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IMMIGRANTS: ELLIS ISLAND.
Immigrants to the United States at Ellis Island, c1920.
NEW ORLEANS: SCHOOL.
The Abraham Lincoln School for Freedmen in New Orleans, Louisiana during the Reconstruction era. Color wood engraving.
WORLD WAR II: PARIS, 1944.
Crowds of French patriots lining the Champs Elysees to view Allied tanks and half tracks pass by the Arc du Triomphe, after Paris was liberated on 26 August 1944. Photographed by Jack Downey.
PRAYER PILGRIMAGE, 1957.
Speakers' platform at the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, D.C. 17 May 1957. Left to right: Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph, Reverend Thomas Kilgore, Jr., and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Photograph, 1957.
STATUE OF FREEDOM.
Plaster model of the Statue of Freedom, designed by Thomas Crawford, in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Photograph, late 19th or early 20th century.
FREEDMEN SCHOOL, 1863.
Isaac and Rosa, emancipated slave children. Souvenir carte-de-visite photograph, 1863, sold in the northern states during the American Civil War for the benefit of the Freedmen Schools of Louisiana.
BUCHENWALD LIBERATED, 1945.
Soldiers of the U.S. Third Army at the entrance to the liberated Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany. Photograph, 18 April 1945. Full credit: LEONE - ullstein bild / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
VELVET REVOLUTION, 1989.
Mass rally for democracy and freedom at Wenceslas Square in Prague. Photograph, November 1989.
RICHMOND BARBERSHOP, 1850s.
A barber's shop at Richmond, Virginia. Wood engraving, English, 1861, after a painting by Eyre Crowe, based on his travels in the United States as secretary to novelist William Makepeace Thackeray during his American tour of 1852-53.
CARTOON: CIVIL RIGHTS 1875.
'To Thine Own Self Be True.' Color engraving by Thomas Nast, commemorating the passage of the Civil Rights Bill of 1875.
WWII: POSTER, c1943.
'Save - Liberty is your trophy.' Lithograph by R.F. Faris, c1942.
STATUE OF LIBERTY, 1884.
Wood engraving from a French newspaper of 1884.
FENIAN PROPAGANDA, 1866.
'Freedom to Ireland'. Poem and illustration calling for resistance against British rule over Ireland, probably commissioned by the Irish Republican Brotherhood in advance of the Fenian Rising of 1867. Engraving by Currier & Ives, 1866.
CENTENNIAL CARTOON, 1876.
'Grand Centennial Wedding of Uncle Sam and Liberty.' Engraving by Currier & Ives, 1876.
WORLD WAR II: PRISONERS.
American prisoners of war photographed at the time of their liberation from occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines by Allied troops during World War II, 1944.
SIMONE SEGOUIN (1925- ).
Also known as Nicole Minet. French resistance fighter during World War II. Posing with a submachine gun during the liberation of Chartres. Photograph by Jack Belden, 23 August 1944. Full Credit: Rue des Archives/Tallandier / Granger, NYC. All Rights Reserved.
JOHN NIXON, 1776.
John Nixon giving the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence from the steps of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 8 July 1776. Color engraving after Edwin Austin Abbey.
CARTOON: LEND-LEASE ACT,
1941. 'The Way of a Stork.' English cartoon characterizing the birth of the Lend-Lease Act as a 'happy event' for Britain. Cartoon by Leslie Illingworth, 1941. RESTRICTED OUTSIDE US.
IMMIGRANTS ON SHIP, 1887.
Immigrants on the steerage deck of an ocean steamer passing the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Color engraving, 1887.
LLOYD M. BUCHER (1927-2004).
American naval officer. Bucher (left), the commander of the U.S.S. 'Pueblo,' speaking with a colonel of the United Nations Command after crossing the bridge into South Korea at Panmunjom, 22 December 1968, following the release of himself and his crew by North Korea, where they had been held captive for the previous 11 months.
MINT ACT, 1792.
Pattern for the first coins struck by the United States Mint at Philadelphia, following the Coinage Act of 2 April 1792.
WORLD WAR I: POSTER, c1918.
American poster for war bonds featuring a soldier charging into battle accompanied by Liberty bearing a sword and flag. Lithograph by Edwin Howland Blashfield, c1918.
FREEDMAN ENSLAVED, 1839.
Freedmen captured and sold into slavery by southern 'Freebirders'. Engraving from the 'Anti-Slavery Almanac', 1839.
CIVIL WAR: FREEDMEN, 1863.
Freed slaves coming into the Union lines at New Bern, North Carolina, following the Emancipation Proclamation. Engraving, 1863.
80 YEARS WAR, 1572.
Spanish troops, led by the Duke of Alba, attacking the Dutch town of Brielle, which had been captured by Protestant rebels, the Sea Beggars, on 1 April 1572. Line engrraving by Franz Hogenburg, 1590.
BOLD AMERICANS, c1770.
'Bold Americans. A New Song.' American broadside, Boston, c1770.
KING AND MEREDITH, 1966.
James Meredith (with cane) and Martin Luther King, Jr., during the 'Freedom March' from Canton, Mississippi to the Tougaloo College campus, 25 June 1966.
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 1864.
An American cartoon depicting a black soldier pointing a bayonet at a maimed white Union veteran, warning him to vote for Lincoln instead of McClellan. The artist charges the Republicans with electoral corruption and extremism. Cartoon by Joseph E. Baker, 1864.
FREEDMAN'S SCHOOL 1866.
'Zion School for Colored Children', a Freedman's School at Charleston, South Carolina: engraving, 1866.
FREEDMAN'S FARM, 1866.
A freedman plowing with a steer in South Carolina: colored engraving, 1866.
WW II: AMERICAN POWs.
In the prison hospital in Stalag XII in Limburg, Germany, 1945.
GEORGE III STATUE, 1776.
The Sons of Liberty pulling down the statue of King George III at the Bowling Green, New York, on the night of 9 July 1776. Wood engraving after Felix O.C. Darley, 1877.
RED CROSS POSTER, 1917.
American Red Cross fundraising poster with the Statue of Liberty offering a shield to a wounded soldier. Lithograph by W.G. Sesser, 1917.
POSTER: LINCOLN, 1971.
'In giving freedom to the slave, honourable alike in what we give and what we preserve. Abraham Lincoln.'
Poster by Paul Peter Piech, 1971.
ART & ARCHITECTURE.
Christ in Limbo resurrecting the elect, Life of Christ (15th century), frescoes, Chapel of St Sebastian, Villard-de-Lans, Rhone-Alpes, France. Full Credit: De Agostini Picture Library / Granger, NYC -- All rights reser
The Clipper Cosmos, shipowners the Brothers Frassinetti from Genoa, 1868, watercolour by Angelo Arpe, Italy, 19th century. Full Credit: De Agostini / A. Dagli Orti / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
LIBERIA: FREED SLAVES 1832.
Freed slaves from the United States arriving in Monrovia, Liberia under the sponsorship of the American Colonization Society. Engraving, 1832.
LONDON: PROTEST, C1843.
An Anti-Corn Law League demnonstration in London, England, c1843. Contemporary English line engraving.
ALLEGORY OF FREEDOM, c1863.
With Martin Delany. Oil, c1863, by an unknown artist.
PATERSON SILK STRIKE, 1913.
The Paterson Silk Company management defies laws governing free speech, right of assembly, and child labor as well as the 'Wobbly' leaders in this cartoon comment by Art Young, 1913, on the Paterson Silk strike.
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