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Homesteader Collection

Background imageHomesteader 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 imageHomesteader Collection: Oklahoma Territory opened to settlers, 1891

Oklahoma Territory opened to settlers, 1891
Homesteaders charge at the start signal, western Oklahoma Land Rush, 1891. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: HSET2A-00122

HSET2A-00122
Pioneer clearing land around his log cabin. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Pioneer family on the Oregon Trail

Pioneer family on the Oregon Trail
Covered wagon of a homesteader family heading west with their belongings. Hand-colored engraving combined with a photograph

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Free Soil versus slavery conflict in Kansas, 1850s

Free Soil versus slavery conflict in Kansas, 1850s
Kansas Free Soil " peace convention" at Fort Scott, Kansas, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Oregon Trail pioneers passing Chimney Rock

Oregon Trail pioneers passing Chimney Rock
Covered wagons passing Chimney Rock, a landmark on the Oregon Trail, Nebraska. Hand-colored woodcut combined with a photograph of Chimney Rock

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Putting in seed on a bonanza farm, 1800s

Putting in seed on a bonanza farm, 1800s
Seeding grain on a bonanza farm, North Dakota, early 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Pro-slavery poster in Kansas, 1850s

Pro-slavery poster in Kansas, 1850s
Kansas poster calling for homesteaders to rally under pro-slavery governor Charles Robinson, 1850s. Printed color reproduction of a document

Background imageHomesteader Collection: HSET2A-00007

HSET2A-00007
Families in covered wagons crossing the plains. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: HSET2A-00111

HSET2A-00111
Wagon train of pioneers moving west, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Oregon Trail wagons camping for the night

Oregon Trail wagons camping for the night
Pioneers camp at sunset along the Oregon Trail, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Settlers plumping mill for grinding corn

Settlers plumping mill for grinding corn
Frontier settlers plumping mill for grinding corn. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader 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 imageHomesteader Collection: Covered wagons crossing the Rocky Mountains

Covered wagons crossing the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: HSET2A-00003

HSET2A-00003
Sod house of a homesteader family on the Great Plains, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Covered wagon on the prairie

Covered wagon on the prairie
A " prairie schooner" heading west. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Oregon Trail pioneers on the Great Plains

Oregon Trail pioneers on the Great Plains
Families in covered wagons crossing the plains. Hand-colored engraving combined with photo of western Nebraska

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Dugout home covered with prairie sod

Dugout home covered with prairie sod
A dugout covered with sod, home of a prairie homesteader, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Sod home of a pioneer family on the plains

Sod home of a pioneer family on the plains
Prairie homestead family preparing for winter at their sod home. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader 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 imageHomesteader Collection: Homestead in Dakota Territory, 1800s

Homestead in Dakota Territory, 1800s
Homesteaders cabins marking their claims in the Red River Valley, North Dakota, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Oklahoma City settlement during the Land Rush, 1889

Oklahoma City settlement during the Land Rush, 1889
Founding of Oklahoma City during the land rush of 1889. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Pioneer Life and Frontier Adventures

Pioneer Life and Frontier Adventures
Book cover, " Pioneer Life and Frontier Adventures, " by D.C. Peters, Boston, 1880s. Printed color lithograph

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Santa Fe Trail pioneers

Santa Fe Trail pioneers around a campfire on their way southwest. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Family in a covered wgon

Family in a covered wgon
Family with many children traveling in a covered wagon. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: HSET2A-00062

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

Background imageHomesteader Collection: HSET2A-00069

HSET2A-00069
A pioneer familys sod house on the Kansas plains, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: HSET2A-00110

HSET2A-00110
Early settlers of North America clearing land for homes. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: HSET2A-00106

HSET2A-00106
Frontier mother fighting a wolf in a log cabin. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: HSET2A-00091

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

Background imageHomesteader 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 imageHomesteader Collection: Wagon train bound for Texas

Wagon train bound for Texas
Wagon train of settlers leaving for Texas, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Covered wagons on the Oregon Trail in western Nebraska

Covered wagons on the Oregon Trail in western Nebraska
Covered wagons nearing the junction of the forks of the Platte River in Nebraska. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Covered wagons crossing the mountains

Covered wagons crossing the mountains
Covered wagons crossing the Sierra Nevada mountains into California. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader 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 imageHomesteader Collection: Sunrise on the Oregon Trail

Sunrise on the Oregon Trail
Covered wagons near the North Platte River in Nebraska. Hand-colored woodcut combined with a photograph of an Oregon Trail landscape

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Sod barn of a prairie homestead

Sod barn of a prairie homestead
Barn made of sod on the Kansas prairie. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Homesteaders in the Rocky Mountains

Homesteaders in the Rocky Mountains
Pioneer familys homestead in the far west. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader 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 imageHomesteader Collection: Wagon train scouts signal location of a water hole

Wagon train scouts signal location of a water hole
Scout signaling to a wagon train that water is found. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Mormons with a hand-cart on the trail to Utah

Mormons with a hand-cart on the trail to Utah
Mormons using a hand-cart across the plains to Utah, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Sioux Reservatioin opened to white settlers, 1890

Sioux Reservatioin opened to white settlers, 1890
New settlers homesteading on the Sioux Reservation, South Dakota, 1890. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Neighbors sharing farm work on the Great Plains

Neighbors sharing farm work on the Great Plains
Prairie settlers helping a neighbor with his farm work, circa 1900. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageHomesteader Collection: HSET2A-00037

HSET2A-00037
Homesteader plowing a western prairie, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: Guthrie, Oklahoma, opened to settlers, 1889

Guthrie, Oklahoma, opened to settlers, 1889
Settlers claiming lots in Guthrie, Oklahoma, 20 minutes after the first train arrived, 1889. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: HSET2A-00045

HSET2A-00045
Settlers emigrating by train to the West, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: HSET2A-00015

HSET2A-00015
Wagon train in a snowstorm on the Great Plains, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHomesteader Collection: HSET2A-00021

HSET2A-00021
California migrants last camp on the plains before heading over the Rockies, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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