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FLAG: BETSY ROSS, 1777.
Betsy Ross or popular version of U.S. Flag.
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U.S. FLAG: BETSY ROSS, 1776.
Betsy Ross or popular version of U.S. Flag.
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BETSY ROSS (1752-1836).
American seamstress and patriot. Betsy Ross sewing the first American flag. Color lithograph after a painting by G. Liebscher.
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BETSY ROSS (1752-1836).
American seamstress and patriot. Betsy Ross showing General George Washington (seated), financier Robert Morris (touching flag), and her uncle, Colonel George Ross, how she cut the stars for the first American flag, 1776. After the painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris.
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BETSY ROSS (1752-1836).
American seamstress and patriot. 'Then, now, and forever!' Betsy Ross sewing the first flag with General George Washington standing alongside. Color lithograph after a painting by E. Percy Moran.
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WORLD WAR II: IWO JIMA.
The raising of the first flag on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 23 February 1945. The soldiers are Sergeant Henry Hansen (without helmet), Sergeant Ernest Thomas (seated by flagpole), Corporal Charles Lindberg (standing at right), and Private First Class James Michels (on guard with carbine).
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CALIFORNIA: BEAR FLAG.
One of the original Bear Flags of California, mid or late 19th century.
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0007309
WORLD WAR II: SONGSHEET.
'America First!' American sheet music cover, 1940, favoring isolationism from the war in Europe.
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SATELLITE LAUNCH, 1958.
Rocket scientist William H. Pickering (left), physicist James Van Allen (center), and rocket engineer Wernher von Braun photographed at a press conference, 31 January 1958, following the successful launch of Explorer I, the first U.S. satellite to orbit the Earth. They hold a model of the rocket used in the launch, the Juno I.
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BEDFORD FLAG, 1775.
Flown on the first day of the American Revolutionary War at the Battle of Concord, April 19, 1775.
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CIVIL WAR: VICKSBURG, 1863.
'First at Vicksburg.' The 1st Battalion of the U.S. Infantry fighting its way up the steep slope to the top of the Confederate lines at Vicksburg, Mississippi, 19 May 1863. Painting by H. Charles McBarron, Jr.
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INDUSTRIAL PARADE, 1889.
School boys marching in the Industrial Parade in New York City held on 1 May 1889, as part of the centennial celebration of George Washington's first inauguration. Line engraving from a contemporary American newspaper.
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FULTON STEAM FRIGATE, 1814.
Launch of the Fulton Steam Frigate (also known as 'Demologos' and 'Fulton the First') at New York City, 29 October 1814. Designed by Robert Fulton, the Fulton Frigate was the first steam-powered warship built for the U.S. Navy. Lithograph, 1852, after a line engraving of 1815.
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0015696
FOURTH OF JULY, 1871.
'The glorious Fourth - The first gun - Time, 5 A.M.' Line engraving, 1871, after Edwin Austin Abbey.
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ROBERT FULTON'S CLERMONT.
Robert Fulton's steamboat, 'Clermont,' built in 1807. Wood engraving, 1842.
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ASTORIA, OREGON.
Astoria, the first permanent settlement in the Oregon country, at the mouth of the Columbia River. Steel engraving, 19th century.
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FULTON STEAM FRIGATE, 1814.
Launch of the Fulton Steam Frigate (also known as 'Demologos' and 'Fulton the First') at New York City, 29 October 1814. Designed by Robert Fulton, the Fulton Frigate was the first steam-powered warship built for the U.S. Navy. Line engraving, 1815.
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LOCOMOTIVE, 1929.
A crowd cheering on the 'Stourbridge Lion,' the first locomotive to be operated in the United States on 8 August 1829. Painting by Clyde Osmer DeLand, c1916.
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SPACE SHUTTLE CREW, 1979.
American astronauts Robert L. Crippen and John W. Young, crew of the STS-1, exiting the Space Shuttle Columbia at Edwards Air Force Base in California, following the first orbital flight of NASA's Space Shuttle program. Photograph, 1979.
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0059446
CIVIL WAR: ANTIETAM, 1862.
Antietam Campaign. 1st Virginia Cavalry at a halt. Pencil drawing, 1862, by Alfred R. Waud.
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0069303
STAR SPANGLED BANNER.
The second page of the first printed sheet music edition of Francis Scott Key's 'The Star Spangled Banner,' Baltimore, Maryland, 1814.
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0162769
RED CROSS POSTER, 1917.
American Red Cross fundraising poster with three portraits of the first soldiers killed during World War I: Merle David Hay, Thomas Enright and James Bethel Gresham. Lithograph, 1917.
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FLAGS: DON'T TREAD ON ME.
American flag, First Navy Jack, 1775.
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0011364
WORLD WAR I: U.S. MARINES.
'First in the Fight.' American World War I Marine corps recruiting poster, c1918, by James Montgomery Flagg.
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WASHINGTON & LIBERTY, c1810.
Oil painting by an anonymous artist, c1810.
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WASHINGTON: INAUGURATION.
The inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States at Federal Hall, New York, 30 April 1789. Copper engraving, American, 1829.
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GEORGE WASHINGTON
(1732-1799). First President of the United States. George Washington's Triumphal Entry into New York City, 25 November 1783. Lithograph, 1860.
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SPACE SHUTTLE CREW, 1979.
American astronauts Robert L. Crippen and John W. Young, crew of the STS-1, the first orbital flight of NASA's Space Shuttle program. Photograph, 1979.
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0046168
GUANTANAMO BASE, 1898.
The establishment of Camp McCalla, Guantanamo, 11 June 1898, the first American base on Cuban soil during the Spanish-American War. Lithograph, 1899.
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GEORGE WASHINGTON
(1732-1799). First President of the United States. George Washington crossing the Delaware River on the evening of 25 December 1776, prior to the Battle of Trenton during the American Revolutionary War. Lithograph by Currier & Ives after a drawing by John Cameron, 1876.
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0167399
ROBERT FULTON'S CLERMONT.
Robert Fulton's steamboat 'Clermont' on its maiden voyage up the Hudson River, from New York City to Albany, 17 August 1807. Lithograph, 1909, after Henry Alexander Ogden.
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SHIRLEY CHISHOLM (1924-2005).
American politician. Chisholm addressing the Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida, as the first African-American woman presidential candidate, 12 July 1972.
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0047438
CHESTER WILLIAM NIMITZ
(1885-1966). American naval officer. Colonel James P. Devereux, Major General Merrit A. Edson, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and Commander John D. Bulkeley (left to right) examine the first flag flown from Mt. Suribachi during VJ Day commemoration, 1946.
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0078346
E. ROOSEVELT (1884-1962).
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt visiting a coal mine in West Virginia. Photograph, 1933.
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0011695
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1856.
John C. Fremont and William L. Dayton as the first Republican Party candidates for President and Vice President on an 1856 campaign poster by Nathaniel Currier.
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WASHINGTON: TRENTON, 1789.
President-elect George Washington's reception at Trenton, New Jersey, 21 April 1789, en route to his inauguration in New York City. Steel engraving, c1870, after a painting by Michael Angelo Wageman.
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MEMORIAL DAY, 1868.
Mourners gathered at the Unknown Soldiers' Monument in Arlington Cemetery, Virginia, marking the graves of 2,111 Union Army soldiers whose remains could not be identified, during the first nationwide observance of Memorial (Decoration) Day, 30 May 1868. Contemporary American wood engraving after a drawing by C.M. Thomas.
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0078229
NEW YORK: MADISON SQUARE.
Political meeting in honor of Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Allen G. Thurman at the first Madison Square Garden building in 1888. Contemporary line engraving.
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GEORGE WASHINGTON
(1732-1799). 1st President of the United States. 'The American Star.' Oil and gold leaf on paper, c1803, by Frederick Kemmelmeyer.
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0065963
PERSHING'S CRUSADERS, 1918.
Poster for 'Pershing's Crusaders,' a documentary film on U.S. troops in France during World War I, the first official American war movie, released in 1918.
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