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Background imageDrawing Collection: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian columns

Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian columns
Classical styles of columns - Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian architecture. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Cutaway view of an American warship

Cutaway view of an American warship
Hull of an American man-of-war cut open amidships, showing deck plans and quarters, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Chickens and other poultry

Chickens and other poultry
Domestic poultry. Color lithograph, 19th century

Background imageDrawing Collection: Uintathere, an extinct rhinocerus of North America

Uintathere, an extinct rhinocerus of North America
Extinct species of rhinocerus, Uintathere, ancient Wyoming and Utah. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an 1890s Charles Knight illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Sugar beet

Sugar beet
Ad for Lanes Improved Imperial Sugar Beet, B.K. Bliss & Sons, New York, 1872. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing 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 imageDrawing Collection: PSCI2A-00073

PSCI2A-00073
Greek astronomer Hipparchus mapping the stars over Alexandria, ancient Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: AGRI2A-00109

AGRI2A-00109
Sweet potato plant, a tropical vine with an edible tuberous root. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Steam engine of James Watt

Steam engine of James Watt
Schematic drawing of James Watts steam engine. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: American buffalo

American buffalo
Bison, or American buffalo. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Human evolution as described in the 1870s

Human evolution as described in the 1870s
Theory of the " descent of man" as illustrated in the 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Morses telegraph

Morses telegraph
Diagrams of Morses telegraph apparatus, key, and register. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Joseph Henrys electromagnetic telegraph, 1832

Joseph Henrys electromagnetic telegraph, 1832
Joseph Henrys signal telegraph apparatus, the first electromagnetic telegraph, 1832. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Poppy flower, root, and seed pod

Poppy flower, root, and seed pods. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Elothere, an extinct hog of North America

Elothere, an extinct hog of North America
Extinct species of giant pig, Elothere, of ancient South Dakota. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an 1890s Charles Knight illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Titanothere, an extinct rhinocerus of North America

Titanothere, an extinct rhinocerus of North America
Extinct species of rhinocerus, Titanothere, ancient South Dakota. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an 1890s Charles Knight illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Leonardo da Vinci sketch for a siege machine

Leonardo da Vinci sketch for a siege machine
Military machine for firing arrows with a crossbow, designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Woodcut with a watercolor wash

Background imageDrawing Collection: Leonardo da Vinci drawing of a canal dredge

Leonardo da Vinci drawing of a canal dredge
Leonardo da Vincis drawing of a device for excavating a canal. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageDrawing Collection: EXPL2A-00269

EXPL2A-00269
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark expedition losing notes and specimens in a canoe accident on the upper Missouri River. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of sketch by Patrick Goss

Background imageDrawing Collection: Mariana Islands in the Pacific discovered by Magellan, 1521

Mariana Islands in the Pacific discovered by Magellan, 1521
The Ladrones, later called the Marianas, and a native outrigger drawn by Pigafetta on the Magellan expedition, 1521. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 16th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Cotton plant

Cotton plant. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Westinghouse light bulb ad, 1886

Westinghouse light bulb ad, 1886
Westinghouse Electric Companys 16 candle-power incandescent lamp, advertisement, 1886. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Some large mammals

Some large mammals
Some wild animals of the world. Lithograph reproduction of 19th-century illustrations

Background imageDrawing Collection: PSCI2A-00061

PSCI2A-00061
Keplers mechanism of his early (incorrect ) theory of planetary orbits. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Edison phonography ad, 1901

Edison phonography ad, 1901
Advertisement for Edison phonographs and records, National Phonograph Co. 1901. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageDrawing Collection: Wooly mammoth

Wooly mammoth. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Protoceras, an extinct mammal of North America

Protoceras, an extinct mammal of North America
Extinct species of pronghorn, Protoceras, ancient South Dakota Black Hills. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an 1890s Charles Knight illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: PPRE2A-00070

PPRE2A-00070
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt when a Rough Rider, 1890s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century sketch by Charles Dana Gibson

Background imageDrawing Collection: St. Bartholomews Day Massacre of French Huguenots, 1572

St. Bartholomews Day Massacre of French Huguenots, 1572
Assassination of Coligny and other Huguenots on Saint Bartholomews Day, Paris, 1572. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: AGRI2A-00123

AGRI2A-00123
Coffee tree leaves, flowers, and fruit. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Beach plums

Beach plums. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Strawberries

Strawberries
Strawberry, Forest Rose variety. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Raspberries

Raspberries, the Cuthbert variety, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Household servants sharing a laugh, 1900

Household servants sharing a laugh, 1900
Servants imitating the lady of the house, circa 1900. Hand-colored woodcut of a Charles Dana Gibson illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: EXPL2A-00167

EXPL2A-00167
William Clarks sketch of Flathead Indians in his diary of the Lewis and Clark expedition, 1804-1806 Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century photograph of Clarks handwritten page

Background imageDrawing Collection: PART2A-00016

PART2A-00016
Gentlemens toast to " The Queen, " England, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Charles Dana Gibson illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: EVCW2A-00140

EVCW2A-00140
Confederate ironclad " Merrimac, " from a sketch made the day before the battle with Union " Monitor, " 1862. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Primates and other mammals

Primates and other mammals
Some wild animals of the world. Lithograph reproduction of 19th-century illustrations

Background imageDrawing Collection: Quetzal, toucan, and other tropical birds

Quetzal, toucan, and other tropical birds
Quetzal (right), toucans, and other tropical birds. Color lithograph, 19th century

Background imageDrawing Collection: Birds of prey

Birds of prey
Raptors - eagle, owls, a condor (right) and other birds of prey. Color lithograph, 19th century

Background imageDrawing Collection: Atlantic codfish

Atlantic codfish
Cod specimen collected at Eastport, Maine, by the US Fish Commission, 1872. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Galapagos tortoises

Galapagos tortoises. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: PSCI2A-00119

PSCI2A-00119
Coin-operated urn designed by Hero of ancient Alexandria, first century AD. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: Heros steam engine

Heros steam engine
Steam-engine of Hero of Alexandria, first century AD. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: PSCI2A-00063

PSCI2A-00063
Ancient Greek aeolipile, or steam-engine, as designed by Hero of Alexandria. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut of an illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: EVNT2A-00306

EVNT2A-00306
Relative size of the American and English fleets at the start of the War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDrawing Collection: PART2A-00063

PART2A-00063
Leonardo da Vincis backward handwriting on his design for a lamp using a globe filled with water. 19th-century woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageDrawing Collection: PLIT2A-00197

PLIT2A-00197
Percy Bysshe Shelley. Hand-colored woodcut from a portrait by Miss Curran



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