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Background imageAmerica Collection: Singer sewing machine ad, 1890s

Singer sewing machine ad, 1890s
Advertisement for the Singer Automatic sewing machine, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
Portrait of President Abraham Lincoln. Digitally colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: General Lee and General Jackson before Chancellorsville, US Civil War

General Lee and General Jackson before Chancellorsville, US Civil War
Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson conferring before the battle of Chancellorsville, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Union Stockyards entrance, Chicago, 1890s

Union Stockyards entrance, Chicago, 1890s
Entrance to the Union Stockyards, Chicago, 1890s. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background imageAmerica Collection: Viking ship at sea

Viking ship at sea
Norsemen at sea following their raven pilot. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Chicago Worlds Fair, 1893

Chicago Worlds Fair, 1893
Court of Honor and central basin of the Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background imageAmerica Collection: Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards
Evangelist Jonathan Edwards, with his autograph. Digitally colored engraving

Background imageAmerica Collection: Thomas Nast cartoon about Boss Tweed corruption

Thomas Nast cartoon about Boss Tweed corruption
" Who stole the peoples money? Twas him" cartoon about Tammany Hall scandal, 1871. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a Thomas Nast cartoon

Background imageAmerica Collection: Caribbean islands, 1870s

Caribbean islands, 1870s
Map of West Indies and the Caribbean Sea, 1800s. Printed color lithograph

Background imageAmerica Collection: Whaling ship diagram, 1800s

Whaling ship diagram, 1800s
Deck plan and cutaway view of whaling schooner " Amelia" of New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812

Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812
British and American ships engaged in the Battle of Lake Erie, 1813. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: United States in 1860

United States in 1860
United States and territories at the beginning of the Civil War. Printed lithograph map

Background imageAmerica Collection: Nathan Bedford Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest in the Civil War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageAmerica Collection: Battle of Bull Run, US Civil War

Battle of Bull Run, US Civil War
General Stonewall Jackson leading Confederates at the battle of Bull Run, 1861. Printed 19th-century color lithograph reproduction of an illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Pine Tree flag of the American Revolution

Pine Tree flag of the American Revolution
American soldier carrying the Pine Tree flag, Revolutionary War. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a painting by George Maynard

Background imageAmerica Collection: Bunker Hill battle, 1775

Bunker Hill battle, 1775
Battle of Bunker Hill at the outset of the American Revolution, 1775. Hand-colored engraving of a painting by Trumbull

Background imageAmerica Collection: Mormons cutting stone for their temple, Utah

Mormons cutting stone for their temple, Utah
Quarrying stone for the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Lobster boat off the Atlantic coast of Maine and Canada

Lobster boat off the Atlantic coast of Maine and Canada
Lobster fishermen in the Grand Manan Channel between Maine and New Brunswick, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: EVNT2A-00196

EVNT2A-00196
Oliver H. Perrys note proclaiming his Lake Erie victory: " We have met the enemy and they are ours." Woodcut with watercolor wash

Background imageAmerica Collection: Document commissioning John Paul Jones as a US Navy captain

Document commissioning John Paul Jones as a US Navy captain
John Paul Joness commission as captain in the US Navy, from the Congress, 1776. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageAmerica Collection: Mother getting her daughter dressed, early 1900s

Mother getting her daughter dressed, early 1900s
Mother putting on her daughters socks and shoes, a morning ritual, early 1900s. Printed color halftone of Jessie Willcox Smith illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Churning milk to make butter

Churning milk to make butter
Girl working a churn on a spring morning. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Battle of Long Island, New York, Revolutionary War

Battle of Long Island, New York, Revolutionary War
Retreat of American army from Long Island after defeat by the British, 1776. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Joseph Warren on Bunker Hill

Joseph Warren on Bunker Hill
Joseph Warren, American patriot leader at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Hand-colored engraving reproduction of 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: American General Henry Knox

American General Henry Knox
Revolutionary War General Henry Knox with some of his field artillery. Hand-colored engraving of a portrait

Background imageAmerica Collection: Fort Dearborn, on the site of Chicago

Fort Dearborn, on the site of Chicago
Fort Dearborn in 1803, on the south side of the Chicago River. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Thomas Jeffersons Rotunda at the University of Virginia

Thomas Jeffersons Rotunda at the University of Virginia
Rotunda of the University of Virginia, designed by Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville. Digital photograph

Background imageAmerica Collection: Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Oldest Dickinson College building, " Old West" Hall, designed by Benjamin Latrobe, built in 1803 to replace the original college hall, which burned. Digital photograph

Background imageAmerica Collection: Cylinder printing press, 1800s

Cylinder printing press, 1800s
Hoe printing press, showing type locked on the bed and overlays fixed on the cylinder; ink rollers on far right, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Logging in Wisconsin, 1800s

Logging in Wisconsin, 1800s
Hauling logs with a horse-drawn sledge in northern Wisconsin, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Crew of the USS Constitution in battle, War of 1812

Crew of the USS Constitution in battle, War of 1812
Deck of the US frigate " Constitution" engaging in battle with British " Guerriere, " War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: US Navy base at Sackets Harbor, NY, 1814

US Navy base at Sackets Harbor, NY, 1814
Sackets Harbor on Lake Ontario in 1814, a US Naval station in the War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen Poe. Engraved reproduction of a 19th-century daguerrotype

Background imageAmerica Collection: Backyard carnival, 1800s

Backyard carnival, 1800s
Children putting on a circus in the backyarrd, 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: General Meades council of war at Gettysburg

General Meades council of war at Gettysburg
Union generals discuss strategy before the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1863. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Battle of Chancellorsville, 1863

Battle of Chancellorsville, 1863
General Stonewall Jackson leading the Confederates at Chancellorsville, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Battle of Munfordville, Kentucky, Civil War

Battle of Munfordville, Kentucky, Civil War
Confederates charging Union fortifications at Munfordville, Kentucky, 1862. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Battle of the Wilderness, Civil War, 1864

Battle of the Wilderness, Civil War, 1864
Confederates capturing Union breastworks during the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia, 1864. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Plundering a plantation during Shermans March to the Sea

Plundering a plantation during Shermans March to the Sea
Shermans troops foraging on a Georgia plantation, 1864. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Black slave on a sugar plantation

Black slave on a sugar plantation
Slave woman hoeing sugar plants on a plantation in Louisiana, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Irish Brigade memorial on Little Round Top, Gettysburg battlefield

Irish Brigade memorial on Little Round Top, Gettysburg battlefield
Irish wolfhound on the monument to NYs Irish Brigade, Little Round Top, Gettysburg Battlefield. Photograph

Background imageAmerica Collection: George A. Custer

George A. Custer
Major General George Armstrong Custer. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a Matthew Brady photograph

Background imageAmerica Collection: Bronco rider

Bronco rider
Cowboy riding a bronco on the western range. Printed color halftone reproduction of a Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: John Stark in the Revolutionary War

John Stark in the Revolutionary War
American General John Stark overlooking a battlefield. Hand-colored engraving of a painting by Chappel

Background imageAmerica Collection: Chicagos State Street, 1890s

Chicagos State Street, 1890s
Marshall Field & Co. retail store on State Street, downtown Chicago, 1890s. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background imageAmerica Collection: Seaport of Galveston, Texas, 1800s

Seaport of Galveston, Texas, 1800s
Galveston bar and roadstead on the Gulf Coast, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak

George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak
George Eastman, inventor of the Kodak box camera, with his signature. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAmerica Collection: Witchcraft book by Cotton Mather, 1689

Witchcraft book by Cotton Mather, 1689
Cotton Mather, " Memorable Providences Relating to Witchcrafts, " title page, 1689. Halftone reproduction with a watercolor wash



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