This is one of several books written by Italian dancer, choreographer, and writer Blasis (1803-1878). It covers the history and theory of dance, pantomime, the composition of ballets, and contains a section dev... more
Cartoon showing two Confederate pickets standing in the wilderness on a cold Virginia night, complaining about the cold, the lack of quinine or alcohol to warm the body and boost the spirits; they conclude with... more
Print showing right side illustration of "The soldier's dream" in which a soldier asleep on the ground during the Civil War dreams of returning home to loved ones; left side illustration shows bust portrait of ... more
Print shows a large female figure holding a cornucopia labeled "Prosperity 1895", floating toward rays of light that illuminate industrial facilities; she hovers above a group of men gathered around a platform ... more
Photograph shows an elderly woman sitting in a rocking chair by a fireplace, she is leaning forward, her elbows resting on her knees, and she is smoking a pipe; a large spinning wheel is on the left.
Photograph shows conductor standing at the front of the interurban railcar No. 8 of the Vallejo, Benicia and Napa Valley Railroad Company; car with six men parked next to railcar.