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Background imageWater Collection: Buffalo soldier drinking from his canteen

Buffalo soldier drinking from his canteen on a desert march. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageWater Collection: Palestinian women in Jerusalem, 1800s

Palestinian women in Jerusalem, 1800s
Arab women getting water from a fountain in Jerusalem, 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Collection: Alhambra palace and reflecting pool, Granada, Spain

Alhambra palace and reflecting pool, Granada, Spain
The Palacio del Portico within the Alhambra, a medieval Moorish city in Granada, Spain. Digital photograph

Background imageWater Collection: Garden irrigation in the 1500s

Garden irrigation in the 1500s
Garden water pumped through beds via intersecting channels, formal bed design of 1571. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater 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 imageWater Collection: Palestinian garden, 1800s

Palestinian garden, 1800s
Gourds grown as a vine in an Arab garden, Palestine, 19th century. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Collection: Nasrid Palace in the Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Nasrid Palace in the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
One of the Nasrid Palaces of the Alhambra, a medieval Moorish city in Granada, Spain. Digital photograph

Background imageWater Collection: Windmill ad, about 1900

Windmill ad, about 1900
Advertisement for Aermotor Co. windmills, Chicago, about 1900. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Collection: Ancient canal of Babylonia

Ancient canal of Babylonia
Remains of Babylonian canals, viewed in the mid-1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Collection: Ancient Roman water system at Chesters in Northumbria, England

Ancient Roman water system at Chesters in Northumbria, England
Remains of waterway at the Roman fort of Chesters along Hadrians Wall, Northumbria, England. Digital photograph

Background imageWater Collection: Ancient Roman urinal at Chesters, Northumbria, England

Ancient Roman urinal at Chesters, Northumbria, England
Remains of a Roman latrine in the bathhouse at Chesters, a fort along Hadrians Wall, Northumbria, England. Digital photograph

Background imageWater Collection: Pharaoh and servants, ancient Egypt

Pharaoh and servants, ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptian pharaoh, a woman with water jug, and a man carrying basket of fruit. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageWater Collection: Baths of Caracalla in ancient Rome

Baths of Caracalla in ancient Rome
Citizens of ancient Rome enjoying the Baths of Caracalla. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Collection: Ducking stool punishment for a Jamestown woman

Ducking stool punishment for a Jamestown woman
Jamestown woman led to the ducking stool for public humiliation, 1600s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Collection: GAFR2A-00021

GAFR2A-00021
Egyptians drawing Nile water with a shadoof, a counterbalanced device used since ancient times. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Collection: Canoeing a load of furs from the north woods

Canoeing a load of furs from the north woods
Trappers running rapids on a wilderness river, circa 1900. Printed color halftone reproduction of a Schoonover illustration

Background imageWater Collection: Wagon train scouts signal location of a water hole

Wagon train scouts signal location of a water hole
Scout signaling to a wagon train that water is found. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageWater Collection: Pueblo women in New Mexico

Pueblo women in New Mexico
Pueblo Indian women drawing water from the Rio Grande in New Mexico. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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NATI2D-00008
Ceremonial figure with rain cloud, fresco on interior kiva wall ca. 1500, Tiguex ( Kuaua Pueblo ) on the Rio Grande, Coronado State Park in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Digital photograph

Background imageWater Collection: Ancient Roman bathhouse at Chesters fort, Northumbria, England

Ancient Roman bathhouse at Chesters fort, Northumbria, England
Remains of Roman bathhouse at Chesters fort along Hadrians Wall, Northumbria, England. Digital photograph

Background imageWater Collection: Roman fort along Hadrians Wall in England

Roman fort along Hadrians Wall in England
Principia and well of a Roman cavalry fort along Hadrians Wall at Chesters, Northumbria, England. Digital photograph

Background imageWater Collection: Hispanic couple on a southwestern street, 1800s

Hispanic couple on a southwestern street, 1800s
Hispanic-American couple, Juan and Juanita, 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageWater Collection: GAFR2A-00009

GAFR2A-00009
African native shaman invoking rain in the valley of the Congo, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Collection: BUSN2P-00012

BUSN2P-00012
Slaters Mill, first US textile factory, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Photograph

Background imageWater Collection: BUSN2P-00050

BUSN2P-00050
Textile mills along the Blackstone River, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Photograph

Background imageWater Collection: HSET2A-00048

HSET2A-00048
Covered wagon pioneers camp at a water hole in an arid section of trail. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Collection: HSET2A-00065

HSET2A-00065
Pioneer woman getting water from a well near her log cabin, Carolina. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Collection: HSET2A-00121

HSET2A-00121
Thirsty oxen finding water along a westward wagon trail, Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration by Frederic Remington

Background imageWater Collection: NATI2A-00202

NATI2A-00202
Dogs pulling travois to carry water for Native American women, western plains. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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NATI2D-00007
Thunderbird with lightning and rain, fresco on interior kiva wall, circa 1500, Tiguex (Kuaua Pueblo) on the Rio Grande, Coronado State Park in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Digital photograph

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NATI2D-00005
Native American ceremonial figure with rain, fresco on a kiva interior wall, circa 1500, Tiguex (Kuaua Pueblo) on the Rio Grande, Coronado State Park in Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Background imageWater Collection: NATI2A-00058

NATI2A-00058
Ancestral Puebloan/Anasazi women carrying water in pots up to a mesa top. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Collection: GMDE2A-00022

GMDE2A-00022
Herder watering horses and cattle in the Jordan River where it exits the Sea of Galilee. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Collection: PEXP2A-00026

PEXP2A-00026
Antoine de La Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac landing on the shore of Lake Saint Clair where he founded Fort Detroit, 1701. Hand colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration by Howard Pyle

Background imageWater Collection: EXPL2A-00129

EXPL2A-00129
Secret burial of Hernando de Soto at night in the Mississippi River, 1542. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Collection: BUSN2A-00204

BUSN2A-00204
French traders canoeing on a river in the forests of North America. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageWater Collection: EXPL2A-00358

EXPL2A-00358
Herd of buffalo drinking from the Platte River on the Great Plains. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Collection: GAFR2A-00036

GAFR2A-00036
Egyptian couple buying a drink from a water-seller in Port-Said, Egypt. Antique hand-colored print, 19th century


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