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WASHINGTON, D.C.: PRISON.
Political prison on the Corner of First Street and A Street in Washington, D.C., during the Civil War. Wood engraving, American, 1861.
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SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE.
View of the section of San Francisco from First and Bryant Streets, following the earthquake of 18 April 1906.
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OLD CAPITOL PRISON, c1864.
The Old Capitol Prison, on the corner of 1st Street and A Street Northeast in Washington, D.C. Stereograph view, c1864.
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OLD CAPITOL PRISON, c1864.
A view of the Old Capitol Prison, on the corner of 1st Street and A Street Northeast in Washington, D.C. Albumen print, 1866, by Alexander Gardner, after a photograph, c1864, by William R. Pywell.
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PEOPLE.
Germany Free State Prussia Berlin Berlin: First relay organized by Carl Diem bringing the Olympic fire to Berlin; the relay after reaching the city border crossing the Chaussee-Strasse (today: Mariendorfer Damm): Alfred Bredel, member of the sportsclub at the Ullstein Verlag is carrying the torch; in the background people doing the Hitler salute o
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CHILDREN GOING TO SCHOOL.
First graders on their way to school in Berlin, Germany, 1910.
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CHICAGO: SKYSCRAPER, 1885.
The Chicago Building of The Home Insurance Company of New York, designed by William L. Jenney and considered the first skyscraper. Lithograph, 1885.
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STREET ADVERTISING, 1842.
This parade of top-hatted placard men promoted the sale of the first issue of 'The Illustrated London News,' for 14 May 1842, the world's first picture newspaper.
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JEAN EUGENE ROBERT HOUDIN
(1805-1871). French magician. Wood engraving, c1880, from an American edition of Houdin's Autobiography, depicting his first childhood encounter with a street magician.
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VIENNA: LOBKOWITZ PALACE.
The Lobkowitz Palace in Vienna, residence of Prince Lobkowitz, where Ludwig van Beethoven's Third Symphony, the 'Eroica', was performed for the first time in 1804. Line engraving, early 19th century.
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PARIS: MAY DAY, 1945.
The first May Day parade in Paris after the end of World War II.
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FRANCE: VOTERS, 1945.
Men and women voters at a polling station in Paris during the municipal elections on 29 April 1945, the first election in which French women could vote.
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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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TEXAS CONGRESS, 1837.
The house in Houston, Texas, where the first Congress of the Republic of Texas convened in 1837. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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BALLOONING, PARIS, 1783.
Charles and Robert's first ascent in a hydrogen balloon in Paris, France, 1 December 1783.
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WORLD WAR II: HIROSHIMA.
Hiroshima, Japan, shortly after the explosion of the first atomic bomb at the end of World War II, 6 August 1945.
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EDO: BANK, c1873.
Commercial bank, the first in Japan, owned by the Mitsui family in the center of Edo. Woodblock print, c1873, by Ando Hiroshige.
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ELECTRIC STREETLIGHT, 1881.
One of the first electric streetlights in New York City, erected at Madison Square in 1881. Wood engraving, American, 1882.
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FIRST BANK OF U.S., 1799.
The First Bank of the United States, in Third Street, Philadelphia. Line engraving, 1799, by William Birch & Son.
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GALVESTON: BANK, c1910.
The First National Bank Building at the corner of 22nd Street and The Strand in Galveston, Texas. Photograph, c1910.
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GEORGE WASHINGTON
(1732-1799). First President of the United States. George Washington's entry into New York, 25 November 1783. Lithograph, 1857, by Currier & Ives.
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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. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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NEW YORK: OPERA HOUSE.
The Italian Opera House (later, the National Theater) at Leonard and Church Streets, the first building in the United States erected exclusively for opera. It opened on 18 November 1833 and was destroyed by fire in 1839. Contemporary engraving.
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JONAS HANWAY (1712-1786).
English merchant and philanthropist. Hanway carrying the first umbrella ever used in England, a practice for which he was ridiculed for years. Engraving, English, 1898.
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ARCHAEOLOGY.
The columns of the cardo maximus, Jerash, Jordan. Roman civilisation, 1st century AD. Full credit: De Agostini / C. Sappa / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
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ARCHAEOLOGY.
View of Decumano Inferior with the entry to the House of the Grand Portal, Herculaneum (UNESCO World Heritage, 1997), Campania. Roman Civilisation, 1st Century. Full Credit: DEA / G. DAGLI ORTI / Granger, NYC -- All rights re
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SPAIN: SECOND CARLIST WAR.
A protest rally of women to demand release of prisoners during the Second Carlist War, 1872-1876. Line engraving, 1873.
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DICKENS: OLIVER TWIST.
'Oliver claimed by his Affectionate Friends.' Etching by George Cruikshank to the first edition, 1837-38.
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CENTENNIAL PARADE, 1889.
President Benjamin Harrison in a parade in New York City to commemorate George Washington's first inauguration.
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BICYCLIST MEETING, 1884.
The First Annual Meet of the League of American Wheelmen at Washington, D.C. Line engraving from a contemporary American newspaper, 1884.
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UMBRELLA, 18th CENTURY.
The first umbrella, used by Jonas Hanway (1712-1786) of London. Wood engraving, 1871.
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WASHINGTON HEADQUARTERS.
George Washington's first headquarters in New York as commander-in-chief of the Continental Armies, located at 184 Pearl Street. Wood engraving, 1859.
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PHILADELPHIA, 1776.
John Nixon making the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in the State House Yard, Philadelphia, on 8 July 1776. English line engraving, 1783.
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SPAIN: SECOND CARLIST WAR.
'The War in Spain: Carlists driving back Republicans in the main street of Urnieta (near Tolosa). Line engraving, English, 1874.
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NEW YORK: MADISON SQUARE GARDEN.
The first Madison Square Garden, occupied originally by N.Y. Central Freight Station, c1891.
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LABOR DAY PARADE, 1882.
The first Labor Day Parade, held in Union Square, New York City, by the Knights of Labor on 5 September 1882. Wood engraving from a contemporary American newspaper.
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WORLD WAR II: HIROSHIMA.
Hiroshima, Japan shortly after the explosion of the first atomic bomb on 6 August 1945.
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DAGUERREOTYPE, 1838.
Daguerreotype made in 1838 by Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre of a Paris boulevard, the first photograph to show a human being.
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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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WORLD WAR II: HQ COMPANY.
Men of the American HQ Company, First Infantry Division, training in England one month prior to the invasion of Europe, 1944.
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