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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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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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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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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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0046647
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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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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0066806
ELEVATOR, 1862.
The Otis Patent Hoisting Engine, first installed in the A.T. Stewart Store, later Wanamaker's, in New York City: line engraving, 1862.
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0622286
CONSTANCE BAKER MOTLEY
(1921-2005). American lawyer, politican, and the first African American woman to be appointed a federal judge. Photograph, c1963.
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0622397
LINCOLN INAUGURATION, 1861.
Crowd assembled before the United States Capitol for the first inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln; note the Capitol Dome, still under construction. Photograph, 4 March 1861.
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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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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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0007861
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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ROOSEVELT INAUGURATION.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivering his first inaugural address on the East Portico of the United States Capitol. Photograph, 4 March 1933.
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0528208
WWI: CANTIGNY, 1918.
A French village ruined by American artillery fire, after the Allied victory at Cantigny, France. Photograph, 1918.
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0528166
SUFFRAGETTES, 1918.
Lucy Branham burning a speech by President Woodrow Wilson during a National Woman's Party pageant at the Lafayette statue in Washington, D.C. Photograph, 16 September 1918.
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0044127
ANCIENT ROME: HOUSE SLAVE.
A slave serving the diners in the triclinium of a weatlhy home in ancient Rome. Drawing, c1935.
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0009449
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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0027122
FIRST PRINTED MAP, 1472.
The first printed map, 1472, with accompanying printed text from St. Isidore of Seville's explanation of the world, originally written in the late 6th century.
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0528137
JEANNETTE RANKIN
(1880-1973). American suffragist, pacifist, and first woman to hold national office. Photographed speaking in Washington D.C., 2 April 1917.
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0528150
SUFFRAGETTES, 1918.
Lucy Branham burning a speech by President Woodrow Wilson during a National Woman's Party pageant at the Lafayette statue in Washington D.C. Photograph, 16 September 1918.
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0058924
CALVIN: TITLE PAGE, 1536.
Title page of the first edition of John Calvin's 'Institutes of the Christian Religion,' published at Basel in 1536.
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0010647
YANKEE DOODLE MUSIC, 1775.
The first publication of 'Yankee Doodle' as sheet music, London, 1775.
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0063652
AFGHAN WAR, 1842.
British troops fighting their way out of Afghanistan through the Khyber Pass. Contemporary English engraving.
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0015545
CLAUDIUS I (10 B.C.-54 A.D.).
Roman emperor, 41-54 A.D. Roman bronze head.
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0101163
BASEBALL PLAYER, 1889.
First baseman catching a high ball. Wood engraving, American, 1889.
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0054717
JENNY LIND (1820-1887).
Swedish soprano singer. 'The Second Deluge.' Admirers flock to Jenny Lind's first concert in America, 1850, while P.T. Barnum, her impresario, thumbs his nose at the crowd. Contemporary American cartoon.
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0046651
JEAN EUGENE ROBERT HOUDIN
(1805-1871). French magician. Wood engraving, c1880, from an American edition of Houdin's Autobiography, depicting his first childhood encounter with a street magician.
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0274720
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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ELECTRIC CHAIR, 1890.
A demonstration of the world's first electric chair, at Auburn Prison, Auburn, New York, which was first used to execute William Kemmler on Aug. 6, 1890. Line engraving from a contemporary American newspaper.
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0007423
INCAN FARMER, c1583.
An Incan farmer irrigates a cornfield. Drawing from 'El primer nueva cronica y buen gobierno' ('The first new chronicle and good government'), 1583-1615, by Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala.
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GEORGE WASHINGTON
(1732-1799). First President of the United States. Painting by Charles Willson Peale.
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0131051
ROMAN RELIEF: GOLDSMITH.
A goldsmith at work in his shop. Roman tomb relief, late 1st-early 2nd century A.D.
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