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Background imagePioneer 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 imagePioneer 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 imagePioneer Collection: PEXP2D-00013

PEXP2D-00013
Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with their Native American guide Sacagawea. Digital photograph of a bronze statue in Charlottesville Virginia

Background imagePioneer 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 imagePioneer Collection: Mormons cutting stone for their temple, Utah

Mormons cutting stone for their temple, Utah
Quarrying stone for the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer 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 imagePioneer Collection: Churning milk to make butter

Churning milk to make butter
Girl working a churn on a spring morning. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Fort Dearborn, on the site of Chicago

Fort Dearborn, on the site of Chicago
Fort Dearborn in 1803, on the south side of the Chicago River. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: HSET2A-00122

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

Background imagePioneer Collection: Fort Dearborn on the Chicago River, 1812

Fort Dearborn on the Chicago River, 1812
Fort Dearborn on the site of present-day Chicago, 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Leadville, a Colorado boom town, 1870s

Leadville, a Colorado boom town, 1870s
Chestnut Street in Leadville, Colorado, during the mining boom, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Cades Cove log cabin, Tennessee

Cades Cove log cabin, Tennessee
Log cabin of John Oliver, built in the 1820s, Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Tennessee. Photograph

Background imagePioneer 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 imagePioneer Collection: Gunfight in the street of a western town

Gunfight in the street of a western town. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Colonists arrival at Jamestown, Virginia, 1607

Colonists arrival at Jamestown, Virginia, 1607
First settlers building Jamestown, Virginia Colony, 1607. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer 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 imagePioneer Collection: Mountain man in the old west

Mountain man in the old west
Old trapper in the American West, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone
Portrait of Daniel Boone wearing a coonskin cap. Digitally colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Building the railroad to Bismarck, North Dakota, 1870s

Building the railroad to Bismarck, North Dakota, 1870s
Laying railroad track in winter across the Missouri River at Bismarck, North Dakota, 1879. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer 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 imagePioneer Collection: Virginia City, Nevada, 1870s

Virginia City, Nevada, 1870s
Main street of Virginia City, a mining boomtown in Nevada, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Wolf near a snowy log cabin

Wolf near a snowy log cabin
Wolf loping past a log cabin in the snow. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century A.B. Frost illustration

Background imagePioneer 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 imagePioneer Collection: Mormon Trail hand-cart

Mormon Trail hand-cart
Mormon hand-cart replica on the Oregon/Mormon Trail, Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska. Digital photograph

Background imagePioneer Collection: Log cabin in Vermont

Log cabin in Vermont
Hyde log cabin, built in 1783, Grand Isle, Vermont. Photograph

Background imagePioneer Collection: PEXP2A-00092

PEXP2A-00092
Davy Crockett. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Native Americans meet Lewis and Clark at Council Bluffs

Native Americans meet Lewis and Clark at Council Bluffs
Lewis and Clark meeting with Native Americans at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Hand-colored woodcut by Patrick Goss, a member of the expedition

Background imagePioneer Collection: Sheriff removing criminals boots

Sheriff removing criminals boots
Western sheriff arresting law-breakers and making them remove their boots to reduce escapes. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: HSET2A-00007

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

Background imagePioneer 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 imagePioneer Collection: HSET2A-00013

HSET2A-00013
The scout, a frontiersman employed by U.S. Army in the opening of the west. Printed color halftone reproduction of a Frederic Remington illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: BUSN2A-00091

BUSN2A-00091
Mountain men greeting each other: " I took ye for an Injin." Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut of a Frederic Remington Illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: PEXP2A-00057

PEXP2A-00057
Johnny Appleseed addressing a preacher among settlers of Ohio Territory. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: EVNT2A-00002

EVNT2A-00002
General Waynes victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, opening the Ohio Valley for settlers, 1794. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: PEXP2A-00105

PEXP2A-00105
Kit Carson, in his Civil War uniform, as commander of First New Mexico Volunteers. Hand-colored engraving of a photograph taken about 1863

Background imagePioneer Collection: HSET2A-00111

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

Background imagePioneer Collection: HSET2A-00030

HSET2A-00030
Gunman in a western saloon, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: HSET2A-00123

HSET2A-00123
Map of the principal westward trails in the 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Colonial farmers in New Sweden, 1600s

Colonial farmers in New Sweden, 1600s
Swedish settlers harvesting wheat in Delaware, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Colonists of New Sweden

Colonists of New Sweden
Clothing of Swedish settlers in colonial Delaware, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Pioneer Marietta, Ohio, 1780s

Pioneer Marietta, Ohio, 1780s
Beginning of settlement of Marietta, Ohio, in 1788. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer 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 imagePioneer Collection: Women arriving at colonial Jamestown, 1600s

Women arriving at colonial Jamestown, 1600s
Arrival of wives for colonists of Jamestown, Virginia. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Jamestown colonists building homes, 1607

Jamestown colonists building homes, 1607
Colonists building Jamestown in Virginia, 1607. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Jamestown settlement in 1622

Jamestown settlement in 1622
Virginia colonists firing on canoes from Jamestown fort, 1622. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Lord De La Warre welcomed in Jamestown, 1610

Lord De La Warre welcomed in Jamestown, 1610
Arrival of Lord De La Warre to restore order in Virginia Colony, 1610. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Life in colonial Jamestown

Life in colonial Jamestown
Colonists on an old Jamestown street, Virginia Colony, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePioneer Collection: Jamestown colonist building homes

Jamestown colonist building homes
Virginia colonists beginning to build Jamestown, 1608. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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