Benjamin Franklin, half-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left, he holds a book "Electric Expts", scientific instruments are to his left, and in the background lightning strikes a village. From a paint... more
Cartoon shows the old courthouse in Philadelphia during the October 1, 1764 election where a line of men wait at the steps on the right to enter the courthouse and cast their votes; in the foreground, many men,... more
Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, left profile, in oval over the epigram: Eripuit cælo fulmen; sceptrumque tyrannis.
Photograph of original engraving by John b. Guerrazzi shows the United States frigate Philadelphia aflame during the First Tripolitan War, 1803.
Print shows a view of the Schuylkill Bridge at High Street, Philadelphia, with exposed frame structure prior to being enclosed; insert at bottom center shows a view of the bridge as covered. On the left, a man ... more
Print shows an advertisement for gun maker John Krider of Philadelphia, with two hunters sitting, holding their guns, with their dogs, and a man fishing on the bank of a stream, as the central image enclosed by... more
Print showing four vignette views on one sheet; upper left, "Franklin Library in 1800", bottom left, "Swedes Church Southwark", upper right, "Pennsylvania Hospital in 1800", and bottom right, "High St. Market H... more
Print shows an advertisement for West's Blacking Climax with five adults, a child, and a dog using smoked glass to observe West's Blacking logo eclipse the sun. The man on the left states, "What an awful eclips... more
Scott, Mackenzie, Wilson, Crabbe, Lockhart, Wordsworth, Jeffrey, Ferguson, Moore, Allen, Campbell, Wilkie, and Constable seated at table.
Print shows pedestrians on a broad sidewalk in front of the Second Bank of the United States in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a Greek revival style building designed by William Strickland.
Kee-O-Kuck or the Watching Fox, full length portrait, standing, facing slightly left, wearing traditional dress, at Prairie du Chien, 1825.
Print shows citizens engaged in a number of activities on a busy street. A carriage is dropping off or picking up luggage at the hotel while guests are relaxing on the balcony.
Advertisement for Thacher's establishment at Nth. Third St., No. 40, opposite the City Hotel, Philadelphia, showing interior view of shop with hats piled on a counter and on shelves, an image of a beaver fellin... more
Print shows an advertisement for the American Bank Note Company with an engraved illustration showing the "Signing the Declaration of Independence" and on the verso the full text of the Declaration of Independe... more
Print showing Henry Clay, full-length portrait, sitting with legs crossed, facing front, with right arm resting on a table, and holding papers in lap with left hand.
Print shows presidential candidate William Henry Harrison as a military leader in dress uniform holding his sword. A laurel wreath below his portrait names him as a hero of War of 1812 battles. This portrait wa... more
Print showing deathbed scene of Reverend John Wesley. Those attending Wesley are, from l. to right as listed on the print, Miss Sarah Wesley, a medical assistant, Rev. J. Bradford, Rev. P. Dickinson, Mrs. Charl... more
Print shows a street view of a large house under construction beyond two trees in the foreground; also shows pedestrians and, arriving on the left, a workman carrying a ladder.
Print shows two men standing at a table on which is a pledge, one of them is offering a feather pen to another man who is standing with his wife and child.
Print shows a street view with the High Street marketplace on the left and the First Presbyterian Church on the right, with pedestrians on the sidewalk and service carts on the cobblestone street.
Portrait of Commodore Charles Stewart, half-length, facing left, with vignette below showing "Capture of H.M. Ships Cyane & Levant by the U.S. Frigate Constitution."
Print shows No-Tin, a Chippewa chief, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slighly right, wearing a headdress with two feathers, a neckband, and a blanket over his left shoulder.
Print shows a variety of bonnets on stands on a table. Includes text advertising Madame Petit's millinery store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A large ornamented membership certificate for a Philadelphia nativist organization. The motto "Beware of Foreign Influence" appears on a streamer above a bust portrait of George Washington. The Washington portr... more
An emblematic campaign portrait of former congressman James Irvin, who in 1847 was the Whig candidate for governor of Pennsylvania. The candidate is shown full-length, standing beneath a tree in an open field. ... more
Advertising or window display card showing a woman looking into a mirror, admiring the curls in her hair. Includes text advertising a Brazilian hair curling liquid.
Print shows an exterior view of St. Mary's Hall from the Delaware River, with stone retaining wall along the river, trees on the lawn and the building at center, reflected in the river.