Broadside announcing Charles Green's ascension in the balloon "Nassau" from Vauxhall Gardens, London. Includes a picture of passengers in a balloon basket.
Text-only broadside announcing a balloon ascension at night by Richard Gypson from the Royal Standard Tavern, England, on June 3, 1839. In addition, "Mr. Blanchard, a descendant of the celebrated Mons. Blanchar... more
Print shows a view of the Tuileries Palace with the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and a large plaza with pedestrians and carriages in the foreground.
A campaign badge produced for the New England Whig Convention, held at Boston on September 10-11, 1840. From top to bottom: an eagle in flight with a banderole reading "Harrison, Tyler" and the words "One fire ... more
Poster for Cooke's Circus showing three illustrations with text: a man on a trapeze(?), "Gulliver and the Lilliputians", and an animal act with animals in human situations.
Drawing shows a deputy collector, or civil servant, smoking as he leans on the back two legs of his chair, feet near a fireplace. Taylor traveled extensively in Europe between 1844 and his death in 1879.
Drawing shows a public documents civil servant asleep before a fireplace. He leans on the back two legs of his chair. Bayard Taylor made at extensive trips to Europe between 1844 his death in 1879.
French cartoon about kings departing for the moon, possibly in reference to the end of monarchy in Europe. Print shows several balloons labeled "Service du roi" from Spain, Prussia, Denmark, Naples, etc., landi... more
Print shows a festival and balloon ascension during the campaign to raise funds in support of the Northern and Southern Hospitals in Liverpool, England, August 1849.
A challenge to the Northern abolitionist view of the institution of slavery, favorably contrasting the living conditions of American slaves (above) with the lot of the industrial poor in England (below). The fi... more
Broadside announcing an inaugural festival for the Exhibition of All Nations, London, England, 1851. Includes a picture of the balloon "Erin-go-Bragh" to publicize an ascent by balloonist John Hampton during th... more
Print shows at top a dwelling in a country setting, possibly a farmhouse, with gate and fence in the foreground; includes text which tells about Major André, the origin of the drawing, and the context in which ... more
Cartoon showing king on pedestal leaning on tablet of 10 commandments, at bottom of which lies broken statue of queen; hanged man, and people with various disagreements in square in front of St. Paul's, London.
Print shows Tom Sayers, full-length portrait, facing right, in boxing stance. Includes list of fights with opponent's name and date of bout.
Print shows Philippa, Queen, consort of Edward III, kneeling before her husband, King Edward III, begging him to spare the lives of the six burghers of Calais who have sacrificed themselves by complying with hi... more
Images of the "Southern Commissioner" in England, trying to talk to Queen Victoria, drinking with the "Lord Mayor," meeting Lord J. Russell, throwing money at "the populace," giving a check to "the press" and h... more
Images show: Goblet - made from a "Yankee's skull"; paperweight made from a "Yankee jaw bone"; reading desk made from a human skeleton; furs made from scalps and beards; necklace of "Yankee teeth"; head wreath ... more
Stereograph showing interior of concert hall, including the 8 feet in diameter drum, for the National Peace Jubilee in Boston, Massachusetts.
Drawing shows the giant captive balloon constructed by Henri Giffard for the Paris Exhibition of 1867 and brought to London, England, in 1868 and 1869. Balloon is moored at launching site; with numerous onlooke... more
Four scenes related to incidents and scenes during the Ecumenical Council in Rome, 1869; three other scenes relating to the opening of the Suez Canal, Nov. 16, 1869, including Empress Eugenie and suite in carav... more