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Background imageCargo 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 imageCargo Collection: Marietta on the Ohio River, 1870s

Marietta on the Ohio River, 1870s
Steamboats on the Ohio River at Marietta, Ohio, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Erie Canal barge at Troy, New York

Erie Canal barge at Troy, New York
Barge on the Erie Canal at West Troy, New York, in the late 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: South Street docks in New York City, 1870s

South Street docks in New York City, 1870s
Merchant ships unloading along South Street, New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Erie Canal locks

Erie Canal locks
Boat in the Erie Canal locks at Lockport, New York, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Riverboats at Shreveport, Louisiana, 1870s

Riverboats at Shreveport, Louisiana, 1870s
Stevedores loading barrels at the Red River levee at Shreveport, Louisiana, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Baltimore in the 1870s

Baltimore in the 1870s
Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland, looking from Federal Hill, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo 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 imageCargo Collection: Slave-ship diagram showing Africans packed on deck

Slave-ship diagram showing Africans packed on deck
Deck plan of a slave ship, showing how captured Africans were arranged as cargo, 1700s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Cotton loaded on steamboats by black slaves, New Orleans

Cotton loaded on steamboats by black slaves, New Orleans
Slaves loading cotton bales on riverboats at the New Orleans levee, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Ohio River at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860s

Ohio River at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860s
Riverboats loading at the Ohio River levee in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Towing Erie Canal barges on the Hudson River

Towing Erie Canal barges on the Hudson River
Erie Canal grain-boats towed down the Hudson River to New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Lake Erie grain boat in a snowstorm

Lake Erie grain boat in a snowstorm
Steamship carrying grain on Lake Erie in a snowstorm, headed for Buffalo, New York, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Wall Streets Tontine Coffee House in the late 1700s

Wall Streets Tontine Coffee House in the late 1700s
Tontine Coffee House, corner of Water and Wall Street, meeting-place of New York brokers who formed the NY Stock Exchange. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Cotton wharf in Charleston SC, 1870s

Cotton wharf in Charleston SC, 1870s
Black stevedores loading bales on the cotton wharf in Charleston, South Carolina, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Chicago lumber wharves, 1880s

Chicago lumber wharves, 1880s
Lumber district of Chicago, viewed from the West Side Waterworks, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Chicago grain elevators loading ships, 1870s

Chicago grain elevators loading ships, 1870s
Grain loaded in Chicago on ships bound for the Erie Canal, 1870s. Hand colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Baltimore harbor, 1850s

Baltimore harbor, 1850s
City and seaport of Baltimore, Maryland, 1850s Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: New Orleans in 1718

New Orleans in 1718
French colonial port of New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1718. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Buffalo Bayou, which became the Houston Ship Canal, 1870s

Buffalo Bayou, which became the Houston Ship Canal, 1870s
Steamboat loading cotton on Buffalo Bayou, connected to the Gulf of Mexico, Houston, Texas, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Grain barges leaving Chicago for the Erie Canal

Grain barges leaving Chicago for the Erie Canal
Barges loaded with grain from Chicago bound for the Erie Canal, under tow on Lake Michigan, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Ships entering the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico, 1700s

Ships entering the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico, 1700s
Sailing ships at the mouth of the Mississippi River in the late 1700s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Fishing boats unloading in London, 1800s

Fishing boats unloading in London, 1800s
Landing fish at Billingsgate Market, London, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Busy New Orleans waterfront, late 1800s

Busy New Orleans waterfront, late 1800s
Steamboats and barges on the Mississippi River at New Orleans, circa 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Barges towed by steam power on the Erie Canal

Barges towed by steam power on the Erie Canal
Steam-powered canal-boat towing a barge on the Erie Canal, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Mississippi River flatboat

Mississippi River flatboat
Flatboat hauling cargo down the Mississippi River, early 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Boats on the lower Mississippi River, 1850s

Boats on the lower Mississippi River, 1850s
Steamboats and a raft passing a sugar plantation on the Mississippi River, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Pittsburgh from the Ohio River, 1880s

Pittsburgh from the Ohio River, 1880s
Steel mills darken the sky over Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Steamboat taking on cargo, Mississippi river, 1800s

Steamboat taking on cargo, Mississippi river, 1800s
Mississippi steamboat loading cattle and corn, New Madrid, Missouri, circa 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Cotton bales on a river boat, 1800s

Cotton bales on a river boat, 1800s
Steam-driven boat loaded with bales of cotton, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Cotton bale loaded on a boat in New Orleans, 1800s

Cotton bale loaded on a boat in New Orleans, 1800s
Young African-American stevedore loading cotton onto a steamboat at New Orleans, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Mules towing a barge on the Erie Canal

Mules towing a barge on the Erie Canal
Grain-boat towed by a mule team on the Erie Canal, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Pack horses in the Rocky Mountains, 1800s

Pack horses in the Rocky Mountains, 1800s
Pack train carrying supplies or furs over the Rockies, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: New Orleans docks under electric lights, 1880s

New Orleans docks under electric lights, 1880s
Levee at night illuminated for the first time with electric lights, New Orleans, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Sault Sainte Marie Canal, US / Canada border, 1880s

Sault Sainte Marie Canal, US / Canada border, 1880s
Ships entering Sault Sainte Marie Canal connecting Lakes Superior and Huron on the US/Canada border, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Clipper ship loading supplies for the California gold fields

Clipper ship loading supplies for the California gold fields
Clipper ship R.B. Forbes in Boston, taking on cargo for California, 1851. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Sampling the Maryland oyster catch, 1800s

Sampling the Maryland oyster catch, 1800s
Oyster buyer tasting a sample on the dock in Baltimore, Maryland, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illusttration

Background imageCargo Collection: BUSN2A-00182

BUSN2A-00182
Salmon cannery on the Pacific coast at Astoria, Oregon, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Young Lincoln working on a river barge

Young Lincoln working on a river barge
Young Abe Lincoln as a flatboatman on the Ohio River. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Cargo ship at a New York City wharf, 1870s

Cargo ship at a New York City wharf, 1870s
Unloading bananas from a sailing ship, New York City, 1870. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: BUSN2A-00156

BUSN2A-00156
A big load of logs on a skidder in Michigan, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageCargo Collection: Iroquois with his ox-drawn timber cargo

Iroquois with his ox-drawn timber cargo
Iroquois man transporting cut timber by ox-drawn sledge, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Fish market at a Norwegian port, 1880s

Fish market at a Norwegian port, 1880s
Fishermen selling their fresh cod in Bergen, Norway, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Timber ready to be shipped on the St Lawrence, 1850s

Timber ready to be shipped on the St Lawrence, 1850s
Timber depot on the St Lawrence River near Quebec City, 1850s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: BUSN2A-00075

BUSN2A-00075
Trade caravans on the Silk Road, the great highway of Central Asia. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Canal pilot on the Erie Canal

Canal pilot on the Erie Canal
" Buffalo Jack, " a canal-boat pilot on the Erie Canal, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: EVRV2A-00037

EVRV2A-00037
Colonials destroy British cargo of tea in Boston harbor, December 16, 1773, known as the Boston Tea Party. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: EVRV2A-00062

EVRV2A-00062
Boston Tea Party, a protest against British taxes before the American Revolution, 1773. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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