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Background imageSnow 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 imageSnow Collection: Bozeman Trail over the Bridger Mountains, Montana

Bozeman Trail over the Bridger Mountains, Montana
Bridger Mountains, named for Jim Bridger, along the Bozeman Pass on the Bozeman Trail, Montana. Photograph

Background imageSnow Collection: EVNT2A-00053

EVNT2A-00053
Marshal Ney bringing the French rear-guard out of Russia with heavy losses, 1812. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th century painting

Background imageSnow Collection: Logging in Wisconsin, 1800s

Logging in Wisconsin, 1800s
Hauling logs with a horse-drawn sledge in northern Wisconsin, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Shackletons Manchurian ponies, Antarctica, 1908

Shackletons Manchurian ponies, Antarctica, 1908
Manchurian ponies used by Shackleton in the Antarctic, 1908-09. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageSnow Collection: Snow on the Sandia Mountains, New Mexico

Snow on the Sandia Mountains, New Mexico
Snow on the Sandia Mountains and high plains near Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photograph

Background imageSnow Collection: Haakon Haakonson brought to safety by the Birchlegs, 1200s

Haakon Haakonson brought to safety by the Birchlegs, 1200s
Birchlegs carrying Prince Hakon Hakonson to safety over the mountains, a Norwegian legend. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Bozeman Trail over the Bridger Mountains, Montana

Bozeman Trail over the Bridger Mountains, Montana
Bridger Mountains, named for Jim Bridger, along the Bozeman Pass on the Bozeman Trail, Montana. Photograph

Background imageSnow Collection: NATI2A-00009

NATI2A-00009
Innuit family with dog team and sled, . Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Valley Forge campfire, Revolutionary War

Valley Forge campfire, Revolutionary War
Dispirited American soldiers huddle around a campfire at Valley Forge. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Sleighs in the 19th century

Sleighs in the 19th century
Sleigh travel on a road in winter, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow 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 imageSnow Collection: Mountain climbers in the Alps, 1880s

Mountain climbers in the Alps, 1880s
Mountaineering in the Tyrol with ropes and picks, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Lake Erie grain boat in a snowstorm

Lake Erie grain boat in a snowstorm
Steamship carrying grain on Lake Erie in a snowstorm, headed for Buffalo, New York, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Dutch skaters on the Zuider Zee, 1800s

Dutch skaters on the Zuider Zee, 1800s
Skaters enjoying a winter Sunday on the Zuider Zee, Dutch island of Marken, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Workers cheering the first train over the mountains from California

Workers cheering the first train over the mountains from California
Snowsheds protecting a transcontinental railroad train in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow 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 imageSnow Collection: HOUS2A-00062

HOUS2A-00062
Men bringing the first Christmas tree to the village. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration by Howard Pyle

Background imageSnow Collection: Schwatkas discovery of Franklin expedition grave, 1880

Schwatkas discovery of Franklin expedition grave, 1880
Grave of Franklin Expedition member Lt. John Irving found by Schwatkas American search party in Greenland, 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: HSET2A-00128

HSET2A-00128
New England Puritans on their way to church in the snow. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Black Hills, South Dakota

Black Hills, South Dakota
Black Hills with lingering snow, sacred area of the Sioux, South Dakota. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: BUSN2A-00177

BUSN2A-00177
Native American trappers carrying furs on snowshoes in a forest of the Pacific Northwest Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Reminigton illustration

Background imageSnow 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 imageSnow Collection: BUSN2A-00095

BUSN2A-00095
Loggers with an ordinary haul on an ox-drawn sledge, Minnesota, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageSnow Collection: EVRV2D-00199

EVRV2D-00199
Artillery defending the Continental Army winter camp at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Digital photograph

Background imageSnow Collection: EVRV2A-00022

EVRV2A-00022
George Washington marching the Continental Army to Valley Forge winter camp. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Winter at Valley Forge, Revolutionary War

Winter at Valley Forge, Revolutionary War
American troops huddle in the cold at Valley Forge during the American Revolution. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageSnow 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 imageSnow Collection: A crowded Boston skating pond, 1800s

A crowded Boston skating pond, 1800s
A skating scene in Boston, Massachusetts, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: HREC2A-00020

HREC2A-00020
Skating on a pond in winter, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Freight train brakemen in a blizzard

Freight train brakemen in a blizzard
Railroad brakemen working atop boxcars in a snowstorm, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Rhode Island natives befriending Roger Williams, 1635

Rhode Island natives befriending Roger Williams, 1635
Roger Williams welcomed by Rhode Island Native Americans, 1635. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: HSET2A-00116

HSET2A-00116
Hunter in buckskin carrying a turkey home through the winter woods. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration by A.B. Frost

Background imageSnow Collection: Roger Williams escaping to Rhode Island, 1635

Roger Williams escaping to Rhode Island, 1635
Roger Williamss exile from Massachusetts Colony to Rhode Island, 1635. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Winter fun in Victorian England

Winter fun in Victorian England
Christmas-Eve snowball fight in an English town, 1860. Color lithograph reproduction of an illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Ice-skating on the Schuylkill River, 1800s

Ice-skating on the Schuylkill River, 1800s
Skating party on the Schuylkill River near Philadelphia, circa 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Russian prisoners forced to work in Siberia, 1880s

Russian prisoners forced to work in Siberia, 1880s
Russian convicts returning at night from the mines in Siberia, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Alpine mountain-climbers, 1800s

Alpine mountain-climbers, 1800s
Mountaineers on a couloir in the Alps, circa 1890. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Mountaineering in the Alps, 1800s

Mountaineering in the Alps, 1800s
Breaking through an ice-bridge in the Alps, circa 1890. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Chilkoot Pass during the Alaska / Klondike Gold Rush

Chilkoot Pass during the Alaska / Klondike Gold Rush
Alaska/Klondike prospectors climbing to the summit of the Chilkoot Pass, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Dogsled traveling to the Alaska Gold Rush, 1898

Dogsled traveling to the Alaska Gold Rush, 1898
Prospectors dogsled in a snowstorm to get to the Klondike goldfields, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Battle of Princeton, 1777

Battle of Princeton, 1777
Battle of Princeton, in which General Mercer met his death, American Revolution, 1777. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: Revolutionary War cannon at Valley Forge

Revolutionary War cannon at Valley Forge
Field artillery in snow on a Continental Army redoubt at Valley Forge winter camp, Pennsylvania. Digital photograph

Background imageSnow Collection: Valley Forge visit of Martha Washington, 1777

Valley Forge visit of Martha Washington, 1777
Martha Washington visiting the Continental Army encampment at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: General Mercer wounded, Battle of Princeton

General Mercer wounded, Battle of Princeton
General Hugh Mercer mortally wounded in the Battle of Princeton, New Jersey, 1777. Printed color engraving

Background imageSnow Collection: Blizzard halts a transcontinental train in Utah, 1870s

Blizzard halts a transcontinental train in Utah, 1870s
Immigrant workers digging out a snowbound Union Pacific train near Ogden, Utah, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: PPRE2A-00085

PPRE2A-00085
George Washington on a mission to the Ohio River during the French and Indian War. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSnow Collection: HSET2A-00062

HSET2A-00062
Pioneers in snow on the trail over the Rockies, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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