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Background imageCold Collection: Mormons caught in a prairie blizzard en route to Utah

Mormons caught in a prairie blizzard en route to Utah
Mormon hand-cart company struggling across the plains to Salt Lake City. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: EVNT2A-00053

EVNT2A-00053
Marshal Ney bringing the French rear-guard out of Russia with heavy losses, 1812. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th century painting

Background imageCold 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 imageCold Collection: Shackletons Manchurian ponies, Antarctica, 1908

Shackletons Manchurian ponies, Antarctica, 1908
Manchurian ponies used by Shackleton in the Antarctic, 1908-09. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageCold Collection: NATI2A-00009

NATI2A-00009
Innuit family with dog team and sled, . Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Valley Forge campfire, Revolutionary War

Valley Forge campfire, Revolutionary War
Dispirited American soldiers huddle around a campfire at Valley Forge. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Sleighs in the 19th century

Sleighs in the 19th century
Sleigh travel on a road in winter, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Building the railroad to Bismarck, North Dakota, 1870s

Building the railroad to Bismarck, North Dakota, 1870s
Laying railroad track in winter across the Missouri River at Bismarck, North Dakota, 1879. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Dutch skaters on the Zuider Zee, 1800s

Dutch skaters on the Zuider Zee, 1800s
Skaters enjoying a winter Sunday on the Zuider Zee, Dutch island of Marken, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Wolf near a snowy log cabin

Wolf near a snowy log cabin
Wolf loping past a log cabin in the snow. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century A.B. Frost illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Schwatkas discovery of Franklin expedition grave, 1880

Schwatkas discovery of Franklin expedition grave, 1880
Grave of Franklin Expedition member Lt. John Irving found by Schwatkas American search party in Greenland, 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: HSET2A-00128

HSET2A-00128
New England Puritans on their way to church in the snow. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: BUSN2A-00177

BUSN2A-00177
Native American trappers carrying furs on snowshoes in a forest of the Pacific Northwest Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Reminigton illustration

Background imageCold 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 imageCold Collection: EVRV2D-00199

EVRV2D-00199
Artillery defending the Continental Army winter camp at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Digital photograph

Background imageCold Collection: EVRV2A-00022

EVRV2A-00022
George Washington marching the Continental Army to Valley Forge winter camp. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Winter at Valley Forge, Revolutionary War

Winter at Valley Forge, Revolutionary War
American troops huddle in the cold at Valley Forge during the American Revolution. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Colonial dispute in Rhode Island, 1600s

Colonial dispute in Rhode Island, 1600s
Colonists conflict over cattle at Acquidneck (now Newport), Rhode Island, 1641. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: A crowded Boston skating pond, 1800s

A crowded Boston skating pond, 1800s
A skating scene in Boston, Massachusetts, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: HREC2A-00020

HREC2A-00020
Skating on a pond in winter, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Rhode Island natives befriending Roger Williams, 1635

Rhode Island natives befriending Roger Williams, 1635
Roger Williams welcomed by Rhode Island Native Americans, 1635. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Roger Williams escaping to Rhode Island, 1635

Roger Williams escaping to Rhode Island, 1635
Roger Williamss exile from Massachusetts Colony to Rhode Island, 1635. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Ice-skating on the Schuylkill River, 1800s

Ice-skating on the Schuylkill River, 1800s
Skating party on the Schuylkill River near Philadelphia, circa 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Russian prisoners forced to work in Siberia, 1880s

Russian prisoners forced to work in Siberia, 1880s
Russian convicts returning at night from the mines in Siberia, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Starving peasants begging in Russia, 1890s

Starving peasants begging in Russia, 1890s
Russian peasants near St. Petersburg begging soldiers for bread, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Netsilik Inuit entertainment

Netsilik Inuit entertainment
Netsilik Eskimo men in an igloo playing a game, circa 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a sketch by Schwatkas Arctic expedition

Background imageCold Collection: Chilkoot Pass during the Alaska / Klondike Gold Rush

Chilkoot Pass during the Alaska / Klondike Gold Rush
Alaska/Klondike prospectors climbing to the summit of the Chilkoot Pass, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Dogsled traveling to the Alaska Gold Rush, 1898

Dogsled traveling to the Alaska Gold Rush, 1898
Prospectors dogsled in a snowstorm to get to the Klondike goldfields, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Battle of Princeton, 1777

Battle of Princeton, 1777
Battle of Princeton, in which General Mercer met his death, American Revolution, 1777. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Revolutionary War cannon at Valley Forge

Revolutionary War cannon at Valley Forge
Field artillery in snow on a Continental Army redoubt at Valley Forge winter camp, Pennsylvania. Digital photograph

Background imageCold Collection: Valley Forge visit of Martha Washington, 1777

Valley Forge visit of Martha Washington, 1777
Martha Washington visiting the Continental Army encampment at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: General Mercer wounded, Battle of Princeton

General Mercer wounded, Battle of Princeton
General Hugh Mercer mortally wounded in the Battle of Princeton, New Jersey, 1777. Printed color engraving

Background imageCold Collection: PPRE2A-00085

PPRE2A-00085
George Washington on a mission to the Ohio River during the French and Indian War. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: HSET2A-00062

HSET2A-00062
Pioneers in snow on the trail over the Rockies, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: HSET2A-00091

HSET2A-00091
Settlers sod house and outbuildings in winter, western prairie, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Woman hunting deer in the snow

Woman hunting deer in the snow
Pioneer woman hunting deer in winter to feed her children. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century A.B. Frost illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Settlers preparing their prairie homestead for winter

Settlers preparing their prairie homestead for winter
Banking a prairie farm with sod for the winter in Dakota Territory, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold 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 imageCold Collection: Tipi in a blizzard

Tipi in a blizzard
Native American tepee in a snowstorm, emitting embers from center smoke-hole. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: NATI2A-00138

NATI2A-00138
Native American village in winter hills. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: NATI2A-00145

NATI2A-00145
Innuit snow village during seal hunting season, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: HOUS2A-00147

HOUS2A-00147
Neighbors celebrating Christmas Eve with a sleigh ride, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Children sledding after a snowstorm, 1800s

Children sledding after a snowstorm, 1800s
Sledding down a snowy village road, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Starving peasants begging from wealthy Russians, 1890s

Starving peasants begging from wealthy Russians, 1890s
Starving Russian peasants begging from a wealthy couple in the town of Kazan, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: Russian political prisoners sent to Siberia, 1880s

Russian political prisoners sent to Siberia, 1880s
Russian prisoners marched on a muddy road to exile in Siberia, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: GEUR2A-00058

GEUR2A-00058
Russian serfs using thatch from their roofs to feed livestock during a famine, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: EXPL2A-00308

EXPL2A-00308
Arctic explorer Robert Peary meeting the Relief Expedition on the Greenland Ice-cap, August 5, 1892. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCold Collection: PEXP2A-00120

PEXP2A-00120
Roald Amundsen, first to reach the South Pole, fixing position at the pole, 1911. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph



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