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Qiong Jun di yu quan tu.

Qiong Jun di yu quan tu.

Title supplied. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the bottom. Relief shown pictorially. Pictorial map. Shows the island of Hainan as viewed from the north and shows the customs and habits of th... more

California illustrated : including a description of the Panama and Nicaragua routes

California illustrated : including a description of the Panama and Nic...

John M. Letts of New York sailed for California via Panama in January 1849. California illustrated (1853) describes that voyage and his landing in San Francisco. Next he travels to Sacramento and the Northern M... more

Three years in California 1851-54

Three years in California 1851-54

Edinburgh-born artist John David Borthwick (1825-c.1900) left New York for California in 1851, crossing the Isthmus at Chagres. In 1860 Borthwick returned to Britain, where his paintings were exhibited in sever... more

The new and the old; or, California and India in romantic aspects

The new and the old; or, California and India in romantic aspects

John Williamson Palmer (1825-1906), a Maryland physician, came to California in 1849 and left the following year for Hawaii and the Far East. In 1853 he settled in New York and pursued a new career as a writer,... more

Crusoe's island

Crusoe's island

John Ross Browne (1817-1875) of Kentucky, the official reporter for the California State Constitutional Convention of 1849, came to California in 1849 as an employee of the government revenue service. He travel... more

The Hebrew Purim Ball at the Academy of Music, March 14

The Hebrew Purim Ball at the Academy of Music, March 14

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1865 April 1, p. 21.

À la California: sketch of life in the Golden state

À la California: sketch of life in the Golden state

Albert S. Evans (1831-1872) was a New Hampshire-born California journalist, serving as correspondent for the New York Tribune and Chicago Tribune. Á la California (1873) is a volume of reminiscences and anecdo... more

Six years experience as a book agent in California : including my trip from New York to San Francisco via Nicaragua

Six years experience as a book agent in California : including my trip...

Mrs. James W. Likins (b. ca. 1825) and her family left Akron, Ohio, in 1868 for a fresh start in California. Once there, her husband's illness forced her to become the family breadwinner. Six years experience a... more

The Californians,

The Californians,

English writer Walter Mulrea Fisher (1849-1919) lived in California for four years in the 1870s. The Californians (1876) is his account of that stay, a gossipy social analysis of the people of California, with ... more

California sketches

California sketches

A Southern Methodist minister, Oscar Penn Fitzgerald (1829-1911) of North Carolina was sent to California as a missionary by his denomination in 1855. He remained for more than twenty years, winning appointment... more

California sketches. New series

California sketches. New series

A Southern Methodist minister, Oscar Penn Fitzgerald (1829-1911) of North Carolina was sent to California as a missionary by his denomination in 1855. He remained for more than twenty years, winning appointment... more

Life and adventures of Col. L.A. Norton

Life and adventures of Col. L.A. Norton

Lewis Adelbert Norton (b. 1819) grew up in Canada and western New York. Banished from Canada for taking the Patriot side in the Rebellion of 1837-1838, Norton settled in Illinois, where he raised a regiment for... more

Far-West sketches,

Far-West sketches,

Jessie Benton Frémont (1824-1902), the daughter of a Missouri Senator and wife of explorer John Charles Frémont, first came to California in 1849, when she and her young daughter spent six months at her husba... more

The early days of my episcopate

The early days of my episcopate

William Ingraham Kip (1811-1893) left New York in December 1853 to become Missionary Bishop and later the first Diocesan Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church for California. The early days of my episcopate... more

Chambliss diary; or, Society as it really is

Chambliss diary; or, Society as it really is

William H. Chambliss (b. 1865), a Mississippian, came to California as a member of the crew of the U.S. Essex in 1886 and made San Francisco his home base for the next five years as he shipped out on a successi... more

Bowery waltz /

Bowery waltz /

"Shows James T. Kelly and Dorothy Kent, of Waite's Comedy Company, in the famous Bowery dance. The dancers are dressed in costumes characteristic to the surroundings, and the dance as shown is an exact reproduc... more

Scene in the Swiss village at Paris Exposition /

Scene in the Swiss village at Paris Exposition /

"The picture opens with a crowd of Swiss boys and girls dressed in native costumes, marching down the street in this very unique and picturesque village. Each happy and smiling face is clearly shown as they pas... more

Swiss village, no. 2 /

Swiss village, no. 2 /

"The scene opens by showing the village girls driving home a herd of cows, and shows the native peasantry of Switzerland returning from their daily occupation--watching the herds. After driving the cattle to th... more

Sure to enjoy it / O'Neill.

Sure to enjoy it / O'Neill.

Illustration shows a Jewish family getting ready to attend the theater. Title from item. Caption: Mrs. Bernstein (getting ready for the theatre) I see dere vas a real fire-engine in dis blay. / Bernstein (sulk... more

Gideon Lee Knapp and Augusta Murray Spring, his wife: extracts from letter & journal,

Gideon Lee Knapp and Augusta Murray Spring, his wife: extracts from le...

Gideon Lee Knapp (d. 1875) married Augusta Murray Spring (1822-1885) in 1842 in New York City. In January 1849, Knapp sailed for California, while his wife remained behind with their children. Knapp returned ea... more

A tenderfoot in southern California,

A tenderfoot in southern California,

Mina Deane Halsey (b. 1873) was a New York writer. A tenderfoot in southern California (1909) is her spoof of accounts of California travel and recounts a "tenderfoot's" rail journey west, stays in Los Angeles ... more

TR in Africa [1909, 2] /

TR in Africa [1909, 2] /

Scenes of African peoples and of TR's safari party, all probably filmed in British East Africa (Kenya) in 1909. View of TR planting a tree in front of trading company building, possibly located in Mombasa, long... more

Visitin' 'round at Coolidge Corners /

Visitin' 'round at Coolidge Corners /

Shows scenes of Calvin Coolidge at his summer home in Plymouth, Vermont, including Coolidge helping out on the neighboring farm of cousin Ed Blanchard; in the "summer White House" above the Plymouth post office... more

Waṣf ahl Nābulus
Manchukuo

Manchukuo

Depicts the Japanese occupation of Manchukuo. Describes the mechanization of industry. Includes scenes showing coal and iron mines, steel mills, railroads, government buildings, new housing, native Chinese life... more

South American medley--Brazil

South American medley--Brazil

Three cities of Brazil are visited -- Rio de Janeiro, Santos and São Paolo. Shows the steps from harvesting to shipping coffee. Copyright: no reg. Photographed by Luis Marden. Presented by the Office of the Co... more

Glances at California, 1847-1853 : diaries and letters of William Rich Hutton ..

Glances at California, 1847-1853 : diaries and letters of William Rich...

William Hutton (1826-1901) left Washington, D.C. for California in 1847 as a clerk to his uncle, an army paymaster. He remained for six years, returning east to a distinguished career in civil engineering. Glan... more

All-American news. 1942-08

All-American news. 1942-08

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news--excerpts. 1942-1945

All-American news--excerpts. 1942-1945

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1944-09, no. 2

All-American news. 1944-09, no. 2

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1944-11, no. 1

All-American news. 1944-11, no. 1

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1944-11, no. 2

All-American news. 1944-11, no. 2

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-07, no. 1

All-American news. 1945-07, no. 1

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-01, no. 2

All-American news. 1945-01, no. 2

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-09

All-American news. 1945-09

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-03, no. 4

All-American news. 1945-03, no. 4

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-02

All-American news. 1945-02

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-04, no. 1

All-American news. 1945-04, no. 1

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-05, no. 3

All-American news. 1945-05, no. 3

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-05, no. 4

All-American news. 1945-05, no. 4

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-04, no. 2

All-American news. 1945-04, no. 2

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-02-25, no. 2

All-American news. 1945-02-25, no. 2

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-06, no. 1

All-American news. 1945-06, no. 1

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-06, no. 2

All-American news. 1945-06, no. 2

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news--excerpts. 1945-06, no. 2

All-American news--excerpts. 1945-06, no. 2

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-04, no. 3

All-American news. 1945-04, no. 3

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-05, no. 1

All-American news. 1945-05, no. 1

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-04, no. 4

All-American news. 1945-04, no. 4

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-07, no. 2

All-American news. 1945-07, no. 2

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1944-09, no. 1

All-American news. 1944-09, no. 1

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-08, no. 2

All-American news. 1945-08, no. 2

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-07, no. 3

All-American news. 1945-07, no. 3

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-08, no. 1

All-American news. 1945-08, no. 1

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

All-American news. 1945-03, no. 3

All-American news. 1945-03, no. 3

All-American news were the first newsreels produced for a black audience. Made in the 1940s and 1950s, they were originally intended to encourage black Americans to participate in, and support the war effort, a... more

Women in the news. Vol. 1, no. 34

Women in the news. Vol. 1, no. 34

Weekly television newsreel featuring women. Depicts the activities of businesswomen, housewives, factory workers, artists, philanthropists, athletes, celebrities and ordinary women demonstrating their interests... more

Women in the news. Vol. 1, no. 42?

Women in the news. Vol. 1, no. 42?

Weekly television newsreel featuring women. Depicts the activities of businesswomen, housewives, factory workers, artists, philanthropists, athletes, celebrities and ordinary women demonstrating their interests... more

Mary Higeko Hamano teaches the traditional art of Japanese flower arranging, Chicago

Mary Higeko Hamano teaches the traditional art of Japanese flower arra...

Through the teaching of ikebana, the art of flower arranging, Mary Higeko Hamano brings a sense of traditional identity to her Japanese-American community in Chicago. This photo was taken at a flower arranging ... more

Agnes Vanderburg and Kay Young on the Flathead Reservation, Northwestern Montana discussing preparations for a camas bake

Agnes Vanderburg and Kay Young on the Flathead Reservation, Northweste...

Agnes Vanderburg is a teacher of traditional skills at a heritage camp for children on the Flathead Reservation in northwestern Montana. Here she demonstrates the pit-roasting of camas bulbs, an edible root of ... more

Princess at a Puerto Rican festival in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1987

Princess at a Puerto Rican festival in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1987

Princess crowned at the Queen ceremonies of the Puerto Rican Festival in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Josephine Martellaro of Pueblo, Colorado, with the Saint Joseph's Day table she created at her home in 1990

Josephine Martellaro of Pueblo, Colorado, with the Saint Joseph's Day ...

The creation of a Saint Joseph's table, a tradition maintained by women in the Italian American community of Pueblo, Colorado, is one that derives from a centuries-old tradition on the family-plagued island of ... more

Girls on a float in the Columbus Day parade, San Francisco, California

Girls on a float in the Columbus Day parade, San Francisco, California

In a Columbus Day parade in San Francisco in 1991, Italian American girls dressed as angels ride with an image of the Madonna surrounded by flowers on a festival float created by the Societa de la Madonna del L... more

Charlie Lou Paysse interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-09-08

Charlie Lou Paysse interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-09-08

Charlie Lou Paysse, office manager at South Atlantic & Gulf Coast District of the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA), recalls her mother, Emily Moses' career at the ILA, and how Charlie Lou began he... more

Oran Trahan interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-10-24

Oran Trahan interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-10-24

Oran Trahan is a trainer from Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, who has devoted his life to horse racing. He talks about Louisiana and the culture of horse racing in the state, especially in Cajun communities. Recor... more

Miao fan tu : bu fen juan

Miao fan tu : bu fen juan

Concerns the aboriginal life of the Miao People; in volume 1, color paintings on the right leaf, annotation of local customs on the left leaf; in volume 2, color paintings without annotation. Ms. Title from lab... more

The little-compton scourge: or, The anti-courant. Boston: Printed and sold by F. Franklin over against Mr. Sheaf's school in Queen Street 1721

The little-compton scourge: or, The anti-courant. Boston: Printed and ...

Author supplied from Photostat copy in The New England Courant. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collecti... more

Miao Man tu ce ye : bu fen juan

Miao Man tu ce ye : bu fen juan

Preface by Fangting says that the work was initiated when he began his duties as an official in Qian (Guizhou) in the year 1784; color paintings on the right leaf, annotation of local customs on the left leaf; ... more

The life and adventures of Robert Bailey, from his infancy up to December, 1821. Interspersed with anecdotes, and religious and moral admonitions

The life and adventures of Robert Bailey, from his infancy up to Decem...

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

New England scenes, or, A selection of important and interesting events which have taken place since the first settlement of New England: principally of a religious nature ..

New England scenes, or, A selection of important and interesting event...

Checklist of American Imprints (1833), 17652; Sabin 52743. Also available in digital form.

Sketches of American character

Sketches of American character

Also available in digital form.

The Boston cries ; and, The story of the little match-boy

The Boston cries ; and, The story of the little match-boy

Page [1] (blank) mounted inside front cover. The cries are on p. [2], [5], [7], [9], [11], [13], the story on [4], [6], [8], [10], [12], [14]. John C. Riker published at 129 Fulton St., New York, between 1844 ... more

The Jewish manual, or, Practical information in Jewish and modern cookery : with a collection of valuable recipes & hints relating to the toilette

The Jewish manual, or, Practical information in Jewish and modern cook...

The first Jewish cookbook in English, probably written by Lady Judith Montefiore. Cf. p. 29 (1st group) of the 1983 reprint published by NightinGale Books, New York, and The century of Moses Montefiore / edited... more

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