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Wheel Collection

Background imageWheel Collection: First Ferris wheel, Chicago Worlds Fair, 1893

First Ferris wheel, Chicago Worlds Fair, 1893
Ferris wheel -250 feet in diameter, 36 cars - at the Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWheel Collection: Assyrian king in his chariot

Assyrian king in his chariot returning from battle. Color lithograph reproduction of a bas-relief sculpture from Nineveh

Background imageWheel Collection: Sun-wheel on a Celtic quern, Ireland

Sun-wheel on a Celtic quern, Ireland
Sun-wheel carved on a quern, a primative grinding-stone, Ireland. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageWheel Collection: Firestone tires ad, 1912

Firestone tires ad, 1912
Advertisement for Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, 1912. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageWheel Collection: Covered wagon brake detail

Covered wagon brake detail
Brake mechanism of a covered wagon on the Oregon Trail, Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska. Digital photograph

Background imageWheel Collection: Ogham inscription and sun symbol on an Old Irish gravestone

Ogham inscription and sun symbol on an Old Irish gravestone
Pagan gravestone carved with sun symbols and Old Irish Ogham cipher, Ireland. Watercolor wash on a halftone reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageWheel Collection: Gold ornament of the Celtic sun-wheel

Gold ornament of the Celtic sun-wheel
Hammered gold spangle with pagan Celtic sun-cross, from Ireland. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWheel Collection: Sun-wheel cross marking an Irish grave

Sun-wheel cross marking an Irish grave
Sun-wheel cross in a cemetery at Monasterboice, Ireland. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWheel Collection: Phoenician chariot

Phoenician chariot
Ancient Phoenician chariot carved in stone. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWheel Collection: Covered wagon detail

Covered wagon detail
Detail of covered wagon on the Oregon Trail, Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska. Digital photograph

Background imageWheel Collection: GGBR2D-00104

GGBR2D-00104
Dragons and other decorations on a medieval Belgian cannon, displayed on the grounds of the Tower of London, England. Digital photograph

Background imageWheel Collection: GGBR2D-00103

GGBR2D-00103
Dragons and other decorations on a medieval Belgian cannon, displayed on the grounds of the Tower of London, England. Digital photograph


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