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Mississippi ( (listen)) is a state in the Deep South region of the Southern United States, bordered to the north by Tennessee; to the east by Alabama; to the south by the Gulf of Mexico; to the southwest by Louisiana; and to the northwest by Arkansas. Mississippi's western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi River. Mississippi is the 32nd largest and 34th-most populous of the 50 U.S. states. Jackson is both the state's capital and largest city. Greater Jackson is the state's most populous metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 580,166 in 2018.

On December 10, 1817, Mississippi became the 20th state admitted to the Union. By 1860, Mississippi was the nation's top cotton-producing state and enslaved persons accounted for 55% of the state population. Mississippi declared its secession from the Union on March 23, 1861, and was one of the seven original Confederate States, which constituted the largest slaveholding states in the nation. Following the Civil War, it was restored to the Union on February 23, 1870.

Until the Great Migration of the 1930s, African Americans were a majority of Mississippi's population. Mississippi was the site of many prominent events during the civil rights movement, including the Ole Miss riot of 1962 by white students objecting to desegregation, the 1963 assassination of Medgar Evers, and the 1964 Freedom Summer murders of three activists working on voting rights. With large areas of agriculture and rural towns, Mississippi frequently ranks low among states in measures of health, education, and development, and high in measures of poverty. In 2010, 37.3% of Mississippi's population was African American, the highest percentage of any state.

Mississippi is almost entirely within the Gulf coastal plain, and generally consists of lowland plains and low hills. The northwest remainder of the state consists of the Mississippi Delta, a section of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. Mississippi's highest point is Woodall Mountain at 807 feet (246 m) above sea level adjacent to the Cumberland Plateau; the lowest is the Gulf of Mexico. Mississippi has a humid subtropical climate classification.

Mississippi Media

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The Mississippi /

The Mississippi /

Relief shown pictorially. Shows trees, animals, and names of the Indian nations. Pen-and-ink and watercolor; detached from paper and mounted on cloth backing. "This is the copy of a sketch of the Mississippi Ri... More

Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississipi [i.e. Mississippi]: dressée sur un grand nombre de mémoires entrautres sur ceux de Mr. le Maire /

Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississipi [i.e. Mississippi]: dr...

Covers United States from Rio Grande River to Hudson River. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Ferro. Item 46 in LC Kohl exhibition, Mar. to June 1993. Phillips. Maps of America. Includes notes. Inset: C... More

Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississippi ...

Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississippi ...

2nd State. [Blueprint is 3rd State] Colonial America. See English translation in Senex's New General Atlas, 1721, dedicated to Wm. Law. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.... More

De inventeur der windnegotie, op zyn zegekar

De inventeur der windnegotie, op zyn zegekar

"This engraved satire on the Mississippi Company and other financial bubbles of 1720 is No. 55 in vol. i. of "Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid", a collection of Dutch satires on these schemes..." (Source: Step... More

De eklips der zuider zon doet veele in't duister zitten veroorzaakt door de onpolitike maan der brn...

De eklips der zuider zon doet veele in't duister zitten veroorzaakt do...

"This engraving is a Dutch satire on the failure of the South Sea Company, Mississippi Company, and bubble schemes of Jonn Law and others, 1720..." (Source: Stephens) Title translated: [The eclipse of the south... More

Quinquanpolix

Quinquanpolix

"This engraving is a Dutch satire on John Law of Lauriston, promoter of the Mississippi Company and other bubble schemes of the year 1720; it is No. 21 in vol. i. of "Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid", a colle... More

Missisippi of 't wydbefaamde Goudland door de inbeelding der Windnegotie

Missisippi of 't wydbefaamde Goudland door de inbeelding der Windnegot...

"Five distinct designs. This engraved Dutch satire on the share mania of 1720 and few preceding years is No. 5 in vol. ii. of "Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid", a collection of similar satires on the Mississi... More

A new map of the north parts of America claimed by France under ye names of Louisiana, Mississipi i.e. Mississippi, Canada, and New France with ye adjoining territories of England and Spain : to Thomas Bromsall, esq., this map of Louisiana, Mississipi i.e. Mississippi & c. is most humbly dedicated, H. Moll, geographer

A new map of the north parts of America claimed by France under ye nam...

Relief shown pictorially. Phillips. Maps of America. Includes notes and ill. of "The Indian Fort Sasquesahanok." Insets: The harbour of Annapolis Royal -- A map of ye mouth of Mississipi [i.e. Mississippi] and ... More

A Map of Louisiana and of the River Mississippi.

A Map of Louisiana and of the River Mississippi.

Colonial America. This map, taken from the New General Atlas, 1721, is dedicated to Mr. Law. It is a translation of the French map of Delisle, published in 1718. Maps of the Miss. River Exhibit no. 10. Availabl... More

A map of Louisiana and of the river Mississipi [i.e. Mississippi] : this map of the Mississipi [i.e. Mississippi] is most humbly inscribed to William Law of Lanreston, esq. /

A map of Louisiana and of the river Mississipi [i.e. Mississippi] : th...

Relief shown pictorially. From: A new general atlas, containing a geographical and historical account of all the empires, kingdoms, and other dominions of the world, 1721. Phillips. Maps of America. Includes no... More

Plan du fort projetteʾ au nouveau Bilocxy.

Plan du fort projetteʾ au nouveau Bilocxy.

Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Coupe et profil de la redoute de Rosalie au Natchez prise sur la ligne A.B. aud lieu le 11 may 1732 /

Coupe et profil de la redoute de Rosalie au Natchez prise sur la ligne...

Relief shown pictorially. Two sheets mounted together. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes "Plan de la cave."

Carte de la Louisiane cours du Mississipi [i.e. Mississippi] et pais voisins : dediée à M. le Comte de Maurepas, ministre et secretaire d'etat commandeur des ordres du roy /

Carte de la Louisiane cours du Mississipi [i.e. Mississippi] et pais v...

Covers United States west of Rio Grande River. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Paris. Phillips. Maps of America. Includes notes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ima... More

Map of the country about the Mississippi.

Map of the country about the Mississippi.

Not drawn to scale. Title from verso. Manuscript, pen and ink. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Shows area from Lake Erie to the mouth of the Ohio River. Also mounted on sheet, in same handwriting as... More

Le transport du grand soleil

Le transport du grand soleil

Native porters transporting the tribal leader whom they worshipped as the sun. Illus. in: Histoire de la Louisiane, contenant la découverte de ce vaste pays; sa description géographique; un voyage dans les terr... More

A Plan of West Florida, the Isle of Orleans, and some parts of the Spanish dominions to the westward of the Mississipi.

A Plan of West Florida, the Isle of Orleans, and some parts of the Spa...

Scale 1:760,320; 12 miles to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Shows the present state of Mississippi, southeastern Louisiana, and Mobile Bay. Includes note on navigation and "This line being propo... More

Louisiana, as formerly claimed by France, now containing part of British America to the east & Spanish America to the west of the Mississippi.

Louisiana, as formerly claimed by France, now containing part of Briti...

Scale ca. 1:10,000,000. Relief shown pictorially. Shows longitude west from London and Ferro. From the London magazine. v. 34, June 1765, p. 276-277. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 724 Available also thro... More

Carte de la coste de la province de la Louisiane et des bouches du Micissipy ou fleuve St. Louis,

Carte de la coste de la province de la Louisiane et des bouches du Mic...

Scale ca. 1:700,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Soundings shown in fathoms. Shows the coast from "Baye de l'Ascencion," Louisiana to "Baye St. Joseph," Florida. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789,... More

Plan of Fort Rosalia.

Plan of Fort Rosalia.

Oriented with North to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

[A Native American presents map to Europe?] / R.R. inv & fect.

[A Native American presents map to Europe?] / R.R. inv & fect.

Print shows the interior of a temple, a Native bowing on one knee and presenting a map to a female figure (Liberty?) sitting on a throne on a pedestal and holding a long staff topped with a liberty cap; a cheru... More

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina; comprehending the River Ohio, and all the rivers, which fall into it; part of the River Mississippi, the whole of the Illinois River, Lake Erie; part of the Lakes Huron, Michigan &c. and all the country bordering on these lakes and rivers,

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, an...

Scale ca. 1:1,270,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Includes descriptive and historical notes. Supplements the author's A topographical descri... More

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina; comprehending the river Ohio, and all the rivers, which fall into it; part of the river Mississippi, the whole of the Illinois River, Lake Erie; part of the lakes Huron, Michigan &c. and all the country bordering on these lakes and rivers.

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and...

Scale ca. 1:1,270,000. LC copy annotated in ink. One annotation shows "Indian line as of treaty in 1784." Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Includes historical a... More

Accurata delineatio celeberrimæ regionis Ludovicianæ vel Gallice Louisiane oł. Canadæ et Floridæ adpellatione in Septemtrionali America ... / Gottfri Rogg del. ; M. Rhein sc.

Accurata delineatio celeberrimæ regionis Ludovicianæ vel Gallice Louis...

Print shows in a cartouche a semi-nude female figure standing on a winged orb which rests on a pedestal bearing the title inscription. She holds to her right a cornucopia from which spills coins; on the left si... More

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina; comprehending the river Ohio, and all the rivers, which fall into it; part of the river Mississippi, the whole of the Illinois River, Lake Erie; part of the lakes Huron, Michigan &c. and all the country bordering on these lakes and rivers.

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and...

Scale ca. 1:1,300,000. Hand colored. Annotated in ink. One annotation shows where "Genr. Wayne defeated the Indians Augt. 20, 1794." Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and Lo... More

Partie occidentale de la Virginie, Pensylvanie, Maryland, et Caroline Septle. la rivière d'Ohio, et toutes celles qui s'y jettent, partie de la Rivière Mississippi, tout le cours de la rivière de Illinois, le Lac Erie, partie des Lacs Huron et Michigan &. toutes les contrées qui bordent ces lacs et rivières,

Partie occidentale de la Virginie, Pensylvanie, Maryland, et Caroline ...

Scale ca. 1:2,500,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Translation of Thomas Hutchins' New map of the western part of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Mar... More

Gloucester, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi

Gloucester, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi

Title from photographer's inventory. Originally known as Bellevue. Built by David Williams family. Winthrop Sargent, first governor of Miss., bought it from the Williams in 1808. Unusual feature is dry moat aro... More

The U.S.M. Mississippi passenger steamer

The U.S.M. Mississippi passenger steamer

Wreckage of large riverboat in bayou swamp. Wood engraving by W. Redding after drawing by Chas. Graham. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly. Reference copy may be in LOT 4427. This record contains unverified, old data f... More

To the citizens of the State of Mississippi Cotton Planter. No. 1. Fellow citizens ... [Signed] Cotton Planter. [18- ].

To the citizens of the State of Mississippi Cotton Planter. No. 1. Fel...

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 85, Folder 16.

Sauvages du Mississipi [i.e. Mississippi] / Lith. par Brocas; des.e par Ed. de Montulé.

Sauvages du Mississipi [i.e. Mississippi] / Lith. par Brocas; des.e pa...

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Brocas.

[Map of the Rigolet and the mouth of the Pearl River, Louisiana and Mississippi].

[Map of the Rigolet and the mouth of the Pearl River, Louisiana and Mi...

Relief shown by hachures. Places names in Spanish. Title from John R. Hébert's list of maps. Pen-and-ink. Watermarks: Horn in a shield surmounted by a crown over the letters GR. From the papers of Vicente Sebas... More

... The following resolution passed the House of representatives on Wednesday last, and the senate yesterday. [Regarding the free navigation of the Mississippi River]. Frankfort, November 25, 1803.

... The following resolution passed the House of representatives on We...

Guardian of Freedom extra Frankfort November 25, 1803.; Transportation.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Print... More

[Lewis and Clark map, with annotations in brown ink by Meriwether Lewis, tracing showing the Mississippi, the Missouri for a short distance above Kansas, Lakes Michigan, Superior, and Winnipeg, and the country onwards to the Pacific].

[Lewis and Clark map, with annotations in brown ink by Meriwether Lewi...

Pen and ink. Author information provided by Prof. Donald Jackson, 1/12/1977. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. See also: pp. 97-103 of Allen's Passage through the garden... More

Map of the Washita river in Louisiana from the Hot Springs to the confluence of the Red River with the Mississippi /

Map of the Washita river in Louisiana from the Hot Springs to the conf...

Oriented with North to the upper left corner. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

[Mississippi river, with Ohio, Rock, Iowa River de Moins, Missouri, White, and Arkansas rivers, and part of the Red River].

[Mississippi river, with Ohio, Rock, Iowa River de Moins, Missouri, Wh...

Title devised by cataloger. Pen-and-ink, mounted on cloth. Includes 7 "Indian boundary lines." In lower left corner in pencil: 91. On verso: Transferred from Interior Department, Office of Indian Affairs. Jan. ... More

[Plan of Baton Rouge and adjoining properties on the Mississippi River].

[Plan of Baton Rouge and adjoining properties on the Mississippi River...

Cadastral map. Relief shown by hachures. Title from John R. Hébert's list of maps. Pen-and-ink and pencil; unfinished. Oriented with north toward the left. Watermarks: J Whatman 1803 and fleur-de-lis in a shiel... More

[Cadastral map of a portion of Feliciana District, Spanish West Florida, between the Mississippi River and the Comite River].

[Cadastral map of a portion of Feliciana District, Spanish West Florid...

Title from John R. Hébert's list of maps. Pen-and-ink. Watermarks: L Munn 1804 and fleur-de-lis in a shield surmounted by a crown over the letters GR. From the papers of Vicente Sebastián Pintado. Described in:... More

[Cadastral map of an area along the Mississippi River from the United States-Spanish border south to McIntosh Island] /

[Cadastral map of an area along the Mississippi River from the United ...

Shows area in West Feliciana Parish. Title from John R. Hébert's list of maps. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Pen-and-ink and pencil. Watermarks: Henry Aine and shell. From the papers of Vicente Seb... More

[Map of area from Rio Iberville to Thompson's Creek along the Mississippi River, Spanish West Florida, Districts of Manchac, Baton Rouge, and Feliciana].

[Map of area from Rio Iberville to Thompson's Creek along the Mississi...

Cadastral map. Some unclaimed lots also shown. Relief shown by hachures. Title from John R. Hébert's list of maps. Pen-and-ink, watercolor, and pencil. Watermarks: J Whatman 1803, D & C Blauw, and letters D C B... More

[Four plats on the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge 1805].

[Four plats on the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge 1805].

Relief shown by hachures on some sheets. Title from John R. Hébert's list of maps. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. From the papers of Vicente Sebastián Pintado. Described in: Vicente Sebastián Pinta... More

George Poindexter, head-and-shoulders portrait, right profile

George Poindexter, head-and-shoulders portrait, right profile

Title devised by Library staff, other information from Miles. Trimmed to image. Dexter, 440 Published in: Saint-Mémin and the Neoclassical profile portrait in America / Ellen G. Miles. Washington, D.C. : Nation... More

A chart of the internal part of Louisiana : including all the hitherto unexplored countries, lying between the River La Platte of the Missouri on the N., and the Red River on the S., the Mississippi east, and the mountains of Mexico west, with a part of New Mexico & the Province of Texas /

A chart of the internal part of Louisiana : including all the hitherto...

Scale ca. 1:2,450,000. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. "Plate II." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes notes. AACR2: 100; 651/1; 651/2

To the inhabitants of the State of Florida ... Fulwar Skipwith. St. Francisville, December 23rd, 1810. Natchez (M. T.) Printed by John W. Winn Co. [1810].

To the inhabitants of the State of Florida ... Fulwar Skipwith. St. Fr...

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 14, Folder 1a.

The state of Mississippi and Alabama territory.

The state of Mississippi and Alabama territory.

Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. "Shallus Sc." From: Samuel Lewis atlas, 1817. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Map of an area of Spanish West Florida from Lake Maurepas to Pensacola Bay

Map of an area of Spanish West Florida from Lake Maurepas to Pensacola...

Depths shown by soundings. Title from John R. Hébert's list of maps. Pen-and-ink and pencil; unfinished. From the papers of Vicente Sebastián Pintado. Described in: Vicente Sebastián Pintado, Surveyor General o... More

A map of Lewis and Clark's track, across the western portion of North America from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean : by order of the executive of the United States in 1804, 5 & 6 /

A map of Lewis and Clark's track, across the western portion of North ...

Scale ca. 1:4,300,000. Relief shown by hachures. Meridian: London and Washington. From Lewis, Meriwether, History of the expedition under the command of Captains Lewis and Clark, 1814. Available also through th... More

A map of Lewis and Clark's track across the western portion of North America, from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean : by order of the executive of the United States in 1804, 5 & 6 /

A map of Lewis and Clark's track across the western portion of North A...

Scale ca. 1:4,400,000. Relief shown by hachures. Meridian: London and Washington. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

[View of the battle near Chalmettes plantation, Jan. 8, 1815]

[View of the battle near Chalmettes plantation, Jan. 8, 1815]

Print shows a bird's-eye view of the battlefield printed above a key identifying the essential features, with the Mississippi River in the foreground. Title devised by Library staff. This print is the key to il... More

Extract from the proceedings of the President and selectmen of the city of Natchez, at their meeting on the 4th April, 1815 ... A. Campbell, City Clerk. [Natchez] J M'Curdy Pr. [1815].

Extract from the proceedings of the President and selectmen of the cit...

Imprint 3. 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 85, Folder 4.

To the "Natchez Volunteer Rifle Corps." Attention! ... Our late brave and beloved Chief the immortal Jackson, it is understood, is approaching near our city on his way to Tennessee, and it is confidently believed, that the "Natchez, Volunteer Ri

To the "Natchez Volunteer Rifle Corps." Attention! ... Our late brave ...

Imprint 3. 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 85, Folder 5.

A map of Mexico, Louisiana, and the Missouri Territory : including also the state of Mississippi, Alabama Territory, East and West Florida, Georgia, South Carolina & part of the Island of Cuba /

A map of Mexico, Louisiana, and the Missouri Territory : including als...

Relief shown by hachures and pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes notes, ill., and tables of coordinates and other statistical data. Imperfect: Backed... More

Plano borrador de la parte de la Florida Occidental contenida entre el Rio Mississipi y Bahia de la Mobila inclusives /

Plano borrador de la parte de la Florida Occidental contenida entre el...

Depths shown by soundings. Pen-and-ink and pencil; unfinished. Watermark: 1808 J Whatman. From the papers of Vicente Sebastián Pintado. Described in: Vicente Sebastián Pintado, Surveyor General of Spanish West ... More

Map of Mississippi : constructed from the surveys in the General Land Office and other documents /

Map of Mississippi : constructed from the surveys in the General Land ...

Prime meridian: London and Washington. "Entered according to Act of Congress the 10th of September 1819." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Raree - show on the banks of the Mississippi, or The gentle European among the rude sons of nature / Cruikshank del.

Raree - show on the banks of the Mississippi, or The gentle European a...

Print shows a Native man wearing European clothing and a native headdress, standing between a group of Natives sitting on the ground on the right and a platform or stage, on the left, on which three Europeans, ... More

Map of "countries bordering on the Mississippi and Missouri", in Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Journal of a tour...of Missouri, London, Printed for Sir R. Philips & Co., 1821

Map of "countries bordering on the Mississippi and Missouri", in Henry...

Illus. in: Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Journal of a tour...of Missouri, London, Printed for Sir R. Philips & Co., 1821. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card traci... More

Country drained by the Mississippi /

Country drained by the Mississippi /

Relief shown by hachures. Sheets contain profile diagram. From: James, Edwin. Account of an expedition from Pittsburg to the Rocky Mountains. 1823. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ... More

Map of the territory of Florida, from its northern boundary to lat. 27⁰30ʹN, connected with the delta of the Mississippi : annexed to the report of the Board of Internal Improvement dated Febr. 19th, 1829, relating to the canal contemplated to connect the Atlantic with the Gulf of Mexico and describing the inland navigation parallel to the coast from the Mississippi to the Bay of Espiritu Santo and from St. Mary's Harbour to St. Augustine

Map of the territory of Florida, from its northern boundary to lat. 27...

Covers portions of southern states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Depths shown by soundings. Prime meridian: Washington, D.C. Bibliography. LC Trails 237 Available also through the Library of ... More

Wooding Station on the Mississippi

Wooding Station on the Mississippi

Engraving by W.H. Lizars, after sketch with the camera lucida by Capt. Basil Hall. Illus. in: Basil Hall, Forty Etchings, from Sketches made with the camera lucida, in North America, in 1827 and 1828, Edinburgh... More

Georgia, from the latest authorities

Georgia, from the latest authorities

Covers the southeast United States from northern Georgia south to northern Florida and west to the Mississippi River. Shows general locations of Native American tribes. Relief shown pictorially. In lower margin... More

Map of the route passed over by an expedition into the Indian country in 1832 to the source of the Mississippi /

Map of the route passed over by an expedition into the Indian country ...

Relief shown by hachures. Bar scale incorrect. Note in manuscript ink on paper affixed to verso: "To accompany the claim of H.R. Schoolcraft. The country coloured green lies west & north of the [Michigan superi... More

Mississippi.

Mississippi.

Shows tribal lands of the Chickasaws and Choctaws. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington. "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1835 by Thos. Illman in the ... District Court for the Southern D... More

Southern ideas of liberty

Southern ideas of liberty

An imaginative portrayal of the violent suppression of abolitionist propagandizing and insurrectionism in the South. The print may have been stimulated by several instances during the early 1830s of hanging, ta... More

[Title page from Davy Crockett's Almanack (1836), vol. 1, no. 2, illus. with "Crockett's method of wading the Mississippi" (on stilts)]

[Title page from Davy Crockett's Almanack (1836), vol. 1, no. 2, illus...

Illus. in: Davy Crockett's Almanack, 1836, v. 1, no. 2, title page. Reference copy may be in Biog. File. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Almanacs; Humor; Stilts; B.I.

A map of a portion of the Indian country lying east and west of the Mississippi River to the forty sixth degree of north latitude from personal observation made in the autumn of 1835 and recent authentic documents /

A map of a portion of the Indian country lying east and west of the Mi...

Accompanied by: Geological report of an examination made in 1834 of the elevated country between the Missouri and Red rivers / by G.W. Featherstonhaugh. Washington : Printed by Gales and Seaton, 1835. (97 p., [... More

Map showing the most direct commercial route from the Atlantic via L. Ontario, to the province of Upper Canada, the north western states & territories, and to the Mississippi.

Map showing the most direct commercial route from the Atlantic via L. ...

Shows area from Washington, D.C., north to above Lake Huron and from Cape Cod to the Mississippi River. Scale [ca. 1:3,000,000]. LC Railroad maps, 73 Description derived from published bibliography. Available a... More

A preamble and resolutions in relation to the persons denominated "Abolitionists" ... Approved. February 27, 1836. [n. p. 1836].

A preamble and resolutions in relation to the persons denominated "Abo...

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 85, Folder 5c.

A chart of the coast of America : from New York and Philadelphia to the Strait or Gulf of Florida, and from thence to the Mississippi /

A chart of the coast of America : from New York and Philadelphia to th...

Nautical chart. Relief shown by hachures in selected areas. Depths shown by soundings. In lower margin of each of the original sheets: A New Edition. London, Published as the Act directs, March 1st 1837, by J.W... More

Scene in Washington. In which the Presidental candidate of all the decency or respectable Webb "Whig" Party . . .

Scene in Washington. In which the Presidental candidate of all the dec...

Whig senator Henry Clay is attacked here on several fronts. The artist alludes to his reputation for gambling, his widely publicized outburst in the House of Representatives in February 1838, and his alleged un... More

A keel boat on the Mississippi

A keel boat on the Mississippi

Illus. in: The Crockett Almanac, 1838, p. 36. Reference copies may be available in LOTs 10616 and 4392-5. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

A bull chase. The words of the wise, are as goads

A bull chase. The words of the wise, are as goads

Another satire on the special committee of the House of Representatives investigating Van Buren's Treasury Department. The committee, chaired by James Harlan but dominated by Henry A. Wise of Virginia, centered... More

The little magician's sleight of hand performance. An absquabulating shew, by Von Kinder & Co. But Old Tippecanoe, will soon make it "No go"

The little magician's sleight of hand performance. An absquabulating s...

Again the theme of corruption in the Van Buren administration, here centering on the President's "Sub-Treasury" or independent treasury program, passed by Congress in July 1840. A large frigate "United States,... More

Map shewing the connection of the Baltimore and Ohio-Rail-Road with other rail roads executed or in progress throughout the United States.

Map shewing the connection of the Baltimore and Ohio-Rail-Road with ot...

Map of the United States east of the Mississippi River. [From published bibliography] Scale ca. 1:4,900,000. LC Railroad maps, 334 Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ras... More

Map of the projected railway from Harrisburg to Pittsburg [sic], with proposed extension to Cleveland, Wooster, Sandusky, Toledo, Cincinnati; Michigan City, Chicago, Galena, Rock Island, St. Louis, &a; in connection with the public works of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.

Map of the projected railway from Harrisburg to Pittsburg [sic], with ...

Covers area between Massachusetts and Virginia and west to the Mississippi River. Shows "finished" and "proposed" railroads. A mileage chart entitled "Rail Road Routes from Seaboard to the Interior" appears at ... More

All the West going for Matty

All the West going for Matty

A Whig cartoon spoofing Democratic claims of Western support for Van Buren during the election of 1840. Pursued by animals from the "Alleghany Mountains" and the Mississippi River, including among others a buf... More

Diagram of the surveying district, south of Tennessee : Mississippi

Diagram of the surveying district, south of Tennessee : Mississippi

"October 12th 1843." Shows most of Mississippi. Also shows boundaries of the Chectaw and Chickasaw cessions. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 923

Map, exhibiting the railway route between Baltimore & St. Louis, together with the other principal lines in the eastern, middle & western states; prepared under the direction of B. H. Latrobe, Ch. Engr. B. & O. R.R.

Map, exhibiting the railway route between Baltimore & St. Louis, toget...

Map covers area from Portland, Maine, to Norfolk, Va., and west to the Mississippi River. Scale 1:2,471,040. LC Railroad maps, 74 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Libr... More

Bloomington, Iowa / painted and litho. by J.C. Wild.

Bloomington, Iowa / painted and litho. by J.C. Wild.

Print shows five men with two horses in a flatboat, a man in a rowboat, small sailboats, and steamboats, one named "Iowa Falcon", on the Mississippi River passing Muscatine, Iowa, with a view of the city showin... More

The masked battery or Loco-Foco strategy

The masked battery or Loco-Foco strategy

Another commentary on the Texas question (see "Texas Coming In," no. 1844-28), illustrating Democratic campaign strategy as advanced by Andrew Jackson. The idea of the annexation of Texas, repudiated by many of... More

Funeral obsequies of free-trade

Funeral obsequies of free-trade

A gloomy view of the effects of the Polk administration's Tariff of 1846. The artist echoes Whig condemnation of the measure as adverse to American trade. A funeral cortege, composed of administration supporter... More

A new map for travelers through the United States of America showing the railroads, canals & stage roads with the distances,

A new map for travelers through the United States of America showing t...

A detailed general map of the eastern half of the United States, framed in decorative borders, with most of the details east of the Mississippi River. Indicates drainage, state boundaries and shows many cities... More

List of the officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians & privates of the first regiment Mississippi riflemen in the war with Mexico (to serve twelve months,) date of enlistment, June 1846 / C.B. Graham Lith. Washington City, D.C.

List of the officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians & privates ...

Print shows a long list of officers and enlisted men of the First Regiment of the Mississippi Riflemen; appearing at the top are a portrait of "Albert G. Brown Governor of the State of Mississippi", the emblem ... More

Map without title showing the railroad route to Santa Fe and San Diego; the central route through South Pass and on to San Francisco and "Puget's Sound," and connecting railroads east of the Mississippi.

Map without title showing the railroad route to Santa Fe and San Diego...

Outline map of North America showing proposed railroad routes within the present limits of the United States. This is one of the earliest promotional maps for a transcontinental railroad to come before the Uni... More

Scene in Uncle Sam's Senate. 17th April 1850

Scene in Uncle Sam's Senate. 17th April 1850

A somewhat tongue-in-cheek dramatization of the moment during the heated debate in the Senate over the admission of California as a free state when Mississippi senator Henry S. Foote drew a pistol on Thomas Har... More