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Background imagePort Collection: Bay of Naples, Italy, 1800s

Bay of Naples, Italy, 1800s
Bay of Naples in the mid-1800s. Color lithograph of a 19th-century Samuel Read illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Colonial Savannah, Georgia, 1700s

Colonial Savannah, Georgia, 1700s
Savannah, Georgia, as established by James Oglethorpe, 1741. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier sketch

Background imagePort 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 imagePort Collection: Brooklyn Bridge when newly opened, 1883

Brooklyn Bridge when newly opened, 1883
Brooklyn Bridge over the East River, looking toward Manhattan, 1883. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort 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 imagePort Collection: Rock of Gibraltar in the British Empire

Rock of Gibraltar in the British Empire
British troops occupying Gibraltar, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Baltimore in the 1870s

Baltimore in the 1870s
Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland, looking from Federal Hill, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Seaport of Galveston, Texas, 1800s

Seaport of Galveston, Texas, 1800s
Galveston bar and roadstead on the Gulf Coast, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Yacht club in Newport, Rhode Island, 1880s

Yacht club in Newport, Rhode Island, 1880s
Clubhouse of the New York Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: New York harbor, 1850s

New York harbor, 1850s
New York City, viewed from Brooklyn, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Ancient Phoenician traders in port

Ancient Phoenician traders in port
Phoenician sailors trading goods in an ancient Mediterranean seaport. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Hawaiians in the mid-1800s

Hawaiians in the mid-1800s
Diamond Head and Waikiki in the Hawaiian Islands, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Cotton loaded on steamboats by black slaves, New Orleans

Cotton loaded on steamboats by black slaves, New Orleans
Slaves loading cotton bales on riverboats at the New Orleans levee, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Ohio River at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860s

Ohio River at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860s
Riverboats loading at the Ohio River levee in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Men going ashore from a sailing ship

Men going ashore from a sailing ship
Shore party descending into a rowboat from the stern of a sailing ship, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: New Amsterdam canal, 1600s

New Amsterdam canal, 1600s
Dutch colonists using the canal in Broad Street, New Amsterdam, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Pharos, the lighthouse of ancient Alexandria

Pharos, the lighthouse of ancient Alexandria
Harbor and lighthouse of ancient Alexandria, a great center of Hellenistic culture and trade. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort 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 imagePort Collection: New London, Connecticut, 1776

New London, Connecticut, 1776
Seaport of New London, Connecticut in 1776. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a contemporary sketch

Background imagePort Collection: Wall Streets Tontine Coffee House in the late 1700s

Wall Streets Tontine Coffee House in the late 1700s
Tontine Coffee House, corner of Water and Wall Street, meeting-place of New York brokers who formed the NY Stock Exchange. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Immigrant waiting-room at Ellis Island, circa 1900

Immigrant waiting-room at Ellis Island, circa 1900
Detained immigrants waiting, Ellis Island, New York, late 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Dutch colonists in early New Amsterdam

Dutch colonists in early New Amsterdam
Dutch settlers outdoors along the Battery, New Amsterdam, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imagePort 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 imagePort Collection: Golden Tower of Seville, Spain

Golden Tower of Seville, Spain, landing place of treasure from the New World, view in the 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Drying and salting fish in colonial Maine

Drying and salting fish in colonial Maine
First settlers of Maine drying and salting fish on the Atlantic shore. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: BUSN2A-00135

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

Background imagePort Collection: Thames River in London, mid-1800s

Thames River in London, mid-1800s
Westminster and the Houses of Parliament from the Thames, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Busy Seattle harbor, circa 1890

Busy Seattle harbor, circa 1890
Bird s-eye view of Seattle, Washington Territory, circa 1890. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Sydney, Australia, 1850s

Sydney, Australia, 1850s
Port of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, in the 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Erie Canal boats wintering in New York harbor

Erie Canal boats wintering in New York harbor
Erie Canal boats anchored for the winter at the East River docks, New York City, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Erie Canal boats at their New York City dock

Erie Canal boats at their New York City dock
Erie Canal boats anchored on the Hudson River, New York City, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: GLAT2A-00018

GLAT2A-00018
Boat landing at the Chagres River, Panama, a seaport during the California Gold Rush. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Seaport of Plymouth, England

Seaport of Plymouth, England
Ships in the harbor of Plymouth, England, Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Colonial New York harbor, 1667

Colonial New York harbor, 1667
New York City after its surrender by the Dutch, 1667. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 17th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Cartoon protesting Jeffersons trade embargo, 1807

Cartoon protesting Jeffersons trade embargo, 1807
Cartoon protesting the Embargo Act passed by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Life in Boston, Massachusetts, 1660s

Life in Boston, Massachusetts, 1660s
Colonial seaport of Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, in the 1660s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Africans brought to Jamestown as slaves, 1600s

Africans brought to Jamestown as slaves, 1600s
Introduction of African slaves into Virginia Colony at Jamestown, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Settlement at Boston, 1630s

Settlement at Boston, 1630s
Windmill overlooking the first houses at Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1630s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Nantucket in the 1850s

Nantucket in the 1850s
Sailing ships in the harbor of Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Baltimore harbor, 1850s

Baltimore harbor, 1850s
City and seaport of Baltimore, Maryland, 1850s Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Founding of Baltimore, Maryland

Founding of Baltimore, Maryland
Colonial surveyors laying out Baltimore Town, January 12, 1730. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration by F.B. Mayer

Background imagePort Collection: Entrance to the Erie Canal at Buffalo, New York, 1880s

Entrance to the Erie Canal at Buffalo, New York, 1880s
Lake Erie freighters and Erie Canal barges along the waterfront of Buffalo, New York, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Charleston, South Carolina, 1870s

Charleston, South Carolina, 1870s
Bird s-eye view of Charleston, South Carolina, in the mid-19th century Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Colonial shipyard

Colonial shipyard
Ship-building in colonial North America. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Charleston, South Carolina, 1700s

Charleston, South Carolina, 1700s
Port of Charleston, South Carolina, before the American Revolution. Hand-colored 19th-century halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Clipper ship Flying Cloud launched in Boston

Clipper ship Flying Cloud launched in Boston
Launch of shipbuilder Donald McKays clipper ship " Flying Cloud" in Boston, 1851. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Charleston, South Carolina, 1780

Charleston, South Carolina, 1780
Seaport of Charleston, South Carolina, during the American Revolution. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imagePort Collection: Buffalo Bayou, which became the Houston Ship Canal, 1870s

Buffalo Bayou, which became the Houston Ship Canal, 1870s
Steamboat loading cotton on Buffalo Bayou, connected to the Gulf of Mexico, Houston, Texas, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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