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Llustration Collection

Background imageLlustration Collection: First Ferris wheel, Chicago Worlds Fair, 1893

First Ferris wheel, Chicago Worlds Fair, 1893
Ferris wheel -250 feet in diameter, 36 cars - at the Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLlustration Collection: Crowds at the Chicago worlds fair at night

Crowds at the Chicago worlds fair at night
Columbian Exposition visitors strolling along the midway at night, Chicago 1893. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLlustration Collection: People of Lebanon

People of Lebanon
Maronite of Lebanon (left), armed Zeibek, and Christian Lebanese woman. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageLlustration Collection: Ponce, Puerto Rico, 1890s

Ponce, Puerto Rico, 1890s
City and harbor of Ponce, Puerto Rico, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLlustration 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 imageLlustration 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 imageLlustration 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 imageLlustration Collection: Roger Sherman of Connecticut

Roger Sherman of Connecticut
Roger Sherman, a signer of the Declaration, jurist, and senator. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLlustration Collection: Edison phonography ad, 1901

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

Background imageLlustration Collection: GGBR2A-00059

GGBR2A-00059
House of Commons in session during the reign of George II, early 1700s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an 18th-century illustration

Background imageLlustration Collection: GGBR2A-00065

GGBR2A-00065
Oliver Cromwell making his first speech in Parliament, March 2, 1629. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLlustration Collection: GGBR2A-00042

GGBR2A-00042
British House of Commons in 1793 Hand-colored 19th century engraving reproduction of a painting by Karl Anton Hickel

Background imageLlustration Collection: NATI2A-00198

NATI2A-00198
Lanai Lanape family wearing black and white wampum, 1650s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction


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