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Wharf Collection

Background imageWharf 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 imageWharf 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 imageWharf 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 imageWharf 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 imageWharf 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 imageWharf 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 imageWharf 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 imageWharf Collection: BUSN2A-00135

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

Background imageWharf 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 imageWharf 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 imageWharf 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 imageWharf 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 imageWharf 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 imageWharf 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 imageWharf 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 imageWharf Collection: Baltimore harbor, 1850s

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

Background imageWharf 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 imageWharf 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 imageWharf Collection: Clipper ship Flying Cloud launched in Boston

Clipper ship Flying Cloud launched in Boston
Launch of shipbuilder Donald McKays clipper ship " Flying Cloud" in Boston, 1851. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: Fishing boats unloading in London, 1800s

Fishing boats unloading in London, 1800s
Landing fish at Billingsgate Market, London, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: Castle Garden arrival of immigrants, 1870s

Castle Garden arrival of immigrants, 1870s
Immigrants arriving at Castle Garden, New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf 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 imageWharf Collection: Arriving at Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1800s

Arriving at Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1800s
Passengers disembarking from steamships in Buenos Aires harbor, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: Vancouver Island shipyard, 1800s

Vancouver Island shipyard, 1800s
Drydock at Esquimalt, British Columbia, 1880s. Lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: Cotton bales on a river boat, 1800s

Cotton bales on a river boat, 1800s
Steam-driven boat loaded with bales of cotton, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf 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 imageWharf 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 imageWharf Collection: Chicago River, 1890s

Chicago River, 1890s
Docks along the Chicago River east of State Street Bridge, 1890s. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background imageWharf Collection: New Orleans docks under electric lights, 1880s

New Orleans docks under electric lights, 1880s
Levee at night illuminated for the first time with electric lights, New Orleans, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: Port of Honolulu, 1870s

Port of Honolulu, 1870s
Harbor and city of Honolulu, capital of the Sandwich Islands, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: Clipper ship loading supplies for the California gold fields

Clipper ship loading supplies for the California gold fields
Clipper ship R.B. Forbes in Boston, taking on cargo for California, 1851. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: Chicagos Columbian Exposition, 1893

Chicagos Columbian Exposition, 1893
Birds eye view of the Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893. Albertype reproduction of an illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: Fire in San Francisco, 1851

Fire in San Francisco, 1851
Panic on the waterfront during a great fire in San Francisco, 1851. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: Sampling the Maryland oyster catch, 1800s

Sampling the Maryland oyster catch, 1800s
Oyster buyer tasting a sample on the dock in Baltimore, Maryland, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illusttration

Background imageWharf Collection: BUSN2A-00122

BUSN2A-00122
Old Whaling ship hove down for repairs, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: Cargo ship at a New York City wharf, 1870s

Cargo ship at a New York City wharf, 1870s
Unloading bananas from a sailing ship, New York City, 1870. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: GATL2A-00036

GATL2A-00036
Natives loading a schooner with coconuts at Kingston, Jamaica. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: EXPL2A-00107

EXPL2A-00107
Ships in busy Lisbon harbor, circa 1600. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century reproduction of the original illustration from DeBry

Background imageWharf Collection: Fish market at a Norwegian port, 1880s

Fish market at a Norwegian port, 1880s
Fishermen selling their fresh cod in Bergen, Norway, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: Timber ready to be shipped on the St Lawrence, 1850s

Timber ready to be shipped on the St Lawrence, 1850s
Timber depot on the St Lawrence River near Quebec City, 1850s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: Key West fishing fleet, 1890s

Key West fishing fleet, 1890s
Sponge-fishing boats in Key West harbor, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: BUSN2A-00178

BUSN2A-00178
Loading lumber onto ships in Puget Sound, Washington State, 1880s. Hand-colored lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: Maine lobstermen unloading their catch

Maine lobstermen unloading their catch
Lobster-boat unloaded along a Maine pier, circa 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: EVRV2A-00093

EVRV2A-00093
General George Washington leaving New York City after celebrating the British retreat, 1783. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: GATL2A-00035

GATL2A-00035
Native women carrying coal onto a steamship at Kingston, Jamaica, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: EVCW2A-00025

EVCW2A-00025
US frigate " Merrimac" on fire during Confederate burning of Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, during the Civil War, 1862. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: BUSN2A-00187

BUSN2A-00187
Unloading tea-ships in the British East India Companys docks, London, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageWharf Collection: EVRV2A-00080

EVRV2A-00080
British warships in Boston harbor, 1774, an attempt to control the angry colonists in Massachusetts. Hand-colored woodcut of a contemporary illustration


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