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Date: 1655 

Description: Christopher Columbus begins his first expedition, 1492.

Date: 1946-08 ca.

Description: Campaign brochure issued by Robert M. La Follette, Jr., after his decision to return the Wisconsin Progressive Party to the Republican Party. The brochure...

Date: 1965 ca.

Description: Holiday card showing the Civil Rights March on Selma, Alabama, in 1965. The Christmas star shines overhead and has glitter on it. The card has a red border...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A relaxed man sits in a chair reading a paper with his slippers on. He has food and drink on a nearby table. Below the captions reads "One of the C.S.A. ge...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Envelope depicts a Zouave camp with five soldiers relaxing around a campfire in front of a tent. A tree branch and a drum are in the foreground. The captio...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A white sailor and a Native American man sit on the ground near the water, ships are visible in the distance. The colonist holds a sextant in his left hand...

Date: 1950-03-24 before

Description: Front cover of a farewell dinner menu from the Italian Line ship Saturnia, with two Commedia dell' Arte characters: Pantalone, a black masked figure...

Date: 1946-10 ca.

Description: Campaign brochure of Howard J. McMurray, former congressman and political scientist, issued for his unsuccessful campaign against Joseph R. McCarthy in the...

Date: 1933-06-24 before

Description: Front and back of a one-page menu for a Savage Club dinner, entitled "Joe Harker in the chair," with a cartoon by George Whitelaw, with four men in suits e...

Date: 1895 

Description: Color lithograph cover illustration for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows a portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick over an illustration of...

Date: 1951-08-30 before

Description: Dinner menu from the R.M.S. Mauretania, with a watercolor illustration of a thatched-roof cottage and a large tree near a bend in the road. Other ho...

Date: 1908-09-18 before

Description: Luncheon menu from the S.S. Marquette, with a framed illustration of a white-bearded man in profile holding a pipe and turning away to look at a sai...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Cigar box label with portraits of inventors Thomas Edison, Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton, Cyrus McCormick, Richard March Hoe. Around the edges are illustratio...

Date: 1859 

Description: Handbill for Kirby's American Harvester, a combined reaper and mower. The advertisement features two line drawings of the machine in use, as a reaper and...

Date: 1965 

Description: Holiday card with a drawing of a vacation home on the front, and a picture of the family in front of their Volkswagen bus on the inside. The family has a C...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Caricature of General Nathaniel Lyon that, when viewed horizontally, looks like a lion. Text above reads, "Gen. Lyon, of Missouri." Caption to the right re...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis (J.D.) and General Beauregard (Gen. B) are carried by two running devils, the "Imps of Old Nick". Below is the caption and verse, "JEFF A...

Date: 1886-08-07 before

Description: Menu from the midsummer dinner of the Thirteen Club, with the seal of the club on the front cover: the legend, "Morituri te salutamus" ("We who are about t...

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Description: Letterhead of National Blower Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, manufacturers of "Steam Hot Blast Apparatus." On the left is an Uncle Sam figure pointing to a...

Date: 1882 

Description: Advertising handbill for the Champion harvester and binder. Includes the text "the Champion light binder, is the only simple, light, durable, efficient wor...

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