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Background imageMerchant Collection: Tower of the Winds in Athens, ancient Greece

Tower of the Winds in Athens, ancient Greece
Tower of the Winds topped by a weathervane of Triton, and with sundials on the outer walls, ancient Athens. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Lighthouse warning a clipper ship of dangerous shores

Lighthouse warning a clipper ship of dangerous shores
Sailing ship passing a lighthouse marking the way to home port, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: South Street docks in New York City, 1870s

South Street docks in New York City, 1870s
Merchant ships unloading along South Street, New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: BUSN2A-00012

BUSN2A-00012
Native Americans exchanging furs for goods at a Hudson Bay Company post. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut of a Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Flintlock pistol used in the fur trade

Flintlock pistol used in the fur trade
Flintlock pistol to be traded at a mountain-man rendezvous reenactment, Fort Mandan, North Dakota. Photograph

Background imageMerchant Collection: Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem
Marketplace in Jerusalem at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Bakers at their trade in the late Middle Ages

Bakers at their trade in the late Middle Ages
Bakers of York, showing their guild ordinances, England, 1590s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Carrack, a merchant ship of the late 1400s

Carrack, a merchant ship of the late 1400s
Armed Genoese carrack, a merchant ship of the 1400s and 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Spanish pirates attacking English merchantmen

Spanish pirates attacking English merchantmen
Spanish ships capturing English ships with supplies for the colonies. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Steering a sailing-ship through stormy seas

Steering a sailing-ship through stormy seas
Sailors at the wheel of a merchant ship in a gale, 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Dutch ships in the Arctic, 1600s

Dutch ships in the Arctic, 1600s
Dutch ships of Henry Hudsons time near Novaya Zemlya, early 1600s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Merchant ship attacked by Chinese pirates

Merchant ship attacked by Chinese pirates
Chinese pirates attacking a European merchant ship, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: BUSN2A-00135

BUSN2A-00135
Dutch East India House in Amsterdam, showing warehouses and shipyard. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageMerchant Collection: Medieval guild seal

Medieval guild seal
Guild merchants seal, Gloucester, England, circa 1200. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageMerchant Collection: EXPL2A-00146

EXPL2A-00146
Marco Polo welcomed at the court of Kublai Khan in China, 1200s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Hamburg, Germany, early 1800s

Hamburg, Germany, early 1800s
Market place in Hamburg, Germany. Hand-colored engraving

Background imageMerchant Collection: Market in the French Quarter of New Orleans, 1870s

Market in the French Quarter of New Orleans, 1870s
Native American and black merchants in a French Quarter market, New Orleans, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Dutch galleons, 1600s

Dutch galleons, 1600s
Dutch traders galleons at sea in the 1600s. Hand colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Roman ship with a rudder

Roman ship with a rudder
Ancient Roman trading ship with an early rudder. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Black Hills gold rush, South Dakota, 1870s

Black Hills gold rush, South Dakota, 1870s
Deadwood City during the Black Hills gold rush, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Denver in the 1870s

Denver in the 1870s
Busy downtown Denver, Colorado, late 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: BUSN2A-00043

BUSN2A-00043
Dutch merchants trading with Native Americans on Manhattan Island, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Pushcarts of fruit vendors in New York City

Pushcarts of fruit vendors in New York City
New York City peddlers chased away by a policeman, circa 1900. Printed color halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Powder horns and musket balls used in the fur trade

Powder horns and musket balls used in the fur trade
Powder horns, musket balls, and other trade items at a mountain-man rendezvous reenactment, Fort Mandan, North Dakota. Photograph

Background imageMerchant Collection: Paris and the river Seine, early 1800s

Paris and the river Seine, early 1800s
Town hall and Pont d Arcole on the River Seine, Paris, before 1850. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century J.M.W. Turner illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Opium Wars in China, 1800s

Opium Wars in China, 1800s
Chinese rioters burning British warehouses during the Second Opium War, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Singapore and Malaysian traders, 1800s

Singapore and Malaysian traders, 1800s
Chinese traders from the Straits Settlement and from Singapore (right), 1800s. Antique hand colored print

Background imageMerchant Collection: PEXP2A-00018

PEXP2A-00018
Venetian explorer Marco Polo. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a mosaic portrait

Background imageMerchant Collection: Traders bartering in the Middle Ages

Traders bartering in the Middle Ages
Medieval merchants bartering and a farmer trading his sheep, 1300s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a miniature

Background imageMerchant Collection: Italian immigrants in New York City, 1890s

Italian immigrants in New York City, 1890s
Mulberry Street, center of the Italian immigrant neighborhood in New York City, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Quincy Market in Boston, 1880s

Quincy Market in Boston, 1880s
Farmers bringing fresh produce to sell at Quincy Market in Boston, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Shops in a medieval French town

Shops in a medieval French town
Apothecary, barber, furrier, and tailor shops along a street in the 1400s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a medieval illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Clergy collecting tax from medieval merchants

Clergy collecting tax from medieval merchants
Tax on markets levied by a member of the clergy, Tournay, France, 1400s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a medieval illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: People in Elizabethan England

People in Elizabethan England
English merchant (left), noble, and a lady-in-waiting for Elizabeth I. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageMerchant Collection: Traders in ancient Israel

Traders in ancient Israel
Wealthy merchants in ancient Israel. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageMerchant Collection: Marketplace of ancient Athens

Marketplace of ancient Athens
Agora, or market area, of ancient Athens, with a backdrop of the Acropolis. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Life in Pompeii before the eruption of Vesuvius

Life in Pompeii before the eruption of Vesuvius
Street in Pompeii in the time of the Roman Empire. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Forum in ancient Rome

Forum in ancient Rome
Busy scene in the Roman Forum under the caesars. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: GMDE2A-00007

GMDE2A-00007
Bedouin messenger racing across the desert on a camel. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: GAFR2A-00012

GAFR2A-00012
Tangier, Morocco, overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Bedouin, Muslim woman, and a messenger in Egypt

Bedouin, Muslim woman, and a messenger in Egypt
Bedouin girl, Muslim woman selling fruit, and a messenger, Egypt. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageMerchant Collection: Insignia of the African Company, 1588

Insignia of the African Company, 1588
African Company arms, incorporated in London in 1588. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 16th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Philadelphia Fish Market, 1850s

Philadelphia Fish Market, 1850s
Fish market on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: American clipper ship

American clipper ship, close-hauled on a wind. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: EXPL2A-00094

EXPL2A-00094
Ships of Marco Polo on the Mediterranean Sea, 1300s. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageMerchant Collection: HSET2A-00104

HSET2A-00104
An underground village of dugouts doing business along the transcontinental railroad, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: Cargo ship at a New York City wharf, 1870s

Cargo ship at a New York City wharf, 1870s
Unloading bananas from a sailing ship, New York City, 1870. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMerchant Collection: BUSN2A-00026

BUSN2A-00026
Native Americans bringing beaver pelts to white traders. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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