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[Title page of Witelo, De Natura, illus. with composite of various phenomena of natural science: mirror; man wading in water to show refracted light; box balanced at fulcrum on another box; sunlight shining through glass to start fire; rainbow]

[Title page of Witelo, De Natura, illus. with composite of various phe...

Illus. in: Witelo, De Natura, 1535. Reference copy may be in LOT 7007. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Rainbow; Light; Natural phenomena; Science; BI Works; RBD; Shelf.

Feats of Light. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Feats of Light. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Scene illustrating many of the propoerties of light; such as rainbow, mirrored images, sunlight through glass causing fire; scene is of seaport with galleons in harbor; elephants crossing long bridge. Illus. in... More

[Diagram of experiment with prisms that led Newton to conclude light is a mixture of differently refrangible rays; with surrounding text]

[Diagram of experiment with prisms that led Newton to conclude light i...

Illus. and text in: A letter ... containing his new theory about light and colors / Isaac Newton. In Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions, vol. 6, Feb. 1672. Published in: The tradition of scienc... More

[Donsu, damask with light green peony arabesque]

[Donsu, damask with light green peony arabesque]

Drawing shows peony arabesque design for kimonos. Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: David Murray collec... More

A view of Louisburg in North America, taken near the light house when that city was besieged in 1758 Vue de Louisburg, dans l'Amerique Septentrionale, prise du fanal durant le dernier siege en 1758 / / drawn on the spot by Capt. Ince of the 35th Regt. ; engraved by P. Canot.

A view of Louisburg in North America, taken near the light house when ...

Print shows view from the headlands above the lighthouse, with ships in the harbor, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, center, and distant view of the harbor. Title from item. Printed for John Bowles at No. 13 in Cornhil... More

A plan of the sea coast from Boston Bay to the light house near Rhode Island, reduced from the large survey.

A plan of the sea coast from Boston Bay to the light house near Rhode ...

Scale 1:253,440; 4 statute miles to 1 in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading. Has watermarks. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of N... More

View of the British fortress at Stoney-Point, stormed and carried by a party of the light corps of the American army, under the command of Gen. Wayne, on the morning of the 16th of July last

View of the British fortress at Stoney-Point, stormed and carried by a...

Print shows the British fort at Stony Point with American forces positioned for the assault. Includes legend. Title from item. Illus. in: Bickerstaff's Boston almanack, .... Boston : 1780, verso of title page. ... More

Light house S.W.b.S. 1 mile distant

Light house S.W.b.S. 1 mile distant

Print is oval insert on a chart of Halifax Harbor showing the lighthouse at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, by J... More

To the right honble. Lord Rodney admiral of the White, vice admiral of Great Britain, Commander in Chief of his majesties fleet in the West Indies, this view of the glorious & signal victory obtain'd over the French fleet ... is most respectfuly offered by his lordships most obedt. & very humble servant Thomas Walker Lieut. 2d Battn. 60th light Infantry / Thos. Walker delin. ; Jno. Wells sculp.

To the right honble. Lord Rodney admiral of the White, vice admiral of...

Print shows the British fleet under Lord Rodney breaking the line of the French fleet under Count de Grasse; the French fleet "thrown into confusion" and attempting "to form a new line" with the British fleet b... More

[Ornament for the title page of The European magazine showing the goddess Europe shining light on three figures representing America, Africa, and Asia] / Seally script. ; Bayly sculp.

[Ornament for the title page of The European magazine showing the godd...

Title from item. Illus. in: The European Magazine. London : Philological Society of London, v. 3, 1783, title page. Published in: The American Revolution in drawings and prints; a checklist of 1765-1790 graphic... More

The Logierian system, or unveiling the new light to ye musical world!! With the discovery of a general thoro' base [altered to bass]discord in the old school / Desigd by P H-- ; G. Cruikshank, fect.

The Logierian system, or unveiling the new light to ye musical world!!...

"Logier, with two supporters, stands on a platform, drawing aside a curtain from irradiated woman's head, with classical features and a laurel wreath..." (Source: George)

The sylvic gas light B. Franklin Coston, patentee, Washington City, D.C. / / A. De Vaudricourt del. ; C.B. Graham's Lithy. D.C.

The sylvic gas light B. Franklin Coston, patentee, Washington City, D....

Print showing a gas light generator for use in "Hotels, Light Houses, Steam Boats, Cottages, Factories, Churches" with vignettes of buildings, boats, and gas lights.

Section of revolving catoptric light; plan of revolving catoptric light

Section of revolving catoptric light; plan of revolving catoptric ligh...

Title from item. Illus. in: Plates Accompanying Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the Improvements in the Lighthouse System and Collateral Aids to Navigation, detail of plate 16, (lower left). On lower... More

Section of lenticular light the 4th order with its lantern for harbours, bays & rivers

Section of lenticular light the 4th order with its lantern for harbour...

Illus. in: Plates Accompanying Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the Improvements in the Lighthouse System and Collateral Aids to Navigation, detail of plate 16, (center top). On lower right: Lithy. by... More

Fixed Dioptric light of the first order, vertical section

Fixed Dioptric light of the first order, vertical section

Illus. in: Plates Accompanying Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the Improvements in the Lighthouse System and Collateral Aids to Navigation, detail of plate 4, (right). Title from item. On title page:... More

Lithographic establishment of Edward Weber & Co. Maps, title pages, plans, charts, business & visiting cards..., corner of Market & Light Streets, entrance in Light Street, Baltimore.

Lithographic establishment of Edward Weber & Co. Maps, title pages, pl...

Print shows advertisement for lithographer with ornamental border and scene from Hamlet.

[Unidentified woman, about 65 years of age, three-quarter length portrait, nearly profile to the left, seated in chair by table, hands in lap, wearing cap and light gloves]

[Unidentified woman, about 65 years of age, three-quarter length portr...

Scratched on back of plate: 215. One corner trimmed. Hallmark: Rinhart 2. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew... More

Representation of the Sand Key Light House, Florida / S.E. Brown.

Representation of the Sand Key Light House, Florida / S.E. Brown.

Illus. in: Gleason's pictorial, v. 7, no. 10 (1854 Sept. 9), p. 152. Title from item.

Quartermaster Hill, 4[th] Light Dragoons, the horse taken immediately after the winter season

Quartermaster Hill, 4[th] Light Dragoons, the horse taken immediately ...

Quartermaster Hill, seated on horse, facing left. Title transcribed from verso. Alternate title from: James, Crimea 1854-56 : the war with Russia from contemporary photographs. Purchase; Frances M. Fenton; 1944... More

Colonel Lowe, [i.e., Low] 4th Light Dragoons & servant in winter dress

Colonel Lowe, [i.e., Low] 4th Light Dragoons & servant in winter dress

Colonel Low, full-length portrait, facing left, standing beside horse and wearing winter coat and hat; another man is standing in front of the horse and facing the camera. Bell tents in the background. Title tr... More

Captain Brown, 4th Light Dragoons & servant, winter dress

Captain Brown, 4th Light Dragoons & servant, winter dress

Captain Brown, seated, and servant, full-length portrait, facing front, wearing winter uniforms, with tents in background. Title transcribed from verso. Purchase; Frances M. Fenton; 1944. Forms part of: Roger F... More

Colonel Doherty, officers & men of the 13th Light Dragoons

Colonel Doherty, officers & men of the 13th Light Dragoons

Group of men of the 13th Light Dragoons, including Colonel Doherty, Cornet Danzil Chamberlayne, Captain Jenyns, and veterinary-surgeon Thomas Towers, one man seated on ground with dog; tents and huts in the bac... More

Captain Portal, 4th Light Dragoons equipped for Balaklava

Captain Portal, 4th Light Dragoons equipped for Balaklava

Robert Portal, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, next to horse with two other unidentified men who are looking away from the camera. Title transcribed from verso. Purchase; Frances M. Fenton; 1944. ... More

Captain W.H. Seymour, 68th Light Infantry

Captain W.H. Seymour, 68th Light Infantry

Captain Seymour, seated on horseback.

The honourable Major Cathcart, Dep. As. Adj. Gen. to the Light Division

The honourable Major Cathcart, Dep. As. Adj. Gen. to the Light Divisio...

Hon. Augustus Murray Cathcart, three-quarter length portrait, facing right, seated, hands resting on his sword. Title transcribed from verso. Purchase; Frances M. Fenton; 1944. Forms part of: Roger Fenton Crime... More

Charge of the light cavalry brigade, 25th Oct. 1854, under Major General the Earl of Cardigan / W. Simpson delt. ; E. Walker lith.

Charge of the light cavalry brigade, 25th Oct. 1854, under Major Gener...

Print shows Lord Cardigan leading the charge of the light brigade toward Russian artillery on the left, in the foreground, Russian artillery fire on the left flank of the charging light brigade, as artillery on... More

Captain George, 4th Light Dragoons & servant

Captain George, 4th Light Dragoons & servant

Captain George, full-length portrait, seated before a tent, with his servant standing to the left. Title transcribed from verso. Purchase; Frances M. Fenton; 1944. Forms part of: Roger Fenton Crimean War photog... More

The Honourable Major Cathcart, Dep. As. Adj. General to the Light Division

The Honourable Major Cathcart, Dep. As. Adj. General to the Light Divi...

Major Cathcart, full-length portrait, seated on horseback, facing right. Title transcribed from verso. Purchase; Frances M. Fenton; 1944. Forms part of: Roger Fenton Crimean War photograph collection.

Sergeant of British Light Infantry

Sergeant of British Light Infantry

Full-length portrait of soldier facing slightly right. Title transcribed from verso. Purchase; Frances M. Fenton; 1944. Forms part of: Roger Fenton Crimean War photograph collection.

Tremont House, Chicago - presentation of flag to Light Guards, by Duquesne Greys of Pittsburgh

Tremont House, Chicago - presentation of flag to Light Guards, by Duqu...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 2, no. 33 (1856 July 26), p. 100. Reference copy may be in LOT 4424. Caption card tracings: Milit... More

Arresting the Steamship Northern Light

Arresting the Steamship Northern Light

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 1, no. 4 (1856 Jan. 5), p. 57. Reference copy may be in BIOG FILE - Walker, William, 1824-1860. C... More

[Two unidentified soldiers of the Richmond Light Infantry Blues, later assigned to Co. A, 46th Virginia Infantry Regiment, in uniform]

[Two unidentified soldiers of the Richmond Light Infantry Blues, later...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 1-39. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2014; (DLC/PP 2014:202) More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: Ann... More

"Get the best." Light! More light!! better light !!! Hanson's corn oil! ... H. P. Hanson & Co., proprietors and manufacturers, 85 Union Street Boston, Mass. Boston. Wright & Potter, proprietors and manufacturers 85 Union Street, Boston, Mass. Bo

"Get the best." Light! More light!! better light !!! Hanson's corn oil...

Handwritten on verso: 563. 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 66, Folder 17a.

The government arsenal in Charleston, S.C., guarded by detachments of the Washington Light Infantry / from a sketch by our special artist.

The government arsenal in Charleston, S.C., guarded by detachments of ...

Print shows a crowd of people and troops in front of the arsenal building. Title from item. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 11, no. 262 (1860 Dec. 1), p. 25.

Sumter Light Guards, Company K, 4th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, CSA. April 1861

Sumter Light Guards, Company K, 4th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantr...

Photograph showing four rows of Confederate soldiers with guns and one soldier holding the Confederate flag. Title from item.

[Civil War envelope showing soldier holding 51st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment flag with message "The star-flowering banner must never be furled, for its blossoms of light are the hope of the world"]

[Civil War envelope showing soldier holding 51st Pennsylvania Infantry...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mrs. Danl. A. Wheeler, Perkinsville, Windsor County, Vermont; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). pp/liljmem

[Unidentified soldier in Norfolk "Light Blues" Virginia Light Artillery Battery uniform]

[Unidentified soldier in Norfolk "Light Blues" Virginia Light Artiller...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 1-93. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: Bi... More

[Captain David Thompson of Caldwell Minute Men (later Caldwell LIght Infantry); Company D, 1st Infantry Regiment 4th Division Missouri State Guard; and Company H, 2nd Missouri Infantry Regiment; holding sword]

[Captain David Thompson of Caldwell Minute Men (later Caldwell LIght I...

Photo shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-157. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/l... More

[Unidentified soldier in Union frock coat and Hardee hat with Model 1860 Light Cavalry saber and Colt Army Model 1860  revolver]

[Unidentified soldier in Union frock coat and Hardee hat with Model 18...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather, quatrefoil and scroll design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.... More

[Civil War envelope for Manchester Light Battery showing team of four horses pulling a limber and cannon]

[Civil War envelope for Manchester Light Battery showing team of four ...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. Ezra H. Pray, Gt. Falls, N.H.; 3 cents postage due. Notation on verso: Soldiers letter, Maj. Drew...N.H. Rgt. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). For... More

[Private Albert B. Martin of Co. 3, Washington Louisiana Light Artillery Battery]

[Private Albert B. Martin of Co. 3, Washington Louisiana Light Artille...

Photograph shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; floral design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://h... More

[U.S.S. Casco, light draft monitor, in the James River]

[U.S.S. Casco, light draft monitor, in the James River]

Title devised by library staff. See also: LOT 4182, no. 76. Gift; George Holmes; July 26, 1941.

[Major John C. Pelham of Alburtis Light Artillery and 1st Co. Stuart Horse Virginia Light Artillery Battery in uniform]

[Major John C. Pelham of Alburtis Light Artillery and 1st Co. Stuart H...

Photograph shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Handwritten name on recto bottom. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2014; (DLC/PP 2014:202) More information about this collection is available at http:... More

[Civil War envelope showing American flag and shield surrounded by stars and rays of light]

[Civil War envelope showing American flag and shield surrounded by sta...

Title devised by Library staff. Shape behind shield may possibly be a pelican. Addressed to Mr. Wm. R. Akerley, Andez [i.e. Andes], Del. County, State of N.Y.; postmarked Washington, D.C., Jan. 26. Gift; Tom Li... More

[Unidentified soldier in Co. I, 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment (Lawrence Light Infantry) uniform and Massachusetts state seal breastplate with bearskin hat]

[Unidentified soldier in Co. I, 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment (L...

Title devised by Library staff. Breastplate has initials LLI that are not reversed. Case: Papier mache with mother of pearl and hand painting; floral design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2015; (DLC/PP-2015:180) More ... More

17th New York Light Battery

17th New York Light Battery

On parade ground. Photo from Brady Coll. #8. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Original neg. number: LC-B817-7008. Caption card tracings: Shelf. Civil War, 1861-1865.

[Sergeant Philip Almeron Faatz of Co. K and Co. A, 3rd New York Light Artillery Battery, in uniform with Co. K kepi]

[Sergeant Philip Almeron Faatz of Co. K and Co. A, 3rd New York Light ...

Photo shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-200. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/l... More

A Rebel general startled in his camp by the beautiful and unexpected display of northern light ; What they say of us & what we are / / N.

A Rebel general startled in his camp by the beautiful and unexpected d...

Illustrations show (top) a Confederate general startled by apparitions of Northern soldiers in the sky above his camp; (bottom) contrasting views of Union soldiers depicted by "...the artist of the Mobile Adver... More

[Brothers Private William Savage Moore and Private John C. Moore of Richmond "Parker" Virginia Light Artillery Battery, 1st Company Howitzers Virginia Light Artillery Battery, and I Company, 15th Virginia Infantry Regiment, in early Richmond depot shell jackets]

[Brothers Private William Savage Moore and Private John C. Moore of Ri...

Photograph shows identified soldiers in Confederate uniforms. More information is in "Glimpses of Soldiers' Lives," http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/SoldierbiosMoores.html Title devised by Library staff. Case: ... More

Officers of 1st Battalion New York Light Artillery, Fort Duncan, near Washington, D.C.

Officers of 1st Battalion New York Light Artillery, Fort Duncan, near ...

No. 4404. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Camp of the Massachusetts second compy., light artillery at Stewart's Place, Baltimore, Md

Camp of the Massachusetts second compy., light artillery at Stewart's ...

Print shows two scenes: upper scene - soldiers in camp with several horses, wagons, and cannons; lower scene - soldiers riding on horsebacks. 24 U.S. Copyright Office. Associated name on shelflist card: Sachse ... More

[Grave of Corporal James Bryant of Co. E, 1st New York Light Artillery Battery, who was killed by lightning in Mechanicsville, Virginia]

[Grave of Corporal James Bryant of Co. E, 1st New York Light Artillery...

Photograph shows reproduction of drawing, probably by Larkin Goldsmith Mead, of a grave and a tree engraved "Corp. Jas. Bryant, Co. E 1st N.Y.A. died June 3rd 62." Drawing probably made by Larkin Goldsmith Mead... More

[Private Alexander T. Harris of Richmond "Parker" Virginia Light Artillery Battery in Richmond Depot jacket]

[Private Alexander T. Harris of Richmond "Parker" Virginia Light Artil...

Photograph shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-98. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2014; (DLC/PP 2014:202) More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.go... More

Dora Allison, Little Miss Bonnie Blue, the light of the Confederacy / Rees.

Dora Allison, Little Miss Bonnie Blue, the light of the Confederacy / ...

Photograph shows approximately three- or four-year old girl, Dora Allison, born 1859, wearing mourning ribbons. She was probably the daughter of James W. Allison of Co. C, 25th Virginia Infantry Battalion. As o... More

Washington, District of Columbia. 17th New York Independent Battery Light Artillery on review

Washington, District of Columbia. 17th New York Independent Battery Li...

Photo shows the United States Capitol in the background.

Ruins of light house, Morris Island, S.C.

Ruins of light house, Morris Island, S.C.

Photograph shows observation tower built atop lighthouse ruins. Title from item. Neg. no. B8184-10378.

Grand instrumental concert, under the direction of Carl Sentz, assisted by an orchestra composed of the elite of the profession, will be held at Hendry Hall, Haddonfield. N. J. in aid of the street light fund. on Wednesday evening, October 19, 1

Grand instrumental concert, under the direction of Carl Sentz, assiste...

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 100, Folder 39.

The light house and bomb proofs of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), S.C.

The light house and bomb proofs of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), S.C.

Stereograph showing the entrance to a casemate beneath a beacon tower on the parapet of Fort Sumter. Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic History. Title from item. Copyright 1865 by E. & H.T. Ant... More

The light house of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), Charleston Harbor, S.C. Morris Island in the distance

The light house of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), Charleston Harbor, S.C....

Stereograph showing a beacon tower above the gabion reinforced entrance to a bombproof construction on the parapet of Fort Sumter. A cannon is nearby. Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic History... More

Grand pleasure excursions to Lake Superior. The splendid passenger steamers "Northern Light" and "Lac La Belle." will sail the following days on Grand pleasure excursions to the upper lakes, leaving Cleveland, at 8 o'clock, P. M ... Cleaveland,

Grand pleasure excursions to Lake Superior. The splendid passenger ste...

Transportation. 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 137, Folder 26.

Minot's Ledge Light. Stereoscope Card. Library of Congress.

Minot's Ledge Light. Stereoscope Card. Library of Congress.

Stereograph shows art reproduction of Minot's Ledge Lighthouse with large waves crashing against it. Title from item.

Foundation screw for light house

Foundation screw for light house

Stereograph shows foundation screw with man standing next to it. Title from item. Made for Jere. P. Smith, Act'g. Eng'r. 6th L. H. Dist., by J. Morton Poole & Co., Engineers and Machinists, Wilmington, Delaware.

Paillettes de glace eclairées par les rayons du soleil observées en ballon / d'après nature, par M. Albert Tissandier ; Smeeton Tilly, sc.

Paillettes de glace eclairées par les rayons du soleil observées en ba...

Print shows the balloon "Zenith" piloted by Gaston and Albert Tissandier on an expedition to observe upper air meteorological conditions ascending into the clouds amid rays of sunlight. "Fig. 3." Illus. from an... More