegged leg, riding on the "hippogryphe" or jackass, leading a holy crusade. He wears a large biretta that also fits over the head of James II sitting behind him; the... more

[View of Boston] / J. Turner.

Print shows bird's-eye view of Boston, Massachusetts, with view of Native hunting and a palm tree in the foreground.

A view of the City of Boston the capital of New England, in North America / drawn on the spot by his excellency Governor Pownal.

Print shows view of Boston, Massachusetts, from Cambridge looking across the Charles River; a shortened view with reduced skyline.

Mort de Montcalm / Desfontaines, del; Moret, sculp.

Print shows the death of the Marquis de Montcalm during the siege of Québec.

The south prospect of the city of New York in America

Print shows the waterfront on the south side of New York City with ships and boats in the foreground; prominent features numbered, legend not included.

Mukan no tayū atsumori

Print shows the samurai Ikuta Atsumori on horseback in water.

A perspective view of Montreal in Canada

Print shows a view of Montréal from across the Saint Lawrence River.

The tomb-stone

Print shows several men, George Grenville, Lord Bute, the Duke of Bedford, and, as a small dog wearing clerical robes, Dr. W. Scott, labeled "AntiSejanus", dancing on a sarcophagus with bas-reliefs of "Britanni... more

The Pennsylvania journal and weekly advertiser - expiring: in hopes of a resurrection to life again / William Bradford.

Print shows the masthead for The Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser with a skull and crossbones representation of the official stamp required by the Stamp Act of 1765, "An emblem of the effects of the S... more

The great financier, or British economy for the years 1763, 1764, 1765

Print shows George Grenville holding a balance with scales "Debts" and "Savings", the debt far outweighs savings; among those in line to contribute their savings is a Native American woman representing America,... more

This is the place to affix the stamp

Print shows a skull and crossbones representation of the official stamp required by the Stamp Act of 1765.


Print shows America as a woman wearing feathered skirt and robe, in a border design for a map.

The statue, or the adoration of the wise-men of the west

Print shows Dr. W. Scott on a pedestal, he is wearing clerical robes, a crown fashioned from tobacco leaves, and holding a branch from an apple tree in his right hand and a picture of the tax stamp; around the ... more

Common-wealth - the colossus

Print shows William Pitt walking on stilts; the right stilt, labeled "Sedition", points to New York, the left, labeled "Popularity", is firmly planted in London. He uses one crutch, labeled "Pension", for suppo... more

The new country dance, as danced at C****, July the 30th 1766

Print shows a number of prominent figures in a line dancing, above the dancers is John Wilkes riding behind a witch on a broom, he is defecating on Lord Bute; other dancers include the Prince of Wales, William ... more

The triumph of America

Print shows William Pitt, the first Earl of Chatham, driving a triumphal carriage in which rides a Native American representing America. The carriage is drawn by a team of six horses, "Royal Oak, Crafty, Weathe... more

[The repeal or the funeral of Miss Ame=Stamp]

Print shows a funeral procession on the banks of the Thames, with warehouses in a line in the background, one of which is inscribed "The Sheffield and Birmingham Warehouse Goods now ship'd for America." George ... more

A political, anatomical, satirical, lecture on heads and no heads; as exhibited at St. J--ms's 1766

Print shows the Earl of Bute holding up a bust of William Pitt as the starting point of his lecture on "Heads and No Heads"; on a table before him and on a shelf to the left are several busts identified by numb... more

A north view of Pensacola, on the Island of Santa Rosa / drawn by Dom. Serres.

Print shows view of Pensacola from aboard ship with boats in the foreground.

A sachem of the Abenakee Nation rescuing an English officer from the Indians

Print shows a Native chief holds back two Natives who were about to kill an Englishman.

The north star

Print shows Lord Bute seated on clouds from behind which project rays of the sun, he holds a cat-o'-nine-tails in one hand, a purse in the other, his feet rest on an open volume of "the Laws of England". To his... more

A south east view of the city of New York, in North America Vue de sud est de la ville de New York, dans l'Amerique Septentrionale / / drawn on the spot by Thomas Howdell, of the Royal Artillery ; engraved by P. Canot.

Print shows two men sitting on a knoll under a tree in the foreground and a distant view of New York City with King's College, now Columbia University, the most prominent building visible.

The lord god omnipotent reigneth - let all the earth rejoice! / P. Revere.

Print shows Britannia, wearing crown, seated on a throne and Liberty seated at her feet; behind them, to the left, two ships collide in storm-tossed seas, and on a cloud above them are two angels, the one on th... more

An east view of Montreal, in Canada Vue orientale de Montréal, en Canada / / drawn on the spot by Thomas Patten ; engraved by P. Canot.

Print shows a view of Montréal from across the Saint Lawrence River, with ships in the foreground, and a legend identifying the General Hospital, the "Recollects," St. Sulpicius, the nunnery, the Jesuit's Churc... more

Frontispiece to the Middlesex Petition

Broadside showing, above three columns of text (comprising the petition), George III seated on his throne receiving several men, one, kneeling before him, presents the petition, on May 24th 1769.

John Wilkes, Esq.

Print shows John Wilkes, half-length portrait, flanked by Hercules crushing a snake with his foot and Minerva wearing helmet and holding a spear.

The ever-memorable peace-makers settling their accounts

Print shows the Duke of Bedford, the Earl of Bute, and Lord Holland portrayed as a fox, with the Devil behind him, seated at a table. Lord Holland writes in a ledger labeled "Unacd Millions".

The times - taken from an original character which appear'd at the masquerade at Lincoln, Decr. the 21st 1769

Print shows the figure of a man draped with ribbons labeled with the issues of the times.

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