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Background imageNavy Collection: Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812

Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812
British and American ships engaged in the Battle of Lake Erie, 1813. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Captain Cook killed by Hawaiian natives, 1779

Captain Cook killed by Hawaiian natives, 1779
Death of English explorer Captain James Cook in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), 1779. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a painting

Background imageNavy Collection: Cutaway view of an American warship

Cutaway view of an American warship
Hull of an American man-of-war cut open amidships, showing deck plans and quarters, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Pine Tree flag of the American Revolution

Pine Tree flag of the American Revolution
American soldier carrying the Pine Tree flag, Revolutionary War. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a painting by George Maynard

Background imageNavy Collection: Naval battle between the British and French, 1790s

Naval battle between the British and French, 1790s
British ship " Brunswick" in battle with French navy off the coast of Brittany, late 1700s. Printed color halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: EVNT2A-00196

EVNT2A-00196
Oliver H. Perrys note proclaiming his Lake Erie victory: " We have met the enemy and they are ours." Woodcut with watercolor wash

Background imageNavy Collection: Document commissioning John Paul Jones as a US Navy captain

Document commissioning John Paul Jones as a US Navy captain
John Paul Joness commission as captain in the US Navy, from the Congress, 1776. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageNavy Collection: Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur

Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur
Commodore Stephen Decaturs life saved in a shipboard battle off Algeria. Color lithograph

Background imageNavy Collection: EVNT2A-00079

EVNT2A-00079
USS " Constitution" being towed by the crew in rowboats away from the becalmed British Navy, War of 1812 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Crew of the USS Constitution in battle, War of 1812

Crew of the USS Constitution in battle, War of 1812
Deck of the US frigate " Constitution" engaging in battle with British " Guerriere, " War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: US Navy base at Sackets Harbor, NY, 1814

US Navy base at Sackets Harbor, NY, 1814
Sackets Harbor on Lake Ontario in 1814, a US Naval station in the War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Battleship Maine entering Havana harbor, 1898

Battleship Maine entering Havana harbor, 1898
USS Maine saluting the Spanish flagship upon arrival in Havana harbor, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction

Background imageNavy Collection: Japanese taking Port Arthur, 1894

Japanese taking Port Arthur, 1894
Japanese warships taking Port Arthur, Manchuria, during the Sino-Japanese War, 1894. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: EVCW2A-00109

EVCW2A-00109
Admiral David G. Farragut in the rigging during the Battle of Mobile Bay, 1864, American Civil War. Hand-colored photogravure of a W.H. Overend painting

Background imageNavy Collection: Spanish Armada, 1588

Spanish Armada, 1588
Defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English navy, 1588. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Battle of Manila Bay, 1898

Battle of Manila Bay, 1898
Admiral George Dewey commanding US fleet in the Battle of Manila Bay, Spanish-American War, 1898. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Union gunboats sunk in Galveston Bay, 1863

Union gunboats sunk in Galveston Bay, 1863
Rebel attack on Union gunboats at Galveston, Texas, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Slave-ship hoisting sail, 1800s

Slave-ship hoisting sail, 1800s
African slave-ship hoisting sail upon sighting an English cruiser, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Battleship Maine, 1898

Battleship Maine, 1898
US battleship Maine, just before sailing to Cuba, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photoograph

Background imageNavy Collection: EVNT2A-00047

EVNT2A-00047
Retreat of the Spanish Armada from England in stormy seas, 1588. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Battleship Iowa receiving prisoners, Spanish-American War

Battleship Iowa receiving prisoners, Spanish-American War
Spanish Admiral Cervera y Topete taken aboard the USS Iowa, Battle of Santiago, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: EVNT2A-00086

EVNT2A-00086
USS frigate " Chesapeake" engaging the British ship " Shannon, " War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Naval battle off Puerto Rico, Spanish-American War

Naval battle off Puerto Rico, Spanish-American War
U.S. Navy cruiser " St Paul" shelling Spanish destroyer " Terror" off San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Ships off the Antarctic ice-shelf, 1800s

Ships off the Antarctic ice-shelf, 1800s
Two sailing-ships near the ice-shelf of Antarctica, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: PEXP2A-00015

PEXP2A-00015
Captain James Cook regarding a map. Hand-colored woodcut of a painting

Background imageNavy Collection: Battle of Mobile Bay, Civil War, 1864

Battle of Mobile Bay, Civil War, 1864
Farraguts flagship USS " Hartford" colliding with the ironclad CSS " Tennessee" to secure Mobile Bay, 1864. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: EVNT2A-00048

EVNT2A-00048
British capturing Quebec in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, French and Indian War, 1759. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageNavy Collection: Sullivans Island bombarded by the British, 1776

Sullivans Island bombarded by the British, 1776
American defense of Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island, Charleston SC, 1776. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century F.C. Yohn illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: EVRV2A-00216

EVRV2A-00216
Sea fight between the American ship Bonhomme Richard and the British HMS Serapis, 1779. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: British evacuation of Charleston SC, 1782

British evacuation of Charleston SC, 1782
Charleston, South Carolina, abandoned by the British near the end of the Revolutionary War. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: PNAV2A-00033

PNAV2A-00033
Us Navy squadron commanded by Matthew Perry sailing for Japan, 1852: USS Susquehannah, Saratoga, St Mary s, a supply ship, Plymouth, Perry in rowboat, Mississippi, and Princeton (left to right)

Background imageNavy Collection: PROY2A-00114

PROY2A-00114
Russian defeat of the Swedish flotilla during the Northern War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Lower Mississippi River defenses against Union ships, 1862

Lower Mississippi River defenses against Union ships, 1862
Route of the USS " Brooklyn" past Fort Jackson, Civil War battle of New Orleans, 1862. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: EVCW2A-00045

EVCW2A-00045
Frigate " Merrimac" before and after conversion into an iron-clad Confederate warship. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Hand-colored printed halftone illustration

Hand-colored printed halftone illustration
John Paul Jones in command of the " Ranger" in battle with the British ship " Drake, " American Revolution. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustratioin

Background imageNavy Collection: PNAV2A-00002

PNAV2A-00002
US Navy Commander Oliver Hazard Perry during the Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustratioin

Background imageNavy Collection: US Navy Captain William Bainbridge

US Navy Captain William Bainbridge
William Bainbridge in US Navy uniform, leaning against cannon on deck of ship. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Russian military uniforms, 1900

Russian military uniforms, 1900
Russian soldiers, including Cossacks, dragoons, and sailors, circa 1900. Color lithograph of a contemporary illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: USS Constitution in battle against British ships, War of 1812

USS Constitution in battle against British ships, War of 1812
Deckhands in action on the USS " Constitution" against the " Levant" and Cyane, " War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: War of 1812 naval battle

War of 1812 naval battle
American sailors from the " Frolic" boarding the British ship " Wasp, " War of 1812. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Ship of explorer James Cook, 1700s

Ship of explorer James Cook, 1700s
Captain James Cooks ship " Discovery." Hand-colored woodcut from a drawing by E. W. Cook, R.A

Background imageNavy Collection: Commodore Matthew Perry

Commodore Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry, Commodore, US Navy. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Turkish defeat in the Battle of Lepanto, 1571

Turkish defeat in the Battle of Lepanto, 1571
Defeat of the Turkish fleet by the Holy League under Don Juan of Austria, Battle of Lepanto, 1571. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Wreckage of the battleship Maine in Havana, 1898

Wreckage of the battleship Maine in Havana, 1898
Workers on the midship portion of USS Maine wreckage, Havana, Cuba, 1898. Hand-colored halftone

Background imageNavy Collection: Ottoman Turk soldiers, circa 1900

Ottoman Turk soldiers, circa 1900
Ottoman Turk soldiers and sailors, circa 1900. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Captain Cook landing on a South Pacific island, 1770s

Captain Cook landing on a South Pacific island, 1770s
James Cook landing in the Friendly Islands, greeted by Tonga natives bearing fruit, 1770s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Confederate sharpshooters defending New Orleans, 1862

Confederate sharpshooters defending New Orleans, 1862
Swamp-hunters attacking Union mortar-boats on Mississippi River, Battle of New Orleans, 1862. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNavy Collection: Confederate explosive mines blocking a river, Civil War

Confederate explosive mines blocking a river, Civil War
Barrel torpedo, or mine, used by Confederates to blockade a southern river mouth, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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