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Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Viking ship at sea

Viking ship at sea
Norsemen at sea following their raven pilot. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Naval battle between the British and French, 1790s

Naval battle between the British and French, 1790s
British ship " Brunswick" in battle with French navy off the coast of Brittany, late 1700s. Printed color halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620

Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620
The " Mayflower" bringing the first colonists to Massachusetts, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Whaling ship diagram, 1800s

Whaling ship diagram, 1800s
Deck plan and cutaway view of whaling schooner " Amelia" of New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812

Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812
British and American ships engaged in the Battle of Lake Erie, 1813. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Lobster boat off the Atlantic coast of Maine and Canada

Lobster boat off the Atlantic coast of Maine and Canada
Lobster fishermen in the Grand Manan Channel between Maine and New Brunswick, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Document commissioning John Paul Jones as a US Navy captain

Document commissioning John Paul Jones as a US Navy captain
John Paul Joness commission as captain in the US Navy, from the Congress, 1776. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Crew of the USS Constitution in battle, War of 1812

Crew of the USS Constitution in battle, War of 1812
Deck of the US frigate " Constitution" engaging in battle with British " Guerriere, " War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Sinking of the Titanic

Sinking of the Titanic
Titanics stern in the air as the ship sinks in the North Atlantic, 1912. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration from eyewitness reports

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: American clipper ship Great Republic

American clipper ship Great Republic
American clipper ship " Great Republic, " designed by Donald McKay. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history 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 imageShips:sea history Collection: Seaport of Galveston, Texas, 1800s

Seaport of Galveston, Texas, 1800s
Galveston bar and roadstead on the Gulf Coast, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history 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 imageShips:sea history Collection: EVNT2A-00196

EVNT2A-00196
Oliver H. Perrys note proclaiming his Lake Erie victory: " We have met the enemy and they are ours." Woodcut with watercolor wash

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Fleet of Viking raiders in the Middle Ages

Fleet of Viking raiders in the Middle Ages
Viking ships at sea with warriors on board. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Spanish Armada, 1588

Spanish Armada, 1588
Defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English navy, 1588. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: A trireme, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans

A trireme, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans
A trireme, with three banks of oars, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Great Eastern laying transatlantic telegraph cable

Great Eastern laying transatlantic telegraph cable
Steamship " Great Eastern" attempting to lay telegraph cable across the Atlantic, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Battleship Maine entering Havana harbor, 1898

Battleship Maine entering Havana harbor, 1898
USS Maine saluting the Spanish flagship upon arrival in Havana harbor, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction

Background imageShips:sea history 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 imageShips:sea history Collection: St. Elmos fire on a sailing ship

St. Elmos fire on a sailing ship
Saint Elmos fire, an electrical phenomenon, on a ships masts. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: First Atlantic crossing by steamship, 1819

First Atlantic crossing by steamship, 1819
American paddlewheeler " Savannah, " the first steamship to cross the Atlantic, 1819. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Pirates capturing a ship

Pirates capturing a ship
Pirates capturing a galleon on the high seas. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background imageShips:sea history 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 imageShips:sea history Collection: Towing Erie Canal barges on the Hudson River

Towing Erie Canal barges on the Hudson River
Erie Canal grain-boats towed down the Hudson River to New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Undersea exploration in 16th-century Europe

Undersea exploration in 16th-century Europe
Underwater diver and man-at-arms, France, 1532. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Steerage passengers on their way to America, 1800s

Steerage passengers on their way to America, 1800s
European emigrants in steerage section of steamship to the US, 1890. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Mermaids

Mermaids
Two mermaids playing in the waves, " a Nixies legend." Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Naval battle off Puerto Rico, Spanish-American War

Naval battle off Puerto Rico, Spanish-American War
U.S. Navy cruiser " St Paul" shelling Spanish destroyer " Terror" off San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Battle of Actium, 31 BC

Battle of Actium, 31 BC
Sea battle of Actium, in which Octavius defeated Antony and Cleopatra, 31 BC. Hand colored wodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Men going ashore from a sailing ship

Men going ashore from a sailing ship
Shore party descending into a rowboat from the stern of a sailing ship, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: EVNT2A-00079

EVNT2A-00079
USS " Constitution" being towed by the crew in rowboats away from the becalmed British Navy, War of 1812 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history 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 imageShips:sea history Collection: TRAN2A-00040

TRAN2A-00040
Freighter struggling through a storm on Lake Superior, circa 1900. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Lake Erie grain boat in a snowstorm

Lake Erie grain boat in a snowstorm
Steamship carrying grain on Lake Erie in a snowstorm, headed for Buffalo, New York, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: English man-of-war, 1646

English man-of-war, 1646
British warship of the 17th century. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: BUSN2A-00109

BUSN2A-00109
Longboat crew attacking a whale with hand harpoons in the Arctic, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Diver collecting amber in the Baltic Sea, 1850s

Diver collecting amber in the Baltic Sea, 1850s
Underwater diver gathering amber in the Baltic Sea, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: EXPL2A-00238

EXPL2A-00238
Danish Viking ship " Raven" at sea, showing oars and sails. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history 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 imageShips:sea history Collection: EVCW2A-00045

EVCW2A-00045
Frigate " Merrimac" before and after conversion into an iron-clad Confederate warship. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history 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 imageShips:sea history 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 imageShips:sea history Collection: Cutaway view of an American warship

Cutaway view of an American warship
Hull of an American man-of-war cut open amidships, showing deck plans and quarters, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Use of a quadrant for navigation

Use of a quadrant for navigation
Sailor sighting on a star with a quadrant for navigation. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Dutch galleons, 1600s

Dutch galleons, 1600s
Dutch traders galleons at sea in the 1600s. Hand colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageShips:sea history 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 imageShips:sea history Collection: USS Arizona collision with an iceberg, 1880

USS Arizona collision with an iceberg, 1880
Ice wedged in the bow of the USS Arizona after a collision, circa 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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