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Topic: us history

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No accommodations!

Southern congressman elect telling clerk of the House of Representatives that he would like to secure his old seat. The clerk replies that he is very sorry, but we can not accommodate you. Illus. in: Harper's w... more

Mending the family kettle

Mending the family kettle

Andrew Johnson holds a leaking kettle, labeled "The Reconstructed South", towards a woman representing liberty and Columbia, carrying a baby representing the newly approved 14th Constitutional Amendment. Illus.... more

"As yet, I have found no difficulty in standing upon my own platform"

"As yet, I have found no difficulty in standing upon my own platform"

A puzzling caricature, probably dealing with Reconstruction under Andrew Johnson's administration. The work is quite crudely drawn. An acrobat, with mustache and sideburns and wearing a jester's cap, holds in ... more

Incident in war for the union / Painted by Alonzo Chappel.

Incident in war for the union / Painted by Alonzo Chappel.

Cover(?) of History of the United States, showing men, women, and children traveling with soldiers, wagons, oxen, and horses.

Ignis fatuus / Th. Nast.

Ignis fatuus / Th. Nast.

Print shows men lurking in a swamp at nighttime; one man slices a poster entitled "Military Bill" with a knife; one man wears a hat that says "Ex-CSA"; snakes laugh in the foreground; and a will o' the wisp con... more

Slavery is dead(?) / Th Nast.

Slavery is dead(?) / Th Nast.

Two illustrations showing: Slave being sold as punishment for crime, before Emancipation Proclamation; and African-American being whipped as punishment for crime in 1866. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1867 Jan. 12, p. 24.

Southern justice and the president's veto of the military government bill / Th. Nast.

Southern justice and the president's veto of the military government b...

Prints show a statue of a snake-haired man wearing a toga with a CSA belt holding a scale tipping in favor of the south; the unjust results of trials involving southerners and northerners; and depictions of atr... more

Reconstruction, manufactured of the best vuelta abajo tobacco

Reconstruction, manufactured of the best vuelta abajo tobacco

Tobacco label showing female personifications of North and South shaking hands.

Extract from the reconstructed Constitution of the state of Louisiana, with portraits of the distinguished members of the Convention & Assembly, A.D. 1868

Extract from the reconstructed Constitution of the state of Louisiana,...

Full-length portrait of Oscar J. Dunn, Lieut. Governor of Louisiana, seated at desk, and twenty-nine head-and-shoulders portraits of African American delegates to the Louisiana Constitutional Convention. Purcha... more

"Time works wonders." Iago. (Jeff Davis) "For that I do suspect the lusty moor hath leap'd into my seat : the thought whereof doth like a poisonous mineral gnaw my inwards." -- Othello / Th. Nast.

"Time works wonders." Iago. (Jeff Davis) "For that I do suspect the lu...

Cartoon showing Jefferson Davis looking over his shoulder at Hiram Revels seated in the United States Senate.

The great national memorial / C. Inger.

The great national memorial / C. Inger.

Print showing portraits of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Jefferson Davis, and Abraham Lincoln with portraits of their respective cabinet officers, two vignette scenes showing of the landi... more

Negroes hiding in the swamps of Louisiana / Sheppard del. ; J.L. Langridge sc.
The Louisiana murders - gathering the dead and wounded The disputed prize / / C.H. Weigall.

The Louisiana murders - gathering the dead and wounded The disputed pr...

Top illustration shows Negroes pulling a man on a luge(?), and two men lying in field. Bottom illustration shows jackal and eagle disputing the possession of a dead antelope. 2 illustrations in: Harper's weekly... more

[Portrait of Alexander K. Knox]

[Portrait of Alexander K. Knox]

Purchase; Robin Stanford; 2015; (DLC/PP-2015:022). Title devised by library staff. Date based on Barnard's third extended stay in Charleston detailed in: Teal, Harvey S., Partners with the sun: South Carolina p... more

Grant's last outrage in Louisiana / J. Keppler.

Grant's last outrage in Louisiana / J. Keppler.

Uncle Sam saying to Ulysses S. Grant, "Hold there! Hold there, General! I have tolerated your abuses of your office long enough. ..." Grant replying "March those legislators out. I am going to have my way in th... more

South Carolina--the new Southern policy of the administration--demonstration of the citizens of Columbia upon the return of Governor Hampton, April 6th

South Carolina--the new Southern policy of the administration--demonst...

Crowds of people in the street celebrating return of Governor Hampton. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1877 April 21, p. 120. Reference copy in LOT 4388-K.

Louisiana--the withdrawal of the federal troops from the State House in New Orleans, at noon, on April 24th / from sketches by our special artist, A.J. Bennett.

Louisiana--the withdrawal of the federal troops from the State House i...

Three illustrations showing: "Fort Packard" - the inner courtyard of the State House; the salute on the levee in honor of the evacuation; and the United States troops leaving the Orleans Hotel for Jackson Barra... more

The Capitol in 1800 taken from advanced proof of plate 38 History of the United States Capitol by Glenn Brown

The Capitol in 1800 taken from advanced proof of plate 38 History of t...

Print showing exterior of U. S. Capitol building. Title from item.