• Independence Hall

    Wall, Bernhardt, 1872-1956

    The image is of a reddish hue and pictures Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The text indicates that this is where Andrew Jackson represented Tennessee from 1796 to 1798 as Congressman and Senator. T…

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  • Daniel K. Cassel Correspondence

    Biographical Sketch -- Francis Nash, written by Daniel K. Cassel, includes info on Nash’s death in the Battle of Germantown, PA, 1886

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  • American Generals, War of 1812

    Tanner, Vallance, Kearney & Co., engravers

    Black and white patriotic lithograph depicts Generals Henry Dearborn, Winfield Scott, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Jacob Jennings Brown, and Zebulon Pike. Image is decorated with cannon bar…

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  • The southern states

    Inset map: The state of Texas. Relief shown by hachures. Removed from: Warren's series of geographies, 1887? On verso: Text with heading "East-Central States" and page no. 46.

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  • "Great Expectations"

    A political cartoon published in the Philadelphia Inquirer that depicts a number of cleaning supplies with suffrage-related labels, such as "Suffrage Soap," "November Lye," Suff Moral Cleanser," and a…

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  • Map of Kentucky and Tennessee

    Finley, A. (Anthony)

    Includes statistical table. Detached from his New American atlas. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Washington.

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  • Map of the Battle of Saratoga: plan of the position taken by General Burgoyne on the 10th of October 1777

    Chapman, Isaac A

    Map of the Battle of Saratoga in which a British Army was invested by the Americans under the command of Gen. Gates and surrendered on Oct. 16, 1777. Saratoga was the first great American victory and…

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  • Nashville. Plate 12 from G. M. Hopkins' Atlas of Nashville (1889)

    G.M. Hopkins & Co

    Detailed view of the neighborhoods north of the capitol, including parts of Hell’s Half Acre, Smokey Row, and Germantown. The old street names are visible as are the various additions to the city of N…

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  • S. W. Territory (1795)

    Scott, Joseph

    Philadelphia-published map of territorial Tennessee or the Southwest Territory, formerly known as the Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio, from 1795. Knoxville, Nashville, and Clark…

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  • The state of North Carolina from the best authorities

    Lewis, Samuel, 1753 or 1754-1822

    Originally from Carey's "American Atlas", this is one of the first maps of the state of North Carolina published. Counties are named but without boundaries. Geographic features include mountains, rive…

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  • War Songs and Poems of the Southern Confederacy, 1861-1865

    A 1904 original edition compilation of wartime Southern songs and poems by H. M. Wharton, D.D. ("An Ex-Confederate in General Lee's Army"). "A Collection of the Most Popular and Impressive Songs and P…

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  • Newspaper, Forney's War Press

    Original newspaper, Forney's War Press, Saturday, August 8, 1863. Illustration shows "The New York Riot-Andrews Haranguing the Mob." The New York Riots resulted from anger over conscription into the a…

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  • A map of the state of Louisiana with part of the Mississippi Territory from actual survey by Wm. Darby (1816)

    Darby, William

    Map centered on New Orleans and southern Mississippi showing the western Gulf Coast theater of the War of 1812 with special detail given to forts, roads, and rivers. Landowners are denoted, especially…

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  • Book entitled "Readings from the Holy Scriptures for Jewish Soldiers and Sailors"

    Pocket Old Testament having tan cloth pasteboard cover and inscribed on the inside front cover "from Louis Stern / Gen. Hos. (Hospital?) #5 /Fort Ontario / N.Y" "To / Celia Sosensky / 187 E. Hancock A…

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  • Nashville. Plate 1 from G. M. Hopkins' Atlas of Nashville (1889)

    G.M. Hopkins & Co

    Plate one from the 1889 Hopkins Atlas of Nashville showing downtown Nashville. The county court house, city hall, the State Capitol, and numerous churches are all named. Some businesses are indicated…

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  • Federal model 1858 smoothside tin canteen

    The canteen has the initials of the soldier on the spout "ADH" scratched into the spout on one side and the initials "AH" scored into the other side of the spout. The model 1858 canteen was standard i…

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  • "The Battle of New Orleans for the Piano Forte"

    Ricksecker, Peter, 1791-1873

    From the Rose Sheet Music Collection, this musical interpretation of the Battle of New Orleans consists of a ten page piece of sheet music written for the piano. This is an early example of a long lin…

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  • Coffin handbills pamphlet

    Binns, John

    Eight woodcut “coffin handbills” compiled in a pamphlet known as “Monumental Inscriptions.” Each illustration is in a tombstone shape with epitaphs.

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  • carbine thimble

    The carbine thimble was issued to most Union cavalrymen. The leather thimble attached to a "D" ring on the right side of the McClellan saddle via the small leather strap. The trooper's carbine suspend…

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  • The Sesquicentennial International Exposition, Philadelphia

    Dan Smith

    Large lithographic poster advertising the 1926 Sesquicentennial International Exposition in Philadelphia. Illustration is of a "flapper-like" woman entwined in an American flag in front of Independenc…

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