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Background imageTrade Collection: Gutenbergs printing press, 1450s

Gutenbergs printing press, 1450s
Gutenberg and Fust with the first printing press, Germany, 1450s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: Medieval goldsmith at work

Medieval goldsmith at work
Workshop of Etienne Delaulne, a goldsmith in Paris, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 16th-century illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: Lighthouse warning a clipper ship of dangerous shores

Lighthouse warning a clipper ship of dangerous shores
Sailing ship passing a lighthouse marking the way to home port, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: Spanish galleon at sea

Spanish galleon at sea
Spanish galleon, an improved caravel three times longer than wide, used in the 1500s and 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade 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 imageTrade 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 imageTrade 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 imageTrade Collection: Cylinder printing press, 1800s

Cylinder printing press, 1800s
Hoe printing press, showing type locked on the bed and overlays fixed on the cylinder; ink rollers on far right, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: EXPL2A-00139

EXPL2A-00139
Timbuktu in Africa, as drawn by Rene-Auguste Caillie, the first European visitor, 1828. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of Caillies illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: Riverboats at Shreveport, Louisiana, 1870s

Riverboats at Shreveport, Louisiana, 1870s
Stevedores loading barrels at the Red River levee at Shreveport, Louisiana, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: Apprentice carpenter

Apprentice carpenter
Young carpenters apprentice planing a block of wood, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: Bakers at their trade in the late Middle Ages

Bakers at their trade in the late Middle Ages
Bakers of York, showing their guild ordinances, England, 1590s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: Captive Africans on a slave-ship off Key West

Captive Africans on a slave-ship off Key West
Deck of the captured slave-ship " Wildfire" brought into Key West, 1860. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: Phoenician ship in the Mediterranean

Phoenician ship in the Mediterranean
Phoenician galley passing the Rock of Gibraltar. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade 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 imageTrade Collection: Carrack, a merchant ship of the late 1400s

Carrack, a merchant ship of the late 1400s
Armed Genoese carrack, a merchant ship of the 1400s and 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: French frigate, 1700s

French frigate, 1700s
Armed French frigate of the 18th century. Hand-colored woodcut of an illustration

Background imageTrade 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 imageTrade Collection: Slave auction in New Orleans

Slave auction in New Orleans
Slaves for sale at an auction in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade 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 imageTrade 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 imageTrade 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 imageTrade Collection: Typesetter at work, 1800s

Typesetter at work, 1800s
Setting type by hand in a print-shop. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade 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 imageTrade 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 imageTrade Collection: Spanish pirates attacking English merchantmen

Spanish pirates attacking English merchantmen
Spanish ships capturing English ships with supplies for the colonies. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: Steering a sailing-ship through stormy seas

Steering a sailing-ship through stormy seas
Sailors at the wheel of a merchant ship in a gale, 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: Dutch ships in the Arctic, 1600s

Dutch ships in the Arctic, 1600s
Dutch ships of Henry Hudsons time near Novaya Zemlya, early 1600s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: Trading post at Fort Laramie, Oregon Trail

Trading post at Fort Laramie, Oregon Trail
Beaver trap on a Hudson Bay blanket in the reconstructed trading post at Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Digital photograph

Background imageTrade 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 imageTrade Collection: Colonial sawmill, Virginia, 1600s

Colonial sawmill, Virginia, 1600s
Water-powered sawmill used in Jamestown Colony before 1650. Hand-colored woodcut from " Virginia Truly Valued" by Edward Williams, 1650

Background imageTrade Collection: Rio de Janeiro about 1700

Rio de Janeiro about 1700
Rio de Janeiro from the harbor while a Portuguese colony, circa 1700. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an 18th-century illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: Merchant ship attacked by Chinese pirates

Merchant ship attacked by Chinese pirates
Chinese pirates attacking a European merchant ship, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: BUSN2A-00135

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

Background imageTrade Collection: White men bringing cleanliness to native cultures, 1890s

White men bringing cleanliness to native cultures, 1890s
" White mans burden" is to teach cleanliness, described in a Pears Soap ad, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: Medieval guild seal

Medieval guild seal
Guild merchants seal, Gloucester, England, circa 1200. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageTrade Collection: Slave-ship diagram showing Africans packed on deck

Slave-ship diagram showing Africans packed on deck
Deck plan of a slave ship, showing how captured Africans were arranged as cargo, 1700s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: Vasco da Gamas route around Africa, 1400s

Vasco da Gamas route around Africa, 1400s
Africa as known after Vasco da Gamas discoveries, from map of Juan de la Cosa, 1500. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageTrade Collection: PROY2A-00004

PROY2A-00004
Henry VIII presenting a charter to the Company of Barber Surgeons. Color lithograph reproduction of a painting by Holbein

Background imageTrade Collection: EXPL2A-00146

EXPL2A-00146
Marco Polo welcomed at the court of Kublai Khan in China, 1200s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade 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 imageTrade Collection: GATL2A-00027

GATL2A-00027
Jamaicans bringing their produce to market, circa 1890. Hand-colored halftone illustration of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: Cotton wharf in Charleston SC, 1870s

Cotton wharf in Charleston SC, 1870s
Black stevedores loading bales on the cotton wharf in Charleston, South Carolina, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade 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 imageTrade Collection: Ship in the 1600s

Ship in the 1600s
Sailing-ship of the seventeenth century. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageTrade 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 imageTrade Collection: Gift of meat from Native Americans to Plymouth colonists

Gift of meat from Native Americans to Plymouth colonists
Native Americans bringing a deer to New England colonists, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTrade Collection: African ivory trade, 1800s

African ivory trade, 1800s
Ivory trader in an African village, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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