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Date: 1655 

Description: Christopher Columbus begins his first expedition, 1492.

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...

Date: 1999-01-15 before

Description: One-page menu for a wine dinner at L'Etoile Restaurant with vintner Heidi Schrock and importer Terry Theise, with a side illustration by Rebekkah Luce of g...

Date: 1942 ca.

Description: Holiday card for the 42d Rainbow Division. On a light green background is an illustration at an angle of a soldier, a church and a red, yellow and blue rai...

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W.J.M. Barry

Date:  ca.

Description: Cigarette Advertising Trade Card produced by Allen and Ginter. Depicted is W.J.M. Barry, Hammer Thrower.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Marching elephant wearing boots and a blanket carries a banner. The banner reads "The Northern Elephant" and has a face on the left side and it is holding...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A Union sailor and King Neptune stand inside a sea shell that is floating on the ocean. Between them appears a decorative circle with the Union Armada in i...

Date: 1887 

Description: Valentine's Day card with tan fringe and tasseled cords. A border of white daisies surrounds a smaller zig-zag border. Inside the border is the text "St. V...

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Volunteers!

Date:  

Description: Civil War recruitment poster for the Union Volunteers.

Date: 1863-10-24 

Description: Panoramic wood-engraving of a cattle fair in New Haven, after a sketch by H.C. Curtis. Caption reads, "Cattle Show and Agricultural Faib [sic] at Hamilton...

Date: 1930 after

Description: Holiday card printed on a sheet of copper. It has a scene of log buildings, a stockade fence, and woods in the background. Above is the text "Michigan Copp...

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: 1910 ca.

Description: Cover of brochure for Old Timer's Resort (formerly Burke's Resort).

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Greetings

Date:  date unknown

Description: Holiday card showing an African American Santa Claus. He is wearing the traditional red suit, mittens and hat with white fur trim. He is carrying a sack ov...

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: Print of the artwork for a perspective drawing of an American System-Built House. Frank Lloyd Wright outlined his vision of affordable housing. He asserted...

Date: 1930 after

Description: Holiday card with two carolers, one violin player and a woman carrying a boar's head on a platter. In the background is a decorative gold fence over black....

Date: 2013 

Description: Double-sided menu for the bakery and cafe, Madison Sourdough Company, (MSCo.) with still-life illustrations in color of fruits, fall leaves, nuts, squash,...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day card with a girl wearing a red uniform and sword, standing on the roof of a fort. A boy in a tan uniform and sword, is looking at her throu...

Date: 1876-02-07 

Description: Certification from J.O. Barrett that the centennial photograph of Old Abe is truly him. The certification includes a signature from the governor.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Two Union soldiers and a Zouave raise their weapons and wave a Union flag. They are standing on dead Confederate soldiers and the Confederate flag. A man...

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