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Economy Collection

Background imageEconomy Collection: Cartoon protesting Jeffersons trade embargo, 1807

Cartoon protesting Jeffersons trade embargo, 1807
Cartoon protesting the Embargo Act passed by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEconomy Collection: Cuba becoming a market for US goods, 1903

Cuba becoming a market for US goods, 1903
Cuba addressing Uncle Sam, " I come to buy, not beg, sir, " 1903. Hand-colored woodcut of a W.A. Rogers cartoon

Background imageEconomy Collection: Labor strike, late 1800s

Labor strike, late 1800s
Striking workers on parade in the U.S. late 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEconomy Collection: Wall Street crash in 1884

Wall Street crash in 1884
Financial panic on Wall Street, May 14, 1884. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEconomy Collection: Stock ticker telegraph, NYSE, 1880s

Stock ticker telegraph, NYSE, 1880s
Broker reading the stock ticker at the New York Stock Exchange, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEconomy Collection: EVNT2A-00009

EVNT2A-00009
British ships blockading Chesapeake Bay at the outset of the War of 1812. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th century illustration

Background imageEconomy Collection: BUSN2A-00232

BUSN2A-00232
Main room of a bank vault with walls of safe-deposit boxes, 1890s. Hand colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEconomy Collection: BUSN2A-00235

BUSN2A-00235
The United States Bank in Philadelphia, circa 1830. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageEconomy Collection: New York financial district during a crisis, 1800s

New York financial district during a crisis, 1800s
Financial panic on Wall Street, late 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEconomy Collection: BUSN2A-00246

BUSN2A-00246
Reporter interviewing people in the financial district, New York City, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEconomy Collection: EVCW2A-00020

EVCW2A-00020
Confederate blockade runner dodging a Union cruiser, US Civil War. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageEconomy Collection: BUSN2A-00195

BUSN2A-00195
Depositors making a run on a bank during a financial panic in the 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageEconomy Collection: BUSN2A-00169

BUSN2A-00169
Pandemonium in the New York Gold Room on Black Friday, September 24, 1869. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th century illustration


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