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Topic: victorian era

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[Woman and beggar]

[Woman and beggar]

A well-dressed woman stops on a quiet street to drop money into the hat of a beggar accompanied by a dog on a leash.

Jenny Dean's interview with the queen / printed in oil colours by G. Baxter (patentee) from a painting by Mrs. Seyffarth.

Jenny Dean's interview with the queen / printed in oil colours by G. B...

Print shows a scene in a wooded area with a young woman kneeling on the ground with her hands covering her face, a man is standing next to her; facing her is Queen Victoria and another woman, the queen gestures... more

Executive mercy/Marcy and the Bambers

Executive mercy/Marcy and the Bambers

An attack on New York governor William L. Marcy's controversial decision to surrender Irish fugitives John Bamber, Sr., and his son James to the British consul after their detention in New York. The Bambers, wa... more

Sub treasurers meeting in England

Sub treasurers meeting in England

A satire on corruption among Tammany officeholders in New York, showing absconded former Collector of the Port Samuel Swartwout and federal District Attorney William M. Price in London. The massive fraud and em... more

Trip to Epsom

Trip to Epsom

Drawing shows crowds of people on horseback or in wagons and one stagecoach full of passengers in front of the classic screen at Hyde Park, London.

Battle monument, Baltimore / W.H. Bartlett ; H. Griffiths.

Battle monument, Baltimore / W.H. Bartlett ; H. Griffiths.

Print shows "Battle Monument", shaped like a fasces on a tall pedestal and topped with a female figure holding a wreath, on Calvert Street in Baltimore, Maryland.

North-country mails at the Peacock, Islington / painted by James Pollard ; engraved by T. Sutherland.

North-country mails at the Peacock, Islington / painted by James Polla...

Print shows several passenger and mail coaches on street in front of the Peacock building in Islington, London, England.

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. Grand day and evening fete, next Tuesday, August 7, 1838. Ascent of the Nassau Balloon, combined with the evening entertainments

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. Grand day and evening fete, next Tuesday, Aug...

Broadside announcing Charles Green's ascension in the balloon "Nassau" from Vauxhall Gardens, London. Includes a picture of passengers in a balloon basket.

Night ascent. Royal Standard Tavern, pleasure grounds & tea gardens ... H. Brading, Proprietor ... has, at the solicitation of several scientific gentlemen, prevailed on Mr. Gypson, who will ... make an experimental trip, in the Royal Standard balloon, on Monday next, June 3, at ten o'clock at night! ...

Night ascent. Royal Standard Tavern, pleasure grounds & tea gardens .....

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

Banque, Bourse et palais du Lord Maire, Londres The bank, the exchange, Mansion House, London / / Tuonra [Arnout spelled backwards] ; dessiné et lith. par Jules Arnout ; imp. par Lemercier à Paris.

Banque, Bourse et palais du Lord Maire, Londres The bank, the exchange...

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.

New England Convention, Sepr. 10th, 1840 / W.J. Rund, s[culpsi]t.

New England Convention, Sepr. 10th, 1840 / W.J. Rund, s[culpsi]t.

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

A row in a city kitchen / JL.

A row in a city kitchen / JL.

Cartoon shows an uproar in a kitchen. One cook wearing a white jacket attacks another with a large fish. Men dressed in horse costumes joust with each other and other men wave various kitchen utensils. Leech... more

Cooke's Circus, York Hotel, Nicolson St.

Cooke's Circus, York Hotel, Nicolson St.

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.

Marion's brigade crossing the Pedee River, S.C.. 1778. On their way to attack the British force under Tarleton

Marion's brigade crossing the Pedee River, S.C.. 1778. On their way to...

Image shows Francis Marion "the Swamp Fox" and his band of men in boats preparing to cross the Pee Dee River.

Exeter Hall, the great anti-slavery meeting, 1841 / T.H. Shepherd [delineator] ; H. Melville [printmaker].

Exeter Hall, the great anti-slavery meeting, 1841 / T.H. Shepherd [del...

Print shows interior of Exeter Hall filled with a large crowd for the Anti-slavery Society meeting, London, England.

Entry to the Strand from Charing Cross / T.S. Boys, del. et lith.

Entry to the Strand from Charing Cross / T.S. Boys, del. et lith.

Illustration showing people in London street. Signature on monument at right: "T.S. Boys, 1841."

Guildhall / T.S. Boys, del. et lithog.

Guildhall / T.S. Boys, del. et lithog.

Illustration showing interior of hall with people.

Piccadilly, looking towards the city / T.S. Boys, del. et lith.

Piccadilly, looking towards the city / T.S. Boys, del. et lith.

Illustration showing people walking in square at corner of Old Bond St., public and commercial buildings.

Mansion House, Cheapside &c. / T. Shotter Boys, del. et lith.

Mansion House, Cheapside &c. / T. Shotter Boys, del. et lith.

Illustration showing people walking in London streets, public coach, and buildings seen from corner of Lombard Street.

The aerial steam carriage

The aerial steam carriage

Pictorial lettersheet shows British inventor William Samuel Henson's proposed steam powered flying machine in an imaginary flight over the Thames River, London, 1843. Attempts to fly a model of the aerial steam... more

[Ariel, the first carriage of the Aerial Transit Company] / W. Walton lith. ; Day & Haghe lithrs. to the Queen.

[Ariel, the first carriage of the Aerial Transit Company] / W. Walton ...

Print showing a winged boat, or "carriage," flying over the Nile river, with pyramids in the background. Inscription lower right: Restrike. Title devised by Library staff. Bella C. Landauer collection. Exhibite... more

The explosion of the United States Steam Frigate Missouri, at Gibralter [sic], Aug. 26th, 1843 To Captn. Sir George Sartorius and the Officers of the H.M.S. Malabar--this print is respectfully dedicated by their obedient servant, Edmund Fry / / drawn by E. Duncan, from a sketch made on the spot by Lieut. G.P. Mands, T.G. Dutton lith.; Day & Haghe lithrs. to the Queen.

The explosion of the United States Steam Frigate Missouri, at Gibralte...

Crew of H.M.S. Malabar (foreground, left) watch as USS Missouri explodes and burns in the distance from accidental fire after completing first trans-Atlantic voyage of a U.S. steam powered ship the day prior.

Deputy

Deputy

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.

Collector

Collector

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.

Combat dans la mer du nord, 2 Octobre 1706 / peint par Gudin ; gravé par Skelton.

Combat dans la mer du nord, 2 Octobre 1706 / peint par Gudin ; gravé p...

Naval battle between French and British ships in the North Sea.

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.

Combat dans la mer du nord, Juin 1696 / peint par Gudin ; gravé par Chavanne.

Combat dans la mer du nord, Juin 1696 / peint par Gudin ; gravé par Ch...

Naval battle between French and British ships in the North Sea.

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

The tree of liberty.  The free population of the United States enjoying the refreshing shade of the tree of liberty

The tree of liberty. The free population of the United States enjoyin...

A somewhat puzzling commentary on two issues: slavery and economic protectionism. The date of the print is uncertain, but it may have appeared as part of the reaction against the Walker Tariff of 1846. A Northe... more

President's house after its destruction by the British

President's house after its destruction by the British

Print shows fire damage to the White House after burning by the British during the war of 1812.

Lord Mayor's day. Bringing the Baron of Beef into Guildhall

Lord Mayor's day. Bringing the Baron of Beef into Guildhall

Several male kitchen servants carry beef on a litter and into a banquet hall. The two head cooks supervise the proceedings. Several men in offical dress watch.

Christmas tree at Windsor Castle / drawn by J.L. Williams.

Christmas tree at Windsor Castle / drawn by J.L. Williams.

Family around Christmas tree, depicted in an oval with border showing winter scenes and the fruits and animals of a bountiful harvest.

Les rois s'en vont-- bon voyage! / dessiné par Monta.

Les rois s'en vont-- bon voyage! / dessiné par Monta.

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

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

The landing in England / W. Roberts.

The landing in England / W. Roberts.

Illustration showing Roman ships in harbor.

The fancy fair, Prince's Park, Liverpool, August, 1849 / John R. Isaac, draughtsman, lithographer & c.

The fancy fair, Prince's Park, Liverpool, August, 1849 / John R. Isaac...

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. Title from item. "On the occasion of the Phi... more

Houses of Parliament / Pearson sc.

Houses of Parliament / Pearson sc.

Print shows Palace of Westminster, meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, on the banks of the Thames River.

Slavery as it exists in America. Slavery as it exists in England

Slavery as it exists in America. Slavery as it exists in England

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

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.

The nearest way in summer time

The nearest way in summer time

Print after 1854 painting by Thomas Creswick shows a horse-drawn cart carrying logs and fording a creek.

"Epurator" machine for cleaning cotton

"Epurator" machine for cleaning cotton

Photograph shows cotton being cleaned through machinery; cotton in case on display.

Cotton machinery

Cotton machinery

Photograph shows large cotton machine on display.

Model house for families

Model house for families

Photograph shows exterior of building.

My New England home Words & music by L. Wade / / T. Sinclair's lith., Phila.

My New England home Words & music by L. Wade / / T. Sinclair's lith., ...

Two Native Americans watch as Pilgrims come ashore.

Cremorne Gardens ... Grand Victoria fete in honour of the Inauguration of the Exhibition of All Nations, by Her Majesty, on Thursday, May 1st, 1851 ...

Cremorne Gardens ... Grand Victoria fete in honour of the Inauguration...

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

View of west end of building

View of west end of building

Photograph shows exterior view of Crystal Palace building.

View of transept, looking south

View of transept, looking south

Photograph shows general view of transept with fountain and statues; large tree in the background.

Lathe for railway wheels

Lathe for railway wheels

Photograph shows lathe machinery.

Agricultural implements

Agricultural implements

Photograph shows three pieces of farm equipment: a cultivator, cart, and a harrow.

Locomotive engine

Locomotive engine

Photograph shows locomotive engine on display.

General view from transept, looking west

General view from transept, looking west

Photograph shows interior of Crystal Palace with large sculptures and other exhibit items on display.

View of western nave

View of western nave

Photograph shows Crystal Palace interior.

Glass fountain

Glass fountain

Photograph shows water spouting from large glass fountain in center of exhibit hall.

The apotheosis

The apotheosis

The print is a fragment of a larger lithograph entitled "Invasion of Cuba," composed of two panels, applauding American "filibustering" expeditions to liberate Cuba from Spain. (See also "The Great Naval Blocka... more

Agriclutural implements

Agriclutural implements

Photograph shows pieces of farm equipment: plows. Salted paper photoprint by Claude-Marie Ferrier or Hugh Owen. Illus. in: Reports by the Juries, London, Spicer Brothers, 1852, v. 2 frontis.

View of transept, looking north

View of transept, looking north

Photograph shows a slightly elevated view of transept with fountain and statues; large tree in the background.

View of eastern nave

View of eastern nave

Photograph shows a slightly elevated view of the interior of the Crystal Palace exhibit hall with various items on display and international flags hanging from balcony railings.

Allegorical sculpture group of the City of Paris imploring heaven to take away the plague of cholera

Allegorical sculpture group of the City of Paris imploring heaven to t...

Photograph shows sculpture of woman sitting with sickly child and elderly man leaning against her.

This drawing is by Major John Andre of the British Army, when a prisoner, & living in my Fathers family in Lancaster, during the War of the Revolution

This drawing is by Major John Andre of the British Army, when a prison...

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

[Sheet of sketches for the illustrated 1852 London edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin showing Simon Legree and some of the other central characters]

[Sheet of sketches for the illustrated 1852 London edition of Uncle To...

Purchase; Warren Ewens; 1993; (DLC-PP/1993:162). Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States / Vincent Virga and curators of the Library of Congress ; historical commentary by Alan ... more

John Bull's fish monopoly

John Bull's fish monopoly

An anti-British satire, reflecting American enragement at Britain's tightening of restrictions on territorial waters open to American fishermen off the coast of Canada. In July 1852, England notified the Unite... more

Dan the fisherman overhauled by British cruisers

Dan the fisherman overhauled by British cruisers

A humorous but favorable portrayal of secretary of state Daniel Webster's assertive role in the dispute over American fishing rights in Canadian waters. (See also Edward W. Clay's "John Bull's Fish Monopoly, n... more

A scene of scenes for the year 1853

A scene of scenes for the year 1853

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.... more

Major Pipon, Royal Artillery

Major Pipon, Royal Artillery

Major Pipon, full-length portrait, facing front.

The interior of the Redan taken from its left face, looking towards the salient angle, looking south / / W. Simpson del. ; E. Walker lith. ; Day & Son, Lithrs. to the Queen.

The interior of the Redan taken from its left face, looking towards th...

Interior view of the of the Redan showing battery during the occupation by British forces after the Russians abandoned Sevastopolʹ in September 1855.

Ismail Pacha & Mr. Thompson of the Commissariat

Ismail Pacha & Mr. Thompson of the Commissariat

Ismail Pacha (Hungarian general Kmety), and Mr. Thompson, seated on gabions; three attendants, one holding a horse, standing behind them.

Captain Croker, 17th Regiment

Captain Croker, 17th Regiment

Captain Croker, standing next to a horse, facing left, with servant facing him.

Captain Bathurst, Grenadier Guards

Captain Bathurst, Grenadier Guards

Captain Bathurst, full-length portrait, dressed in uniform, standing next to a horse with other horses and buildings in the background.

Colonel Adye & Captain Whitmore

Colonel Adye & Captain Whitmore

Colonel Adye and Captain Whitmore, one man mounted, the other standing by horse, full-length portrait, facing front.

Lieutenant-colonel Shadforth at his hut & officers of the 57th Regiment

Lieutenant-colonel Shadforth at his hut & officers of the 57th Regimen...

Lieutenant-colonel Thomas Shadforth sitting before his hut surrounded by officers in relaxed poses.

Captain Wilkinson, 9th Regiment

Captain Wilkinson, 9th Regiment

Captain Wilkinson, full-length portrait, seated on horseback, facing slightly left.

Embarkation of the sick at Balaklava / W. Simpson delt. ; E. Morin lith.

Embarkation of the sick at Balaklava / W. Simpson delt. ; E. Morin lit...

Print shows the embarkation of sick persons at the harbor in Balaklava.

Lieutenant Colonel Munro & officers of the 39th Regiment

Lieutenant Colonel Munro & officers of the 39th Regiment

Lieutenant Colonel William Munro and officers, dressed in uniform, posed before huts.

A quiet day in the diamond battery - portrait of a Lancaster 68 pounder, 15th Decr. 1854 / W. Simpson del.

A quiet day in the diamond battery - portrait of a Lancaster 68 pounde...

Print shows a large Lancaster cannon in a British artillery battery.

Captain George, 4th Light Dragoons & servant

Captain George, 4th Light Dragoons & servant

Captain George, full-length portrait, seated before a tent, with his servant standing to the left.

Colonel Airey & Major Hallewell

Colonel Airey & Major Hallewell

Two officers, one standing by horse, the other reclining on ground, with two attendants nearby.

Sergeant of British Light Infantry

Sergeant of British Light Infantry

Full-length portrait of soldier facing slightly right.

The valley of the shadow of death - caves in the Woronzoff Road behind the 21 gun battery / W. Simpson delt. ; J. Needham lith.

The valley of the shadow of death - caves in the Woronzoff Road behind...

Print shows bird's-eye view of the landscape along the Woronzoff Road with cannon balls lining the roadside, also shows the entrance to a valley and, in the foreground, soldiers carrying a wounded soldier on a ... more

[Kamara Heights in the distance, artillery waggons in the foreground]

[Kamara Heights in the distance, artillery waggons in the foreground]

View of plateau of Sevastopolʹ showing rows of caissons, with tents on the plains in the background.

Captain Heneage, Coldstream Guards

Captain Heneage, Coldstream Guards

Captain Heneage, full-length portrait, facing foward, standing next to a horse in front of a small building.

View of Balaklava from the top of Guard's Hill

View of Balaklava from the top of Guard's Hill

View of Balaklava harbor with tent encampments in the foreground, ships in the harbor and, on a hill in the background, ruins of the old Genoese castle.