• One-half of stereograph of Andrew Jackson

    Anthony, Edward

    This portrait of Andrew Jackson was most likely taken by Edward Anthony in 1844 or 1845, just months before Jackson's death. Anthony traveled to the Hermitage to photograph the former president in a s…

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  • Prize money claim

    This document is part of a claim for prize money due to Henry G. Thorburn of the U.S.S. Lacawanna. Testifying to the identity of Thorburn are William A. Allen of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Jacob Lockhart of N…

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  • Postcard from Mary Crovatt Hambidge to Margaret Croft

    Hambidge, Mary, 1885-1973

    Postcard sent to Margaret Croft by Mary Crovatt Hambidge. Mary updates her on life at the Hambidge Center and asks if Margaret knows Philbrick Crouch, then director of the Nashville Children's Museum…

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  • Generals and General Staff Officers (1872-1880)

    H.A. Ogden created 47 illustrations of the American soldier from the Revolution to 1888 and received $100 for each work. Although the figures in the illustration are not identified by name, it is obvi…

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  • Jewish war sufferers. Shall they plead in vain?

    Mayer, Louis, 1869-1969, American Jewish Join Distribution Committee

    This poster from World War I shows a Jewish woman and child sitting among the rubble of a community.

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  • Memphis Colored Orphan Asylum

    Memphis Colored Orphan Asylum depicting the suffering faced by the black children and the destitute of Memphis.

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  • The Ride for Life

    Tourgée, Albion W., 1838-1905

    Violent moonlit pursuit on horseback involving a hooded Ku Klux Klan member and a caped young woman firing a gun.

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  • Philip John Schuyler

    Portrait of Philip John Schuyler (1733-1804), standing, in military uniform.

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  • Harpers Weekly edition featuring the engagement at Fort Sanders

    Dramatic engravings of Confederate Gen. James Longstreet's Nov. 29, 1863 assault on Fort Sanders from the January 9, 1864 edition of Harper's Weekly. Ft. Sanders was an earthen salient fort, designed…

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  • Williams' new map of the State of North Carolina

    Williams, Alfred

    "Entered according to Act of Congress A.D. 1873 by Alfred Williams in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington." Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington. Inclu…

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  • New York Herald account of Lincoln assassination

    New York Herald featuring the account of the Lincoln assassination. The bylines include, "Important Assassination of President Lincoln. The President Shot at the Theatre Last Evening. Secretary Seward…

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  • Lawrence County, Tennessee soil map (1904)

    A 1904 color soil map of Lawrence County (Tenn.) surveyed by Charles N. Mooney and O. L. Ayrs. In addition to soil types by color, this map shows and names towns, streams, boundary lines and sections…

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  • New York City Hall

    Wall, Bernhardt, 1872-1956

    A pen and ink drawing of the front entrance of the New York City Hall. There are several citizens in front of the building. The inscription reads: "City Hall, New York City, where Andrew Jackson was p…

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  • Bible

    This Bible was printed by the American Bible Society in New York in 1860. The Bible was recovered from the home of an elderly black woman in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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  • Bible of John Henry Davis, Chaplain 18th Tenn. Inf. Regt., CSA

    Bible of John Henry Davis, 2nd Lt., Co. K, and Chaplain 18th Tenn. Inf. Regt, CSA. Bible was carried by him through the war and given to him by his wife. The inscription indicates his role as chaplain…

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  • Telegram from Carrie Chapman Catt to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947

    Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, rejoiced that Governor Roberts called a special session of the Tennessee legislature to consider ratification of the…

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  • Anthony Wayne

    Anthony Wayne (1745-1796) in military uniform, posed next to horse in front of tents. One arm rest on the saddle and the other hangs by his side. The stirrups are hanging down from the saddle. General…

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  • Map of the seat of war in Europe

    Map of Central Europe depicting the political and geographic landscape of the Austro-Prussian War. It shows the political borders of a pre-unified Germany, Prussia, Austria-Hungary, Poland, Netherland…

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  • Campaign Uniform-Field-Line and Non-Commissioned Officers & Privates (1861-1866)

    Artist H. A. Ogden created 47 illustrations depicting the American soldier from the Revolution to 1888 and received $100 per work from the US Army. The illustration seen here depicts the Federal soldi…

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  • Civil War maps of the 1863 Chattanooga campaign and the Red River expedition in Louisiana

    United States. War Department

    Plate L of the Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1861-1865, containing six small maps relating to battles and troop positions during the Civil War. Five of t…

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