As the state’s sesquicentennial celebrations marking the end of the Civil War drew to a close, members of two churches in Danville were preparing to celebrate their own 150th anniversaries: High Street Baptist Church and Loyal Baptist Church.
The Lincoln Funeral Train is a full size replica of the train that carried the mortal remains of Abraham Lincoln from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Ill. in May of 1865.
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A recreation of Abraham Lincoln's casket rests at one end of the re-built Lincoln Funeral Car. Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register
American Domestic Cookery, Formed on Principles of Economy, for the Use of Private Families by Maria Eliza Betelby Rundell. Baltimore: Published by Fielding Lucas, Jun., R. J. Matchett, Printer, 1819. From the Katherine Golden Bitting Collection of Gastronomy in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress. For the full work see: hdl.loc.gov/...
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On January 27, 1880 inventor Thomas Edison patented the first incandescent light bulb.
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Interested in the history of the Edison bulb? http://www.edisonbulbs.net/articles/history-of-edisons-light-bulb/
Patent Application for the lightbulb!
On August 22, 1851 the first America's Cup was won by the yacht America. Image: America (schooner yacht) by Bard - America (yacht)
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James Bard, artist of Naive Art. He was a marine artist of the 19th century - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
America II - Oil Painting
The working-man's banner. For President, Ulysses S. Grant, "The Galena Tanner." For Vice-President, Henry Wilson, "The Natick shoemaker"
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Lincoln and Hamlin - Print shows a small campaign banner consisting of an American flag pattern, with thirty-one stars, printed on fabric. The words "Lincoln and Hamlin" are overprinted in black. Collins describes a similar example, but with a slightly different placing of the overprinting. This example resembles two small flag banners produced by Howard for the Breckenridge-Lane (no. 1860-19) and Douglas-Johnson (no. 1860-20) tickets.
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Election of 1860 The election of 1860 is generally recognized as a critical, or realigning, election. In addition to electing the nation's first Republican president, it helped to set in motion the events leading to the Civil War.
Lincoln and Hamlin Campaign Flag Art Print at Art.com
On April 30, 1812 the Territory of Orleans became the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.
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Map of New Orleans c1806 repro 36x24 | eBay
1806 FRENCH MAP TERRITORY LOUISIANA FLORIDA OCCIDENTAL VINTAGE Largest Sizes
Antique Map of Louisiana, 1804 -- "Territoire d'Orleans" (Mount in handmade frame.)
Barthelemy Lafon's historic 18o6 map of Louisiana: "Carte' generale du Territoire d'Orleans." ---- I believe this map is in the Public Domain due to its age.
107th Anniversary Dinner held by the Friendly Sons of St Patrick at Delmonico's restaurant in New York, NY in 1891.
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Professor Bell opening the line between New York and Chicago [from Sun and Shade, 1895] Today in 1876 Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for an invention he calls the "telephone".
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Alexander Graham Bell, opening the line between New York and Chicago 1895].
Professor Bell opening the line between New York and Chicago [from Sun and Shade, 1895] Today March 7 in 1876 Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for an invention he calls the "telephone".
Sisters - 1911
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Lewis Hine: Little Julia tending baby at home, Bayou La Batre, Alabama, 1911
Step Sisters: February 1911. Bayou La Batre, Alabama. "Little Julia tending the baby at home. All the older ones are at the factory. She shucks [oysters] also. Alabama Canning Co." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive
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John James Audubon (1785–1851), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Study for Havell pl. 61, 1814; after 1821. Watercolor, collage, pastel, graphite, black chalk, black ink, and gouache on three pieces of paper, laid on card. New-York Historical Society, 1863.17.61
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Fishing with the fly: Sketches by lovers of the art, with illustrations of standard flies. Collected by Charles F. Orvis & A. Nelson Cheney (1883)