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0009148
WASHINGTON BURNING, 1814.
The burning of Washington, D.C., by the British on 24 August 1814. Line engraving, English, 1816.
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0035588
CARTOON: AIRSHIP, 1914.
'Total Eclipse?' American cartoon remarking on the potential of the airship to wreak indiscriminate destruction on humanity. Cartoon by Luther Daniels Bradley, 1914.
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0623122
CHICAGO: SOUTH SIDE, 1941.
Condemned houses on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. Steel mills are visible in the background. Photograph by Russell Lee, April 1941.
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0622738
CHESAPEAKE BAY, 1955.
The three masts of the sunken ship Edward J. Baird emerging from the waters of Chesapeake Bay. Photograph by A. Aubrey Bodine, 1955.
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0622053
ATOMIC BOMB TEST, 1951.
Members of the 11th Airborne Division of the U.S. Army watch an atomic bomb test at Frenchman Flat in Nevada, 1951.
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0355192
CIVIL WAR: HARPER'S FERRY.
Destruction of the railroad bridge over the Potomac, at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, by Confederate forces on 15 June 1861. Contemporary American wood engraving.
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0128135
WORLD WAR I: CAMBRAI, 1917.
A British Mark IV tank destroyed during the Battle of Cambrai, France, near the village of Bourlon. Photograph, December 1917.
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0126466
WORLD WAR II: LATVIA, 1944.
A truck carrying German troops driving through the destroyed village of Madona, Latvia. At right is a wrecked T-34 Panzer tank. Photograph, August 1944.
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0091098
BERMUDA: SHIPWRECK, 1609.
Sir George Somers and a group of English colonists aboard the 'Sea Adventure' shipwrecked in Bermuda, 1609. Drawing by Richard Caton Woodville, 1903.
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0074147
VERNE: 20,000 LEAGUES, 1870. 'There, under my eyes, ruined, destroyed, lay a town.' Engraving after a drawing by Alphonse de Neuville from an 1870 edition of Jules Verne's 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.'
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0119573
SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE.
A painter amid the rubble painting the ruins of large buildings, following the earthquake of 18 April 1906.
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0119572
SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE.
The edge of the burned district, corner of Franklin and Sacramento Streets, following the earthquake of 18 April 1906.
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0123043
SECOND TEMPLE OF JERUSALEM.
Romans under Titus burning the Second Temple of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Arab manuscript illumination.
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0116787
CHINA: PEKING, c1902.
The aftermath of the Boxer Rebellion: a break in the outer wall and destruction of the temporary railway for bringing supplies into the city, with five children in the water in the foreground and an Indian soldier standing guard on the railroad tracks in the background. Stereograph, c1902.
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0112647
DRESDEN: RUINS, 1946.
View of Dresden, Germany, showing ruins resulting from the Allied firebombing of 13-15 February 1945, near the end of World War II. Photographed in August 1946.
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0112760
NUREMBERG: RUINS, 1945.
View of the center of the city in Bavaria, Germany, which was heavily bombed from 1943 to 1945 in World War II Allied air raids.
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0051083
SINKING OF THE 'TITANIC.'
On April 14-15, 1912, drawn by John B. Thayer, a survivor, and L.P. Skidmore immediately after the rescue of the survivors.
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0050368
GREAT FIRE OF LONDON, 1666.
The Great Fire of London, 1666, which destroyed 13,200 houses and 89 churches but with a total death toll of six persons. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0268397
CHICAGO: FIRE, 1871.
Ruins of the First National Bank after the Great Fire in Chicago, 8-10 October 1871. Contemporary English engraving.
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0119556
SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE.
A man walking through the ruins on Kearney Street from Telegraph Hill, following the earthquake of 18 April 1906. Stereograph, 1906.
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0268411
BOSTON: FIRE, 1872.
Ruins of buildings on Washington Street, opposite Bromfield Street, in Boston, Massachusetts, after the Great Fire of 9-11 November 1872. Contemporary English engraving.
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0119557
SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE.
Aerial view of Market Street with fires blazing, following the earthquake of 18 April 1906. Stereograph, 1906.
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0433362
EARTHQUAKE, 1550.
The aftermath of an earthquake. Woodcut, 1550.
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0041248
EARTHQUAKE, 1550.
The aftermath of an earthquake. Woodcut, 1550.
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0354233
WWI: SOISSONS, 1914.
A wrecked bridge in Soissons, France. Photograph, 1914.
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0268399
CHICAGO: FIRE, 1871.
Ruins of the Tremont House after the Great Fire in Chicago, 8-10 October 1871. Contemporary English engraving.
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0005506
SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE.
The ruins of Nob Hill and the Fairmount Hotel, with Chinatown in the foreground, following the earthquake of 18 April 1906. Stereograph, 1906.
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0407961
WORLD WAR I: DESTRUCTION.
An Allied soldier amid a destroyed tree-lined street during World War I. Photograph, c1916.
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0059362
ROMAN GALLEYS
in combat: colored engraving, 19th century.
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0030489
GREAT FIRE OF LONDON, 1666.
The Great Fire of London, 1666, which destroyed 13,200 houses and 89 churches but with a total death toll of six persons. Contemporary engraving.
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0119414
SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE.
The United States Mint building amid the ruins, following the earthquake of 18 April 1906.
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0119554
YOKOHAMA EARTHQUAKE, 1923.
Panoramic view of the destruction of the Kwanto urban district in Yokohama city, Japan, following the great earthquake of 1 September 1923.
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0268413
BOSTON: FIRE, 1872.
Ruins of buildings on Washington Street, looking toward Old South Church in Boston, Massachusetts, after the Great Fire of 9-11 November 1872. Contemporary English engraving.
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0408380
WWI: RHEIMS CATHEDRAL.
Destruction of part of the cathedral at Rheims, France, by the German army during World War I. Photograph, c1916.
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0279642
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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0312165
FINE ART.
Destruction of Herculaneum, by Alessandro Castelli (1809-1902). Detail. Full Credit: DEA / A. DAGLI ORTI / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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0038076
IMMIGRANT LABOR, 1869.
Chinese and European immigrants working on the last mile of the Central Pacific Railroad in 1869: contemporary American engraving.
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0034405
CARTOON: COLD WAR, 1949.
'A-Bomb Ruins in America.' American cartoon on changes in the American landscape caused by news of the Soviet Union's acquisition of the atomic bomb and the consequent fears that Communist subversion was undermining national security. Cartoon by D.R. Fitzpatrick, 1949.
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0408367
WWI: DESTRUCTION OF FRANCE.
Map showing the devastated regions of France during World War I.
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0119605
SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE.
Panoramic view of the ruins from Hopkins Institute, following the earthquake of 18 April 1906.
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