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Nature, in the broadest sense, is the natural, physical, material world or universe. "Nature" can refer to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. The study of nature is a large, if not the only, part of science. Although humans are part of nature, human activity is often understood as a separate category from other natural phenomena.

The word nature is borrowed from the Old French nature and is derived from the Latin word natura, or "essential qualities, innate disposition", and in ancient times, literally meant "birth". In ancient philosophy, natura is mostly used as the Latin translation of the Greek word physis (φύσις), which originally related to the intrinsic characteristics that plants, animals, and other features of the world develop of their own accord. The concept of nature as a whole, the physical universe, is one of several expansions of the original notion; it began with certain core applications of the word φύσις by pre-Socratic philosophers (though this word had a dynamic dimension then, especially for Heraclitus), and has steadily gained currency ever since. During the advent of modern scientific method in the last several centuries, nature became the passive reality, organized and moved by divine laws. With the Industrial revolution, nature increasingly became seen as the part of reality deprived from intentional intervention : it was hence considered as sacred by some traditions (Rousseau, American transcendentalism) or a mere decorum for divine providence or human history (Hegel, Marx). However, a vitalist vision of nature, closer to the presocratic one, got reborn at the same time, especially after Charles Darwin.

Within the various uses of the word today, "nature" often refers to geology and wildlife. Nature can refer to the general realm of living plants and animals, and in some cases to the processes associated with inanimate objects—the way that particular types of things exist and change of their own accord, such as the weather and geology of the Earth. It is often taken to mean the "natural environment" or wilderness—wild animals, rocks, forest, and in general those things that have not been substantially altered by human intervention, or which persist despite human intervention. For example, manufactured objects and human interaction generally are not considered part of nature, unless qualified as, for example, "human nature" or "the whole of nature". This more traditional concept of natural things that can still be found today implies a distinction between the natural and the artificial, with the artificial being understood as that which has been brought into being by a human consciousness or a human mind. Depending on the particular context, the term "natural" might also be distinguished from the unnatural or the supernatural.

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Watteau, par la Nature, ... sous des traits si galants

Watteau, par la Nature, ... sous des traits si galants

Watteau, half-length portrait, facing left, holding paint brush.

While nature lies around deep--lull'd in noon / Schmolze.

While nature lies around deep--lull'd in noon / Schmolze.

Tree and riverbank in country setting. Reference copy also available in LOT 4638-A. Illus. in: Nivelon, F. / The rudiments of genteel behavior, p. 127.

Proposals for re-printing by subscription, the venerable Mr. Stoddard, on the nature of conversion, and the way in which it is wrought. Also, four sermons by the same author ... Price about three shillings, well bound ... Subscriptions to be sen

Proposals for re-printing by subscription, the venerable Mr. Stoddard,...

Signatures of Nathan Williams and Eben. Kellogg at end.; Not in Evans. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera C... More

The Chief at Sta. Christina / [drawn from] nature, W. Hodges ; engraved by J. Hall.

The Chief at Sta. Christina / [drawn from] nature, W. Hodges ; engrave...

Illus. in: A voyage towards the South Pole / James Cook. London : Printed for W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1777. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 115.

Mr. Blanchard, lʹaréonaute / desine dʹapres nature par Mr. Bolomey ; et grave par Mlle. Evans ; s. la direc. de M. d'Sallieth.

Mr. Blanchard, lʹaréonaute / desine dʹapres nature par Mr. Bolomey ; e...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of French balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard. Includes image of Blanchard's balloon demonstrating his experiments with balloon navigation. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

[Allegory: Nature stands ready to strike the lyre, as Liberty presents medal to Washington; Fame blows her trumpet, and Astrea finds a part of the earth where she may fix her residence]

[Allegory: Nature stands ready to strike the lyre, as Liberty presents...

Engraving by John Norman. Illus. in: Boston Magazine, Apr. 1784. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Publ. Ind.; Pres.; Allegory; Liberty; Nature; Fame; Astrea.

Portrait d'après nature de quatre phisiciens celebres volants sans ballon

Portrait d'après nature de quatre phisiciens celebres volants sans bal...

French cartoon shows Abbé Miollan as a cat and Janinet with bag of money(?) over his shoulder beating a hasty retreat after the failure of their balloon ascension attempt on July 11, 1784 enraged the crowd of s... More

Portrait d'apres nature du Sr. Harné natif de Dôle en Franche Comté Grenadier aux Gardes Francaises qui àmonté le premier à l'assaut et à arreté le gouverneur de la Bastille le mardi 14 Juillet 1789

Portrait d'apres nature du Sr. Harné natif de Dôle en Franche Comté Gr...

Print shows Sr. Harné, a grenadier in the French Guards, and Sr. Humbert, leaders, respectively, of the first and second assaults on the Bastille, 14 July 1789, full-length portrait, standing, facing each other... More

Portrait d'aprés nature du Sr. Humbert, Compagnon Horloger, natif de Langres, qui a monté le deuxieme à l'assaut à la prise de la Bastille, le mardi 14 Juillet 1789

Portrait d'aprés nature du Sr. Humbert, Compagnon Horloger, natif de L...

Print shows Sr. Humbert and Sr. Harné, a grenadier in the French Guards, leaders, respectively, of the second and first assaults on the Bastille, 14 July 1789, half-length portrait, facing each other, each in o... More

Le Fevre / peint d'après nature par Mengelberg et gravé par G. Fiesinger.

Le Fevre / peint d'après nature par Mengelberg et gravé par G. Fiesing...

Pierre-François-Joseph Lefebvre, Duc de Dantzi, French soldier, Marshall of the Empire, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left.

Naturscenen aus Kamtjihatka i.e. Kamtchatka T.4 von den umgebungan des Flusse Bästraja Reka, in July

Naturscenen aus Kamtjihatka i.e. Kamtchatka T.4 von den umgebungan des...

Title from item. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).

Norwich, (Conn) July 30, 1802. Sir, Presuming you to be a gentleman who is willing to aid and encourage the publication of an invaluable work, I have taken the liberty to present you with a proposal for publishing one of that nature, entitled, a

Norwich, (Conn) July 30, 1802. Sir, Presuming you to be a gentleman wh...

Imprint 2. 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 4, Folder 18.

Great-footed hawk / drawn from nature by A. Wilson ; engvd. by A. Lawson.

Great-footed hawk / drawn from nature by A. Wilson ; engvd. by A. Laws...

Illus. in: American ornithology / Alexander Wilson. Philadelphia : Bradford and Inskeep, 1808-1814. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 118.

[Birds, nests and eggs] / drawn from nature by A. Wilson ; engraved by A. Lawson.

[Birds, nests and eggs] / drawn from nature by A. Wilson ; engraved by...

Scientific illustration of mockingbird, hummingbird, and touché bunting, their nests and eggs.

A view of Fort McHenry, and the entrance of the harbour of Baltimore / drawn from nature & sc. by Richd. Harrison.

A view of Fort McHenry, and the entrance of the harbour of Baltimore /...

Print shows a pastoral scene at the entrance to the harbor at Baltimore with Fort McHenry on the left and some people enjoying the scenery on the right.

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

Jph. Lis. Gay-Lussac (physicien et chimiste), membre de l'Académie royale des sciences, de la Société royale de Londres, &a. Né à St. Leonard ... 1778 / / Dessiné d'après nature à Paris en 1824 et gravé par Ambroise Tardieu.

Jph. Lis. Gay-Lussac (physicien et chimiste), membre de l'Académie roy...

Head-and-shoulders oval portrait of French scientist and balloonist Gay-Lussac who tested several hypotheses on the earth's atmosphere. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Chateau des Tuileries, côté du carrousel Palace of the Tuileries, side of the carrousel / / dessiné d'apre nature et lith: par Ph. Benoist ; figures par A. Bayot ; lith. de Gihaut frères Editeurs, Boulevart des Italiens, 5.

Chateau des Tuileries, côté du carrousel Palace of the Tuileries, side...

Print shows a view of the Tuileries Palace with the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and a large plaza with pedestrians and carriages in the foreground. Title from item. From series: Vues de Paris.

American white pelican (pelicanu americanus), and male adult / drawn from nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S. F.L.S. ; engraved, printed, & coloured by R. Havell, 1836.

American white pelican (pelicanu americanus), and male adult / drawn f...

Illus. in: The birds of America / John James Audubon. 4 vols. London, 1827-1838, pl. 311. (Elephant Folio) Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 119.

Crimson fronted Purple Finch / Drawn from nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S.F.L.

Crimson fronted Purple Finch / Drawn from nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R....

Print shows bird on flowering pea vine surrounded by border of vines, birds, a woman, and a bird's nest. Title from item. In album: [Album of ephemera and Civil War era photographs; photos and album compiled by... More

Slavery abolished by the laws of nature!!! Negroes not of the same species with white men!!! The mulatto race will soon cease to exist!! [Regarding course of lectures in aid of the abolition of slavery in the United States to be given by Robert

Slavery abolished by the laws of nature!!! Negroes not of the same spe...

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 155, Folder 24.

Dr. Hollick's select lectures for gentlemen only. On the philosophy and physiology of that grandest phenomenon in nature. The origin of life! and its physical and moral consequences, which were delivered in New York City, sixty-five times in one

Dr. Hollick's select lectures for gentlemen only. On the philosophy an...

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 197, Folder 37a.

[Animal and plant cells drawn to show their similar nature and origin] / Th. Schwann, del.

[Animal and plant cells drawn to show their similar nature and origin]...

Illus. in: Microscopical researches into the accordance in the structure and growth of animals and plants / Theodor Schwann. London : Sydenham Society, 1847. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. ... More

Philadelphia State-house / / drawn from nature by Aug. Köllner; lith. by Deroy; printed by Cattier.

Philadelphia State-house / / drawn from nature by Aug. Köllner; lith. ...

Title from item. (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).

View of Cincinnati, Ohio from Covington, Ky. / drawn from nature by E. Whitefield ; printed in colors by Jones & Newman, 128 Fulton St., N.Y.

View of Cincinnati, Ohio from Covington, Ky. / drawn from nature by E....

Title from item. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card.

High fall on the Catskills / from nature by "James Queen" draughtsman for P.S. Duvals Lithographic Establ.

High fall on the Catskills / from nature by "James Queen" draughtsman ...

Drawing shows water cascading over cliffs at the Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskill Mountains in New York. Title from item. Stamped in lower left: From the file of James F. Queen artist, 1824-1889. (DLC/PP-1997:... More

Columbia bridge (Susquehanna) / drawn after nature for the proprietor Herrmann J. Meyer.

Columbia bridge (Susquehanna) / drawn after nature for the proprietor ...

A47235 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Published for Herrmann J. Meyer, 164 William Street, New York. Copyright secured according to Act of Congress. Probably after engraving by William H. Bartlett.

Panoramic views of Philadelphia, from the state house / drawn from nature by E. Whitefield.

Panoramic views of Philadelphia, from the state house / drawn from nat...

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card.

La locomotion aérienne passive. Principes de la nature sur la chûte reelle des corps, opposé aux lois scientifiques / / lith. Schmid.

La locomotion aérienne passive. Principes de la nature sur la chûte re...

Technical illustration shows 14 figures with various designs for parachutes, including Blanchard's parachute, and several vessels with wings. "Invt. & constr. de Tollin" below fig. 11. Title from item. Illus. f... More

U. States military asylum. Board of commissioners of the military asylum .... "Ordered, that a hand-bill setting forth the nature of the military asulum, and the conditions of admission into the same, be printed and sent to every Post Office in

U. States military asylum. Board of commissioners of the military asyl...

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 200, Folder 30.

Place de la Concorde A Paris / / Photographie d'apres nature par Ch. Soulier, photographe de l'empereur.

Place de la Concorde A Paris / / Photographie d'apres nature par Ch. S...

Photograph shows obelisk and fountain in Place de la Concorde with palaces, Rue Royale, and Church of the Madeleine in the background. Title from item. No. 215. Forms part of: Visual materials from the papers o... More

Panorama de Paris Pris de la Tour St. Jacques (Côte de Notre Dame) / / Photographie d'apres nature par Ch. Soulier, photographe de l'empereur.

Panorama de Paris Pris de la Tour St. Jacques (Côte de Notre Dame) / /...

Photograph shows view of Notre-Dame de Paris rising above Ile de la Cité. Title from item. No. 227. Forms part of: Visual materials from the papers of O. M. Poe.

Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile A Paris / / Photographie d'apres nature par Ch. Soulier, photographe de l'empereur.

Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile A Paris / / Photographie d'apres nature pa...

Photograph shows obelisk and fountain in Place de la Concorde with palaces, Rue Royale, and Church of the Madeleine in the background. Title from item. No. 204. Forms part of: Visual materials from the papers o... More

Napha from the sea / from nature by W. Heine ; shipping by Lieut. H. Walke ; J. Queen, delt. ; P.S. Duval & Co., Phila.

Napha from the sea / from nature by W. Heine ; shipping by Lieut. H. W...

Title from item. Plate from: Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan ... in ... 1852, 1853, and 1854, under ... M.C. Perry ... / Matthew C. Perry ; Francis L. Hawks, comp... More

Scene on the Delaware River at Philada. during the severe winter of 1856 / from nature and on stone by J. Queen.

Scene on the Delaware River at Philada. during the severe winter of 18...

Print shows many people from Philadelphia ice skating on the Delaware River, possibly near the Philadelphia Navy Yard, "during the severe winter of 1856." Title from item. At head of title: Souvenir of the cold... More

Com. Perry's visit to Shui, Lew Chew / from nature by W. Heine ; lith. of Sarony & Co., New York.

Com. Perry's visit to Shui, Lew Chew / from nature by W. Heine ; lith....

Title from item. Plate from: Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan... in... 1852, 1853, and 1854, under...M.C. Perry / Matthew C. Perry; Francis L. Hawks, comp. Washing... More

View of Hong Kong from East Point / from nature by Heine, figures by Brown ; lith. of Sarony & Co., New York.

View of Hong Kong from East Point / from nature by Heine, figures by B...

People working in foregrd., harbor in mid-ground and mountains in backgrd. This record contains unverified data from caption card, with subsequent revisions. Caption card tracings: Geog.; Pub. (2).

Com. Perry paying his farewell visit to the Imperial commissioners at Simoda / from nature by Heine ; lith. of Sarony & Co., New York.

Com. Perry paying his farewell visit to the Imperial commissioners at ...

Lithograph by Sarony, on stone by Heine (A size). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, with subsequent revisions.

Bay of Wodowara / from nature by Heine[,] shipping by Walke ; lith. of Sarony & Co. New York.

Bay of Wodowara / from nature by Heine[,] shipping by Walke ; lith. of...

Print shows two American side wheel steam frigates and a large rowboat during rough seas in the Bay of Wodowara. Title from item. Plate from: Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Sea... More

Dinner given to the Japanese commissioners on board U.S.S.F. Powhatan / from nature by W. Heine ; Js. Queen del. ; P.S. Duval & Co., Philada.

Dinner given to the Japanese commissioners on board U.S.S.F. Powhatan ...

Print shows a banquet given for the Japanese commissioners on board the U.S.S. Powhatan, possibly in the bay at Edo (Tokyo). Title from item. Plate from: Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to t... More

Delivering of the American presents at Yokuhama / from nature by W.T. ; lith. of Sarony & Co., New York.

Delivering of the American presents at Yokuhama / from nature by W.T. ...

Print shows the presentation of American products to the Japanese at Yokohama-shi, Japan. Title from item. Plate from: Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan ... in ... ... More

Simoda from Vandalia Bluff / from nature by Heine ; lith. of Sarony & Co., New York.

Simoda from Vandalia Bluff / from nature by Heine ; lith. of Sarony & ...

Plate from: Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan ... in 1852, 1853, and 1854, under ... M.C. Perry / Matthew C. Perry, Francis L. Hawks, comp. Washington : Nicholson p... More

Fish market Canton / from nature by W. Heine ; lith. of Sarony & Co., New York.

Fish market Canton / from nature by W. Heine ; lith. of Sarony & Co., ...

Print shows street scene at a fish market in Canton, China. Title from item. Illus. from: Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China seas and Japan, performed in the years 1852, 1853 and 1... More

Bridgeport Conn. and environs, from Old Mill Hill / WS ;  drawn from nature & on stone by W. Stængel, 66 Cannon St. ; print of A. Weingartner's Lithy, 87 Fulton St. N.Y.

Bridgeport Conn. and environs, from Old Mill Hill / WS ; drawn from n...

Print showing cityscape view of Bridgeport, Connecticut from a nearby hill. Title from item. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1857 by John Cornwall, in the Clerk's Office of the District of Connecticut.

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., Cal. / From nature & on stone by Kuchel & Dresel, 176 Clay St., S.F. Print by Britton & Rey.

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., Cal. / From nature & on stone by Kuchel ...

Exchange; Amon Carter Museum; (DLC/PP-1975:230). Title from item.

Synopsis of reason. Gentlemen:--Senators, and members of the House of representatives of the United States. The philosophy of nature, reason and sound common sence, together with all ancient and modern history, teaches the pleasing lesson, that

Synopsis of reason. Gentlemen:--Senators, and members of the House of ...

Synopsis of reason. Page Order: Leaflet 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 203, Folder 19.

Grenade. Bohèmiennes ou gitanas (d'après nature) / /J. Laurent. Madrid.

Grenade. Bohèmiennes ou gitanas (d'après nature) / /J. Laurent. Madrid...

Two gypsy women, full-length portraits, one standing, the other sitting, holding basket. In album: Spain, p. 42. No. 638.

Valence. Le fabricant de balais (d'après nature)

Valence. Le fabricant de balais (d'après nature)

Two men, in traditional dress, full-length portrait, one standing, one seated making broom. In album: Spain, opposite p. 60. No. 683.

Cordoue. Le porteur d'eau, aquador (d'après nature) / J. Laurent. Madrid.

Cordoue. Le porteur d'eau, aquador (d'après nature) / J. Laurent. Madr...

Watercarrier, full-length portrait, with donkey carrying water jugs. In album: Spain, opposite p. 27. No. 601.

Cordoue. Les Muletiers, arrieros (d'après nature)

Cordoue. Les Muletiers, arrieros (d'après nature)

Three men, muledrivers, full-length portraits, around a table, outdoors. In album: Spain, p. 26. No. 600.

Cordoue. L'absolution, chez les ermites de la Sierra (d'après nature)

Cordoue. L'absolution, chez les ermites de la Sierra (d'après nature)

Two hermits, full-length portrait, one kneeling before the other, who is offering absolution. In album: Spain, verso p. 64. No. 633.

Valencia. Pêcheurs aux bords de la mer (d'après nature)

Valencia. Pêcheurs aux bords de la mer (d'après nature)

Fishermen, two men, a woman, and child, full-length portraits, on the beach, with fishing boats in background. In album: Spain, opposite p. 59. No. 688.

Valence. La tartana ou char à bancs (d'après nature)

Valence. La tartana ou char à bancs (d'après nature)

Spanish covered wagon, one man seated in front, another standing by horse. In album: Spain, p. 59. No. 677.

Tolèdo. Mendiants à la porte d'un couvent (d'après nature)

Tolèdo. Mendiants à la porte d'un couvent (d'après nature)

Three beggars, a man, woman, and child in front of convent doors. In album: Spain, p. 21. No. 669.

Murcie. Paysans de la huerta (d'après nature) / J. Laurent. Madrid.

Murcie. Paysans de la huerta (d'après nature) / J. Laurent. Madrid.

Two men and a woman, all in traditional dress , full-length portrait; men standing by doorway, woman playing guitar. In album: Spain, p.60. No. 707.

Grenade. Famille de bohèmiens (d'après nature)

Grenade. Famille de bohèmiens (d'après nature)

A gypsy family, man holding reins of donkey, woman and child seated on donkey, full-length portrait. In album: Spain, opposite p. 43. No. 643.

Explosion of the Alfred Thomas at Easton Pa. March 6th 1860 / sketch from nature by J. Queen ; printed in oil colors by P.S. Duval & Son, Phila.

Explosion of the Alfred Thomas at Easton Pa. March 6th 1860 / sketch f...

Print shows an explosion on the steamboat Alfred Thomas at Easton, Pennsylvania; a few people are standing on the shore of the river and Easton is visible to the left, in the background. Title from item. Purchase; 1958.

Tolèdo. Charretier excitant son attelage de boeufs (d'après nature)

Tolèdo. Charretier excitant son attelage de boeufs (d'après nature)

A man with his ox team and cart. In album: Spain, page 20. No. 649.

Seville. La cigarrera (type d'après nature) / J. Laurent.

Seville. La cigarrera (type d'après nature) / J. Laurent.

Woman, (cigar seller?), full-length portrait, standing, facing left, wearing shawl and holding fan. In album: Spain, p. 51. No. 672.

Madrid. Dame avec mantille (type d'ápres nature) / J. Laurent. Madrid.

Madrid. Dame avec mantille (type d'ápres nature) / J. Laurent. Madrid.

Full-length portrait of woman in gown and mantilla, standing, facing slightly left, holding fan. In album: Spain, opposite p. 12. No. 673.

Tolèdo. Groupe de villageoises (d'après nature) / J. Laurent. Madrid.

Tolèdo. Groupe de villageoises (d'après nature) / J. Laurent. Madrid.

Three village women in traditional dress, standing by doorway; one woman holding basket. In album: Spain, opposite p. 21. No. 667.

Cordoue. La porte d'une église (d'après nature) / J. Laurent. Madrid.

Cordoue. La porte d'une église (d'après nature) / J. Laurent. Madrid.

A priest with three women and a man (beggars?), full-length portrait, posed before church doors. In album: Spain, opposite p. 26. No. 620.

City of Atlanta, Ga., no. 2 / photo from nature by G.N. Barnard.

City of Atlanta, Ga., no. 2 / photo from nature by G.N. Barnard.

Photograph shows a view from an elevated vantage point with railroad tracks in the foreground and view up a street with a damaged building on the right next to a "Billiard - Saloon", and wagons on the street. T... More

Buildings of the Great Central Fair, in aid of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, Logan Square, Philadelphia, June 1864 / drawn from nature & on stone by James Queen ; printed in oil colors by P.S. Duval & Son, Philad.

Buildings of the Great Central Fair, in aid of the U.S. Sanitary Commi...

Print shows a view from the northwest of the temporary buildings erected for the Great Central Fair in 1864 on Logan Square in Philadelphia, with the SS Peter and Paul Cathedral on the far side. The three-week ... More

Citizens Volunteer Hospital Association of Philadelphia Instituted September 5th 1862 / / from nature Jas. Queen.

Citizens Volunteer Hospital Association of Philadelphia Instituted Sep...

Print shows an exterior view of the hospital building from the street across, beyond the railroad tracks, with many pedestrians in front and along the side of the building, corner of Broad Street and Washington... More

City of Atlanta, Ga., no. 1 / Photo from nature by G. N. Barnard.

City of Atlanta, Ga., no. 1 / Photo from nature by G. N. Barnard.

Illustration showing the destroyed Atlanta roundhouse, with steam engines and train cars in place but with collapsed stone walls. Illus. in: Photographic views of Sherman's campaign, from negatives taken in the... More

City of Atlanta, Ga., no. 2 / Photo from nature by G. N. Barnard.

City of Atlanta, Ga., no. 2 / Photo from nature by G. N. Barnard.

Illustration showing a street corner in Atlanta with a destroyed bank building, intact neighboring buildings and shops, and covered wagons. Illus. in: Photographic views of Sherman's campaign, from negatives ta... More

The taxidermists' after-dinner dream "We thought all nature subservient to our will."

The taxidermists' after-dinner dream "We thought all nature subservien...

Photo shows taxidermist in chair with eyes closed in room full of mounted animals and birds Photographed by Haines; published by Hurst & Sons. Caption card tracings: Birds; Animals; Taxidermy; Shelf.

Lady of the lake (illustrative of the poem by Sir Walter Scott)

Lady of the lake (illustrative of the poem by Sir Walter Scott)

General information about the Popular and Applied Graphic Art print materials is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pga Title information compiled by Junior Fellows, 2005-2017. Russ, F. artist. Foerst... More

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

Summer days

Summer days

8150 U.S. Copyright Office. General information about the Popular and Applied Graphic Art print materials is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pga Title information compiled by Junior Fellows, 2005-2... More

The national capital, Washington, D.C. Sketched from nature by Adolph Sachse, 1883-1884.

The national capital, Washington, D.C. Sketched from nature by Adolph ...

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 110 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes illus., text, and advertisements. Vault DCP AACR2

Ober's Island, One of the Review Islands on Rainy Lake, bounded on the south by The Hawk Island and on the north by The Crow Island. These islands are located seven miles east of Ranier, Minnesota, three miles west of Voyageur National Park, and one mile south of the international border of the United States of America and Canada. The legal description of Mallard Island is Lot 6, Section 19, T-17-N, R-22-W, Koochiching County, Minnesota, Ranier, Koochiching County, MN

Ober's Island, One of the Review Islands on Rainy Lake, bounded on the...

Significance: The Ernest C. Oberholtzer Rainy Lake Historic District is nationally significant under national register evaluation criteria B, recognizing the contributions of Ernest Oberholtzer as a pioneer in ... More

Réunion annuelle des collaborateurs de "La Nature," premier diner offert a M. Gaston Tissandier sous la Présidence de M. Cailletet, membre de l'Institut ... / Poyet.

Réunion annuelle des collaborateurs de "La Nature," premier diner offe...

Illustrated menu for a dinner held in honor of Gaston Tissandier at the Hotel Continental, Paris, March, 1887. Includes a profile portrait of Tissandier. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Life and nature

Life and nature

Photograph shows young girl photographing floral scene. Title from item.

Barefoot girl and boy by the water

Barefoot girl and boy by the water

General information about the Popular and Applied Graphic Art print materials is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pga Title devised by Library staff or Junior Fellows, 2005-2017. DLC/PP-1974:371. Ca... More

Popular lectures on human nature

Popular lectures on human nature

A7104 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Hart, Chas.

[Nude youth with pipe seated on leopard skin, in nature]

[Nude youth with pipe seated on leopard skin, in nature]

Mounts are layered top to bottom: ivory, black, brown paper on cream board. Image content features: PROP pipes (musical instrument), leopard skin; PEOPLE boys. Title and other data comes from a curatorial works... More

The true agent of prosperity / Dalrymple.

The true agent of prosperity / Dalrymple.

Print shows a farmer holding a large sheaf of wheat labeled "Enormous Wheat Crop of 1897", representing the bounty of Nature, with other farmers harvesting grains in the background. Title from item. Illus. from... More

[Nude young person with pan pipes and leopard skin, in nature]

[Nude young person with pan pipes and leopard skin, in nature]

Published under various titles: The Pipes of Pan; Pan Pipes(?); (young Circe?). On mount: "n" pencil upper right. Image content features: PROPS pipes (musical instruments), leopard skin; PEOPLE boys? girls? Tit... More

View from Smiley's Heights, Redlands, Cal.

View from Smiley's Heights, Redlands, Cal.

Title from item. Detroit Publishing Co. no. "51260". Forms part of: Photochrom Print Collection. More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pgz

Nature's cattle / C.M. Russell.

Nature's cattle / C.M. Russell.

Buffalo and antelope on prairie. 37411 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by W. Ridgley.

Clancy. "A fine morning to commune with nature!"

Clancy. "A fine morning to commune with nature!"

Four-frame comic strip. A man strolls on a country lane, and spies what he thinks is a young woman with her back to him looking at an old ruin. When asked if she loves an old ruin, the woman, not young by any... More

[Sunset on Lake Killarney]

[Sunset on Lake Killarney]

Print showing view through opening in forest setting of sunset on a lake with deer and rabbits in the foreground.

Overlooking nature's grandest scenery, Yosemite Valley, Cal., U.S.A.

Overlooking nature's grandest scenery, Yosemite Valley, Cal., U.S.A.

Two people sitting on rock overhanging deep canyon. H8372 U.S. Copyright Office.

The wheel that can't be stopped; - it's human nature / Ehrhart.

The wheel that can't be stopped; - it's human nature / Ehrhart.

Illustration shows a large red devil turning the crank of a large wheel decorated with scenes of gambling and with male and female figures labeled "Reformers," "Citizen's Committee," "Women's League," and "Salv... More

Mirror Lake, where nature multiplies her charms--looking (N.E.) to Mt. Watkins, Yosemite Valley, California

Mirror Lake, where nature multiplies her charms--looking (N.E.) to Mt....

Two women sitting on rock in middle of mirror-smooth lake. H15699 U.S. Copyright Office.

Prodigal nature; a pine-apple plantation in Hawaii / Universal Photo Art Co.

Prodigal nature; a pine-apple plantation in Hawaii / Universal Photo A...

Man working in pineapple field. Copyright by C.H. Graves. No. 33.

Nature's Mirror, Yosemite Falls, California

Nature's Mirror, Yosemite Falls, California

Woman standing by lake with reflection of falls in backgrd. Stereo copyrighted by R.Y. Young (American Stereoscopic Co.). This record contains unverified data from caption card.