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Dédiée a Monsieur Coustard de Massi, Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal et Militaire de St. Louis, Lieutenant de Nosseigneurs les Maréchaux de France. Vue perspective du nouveau batiment de l'hopital des enfants trouvés de cette ville avec la demonstration de l'aerostat élevé dans le jardin de cette maison le 14 juin 1784.

Dédiée a Monsieur Coustard de Massi, Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal et Mil...

Print shows "Le Suffren," the balloon of Anne-Pierre Coustard de Massy and R.P. Mouchet, ascending from Nantes, France. (Source: Le Temps des Ballons, www.perso.wanadoo.fr.)

Essai sur la danse, antique et moderne ...

Essai sur la danse, antique et moderne ...

All of Mme. Voiart's manual is devoted to the history of dance. Quoting heavily from many previously published materials, including a number of travelogues, this book discusses the origins of dance and devotes ... more

Tivoli. Le dimanche 22 aout, 1824, grand fete extraordinaire a l'occasion de la Saint-Louis. Ascension en balon, par M. Margat ...

Tivoli. Le dimanche 22 aout, 1824, grand fete extraordinaire a l'occas...

Text-only broadside announcing a balloon ascension by Jean Margat, August 22, 1824, Tivoli, Paris, at a festival on the occasion of St. Louis Day. Text indicates Margat will stand on an oblong platform below a ... more

Bellvue. Mr. Dougherty's agency on the  Missouri / Ch. Bodmer pinx ad nat ; L. Weber & Beyer sc.

Bellvue. Mr. Dougherty's agency on the Missouri / Ch. Bodmer pinx ad ...

Illustration shows buildings, paddocks, settlers, ox cart and Indians at Bellvue, Major John Dougherty's trading post on the Missouri River.

Explosion of Biddle & Cos. Congress water fount

Explosion of Biddle & Cos. Congress water fount

A satire on the failure of the combined efforts of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John Calhoun, and Nicholas Biddle to thwart Andrew Jackson's treasury policy. In 1833 Jackson ordered that federal deposits be remo... more

Uncle Sam sick with la grippe

Uncle Sam sick with la grippe

A satire attributing the dire fiscal straits of the nation to Andrew Jackson's banking policies, with specific reference to recent bank failures in New Orleans, New York, and Philadelphia. The artist blames th... more

6 cents. Humbug glory bank

6 cents. Humbug glory bank

Another mock bank note parodying the "shinplasters" of the 1837 panic. Such small-denomination notes were based on the division of the Spanish dollar, the dominant specie of the time. Hence they were issued in ... more

Fifty cents. Shin plaster

Fifty cents. Shin plaster

Another mock shinplaster (see also nos. 1837-9 and -10 above). Again the artist attributes the shortage of hard money to the successive monetary programs of presidents Jackson and Van Buren, particularly to the... more

Treasury note

Treasury note

A parody of the often worthless fractional currencies or "shinplasters" issued by banks, businesses, and municipalities in lieu of coin. These fractional notes proliferated during the Panic of 1837 with the eme... more

Dog sledges of the Mandan Indians / ch. Bodmer pinx. ad nat. ; René Rollet sc.

Dog sledges of the Mandan Indians / ch. Bodmer pinx. ad nat. ; René Ro...

Mandan Indians using two dogs to drag a toboggan on the frozen Missouri River.

Camp of the Gros Ventres of the prairies on the upper Missouri Lager der Gros Ventres des prairies / / Carl Bodmer, pinx ad nat. ; Himely, sculp. ; Arthus Bertrand, éditeur.

Camp of the Gros Ventres of the prairies on the upper Missouri Lager d...

Print shows a large Hidatsa Indians camp in the background; a group of Indians in the foreground are dancing on the shore while others are in the water boarding and attacking passengers on a ship.

North Bend game cock

North Bend game cock

A Whig campaign print glorifying presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. The title derives from the candidate's farm on the North Bend of the Ohio River. The game cock has a dual significance: as an all... more

A political movement

A political movement

The artist forecasts with obvious relish the ouster of Van Buren and his cronies from office by William Henry Harrison. Van Buren is shown leaving Washington in a large cart drawn by supporters (left to right) ... more

Full tilt for the Capitol

Full tilt for the Capitol

The artist envisions public repudiation of Democratic hard-money policies, and the triumph of administration opponent Nathaniel P. Tallmadge, a conservative Democrat. Tallmadge, on horseback and armed with a l... more

Lawless burning of men by the many

Lawless burning of men by the many

Print shows a Black man named McIntosh, who had stabbed an officer that had arrested him, tied to a tree and being burned, St. Louis, Mo., April 28, 1896; and text.

Map of the projected railway from Harrisburg to Pittsburg [sic] with proposed extensions to Cleveland, Cincinnati and St. Louis, in connexion [sic] with the public works of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois /

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

Outline map showing major drainage, some relief by hachures, state boundaries, canals, and important place names. Finished and proposed railroads are indicated.

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

$200 Reward. Ranaway from the subscriber, on the night of Thursday, the 30th of Sepember, five Negro slaves

$200 Reward. Ranaway from the subscriber, on the night of Thursday, th...

Reward offered by Wm. Russell for apprehension of the slaves, St. Louis, 1 Oct. 1847.

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.

The explosion of the United States Steam Frigate Missouri, at Gibralter [sic], Aug. 26th, 1843 To Captn. Sir George Sartorius and the Officers of the H.M.S. Malabar--this print is respectfully dedicated by their obedient servant, Edmund Fry / / drawn by E. Duncan, from a sketch made on the spot by Lieut. G.P. Mands, T.G. Dutton lith.; Day & Haghe lithrs. to the Queen.

The explosion of the United States Steam Frigate Missouri, at Gibralte...

Crew of H.M.S. Malabar (foreground, left) watch as USS Missouri explodes and burns in the distance from accidental fire after completing first trans-Atlantic voyage of a U.S. steam powered ship the day prior.

[Xavier Donald MacLeod, half-length portrait, nearly facing front, with mustache and spectacles]
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

The Democratic funeral of 1848

The Democratic funeral of 1848

Foreseeing political death for the Democrats in the election, the artist imagines a funeral of the party's standard-bearers with a procession of the faithful. Democratic senators (left to right) Sam Houston of ... more

Cass & his cabinet in 1849

Cass & his cabinet in 1849

The satire imputes to the Democrats of 1848, led by candidate Lewis Cass, the corrupt practices of the Van Buren-era party. The artist also criticizes Whig repudiation of stalwart party leader Henry Clay in fav... more

Gunpowder for sale here / Oliver J. Stuart, N.Y.

Gunpowder for sale here / Oliver J. Stuart, N.Y.

Broadsheet advertisement for the Laflin Powder Company, Saugerties, New York, manufacturers of gunpowder, with "Offices [at] 29 Water St. cor. of Olive St. St. Louis Mo. and 79 South Water St. Chicago, Ill." sh... more

A map illustrative of the route of the proposed railroad : from St. Louis to the Bay of San Francisco /

A map illustrative of the route of the proposed railroad : from St. Lo...

"The red line indicates the route of the Railroad. The green line is the route followed by Col. Fremont from the South Pass to Humboldt River."

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

The sad parting between two old friends

The sad parting between two old friends

Senators Thomas Hart Benton and Henry S. Foote are paired here in a facetious farewell scene, as Benton departs the "Shop of the Senate." In reality Benton lost his Senate seat in a January 1851 election, large... more

A new map of the United States. Upon which are delineated its vast works of internal communication, routes across the continent &c. showing also Canada and the Island of Cuba,

A new map of the United States. Upon which are delineated its vast wor...

Detailed general map of the eastern half of the United States indicating drainage, state boundaries, state and county capitals, cities and towns, common roads, the "Oregon Route," canals, and railroads. One of... more

Map of Chicago & Rock Island, Peoria and Bureau Valley, and Mississippi & Missouri railroads; with their connections to New York.

Map of Chicago & Rock Island, Peoria and Bureau Valley, and Mississipp...

Outline map of the northeastern and north-central United States showing "railroads completed or in progress" and "railroads proposed & authorized unless named as 'projected.'"

A dish of "black turtle"

A dish of "black turtle"

The cartoonist mocks the opportunism evident in Winfield Scott's endorsement of both the abolitionist cause and the Missouri Compromise. Scott, in military uniform, is seated at a table with a plate of soup be... more

The gladiators of the Senate! The bulley's of the House

The gladiators of the Senate! The bulley's of the House

The artist parodies recent outbreaks of violence in Congress, and offers a pointed comparison between the elevated rhetorical sparring in the Senate and a more physical brand of combat in the House of Represent... more

Map of the Cairo & Fulton Railroad exhibiting the principal tributary lines as projected and its connections with other railroads west of the Mississippi River, which unite with the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and south projected Pacific Railroad via Elpaso [sic] to the Pacific Ocean, showing also the connection by rail road of the cities of New Orleans & St. Louis. Little Rock, Ark. Sep. 1853.

Map of the Cairo & Fulton Railroad exhibiting the principal tributary ...

Map showing Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and part of Texas. Shows drainage, cities and towns, and state boundaries, west of the Mississippi River. The adjoining area east of the Mississippi River shows only t... more

Battle of Hermannstadt / sketched by Capt. Ed. Scheifele ; drawn on stone & lith by Schaerff & Bro. 71 Market Str. St. Louis.

Battle of Hermannstadt / sketched by Capt. Ed. Scheifele ; drawn on st...

Print showing a battle scene with Russian, Austrian, and Hungarian troops standing in formation, shooting at each other across an open field.

Rail road map accompanying the report an[d] exhibit of the Logansport & Northern Indiana Railroad showing its connections and the through route from St. Louis to New York of which this road forms a part; Logansport, Indiana May 1st 1854; L. S. Nash, Chief Engineer.

Rail road map accompanying the report an[d] exhibit of the Logansport ...

Map of the north-central and northeastern United States showing drainage, relief by hachures, place names, and state boundaries. Chartered as the Auburn and Eel River Valley Rail Road on March 8, 1853. Name cha... more

A correct map of the Pennsylvania Central Rail Road with its branches & connections, the shortest & quickest route between the east & west.

A correct map of the Pennsylvania Central Rail Road with its branches ...

Sketch map of the eastern United States showing the railroad network and emphasizing the routes between St. Louis and Chicago, and Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York.

Liberty, the fair maid of Kansas--in the hands of the "border ruffians"

Liberty, the fair maid of Kansas--in the hands of the "border ruffians...

A bitter indictment of the Democratic administration's responsibility for violence and bloodshed in Kansas in the wake of the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act. (See also "Forcing Slavery Down the Throat of a Freesoiler... more

Great Kansas meeting at St. Louis, Missouri / [from a photograph by Fitzgibbons].

Great Kansas meeting at St. Louis, Missouri / [from a photograph by Fi...

Crowd at public meeting on question of slavery in Kansas in front of the courthouse, St. Louis, Missouri.

View fo the lake & north west-connections with Philadelphia.

View fo the lake & north west-connections with Philadelphia.

Indicates railroads in the Great Lakes region, south to the Ohio River, and from New York State to the Mississippi River. Shows proposed railroads as far west as the Missouri River.

Hannibal, Missouri

Hannibal, Missouri

Raft with sail on river; city in backgrd.

Johnson's new railroad and township copper-plate map of Illinois, Iowa, & Missouri, from the latest and best authorities.

Johnson's new railroad and township copper-plate map of Illinois, Iowa...

Detailed general map which includes drainage place names, roads, railroad, counties, and townships.

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