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Background imageDeath Collection: Captain Cook killed by Hawaiian natives, 1779

Captain Cook killed by Hawaiian natives, 1779
Death of English explorer Captain James Cook in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), 1779. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a painting

Background imageDeath Collection: Death of Hector by Achilles during the Trojan War

Death of Hector by Achilles during the Trojan War
Greek hero Achilles dragging Hectors body behind his chariot in the Trojan wars. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: EVCW2A-00080

EVCW2A-00080
Confederate charge up Little Round Top, held by the 20th Maine Regiment, Battle of Gettysburg, 1863. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Passover ritual as begun in ancient Egypt

Passover ritual as begun in ancient Egypt
Jewish family marking their home with lambs blood for the first Passover. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: EVCW2A-00122

EVCW2A-00122
Confederate General Thomas " Stonewall" Jackson mortally wounded by his own men at the Battle of Chancellorsville, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Deacon Giless Distillery temperance cartoon, 1830s

Deacon Giless Distillery temperance cartoon, 1830s
" Bringing back the rum, " temperance cartoon showing liquor barrels labeled with forms of death, Salem, Massachusetts. Hand-colored woodcut from an 1830s temperance pamphlet

Background imageDeath Collection: Confederate family mourning a fallen son, Civil War

Confederate family mourning a fallen son, Civil War
Southern couple with black servant grieving at a battlefield gravesite, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: PSCI2A-00045

PSCI2A-00045
Arrest of Archimedes, leading to his death. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Egyptian Book of the Dead

Egyptian Book of the Dead
Fragment of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Hand colored printed halftone reproduction of the document

Background imageDeath Collection: EVCW2A-00093

EVCW2A-00093
Cobbs and Kershaws Confederate troops behind a stone wall defending Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1862. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: PANC2A-00060

PANC2A-00060
Alexander the Great discovering the body of Darius, King of Persia. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration by Gustave Dore

Background imageDeath Collection: PREV2A-00049

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

Background imageDeath Collection: Pirate captain hung from the yardarm

Pirate captain hung from the yardarm
The pirate Banister, executed by hanging from the yardarm of a sailing ship. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Bubonic plague in France

Bubonic plague in France
Belzunce amidst plague victims in France, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Terror of people escaping the Chicago Fire, 1871

Terror of people escaping the Chicago Fire, 1871
Terrified citizens fleeing Wells Street during the Chicago Fire, 1871. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Bubonic plague victims

Bubonic plague victims
Victims of the plague. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a Poussin painting

Background imageDeath Collection: San Francisco earthquake and fire, 1906

San Francisco earthquake and fire, 1906
Fire raging in downtown San Francisco after the earthquake of 1906. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an eyewitness illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Stephen stoned to death in 36 AD

Stephen stoned to death in 36 AD
Apostle Stephen stoned to death for preaching Christianity, 36 AD. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Gustave Dore illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Crucifixion of Jesus

Crucifixion of Jesus
Guards gambling for Jesus clothing at the Crucifiction. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Death of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

Death of Joseph and Hyrum Smith
Murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith by a mob in jail in Carthage, Illinois, 1844. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Lazarus raised from the dead

Lazarus raised from the dead
Jesus raising Lazarus from his tomb. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: PPRE2A-00272

PPRE2A-00272
Death of John Quincy Adams in the House of Representatives, 1848. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Angel of Death

Angel of Death
Angel with sickle and stalks of grain, representing Death. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Oxen dying of thirst on a wagon trail

Oxen dying of thirst on a wagon trail
A desperate situation, the death of oxen pulling a covered wagon. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Dutch colony found destroyed by Native Americans, 1640s

Dutch colony found destroyed by Native Americans, 1640s
De Vries finds the ruins of his Dutch settlement in New Netherland, 1640s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: NATI2A-00047

NATI2A-00047
Great mortality amoung the Wampanoags due to smallpox, colonial Massachusetts, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageDeath Collection: PMYT2A-00081

PMYT2A-00081
Dragon-mouth of Hell. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an illustration from a publication in Augsburg, 1473

Background imageDeath Collection: The Flying Dutchman, a ghost ship

The Flying Dutchman, a ghost ship
The legendary " Flying Dutchman, " a phantom ship feared by sailors. Hand-covered woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Colonial gravestone in Boston, Massachusetts

Colonial gravestone in Boston, Massachusetts
Deaths dance on a gravestone in the Old Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Massachusetts. Digital photograph

Background imageDeath Collection: Judge Lynch burning justice, cartoon of 1901

Judge Lynch burning justice, cartoon of 1901
Justice burned, entitled " Judge Lynchs Latest Victim, " 1901. Hand-colored woodcut of a 1901 W.A. Rogers cartoon

Background imageDeath Collection: Mount Pelee destruction in Martinique, 1902

Mount Pelee destruction in Martinique, 1902
Street scene in St. Pierre after the eruption of Mount Pelee, Martinique, 1902. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageDeath Collection: Mount Pelee eruption on Martinique, 1902

Mount Pelee eruption on Martinique, 1902
One of the series of eruptions of Mount Pelee on Martinique, 1902. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageDeath Collection: EXPL2A-00268

EXPL2A-00268
Magellans ships at Mactan, an island in the Philippines, where Magellan was killed in a battle with natives, 1521. Hand-colored 19th-century halftone reproduction of a 16th-century engraving

Background imageDeath Collection: Death of Columbus

Death of Columbus
Death of Christopher Columbus in Spain, 1506. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Lisbon destroyed by earthquake and tsunami, 1755

Lisbon destroyed by earthquake and tsunami, 1755
Earthquake and tidal wave causing destruction of buildings in Lisbon, Portugal, 1755. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Conquistadors battling New World natives

Conquistadors battling New World natives
Battle of Santa Cruz, the first bloodshed in the New World. Color lithograph of a painting by O. Graeff

Background imageDeath Collection: Norse settlers in battle with New World natives

Norse settlers in battle with New World natives
Viking expedition leader Thorwald fatally wounded by natives on the coast of Canada, 1002 AD. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Mass grave for plague victims, Holywell Mount, England, 1665

Mass grave for plague victims, Holywell Mount, England, 1665
Burying dead bodies at Holywell Mount during the Bubonic plague, England, 1665. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: People fleeing London to escape the plague, 1630

People fleeing London to escape the plague, 1630
Flight of townspeople into the countryside to escape the plague in England, 1630. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Black family murdered by the KKK, 1870s

Black family murdered by the KKK, 1870s
Ku Klux Klan members shooting a black family in their cabin, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: KKK murderers visit a black familys cabin, 1800s

KKK murderers visit a black familys cabin, 1800s
Ku Klux Klansmen wrapped in sheets on a murderous raid in a black familys cabin, late 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Grimms Fairy Tales illustration

Grimms Fairy Tales illustration
Death of a Chicken, from a Berlin edition of Grimms Fairy Tales, 1865. Antique hand-colored book illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: The first Passover, in ancient Egypt

The first Passover, in ancient Egypt
Death of Egyptians firstborn children, sparing the enslaved Hebrew children. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Philip of Macedon assassination

Philip of Macedon assassination
Assasination of King Philip of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, 336 BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDeath Collection: Etruscan sarcophagus with a female effigy

Etruscan sarcophagus with a female effigy
Etruscan sarcophagus with a single figure. Printed color halftone reproduction of an early 20th-century photograph

Background imageDeath Collection: Etruscan sarcophagus with male and female effigies

Etruscan sarcophagus with male and female effigies
Etruscan sarcophagus with two figures. Printed color halftone reproduction of an early 20th-century photograph

Background imageDeath 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 imageDeath Collection: Death of Nathan Hale, 1776

Death of Nathan Hale, 1776
Nathan Hale hanged by the British as a spy, 1776. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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