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The origin of the word “illustration” is late Middle English (in the sense ‘illumination; spiritual or intellectual enlightenment’): via Old French from Latin illustratio, from the verb illustrare.

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[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, D...

Illus. in: Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORK... More

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, D...

Illus. in: Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORK... More

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, D...

Illus. in: Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORK... More

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, D...

Illus. in: Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORK... More

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505]. Book illustration from Library of Co...

p. xciv - verso, v. 1. Illus. in: Ulrich Pender, Der Beschlossen Gart des Rosenkrantz Marie (Nuremburg, 1505). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505]. Book illustration from Library of Co...

Diptych of Adam & Eve with snake and priest celebrating Mass separated by Jesus on Cross. Illus. in: Ulrich Pender, Der Beschlossen Gart des Rosenkrantz Marie (Nuremburg, 1505) p. ccxxix - verso, v. 2. Ref. cop... More

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505], 16th century

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505], 16th century

3 illus. on verso of title page, v. 1. Illus. in: Ulrich Pender, Der Beschlossen Gart des Rosenkrantz Marie (Nuremburg, 1505). Ref. copy may be in LOT 4444 B. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505], 16th century

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505], 16th century

Jesus and two theives on crosses. Illus. in: Ulrich Pender, Der Beschlossen Gart des Rosenkrantz Marie (Nuremburg, 1505), p. cci - verso, v. 1. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

[Two illustrations showing a unicorn and several apes]

[Two illustrations showing a unicorn and several apes]

Illus. in: Hudson, Hortus sanitatis, London, 1521. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Incunabula; Animals Apes; Unicorn. Sources checked and other information on... More

[Title page of Extra ordinem classium libri, with border illustrations showing medical scenes from life of Galen, physician to Marcus Aurelius]

[Title page of Extra ordinem classium libri, with border illustrations...

Illus. in: Extra ordinem classium libri / Galenus. Veneti : Apud Haeredes L. Luntae, 1541. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 129.

[Illustrations of 16th century knives, forks, and other utensils]

[Illustrations of 16th century knives, forks, and other utensils]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Opera di m. Bartolomeo Scappi. Con il discorso funerale che fu fatto nelle essequie di papa Paulo III. [Venetia : M. Tramezzino, 1574?]. Published in: The tradition of... More

[Illustrations of Johannes Staden's description of the Tuppin Inwa Indians: The typical compound of the Tuppin Inwa (prisoner being tortured)]

[Illustrations of Johannes Staden's description of the Tuppin Inwa Ind...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, pt. 3, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 70. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Illustrations of Johannes Staden's description of the Tuppin Inwa Indians: European prisoners being fried and eaten by the Tuppin Inwa]

[Illustrations of Johannes Staden's description of the Tuppin Inwa Ind...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, pt. 3, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 56. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Engraved frontispiece with two illustrations: 1. A woman kneeling and praying; 2. A woman preparing food; and title page of The Whole Duty of a Woman, or a guide to the female sex. 1735]

[Engraved frontispiece with two illustrations: 1. A woman kneeling and...

Illus. in: The Whole Duty of a Woman, or a guide to the female sex. London, 1735, frontis. Reference copy may be in: LCQJ, Spring 1981, p. 95. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Captio... More

[Composite of 11 illustrations of vegetable roots]

[Composite of 11 illustrations of vegetable roots]

Illus. in: The Gardeners kalendar. London, 1760. Reference copy may be in LOT 4434C. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Botany; Farms... Vegetables; RBD; Garden'... More

[Illustrations of experiments proving air is a compressed substance and title page]

[Illustrations of experiments proving air is a compressed substance an...

Frontispiece and title page in: Experiments and observations on different kinds of air / Joseph Priestley. 3 vols. London : J. Johnson, 1774-1777. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Wash... More

[Scenes from events and battles leading up to and during the American Revolution, 1775-1783, as depicted in 12 illustrations] / D. Chodowiecki inv. et del. ; D. Berger sculpsit 1784.

[Scenes from events and battles leading up to and during the American ...

Title devised by Library staff. The prints in this set consist of two uncut sheets mounted on a single backing. Numbers printed at top left and top right, representing page and plate: S. 61 (1), S. 74 (2), S. 8... More

Attaque de la convention nationale ; journée mémorable du 13 vendémiaire - an 4eme de la république française / Girardet inv. & del. ; Berthault sculp.

Attaque de la convention nationale ; journée mémorable du 13 vendémiai...

Print shows battle scene on Paris street during the attack on the National Convention. Title from item. Plate from: Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française. Paris, chez Auber, 18... More

Bucolica,  Parisiis, In aedibus Palatinis, excudebam Petrus Didot, natu major, 1798.  xi, 572 p. 23 plates. 50 cm.
[Peasants]

[Peasants]

Four vignettes showing peasants in such everyday scenes as drinking and conversing. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower right: VICTOR Spurer? Title devised. Bequest and gift; Caroline and Er... More

The ghost - a Christmas frolic - le revenant / I.M. Wright pinxt. ; W. Nicolls sculpt., British Cartoon Print

The ghost - a Christmas frolic - le revenant / I.M. Wright pinxt. ; W....

Print shows a boy with a mannequin ghost holding a candle frightens several guests at an intimate party. Title from item. Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

Canals. Bridges - view: fig 42, section fig. 41, plan fig. 40 G. Murray sc

Canals. Bridges - view: fig 42, section fig. 41, plan fig. 40 G. Murra...

Print shows three views of a bridge over a canal, side view, end view, and overhead view. Title from item. Printed on upper right corner: Plate VI. (DLC/PP-2001:068). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection ... More

[Composite of two illustrations: 1. Rev. L. Armstrong, Dr. B.J. Clark, Gardiner Stow, and James Mott around table with Holy Bible, Temperance Constitution, and Blackstone's Commentary; 2. The Mawney House, in which was organized the first temperance society]
Wolves triumphant or A fig for public opinion / R C [Cruikshank]., British Cartoon Print

Wolves triumphant or A fig for public opinion / R C [Cruikshank]., Bri...

"A corner of the stage (right) at Drury Lane, with a section of the pit in the foreground (left). Kean, as Richard III, postures before his tent, frantically flourishing his sword, and exclaiming Richard is not... More

Ben Jonson. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Ben Jonson. Book illustration from Library of Congress

A half-length portrait of the seventeenth century playwright, Ben Jonson. No copyright information found with item. One item from album entitled: Collection of sketches and prints by R. Seymour. Printed on plat... More

Illustrations of the adventures of the renowned Don Quixote & his doughty squire Sancho Panza

Illustrations of the adventures of the renowned Don Quixote & his doug...

A burlesque history of the Jackson administration, with particular reference to his campaign to destroy the Bank of the United States. The narrative, in a series of twelve episodes, is based on Cervantes's "Don... More

Corinthian column and capital From the monument of Lysicrates : Fig. 1, column, base, and capital.
[Man shooting from horseback]

[Man shooting from horseback]

"After Horace Vernet." Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[War of 1812 battle scene with soldiers and Indians]
[Revolutionary War battle scene]
[Man fallen or pushed into wheel barrow]

[Man fallen or pushed into wheel barrow]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Man by chair addressing meeting]

[Man by chair addressing meeting]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Two men in room]

[Two men in room]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

Illustrations of the American Anti-Slavery Almanac for 1840
[Man sitting down on stoop]

[Man sitting down on stoop]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Schuylhill, Fairmont Water Works, Philadelphia]
The author of Vanity Fair

The author of Vanity Fair

No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Two horses]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Two horses]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Title devised by cataloger. No accession number. No publication information. Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Battle scene with charging cavalry and artillery]

[Battle scene with charging cavalry and artillery]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Bunker Hill]

[Bunker Hill]

Soldiers digging and pulling artillery, horse pulling, and battle scene. Title devised by cataloger. Purchase; Childs Gallery; (DLC/PP-1984:368). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Two women standing over seated reading woman]

[Two women standing over seated reading woman]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Gothic church with spire]
[Scene from the life of Washington?]

[Scene from the life of Washington?]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Allegorical male figure]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Allegorical male figure]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

Corner loungers. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Corner loungers. Book illustration from Library of Congress

No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Horses at auction or races?]

[Horses at auction or races?]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

Male figure laid over a barrel with crowd looking on

Male figure laid over a barrel with crowd looking on

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Goat in bedroom gazing at sleeping person]

[Goat in bedroom gazing at sleeping person]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Calvary officer from rear, mounted cavalry officer receiving message]

[Calvary officer from rear, mounted cavalry officer receiving message]

"After Horace Vernet II." Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Revolutionary War battle between civilians and British soldiers]
[The boys that run with the engine -- ]

[The boys that run with the engine -- ]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Battle scene]
[Donkey cropping grass]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Donkey cropping grass]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Battle scene with line of bayonets]

[Battle scene with line of bayonets]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Farmer with scythe walking down road after livestock]

[Farmer with scythe walking down road after livestock]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Walking hunter with two hounds]

[Walking hunter with two hounds]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Shepherd with dog and lambs]

[Shepherd with dog and lambs]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Three hunters by a camp fire]
[Cabin in landscape]

[Cabin in landscape]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Indian on horseback, two buffalo]

[Indian on horseback, two buffalo]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Print speciman of botanical illustrations for Aethusa Cynapium, an herb, and Agaricus Muscarius, a mushroom] / Lithy. of A. Kollner, Phila.

[Print speciman of botanical illustrations for Aethusa Cynapium, an he...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Lithography, engraving and printing establishment of Augs. Kollner : designer, engraver & lithographer, copperplate & lithographic printer, [p. 6]

[Print speciman of anatomical illustrations of human pelvis and hip bones] / A. Kollner's Lithy., Phila.

[Print speciman of anatomical illustrations of human pelvis and hip bo...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Lithography, engraving and printing establishment of Augs. Kollner : designer, engraver & lithographer, copperplate & lithographic printer, [p. 7]

[Courting cats under arbor with eavesdropping fox by fence]

[Courting cats under arbor with eavesdropping fox by fence]

Title devised by cataloger. Purchase; 1980; (DLC/PP-1980:286.2). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Reynard the Fox."

Refreshments by the way

Refreshments by the way

Title on verso. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1933:0118). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Medieval fortifications - illus. of ditches, bridges, outworks, gates, towers, battlements, turrets, machicoulis, platforms, windows, loopholes, donjons and subterranean  space]

[Medieval fortifications - illus. of ditches, bridges, outworks, gates...

Illus. in: Heck, Iconographic Encyclopedia, v. 2, 1851, plate 44. P&P Reference. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Forts...; Shelf.

[Details from the Circensian games, Ancient Rome: fig. 1 procession on horseback around the spina; fig. 2 racing on hrosebck; fig. 3 chariot races; fig. 4 groudn plan of the Circus Neronis]

[Details from the Circensian games, Ancient Rome: fig. 1 procession on...

Illus. in: Heck, Iconographic Encyclopedia, 1851, v. 1, plate 14. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Sports; It. Rome Hist.; Chariots; Roman games;Arch., Roman; Shelf.

[Artillery wagons, caissons, travelling forges. ca. 1850; various illus. surrounding scene of horse-drawn field gun and caisson being moved into position]

[Artillery wagons, caissons, travelling forges. ca. 1850; various illu...

Illus. in: Heck, Iconographic Encyclopedia, v. 2, 1851, plate 38. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Artillery; Shelf.

[Medieval costumes of Central Europe: fig. 1 Queen Clotilda; fig. 2 Maid of honor; fig. 3 Frankish leader; fig. 4 Frankish warriors; fig. 5 King Clovis; fig. 6, Charlemagne; fig. 7, 8 Prince & Princess; fig. 9, 10 Noble & wife; fig. 11 Leader under Charlemagne; fig. 12 Warriors; fig. 13 Bishop; fig. 14 common people; fig. 15-18 Frankish royal family; fig. 19, 20 Plebendary & nun; fig. 21 Citizen; fig. 22, 23 Norman king & queen; fig. 24-26 Norman nobles; fig. 27, 28 Norman citizen]

[Medieval costumes of Central Europe: fig. 1 Queen Clotilda; fig. 2 Ma...

Illus. in: Heck, Iconographic Encyc. 1851, plate 21. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Relig. Clergy; Middle Ages; PI; France Hist.; Shelf.

[Three illustrations depicting saints, including St. Augustin, St. Antony, and St. Basil; Armenian and Maronite patriarchs; and monks and nuns of various orders, including Benedictine, Carmelite, and Dominican] / G. Heck, dirt. ; W. Hohneck sculp.

[Three illustrations depicting saints, including St. Augustin, St. Ant...

Illus. in: Iconographic encyclopaedia of science, literature, and art / Johann G. Heck. New York : Published by Rudolph Garrigue, 1851, v. 1, division 4, pl. 32.

"Launch of the CHALLENGE"

"Launch of the CHALLENGE"

New York clipper ship. Illus. in: The Illustrated American News, 1851 June 7, p. 5. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Ships Challenge; Ships Launching.

[European body armor: fig. 1 Full armor of Emperor Maximilian; fig. 2 Full armor of King Henry VIII; fig. 3 & 4 English and German knights; fig. 5 Squires; fig. 6 & 7 Engl. & Ger. knights in a tournament; fig. 8 Judge of the tournament]

[European body armor: fig. 1 Full armor of Emperor Maximilian; fig. 2 ...

Illus. in: Heck, Iconographic Encyclopedia, 1851, v. 1, plate 24. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Ger.; Gt. Brit. Ency.; Armor; PI; Knights; Shelf.

[Fig. 1 Grand promenade in Elysian Fields, Paris; fig. 2 Festival (religious) at St. Petersburg; fig. 3 Public meeting in England]

[Fig. 1 Grand promenade in Elysian Fields, Paris; fig. 2 Festival (rel...

Illus. in: Heck, Iconographic Encyclopedia, (1851) v. 1, plate 7. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Rites & cere.; Gt. Brit.; Russia; France; Shelf.

[fig. 1 Brazilian plantation; fig. 2, 3 Diamond washing; fig. 4, 5 Brazilian sports; fig. 6, Brazilian planter's family walking to mass; fig. 7 Patagonian camp]

[fig. 1 Brazilian plantation; fig. 2, 3 Diamond washing; fig. 4, 5 Bra...

Illus. in: Heck, Iconographic Encyclopedia, (1851) v. 1, plate 33. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Patagonia; Mines... Diamond; Plantations; Brazil; Shelf.

[Fig. 1 Chinese puppet-show; fig. 2 Chinese mandarin visiting; fig. 3 Chinese quack]

[Fig. 1 Chinese puppet-show; fig. 2 Chinese mandarin visiting; fig. 3 ...

Illus. in: Heck, Iconographic Encyclopedia, v. 1 (1851) plate 25. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Quacks (medicine); Theater Puppets; China; Shelf.

[Fig. 1 Greenland seal-hunting; fig. 2 Brazilian Indians bird-shooting; fig. 3 attack by Guaycouros horseman (Brazil); fig. 4 cattle-hunting on the Pampas (Brazil); fig. 5 Negro dances at Sao Palo [Brazil]; fig. 6 South Patagonian huts and graves]

[Fig. 1 Greenland seal-hunting; fig. 2 Brazilian Indians bird-shooting...

Illus. in: Heck, Iconographic Encyclopedia, (1851) v. 1, plate 35. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Patagonia; Dwellings; Seals; Brazil; Greenland; Ind. of S. ... More

[History and Ethnology of Ancient Rome: 4 illus: fig. 1 Exhibition of captives in the forum; fig. 2 Gladiators in the theatre; fig. 3 Gladiators at funerals; fig. 4. Funeral of Emperors]

[History and Ethnology of Ancient Rome: 4 illus: fig. 1 Exhibition of ...

Illus. in: Heck, Iconographic Encyclopedia, (1851) v. 1, plate 13. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Gladiators; It. Rome; Shelf.

The match by the Club of All Nations at Cowes [England]. The AMERICA yacht making a start ahead

The match by the Club of All Nations at Cowes [England]. The AMERICA y...

Wood engraving by Landells. Illus. in: The Illustrated London News, 1851 August 30, v. 19, p. 264. Reference copy may be in SSF - YACHTING. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card t... More

Religious revival meeting at Eastham, Mass., 1852: Landing at Eastham...

Religious revival meeting at Eastham, Mass., 1852: Landing at Eastham....

Small sailboat along side horse-drawn carriage hub-deep in water. Halftone reproductions of wood engravings in unknown book. Illus. in: [Original wood engravings in] Gleason's Pictorial..., (1852) v. 3. Referen... More

Seventeen figures of insects and parts of their bodies

Seventeen figures of insects and parts of their bodies

Lithograph by Ackerman, New York City, in book by Howard Stansbury. Illus. in: An Expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Plate IX. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. ... More

Les Aliments

Les Aliments

People fishing, carrying food, cooking and eating. Engraving by Bertall. Illus. in: Jean Antheime Brillat-Savarin, Physiologie du Gout (Paris, 1852). Ref. copy may be in Leonard Back, Two "Loaf-Givers", front a... More

Religious revival meeting at Eastham, Mass., 1852: Exhortation and preaching...

Religious revival meeting at Eastham, Mass., 1852: Exhortation and pre...

Halftone reproductions of wood engravings in unknown book. Illus. in: [Original wood engravings in] Gleason's Pictorial..., (1852) v. 3. Reference copy may in SSFGr - 4400A - RELIGIOUS GROUPS CAMP MEETINGS. Thi... More

[Masthead showing dirigible airship]

[Masthead showing dirigible airship]

Illus. in: Aerial Reporter, Washington, D.C., 14 Aug. 1852 (vol. I, no. 6). No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: RBD; Newspapers...; Air-ships; Shelf.

Religious revival meeting at Eastham, Mass., 1852: Prayer meeting in a tent

Religious revival meeting at Eastham, Mass., 1852: Prayer meeting in a...

Halftone reproductions of wood engravings in unknown book. Illus. in: [Original wood engravings in] Gleason's Pictorial..., (1852) v. 3. Reference copy may in SSFGr - 4400A - RELIGIOUS GROUPS CAMP MEETINGS. Thi... More

Map of San Francisco...for Banker's City Directory

Map of San Francisco...for Banker's City Directory

Street and block map; no illus. Illus. in: F869.S3A18 1852-53, p. 31. No ref. copy. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr.; Maps.

Gold in California - "El Dorado," in Sacramento

Gold in California - "El Dorado," in Sacramento

Interior of crowded gambling house. Illus. in: The Illustrated London News, 1852 June 5, p. 437. Reference copy may be in LOT 4392-J. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tr... More

Les Boissons

Les Boissons

People around large wine bottle, just uncorked by a demon, and people drinking. Engraving by Bertall. Illus. in: Jean Antheime Brillat-Savarin, Physiologie du Gout (Paris, 1852). Ref. copy may be in Leonard Bac... More

Francis's life-boats and life-cars: Wreck of the ship AYRSHIRE, on the coast of New Jersey, in a terrific snow storm, Jan. 1850. The government life car saving 201 persons

Francis's life-boats and life-cars: Wreck of the ship AYRSHIRE, on the...

Illus. in: Francis' Metallic Life-Boat Company. New York, W. C. Bryant & co., printers, 1852. frontispiece. Reference copy may be in SSF - Ships Disasters. This record contains unverified, old data from caption... More

Four designs of chimney-tops

Four designs of chimney-tops

No reference copy location listed. Repr. of architectural drawings by Downing, ca. 1852. Illus. in: The architecture of country houses / A.J. Downing. New York : Appleton, 1850, p.329. This record contains unve... More

The Mountain Expressman

The Mountain Expressman

Illus. in: Delano, Alonzo. Pen Knife Sketches ... Sacramento,1853. Reference copy may be in LOT 4392B. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Postal service; Shelf.

19th century - Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.

19th century - Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.

Portraits and news photographs by Washington, D.C.-based firm, showing people, events, architecture in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. Eager, young prospective gold miner laden with equipment talking with griz... More

Reptiles

Reptiles

Various frogs. Reference copy may be available in SSF-Reptiles. Illus. in: U.S. Explorations & Surveys, 1853-56, Suppl. 2, Plate XXI. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tr... More

Brook Street, Ragged and Industrial School

Brook Street, Ragged and Industrial School

London; 2 scenes of interior of trade school for juvenile delinquents. Illus. in: The Illustrated London News, 1853 Dec. 17, p. 520. Reference copy may be in LOT 4638. This record contains unverified, old data ... More

[Md. - Annapolis - U.S. Naval Academy, 1853: (2 scenes - "general view" and "interior of the Battery - battery practice and fencing")]

[Md. - Annapolis - U.S. Naval Academy, 1853: (2 scenes - "general view...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, (1853 March 26). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Tarring and feathering Joseph Smith

Tarring and feathering Joseph Smith

Illus. in: Harper's Magazine, 1853, vol. 6. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Mormons; Mob violence; Punishment; B.I.

"The used-up man"

"The used-up man"

Caricature of a Californian gold miner as poverty-stricken and wasted away. Illus. in: Alonzo Delano's Pen Knife Sketches ... Sacramento, 1853, p. 41. Reference copy may be in LOT 4392A. This record contains un... More

[Md. - Annapolis - U.S. Naval Academy, 1853: "Middies learning the ropes...on board the CONSTITUTION]

[Md. - Annapolis - U.S. Naval Academy, 1853: "Middies learning the rop...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, (1853 March 26). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Rocky Mountains Westward

Rocky Mountains Westward

Lewis and Clark's Pass; Heart Mountain; men with horses in foreground. Lithograph by J. Bien, N.Y.C.. Reference copy may be available in Lot 4392-N. Illus. in: Illus. in U.S. Explorations & Surveys, 1853-56, Su... More

Champion's double lever bridge. The engravings annexed, are illustrations of Samuel and Thomas Champion's permanent wrought iron tubular suspension bridge ... For further particulars, address Samuel and Thomas Champion, Washington, D. C. [Washin

Champion's double lever bridge. The engravings annexed, are illustrati...

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 201, Folder 13a.

Caverned iceberg, Melville Bay, [Greenland, 1853?]

Caverned iceberg, Melville Bay, [Greenland, 1853?]

Lithograph by P.S. Duval from sketch by Kane. Illus. in: Elisha Kent Kane, The U.S. Grinnell Expedition ... New York : Harper, 1854. Reference copy may be in SSF - Arctic regions 1853. This record contains unve... More

William R. King

William R. King

Engraving by W.H. Dougal after daguerreotype by Whitehurst. Illus. in: United States. Congress (33rd, 1st session : 1853-1854). Obituary addresses on the occasion of the death of Hon. William R. King, of Alabam... More

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