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Colonist Collection

Background imageColonist Collection: Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620

Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620
The " Mayflower" bringing the first colonists to Massachusetts, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageColonist 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 imageColonist 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 imageColonist 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 imageColonist Collection: Colonial Savannah, Georgia, 1700s

Colonial Savannah, Georgia, 1700s
Savannah, Georgia, as established by James Oglethorpe, 1741. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier sketch

Background imageColonist 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 imageColonist 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 imageColonist 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 imageColonist 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 imageColonist 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 imageColonist Collection: Colonial family banished from Puritan Massachusetts, 1600s

Colonial family banished from Puritan Massachusetts, 1600s
Punishing heretics by exiling them from Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageColonist Collection: East Jersey and West Jersey

East Jersey and West Jersey
Map of colonial East and West Jersey, late 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageColonist Collection: Carolina colonist refusing to pay taxes, 1700s

Carolina colonist refusing to pay taxes, 1700s
Tax-collector beaten off by an angry Carolina colonist. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Darley illustration

Background imageColonist Collection: Delaware River waterfront of Philadelphia, 1750s

Delaware River waterfront of Philadelphia, 1750s
Colonial Philadelphias skyline and harbor, 1750s. Hand-colored woodcut of an 18th-century illustration

Background imageColonist Collection: Colonial capitol at Williamsburg, Virginia

Colonial capitol at Williamsburg, Virginia
The old colonial capitol at Williamsburg, Virginia, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageColonist Collection: Oglethorpe and Tomo-chichi becoming friends in colonial Georgia

Oglethorpe and Tomo-chichi becoming friends in colonial Georgia
Tomo-chichi offering furs to James Olglethorpe, Georgia Colony. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageColonist 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 imageColonist 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 imageColonist 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 imageColonist 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 imageColonist Collection: EVRV2A-00182

EVRV2A-00182
British army marching in formation up Breeds Hill in the Battle of Bunker Hill, American Revolution, 1775 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background imageColonist Collection: PBLA2D-00010

PBLA2D-00010
Quill pen in the hand of the Phyllis Wheatley statue, Boston Womens Memorial. Digital photograph

Background imageColonist Collection: PUSA2A-00033

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

Background imageColonist Collection: Colonists arrival at Jamestown, Virginia, 1607

Colonists arrival at Jamestown, Virginia, 1607
First settlers building Jamestown, Virginia Colony, 1607. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageColonist Collection: New York City map, 1767

New York City map, 1767
Map of New York City in 1767. Hand-colored woodcut of an 18th-century illustration

Background imageColonist Collection: Colonial classroom in New England, 1600s

Colonial classroom in New England, 1600s
Early schoolroom in colonial New England. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageColonist 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 imageColonist Collection: Native American seeing the Mayflower arrive

Native American seeing the Mayflower arrive
Native American seeing the arrival of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustratioin

Background imageColonist Collection: New Amsterdam canal, 1600s

New Amsterdam canal, 1600s
Dutch colonists using the canal in Broad Street, New Amsterdam, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageColonist Collection: Swedish colonists on the Delaware River

Swedish colonists on the Delaware River
Swedes Church and house of Sven Sener on the Delaware River, colonial Pennsylvania. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageColonist Collection: California under Mexican rule, 1800s

California under Mexican rule, 1800s
Map of Alta California under Mexican government, early 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageColonist 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 imageColonist 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 imageColonist 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 imageColonist Collection: EVRV2A-00163

EVRV2A-00163
William Prescott in command of American Minutemen defending Bunker Hill, 1775. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century F.C. Yohn illustration

Background imageColonist Collection: Cecil Rhodes in South Africa, 1900

Cecil Rhodes in South Africa, 1900
Cecil John Rhodes, British colonial administrator, on his verandah near Cape Town, South Africa, c. 1900. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageColonist Collection: Plymouth Colony in 1622

Plymouth Colony in 1622
The tiny settlement of Pilgrims at Plymouth by 1622. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageColonist Collection: New London, Connecticut, 1776

New London, Connecticut, 1776
Seaport of New London, Connecticut in 1776. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a contemporary sketch

Background imageColonist Collection: Dutch colonists in early New Amsterdam

Dutch colonists in early New Amsterdam
Dutch settlers outdoors along the Battery, New Amsterdam, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageColonist Collection: Colonial sawmill, Virginia, 1600s

Colonial sawmill, Virginia, 1600s
Water-powered sawmill used in Jamestown Colony before 1650. Hand-colored woodcut from " Virginia Truly Valued" by Edward Williams, 1650

Background imageColonist Collection: Philadelphia colonist reading in the old library, 1700s

Philadelphia colonist reading in the old library, 1700s
Colonial book-worm in the old Philadelphia library, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageColonist Collection: Drying and salting fish in colonial Maine

Drying and salting fish in colonial Maine
First settlers of Maine drying and salting fish on the Atlantic shore. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageColonist 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 imageColonist 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 imageColonist 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 imageColonist Collection: HSET2A-00054

HSET2A-00054
New England colonial couple in farmhouse dooryard, late 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageColonist Collection: EVRV2A-00074

EVRV2A-00074
American Declaration of Independence, 1776. Watercolor wash over a 19th century woodcut reproduction of the document

Background imageColonist Collection: Star-spangled banner, the 15-star US flag

Star-spangled banner, the 15-star US flag
Fifteen-star US flag (1794-1819) over Fort Moultrie, Charleston, South Carolina. Digital photograph



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