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Bird's Eye View of the City of Little Rock, the Capitol of Arkansas, 1871
This panoramic map shows Little Rock, Arkansas, as it appeared in 1871. Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas, was officially incorporated in 1831. The area had been named in the 18th century for a rock formation near the Arkansas River by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe (1683–1765). In this view, the city streets can be seen laid out in an orderly fashion and extending away from the Arkansas River. Numerous vessels traverse the river or are docked along the shore; some vessel names are visible, such as ...
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Cairo, Illinois, 1867
This panoramic map shows Cairo, Illinois, as it appeared in 1867. The city was located at the southernmost point of Illinois, at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, across the Mississippi from Missouri. On this map, the settlement can be seen on the peninsula-shaped point located between the two rivers, with the Ohio River in the foreground and the Mississippi River in the background, with Missouri visible on the far shore of the Mississippi. Numerous steamboats are seen traversing the two rivers, indicating the importance of the area ...
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Bird's Eye View of the City of Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, 1869
This panoramic map shows Moline (in Rock Island County), Illinois, as it appeared in 1869. The Mississippi River is in the foreground, with the city of Moline extending away from the water and into the hills. Several vessels are seen on the river, including barges and two steamboats named the Savanah and the Dubuque. Railroad tracks bisect the town and several trains are seen traveling on the multiple lines, which are identified as the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad and the Rockford, Rock Island & Saint Louis Railroad. A ...
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Aguinaldo's Navy
The Spanish-American War of 1898, in which the United States wrested Cuba, the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico from Spain, was one of the first wars to be captured by the motion picture camera. Fighting in the Philippines between Spanish and U.S. forces ended in August 1898. On January 1, 1899, a constitutional convention declared the establishment of a new Philippine Republic, with Emilio Aguinaldo, the leader of Philippine resistance to Spanish rule, as president. The United States refused to recognize the new government, and in February 1900 fighting ...
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Penn Steam Engine and Boiler Works. Foot of Palmer Street, Kensington, Philadelphia. Reaney, Neafie and Company Engineers, Machinists, Boiler Makers, Black Smiths and Founders
William H. Rease, born in Pennsylvania circa 1818, was the most prolific lithographer of advertising prints in Philadelphia during the 1840s and 1850s. This advertisement shows vessels docked in front of the engine and boiler works complex at the foot of Palmer Street on the busy Delaware River. Teams of several horses haul materials on trucks past the boiler works. Laborers work on the docks, piers, and boats at the complex. Docked vessels include the tugboats, steamboats, paddleboats, and a sailboat. The firm was established as Reaney, Neafie & Smith in ...