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Background imageGovernment Collection: EVNT2A-00014

EVNT2A-00014
" Liberty Leading the People" by Eugene Delacroix. Printed halftone reproduction of a 19th century painting

Background imageGovernment Collection: Tennis Court Oath, French Revolution, 1789

Tennis Court Oath, French Revolution, 1789
Third Estate pledging solidarity to write a constitution, known as the Tennis Court Oath, French Revolution. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a painting by Couder

Background imageGovernment 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 imageGovernment Collection: Republican Party birthplace, Ripon, Wisconsin

Republican Party birthplace, Ripon, Wisconsin
Little White Schoolhouse, the birthplace of the Republican Party, Ripon, Wisconsin. Photograph

Background imageGovernment Collection: Massachusetts Bay Colony seal

Massachusetts Bay Colony seal
Insignia of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageGovernment Collection: Debating the US Constitution, 1787

Debating the US Constitution, 1787
George Washington presiding over the Constitutional Convention, 1787. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment 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 imageGovernment Collection: Aeropagus debating in ancient Athens

Aeropagus debating in ancient Athens
Gathering of the Areopagus, a deliberative court that met in the open air, ancient Athens. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment 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 imageGovernment 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 imageGovernment Collection: Reconstruction upholding equal rights, 1868

Reconstruction upholding equal rights, 1868
Reconstruction depicted as equal rights reform, 1868. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century Thomas Nast cartoon

Background imageGovernment Collection: Part of the Magna Carta preamble

Part of the Magna Carta preamble
Portion of the Preamble to the Magna Carta. Watercolor wash on a 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an original copy in the British Museum

Background imageGovernment Collection: Opening of Parliament, 1886

Opening of Parliament, 1886
Members of Parliament taking the oath during the opening ceremonies, 1886. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: Thames River in London, mid-1800s

Thames River in London, mid-1800s
Westminster and the Houses of Parliament from the Thames, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: British Viceroy of India entering Delhi, 1902

British Viceroy of India entering Delhi, 1902
Lord Curzon, British Viceroy of India, entering Delhi on an elephant, with Lady Curzon, 1902. Photograph

Background imageGovernment Collection: Passage of the 13th Amendment ending slavery, 1865

Passage of the 13th Amendment ending slavery, 1865
Celebration of the enactment of the 13th Amendment in the House of Representatives, ending slavery, 1865. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: PANC2A-00048

PANC2A-00048
Cicero in the Roman Senate, accusing Catiline of betrayal. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: Compromise of 1850 debate in the US Senate

Compromise of 1850 debate in the US Senate
Henry Clay arguing in the US Senate for the Compromise of 1850 to avert civil war. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century painting

Background imageGovernment Collection: Franklin, Hamilton, and other delegates discussing the Constitution

Franklin, Hamilton, and other delegates discussing the Constitution
Franklin, Hamilton, and others discussing the framing of the US Constitution at a tea party in Philadelphia, 1787. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: Bear Flag of the California Republic

Bear Flag of the California Republic
California Republics " Bear Flag" on a wall in Coloma, California. Digital photograph

Background imageGovernment Collection: Celebrating the end of slavery in Washington DC, 1866

Celebrating the end of slavery in Washington DC, 1866
Celebration of the abolition of slavery in Washington DC, 1866. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: Thomas Nast cartoon about government corruption, 1877

Thomas Nast cartoon about government corruption, 1877
To the victor belong the spoils, a satire on civil service, showing Andrew Jackson statue riding a hog, 1877. Hand-colored woodcut of a Thomas Nast cartoon

Background imageGovernment Collection: PPRE2A-00147

PPRE2A-00147
Cartoon of President Theodore Roosevelt as a muckraker cleaning up the meat scandal. Hand-colored halftone of a 20th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: New Years reception at the White House, 1880s

New Years reception at the White House, 1880s
Diplomats and other New Years visitors received at the White House, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: Plymouth Colony seal

Plymouth Colony seal
First seal of Plymouth Colony. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageGovernment Collection: Jamestown burning during Bacons Rebellion

Jamestown burning during Bacons Rebellion
Bacons rebels burning Jamestown, Virginia, 1676. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: Bacons Rebellion in colonial Virginia

Bacons Rebellion in colonial Virginia
Nathaniel Bacon confronting Governor Berkeley in Jamestown, 1676. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: Lord De La Warre welcomed in Jamestown, 1610

Lord De La Warre welcomed in Jamestown, 1610
Arrival of Lord De La Warre to restore order in Virginia Colony, 1610. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: Coal strike advice for President Theodore Roosevelt, 1902

Coal strike advice for President Theodore Roosevelt, 1902
President Roosevelt discussing the coal strike with J.P. Morgan and Elihu Root, 1902. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 1902 illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: PPRE2A-00140

PPRE2A-00140
Chester Arthur taking the Inaugural Oath at his residence in New York City after President Garfields death, 1881. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: PPRE2A-00146

PPRE2A-00146
Cartoon showing President Andrew Jackson as King Andrew the First. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: PPRE2A-00203

PPRE2A-00203
Admission ticket to the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johson in the Senate, 1868. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of the document

Background imageGovernment Collection: New Netherland surrendered to the English, 1664

New Netherland surrendered to the English, 1664
Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant marching out of New Amsterdam, 1664. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: Dutch turning New Amsterdam over to the English, 1670s

Dutch turning New Amsterdam over to the English, 1670s
Final Dutch surrender of New Netherland to the English, 1674. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: Western US after the Compromise of 1850

Western US after the Compromise of 1850
Map showing the western US territories after the Compromise of 1850. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: Colonial town meeting

Colonial town meeting
Town meeting arguments in colonial America. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: US Senate in session, late 1800s

US Senate in session, late 1800s
U.S. Senate debating legislation in the late 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: Credit Mobilier cartoon during the Grant Administration, 1873

Credit Mobilier cartoon during the Grant Administration, 1873
" Injured innocents" cartoon about participants in the Credit Mobilier scandal. 1873. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: Star Route scandal cartoon, 1881

Star Route scandal cartoon, 1881
Cartoon of a postmaster in the Star Route mail fraud scheme, 1881. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Thomas Nast cartoon

Background imageGovernment Collection: US Congressmen fighting over an issue, early 1800s

US Congressmen fighting over an issue, early 1800s
A fight between US Congressmen who disagree, early 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: Progressive Movement cartoon, early 1900s

Progressive Movement cartoon, early 1900s
Progressive Republicans join old-fashioned Democrats to suprise Uncle Sam, early 1900s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 20th-century iluustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: U. S. Senate chamber, 1890s

U. S. Senate chamber, 1890s
Senate chamber in the US Capitol, 1890s. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background imageGovernment Collection: Pennsylvania colonys seal

Pennsylvania colonys seal
Seal of William Penns colony of " Pennsilvania." Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of the artifact

Background imageGovernment Collection: The Consulate installed to govern France, 1799

The Consulate installed to govern France, 1799
Napoleon, Cambaceres, and Lebrun as Consuls after the French Revolution, Paris, 1799. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: First independent Canadian Parliament session, 1867

First independent Canadian Parliament session, 1867
Opening of the first Parliament of the new Dominion of Canada, 1867. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: King John endorsing the Magna Carta, 1215

King John endorsing the Magna Carta, 1215
King John forced to sign the Magna Carta in England, 1215. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGovernment Collection: Elizabethan lords and a halberdier

Elizabethan lords and a halberdier
Two Peers, in their robes, and a halberdier during Elizabethans reign, 1500s. Color lithograph reproduction

Background imageGovernment Collection: Blacks in South Carolina legislature under Reconstruction

Blacks in South Carolina legislature under Reconstruction
Reconstructed South Carolina legislature, including African-American delegates, passing an appropriations bill, 1873. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration



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