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[The widows approach the chief]

[The widows approach the chief]

Native youths shooting arrows, throwing balls at target placed atop tall pole, and running races.

A Race from Preston Pans to Berwick

A Race from Preston Pans to Berwick

Print shows General Sir John Cope and two other British officers riding to the gates of Berwick and announcing the defeat of British forces at Prestonpans by the Scots under the leadership of Charles Edward Stu... more

Vorderseite des Marsfeldes, am 1 Vendemiaire des Jahres VII. Wettrennen. Verbrennen einer hölzernen Burg, durch Aerostaten.

Vorderseite des Marsfeldes, am 1 Vendemiaire des Jahres VII. Wettrenne...

German print shows an imaginary view of the festivities at the Champ de Mars in Paris, France, on September 22, 1798. Includes a chariot race, captive balloon, and burning wooden castle, with spectators watchi... more

Fête de la fondation de la République, 1er Vendémiaire An 5 / Girardet inv. & del. ; Berthault sculp.

Fête de la fondation de la République, 1er Vendémiaire An 5 / Girardet...

Print shows a festival on the occasion of the founding of the Republic, with many spectators on the right watching simultaneous chariot races, horse races, and foot races; the Hôtel des Invalides dominates the ... more

Mammalia, order 1, primates ...

Mammalia, order 1, primates ...

Classification by Linnaeus of man as an animal of genus Homo and species sapiens, with descriptions of known races of man. text in: A general system of nature / Carl von Linne. London : Lackington, Allen, and C... more

A match between a race horse, and a hobby horse. engd. by Gebolidus Crackfardi. MD. L.L.D. & F.R.S.A

A match between a race horse, and a hobby horse. engd. by Gebolidus Cr...

Print shows a man on a velocipede running to the left well ahead of a man on a race horse; several spectators comment on the race, which is closely followed by two barking dogs. Title from item. Printed at bott... more

The aristocracy of color

The aristocracy of color

Signed in stone: J. Cn. Title appears as it is written on the item. Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)

Family amalgamation among the men-stealers

Family amalgamation among the men-stealers

African American children serving food to a white family. Illus. in: Picture of slavery in the United States of America / George Bourne. Middletown, Conn. : E. Hunt, 1834, p. 91. Reference copy in: LOT 4422-A-2.

Long tail blue / Willig's lith.

Long tail blue / Willig's lith.

Music cover showing man wearing top hat and coat with tails, holding monocle and walking stick.

The three mares/mayors, New York course, spring races, 1838

The three mares/mayors, New York course, spring races, 1838

A satire on the 1838 New York mayoralty contest, here shown as a horse race between (left to right) Whig candidate Aaron Clark, Democrat Richard Riker, and Loco Foco Democrat Isaac L. Varian. Clark is clearly i... more

An Indian encampment near Fort Niagra, in the time of the Revolution. The boy, Frederick Schermerhorn, is seen to the left, just starting on the periolous race of the gauntlet

An Indian encampment near Fort Niagra, in the time of the Revolution. ...

Illus. in: Priest, The Dutch Prisoner (Albany, 1839), opposite title page. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: B.I.; Torture; Races; Indians Warfare with whites; ... 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

[Horses at auction or races?]

[Horses at auction or races?]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1941:0074). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

The fox chace

The fox chace

The artist's portrayal of Harrison's rout of Van Buren reflects strong Whig confidence late in the presidential campaign of 1840. Van Buren is shown as a fox, with a bird (an albatross?) labeled "Treasury" aro... 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.

Ginger blue, a popular Negro melody, composed & sung by Mr. R.W. Pelham / Fleetwood lith.

Ginger blue, a popular Negro melody, composed & sung by Mr. R.W. Pelha...

Music cover showing boy dancing in dilapidated room, with kettle in fireplace.

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

Footrace, Pennsylvania Avenue. Stakes $25,000

Footrace, Pennsylvania Avenue. Stakes $25,000

The race for a $25,000 prize (the president's salary) is a metaphor for the 1844 campaign. The favored contender here is Henry Clay. The other runners are James K. Polk and John Tyler, while commentaries are of... more

Sold for want of use

Sold for want of use

Bucholzer again uses animal characterizations to poke fun at the respective faults of prominent Democrats in the 1844 presidential race. In an interior, Whig nominee Henry Clay conducts a livestock auction, off... more

Whitlock's collection of Ethiopian melodies. As sung with great applause by William Whitlock at the principal theatres in the United States

Whitlock's collection of Ethiopian melodies. As sung with great applau...

Music cover showing two men on stage, one dancing and one playing banjo.

The little magician & the modern witch of Endor

The little magician & the modern witch of Endor

Another satire on Van Buren's alliance with extremists, here personified by radical abolitionist Abby Folsom. Van Buren's emergence as candidate of the Free Soil party in the 1848 presidential race was viewed a... more

Grand Presidential sweep-stakes for 1849

Grand Presidential sweep-stakes for 1849

The Free Soil sympathies of the cartoonist are evident in his portrayal of the 1848 presidential contest as a race between the three major candidates. The contenders are on the course. Whig candidate Zachary T... more

[Details from the Circensian games, Ancient Rome: fig. 1 procession on horseback around the spina; fig. 2 racing on hrosebck; fig. 3 chariot races; fig. 4 groudn plan of the Circus Neronis]

[Details from the Circensian games, Ancient Rome: fig. 1 procession on...

Illus. in: Heck, Iconographic Encyclopedia, 1851, v. 1, plate 14. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Sports; It. Rome Hist.; Chariots; Roman games;Arch., Roman; Shelf.

The blessings of liberty or how to "hook" a "gentleman of color"

The blessings of liberty or how to "hook" a "gentleman of color"

A diverse group of abolitionists try to drag an unwilling black man toward the left with a large gaff hook. Holding the hook are (left to right) an old hag, a Quaker man, and two other homely men. The hag dec... more

The game-cock & the goose

The game-cock & the goose

A pro-Whig cartoon showing rival candidates Winfield Scott and Franklin Pierce in a race for the presidency in 1852 before an audience of animated spectators. Scott, in uniform and looking uncharacteristically... more

Harmony in the wigwam! Democracy of the right brand-y

Harmony in the wigwam! Democracy of the right brand-y

A comic scene ridiculing the Tammany Democrats of New York City. Tammany headquarters, known as the "Wigwam," here erupts in a drunken fracas over the Democratic platform for the presidential race of 1852. The ... more

Takata no baba

Takata no baba

Print shows a large target for archery hanging in front of a tree and a horse racing track in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2... more

Takata no baba

Takata no baba

Print shows archers shooting at a target in the foreground, with riders on horseback, and a distant view of Mount Fuji. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specia... more

Lexington races! Spring meeting. Association course. Fourth day. Thursday, May 28, 1857. Purse $300! Two mile heats ....

Lexington races! Spring meeting. Association course. Fourth day. Thurs...

Horse racing. 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 22, Folder 32.

The political quadrille. Music by Dred Scott

The political quadrille. Music by Dred Scott

A general parody on the 1860 presidential contest, highlighting the impact of the Dred Scott decision on the race. That controversial decision, handed down in 1857 by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, ruled that ne... more

A rough road - Iceland

A rough road - Iceland

Drawing shows two men on horses or burros racing down a stone road on a hillside. Two burros or horses are before them. Taylor visited Iceland in 1862, perhaps en route to Russia. Gift; Charles F. Heartman; 192... more

Treasury rats - Sung by all the Minstrels

Treasury rats - Sung by all the Minstrels

LOT subdivision subject: Money. Title and other information transcribed from caption card.

Political caricature. No. 3, The abolition catastrophe. Or the November smash-up

Political caricature. No. 3, The abolition catastrophe. Or the Novembe...

Lincoln's support of abolition is portrayed here as a liability in his race to the White House against Democratic candidate George B. McClellan. At top a smoothly run train "Union" heads straight for the White... more

Slow & steady wins the race

Slow & steady wins the race

Another variation on McClellan trying to straddle two horses. (See "Little Mac's Double Feat of Equitation," no. 1864-25.) The artist here predicts the victory of incumbent President Abraham Lincoln over his ri... more

[Club house race course, where Federal officers were confined, Charleston, S.C., April 1865]

[Club house race course, where Federal officers were confined, Charles...

"Copyright." Civil War Photograph Collection. No. 6083.

[Bryants Minstrels]

[Bryants Minstrels]

Group portrait of nine members of Bryant's Minstrels, a group of white actors impersonating blacks, in particular "plantation life." Title devised by Library staff. Includes identification of members hand-writt... more

Obshchestvenn'iia [sic] uveseleniia Kirgiz. Prigotovlenie k skachkie

Obshchestvenn'iia [sic] uveseleniia Kirgiz. Prigotovlenie k skachkie

Photograph shows a group of approximately 20 men on horseback. Illus. in: Turkestanskii al'bom, chast' ėtnograficheskaia, 1871-1872, part 2, vol. 1, p. 40. Title from item.

Gray Eagle / J. Cameron.

Gray Eagle / J. Cameron.

Print showing the horse Gray Eagle pulling a four-wheel sulky with driver. Title from item. Entered according to act of Congress AD. 1866 by Currier & Ives, in the Clerk's Office of District Court of the United... more

Rohrer's bitters still ahead

Rohrer's bitters still ahead

Advertisement showing horses with bottle-shaped bodies labeled "bitters" racing behind horse labeled "Rohrer's Wild Cherry Tonic". LOT subdivision subject: Caricatures and cartoons. Title and other information ... more

The celebrated trotting Stallions "Young Woful" and "Abdallah Chief": On the last quarter of their great five mile race, in Harness. Over the Fashion Course, L.I. Nov. 4th 1865. Time: 13:53

The celebrated trotting Stallions "Young Woful" and "Abdallah Chief": ...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1032.

We accept the situation / Th. Nast.

We accept the situation / Th. Nast.

An African American man, a former Union soldier, proudly displays a slip of paper labeled "A vote" while a disgruntled former Confederate soldier, with a frown on his face, his hands in his pockets, and a torn ... more

The Curragh race course, County Kildare Ireland

The Curragh race course, County Kildare Ireland

"Copyright Deposit, Southern District of N.Y.: 1867." This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Rau, J.

The great November contest. Patriotism: versus Bummerism

The great November contest. Patriotism: versus Bummerism

The strongly racist character of the Democratic presidential campaign of 1868 is displayed full-blown in this elaborate attack on Reconstruction and Republican support of Negro rights. Horses with the heads of ... more

Uncle Sam's Thanksgiving dinner / Th. Nast.

Uncle Sam's Thanksgiving dinner / Th. Nast.

Uncle Sam carving turkey at large table surrounded by men, women and children of different races; centerpiece is labeled "self-government/universal suffrage". Wood engraving by Thomas Nast. Illus. in: Harper's ... more

The Murder of Powell / C.S.R .

The Murder of Powell / C.S.R .

Illustration shows a group of Irish immigrant workers with clubs standing over the body of African American laborer Denis Powell during the race riots near Patenburg, Hunterdon County, N.J. Illus. in: Harper'... more

The celebrated Paris crew of Saint John, N.B.

The celebrated Paris crew of Saint John, N.B.

Print showing four men rowing a racing shell on a large body of water. Identifies the men and gives time and distances for several races between 1867 and 1873. Title from item. From a photograph by Roberts.

"Everything points to a Democratic victory this fall - Southern Papers" / J.A. Wales.

"Everything points to a Democratic victory this fall - Southern Papers...

African Americans being discriminated against at the polls by members of "White League".

Plantation banjo player

Plantation banjo player

F9878 U.S. Copyright Office Created and copyright 1875 by Courier Co. Forms part of: Minstrel poster collection (Library of Congress)

Negro double song & dance

Negro double song & dance

F9879 U.S. Copyright Office Created by the Courier Co. Forms part of: Minstrel poster collection (Library of Congress)

San Francisco minstrels

San Francisco minstrels

I5195 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Thomas.

There's a holy race to run

There's a holy race to run

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Unwelcome passengers / J.A. Wales.

Unwelcome passengers / J.A. Wales.

Print shows a coach labeled "Rural Democracy" filled with "Rural Regulars" carrying their farm tools, racing "To the State Convention", driven by Samuel J. Tilden, with John Kelly representing "Tammany Hall" an... more

The anti-Chinese wall--The American wall goes up as the Chinese original goes down / F. Grätz.

The anti-Chinese wall--The American wall goes up as the Chinese origin...

A cartoon showing laborers, among whom are Irishmen, an African American, a Civil War veteran, Italian, Frenchman, and a Jew, building a wall against the Chinese. Congressional mortar is used to mount blocks of... more

Which color is to be tabooed next? / Th. Nast.

Which color is to be tabooed next? / Th. Nast.

Cartoon concerning Irish and Chinese immigration to the United States, showing "Fritz" and "Pat" seated at table talking. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1882 March 25, p. 192.

The anti-Chinese wall / F. Graetz.

The anti-Chinese wall / F. Graetz.

Print shows Uncle Sam using "Congressional Mortar" and building blocks carried by ethnic workers to construct a wall with the stones are labeled "Law against Race, Prejudice, Jealousy, Competition, Fear, Anti L... more

Corinthian race: A low toned finish

Corinthian race: A low toned finish

Caricature issued as part of the "Darktown comics" series. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1374.

Blundering in a perilous position / Gillam.

Blundering in a perilous position / Gillam.

Illustration shows a camel that has collasped under the weight of it's burden labeled "Amendments" and Samuel J. Randall who is riding on top; concerned travelers include John Kelly, Samuel J. Tilden, Henry Wat... more

Trinket, by Princeps, dam Ouida, by Rysdyk's Hambletonian

Trinket, by Princeps, dam Ouida, by Rysdyk's Hambletonian

4544 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6636

The political Courtney / Gillam.

The political Courtney / Gillam.

Illustration shows a scene at a boathouse where an exhausted James G. Blaine, suffering from "Guano Gout", is being attended to by Jay Gould, Whitelaw Reid, George M. Robeson, William W. Phelps, and Stephen B. ... more

The darktown banjo class-off the key: "If yous can't play de music, jes leff de banjo go!"

The darktown banjo class-off the key: "If yous can't play de music, je...

Caricature issued as part of the "Darktown comics" series. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1498.

Coaches at Jerome Park on a race day

Coaches at Jerome Park on a race day

People, at annual spring meeting of the American Jockey Club, with coaches at race track, Jerome Park, New York City. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1886 June 19, p. 389.

Horse race

Horse race

Photograph shows spectators on left of track watching horses racing. Im. of Am., no. 276. Title from item.

Thatcher, Primrose & West's Minstrels

Thatcher, Primrose & West's Minstrels

Caption: The two Chinese dromios in their original creation, "A holiday in the laundry." Created by "The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti-N=Y-London." N.Y. 1832. Forms part of: Minstrel poster collection (Library o... more

A good start, like a fine race; but this is just the way with these tiresome donkies! always eating thistles!

A good start, like a fine race; but this is just the way with these ti...

(DLC/PP-1935:0022). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: St. Nicholas, 15:875 (Sept. 1887).

Official programme, Niagara Falls Racing Association

Official programme, Niagara Falls Racing Association

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

Animal Locomotion

Animal Locomotion

24 frames showing harness racing horse in motion. Photo copyrighted by Eadweard Muybridge. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Horse racing Harness races 1887; An... more

The horse race

The horse race

Stereograph showing horses racing toward the viewer. T6800 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Geo. Barker. Title from item.

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