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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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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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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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0012117
PILGRIM SABBATH SERVICE.
The first Sabbath service of the Pilgrims in the New World, 1620. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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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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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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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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0030410
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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PILGRIMS WASHING DAY, 1620.
The pilgrims' first washing day, Monday, 23rd November 1620 at Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
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0070543
ANN POLLARD.
One of the original settlers of Boston, Massachusetts. Line engraving, 1880.
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0017935
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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PINE TREE SHILLING, 1652.
Massachusetts; the first American coin.
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0066605
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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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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0029529
WILLIAM T.G. MORTON
(1819-1868). American dentist. Morton (in shirtsleeves) at a re-enactment of the first public demonstration of ether anesthesia in the operating room of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, on October 16, 1846. Daguerreotype, c1846-48.
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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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0066513
ROBERT HUTCHINGS GODDARD
(1862-1945). American physicist. With the first liquid-propellant rocket to take flight, 16 March 1926, at Auburn, Massachusettes. Oil over a photograph from the same year.
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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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0032658
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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0324026
FRANCIS BERNARD (1712-1779).
British colonial administrator, Governor of the provinces of New Jersey and Massachusetts Bay. Engraving by J.H. Daniels, 1887, after a painting by J.S. Copley.
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0088015
BOSTON: FIRST CHURCH.
The first house of worship in Boston, Massachusetts. Engraving, 19th century.
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0113506
GEORGE WASHINGTON
(1732-1799). First President of the United States. 'Washington and the Commissioners at Cambridge'. George Washington meeting with leaders in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War. Line engraving, 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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0216989
WORLD SERIES, 1903.
View of the Huntington Avenue baseball grounds in Boston, Massachusetts, during the opening game of the first World Series, 1 October 1903, between the Boston Americans (later Red Sox) and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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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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0071910
JOHN WINTHROP (1588-1649).
American colonist and first governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0026617
PLYMOUTH ROCK: LANDING.
The Landing of the Pilgrims on Plymouth Rock in December 1620. Wood engraving, American, 1829.
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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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MOUNT HOLYOKE, c1850.
Mount Holyoke Seminary at South Hadley, Massachusetts, the first women's college in the United States. Engraving, c1850.
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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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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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0409210
CIVIL WAR: HEADQUARTERS.
Officers of the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry: unkown, Captain Edward A. Flint, Captain Charles Francis Adams Jr., Lt. George H. Teague at the Army of the Potomac headquarters in Petersburg, Virginia. Photograph, August 1864.
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0071909
JOHN WINTHROP (1588-1649).
American colonist and first governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Steel engraving, 19th century.
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0012568
AMERICAN NEWSPAPER, 1727.
The first issue of The New England Weekly Journal, published at Boston, Massachusetts, on 20 March 1727.
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0020272
GEORGE WASHINGTON
(1732-1799). 1st President of the United States. At Dorchester Heights during the Siege of Boston, 1776. Oil on panel, c1806, by Gilbert Stuart.
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0063726
FIRST SECRET BALLOT, 1889.
The first American use of the Australian--or secret--ballot in the Boston, Massachusetts, election of 5 November 1889. Contemporary American wood engraving.
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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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0005926
FREDERICK DOUGLASS
(c1817-1895). American abolitionist. Title page of the first edition of Frederick Douglass' Autobiography, Boston, Massachusetts, 1846.
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0077427
FIRST CHURCH AT SALEM.
The first church at Salem, Massachusetts. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0049785
BOSTON NEWS-LETTER, 1704.
The first issue of "The Boston News-Letter", April 1704.
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