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Eine Cracke von S. Thome Wirdt...

Eine Cracke von S. Thome Wirdt...

Dutch? naval battle. Engraving by Thodor de Bry. Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, India Orientalis (Peregrination in India), 1605, part 7, plate XII. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Capti... more

[Ironclad vessel with rudder and paddlewheel]

[Ironclad vessel with rudder and paddlewheel]

Illus. in: Gaspar Schott, Technica Curiosa, 1664, pl. 30, opp. p. 388. Reference copy may be in LOT 7007. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Marine engineering; ... more

A front view of the lines taken from the advanced post near Browns house

A front view of the lines taken from the advanced post near Browns hou...

Print shows two cheval-de-frise and two buildings in the middle distance. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, by Joseph F.W. Des Barres, .... more

A view of the harbour of Boston taken from Fort Hill

A view of the harbour of Boston taken from Fort Hill

Print shows tents and wooden fence in foreground and Boston Harbor in the background. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, by Joseph F.W. D... more

Boston from Willis Creek / Wm. Pierre delin.

Boston from Willis Creek / Wm. Pierre delin.

Print shows distant view of Boston from across river. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, by Joseph F.W. Des Barres, .... London : 1777-17... more

Commodore Hopkins, commander in chief of the American Fleet

Commodore Hopkins, commander in chief of the American Fleet

Print shows Esek Hopkins, three-quarter length portrait, wearing uniform, standing, facing front, with sword drawn during naval engagement; ships in background display "Dont tread upon me" and "Liberty Tree - A... more

[Views of the coastline of New York, Long Island, Staten Island, and the lighthouse on Sandy Hook, New Jersey]

[Views of the coastline of New York, Long Island, Staten Island, and t...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, by Joseph F.W. Des Barres, .... London : 1777-1781. This record contains unverified, ol... more

New York, with the entrance of the North and East rivers

New York, with the entrance of the North and East rivers

Print shows distant view of New York City at the confluence of the North and East rivers. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, by Joseph F.... more

[Views from offshore of the New England coastline and islands at the entrance to Boston Harbor]

[Views from offshore of the New England coastline and islands at the e...

Prints show distant views of Castle Island and Governor's Island in Boston Harbor, hills along the southeast coast of Maine, and the entrance to Boston Harbor. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The Atl... more

Robert Rogers - commandeur der Americaner

Robert Rogers - commandeur der Americaner

Print shows Robert Rogers, half-length portrait, wearing military uniform, standing, facing slightly left, with musket nestled in crook of left elbow, and Native American standing in the background. Title from ... more

Commodore Hopkins - commandeur en chef der Amerj: flotte

Commodore Hopkins - commandeur en chef der Amerj: flotte

Print shows Esek Hopkins, three-quarter length portrait, wearing uniform, standing, facing front, with sword drawn during naval engagement. Title from item. Illus. in: Geschichte der kriege in und ausser Europa... more

[Egmont harbor - a distant view, Prince Edward Island]

[Egmont harbor - a distant view, Prince Edward Island]

Print showing a distant view of Egmont Harbor, Prince Edward Island, from chart of Egmont Harbor. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Grea... more

A view of Boston

A view of Boston

Print shows ships in Boston Harbor, with distant view of the city. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, by Joseph F.W. Des Barres, .... Lon... more

[Views from offshore of islands in the Bay of Fundy and the entrance to the Saint John River on the mainland]

[Views from offshore of islands in the Bay of Fundy and the entrance t...

Prints show distant views of The Wolves, a cluster of islands off New Brunswick in the Bay of Fundy, Grand Manan Island, and the entrance to the Saint John River, with ships passing in the foreground. Title dev... more

The north point of Grandmanan Island in the Bay Fundy bearing E.N.E. distant two leagues

The north point of Grandmanan Island in the Bay Fundy bearing E.N.E. d...

Print shows ships passing cliffs at the north point of Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, by Joseph F.... more

Robert [i.e., Esek] Hopkins, Esqr., commodore of the American sea forces

Robert [i.e., Esek] Hopkins, Esqr., commodore of the American sea forc...

Print shows Esek Hopkins, full-length portrait, wearing military uniform, holding sword at left side, two pistols in his belt. He is standing on shore, pointing to his left, with ships in the background. Title ... more

Light house S.W.b.S. 1 mile distant

Light house S.W.b.S. 1 mile distant

Print is oval insert on a chart of Halifax Harbor showing the lighthouse at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, by J... more

View of Port George taken from the top of Binney Isle

View of Port George taken from the top of Binney Isle

Print showing a distant view of the harbor, with trees in the foreground, at Port George, Nova Scotia. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain,... more

Commodore Hopkins / R. Pollard sc.

Commodore Hopkins / R. Pollard sc.

Print shows Esek Hopkins, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, wearing military uniform, in oval. Title from item. Engraved for Murray's History of the American War. Illus. in: An impartial history of the ... more

A British sailor offering a sword to an unarmed Spanish officer to defend himself, at the attack of Fort Omoa, which was taken by escalade, on the 20 of Octr. 1779, under the command of Captn. Dalrymmple and Commodore Lutterell / Hamilton delin. ; Thornton sculp.

A British sailor offering a sword to an unarmed Spanish officer to def...

Title from item. Engraved for Barnard's New complete & authentic history of England. Illus. in: The new, comprehensive and complete history of England : ... / By Edward Barnard, esq., assisted by ... Mr. Millar... more

Catherine "Kitty" Floyd, bust portrait miniature, facing slightly right

Catherine "Kitty" Floyd, bust portrait miniature, facing slightly righ...

Gold-cased oval portrait miniature in velvet-lined container. Presented to the Library of Congress on June 15, 1977, by Rear Admiral Schuyler N. Pyne, U.S.N. Retired, of Annapolis, Md., a descendant of Catherine Floyd.

By George Clinton. Governor of the State of New York. General, and commander in chief of all the militia, and admiral of the Navy of the same. A proclamation. Whereas a proclamation of the President of the United States of America, dated the twe

By George Clinton. Governor of the State of New York. General, and com...

On recto, Copy 2: Duplicate. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 1... more

The caneing in Conduit Street. Dedicated to the flag officers of the British Navy

The caneing in Conduit Street. Dedicated to the flag officers of the B...

Caricature showing a stout naval officer attacked by Lord Camelford, who says, "Give me satisfction, rascal! Draw your sword..." Captain Vancouver replies, "Murder! Murder! ..." The print may reflect the growin... more

His excellency George Washington lieut. genl. of the armies of the United States of America F. Bartoli pinx. ; J. Galland sculp

His excellency George Washington lieut. genl. of the armies of the Uni...

Print shows George Washington, half-length portrait, seated, facing right, wearing military uniform; he is holding his sword with his right arm, which is resting on the arm of a chair, and is holding a paper in... more

His excellency George Washington lieut. genl. of the armies of the United States of America F. Bartoli pinx. ; J. Galland sculp

His excellency George Washington lieut. genl. of the armies of the Uni...

Print shows George Washington, half-length portrait, seated, facing right, wearing military uniform; he is holding his sword with his right arm, which is resting on the arm of a chair, and is holding a paper in... more

In Senate of the United States, April 26th, 1802. The Committee to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act making an appropriation for the support of the navy of the United States for the year one thousand eight hundred and two," having con

In Senate of the United States, April 26th, 1802. The Committee to who...

Imprint 2. 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 226, Folder 40.

A perspective view of the loss of the U.S. frigate Philadelphia in which is represented her relative position to the Tripolitan gunboats ...

A perspective view of the loss of the U.S. frigate Philadelphia in whi...

Photograph shows Tripolitan gun boats firing on the U.S.S. Philadelphia and during the Tripolitan Wars, 1803. Title from item. Original engraving by Charles Denoon not in LC collection, which has only a blac... more

[Scene with windmill on right, Brooklyn Navy Yard to left]

[Scene with windmill on right, Brooklyn Navy Yard to left]

(DLC/PP-1995:140.256) Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory no. 256. Title from item. Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection (Library of Congress).

James Lawrence Esqr. late of the United States Navy / Stuart pinxt ; Rollinson sct.

James Lawrence Esqr. late of the United States Navy / Stuart pinxt ; R...

Print shows James Lawrence, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, wearing military uniform. Title from item. Published in the Analectic Magazine, 1813 Dec. The Library has two impressions one mounted on wov... more

Tuesday, September 21st, (noon.) Most glorious news. Copy of a letter from Com. Perry to the Secretary of the Navy. U. S. Brig. Niagara, off the Western Sister, Head of Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 1813, 4 P. M. [Washington 1813].

Tuesday, September 21st, (noon.) Most glorious news. Copy of a letter ...

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 190, Folder 26.

Cash in hand, occassioned by the capture of the British Packet Swallow. by Commodore Rodgers, with 260,000 dollars, in gold and silver on board. Boston printed by Nathaniel Coverly, Jun. Corner Theatre-Alley [1813].

Cash in hand, occassioned by the capture of the British Packet Swallow...

Positive Photostat.; War of 1812 ballad.; Verse. 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 5... more

Commodore Rodgers, arrived! Boston Gazette-office. Monday morning 9 o'clock. More agreeable news. We have the pleasure of announcing that Com. Rodgers after a cruise of five months, has arrived at Newport, having taken, destroyed and ransomed 27

Commodore Rodgers, arrived! Boston Gazette-office. Monday morning 9 o'...

Imprint 2.; Title. 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 50, Folder 4.

United States & Macedonian

United States & Macedonian

Preliminary drawing for an oil painting showing the sea battle between the USS United States, under the command of Stephen Decatur, and HMS Macedonian off the coast of Maderia on October 25, 1812. Title from it... more

[Cuts] A happy new-year to Commodore Rodgers, or, Huzza for the president and Congress. A song composed on the arrival of those frigates in Boston yesterday, (December 31, 1812,) with a good supply of the Ready Rhino [Boston] Printed by N. Cover

[Cuts] A happy new-year to Commodore Rodgers, or, Huzza for the presid...

Positive Photostat.; Verse. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 50,... more

A complete list of the American navy. showing the name, number of guns, commander's name, and station of each vessel, to October, 1813- Including those on the lakes. [1813].

A complete list of the American navy. showing the name, number of guns...

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 228, Folder 18.

Ship United States

Ship United States

Detail drawing showing how the hull of the USS United States, under the command of Stephen Decatur, sails in the water.

The troops disembarking to attack Fort Oswego, under the command of Genl. Drummond and Sir T. Yeo, Lake Ontario, May the 6th 1814 / / By Capt. Steele. 2d. Battn. Royal Marines

The troops disembarking to attack Fort Oswego, under the command of Ge...

Seascape drawing shows British sailors leaving their ships and rowing toward Fort Oswego on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. The 2nd battalion of the Royal Marines, under Lieutenant General Sir George Gordo... more

Capture of Washington [Cut] On Wednesday, August 24, there was a severe action at Bladensburgh, six miles from the Capitol. "Baltimore has acquired immortal honor by the brave resistance of Commodore Barney, his sailors and the bold volunteers."

Capture of Washington [Cut] On Wednesday, August 24, there was a sever...

Positive Photostat.; Verse.; War of 1812- Ballads. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Co... more

Thomas MacDonough U.S.N.

Thomas MacDonough U.S.N.

Print shows Commodore Thomas MacDonough, half-length portrait in uniform. Title from item. Engraving by J.B. Forrest from the original by J.W. Jarvis. Illustrated in: The national portrait gallery of distinguis... more

[Napoleon I boards the Bellerophon to surrender] / Baugean delt. & sculpt.

[Napoleon I boards the Bellerophon to surrender] / Baugean delt. & scu...

Print shows a view of the HMS Bellerophon from the aft with a rowboat drawn along the starboard side and Napoleon I climbing stairs to board the ship in order to surrender to the British and Captain Frederick L... more

This representation of the battle on Lake Erie is respectfully inscribed to Commodore Perry, his officers and gallant crews, by their humble servant James Webster - second view / drawn by Sully and Kearney ; etched by C. Tiebout ; & engraved by G. Murray ; printed by Rogers and Esler.

This representation of the battle on Lake Erie is respectfully inscrib...

Print shows many ships from the stern engaged in battle on Lake Erie. Title from item. Entered according to Act of Congress the 26 July 1815 by Murray, Draper, Fairman & Co., and J. Webster of the State of Pennsylvania.

Constitution's escape from the British squadron after a chase of sixty hours / M. Cornè p. ; W. Hoogland sc.

Constitution's escape from the British squadron after a chase of sixty...

Print shows rowboats towing the USS Constitution away from the British fleet as the British frigate Belvidera fires it's cannons. In the background, rowboats tow the British frigate Shannon. Other ships in the ... more

Enterprise and Boxer

Enterprise and Boxer

Print shows the American warship Enterprise engaged in battle with HMS Boxer. In decorative border with anchors, American flags, ship rigging, an eagle, and cameo portraits of two ships. Title from item.

Triumphant return of the American squadron, under Com. Bainbridge from the Mediterranean, 1815

Triumphant return of the American squadron, under Com. Bainbridge from...

Women on temple in water greeting sailors in boat, Boston(?). After drawing by E. Tisdale. Illus. in: The Naval Temple. Boston,1816. Title page. Ref. copy may be in SSF (Gr) - NAVY, U.S. 1815. This record conta... more

Struck with the gallantry, skill, and decision, displayed by Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke, Baronet, K.C.B. Commander of his Majesty's ship, the Shannon, in the attack, boarding, and capture of the American frigate, the Chesapeake ... / manufactured by S. Hougham & Co. ; Henry Meyer execudit.

Struck with the gallantry, skill, and decision, displayed by Sir Phili...

Print shows a design for a silver plateau containing laurels, Nereids, Triton, Neptune, Liberty, Victory, Commerce, and Britannia encircling HMS Shannon at sea. Title from item.

Tribute to departed worth

Tribute to departed worth

Print showing Liberty and Freedom aside a funerary monument to Oliver H. Perry. Shows the stern of his ship "Lawrence", a bald eagle, cannons and cannonballs, tridents, military banners and the American flag. T... more

Navy yard, Washington, February 26, 1819. The opinion which had been entertained, that such of the inhabitants of the District and its vicinity, as also such strangers who are now sojourning with us, as may be desirous of seeing the Launch of th

Navy yard, Washington, February 26, 1819. The opinion which had been e...

Imprint 2. 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 191, Folder 6.

Noctua, Corvus, Crater, Sextans Uraniæ, Hydra, Felis, Lupus, Centaurus, Antlia Pneumatica, Argo Navis, and Pyxis Nautica / Sidy. Hall, sculpt.

Noctua, Corvus, Crater, Sextans Uraniæ, Hydra, Felis, Lupus, Centaurus...

Astronomical chart showing an owl, raven, ornate bowl, sextant, snake, cat, wolf, centaur, air pump, and a ship forming the constellations. Illus. in: Urania's mirror, 1825, pl. 32.

The National barber

The National barber

Print shows a sailor, identitied elsewhere as Samuel W. Dewey, having sawn the head of Andrew Jackson off the figurehead of the U.S.S. Constitution, passes it to another sailor awaiting in a rowboat alongside t... more

Capture of the Guerriere by the Constitution / T. Birch A.C.S.A. ; D. Kimberly sc.

Capture of the Guerriere by the Constitution / T. Birch A.C.S.A. ; D. ...

Print shows the Constitution, in the background, firing on the wreckage of the HMS Guerriere, the last remaining mast is falling, in the aftermath of the battle between the two ships. Title from item. Printed b... more

William Bainbridge, U.S.N. / painted by J.W. Jarvis ; engd by G. Parker.

William Bainbridge, U.S.N. / painted by J.W. Jarvis ; engd by G. Parke...

Print shows William Bainbridge, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing military uniform. Title from item. Published in: The national portrait gallery of distinguished Americans, vol. 3 / James Herri... more

The debilitated situation of a monarchal government . . .

The debilitated situation of a monarchal government . . .

A pointed comparison of French and American governments, prompted by events surrounding American efforts in 1836 to force France to honor spoliation claims for American shipping losses suffered during the Napol... more

Our country's flag! A new national song

Our country's flag! A new national song

Cover illustration for a patriotic song composed by George F. Cole, copyrighted in 1836. A young American seaman, holding an American flag with his right hand and raising his hat aloft with his left, stands on... more

Navy Yard, Brooklyn - for the Ladies' Companion / drawn by Lundie.

Navy Yard, Brooklyn - for the Ladies' Companion / drawn by Lundie.

Print shows a group of people standing on a decayed section of the docks at the Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York. Title from item. Illus. in: The Ladies' Companion.... New York : W.W. Snowden, v. 5, (1836 July),... more

Chart of the Potomac River and Eastern Branch from the Sister Islands to Geesboro Point and thence to the Navy Yard Bridge : with the topography of the adjacent country : made in pursuance of a resolution of the Corporation of the City of Washington, approved 26th May 1837 /

Chart of the Potomac River and Eastern Branch from the Sister Islands ...

Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Also shows block numbers and major buildings. "Approved--T.C. Mendenhall, Superintendent, U.S.C. & G.S." Includes text. Available also through t... more

An exploring expedition on the Canal Street plan / The exploring expedition at the South Pole, waiting for stores

An exploring expedition on the Canal Street plan / The exploring exped...

Print satirizes Charles Wilkes' United States Exploring Expedition, which left in August 1838. The upper left vignette shows Wilkes in a rowboat with scientists who use a transit or telescope to see fauna. The ... more

Map of the River Jordan & Dead Sea : and the route of the party under the command of Lieut. W.F. Lynch, U.S.N. under his superintendence constructed from the joint labours of Lieut. Dale & himself by Passd. Midn. R. Aulick U.S.N. /

Map of the River Jordan & Dead Sea : and the route of the party under ...

Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by contours, gradient tints, and soundings. Shows route of party and location of camps. Exhibition: The Call of Zion, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Sep 16, 1998-J... more

Ship in dry dock, probably Navy Yard

Ship in dry dock, probably Navy Yard

Title devised by Library staff. Stamped on verso: From the file of James F. Queen artist, 1824-1889. (DLC/PP-1997:105) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Docum... more

Supreme court of the United States. Susan Decatur, Appellant vs J. K. Paulding, Secretary of the Navy. This is an appeal from the refusal of the Circuit court of the District of Columbia for the county of Washington, to issue a Mandamus to the A

Supreme court of the United States. Susan Decatur, Appellant vs J. K. ...

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 197, Folder 1b.

The great American steeple chase for 1844

The great American steeple chase for 1844

An imaginative and elaborate parody on the upcoming 1844 presidential campaign. The artist favors Whig nominee-apparent Henry Clay and is highly critical of incumbent John Tyler. The "chase" for the presidency ... more

Chinook lodge / drawn by A.T. Agate ; R.W. Dawson sc.

Chinook lodge / drawn by A.T. Agate ; R.W. Dawson sc.

Interior view of Chinook lodge. Illus. in: Narrative of the United States exploring expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 / By Charles Wilkes... In five volumes, with thirteen maps... Philad... more

[Levi Woodbury, half-length portrait, head three-quarters to the right]

[Levi Woodbury, half-length portrait, head three-quarters to the right...

Governor of New Hampshire, 1823-1824; Democratic Senator, 1825-1831, 1841-1845; Secretary of the Navy, 1831-1834; Secretary of the Treasury, 1834-1841; Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1845-1851. Sc... more

A Kalapuya man - a native of Oregon / drawn by A.T. Agate ; W.H. Dougal sc.

A Kalapuya man - a native of Oregon / drawn by A.T. Agate ; W.H. Douga...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of a Kalapuya man. Illus. in: Narrative of the United States exploring expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 / By Charles Wilkes... In five volumes, with thirteen... more

[George Edmund Badger, half-length portrait, facing three-quarters to the left]

[George Edmund Badger, half-length portrait, facing three-quarters to ...

Whig Senator from North Carolina, 1846-1855; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1841.

Concomely's tomb, Astoria / drawn by A.T. Agate ; W.E. Tucker sc.

Concomely's tomb, Astoria / drawn by A.T. Agate ; W.E. Tucker sc.

A carved and painted, raised, Native burial platform. Illus. in: Narrative of the United States exploring expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 / By Charles Wilkes... In five volumes, with t... more

Pine Forest, Oregon

Pine Forest, Oregon

Print shows a man measuring the girth of a huge tree. Engraving by W.E. Tucker. Drawing by J. Drayton. Illus. in: Charles Wilkes, Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition, Phila., 1844, oppos. p. 122... more

A N.b.E. view of the fort on the western end of Sulivans Island with the disposition of His Majesty's fleet commanded by Commodore Sir Peter Parker Knt. &c &c &c during the attack on the 28th. of June 1776, which lasted 9 hours and 40 minutes

A N.b.E. view of the fort on the western end of Sulivans Island with t...

Print shows Sullivan's Island at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, and Fort Sullivan; prominent features identified by letter with legend printed below image. Title from item. Possible restrike... more

A N.W.b.N. view of Charles Town from on board the Bristol ... taken in Five Fathom Hole the day after the attack upon Fort Sulivan by the Commodore & his squadron, which action continued 9 hours & 40 minutes / engrav'd ... by Wm. Faden.

A N.W.b.N. view of Charles Town from on board the Bristol ... taken in...

Print shows Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, with the British fleet in the foreground, at the time of the assault on Fort Sullivan, with the city of Charleston visible in the background; prominent features id... more

Polk's dream

Polk's dream

Here Clay is critical of James K. Polk's public advocacy of the 54.40 parallel as the northern boundary of American territory in Oregon. The cartoon also alludes to widespread uncertainty as to the course the ... more

Specimen of index to reports of committees & executive documents, from the first to the thirtieth Congress inclusive. Navy ... The above outline of my plan for an index to the Congressional documents contemplated and proposed in my memorial to b

Specimen of index to reports of committees & executive documents, from...

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 199, Folder 14.

Defense of the California Bank

Defense of the California Bank

A mildly jingoistic satire voicing American suspicions of foreign designs on California after the discovery of gold there in 1848. The bay and coastline of San Francisco are shown, menaced by foreign invaders ... more

Temperance poem. Dedicated to the noble crew of the United States receiving ship Franklin, at Charlestown Navy Yard and sung in the Boston Baptist Bethen, corner of Lewis and Commercial Streets, Friday evening September 7th, 1849, after the pres

Temperance poem. Dedicated to the noble crew of the United States rece...

Verse.; Title. 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 59, Folder 17.

The great naval blockade of Round Island.  Showing the immense importance of having an efficient "right arm of the national defence"

The great naval blockade of Round Island. Showing the immense importa...

A satire on Taylor administration efforts to curtail American "filibusters," armed expeditions against Cuba for the purpose of freeing the island from Spanish rule. Specific reference here is to the Navy's bloc... more

U.S. Reports: Wilkes v. Dinsman., 48 U.S. (7 How.) 89 (1849)

U.S. Reports: Wilkes v. Dinsman., 48 U.S. (7 How.) 89 (1849)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 48; Howard Volume 7; January Term, 1849; Charles Wilkes, Plaintiff in error, v. Samuel Dinsman

The Leap for Life

The Leap for Life

Music cover showing broadside view of US Navy warship. LOT subdivision subject: Clipper Ships. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by B. Covert. Engraving by Stratton. ... more

To the citizens of Washington. Fellow Citizens:- I am informed that at the Navy yard, and in other parts of the city, General Weightman is represented as being opposed to the "ten hour system." ... Geo. M. Grouard. Washington, May 29, 1850.

To the citizens of Washington. Fellow Citizens:- I am informed that at...

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 200, Folder 8b.

The Constitution and Guerriere / drawn by G. White ; engd by J.C. McRae.

The Constitution and Guerriere / drawn by G. White ; engd by J.C. McRa...

Print shows the Constitution, in the background, firing on the wreckage of the HMS Guerriere in the aftermath of the battle between the two ships. Title from item.

[Sherard Osborn, lieut., Royal Navy, three-quarter length wood-engraved portrait, seated, facing front]

[Sherard Osborn, lieut., Royal Navy, three-quarter length wood-engrave...

Photo shows a wood engraving of Serard Osborn. Although Osborn had no connection to the Northwest Boundary Survey, he did serve on Belcher's expedition to search for the Franklin Arctic expedition, 1852-1854, o... more

The Old Constitution, the pride of our navy

The Old Constitution, the pride of our navy

LOT subdivision subject: U.S. Navy. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by George Stimpson, Jr. Lithograph by Tappan & Bradford's Lith.

Monument to the memory of the "Herveor of Tripoli." The birth of the American Navy, now at Naval Academy school, Annapolis, Md.

Monument to the memory of the "Herveor of Tripoli." The birth of the A...

Photograph shows the Tripoli Naval Monument on the grounds of United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. Moved in 1860 to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

The great pictorial romance of the age, or, steam ship commodores & United States mail contractors

The great pictorial romance of the age, or, steam ship commodores & Un...

American political cartoon about the awarding of United States mail contracts. Print shows steamships (two shaped like rocking horses) and a balloon labeled "California mail balloon via Nicaragua," with discuss... more

The Constitution, the gem of the ocean

The Constitution, the gem of the ocean

LOT subdivision subject: U.S. Navy. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by George Stimpson. Lithograph by Tappan & Bardford's Lith.

Adm'l D.G. Farragut / Bureau, Engraving and Printing.

Adm'l D.G. Farragut / Bureau, Engraving and Printing.

David Glasgow Farragut, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left.

U.S. Reports: Dinsman v. Wilkes, 53 U.S. (12 How.) 390 (1852)

U.S. Reports: Dinsman v. Wilkes, 53 U.S. (12 How.) 390 (1852)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 53; Howard Volume 12; December Term, 1851; Samuel Dinsman, Plaintiff in Error, v. Charles Wilkes

[U.S.S. Susquehanna, Commodore Perry's flag ship, full starboard view]

[U.S.S. Susquehanna, Commodore Perry's flag ship, full starboard view]

Drawing is on the "Susquehanna & Mississippil Scroll", depicting Perry's expedition to Japan. Watercolor drawing Taguchi Shumpei. Title devised by Library staff.

[Md. - Annapolis - U.S. Naval Academy, 1853: view of the Battery from river]

[Md. - Annapolis - U.S. Naval Academy, 1853: view of the Battery from ...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, (1853 March 26). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Port views of the U.S.S. Susquehanna and the U.S.S. Mississippi understeam]

[Port views of the U.S.S. Susquehanna and the U.S.S. Mississippi under...

Drawings are panels one and two of the "Machinery scroll' depicting Perry's expedition to Japan, 1853. Watercolor by a contemporary Japanese artist. Title devised by Library staff.

Oliver Hazard Perry U.S.N. / engraved by J.B. Forrest from the original by J.W. Jarvis by the permission of the Corporation of New York ; Miller print.

Oliver Hazard Perry U.S.N. / engraved by J.B. Forrest from the origina...

Print shows Oliver H. Perry, three-quarter length portrait, standing on board a ship, facing slightly left. Title from item. Published in: The national portrait gallery of distinguished Americans : with biograp... more

[Commodore Matthew C. Perry, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing slightly left with left hand resting on sword]

[Commodore Matthew C. Perry, three-quarter length portrait, standing, ...

"Brady photo published by E. Anthony" pencilled on mount. Published in: History of the U.S. Navy / Robert W. Love, Jr. Harrisburg, PA : Stackpole Books, c1992, v. 1, p. 232.

Adm. John A. Dahlgren

Adm. John A. Dahlgren

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: Adml. Dalgrene. 1809-1870. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints an... more

Russian Adm. Adm. Lisovski

Russian Adm. Adm. Lisovski

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, in ink: Russian Admiral. See Harper's Weekly Oct 17, 1863, p. 657-658. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of ... more

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