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Background imageHardship Collection: Mormons caught in a prairie blizzard en route to Utah

Mormons caught in a prairie blizzard en route to Utah
Mormon hand-cart company struggling across the plains to Salt Lake City. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship 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 imageHardship Collection: EVNT2A-00053

EVNT2A-00053
Marshal Ney bringing the French rear-guard out of Russia with heavy losses, 1812. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th century painting

Background imageHardship Collection: Valley Forge campfire, Revolutionary War

Valley Forge campfire, Revolutionary War
Dispirited American soldiers huddle around a campfire at Valley Forge. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship 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 imageHardship 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 imageHardship Collection: Schwatkas discovery of Franklin expedition grave, 1880

Schwatkas discovery of Franklin expedition grave, 1880
Grave of Franklin Expedition member Lt. John Irving found by Schwatkas American search party in Greenland, 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: BUSN2A-00177

BUSN2A-00177
Native American trappers carrying furs on snowshoes in a forest of the Pacific Northwest Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Reminigton illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: EVRV2D-00199

EVRV2D-00199
Artillery defending the Continental Army winter camp at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Digital photograph

Background imageHardship Collection: EVRV2A-00022

EVRV2A-00022
George Washington marching the Continental Army to Valley Forge winter camp. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Irish children carrying peat to pay for school

Irish children carrying peat to pay for school
Children in western Ireland carrying peat to pay for their schooling, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Winter at Valley Forge, Revolutionary War

Winter at Valley Forge, Revolutionary War
American troops huddle in the cold at Valley Forge during the American Revolution. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Colonial dispute in Rhode Island, 1600s

Colonial dispute in Rhode Island, 1600s
Colonists conflict over cattle at Acquidneck (now Newport), Rhode Island, 1641. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Weetamoo drowning in the Taunton River, 1676

Weetamoo drowning in the Taunton River, 1676
Weetamoo swimming the Mattapoiset River to escape the Tiverton massacre, King Philips War, 1676. Digitally colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Hand-carts on the Mormon Trail to Utah

Hand-carts on the Mormon Trail to Utah
Mormons pulling hand-carts across the plains on the trail to Utah, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Roger Williams escaping to Rhode Island, 1635

Roger Williams escaping to Rhode Island, 1635
Roger Williamss exile from Massachusetts Colony to Rhode Island, 1635. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Starving colonists at Jamestown

Starving colonists at Jamestown
Jamestown colonists dealing out the last kernels of corn during the Starving Time, 1609-1610. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Napoleon invading Poland, 1806

Napoleon invading Poland, 1806
French army marching through Poland in the rain, Napoleonic Wars. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Russian prisoners forced to work in Siberia, 1880s

Russian prisoners forced to work in Siberia, 1880s
Russian convicts returning at night from the mines in Siberia, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Starving peasants begging in Russia, 1890s

Starving peasants begging in Russia, 1890s
Russian peasants near St. Petersburg begging soldiers for bread, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Chilkoot Pass during the Alaska / Klondike Gold Rush

Chilkoot Pass during the Alaska / Klondike Gold Rush
Alaska/Klondike prospectors climbing to the summit of the Chilkoot Pass, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Dogsled traveling to the Alaska Gold Rush, 1898

Dogsled traveling to the Alaska Gold Rush, 1898
Prospectors dogsled in a snowstorm to get to the Klondike goldfields, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Revolutionary War cannon at Valley Forge

Revolutionary War cannon at Valley Forge
Field artillery in snow on a Continental Army redoubt at Valley Forge winter camp, Pennsylvania. Digital photograph

Background imageHardship Collection: Valley Forge visit of Martha Washington, 1777

Valley Forge visit of Martha Washington, 1777
Martha Washington visiting the Continental Army encampment at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Elijah in the wilderness

Elijah in the wilderness
Prophet Elijah fed by birds while hiding in the wilderness. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: HSET2A-00062

HSET2A-00062
Pioneers in snow on the trail over the Rockies, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: HSET2A-00091

HSET2A-00091
Settlers sod house and outbuildings in winter, western prairie, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: HSET2A-00090

HSET2A-00090
Family in a covered wagon at the approach of a prairie storm, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Woman hunting deer in the snow

Woman hunting deer in the snow
Pioneer woman hunting deer in winter to feed her children. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century A.B. Frost illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Settlers preparing their prairie homestead for winter

Settlers preparing their prairie homestead for winter
Banking a prairie farm with sod for the winter in Dakota Territory, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Covered wagons escaping a prairie fire

Covered wagons escaping a prairie fire
Wagon train crossing a stream to escape a prairie fire. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Fort Abraham Lincoln graveyard, North Dakota

Fort Abraham Lincoln graveyard, North Dakota
Graves of soldiers who died of freezing or typhoid at Fort Abraham Lincoln, North Dakota, 1870s. Photograph

Background imageHardship Collection: Tipi in a blizzard

Tipi in a blizzard
Native American tepee in a snowstorm, emitting embers from center smoke-hole. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: NATI2A-00003

NATI2A-00003
Native Americans going to their reservation in a snowstorm, using a horse-drawn travois. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: EXPL2A-00155

EXPL2A-00155
Mistreatment of natives used as slaves by the Spanish in Mexico, 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a 16th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: EXPL2A-00154

EXPL2A-00154
Natives working in the Spanish mines of Mexico. Hand-colored woodcut of a DeBry engraving

Background imageHardship Collection: Starving peasants begging from wealthy Russians, 1890s

Starving peasants begging from wealthy Russians, 1890s
Starving Russian peasants begging from a wealthy couple in the town of Kazan, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Barents Sea ice around the Eira on its first voyage, 1880

Barents Sea ice around the Eira on its first voyage, 1880
Leigh Smiths " Eira" locked in ice during the ships first Arctic voyage off Spitsbergen, 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Russian political prisoners sent to Siberia, 1880s

Russian political prisoners sent to Siberia, 1880s
Russian prisoners marched on a muddy road to exile in Siberia, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: GEUR2A-00055

GEUR2A-00055
Russian peasant women at work, carrying large stones on a litter. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: GEUR2A-00058

GEUR2A-00058
Russian serfs using thatch from their roofs to feed livestock during a famine, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: EXPL2A-00308

EXPL2A-00308
Arctic explorer Robert Peary meeting the Relief Expedition on the Greenland Ice-cap, August 5, 1892. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: EXPL2A-00163

EXPL2A-00163
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca crossing the Great American Desert from Texas to Mexico, early 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: EXPL2A-00153

EXPL2A-00153
Spanish conquistadors using Native American captives to carry burdens. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: EXPL2A-00130

EXPL2A-00130
Exploring a tropical rain forest, such as in Central or South America. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Andersonville POW camp, US Civil War

Andersonville POW camp, US Civil War
Union prisoner shot by a guard at Andersonville, Confederate prison camp in Georgia. Printed color lithograph

Background imageHardship Collection: BUSN2A-00257

BUSN2A-00257
Girl throwing clay to drive out air in a pottery factory, Trenton New Jersey, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHardship Collection: Irish farmers harrowing poor soil, 1800s

Irish farmers harrowing poor soil, 1800s
Irish family harrowing rocky soil on a mountain farm in County Mayo, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration



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