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CARTOON: NEW DEAL, 1935.
'Romance Comes High.' Anti-New Deal cartoon mocking the Roosevelt Administration's policy of government spending. Cartoon by Quincy Scott, 1935.
SOUTH CAROLINA: SCENIC VIEW.
View on the Ashley River, South Carolina. Wood engraving, 19th century.
AD: REVLON, 1961.
American advertisement for Revlon Moon Drops, 1961.
EGYPT: KHONSU, 1823.
The ancient Egyptian god of the moon Khonsu, with baboons and human-headed birds. Illustration by Léon-Jean-Joseph Dubois, published in 'Pantheon Egyptien' by Jean-François Champollion, 1823.
HIGH DIDDLE DIDDLE.
Illustration by Frederick Richardson for a 1915 edition of 'Mother Goose' nursery rhymes.
FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR, 1870.
Wounded French soldiers brought into Metz, France, during the Franco-Prussian War. Wood engraving, 1870.
PHASES OF THE MOON.
Woodcut designed by Hans Holbein the Younger from Sebastian Munster's 'Canones super novum instrumentum luminarium,' Basel, 1534.
NEW YEAR'S EVE, c1876.
People gathering for a church service on New Year's Eve. Lithograph, American, c1876.
THE WAYSIDE INN, 1864.
Lithograph by Currier & Ives.
SILENT FILM STILL: COUPLES.
Reginald Denny and Gertrude Olmstead in a scene from a movie of the 1920s.
'The Woman in the Moon.' Pen-and-ink drawing by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley for Oscar Wilde's 'Salome.'
SCHUYLKILL RIVER, c1830.
Scene on the Schuylkill River, Pennsylvania. Steel engraving, c1830.
JASON AND MEDEA.
Jason plowing the fields of Mars for Medea. Illustration by Lancelot Speed for 'The Golden Fleece', London, England, c1900.
CONEY ISLAND, 1910.
Luna Park and Surf Avenue at Coney Island, New York. American gravure reproduction, c1910.
CANADA: FUR TRADE, 1892.
A Canadian fur trapper and his team of husky dogs pulling a toboggan loaded with furs across the moonlit snow. Wood engraving, 1892, after Frederic Remington.
TEXAS: CATTLE DRIVE, 1867.
A drove of Texas cattle crossing a stream. Wood engraving, 1867, after Alfred R. Waud.
CHRISTMAS CAROLERS, 1859.
Singing Christmas carols outside an English manor house. Wood engraving, 1859.
Moonlit Landscape. Oil on canvas by Washington Allston (1779-1843).
NEW YORK: ASTOR PLACE RIOT.
Riot in front of the Italian Opera House at Astor Place, New York City on 10 May 1849. Contemporary wood engraving.
The Arabian astronomer, Messahalah. Woodcut by Albrecht Durer from title page to Messahalah's 'De scientia motus orbis', Nuremberg, 1504.
MISSISSIPPI RIVER RACE.
'The Champions of the Mississippi--"A Race for the Buckhorns."' Lithograph, 1866, by Currier & Ives.
SILENT STILL: MAN & WOMAN.
MATSUO BASHO (1644-1694).
Japanese poet. Basho as an old man and a traveler, stopping to talk with two men having tea by the roadside. Woodcut from 'One Hundred Aspects of the Moon,' by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1885-1892.
GREECE: CAPE SOUNION, 1832.
View of the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion (or Cape Colonna), Greece. Steel engraving, English, 1832, by Edward Finden after Joseph Mallord William Turner.
NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
'With a little old driver so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.' Illustration from an 1883 edition of Clement Clarke Moore's "The Night Before Christmas.
TRIPOLITAN WAR, 1804.
The burning of the captured American frigate 'Philadelphia' by Commodore Stephen Decatur and his crew in Tripoli harbor on the night of 16 February 1804. Color Italian engraving, 1805.
JOHN PAUL JONES (1747-1792).
American (Scottish-born) naval officer. Jones capturing the HMS Serapis, 23 September 1779. Steel engraving, American, 1858, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel.
NEW YORK: GASLIGHT, 1856.
'Broadway, New York, by Gaslight.' Wood engraving, American, 1856.
STEAMBOAT AT NIGHT, 1861.
Steamboats in moonlight on the Ohio River. Wood engraving from an English newspaper of 1861.
BUFFALO HERD, 1887.
A herd of buffalo escaping from prairie fires. Colored engraving, American, 1887.
LITERATURE & THE ARTS.
Cover of the sheet music for the song O' fuoco d' 'o Vesuvio, Piedigrotta folk song, 1895, music by Gaetano Scognamiglio, words by Peppino Bozzoni. Full credit: De Agostini / L. Romano / Granger, NYC -- All rights r
Vesuvius eruption from the Atrio del Cavallo, by Pierre-Jacques Volaire (1729-1792). Full Credit: DEA / A. DAGLI ORTI / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
JAMES WATT (1736-1819).
Scottish mechanical engineer and inventor. Watt and fellow members of the Lunar Society meeting at Watt's home at Heathfield Hall, near Birmingham: wood engraving, French, 19th century.
RACE ON MISSISSIPPI, 1850s.
'A Midnight Race on the Mississippi River.' The paddle steamers 'Natchez' and 'Eclipse' racing on the Mississippi River at night, 1850s. Lithograph, 1860, by Currier & Ives.
PAUL REVERE'S RIDE, 1775.
Revere's ride from Boston to Lexington, Massachusetts, 18 April 1775. Wood engraving, 19th century.
THE MAN IN THE MOON.
Woodcut from a 17th century Venetian manuscript.
The Arabian astronomer, Messahalah (c740-815). Woodcut by Albrecht Dürer from title page to Messahalah's 'De scientia motus orbis,' Nuremberg, Germany, 1504.
NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
'With a little old driver so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.' Illustration from an 1883 edition of Clement Clarke Moore's 'The Night Before Christmas.'
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