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Background imageAmerican history Collection: EXPL2A-00164

EXPL2A-00164
Map of the United States at the close of the American Revolution, 1783. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: EVNT2A-00183

EVNT2A-00183
British army burning the White House in 1814 during the War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials, 1692

Court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials, 1692
Record of Titubas testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s. Halftone reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620
Pilgrim landing party from the " Mayflower" in Plymouth harbor, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Hannah Duston escapes from capture by Native Americans

Hannah Duston escapes from capture by Native Americans
Hannah Duston and two other captives escaping from Abenaki Indians on the Merrimac River, New Hampshire, 1697. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth Rock, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth Rock, 1620
John Alden and Mary Chilton landing at Plymouth from the Mayflower, December 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: First settlers of Hartford, Connecticut, 1636

First settlers of Hartford, Connecticut, 1636
Thomas Hookers congregation migrates from Massachusetts to settle Hartford, Connecticut, 1636. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Massachusetts Bay Colony seal

Massachusetts Bay Colony seal
Insignia of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Puritans attempting to leaving England, early 1600s

Puritans attempting to leaving England, early 1600s
Departure of the Puritans halted by English authorities, early 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Debating the US Constitution, 1787

Debating the US Constitution, 1787
George Washington presiding over the Constitutional Convention, 1787. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s

Testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s
Trial of a suspected witch at Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1692. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Plymouth colonists in church, 1620s

Plymouth colonists in church, 1620s
Pilgrims holding worship service at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Bacons Rebellion in Jamestown, 1676

Bacons Rebellion in Jamestown, 1676
Nathaniel Bacon confronting Governor Berkeley, Virginia, 1676. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Erie Canal at Schenedtady, New York

Erie Canal at Schenedtady, New York
Erie Canal barge towed through Schenectady, New York, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur

Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur
Commodore Stephen Decaturs life saved in a shipboard battle off Algeria. Color lithograph

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Moving artillery in the French and Indian War

Moving artillery in the French and Indian War
Colonial artillery passing over Appalachian Mountains, French and Indian War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Darley illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Russo-Japanese treaty at Portsmouth NH, 1905

Russo-Japanese treaty at Portsmouth NH, 1905
President Theodore Roosevelt presiding over the Treaty of Portsmouth ending the Russo-Japanese War, 1905. Hand-colored halftone illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: United States in the 1870s

United States in the 1870s
United States map, 1870s. Color lithograph

Background imageAmerican history Collection: PSOC2C-00013

PSOC2C-00013
Social reformer Jane Addams against a photo of downtown Chicago in the 1890s. Composite of hand-colored photograph and Albertype photograph

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Thaddeus Stevens

Thaddeus Stevens
Congressman Thaddeus Stevens. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century portrait

Background imageAmerican history Collection: PUSA2A-00033

PUSA2A-00033
John Winthrop, with his signature. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Chief Massasoit pledges friendship with Plymouth Pilgrims

Chief Massasoit pledges friendship with Plymouth Pilgrims
Peace treaty between Chief Massasoit and Plymouth colonists, 1621. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Puritans founding New Haven, Connecticut

Puritans founding New Haven, Connecticut
John Davenport leads Puritans in giving thanks for their arrival at New Haven, Connecticut, 1630s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Plymouth colonists embarking on the Mayflower voyage, 1620

Plymouth colonists embarking on the Mayflower voyage, 1620
Pilgrims leaving for their " Mayflower" voyage from Delft Haven, Netherlands, 1620. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century painting

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Free Soil versus slavery conflict in Kansas, 1850s

Free Soil versus slavery conflict in Kansas, 1850s
Kansas Free Soil " peace convention" at Fort Scott, Kansas, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Compromise of 1850 debate in the US Senate

Compromise of 1850 debate in the US Senate
Henry Clay arguing in the US Senate for the Compromise of 1850 to avert civil war. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century painting

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Opening the Erie Canal, 1825

Opening the Erie Canal, 1825
New York Governor Dewitt Clinton on the ceremonial first boat to open the Erie Canal, 1825. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: English colonists in Georgia, 1700s

English colonists in Georgia, 1700s
Early settlers in the swampy wilderness of Georgia Colony. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Battle of Manila Bay, 1898

Battle of Manila Bay, 1898
Admiral George Dewey commanding US fleet in the Battle of Manila Bay, Spanish-American War, 1898. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: United States during the Civil War

United States during the Civil War
Map of the United States 1861 to 1865. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: EXPL2A-00265

EXPL2A-00265
Map of the territory ceded by Mexico to the US after the Mexican-American War, 1848-1853. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Puritan families migrating to Connecticut, 1635

Puritan families migrating to Connecticut, 1635
Colonials traveling to the Connecticut River Valley to settle Wethersfield and Windsor. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Hiding the Connecticut charter in an oak tree, 1687

Hiding the Connecticut charter in an oak tree, 1687
Connecticut colonist hiding the colonys charter in a hollow oak to keep it from Governor Andros, 1687. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: EVNT2A-00011

EVNT2A-00011
British General Edward Braddock marching through wilderness to Fort Duquesne, now Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the French and Indian War, 1755. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: PUSA2A-00004

PUSA2A-00004
Statue of John Carroll, founder of Georgetown University, Washington DC. Digital photograph

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Franklin, Hamilton, and other delegates discussing the Constitution

Franklin, Hamilton, and other delegates discussing the Constitution
Franklin, Hamilton, and others discussing the framing of the US Constitution at a tea party in Philadelphia, 1787. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Sutters Mill, site of the first gold discovery in California

Sutters Mill, site of the first gold discovery in California
Sutters Mill replica on the American River, where the Gold Rush began, Coloma, California. Digital photograph

Background imageAmerican history Collection: U. S. territory gained from Mexico

U. S. territory gained from Mexico
Map of territory acquired by the U.S. from Mexico. Color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: King Charles II granting a charter to Connecticut colonists

King Charles II granting a charter to Connecticut colonists
Colonists discussing the Connecticut charter wih King Charles II. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Mob burning abolitionist Elijah Lovejoys print-shop, Illinois, 1835

Mob burning abolitionist Elijah Lovejoys print-shop, Illinois, 1835
Pro-slavery mob burning the print-shop of abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy, Alton, Illinois, 1835. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Wendell Phillips urging abolition of slavery

Wendell Phillips urging abolition of slavery
Wendell Phillips speaking against slavery on Boston Common, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: PEXP2A-00057

PEXP2A-00057
Johnny Appleseed addressing a preacher among settlers of Ohio Territory. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: PUSA2A-00015

PUSA2A-00015
Myles Standish. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a portrait

Background imageAmerican history Collection: EVNT2A-00002

EVNT2A-00002
General Waynes victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, opening the Ohio Valley for settlers, 1794. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: PREV2A-00049

PREV2A-00049
Alexander Hamilton killed in a duel with Aaron Burr, 1804. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Puritan in the stocks as punishment in Massachusetts, 1600s

Puritan in the stocks as punishment in Massachusetts, 1600s
Puritan offender in the stocks, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Puritan prisoner in the pillory in New England

Puritan prisoner in the pillory in New England
Puritan offender standing in the pillory in a New England seaport, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerican history Collection: Colonists of New Sweden

Colonists of New Sweden
Clothing of Swedish settlers in colonial Delaware, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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