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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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. Title from item. "On the occasion of the Phi... more
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Interior view of the of the Redan showing battery during the occupation by British forces after the Russians abandoned Sevastopolʹ in September 1855.
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