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Dude sweet music, superb costumes.

Dude sweet music, superb costumes.

Harry Montague's Comedy Company. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Déesse 16, rue Halévy, Paris / / PAL.

Déesse 16, rue Halévy, Paris / / PAL.

Poster shows semi-nude goddess in flight holding bicycle above crowd of bicyclists from all over the world. Title from item.

Britons! Your country needs you / Printed by Saunders & Cullingham, 2 & 3 Burgon Street, Carter Lane, London, E.C.

Britons! Your country needs you / Printed by Saunders & Cullingham, 2 ...

Poster showing map of British Isles behind text. Poster no. 23. Wt. 8936. 50M. 1632/12/14. Title from item.

Zeichnet 7. Kriegsanleihe / Alfred Offner.

Zeichnet 7. Kriegsanleihe / Alfred Offner.

Poster shows soldiers and their weapons behind a barricade of Austrian coins. Text: Subscribe to the 7th War Loan, Vienna Commercial Bank. Title from item.

Kellar

Kellar

Caption: Levitation. Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & New York." No. 6152B. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar

Kellar

Caption: Levitation. Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & New York." No. 6152B. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

[The dances at their great feasts]

[The dances at their great feasts]

Native men and women dancing around a circle defined by posts with carved faces, three Native women stand together in the center of circle. Illus. in: Admiranda narratio, fida tamen, de commodis et incolarvm ri... more

A monument dedicated to posterity in commemoration of ye incredible folly transacted in the year 1720

A monument dedicated to posterity in commemoration of ye incredible fo...

Satire of various financial schemes. Engraving by B. Baron after drawing by B. Picart. cf: P&P - NE55.7A3 vol. II, no. 1629. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). This record... more

The Highland visitors / Van Guzzel delin. ; Van Duivel Kind, sculp.

The Highland visitors / Van Guzzel delin. ; Van Duivel Kind, sculp.

An open space in a country town where "The Post House" is at the sign of "The Old Crown, kept by George King with ye best of Usage". Highlanders are plundering and abusing the inhabitants in all directions. A d... more

[The ruins of Balbec] / [Bo]rra Arch del. ; T. [Major sculp].

[The ruins of Balbec] / [Bo]rra Arch del. ; T. [Major sculp].

Print shows a panoramic view of the ruins of Baʻlabakk, with columns of the Temple of Jupiter (D), the Temple of Bacchus (E), and a river on the left, post-Roman Muslim Arab buildings on the right, and mountain... more

To the right honourable, the Earl of Shelbourne, His Majesty's principal Secretary of State for the Southern Department. This plan of the colony of Connecticut in North-America.

To the right honourable, the Earl of Shelbourne, His Majesty's princip...

Scale ca. 1:275,000. Relief shown pictorially. Shows counties, towns, rivers, and post roads. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1022 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.... more

Now in the press, and next week will be published, for the benefit of my fellow citizens and their posterity (In octavo) The true art of mixing every kind of wine and spirits, so as to retain the flavour of either sort you desire ... Also the tr

Now in the press, and next week will be published, for the benefit of ...

Positive Photostat. 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 143, Folder 20.

The overthrow of Dr. Slop / H.W. Bunbury, delin. ; J. Bretherton, f.

The overthrow of Dr. Slop / H.W. Bunbury, delin. ; J. Bretherton, f.

One of a series of illustrations to Tristram Shandy showing Obadiah mounted on coach-horse at full gallop attempting to pull up his horse. On the ground is Dr. Slop's pony. Behind the pony is Dr. Slop lying on ... more

Charles Gravier comte de Vergennes - conseiller d'Etat ordinaire, ministre et secretaire d'Etat et chef du conseil royal des finances / Callet pinxt ; Vangelisti sculp.

Charles Gravier comte de Vergennes - conseiller d'Etat ordinaire, mini...

Print shows Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly right, seated at ornately carved desk featuring portrait of Louis XVI. Includes armorial shield below portrait. Ti... more

... To the three generals, with Scotch orders, on their voyage to North-America. Sigillum veritatis simplicitas est. Critical and faithful extracts from Colonel Cavallier's memoirs of the war of the Cevennes; or Lower Langyedoc, in his own hand-

... To the three generals, with Scotch orders, on their voyage to Nort...

From the London Evening Post. 29th of April, 1775. 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... more

Recruting poster for the Mass. state train of Artillery, Boston, 1776

Recruting poster for the Mass. state train of Artillery, Boston, 1776

Reference copy may be in LOT 4412 BC. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[Map of British outposts between Burlington and New Bridge, New Jersey, December 1776.

[Map of British outposts between Burlington and New Bridge, New Jersey...

Not drawn to scale. Alternate title in Philip Lee Phillips' A list of maps of America: Maps of the road taken by the British troops from New Bridge to Burlington, N.J. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Ha... more

By the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a proclamation. The time is at length come, in which the fate of ourselves, our wives, children and posterity must be speedily determined, General Howe, at the Head of a Briti

By the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, ...

Imprint3. 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 144, Folder 34.

By his majestys royal letters patent - the new invented method of punishing state criminals

By his majestys royal letters patent - the new invented method of puni...

Print shows Britannia drawn and quartered at a crossroad by ropes attached to three horses, one labeled "Tyranny" racing down the road "to America", another labeled "Venality" racing down the road "to Spain", a... more

Martial motions or military manouevres - prudence

Martial motions or military manouevres - prudence

British recruitment poster shows soldiers in uniform, arms and armaments, two soldiers with swords thinking about how they will treat their enemies, and a scene with soldiers appealing to civilians to enlist. I... more

1755 the Pennsylvania Hospital R. Scot del. & sc

1755 the Pennsylvania Hospital R. Scot del. & sc

Print shows a southeast view of the east wing of the Pennsylvania Hospital prior to the beginning of the construction for the central and west wings in 1793. Construction began on the hospital in 1755, the east... more

War of posts / T. Colley, fect.

War of posts / T. Colley, fect.

Print shows the new ministers, Pitt, Keppel, Conway, Burke, Fox, and Richmond riding on wooden posts and cannon drive, with the aid of a devil, the old ministers, Nick, Sandwich, Amherst, North, and Mansfield i... more

An accurate map of the United States of America, with part of the surrounding provinces agreeable to the Treaty of Peace of 1783,

An accurate map of the United States of America, with part of the surr...

Scale ca. 1:4,100,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: London. Shows national boundaries, towns and cities, frontier forts, trading posts, Indian villages and tribal territory, rivers an... more

Pensilvaniæ, Novæ-Cæsareæ, Novi-Eboraci, Aquanishuonigæ et Canadæ,

Pensilvaniæ, Novæ-Cæsareæ, Novi-Eboraci, Aquanishuonigæ et Canadæ,

Shows a few provincial boundaries, towns, Indian villages and trading posts, forts, rivers, and relief. Scale ca. 1:2,600,000. Principal meridian: Philadelphia and Londino. Hand colored. Relief shown pictoriall... more

[The Madonna of the Rose]

[The Madonna of the Rose]

The subject of this drawing is unusual. One can see why there is a suggestion on the old mat that it is the Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine. Although the composition is much like the well-known one of the Chri... more

Je tient mon pied du bœuf - il faut faire trois choses Le calculateur patriote.

Je tient mon pied du bœuf - il faut faire trois choses Le calculateur ...

Print shows (on the left) an aristocrat and a clergyman, each with a hand on a low post, and a member of the Third Estate placing both of his hands on top of the others. "Pied de Bœuf" is a pun on "Œil de Bœuf"... more

Epouventail de la nation

Epouventail de la nation

Print shows an effigy of the marquis de Lafayette as the scarecrow of the nation (upper torso on a post stuck in tall grass on a river bank at the border, wearing military uniform, brandishing a sword) attempti... more

Het jaar 1804!!!

Het jaar 1804!!!

Dutch cartoon forecasts aeronautic events for the year 1804 by showing people in hysterics, possibly over an imminent balloon ascension by "Wille van de Heeren Hopman & Loude." From the ceiling hangs a balloon ... more

Indiana Fort Wayne : ms. map of Fort Wayne said to have been made on July 18, 1795, for General Anthony Wayne /

Indiana Fort Wayne : ms. map of Fort Wayne said to have been made on J...

Pen-and-ink and watercolors. Mounted on cloth backing. "Fort Wayne ... the first American post, built in 1794 and named for Anthony Wayne after his victory at Fallen Timbers, was located across the St. Marys fr... more

Treason!!! / designed & etch'd by Rd. Newton.

Treason!!! / designed & etch'd by Rd. Newton.

A stout, smiling John Bull directs a blast from his rear-end toward a poster of King George III tacked to a wall. The image of the king looks suprised. On the left, the head of William Pitt exclaims, "That is T... more

Map of Matrimony on Mercators projection shewing to timid lovers the orbit of affection to the true haven of conjugal happiness.

Map of Matrimony on Mercators projection shewing to timid lovers the o...

In upper margin: Puzzle : the second expedition of the Vessel Pinta. Reproduced in: An atlas of fantasy / compiled by J.B. Post. Rev. ed. New York : Ballantine Books, 1979. Available also through the Library of... more

The tiger lilies

The tiger lilies

Caption: My dear Alphonso. Created and "copyrighted by W.J. Morgan & Co. Litho., Cleveland, O., U.S.A." Direction, Scribner-Drew Amusement Co. No. 7203. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridians: London and Philadelphia. State II (post 1799), according to Wheat & Brun. LC copy has in pencil on red bordered label on verso: 449/5. Wheat & Brun 1969, 217 Availabl... more

New York

New York

Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridians: London and Philadelphia. State II (post 1799), according to Wheat & Brun. LC copy: in pencil on red bordered label on verso: 449/8. Available also through the Library ... more

DCM 1051: Claude Laurent Flute in C

DCM 1051: Claude Laurent Flute in C

Unlike Laurent's system of a cemented glass disk for the head joint cork, this instrument has, as received by DCM, a threaded cork tuning device with silver cap possibly from a period English instrument. The or... more

An analysis of country dancing: wherein are displayed all the figures ever used in country dances, in a way so easy and familiar, that persons of the meanest capacity may in a short time acquire (without the aid of a master) a complete knowledge of that rational and polite amusement. To which are added, instructions for dancing some entire new reels; together with the rules, regulations, and complete etiquette of the ball room.

An analysis of country dancing: wherein are displayed all the figures ...

This is the first of several books published by Wilson on the subject of English country dancing. Performed as a series of figures by a column of men facing a column of women, the English country dance was one ... more

[Mule loaded with large pack]

[Mule loaded with large pack]

Title from finding aid. Notation on verso: "To post, Doctor William Sells, Chapelton, Claren[don]." Unpublished finding aid, Drawings of Jamaica by William Berryman, available in LC Prints & Photographs Reading Room.

Days after date, the president, directors, and company of thePaterson Bank promise to pay blank dollars to the order of blank Peter Maverick

Days after date, the president, directors, and company of thePaterson ...

Print shows a "New Jersey Post Note" for the Paterson Bank in Paterson, New Jersey, showing a female figure riding on a deer. Title from item. Signed on plate at bottom center. Inscribed in red pencil on verso:... more

An analysis of country dancing, wherein all the figures used in that polite amusement are rendered familiar by engraved lines. Containing also, directions for composing almost any number of figures to one tune, with some entire new reels; together with the complete etiquette of the ball-room.

An analysis of country dancing, wherein all the figures used in that p...

Designed for "those who possess no knowledge whatsoever of country-dancing," the manual uses text, tables, and color-coded diagrams to explain the figures for English country dances. Performed as a series of fi... more

DCM 0475: Claude Laurent Flute in C

DCM 0475: Claude Laurent Flute in C

With 3 pewter rings, in case. Locks on both joints. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Clear glass, silver keys, ferrules, sockets. Faceted rock crystal "rose-cut" cap (same as DCM 378).; 60.85 cm., 62.55 cm.... more

A map of the post-road from Buenos Ayres [sic] to Potosi.

A map of the post-road from Buenos Ayres [sic] to Potosi.

Shows area extending from Buenos Aires to Potosí includes the post road (designated in red ink), towns and settlements along the road, distances between settlements, and rivers and streams. Relief shown by hach... more

The death of the property tax! Or 37 mortal wounds for ministers & the inquisitoral commissioners! / G. Cruikshank sculp.

The death of the property tax! Or 37 mortal wounds for ministers & the...

Henry Brougham, John Bull, and the British lion (Leo Britannicus) attacking a hydra representing the property tax. At tail of the monster Mr. Tierney tells Britannia to rise. In the background, Liverpool, the R... more

DCM 1404: Claude Laurent Flute in C

DCM 1404: Claude Laurent Flute in C

All sockets have Laurent's safety hook which engages a flange on each corresponding tenon. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Clear glass frosted, silver keys. DCM ledger: "Labradorite" cap.; 67.4 cm. Key Hol... more

DCM 1373: Claude Laurent Flute in C

DCM 1373: Claude Laurent Flute in C

All three sockets have safety hooks. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Clear glass, frosted, fluted exterior. Silver keys and flanges.; 67.4 cm. Key Holes System: 6 keys, foot to C, round curved flaps with a... more

A caucus held at Albany on sunday evening April 11th. 1824 by the N.Y. city members

A caucus held at Albany on sunday evening April 11th. 1824 by the N.Y....

A satire condemning the duplicity and conspiracy of the "Bucktail" faction of New York Democrats in their April 1824 ouster of New York's ex-governor DeWitt Clinton from his post as canal commissioner. The Lib... more

U.S. Reports: Post Master General v. Early., 25 U.S. (12 Wheat.) 136 (1827)

U.S. Reports: Post Master General v. Early., 25 U.S. (12 Wheat.) 136 (...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 25; Wheaton Volume 12; January Term, 1827; The Post Master General of the United States against Early and Others.

Das allegrösste Bilder ABC. UV bei Winckelmann & Söhne in Berlin

Das allegrösste Bilder ABC. UV bei Winckelmann & Söhne in Berlin

Print shows the letter "U" formed by the spirit of a man wearing a hat departing a grave marked with a post topped with a hat, and the letter "V" formed by a harlequin figure perched on his elbows with legs rai... more

Wheeling, Lake Erie & Cincinnati lines of post coaches

Wheeling, Lake Erie & Cincinnati lines of post coaches

Advertisement for a post coach line, with illustration of a coach and four horses. Engraving printed by Armstrong & Green, Wheeling, Va. File print may be in LOT 10616. This record contains unverified, old data... 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. Title from item. Title also in French and German. Illus. in: Voyage d... more

A minister extraordinary taking passage & bound on a foreign mission to the court of his satanic majesty!

A minister extraordinary taking passage & bound on a foreign mission t...

The second of two prints surrounding the scandalous trial of Methodist minister Ephraim K. Avery for the brutal murder of factory girl Sarah Maria Cornell. (See "A Very Bad Man," no. 1833-13). Contrary to Weite... more

A very bad man

A very bad man

The first of two prints formerly thought to be anti-Jackson satires, but actually dealing with the sensational trial of Methodist minister Ephraim K. Avery in May 1833 for the murder of Sarah Maria Cornell. (Se... more

"This is the house that Jack built . . ."

"This is the house that Jack built . . ."

Caricature shows Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Francis Blair, William J. Duane, and others, with various animals. A crudely-drawn, anonymous satire on the Jackson Administration, alleging political intrigue... more

The decapitation of a great block head by the mysterious agency of the claret coloured coat

The decapitation of a great block head by the mysterious agency of the...

A cryptic and anonymous satire probably referring to the 1834 "decapitation" of the wooden figure-head of Andrew Jackson, placed on the ship "Constitution" when it was refitted at Boston. The deed was perpetrat... more

The people putting responsibility to the test or the downfall of the kitchen cabinet and collar presses

The people putting responsibility to the test or the downfall of the k...

A prediction of dire consequences to follow from Jackson's withdrawal of federal funds from the Bank of the United States, initiated late in 1833. The artist is harshly critical of Jackson's move to distribute... more

New method of assorting the mail, as practised by Southern slave-holders, or attack on the Post Office, Charleston, S.C.

New method of assorting the mail, as practised by Southern slave-holde...

A portrayal of the nocturnal raid on the Charleston post office by a mob of citizens and the burning of abolitionist mails found there in July 1835. Mail sacks are handed through a forced window of the ransack... more

A gone case. A scene in Wall-Street

A gone case. A scene in Wall-Street

A comic scene representing two New York city political factions, the Whigs and the radical Democrats (or "Loco Focos"), as scuffling newsboys. The scene takes place before the half-built Customs House, where se... 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

Sub treasurers meeting in England

Sub treasurers meeting in England

A satire on corruption among Tammany officeholders in New York, showing absconded former Collector of the Port Samuel Swartwout and federal District Attorney William M. Price in London. The massive fraud and em... more

To be exhibited in Chesnut Street, Philadelphia, below Tenth Street, from Oct. 8th until Oct. 20th, 1838, ... the gigantic giraffe

To be exhibited in Chesnut Street, Philadelphia, below Tenth Street, f...

Broadside illustrated with 2 giraffes, gensbock and eland. No ref. copy. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Circus; Animals; Posters.

The man wot pays no postage

The man wot pays no postage

The man "wot pays no postage" here is Van Buren ally and publicist Amos Kendall. The profits and influence Kendall derived from publication of the administration organ the "Extra Globe" were no doubt increased ... more

Des Morgens legten die Schneidergesellen den Laden auf die Pfosten, setzten sich und nähten

Des Morgens legten die Schneidergesellen den Laden auf die Pfosten, se...

Illustration for a story showing scaffolding crashing to the ground after a pig has bumped one of the support posts, causing three tailors who had been working on the scaffolding to come crashing to the ground ... more

The Eugenie garter--Manufactured by the American Garter Company / Rae Smith lith. N.Y.

The Eugenie garter--Manufactured by the American Garter Company / Rae ...

Advertisement poster showing woman putting on garter.

DCM 0012: Clair Godfroy, aîné Flute in C

DCM 0012: Clair Godfroy, aîné Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, silver keys and ferrules.; 65.35 cm. Key Holes System: Essentially the conical Boehm 1832 system, Dorus G#, post and rod, direct mount, roller for C. Mark Maximum: (p... more

The Secretary of War presenting a stand of colours to the 1st Regiment of Republican bloodhounds

The Secretary of War presenting a stand of colours to the 1st Regiment...

A bitter vilification of the Van Buren administration's use of bloodhounds to hunt fugitive Indians during the Second Seminole War in Florida. The artist condemns the racism and inhumanity of the measure, as w... more

South West gate leading into Indapendance [i.e., Independence] Square, Philada.

South West gate leading into Indapendance [i.e., Independence] Square,...

Framed. Accompanying labels detached from cover glass: "27" and "11." Label from back of frame: Daguerreotypes are "mirror Reflections" and show the picture in reverse. This is an entrance to Independence Squar... more

Professor Cummings, the celebrated magician, vocalist, and comedian!!

Professor Cummings, the celebrated magician, vocalist, and comedian!!

"Piece-work!! Piece-work! Magic! ... Mystic arts! ... Dancing babies!" Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Rats quitting the ship

Rats quitting the ship

Postmaster general Amos Kendall's 1840 resignation prompted the artist's speculation on the desertion of other Van Buren cabinet members. Kendall resigned on May 16, to concentrate on editing the "Extra Globe,"... more

Matty's dream

Matty's dream

Clay portrays Martin Van Buren driven from the White House by nightmares of cider barrels and Whig presidential challenger William Henry Harrison. Van Buren flees the presidential mansion in his nightshirt, dro... more

A globe to live on!

A globe to live on!

Prominent Democratic party publicists Francis Preston Blair and Amos Kendall are portrayed as Siamese twins, joined at the mid-section, and standing on a large globe. Blair (left) was the influential editor of ... more

This is the house that Jack built

This is the house that Jack built

The Van Buren administration's record, particularly with regard to the handling of public finances, is condemned as corrupt and a perpetuation of unpopular Jacksonian policies. The artist echoes perennial Whig ... more

O.K.

O.K.

A postelection Whig satire, "Respectfully dedicated to the members of the Eighth Ward Tippecanoe Club and inscribed to their Patriotic Chairman Charles H. Delavan, Esqr." The artist shows a crowd of Whigs assem... more

Topographic map of the Parish of Concordia, state of Louisiana /

Topographic map of the Parish of Concordia, state of Louisiana /

Shows names of some residents. Handwritten below title: Presented to the Post Master General Tho. A. P. [name unclear], Natchez, Mi. Stamped in lower right corner: Map Division, Library of Congress. Copy imperf... more

Veduta di Ross stabilimento Russo vicino alla Bodega

Veduta di Ross stabilimento Russo vicino alla Bodega

Fort Ross, Calif., a Russian fur-trading post est. 1812.

A sawney in Ireland trying to pass for an American gentleman

A sawney in Ireland trying to pass for an American gentleman

The "sawney" (i.e., fool or simpleton) is New York "Herald" editor James Gordon Bennett. The artist gives a comic portrayal of Bennett's celebrated public rebuff by O'Connell in the Corn Exchange in Dublin in A... more

Race between Bennett and Greely for the Post Office stakes

Race between Bennett and Greely for the Post Office stakes

A satire on the competition between rival editors Horace Greeley and James Gordon Bennett for New York post office printing contracts. The artist also comments on the circulation wars between Bennett's "New Yor... more

Progress of reform!!! No. 1

Progress of reform!!! No. 1

A scene in New York, outside the gates of City Hall Park. Two well-dressed men with top hats overturn the table of two apple-women. One of the men (from all appearances a Loco Foco radical Democrat) shouts at t... more

Jamie & the bishop

Jamie & the bishop

One of James Gordon Bennett's perennial editorial campaigns against the Catholic bishop of New York John Hughes is the subject of "Jamie & the Bishop." On the left Scottish-born "Jamie" Bennett, a quill pen beh... more

DCM 1096: R. Burghley (Burleigh) AltoBass Flute in G (See Physical Description.)

DCM 1096: R. Burghley (Burleigh) AltoBass Flute in G (See Physical Des...

This differs from DCM 1095 in that the bell section beneath the 2 vent holes is elongated likely for the purpose of achieving longer and thus perhaps better sprung keys. Like DCM 1095, the keys are attached ver... more

DCM 1097: R. Burghley (Burleigh) Alto Flute in G(?) (See Notes.)

DCM 1097: R. Burghley (Burleigh) Alto Flute in G(?) (See Notes.)

DCM ledger: "Tenor Flute in F." Tonehole spacing is increased enough compared to DCM 1094 and 1095 that this might have been intended to be, as according to DCM, a Tenor in F. However, the overall length appear... more

Die Vorzüge der Gans

Die Vorzüge der Gans

Illustration for a book of fables shows a left profile view of a goose standing in front of a wall on which hangs a poster of a dancer labeled "zum allerletzten Male". Title from item. Inscribed in red ink on v... more

DCM 0652: Theobald Boehm Flute in C

DCM 0652: Theobald Boehm Flute in C

Embouchure barrel slightly concave for lower lip. DCM ledger cites Boehm Record Book: "No. 1. 1847. September 15. Eine Flote von Messing und vergoldet, mit Ring Klapper von Neusilber." Presented to Briccialdi. ... more

Nassau

Nassau

Drawing shows a portion of the front and right side of a large house with many windows, shutters, dormers, and chimneys, and several trees behind a picket fence, with hitching posts along the roadway, and a hor... more

Grand set to between rough and ready and Genal. Gas

Grand set to between rough and ready and Genal. Gas

Zachary Taylor and Lewis Cass engage in a bout of fisticuffs in their battle for the presidency in 1848. Taylor, clearly getting the better of his opponent, seizes Cass by the lapels saying, "A little more gra... more

"Principles, not men." The Democratic candidates for President and Vice President from 1849 to 1853 / Durang, pt. ; Baldwin & Baker, scs.

"Principles, not men." The Democratic candidates for President and Vic...

A large, banner-style campaign poster for the 1848 Democratic ticket. Bust portraits of the two candidates, Cass and Butler, are framed by oak leaves and acorns, symbols of the Democratic party. Above the portr... 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

An old hunker fishing for votes

An old hunker fishing for votes

Facing a relative lack of enthusiasm for his campaign in New York State, Lewis Cass hoped to muster Democratic rank-and-file support by endorsing for lieutenant-governor the popular lawyer Charles O'Conor. Her... more

DCM 0099: Theobald Boehm Flute in C

DCM 0099: Theobald Boehm Flute in C

DCM ledger: "Metal flute made by Boehm himself, No. 19, about 1850. Early type of cylinder bore.... Formerly belonged to Edward Martin Heindl, who 'gave' it to Geo. W. Haynes, about 1888, and later took it back... more

Repeated to-night grand combination Swiss bell ringers and Continental Vocalists at the public hall

Repeated to-night grand combination Swiss bell ringers and Continental...

Created by "Clarry & Reilly, Printers, Designers, and Engravers, 12, 14, & 16 Spruce Street, New York." Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Map of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with the names of property-holders : from actual surveys /

Map of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with the names of property-hold...

Shows buildings with landowners' names in rural areas; does not show property boundaries. Relief shown by hachures. Hand col. to identify municipalities (townships, boroughs, cities). "Entered according to Act ... more

DCM 0188: Jean-Louis Tulou Flute in C

DCM 0188: Jean-Louis Tulou Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Grenadilla, with finish, silver keys and ferrules, metal-lined sockets and metal upper tenon on center joint.; 68.3 cm. Key Holes System: Old system, Tulou model. 12 keys, m... more

Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

General-content county map showing rural buildings and householders' names. Hand col. to emphasize township/city/borough boundaries and territories. Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridian: Washington (D.C.). ... more

Soliciting a vote

Soliciting a vote

A cynical view of party competition for the working man's vote in the presidential campaign of 1852. In a polling place, four candidates struggle to force their own election ticket on a short, uncouth-looking c... more

[Poster offering fifty dollars reward for the capture of a runaway slave Stephen.]

[Poster offering fifty dollars reward for the capture of a runaway sla...

Negative Photostat.; Reward. 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 1, Folder 12.

Plan of attic story

Plan of attic story

U.S. General Post Office (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

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