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River Collection

Background imageRiver Collection: Jews crossing the Jordan River with the Ark of the Covenant

Jews crossing the Jordan River with the Ark of the Covenant
Hebrews carrying the Ark of the Covenant across the Jordan River into the Promised Land. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Nottingham Castle in the 1500s

Nottingham Castle in the 1500s
Nottingham Castle overlooking the surrounding countryside in the 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Caesar leading the Roman army across the Rubicon

Caesar leading the Roman army across the Rubicon
Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon to begin a civil war against Pompey, 49 BC. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Marietta on the Ohio River, 1870s

Marietta on the Ohio River, 1870s
Steamboats on the Ohio River at Marietta, Ohio, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Tower of London in the late Middle Ages

Tower of London in the late Middle Ages
London during the time of Henry VII (1457-1509). Color lithograph reproduction of an illuminated manuscript: Roy 16F, ii

Background imageRiver Collection: Rome, Georgia, in the mid-1800s

Rome, Georgia, in the mid-1800s
Town of Rome, Georgia, viewed from the Coosa River, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Matterhorn rising over Zermatt, Switzerland

Matterhorn rising over Zermatt, Switzerland
Village of Zermatt in the valley below the Matterhorn. Hand-colored woodcut of a sketch by Edward Whymper

Background imageRiver Collection: Pyramids along the Nile

Pyramids along the Nile
Pyramids at Gizeh, with dhows on the Nile River in Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Mississippi River and the city of Minneapolis, 1870s

Mississippi River and the city of Minneapolis, 1870s
Minneapolis, village of St. Anthony, and St. Anthonys Falls on the Mississippi River, Minnesota, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Delaware River waterfront of Philadelphia, 1750s

Delaware River waterfront of Philadelphia, 1750s
Colonial Philadelphias skyline and harbor, 1750s. Hand-colored woodcut of an 18th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Spokane, Washington, 1880s

Spokane, Washington, 1880s
Spokane Falls before the great fire, Washington Territory, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Australian Gold Rush prospectors, 1850s

Australian Gold Rush prospectors, 1850s
Australian prospectors panning for gold, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: GEUR2A-00057

GEUR2A-00057
Medieval walled city of Nuremberg, Germany, 1400s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia
Map of the ancient Tigris and Euphrates region. Printed color 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle
Norman castle in Warwick on the Avon, England. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver 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 imageRiver Collection: Swedish colonists on the Delaware River

Swedish colonists on the Delaware River
Swedes Church and house of Sven Sener on the Delaware River, colonial Pennsylvania. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: St. Louis on the Mississippi River, 1870s

St. Louis on the Mississippi River, 1870s
Steamboat traffic on the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Missouri, 1870s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Knoxville, Tennessee, 1870s

Knoxville, Tennessee, 1870s
Bridge across the Tennessee River at Knoxville, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: San Antonio River Walk in the 1800s

San Antonio River Walk in the 1800s
Life along the riverfront in San Antonio, Texas, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Prague on the Vltava River, 1800s

Prague on the Vltava River, 1800s
Hradschin Palace, Kleinseite, and bridge over the Vltava River in Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Castle of Pierrefonds, medieval France

Castle of Pierrefonds, medieval France
Castle of Pierrefonds, built circa 1400, restoration by Viollet-le-Duc, 1858. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Viking attack on Paris, France, 885 AD

Viking attack on Paris, France, 885 AD
Rollo the Ranger attacking Paris from Viking ships on the River Seine, 885 AD. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Medieval battle scene

Medieval battle scene
Jonathan battling Baccide, from a French translation of Josephus History of the Jews, 1400s. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a miniature in a 15th century French manuscript

Background imageRiver 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 imageRiver Collection: Rafting furs from the northwoods to market

Rafting furs from the northwoods to market
Fur traders steering a raft through rapids of a river. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver 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 imageRiver Collection: Panning for gold, California

Panning for gold, California
Reenactor panning for gold on the American River, where the Gold Rush started, Coloma, California. Digital photograph

Background imageRiver Collection: Columbia River campsite of Native American fishermen

Columbia River campsite of Native American fishermen
Native American fishing camp on the banks of the Columbia River. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Missouri River near Mandan, North Dakota

Missouri River near Mandan, North Dakota
Missouri River between Pierre and Mandan, North Dakota, explored by Lewis and Clark. Photograph

Background imageRiver Collection: GAFR2A-00050

GAFR2A-00050
Zulu fishermen at work, Natal, South Africa. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: GMDE2A-00032

GMDE2A-00032
Baghdad straddling the Tigris River. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: EXPL2A-00184

EXPL2A-00184
Part of the 1613 Samuel de Champlain map of New France. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century reproduction of the original ma

Background imageRiver Collection: Boats on the Delaware River near New Castle, 1880s

Boats on the Delaware River near New Castle, 1880s
City of New Castle on the Delaware River, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Saint Moritz, Switzerland, 1800s

Saint Moritz, Switzerland, 1800s
Village of Saint Moritz, Switzerland in the 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Columbia River fishing camp of Native Americans

Columbia River fishing camp of Native Americans
Native American fishing camp by the Columbia River, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: EVNT2A-00012

EVNT2A-00012
Prospectors panning for gold in the California Gold Rush. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Agriculture in the Middle Ages

Agriculture in the Middle Ages
Peasants sowing and cultivating fields outside a walled town in the Middle Ages. Printed halftone reproduction of a medieval manuscript miniature

Background imageRiver Collection: Ohio River at New Albany, Indiana, 1870s

Ohio River at New Albany, Indiana, 1870s
New Albany, Indiana, viewed from the Ohio River, about 1870. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Flames reaching the waterfront, Chicago Fire, 1871

Flames reaching the waterfront, Chicago Fire, 1871
Flaming buildings and boats on the Chicago River during the Great Fire, 1871. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver 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 imageRiver Collection: Colonial Philadelphia waterfront

Colonial Philadelphia waterfront
Bridge over Front Street, at Arch Street, Philadelphia, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Ships entering the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico, 1700s

Ships entering the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico, 1700s
Sailing ships at the mouth of the Mississippi River in the late 1700s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Canoeists on a slow-moving stream

Canoeists on a slow-moving stream
Woodsmen in canoes floating on a tranquil river, circa 1900. Printed color halftone reproduction of a Schoonover illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Racing heavy canoes on a northern river, 1800s

Racing heavy canoes on a northern river, 1800s
A bateau (boat) race in the north woods, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Busy New Orleans waterfront, late 1800s

Busy New Orleans waterfront, late 1800s
Steamboats and barges on the Mississippi River at New Orleans, circa 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Hartford on the Connecticut River, 1850s

Hartford on the Connecticut River, 1850s
Steamboats on the Connecticut River in Hartford, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: PPRE2A-00156

PPRE2A-00156
Young Abe Lincoln working on an Ohio River keelboat. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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