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Date: 1951-09 ca.

Description: A sampan boat in Hong Kong harbor. Perhaps what caught the photographer's eye was the laundry on the boat hanging out to dry.

Date: 1895 

Description: Drawing of the lake steamer, Michigan with another vessel in the background.

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Men repairing docked, damaged ship.

Date: 1933-10-19 before

Description: "A Night Above the Clouds" dinner menu, with a tipped-in infra-red photograph of the peaks around Mt. Everest on cream stock embedded with silver flecks. O...

Historical Essay

The Man with the Iron Hand

Learn about explorer Robert de La Salle's iron-handed chief lieutenant, Henri de Tonty, and what resulted in most likely the worst winter of his life.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Southeast panorama of the McCormick Reaper Works, rail yard and canal. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Machine company before 1902. In 19...

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene from Christopher Columbus' fourth voyage, 1502-1504.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the ship "Galena" beached in shallow water with a crowd on the beach in front of it.

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene from near Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, ca. 1614. The Chickahominy tribe's proximity to Jamestown meant they had early contact with the English....

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Elevated view of brewing company and surrounding roads. On the road in front of the buildings are horse-drawn carts carrying barrels, a trolley car, and pe...

Date: 1934-01-13 before

Description: Handwritten menu and "Bon Voyage" greeting in a card from the Swedish American Line, with a Swedish castle on the cover, and on the inside of the card, a t...

Date: 1949 

Description: View from dock of the U.S. Coast Guard ship "Woodrush" arriving at the La Pointe dock to clear ice. Two trucks are on the dock, one with a piano.

Photograph

General City View

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of a city along a shoreline. Mountains appear in the background. Published by P.E. Kern, Skagway, & Valdez, Alaska.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Engraved bird's-eye view of the wood shop, warehouse, machine shop, dry kilns, and foundry of the Manitowoc Seating Company. Several people pass in front o...

Date: 1856 

Description: "....The first in their series was not an 'improvement' but a view of the Green Bay settlement, looking downstream. From a simulated rustic fence corner fo...

Date: 1942-06 

Description: A cat sits atop a chalkboard with blackout orders written on it as a crew member from the United Fruit Company's S.S. "Santa Marta", fixes the smudged lett...

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene from near Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, 1615.

Date:  

Description: Letterhead of the Chilton Branch of the Falk Jung & Borchert Brewing Company, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It includes, on the left, an elevated...

Date: 1886-02-28 ca.

Description: Aboard the emigrant ship "The Tuisko." Passengers meet on the deck on nice days for storytelling, watching whales and sea life, playing cards and dominoes....

Photograph

Returning Soldier

Date:  

Description: A returning soldier hugs a woman on the dock, who is probably his girlfriend or wife. A military (naval?) ship is visible in the background.

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