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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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0037237
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN, 1852.
Title page of the 100,000th copy of the first edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, pubished at Boston, Massachusetts. Engraving, 1852.
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0267261
SIEGE OF YORKTOWN, 1862.
'Charge of the First Massachusetts regiment on a rebel rifle pit near Yorktown.' Engraving from a sketch by Winslow Homer, 1862.
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0067056
CHARLES F. ADAMS, JR.
(1835-1915). American historian. Captain Charles Francis Admas Jr. (on left) with fellow officers of the First Massachusetts Cavalry of the Union Army at the Army of the Potomac Headquarters in Petersburg, Virginia, during the American Civil War, August 1864. Photgraphed by Timothy O'Sullivan.
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0012117
PILGRIM SABBATH SERVICE.
The first Sabbath service of the Pilgrims in the New World, 1620. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0029524
SURGERY WITH ANESTHESIA.
First public demonstration of surgery with anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital, 16 October 1846. Surgeon John Collins Warren removes a tumor from the patient's jaw, assisted by dentist William Morton, who is shown standing behind the patient's chair holding an ether inhaler. Oil on canvas, 1882, by Robert Hinckley.
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0072949
OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY, 1936.
First Olympic torch relay, initiated by Carl Diem, transfering the Olympic flame from the Holy Grove in Olympia to the scene of the Olympics. Residents of the Bulgarian capital Sofia gathering at the festival ground at the Alxander Nevskij Cathedral 07.25.1936. Full credit: DHM - ullstein bild / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved
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0034815
PILGRIMS: THANKSGIVING, 1621.
Pilgrims and Native Americans sharing the harvest at the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Colony in 1621. Wood engraving, American, 1870.
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0060954
CONCORD/LEXINGTON, 1775.
First Blow for Liberty (Lexington/Concord). Colored engraving by A.H. Ritchie, 19th century.
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0067984
BICYCLIST MEETING, 1881.
The First Annual Meet of the League of American Wheelmen at Boston, Massachusetts, on Decoration Day, 1881. Line engraving from a contemporary American newspaper.
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0013513
ROBERT HUTCHINGS GODDARD
(1882-1945). American physicist. Photographed with the first liquid-propellant rocket to take flight, 16 March 1926, at Auburn, Massachusetts.
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0066600
PRINTING PRESS, 1639.
The first printing press brought to colonial America in 1639 by the English printer Stephen Daye, who set it up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wood engraving, American, 19th century.
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0057713
NEW ENGLAND MAP 1677.
Detail of a woodcut map of New England from William Hubbard's "Narrative of the Troubles in New England," 1677. This is thought to be the first map cut in the colony.
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0040836
SAMOSET (d.1653?).
Native American leader. On his first visit to Plymouth Colony in March 1621. American engraving, 19th century.
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0009333
PILGRIMS: FIRST WINTER, 1620.
The first winter of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts, 1620. Line engraving, 19th century.
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0023959
BAY PSALM BOOK, 1640.
Title page of The Bay Psalm Book, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1640.
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0023899
ROBERT GODDARD (1882-1945).
American physicist. Goddard's first successful launching of a liquid-fuel rocket at Auburn, Massachusetts, 16 March 1926.
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0075095
PILGRIMS WASHING DAY, 1620.
The pilgrims' first washing day, Monday, 23rd November 1620 at Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
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0008502
FIRST SECRET BALLOT, 1889.
The Australian (secret) ballot system in use at Boston, Massachusetts, in 1889. Contemporary American wood engraving.
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0034816
PILGRIMS: THANKSGIVING, 1621.
'After the first harvest of the colonists at Plymouth, in 1621, Governor Bradford sent four men out fowling, that they "might after a more special manner rejoice together."' American engraving, 19th century, drawn by W.F. Sheppard.
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0007033
LOWELL OFFERING, 1845.
Cover of the final December 1845 issue of 'Lowell Offering,' first published in 1841 as a 'Repository of original articles written by Factory Girls' of Lowell, Massachusetts, and the first periodical in the world to be written exclusively by women.
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0070543
ANN POLLARD.
One of the original settlers of Boston, Massachusetts. Line engraving, 1880.
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0077367
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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0011977
GEORGE WASHINGTON
(1732-1799). First President of the United States. Washington taking command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts, on 3 July 1775. Steel engraving, American, mid-19th century.
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0059674
MASSASOIT & CARVER, 1620.
Wampanoag Native American chief Massasoit meeting with John Carver, the first governor of Plymouth colony, in 1620. Steel engraving, American, 19th century.
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0066679
PLYMOUTH COLONY: SAMOSET.
Samoset's first visit to Plymouth Colony in March 1621: wood engraving, American, 19th century.
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0078584
PILGRIM SABBATH SERVICE.
The first Sabbath service of the Pilgrims in the New World, 1620. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0119537
QUINCY: ADAMS TEMPLE.
First Parish Church of Quincy, Massachusetts, also known as Adams Temple, burial site of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Wood engraving, American, 19th century.
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0091139
HOT AIR BALLOON ASCENT.
Charles Durant, the first American aeronaut, ascending in his balloon over Boston, 13 September 1834. 19th century engraving.
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0071910
JOHN WINTHROP (1588-1649).
American colonist and first governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0076597
PILGRIMS: THANKSGIVING, 1621.
The First Thanksgiving of the Pilgrims, 1621. After a painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris.
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0046968
GEORGE WASHINGTON, 1775.
Taking command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 3, 1775: steel engraving, American, 1858.
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0009405
JOHN WINTHROP (1588-1649).
American colonist and first governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Steel engraving, 19th century.
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0090193
SALEM WITCH TRIALS, 1692.
The trial of a witch at the First Church of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692. Etching, American, late 19th century.
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0089587
GEORGE WASHINGTON
(1732-1799). First President of the United States. Line engraving, 1852, after the obverse of the 'Washington before Boston' medal, c1789, by Pierre Simon Benjamin Duvivier.
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0013077
BOSTON, 1860.
'Boston as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It' (Oliver Wendell Holmes). The first successful American aerial photograph, taken by James Wallace Black on 13 October 1860 from Professor Samuel Archer King's balloon.
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0037511
SAMOSET (c1590-1653).
Native American chief of Monhegan Isle. Samoset's first visit to Plymouth Colony on 16 March 1621. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0049815
BOSTON: FIRST CHURCH.
The first house of worship in Boston, Massachusetts. Engraving, 19th century.
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0077427
FIRST CHURCH AT SALEM.
The first church at Salem, Massachusetts. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0265301
MEMORIAL DAY, 1868.
Mourners decorating the grave of General Frederick W. Lander in Salem, Massachusetts, during the first nationwide observance of Memorial (Decoration) Day, 30 May 1868. Contemporary American wood engraving after a drawing by J. Warren Thyng.
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