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CARTOON: JOIN OR DIE, 1754.
First American political cartoon, originally published by Benjamin Franklin in his Pennsylvania Gazette. Cartoon, 1754.
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IROQUOIS VILLAGE, 1556.
The first printed plan of a North American settlement, showing the fortified Iroquois Native American village of Hochelaga, near Monte Real (present-day Montreal). Color woodcut from Giovanni Battista Ramusio's 'Delle Navigazioni e Viaggi,' 1556.
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WASHINGTON: FAREWELL, 1783.
George Washington taking leave of his officers in Fraunces Tavern in New York City, 4 December 1783. Chromolithograph illustration by Henry Alexander Ogden, c1893.
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1ST U.S. COLORED INFANTRY.
Members of the 1st U.S. Colored Infantry. Photographed by Mathew Brady, c1862.
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0004379
JOIN OR DIE CARTOON, 1754.
First American political cartoon, originally published by Benjamin Franklin in his Pennsylvania Gazette, 1754.
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0001274
WRIGHT BROTHERS, 1903.
First heavier-than-air flight of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Photograph, 17 December 1903.
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FINE ART.
Roman Antiquity Venus (Aphrodite) and the deadly wounded Adonis Roman fresco from Pompeii - 1st century B.C. -.
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ECONOMY.
Steamer Albert Ballin of the Hamburg-America line. Dining-room for children of the first class. - 1925 Vintage property of ullstein bild.
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0010582
FLORIDA NATIVE AMERICANS: HUNT, 1591.
Florida Native Americans hunting deer, having first disguised themselves with the heads and skins of deer. Colored engraving, 1591, by Theodor de Bry after a now lost drawing by Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues.
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FIRST WATER-CLOSET, 1596.
The first water-closet, invented by Sir John Harington (1561-1612). Colored woodcut from Harington's 'Metamorphosis of Ajax,' 1596, the publication which, along with other satires, led to his banishment from the court of his godmother, Queen Elizabeth I.
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MARIA BOCHKAREVA (1889-1920).
Russian military officer and commander of the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death. Photographed during her visit to the United States, 1918.
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0014314
HENRY VIII AND ANNE BOLEYN.
The first meeting of King Henry VIII of England and Anne Boleyn. Steel engraving, 19th century.
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0623227
ORIGINAL MCDONALD'S.
The first McDonald's restaurant, located west of Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Carol Highsmith, late 20th century or early 2000s.
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0041860
PATRICK HENRY (1736-1799).
American revolutionary hero and orator. Henry speaking to the First Continental Congress in 1774. After a painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, 1895.
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0081227
JOSEPHINE de BEAUHARNAIS
(1763-1814). Empress of the French, 1804-09; first wife of Napoleon I. Empress Bonaparte drawing a portrait of her husband, Napoleon Bonaparte, from a bust of him as First Consul. French lithograph, c1800.
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FRANCE: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 1969. Results of first ballot of the Presidential elections in France on June 1, 1969. Full credit: Claude Schwartz - Rue des Archives / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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UMBRELLA: JONAS HANWAY
(1712-1786). The first umbrella, used by Jonas Hanway of London. Wood engraving, 1871.
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WORDSWORTH & COLERIDGE, 1798. Title-page of the first edition, London, 1798, of Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
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ISAAC SHELBY (1750-1826).
American Revolutionary officer and pioneer; first governor of Kentucky. Steel engraving, 1833, by Asher B. Durand after a painting by Matthew Harris Jouett.
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0072509
GERMANICUS CAESAR, 16 A.D.
Roman general Germanicus Caesar (15 B.C.-19 A.D.) captures Thusnelda, wife of Arminius, following his victory over German forces near the Weser River, 16 A.D. Etching, American, 1900.
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TRIPOLITANIAN WAR, 1804.
The destruction of the captured American frigate USS Philadelphia in the harbor of Tripoli during the Tripolitanian War, 16 February 1804. Oil on canvas by Edward Moran, 1897.
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0003117
COOK'S FIRST VOYAGE, 1773.
The Natives of Tahiti. Line engraving, 1773, from Captain James Cook's Account of a Voyage Round the World in the Years 1768-71.
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0038005
INCA WARRIOR.
An Inca warrior being carried in to battle on a litter. Drawing from 'El primer nueva cronica y buen gobierno' [The first new chronicle and good government], 1583-1615, by Felipe Guaman de Ayala.
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CARROLL: ALICE, 1865.
After growing large, Alice reaches for the Rabbit. After the design by Sir John Tenniel for the first edition of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'.
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WWII: POSTER, c1943.
'Above and beyond the call of duty.' Poster honoring Dorie Miller, the first African American man to be awarded the Navy Cross for his heroism at Pearl Harbor. Lithograph with an illustration by David Stone Martin, c1943.
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NERO (37-68 A.D.)
Emperor of Rome, 54-68 A.D. Nero watching the torture of Christians. Line engraving, late 19th century.
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MOTHER AND CHILD, c1859.
'The First Step: Come to Mama.' Engraving by Louis Maurer for Currier & Ives, c1859.
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CIVIL WAR: HEADQUARTERS.
Officers of the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry: unkown, Captain Edward A. Flint, Captain Charles Francis Adams Jr., Lt. George H. Teague at the Army of the Potomac headquarters in Petersburg, Virginia. Photograph, August 1864.
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IMMIGRANTS: CASTLE GARDEN.
Newly arrived immigrants enjoying their first Thanksgiving dinner in the United States at Castle Garden, New York, 1884. Contemporary American wood engraving.
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CARROLL: ALICE, 1865.
'The chief difficulty Alice found at first was managing her flamingo' at the Queen's croquet ground. After the design by Sir John Tenniel for the first edition of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'.
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CIVIL WAR: SURGEONS, 1864.
Three surgeons of 1st Division, 9th Corps in Petersburg, Virginia. Photograph, 1864.
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CIVIL WAR: QUARTERMASTER.
Group of the quartermaster department of the 1st Division, 9th Corps eating and drinking in Petersburg, Virginia. Photograph, 1864.
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MOZART: COSI FAN TUTTE.
Poster announcing the first performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 'Cosi Fan Tutte' at the Hofburgtheater, Vienna, on Tuesday, 26 January 1790.
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ARRIVAL OF COLUMBUS.
The arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. Engraving by John Sartain after a painting by Joshua Shaw, 19th century.
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ARCHAEOLOGY.
Female figure in limestone, marble and stucco. Artefact from Seleucia, Iraq. Parthian Civilization, 1st-2nd Century. Full Credit: DEA / A. DE GREGORIO / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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ARCHAEOLOGY.
Landscape and architecture in a wall painting in the tablinum, the House of Marcus Lucretius Fronto, Pompeii (UNESCO World Heritage List, 1997), Campania. Roman Civilization, 1st Century. Full Credit: DEA / A. DAGLI ORTI / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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MOUNT HOLYOKE, c1850.
Mount Holyoke Seminary at South Hadley, Massachusetts, the first women's college in the United States. Steel engraving, c1850.
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0038001
INCA SHEPHERD.
Inca shepherd with his llamas. Drawing from 'El primer nueva cronica y buen gobierno' [The first new chronicle and good government], 1583-1615, by Felipe Guaman de Ayala.
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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
(1451-1506). Italian navigator. Columbus' first sight of the New World from the deck of the Santa Maria. Steel engraving, 19th century, after a painting of 1846 by Christian Ruben.
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JEANNE HOLM (1921-2010).
American general, first female one-star general of the United States Air Force. Photograph by Warren K. Leffler, 1971.
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