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Water Front Collection

Background imageWater Front Collection: Chicago Worlds Fair, 1893

Chicago Worlds Fair, 1893
Court of Honor and central basin of the Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front Collection: New Archangel, Russian town in Alaska, now called Sitka

New Archangel, Russian town in Alaska, now called Sitka
Sitka, or New Archangel, capital of Alaska in 1869, when purchased from Russia. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front Collection: Newport, Rhode Island, beach scene, 1870s

Newport, Rhode Island, beach scene, 1870s
Summer residents enjoying the beach in Newport, Rhode Island, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front Collection: Papua, New Guinea, native village

Papua, New Guinea, native village
Native village on Humboldt Bay, Papua, New Guinea, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front Collection: Puritan prisoner in the pillory in New England

Puritan prisoner in the pillory in New England
Puritan offender standing in the pillory in a New England seaport, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Front Collection: Chicagos Michigan Avenue, 1890s

Chicagos Michigan Avenue, 1890s
Leland Hotel on Michgan Avenue, Chicago, 1890 s. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background imageWater Front Collection: Chicago lumber wharves, 1880s

Chicago lumber wharves, 1880s
Lumber district of Chicago, viewed from the West Side Waterworks, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front Collection: Chicago grain elevators loading ships, 1870s

Chicago grain elevators loading ships, 1870s
Grain loaded in Chicago on ships bound for the Erie Canal, 1870s. Hand colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front Collection: City of Chicago in 1860

City of Chicago in 1860
Overview of Chicago, looking west from Lake Michigan, 1860. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front Collection: Baltimore harbor, 1850s

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

Background imageWater Front Collection: New Orleans in 1718

New Orleans in 1718
French colonial port of New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1718. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front 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

Background imageWater Front 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 imageWater Front Collection: Brooklyn Ferry on the Manhattan shore, 1700s

Brooklyn Ferry on the Manhattan shore, 1700s
Brooklyn Ferry loading to cross the East River to Long Island, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Front Collection: Colonial seafarers in New York, 1700s

Colonial seafarers in New York, 1700s
Recruiting sailors outside a tavern on Brownjohns wharf, New York, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background imageWater Front Collection: Seaport of New York City, 1670s

Seaport of New York City, 1670s
New York City as an English colony in 1673. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 17th-century illustration

Background imageWater Front Collection: Statue of Liberty inaugurated in New York harbor, 1886

Statue of Liberty inaugurated in New York harbor, 1886
Celebrating the Statue of Libertys installation in New York City, 1886. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Front Collection: Havana as a Spanish colonial seaport

Havana as a Spanish colonial seaport
Port of Havana, Cuba, in early Spanish colonial times. Hand-colored woodcut from Montanus

Background imageWater Front Collection: Battle at Galveston, Texas, US Civil War

Battle at Galveston, Texas, US Civil War
Rebel attack on the 43rd Massachusetts Volunteers at Galveston, Texas, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Front Collection: Cotton bale loaded on a boat in New Orleans, 1800s

Cotton bale loaded on a boat in New Orleans, 1800s
Young African-American stevedore loading cotton onto a steamboat at New Orleans, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Front Collection: Black stevedores in St. Louis, Missouri, 1890s

Black stevedores in St. Louis, Missouri, 1890s
African-American roustabouts on the levee, St. Louis, Missouri, 1890s. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background imageWater Front Collection: Georgetown, Maryland, now part of Washington DC, about 1810

Georgetown, Maryland, now part of Washington DC, about 1810
Potomac River waterfront in old Georgetown, upriver from Washington DC, early 1800s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWater Front Collection: Klondyke Gold Rush riverboat in Dawson City, 1898

Klondyke Gold Rush riverboat in Dawson City, 1898
First steamer carrying gold out of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration



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