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An explanation on the prospect draft of the Fort William and Mary on Piseatagua [sic] River in yr. province of New Hampshire on the continent of America

An explanation on the prospect draft of the Fort William and Mary on P...

Drawing shows Fort William and Mary on the Piscataqua River with surrounding landscape and buildings in "the town of New Castle on the Great Island"; many features are identified by letter with corresponding ke... More

[A residential compound with fence and outbuildings near grove of trees and small bridge, with bay and mountains in the background]

[A residential compound with fence and outbuildings near grove of tree...

Chinese script and two chops in upper left corner.

[A small house or teahouse in a grove of trees and near a small bridge, with pine trees and mountains, and another house in the background]

[A small house or teahouse in a grove of trees and near a small bridge...

Chinese script and two chops in upper right corner. Public domain photograph of 18th century drawing, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Costumes of Chile] - Public domain book scan / drawing

[Costumes of Chile] - Public domain book scan / drawing

Drawing shows six Chilean clothing styles identified as: 1. costume du peuple; 2. costume de campagne; 3. Indien manœuvre; 4. costume d'èglise; 5. costume de promenade; and 6. officier de hussards.

German - Public domain  drawing

German - Public domain drawing

Drawing shows three Germans dancing and three others watching. Gift; Stockton W. Jones; 1930; (DLC/PP-1930:47678).

Uniform of a lieutenant 3d Artillery

Uniform of a lieutenant 3d Artillery

Drawing is half-length drawing of the uniform of a lieutenant in the 3rd Artillery, perhaps a British military officer. Gift; Stockton W. Jones; 1930; (DLC/PP-1930:47678).

Frakturs illumination - Crucifixion of Jesus Ange or Auge Palus? fecit

Frakturs illumination - Crucifixion of Jesus Ange or Auge Palus? fecit

Drawing shows the crucifixion of Jesus Christ; two angels, representing Fame, appear at the top corners, one holds a banner labeled "Engel Palus"[?]; two horsemen with swords enter from the sides at the base; t... More

A north view of Crown Point - Public domain book scan / drawing

A north view of Crown Point - Public domain book scan / drawing

Drawing shows a British gunboat under sail on Lake Champlain with a view of Crown Point, New York in the background. Drawing attributed to Thomas Davies.

A view of the Cohoes or Great Fall of the Mohawk River taken from above

A view of the Cohoes or Great Fall of the Mohawk River taken from abov...

Drawing shows a waterfall on the Mohawk River at Cohoes in New York state. Transfer; Map Division.

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 6]

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 6]

Bust silhouette portrait shows unidentified man facing left. He has a lock of hair over his forehead, wavy hair, and sports a cravat around his neck. (DLC/PP-44431).

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 2]

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 2]

Silhouette bust portrait shows an unidentified man facing left. He wears a wig tied by a ribbon at the back and a cravat. Blind stamp below image: Museum. (DLC/PP-44431).

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of woman facing left, no. 3]

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of woman facing left, no. 3]

Bust silhouette portrait shows unidentified woman or girl facing left. Her hair hangs down to the nape of her neck. A small lock of hair hangs over her forehead. (DLC/PP-44431).

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of woman facing left, no. 1]

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of woman facing left, no. 1]

Bust silhouette portrait shows unidentified woman facing left. Ink has been used to enhance the outline of her hair. Faint blind stamp below image: Museum. (DLC/PP-44431).

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of girl facing left, no. 1]

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of girl facing left, no. 1]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified girl facing left. She wears a ribbon high in her hair. A lock of hair hangs over her forehead. Blind stamp below image: Museum. (DLC/PP-44431).

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 3]

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 3]

Bust silhouette portrait shows unidentified man facing left. His hair hangs below his collar. Blind stamp below image: Museum. (DLC/PP-44431).

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of unidentified boy facing left]

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of unidentified boy facing left]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified boy facing left. His hair is above his collar. A lock of hair hangs over his forehead. Blind stamp below image: Museum. (DLC/PP-44431).

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 1]

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 1]

Bust silhouette portrait shows unidentified man facing left. He wears a wig or hat high on his head. Blind stamp below image: Peales Museum. (DLC/PP-44431).

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 5]

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 5]

Bust silhouette portrait shows unidentified man facing left. His hair stops just above his collar. A small lock of hair hangs over his forehead. He wears a cravat. Faint blind stamp below image: Museum. (DLC/PP-44431).

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 12]

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 12]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified man facing left. His hair does not reach his collar. A lock of hair hangs over his forehead. He wears a cravat. (DLC/PP-44431).

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of woman facing left, no. 6]

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of woman facing left, no. 6]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified woman or girl facing left with a bun or ribbon high in her hair, and short strand of hair over her forehead. (DLC/PP-44431).

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 11]

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 11]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified man facing left. His hair does not reach his collar. A lock of hair hangs over his forehead. Faint blind stamp below image indecipherable, possibly reads: Museum.... More

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 9]

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 9]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified man facing left. He has a prominent nose. Blind stamp below image: Museum. (DLC/PP-44431). qw05 2011-12r

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing right, no. 1]

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing right, no. 1]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified man facing right. He wears a wig with a ponytail and has a prominent nose. Reverse image of DRWG/US - Peale, no. 20 (AA size). (DLC/PP-44431).

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 7]

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 7]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified man facing left. He wears a wig with a ponytail tied by a ribbon, a cravat, and shirt with a ruff. Blind stamp below image: Museum. (DLC/PP-44431).

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 8]

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing left, no. 8]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified man facing left. He wears a wig with a ponytail and has a prominent nose. Reverse image of DRWG/US - Peale, no. 21 (AA size). (DLC/PP-44431).

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of unidentified girl facing left, no. 1]

Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of unidentified girl facing left, ...

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified girl facing left. She wears a bow high in her hair. A lock of hair hangs over her forehead. (DLC/PP-44431).

View of Fort William - Public domain scan / drawing

View of Fort William - Public domain scan / drawing

Topographical drawing shows Fort William on an island near Boston Neck in Massachusetts in 1770. The fort, Neck, lighthouse and a ship sailing out of the harbor are all identified. Published in: The American Re... More

Bunker's Hill on N. York Island

Bunker's Hill on N. York Island

Drawing shows distant view of wooded landscape with a few buildings. Inscriptions on front are difficult to decipher. Inscribed in ink on the back: Montresor. Possibly owned or drawn by John Montrésor, British... More

Vue du cataracte de Niagara, au pais des Iroquois / Antoine Le Loup fecit.

Vue du cataracte de Niagara, au pais des Iroquois / Antoine Le Loup fe...

Drawing shows two people on rocks overlooking the waterfalls at Niagara Falls. Inscribed on verso: dans l'amerique Septentrionale ìl sort du Lai Erié et va se jetter dans le Lai Ontario.

Castle William, a British fortification on an island in Boston Harbor

Castle William, a British fortification on an island in Boston Harbor

Drawing shows a distant view of Castle William, a British fortification on an island in Boston Harbor. Published in: The American Revolution in drawings and prints; a checklist of 1765-1790 graphics in the Lib... More

Lafayette, portrait - Public domain portrait engraving

Lafayette, portrait - Public domain portrait engraving

Bust and shoulders silhouette portrait shows French military officer Lafayette facing right. Purchase; 1915; (DLC/PP-1915:44874).

First bishop of Virginia - Public domain portrait print

First bishop of Virginia - Public domain portrait print

Full-length silhouette portrait shows James Madison, the first bishop of Virginia facing right outdoors next to a tree. Purchase; 1915; (DLC/PP-1915:44874).

Charles Willson Peale - JRS - Public domain portrait drawing

Charles Willson Peale - JRS - Public domain portrait drawing

Bust silhouette portrait shows John Rhea Smith (fl. 1785-1809), son of continental congressman Jonathan Bayard Smith (1742-1812) and brother of Samuel Harrison Smith (1772-1845), facing left. (DLC/PP-44431).

[Allegorical scene of interior with columns, Minerva, Fame, and other figures; possibly a design for a certificate]

[Allegorical scene of interior with columns, Minerva, Fame, and other ...

Purchase, 1983, (DLC/PP-1983:147.4). Public domain scan of decorative drawing, decor elements, art design, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Medallion portraits of Washington and Lafayette, on plinth draped with flags]

[Medallion portraits of Washington and Lafayette, on plinth draped wit...

Purchase, 1983, (DLC/PP-1983:147.2). Public domain photograph of chair, furniture, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Design for Columbia in lieu of the original figure in the transparency at Washington Hall

Design for Columbia in lieu of the original figure in the transparency...

Purchase, 1983, (DLC/PP-1983:147.1). Exhibited in "New for You," 1985, Library of Congress.

The narrows near New York 1798 / JFP.

The narrows near New York 1798 / JFP.

Drawing shows view from aboard a ship of another ship passing through the Narrows, pine covered hills with buildings flying the Union Jack, and of the harbor and Stapleton in the background (possibly after a pr... More

The narrows near New York 1798 / JFP.

The narrows near New York 1798 / JFP.

Drawing shows view from aboard a ship of other ships off the Narrows, with buildings along the shore, and Union Jack flags (possibly after a pre-Revolution drawing).

Th Jefferson - Public domain portrait painting

Th Jefferson - Public domain portrait painting

Full-length silhouette portrait shows president Thomas Jefferson facing right. Purchase; 1915; (DLC/PP-1915:44874). Exhibited: "Creating the United States," the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2011-2012.

Napoleonic era battle scene showing soldiers fighting at close-quarters, using rifles as clubs and with fixed bayonets; two men at center struggle over military standard

Napoleonic era battle scene showing soldiers fighting at close-quarter...

Inscribed in pencil on verso: Found in Hopkinson silhouette book. (DLC/PP-2000:095) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Documentary drawing filing series (Libr... More

Punishment for spitting on the deck - carrying a spittoon for the crew

Punishment for spitting on the deck - carrying a spittoon for the crew

Drawing shows a sailor carrying container into which another sailor spits. Removed from mat with notation: SE 3300.5 Cat 168. (DLC/PP-1997:105) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Cong... More

Unidentified woman, bust portrait, facing left, wearing a bonnet

Unidentified woman, bust portrait, facing left, wearing a bonnet

(DLC/PP-2001:029). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Documentary drawing filing series (Library of Congress).

[French actor, full-length portrait, facing slightly right, right hand raised, skipping or dancing, wearing a plumed turban-like headdress]

[French actor, full-length portrait, facing slightly right, right hand...

Inscribed in ink on lower right: Louis[?] Opera 1770. Paper has a portion of a watermark on the right side. No. 44044 2.

Portly man, full-length, left profile, holding a rifle, standing at attention; on verso, full-length portrait of a soldier, wearing uniform, standing, facing left, and two study sketches of rifles

Portly man, full-length, left profile, holding a rifle, standing at at...

Paper is blind stamped on lower left corner. Paper is lined on verso. (DLC/PP-2000:095) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Documentary drawing filing series (... More

Henry Clay's bulbous panteloons sic or where the coffee went to

Henry Clay's bulbous panteloons sic or where the coffee went to

Drawing shows an Anglo-African (or African American) cabin boy named "Henry Clay" on board a ship; he has been caught by another sailor with a stash of stolen coffee that he has hidden in pantaloons. Inscribed... More

John Randolph of Roanoke - Public domain portrait print

John Randolph of Roanoke - Public domain portrait print

Full-length silhouette portrait shows the Virginia politician John Randolph facing left. He wears a cape and cap. Purchase; 1915; (DLC/PP-1915:44874).

[French actress, full-length portrait, seen from behind, right hand raised, skipping or dancing, wearing a plumed headdress]

[French actress, full-length portrait, seen from behind, right hand ra...

Inscribed in ink on lower right: Le Gateux. Inscribed in ink in upper right corner: 68. No. 44044 21.

Bucked and gaged - triced up DS monogram

Bucked and gaged - triced up DS monogram

Drawing shows two sailors being punished, the first is seated with a rod beneath his knees and over his elbows, his hands tied together just below his knees, a small rod is placed in his mouth with a cord tied ... More

Married to the gunner's daughter DS monogram

Married to the gunner's daughter DS monogram

Drawing shows a sailor being punished by having him lie on a cannon barrel with his hands tied at one end and his feet at the other, he is then flogged. Signed with monogram on lower right: DS. Removed from ma... More

[Circus sketches: acrobats and circus animals]

[Circus sketches: acrobats and circus animals]

Purchase, Hubbard Fund, 1960. Public domain photograph related to Circus, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Meriwether Lewis - Public domain portrait engraving

Meriwether Lewis - Public domain portrait engraving

Bust-and-shoulders silhouette portrait shows the explorer Meriwether Lewis facing right. Purchase; 1915; (DLC/PP-1915:44874).

Charles Willson Peale - Margueritte Olive Simon Alexandre Ami Goujeou Bonplond i.e. Bonpland

Charles Willson Peale - Margueritte Olive Simon Alexandre Ami Goujeou ...

Bust silhouette portrait shows a man, perhaps the son of Amie Jacques Alexandre Goujaud Bonpland (1773-1858), facing left. Bonpland, along with Alexandre von Humboldt, toured South America identifying and class... More

Falls of Niagara. View of the great pitch taken from below, see Foresters, a poem

Falls of Niagara. View of the great pitch taken from below, see Forest...

Drawing shows great volumes of water cascading over a cliff as seen from below at Niagara Falls. See: "The Foresters : A poem descriptive of a pedestrian journey to the falls of Niagara, in the Autumn of 1804"... More

Allegorical scene showing prosperity J.J. Barralet 1807

Allegorical scene showing prosperity J.J. Barralet 1807

Drawing shows an allegorical scene with an eagle spilling the contents of a cornucopia into the lap of a woman, possibly the goddess Euthenia, seated, holding up her apron to catch them, she is handing some to ... More

William Berryman - Four Jamaican figures talking at a fence

William Berryman - Four Jamaican figures talking at a fence

Vague pencil sketch on verso. Unpublished finding aid, Drawings of Jamaica by William Berryman, available in LC Prints & Photographs Reading Room.

Design for the frontispiece of a periodical work called "The ordeal" in Boston, 1810

Design for the frontispiece of a periodical work called "The ordeal" i...

Purchase, 1983, (DLC/PP-1983:147.3). Public domain scan of 18th century artwork depicting a person and landscape background, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Ipswich. Massachusetts wollen [sic] manufactory & bridge

Ipswich. Massachusetts wollen [sic] manufactory & bridge

Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 277. (DLC/PP-1995:140.277). Forms part of: John Rubens Smith Collection (Library of Congress).

[View of Charleston, South Carolina, possibly looking north toward Sullivan's Island]

[View of Charleston, South Carolina, possibly looking north toward Sul...

Drawing shows in lower left the figure of a man walking along the shoreline and a larger preliminary sketch of the man, also to the right of the man is a preliminary sketch of a woman walking to the right carry... More

[View of Charleston, South Carolina, perhaps looking southwest, showing ships, sailboats, and five men in a  rowboat]

[View of Charleston, South Carolina, perhaps looking southwest, showin...

Preliminary sketches of human figures on verso. Includes a remarque at lower left center of sheet showing the figure of a man in a rowboat. Watermark: AMIES. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 92. (DLC/PP-... More

A view taken from the S.W. end of Charleston, S.C. Jany 17th 1812

A view taken from the S.W. end of Charleston, S.C. Jany 17th 1812

Preliminary sketches of human figures on verso. Watermark: AMIES. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 90. (DLC/PP-1995:140.90). Forms part of: John Rubens Smith collection (Library of Congress).

[Perspective view of Broad Street in Charleston, South Carolina, with St. Michaels Church at right center]

[Perspective view of Broad Street in Charleston, South Carolina, with ...

Watermark: AMIES & Co; also a dove with olive branch on the right margin. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 99. (DLC/PP-1995:140.99). Forms part of: John Rubens Smith collection (Library of Congress).

[Preliminary sketch of a large public building in Charleston, South Carolina, with small pediment and cupola]

[Preliminary sketch of a large public building in Charleston, South Ca...

Inscribed in lower left: 6 windows [?], green blinds [?], roof red [?]. Sketch of a face, possibly from a statue, on verso. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 106. (DLC/PP-1995:140.106). Forms part of: Joh... More

[View of the city of Charleston, South Carolina, with a large home and smaller houses, outbuildings, and perhaps a slave cabin]

[View of the city of Charleston, South Carolina, with a large home and...

Preliminary sketch on verso. Includes puncture holes around the edges where paper was fastened to a board. Watermark with a large fleur de lis with W. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 97. (DLC/PP-1995:14... More

View of a street in the city of Charleston, South Carolina, with a church at center

View of a street in the city of Charleston, South Carolina, with a chu...

Includes puncture holes along sides and bottom where paper was fastened to a board. Watermark: AMIES & Co; also a dove with olive branch on the left margin. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 95. (DLC/PP-1... More

[View of the city of Charleston, S.C., with a mansion, the Nathaniel Rusell House on Meeting Street at center, surrounded by smaller residences and First Scots Presbyterian Church at right]

[View of the city of Charleston, S.C., with a mansion, the Nathaniel R...

Includes puncture holes around edges where paper was fastened to a board. Preliminary perspective sketch on verso. Watermark: AMIES & Co; also a dove with olive branch on the left margin. Philadelphia Print Sh... More

[Preliminary sketch for neoclassic building with "MDCCXIX" on pediment, Charleston, S.C.]

[Preliminary sketch for neoclassic building with "MDCCXIX" on pediment...

Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 102. (DLC/PP-1995:140.102). Forms part of: John Rubens Smith collection (Library of Congress).

[View of Charleston, South Carolina, perhaps coming down the Cooper River, showing ships, rowboats, and canoes on the water]

[View of Charleston, South Carolina, perhaps coming down the Cooper Ri...

Watermark: AMIES. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 93. (DLC/PP-1995:140.93). Forms part of: John Rubens Smith collection (Library of Congress).

[Preliminary sketch for neoclassic building with "MDCCXIX" on pediment, Charleston, S.C.]

[Preliminary sketch for neoclassic building with "MDCCXIX" on pediment...

Preliminary sketches on verso. Watermark shows a dove holding an olive branch, representing Amies & Co. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 101. (DLC/PP-1995:140.101). Forms part of: John Rubens Smith colle... More

The troops disembarking to attack Fort Oswego, under the command of Genl. Drummond and Sir T. Yeo, Lake Ontario, May the 6th 1814 / / By Capt. Steele. 2d. Battn. Royal Marines

The troops disembarking to attack Fort Oswego, under the command of Ge...

Seascape drawing shows British sailors leaving their ships and rowing toward Fort Oswego on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. The 2nd battalion of the Royal Marines, under Lieutenant General Sir George Gordo... More

Thomas Howell - Public domain  drawing

Thomas Howell - Public domain drawing

Drawing shows a man, identified as "Thomas Howell", full-length, standing, facing left, wearing tattered clothing. Inscribed on mount: Thomas Howell. No. 24. Picture of deranged T.H. by our celebrated young pa... More

Charles Willson Peale - The eldest son of Judge Breckenridge

Charles Willson Peale - The eldest son of Judge Breckenridge

Bust silhouette portrait shows the eldest son of Judge Henry Marie Breckenridge (1786-1871) facing right. Faint blind stamp below image indecipherable. (DLC/PP-44431).

[Two men in the woods aiming rifles during hunt]

[Two men in the woods aiming rifles during hunt]

Inscribed in ink at lower right: Engraved by J.P. No. 7.3.

Side view of unidentified building with bay window, a fence made from stone blocks along the side, and pine trees in the background

Side view of unidentified building with bay window, a fence made from ...

(DLC/PP-2000:095) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Documentary drawing filing series (Library of Congress).

Winlock baths Sheperton Fields - Public domain architectural engraving

Winlock baths Sheperton Fields - Public domain architectural engraving

Sketch shows an interior scene of men at the baths; some swimming, some dressed in suits and top hats. Inscribed in pencil at bottom center: Engraved. Inscriptions on front are difficult to decipher. No. 56:2.

[Horseracing at steeplechase, spectators in background]

[Horseracing at steeplechase, spectators in background]

Sketch shows horses and riders racing across a field, one horse has fallen and the rider is standing next to it; spectators stand among trees in the background on the upper right. No. 29:4. Inscribed in ink on... More

Draw bridge over Potomac at George Town, D.C. / J.R.S.

Draw bridge over Potomac at George Town, D.C. / J.R.S.

Drawing shows the Chain Bridge spanning the Potomac River at Georgetown, Washington, D.C., with a covered wagon on the bridge; also shows men loading a boat with barrels from a loading dock at left center, with... More

[Butterfly and flowers] - Public domain scenic drawing

[Butterfly and flowers] - Public domain scenic drawing

Drawings shows a butterfly on a flower. Inscribed in brown ink on verso: Take this little Arthetta dear in token of my love sincere Phebe S. Woodward. Inscribed in graphite on verso: stone cream mat 2147.

[Two hunters holding guns, three dogs, and man carrying game and wiping his brow in field surrounded by woods]

[Two hunters holding guns, three dogs, and man carrying game and wipin...

Inscribed in ink at top right: Engraved and pubs. by R.B. Holloway. No. 8:1.

Equites Achivi Machaon Swallowtail

Equites Achivi Machaon Swallowtail

Typed on label attached to verso: Painted by William W. Thackara 1791-1839 water colors. (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Documentary draw... More

[Cornucopia of flowers] - Public domain scenic drawing

[Cornucopia of flowers] - Public domain scenic drawing

Drawing shows an upright cornucopia filled with flowers. Public domain photograph of painting, 16th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Steeplechase, some riders and horses have fallen after jumping fence]

[Steeplechase, some riders and horses have fallen after jumping fence]

Sketch shows riders and horses during a steeplechase, jumping a fence, some horses have fallen and riders are scrambling to get out of the way; spectators are standing in the background on the upper right. No.... More

[Woman holding jug atop her head]

[Woman holding jug atop her head]

Drawing shows half-length woman wearing classical robes carrying a jug atop her head. Inscribed, but scored in such a way that does not make it looked signed: Eliz C.P. Price 1820. Gift; Stockton W. Jones; 1930... More

Portrait of unidentified man, half-length, seated, facing front

Portrait of unidentified man, half-length, seated, facing front

(DLC/PP-2000:095) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Documentary drawing filing series (Library of Congress).

Charles Willson Peale - MAS - Public domain portrait drawing

Charles Willson Peale - MAS - Public domain portrait drawing

Bust silhouette portrait shows MAS, perhaps Anna Maria Smith, daughter of Samuel Harrison Smith (1772-1845) as identified by pencil inscription, facing left. (DLC/PP-44431).

Alice - Public domain scenic drawing

Alice - Public domain scenic drawing

Drawing shows a seated woman wearing a gown and shawl facing slightly left. Inscribed on verso: original drawing by Attoe in [?] for Dickens book.

Arrangement of a peony with other flowers

Arrangement of a peony with other flowers

(DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Documentary drawing filing series (Library of Congress).

Letter signed by James Smith with sketches of two unidentified people, bust portraits, a woman shown in left profile and a man facing slightly left JAS

Letter signed by James Smith with sketches of two unidentified people,...

Inscribed in ink at top: Mr. Tucker[?] For I have not time to waight but I wil call on you and pay the [...] the last of next week and I want to no how much do I ask for it it $30 per year. Yours James Smith. ... More

Springing them up to meet the train

Springing them up to meet the train

Sketch shows a horsedrawn stagecoach full of passengers moving left to right with a train in the background. Inscribed in ink at top center: Engraved. No. 34:6.

Rose blossoms on stem with leaves

Rose blossoms on stem with leaves

Typed on label attached to verso: This flower study was painted by William W. Thackara 1791-1839 water colors. (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms par... More

City street scene with "Brewhouse" in "Spittle Fields"

City street scene with "Brewhouse" in "Spittle Fields"

Drawing shows a horse team harnessed to a low cart or wagon at the side of a street with buildings along each side, possibly in Spitalfields. Details show lamps along the side of the street, a man leaning again... More

Rose on a stem with leaves and unopened blossoms

Rose on a stem with leaves and unopened blossoms

Inscribed in ink on verso: Painted by William W. Thackara 1791-1839 water colors. (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Documentary drawing fil... More

[Study for bank-note vignette: textile industry]

[Study for bank-note vignette: textile industry]

Purchase; John Carbonell; 1980, (DLC/PP-1981:026.1). Public domain scan of 19th century American drawing, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

From atop the Indian leap towards the imbankment [sic] which forms the reservoir named Deep Gap / J.R.S. 1821.

From atop the Indian leap towards the imbankment [sic] which forms the...

Drawing shows a bird's-eye view of the reservoir at Deep Gap, North Carolina, with mountains and forest. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 641. (DLC/PP-1992:217.12). Forms part of: John Rubens Smith colle... More

[South view of the town and fortifications of Puerto Rico]

[South view of the town and fortifications of Puerto Rico]

Public domain photograph of 19th-century landscape drawing, nature, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Vase] - Public domain  drawing

[Vase] - Public domain drawing

Drawing is a side-view of a vase decorated with a leave and grape pattern and a snake-shaped handle. Inscribed below image: Designed & drawn by J.G. Bruff. Artist anagram lower right. 46143.

[Preliminary sketch, with grid, of the driveway in front of Mount Vernon]

[Preliminary sketch, with grid, of the driveway in front of Mount Vern...

Drawing shows a preliminary sketch, set on a grid, of the circular drive in front of the manor house at Mount Vernon, including outbuildings on the left and tall trees in the background. Philadelphia Print Sho... More

Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing front Schoener 1827

Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing front Schoener 1827

Signed and dated in ink on right. (DLC/PP-2000:095). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Documentary drawing filing series (Library of Congress).

North west [i.e., east] view from 3rd story of Mrs. Davis boarding house

North west [i.e., east] view from 3rd story of Mrs. Davis boarding hou...

Drawing shows a bird's-eye view of the eastern façade of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., from the north-east, showing the plaza in front of the building, the Senate wing, the north end terrace, and dome; ... More

[Silhouette of a woman wearing an Empire dress facing left]

[Silhouette of a woman wearing an Empire dress facing left]

Transfer; Manuscript Division, Library of Congress; 1912; (DLC/PP-44431). Public domain scan of 19th century American drawing, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Silhouette of a woman wearing an Empire dress facing right]

[Silhouette of a woman wearing an Empire dress facing right]

Transfer; Manuscript Division, Library of Congress; 1912; (DLC/PP-44431). Public domain scan of 19th century American drawing, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

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