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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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CRUSADES: CHESS PLAYERS.
A Christian man and a Muslim man playing chess. Drawing after a 13th century Spanish manuscript illumination.
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0622427
GIRL, c1899.
Portrait of an African American girl from Georgia with an illustrated book. Photograph, c1899.
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0162985
BLAKE: PARADISE LOST, 1808.
'Prophecy of the Crucifixion.' Watercolor illustration by William Blake, 1808, for John Milton's 'Paradise Lost.'
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0322486
SPACE SHUTTLE CUTAWAY.
Illustration of a cutaway view of the Space Shuttle orbiter in space, 1977.
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0268219
A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1915.
'Bob Cratchit went down a slide on Cornhill, at the end of a lane of boys, twenty times, in honour of its being Christmas Eve.' Illustration by Arthur Rackham for a 1915 edition of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol.'
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0623699
WWII: ROYAL OAK, 1939.
Sailors flee the sinking British battleship HMS Royal Oak, torpedoed at anchor by German submarine U-47, Scapa Flow, Scotland. American illustration, c1939. Full Credit: Ullstein Bild / Granger. All Rights Reserved.
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MILITARY.
The German battleship squadron puts out of the Kiel harbor - undated.
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0073866
VOLTAIRE & ROUSSEAU.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), French philosopher and author, with Voltaire, assumed name of François Marie Arouet (1694-1778), French writer. An animated discussion between the two philosophers, with Voltaire resorting to vigorous argument. Engraving after a late 18th century design.
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0027505
FLUDD: UNIVERSE, 1617.
Illustration from Robert Fludd's 'Utriusque Cosmi' depicting his theory that the entire universe, from the planets and the elements to the letters of the alphabet, is a 'divine monochord' tuned by the hand of God, 1617.
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0163436
TWAIN: MISSISSIPPI, 1883.
Illustration from the first edition of Mark Twain's 'Life on the Mississippi,' 1883.
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CRANE: DOG AND THE SHADOW.
Illustration by Walter Crane for the fable 'The Dog and the Shadow' from 'Baby's Own Aesop,' 1887.
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0622440
DICKENS: NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.
'Smiling horribly all the time, and looking steadfastly at nothing.' Illustration by Charles Stanley Reinhart for Charles Dickens's novel, Nicholas Nickleby. Pen and ink drawing, c1873.
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0163429
TWAIN: MISSISSIPPI, 1883.
Illustration from the first edition of Mark Twain's 'Life on the Mississippi,' 1883.
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0322319
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR.
The Knights Templar, founded in 1118 and disbanded in 1312. Illustration by Louis Bombled from 'L'Histoire de France,' c1900. Full credit: CCI - Rue des Archives / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
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0114526
LE CORBUSIER (1887-1965).
Assumed name of Charles Edouard Jeanneret-Gris. Swiss architect and city planner. 'Poem of the Straight Angle,' written and illustrated by Le Corbusier, 1955.
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0039614
SANTA CLAUS, 1848.
"So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, With a sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too." Illustration from an 1848 edition of Clement C. Moore's 1823 poem, "The Night Before Christmas.
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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, 1850.
The escape of Henry Brown from Richmond to Philadelphia via Adams' Express, in a box labelled 'This side up with care'; Frederick Douglass is second from left. Lithograph, 1850.
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0162979
BLAKE: PARADISE LOST, 1808.
'Downfall of the Rebel Angels.' Watercolor illustration by William Blake, 1808, for John Milton's 'Paradise Lost.'
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0162980
BLAKE: PARADISE LOST, 1808.
'The Creation of Eve.' Watercolor illustration by William Blake, 1808, for John Milton's 'Paradise Lost.'
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0322360
APOLLO 11, 1969.
Conceptual artwork of the Saturn V rocket separating from the Apollo 11 Lunar Module and Command and Service Modile. Illustration, c1969.
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0186296
SPACE: GALILEO, 1989.
Conceptual artwork of the Galileo spacecraft above Jupiter. Illustration, 1989.
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0064587
CARTOON: FDR & WORKINGMEN.
'Yes, You Remembered Me' (The Forgotten Man). Cartoon, 1936, by Clarence D. Batchelor, on President Franklin D. Roosevelt's support among working people in his re-election campaign.
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TEMPERANCE CARTOON, c1917.
'Daddy's In There...'. American cartoon from a broadside published by the Anti-Saloon League, c1917, highlighting children as the ultimate victims of alcohol abuse.
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0173318
ST. MARTIN'S FISTULA.
Illustration by William Beaumont showing the hole in Alexis St. Martin's gastrointesinal system. 1833.
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0268220
RIP VAN WINKLE, 1904.
Illustration by Arthur Rackham for a 1904 edition of 'Rip Van Winkle' by Washington Irving.
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0163431
TWAIN: MISSISSIPPI, 1883.
Illustration from the first edition of Mark Twain's 'Life on the Mississippi,' 1883.
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0322359
APOLLO 11, 1969.
Conceptual artwork of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module separating from the Command and Service Modile enroute to the moon. Illustration, c1969.
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0054806
CHAUCER: WIFE OF BATH, 1483. The Wife of Bath. Engraving from William Caxton's second edition of 'The Canterbury Tales' by Geoffrey Chaucer (c1342-1400), 1483.
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0071960
FERDINAND de LESSEPS
(1805-1894). Vicomte Ferdinand Marie de Lesseps. French diplomat and promoter of the Suez and Panama Canals. Caricature drawing, c1880.
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BLAKE: PARADISE LOST, 1808.
'The Archangel Raphael with Adam and Eve.' Watercolor illustration by William Blake, 1808, for John Milton's 'Paradise Lost.'
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POE: THE RAVEN.
'Perched Upon a Bust of Pallas.' Lithograph by Edouard Manet, c1875, for Edgar Allan Poe's poem, 'The Raven.'
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0409433
NEWS FROM WORTHING, 1807.
A young woman sits on a donkey which sits in the sea refusing to move. Originally published on May 25, 1807 by Laurie and Whittle, London. Illustration by Isaac Cruikshank, 1807.
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0622437
DICKENS: DAVID COPPERFIELD.
Illustration by Felix O.C. Darley for Charles Dickens's 'David Copperfield.' Engraving, c1873.
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LITERATURE & THE ARTS.
Title page of the 1902 edition of The king's sweetheart, by Honore de Balzac (1799-1850), illustrated by Leon Lebeque. Full credit: De Agostini Picture Library / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
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LITERATURE & THE ARTS.
Illuminated initial capital letter Q, miniature from The Ebbo Gospels, manuscripts which originated in the Benedictine abbey of Hautvillers, 820-830, France 9th Century. Full credit: De Agostini / G. Dagli Orti / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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IRVING: SLEEPY HOLLOW, 1849. Ichabod Crane encounters the Headless Horseman. Etching by Felix O.C. Darley for 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' by Washington Irving, 1849.
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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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TWAIN: MISSISSIPPI, 1883.
Illustration from the first edition of Mark Twain's 'Life on the Mississippi,' 1883.
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ILLUMINATOR, 1568.
'The Illuminator colors or gilds pictures on paper or parchment; he does not hold with stencils, which produce poor work that is less highly remunerated.' Poem by Hans Sachs, woodcut by Jost Amman, 1568.
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