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The First Great Western Empire

Artist:
Jonathan Clark  Search this
Sitter:
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799  Search this
John Adams, 30 Oct 1735 - 4 Jul 1826  Search this
Thomas Jefferson, 13 Apr 1743 - 4 Jul 1826  Search this
James Madison, 16 Mar 1751 - 28 Jun 1836  Search this
Medium:
Wood-engraving with letterpress and color woodcut on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 52.5 x 41.9 cm (20 11/16 x 16 1/2")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22")
Type:
Print
Place:
United States\New York\Albany\Albany
Date:
1812
Topic:
Poster  Search this
Broadside  Search this
George Washington: Male  Search this
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolutionary War Army officer  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman  Search this
George Washington: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
George Washington: Science and Technology\Surveyor  Search this
George Washington: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
James Madison: Male  Search this
James Madison: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Virginia  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of State  Search this
James Madison: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Virginia  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
John Adams: Male  Search this
John Adams: Literature\Writer  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Male  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Visual Arts\Architect  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of State  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Virginia  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Governor\Virginia  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Education and Scholarship\Founder\University  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Sidney Hart and David C. Ward
Object number:
NPG.2010.98
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4eca2f132-4878-4561-b3af-2e3858eb066c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2010.98

Stampede Among the Negroes in Virginia

Alternate Title:
Benjamin Butler
Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Publisher:
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1853  Search this
Sitter:
Benjamin Franklin Butler, 5 Nov 1818 - 11 Jan 1893  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 40.9 × 56.4cm (16 1/8 × 22 3/16")
Mat: 55.9 × 71.1cm (22 × 28")
Type:
Print
Date:
1861
Topic:
Newspaper  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Male  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Union army officer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Yachtsman  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Ann M. Shumard
Object number:
NPG.2011.78
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b49cad0e-a52d-44a5-999a-f39dad0d2a30
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2011.78

Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction, and How it Works

Alternate Title:
Andrew Johnson
Artist:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902  Search this
Publication:
Harper's Weekly, active 1857 - 1916  Search this
Sitter:
Andrew Johnson, 29 Dec 1808 - 31 Jul 1875  Search this
Edwin McMasters Stanton, 19 Dec 1814 - 24 Dec 1869  Search this
Gideon Welles, 1 Jul 1802 - 11 Feb 1878  Search this
William Henry Seward, 16 May 1801 - 15 Oct 1872  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler, 5 Nov 1818 - 11 Jan 1893  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 52.2 × 34.7 cm (20 9/16 × 13 11/16")
Sheet: 54.3 × 39.6 cm (21 3/8 × 15 9/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1866
Topic:
Costume  Search this
Weapon\Gun  Search this
Caricature  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag  Search this
Weapon\Knife  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Reptile\Snake  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Flute  Search this
Weapon\Club  Search this
Weapon\Whip  Search this
Equipment\Medical Equipment  Search this
William Henry Seward: Male  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York  Search this
William Henry Seward: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Statesman  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Governor\New York  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of State  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York  Search this
Andrew Johnson: Male  Search this
Andrew Johnson: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
Andrew Johnson: Politics and Government\Governor\Tennessee  Search this
Andrew Johnson: Politics and Government\US Senator\Tennessee  Search this
Andrew Johnson: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Andrew Johnson: Politics and Government\State Senator\Tennessee  Search this
Andrew Johnson: Politics and Government\Public official\Mayor  Search this
Andrew Johnson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Tennessee  Search this
Andrew Johnson: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Tennessee  Search this
Andrew Johnson: Crafts and Trades\Textile worker\Tailor  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Male  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Union army officer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Yachtsman  Search this
Gideon Welles: Male  Search this
Gideon Welles: Military and Intelligence\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
Gideon Welles: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
Gideon Welles: Journalism and Media\Editor  Search this
Gideon Welles: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Connecticut  Search this
Gideon Welles: Politics and Government\Government official\Postmaster  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Male  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Edwin McMasters Stanton: Male  Search this
Edwin McMasters Stanton: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Edwin McMasters Stanton: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\US Attorney General  Search this
Edwin McMasters Stanton: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of War  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2017.125
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a8c92b7d-562c-4e53-b875-539bd4fedac8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2017.125
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Benjamin Franklin Butler

Artist:
Bobbett & Hooper Wood Engraving Co., active 1855 - 1870?  Search this
Copy after:
Henry Louis Stephens, 1824 - 1882  Search this
Sitter:
Benjamin Franklin Butler, 5 Nov 1818 - 11 Jan 1893  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 16 x 14.5 cm (6 5/16 x 5 11/16")
Sheet: 28.5 x 21.2 cm (11 1/4 x 8 3/8")
Type:
Print
Date:
1862
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Insect\Bee  Search this
Illustration  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Male  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Union army officer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Yachtsman  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.78.254
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ca05c7e6-9e7b-4c14-ade4-a8c943074407
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.78.254

Prominent Candidates for the Republican Presidential Nomination at Chicago

Artist:
A. E. C.  Search this
Copy after:
Mathew B. Brady, 1823? - 15 Jan 1896  Search this
Sitter:
Edward Bates, 4 Sep 1793 - 25 Mar 1869  Search this
William Sandford Pennington, Jr., 1796 - 1862  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase, 13 Jan 1808 - 7 May 1873  Search this
William Henry Seward, 16 May 1801 - 15 Oct 1872  Search this
John McLean, 3 Mar 1785 - 3 Apr 1861  Search this
Simon Cameron, 8 Mar 1799 - 25 Jun 1889  Search this
John Charles Frémont, 21 Jan 1813 - 13 Jul 1890  Search this
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks, 30 Jan 1816 - 01 Sep 1894  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 40.2 x 55.2 cm (15 13/16 x 21 3/4")
Type:
Print
Date:
1860
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
William Henry Seward: Male  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York  Search this
William Henry Seward: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Statesman  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Governor\New York  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of State  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York  Search this
John McLean: Male  Search this
John McLean: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice  Search this
John McLean: Politics and Government\Government official\Postmaster\Postmaster General  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Male  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Speaker of the House  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Business executive\Railroad  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Union army officer  Search this
Nathaniel Prentice Banks: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts  Search this
Edward Bates: Male  Search this
Edward Bates: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Edward Bates: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\US Attorney General  Search this
Edward Bates: Politics and Government\Statesman  Search this
William Sandford Pennington, Jr.: Male  Search this
William Sandford Pennington, Jr.: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Speaker of the House  Search this
William Sandford Pennington, Jr.: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New Jersey  Search this
William Sandford Pennington, Jr.: Politics and Government\Governor\New Jersey  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Male  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of Treasury  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\Governor\Ohio  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of State  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\US Senator\Ohio  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice\Chief Justice of US  Search this
Simon Cameron: Male  Search this
Simon Cameron: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of War  Search this
Simon Cameron: Journalism and Media\Newspaper publisher  Search this
Simon Cameron: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Simon Cameron: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Business executive\Railroad  Search this
Simon Cameron: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Simon Cameron: Politics and Government\US Senator\Pennsylvania  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Male  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Natural Resource Occupations\Explorer  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Union army officer  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Politics and Government\US Senator\California  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Politics and Government\Governor\California  Search this
John Charles Frémont: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Male  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Military and Intelligence\Soldier  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government official\Surveyor  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\State Senator\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government official\Postmaster  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Crafts and Trades\Boat builder  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Marvin Sadik
Object number:
NPG.81.80
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4114a9a35-b2fe-4e71-ae41-8cbf7cce72ea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.80

Cradle of Liberty Out of Danger

Alternate Title:
Ulysses S. Grant and Benjamin Franklin Butler
Artist:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902  Search this
Sitter:
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler, 5 Nov 1818 - 11 Jan 1893  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 36.5 × 23.1 cm (14 3/8 × 9 1/8")
Sheet: 42.9 × 28.9 cm (16 7/8 × 11 3/8")
Type:
Print
Date:
May 16, 1874
Topic:
Printed Material\Newspaper  Search this
Container\Bottle  Search this
Imaginary  Search this
Newspaper  Search this
Cartoon\Political  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Cradle  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Male  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Union army officer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Yachtsman  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Male  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.88.225
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43bf8c327-2989-49c6-80ea-683c1dd5948d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.88.225

Cradle of Liberty in Danger

Alternate Title:
Benjamin Franklin Butler
Artist:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902  Search this
Sitter:
Benjamin Franklin Butler, 5 Nov 1818 - 11 Jan 1893  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 41.5 × 29.2 cm (16 5/16 × 11 1/2")
Type:
Print
Date:
April 11, 1874
Topic:
Container\Bottle  Search this
Newspaper  Search this
Cartoon\Political  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Cradle  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Male  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Union army officer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Yachtsman  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.88.226
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm449f1754f-d7ff-4792-9ab0-712b64e25116
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.88.226

Frank Leslie's Portrait Pictorial

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Publisher:
Frank Leslie, 1821 - 1880  Search this
Sitter:
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865  Search this
George Brinton McClellan, 3 Dec 1826 - 29 Oct 1885  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885  Search this
Louis Blenker, 12 May 1812 - 31 Oct 1863  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler, 5 Nov 1818 - 11 Jan 1893  Search this
William Selby Harney, 22 Aug 1800 - 09 May 1889  Search this
Franz Sigel, 18 Nov 1824 - 21 Aug 1902  Search this
William Starke Rosecrans, 6 Sep 1819 - 11 Mar 1898  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 83.2 × 59.1 cm (32 3/4 × 23 1/4")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1862
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Military  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Epaulet  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Sash  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Button\Brass  Search this
Newspaper  Search this
Louis Blenker: Male  Search this
Louis Blenker: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Union army officer  Search this
Franz Sigel: Male  Search this
Franz Sigel: Politics and Government\Public official  Search this
Franz Sigel: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Franz Sigel: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Franz Sigel: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Union army officer  Search this
Franz Sigel: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
William Selby Harney: Male  Search this
William Selby Harney: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
William Selby Harney: Military and Intelligence\Soldier  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Male  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Politics and Government\Governor\New Jersey  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Male  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Union army officer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Yachtsman  Search this
William Starke Rosecrans: Male  Search this
William Starke Rosecrans: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Union army officer  Search this
William Starke Rosecrans: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
William Starke Rosecrans: Politics and Government\US Congressman\California  Search this
William Starke Rosecrans: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Male  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Military and Intelligence\Soldier  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government official\Surveyor  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\State Senator\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government official\Postmaster  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Crafts and Trades\Boat builder  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Male  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.77.63
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d3490d8c-c894-4167-9910-6bfd66987fbd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.77.63

The Widow's Wants

Alternate Title:
Winfield Scott Hancock and Benjamin Franklin Butler
Artist:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902  Search this
Sitter:
Benjamin Franklin Butler, 5 Nov 1818 - 11 Jan 1893  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock, 14 Feb 1824 - 9 Feb 1886  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 39.8 × 29.2 cm (15 11/16 × 11 1/2")
Type:
Print
Date:
September 11, 1880
Topic:
Costume\Apron  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Bonnet  Search this
Newspaper  Search this
Cartoon\Political  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Male  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Union army officer  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Male  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Union army officer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Yachtsman  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.79.55
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46cff71fd-622f-40b8-8d59-0dfccb779cc6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.79.55

Why We (Republicans) Laugh

Alternate Title:
Benjamin Franklin Butler and Samuel Sullivan Cox
Artist:
Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902  Search this
Sitter:
Benjamin Franklin Butler, 5 Nov 1818 - 11 Jan 1893  Search this
Samuel Sullivan Cox, 1824 - 1889  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 11.5 × 10.8 cm (4 1/2 × 4 1/4")
Sheet: 15.8 × 14.1 cm (6 1/4 × 5 9/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1880
Topic:
Samuel Sullivan Cox: Male  Search this
Samuel Sullivan Cox: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Ohio  Search this
Samuel Sullivan Cox: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Samuel Sullivan Cox: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Male  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Union army officer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Yachtsman  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.79.56
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
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edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.79.56

Album of Portraits of Celebrities

Alternate Title:
Benjamin F. Butler, Governor Elect of Massachusetts
Artist:
Shoppell, active c. 1882  Search this
Publisher:
F. M. Lupton  Search this
Sitter:
Benjamin Franklin Butler, 5 Nov 1818 - 11 Jan 1893  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 7.5 × 5.4 cm (2 15/16 × 2 1/8")
Book closed: 13.5 × 18.6 cm (5 5/16 × 7 5/16")
Book open: 13.5 × 36.5 cm (5 5/16 × 14 3/8")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1882
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Book  Search this
Illustration  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Male  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Presidential candidate  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Union army officer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Yachtsman  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.90.50.W
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm490da1310-2296-4bd7-b477-5cdf8b6bf01a
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Robert Blum letters to Alexander Drake, 1879-1890

Creator:
Drake, Alexander, 1843-1916  Search this
Subject:
Blum, Robert Frederick  Search this
Citation:
Robert Blum letters to Alexander Drake, 1879-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7136
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209270
AAA_collcode_drakalex
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209270

Louis A. Holman papers and Holman's Print Shop records, ca. 1870-1977

Creator:
Holman, Louis A. (Louis Arthur), 1866-1939  Search this
Holman's Print Shop  Search this
Subject:
Cole, Timothy  Search this
Andrews, John  Search this
Datziel, John Sanderson  Search this
Heintzelman, Arthur William  Search this
Holman, Richard Bourne  Search this
Nash, Ray  Search this
Goodspeed's Book Shop  Search this
Citation:
Louis A. Holman papers and Holman's Print Shop records, ca. 1870-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Prints, American  Search this
Wood-engraving  Search this
Prints -- Collectors and collecting -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Prints -- 19th century  Search this
Prints -- 20th century  Search this
Map printing  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Theme:
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8138
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210309
AAA_collcode_holmloui
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Elbridge Kingsley papers, 1842-1900

Creator:
Kingsley, Elbridge, 1841-1918  Search this
Subject:
Burleigh, Charles  Search this
Champney, James Wells  Search this
Cole, Timothy  Search this
Davis, John Parker  Search this
Dwight, John, Mrs  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang  Search this
French, Frank  Search this
Kruell, Gustav  Search this
Orr, I. W.  Search this
Palmer, William B. P.  Search this
Sears, Edward  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William  Search this
Cooper Institute  Search this
Society of American Wood Engravers  Search this
Exposition universelle de 1889 (Paris, France)  Search this
Citation:
Elbridge Kingsley papers, 1842-1900. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Scribner's magazine  Search this
Photography -- Massachusetts -- Hadley  Search this
Wood-engraving  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Photography  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9152
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211346
AAA_collcode_kingelbr
Theme:
Diaries
Photography
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Louis Prang papers, 1848-1932

Creator:
Prang, Louis, 1824-1909  Search this
Subject:
Whittier, John Greenleaf  Search this
Cook, Clarence  Search this
Christopher, E. Wrightson  Search this
Prang & Meyer  Search this
L. Prang & Co.  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Photographs
Lectures
Typescripts
Citation:
Louis Prang papers, 1848-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Greeting cards  Search this
Lithographers  Search this
Lithography  Search this
Greeting cards industry  Search this
Chromolithography  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9709
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211965
AAA_collcode_pranloui
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211965
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Thomas Norrell Railroad Photographs Collection

Creator:
Norrell, Thomas, 1899-1985  Search this
Extent:
18 Cubic feet (84 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Photograph albums
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1840-circa 1960
bulk 1870-1940
Summary:
Approximately 11,000 images collected by Thomas Norrell consisting of original photographic prints and photographic postcards, original film and glass plate negatives, and duplicate/copy photographic prints and negatives. The majority are external views of single locomotive engines of North American railroad and industrial companies. Images of international railroad company locomotives and of representative locomotives from various locomotive works and builders are also included. The collection contains a small number of subject-specific images covering such topics as train wrecks, funeral trains, experimental locomotives, miniature trains, and locomotives at the 1933 and 1939 World's Fairs.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains material related primarily, but not exclusively, to early North American railroad locomotives. Photographs and negatives comprise the bulk of the material in the collection, with the number of individual images well exceeding 10,000. While the collection is particularly valuable for its images of locomotives from smaller or relatively obscure railroad lines and industrial concerns (such as mining and lumber companies), it also includes a substantial number of images from the leaders of the railroad industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (such as the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad).

Norrell's organization of the collection reflects his technical knowledge of railroad engines and his familiarity with various railroad companies. His use of Whyte notation as an organizational schema gives evidence to this. Whyte notation is broadly utilized by the railroad industry as a way to classify locomotives based on their wheel configuration. A count of leading (non-driving) wheels, middle driving wheels, and trailing wheels (non-driving) is represented by a three-digit hyphenated number. For example, a locomotive with four leading wheels, four driving wheels, and two trailing wheels would be classified as a 4-4-2. Norrell utilized this convention when subdividing railroad companies for which he had collected many images, such as the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Central Railroad of New Jersey, Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad, and the Lehigh Valley Railroad, among others. Norrell subdivided portions of his collection of Pennsylvania Railroad images based on that company's distinct classification system, where letters of the alphabet corresponded to different Whyte notations.

Norrell used other criteria to help subdivide larger assemblages of single-company railroad images, and these have been maintained. In some instances, he used the company number designation found on the locomotive itself (as in the case of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad). Other times, subject designations were used to distinguish rail yards, passenger cars, and special or prominent locomotives. Because the Pennsylvania Railroad comprised such a large segment of images, Norrell organized it according to a number of subdivision types (including year, Whyte notation, and subject) rather than any single one.

The collection is arranged into three series: Series 1, Negatives, 1831-1967, undated, Series 2, Photographic Prints, circa 1850-1960, and Series 3, Ephemera, undated.

Series 1, Negatives, 1831-1967, undated,contains photographic negatives and is divided into two subseries: Subseries 1, Film Negatives, 1831-1967, undated, and Subseries 2, Glass Plate Negatives, 1831-1967, undated.

The series contains original negative images, copy negatives of other printed images, and copy negatives of printed material, such as book illustrations. The inclusive dates for the series reflect the subject of the material photographed (as in the case of copy negatives) rather than the date the negative was created.

The negatives primarily depict views of single locomotive engines from various North American and international mainline and short line railroads. Interspersed among these are views of company-owned locomotives representing such North American industries as mining (coal, iron, limestone, copper, gold, quartz, zinc), lumber (timber, pulp, paper), metallurgical production (coke, iron, steel), stone/brick production (masonry, cement, gravel), utilities (power, light, telephone), chemical production, leather production, automotive production, and food service. A number of military railroad locomotives as well as early metropolitan transit systems are also represented among the negatives. Most of the images depict steam locomotives, though some diesel engines, diesel-electric hybrid engines, passenger and freight cars, and assorted repair/service vehicles are also spread throughout.

Subseries 1, Film Negatives, 1831-1967, undated consists of polyester film negatives ranging in size from 2 1/4" x 4 1/4" to 5" x 7". Additional larger polyester film negatives are interfiled with the glass plate negatives of Subseries 2 and range in size from 5" x 7" to 8" x 10".

The negatives are physically arranged by size, then by the negative series number originally assigned to them by the United States National Museum, Division of Transportation. This numbering system generally, but not always, follows an alphabetical order by name of railroad company (North American and international) or industrial company. The majority of the film negatives are 5" x 7" or smaller, and the number series for this size of negative begins with 85-20939 and ends with 85-31126.

Film negatives larger than 5" x 7" are separated and interfiled with the glass plate negatives of Subseries 2. As such, the negative series number range for these larger film negatives is not always consecutive. The first series number range begins at 82-4189 and ends at 82-4429. The second range begins at 82-13786 and ends at 82-13795. A printed, item-level index of the negatives containing an alphabetical list of railroad and industrial company names and associated negative numbers is available for consultation in the Archives Center.

The envelope enclosures for all negatives generally include the name of the railroad or industrial company, the engine/locomotive number, the engine/locomotive builder, the Whyte classification (wheel arrangement), the year of the engine/locomotive's construction, a brief description of the image, the size of the negative, and the negative series number.

Subseries 2, Glass Plate Negatives, 1831-1967, undated, consists of glass plate negatives ranging in size from 5" x 7" to 10" x 12". Three broken glass plate negatives have been re-housed and are stored separately. Otherwise the plates are arranged by size, then by original negative series number as assigned by the United States National Museum, Division of Transportation. This number range is not always consecutive because the glass plate negatives are interfiled with the larger film negatives of Subseries 1. A printed, item-level index of the negatives containing an alphabetical list of railroad and industrial company names and associated negative numbers is available for consultation in the Archives Center.

The 8" x 10" glass plate negative number series begins with 82-4168 and ends with 82-4424.

The 5" x 7" glass plate negatives contain series numbers 82-13783 to 82-13785.

The 12" x 10" glass plate negatives contain series numbers 82-4430 to 82-4452.

The envelope enclosures for the negatives generally include the name of the railroad or industrial company, the engine/locomotive builder, the Whyte classification (wheel arrangement), in some cases a brief description of the image, and the negative series number.

Series 2, Photographic Prints, circa 1850-1960,consists of visual material, including photographic postcards, illustrated postcards, photographic prints (made through a variety of photographic processes), and a photograph album. It contains five subseries: Subseries 1, North American Railroad Companies; Subseries 2, International Railroad Companies; Subseries 3, Railroad Builders; Subseries 4, Subjects; and Subseries 5, Duplicate Images.

Subseries 1, North American Railroad Companies, circa 1850-1960 includes photographic and illustrated postcards and photographic prints of North American railroad companies, industrial railroads, and urban transit companies. The images range in size from 2 1/4" x 4 1/4" to 8" x 10," with the majority being silver gelatin prints. Occasional albumen prints, cyanotype prints, and salted paper prints are found in the collection. The majority of the images are views of single locomotive engines, though some images of railroad stations, roundhouses, rail yards, and passenger cars are interspersed throughout. While the majority of the photographs are 4" x 6" or smaller, there are prints larger than 4" x 6" which are arranged alphabetically by railroad or industrial company name. In some cases multiple larger images from railroad companies with names close to each other alphabetically are filed together in a single folder and identified with the first common letters of the company names.

Norrell's original alphabetical organization by railroad or industrial company name has been preserved. In some instances where a substantial number of images for a particular railroad company exist, Norrell subidivided the images either by Whyte notation (wheel arrangement) or by subject. This usually follows either an alphabetical or numerical organization, but not in every case. In many instances, hand-written notes and postage appear on the reverse of the photographic postcards. Addresses and salutations indicate that many of the postcards were not sent to Thomas Norrell directly, but were acquired by him at a later date.

Subseries 2, International Railroad Companies, circa 1850-1960, includes photographs, illustrated postcards, and a photograph album depicting international railroads and railroad locomotives. Of particular interest is the photograph album compiled by Thomas Norrell containing sixty individual photographs of steam locomotive engines from eighteen assorted British, continental European, and South American railroad companies. The images are all approximately 14" x 10," and each corresponds to an identification chart mounted in the front of the album indicating the railroad company, engine number, Whyte notation (wheel arrangement), and special notes about each engine.

Subseries 3, Railroad Builders, circa 1850-1960 consists photographic prints and photographic postcards containing images of locomotives separated by builder. Norrell's original alphabetical arrangement of the images by locomotive works or manufacturing company name has been preserved.

Subseries 4, Subjects, 1804-1940, contains photographic prints and photographic postcards organized by subject. The images are arranged chronologically by date of the subject of the images. Of particular interest are Norrell's photographs of locomotives at the 1933-1934 Chicago and 1939-1940 New York World's Fairs.

Subseries 5, Duplicate Images, circa 1850-1960, contains duplicate photographic prints and duplicate copy prints created from the either the photographs in Series 2 or from the film and glass plate negatives from Series 1. The duplicate images, including photographic postcards and photographic prints, are subdivided by first letter of the name of the railroad or industrial company. The duplicate copy prints created from the negatives are arranged numerically by a negative number recorded on the negative itself.

Series 3, Ephemera, undated,consists of an unidentified and undated piece of railroad track.

References

Staufer, Alvin F. Pennsy Power III 1847-1968. Medina, OH: Alvin F. Staufer, 1993.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in three series.

Series 1: Negatives, 1831-1967, undated

Subseries 1: Film Negatives, 1831-1967, undated

Subseries 2: Glass Plate Negatives, 1831-1967, undated

Series 2: Photographic Prints, circa 1850-1960

Subseries 1: North American Railroad Companies, circa 1850-1960

Subseries 2: International Railroad Companies, circa 1850-1960

Subseries 3: Railroad Builders, circa 1850-1960

Subseries 4: Subjects, 1804-1940

Subseries 5: Duplicate Images, circa 1850-1960

Series 3: Ephemera, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Norrell was born in West Ham (Essex County) England on November 11, 1899. He emigrated to the United States as a young man and became a naturalized citizen in 1911. He took an apprenticeship at the Baldwin Locomotive Works around 1920. Although the Baldwin works benefited from a boom in the export of steam locomotives meant to replenish foreign rail systems impacted by use during the First World War, the upswing was short-lived. Business at Baldwin slowed considerably in the 1920s as diesel engines began replacing steam locomotives. Recognizing that opportunities for advancement within Baldwin were scarce, Norrell moved out of railroad work completely and into the paper box industry. He married his wife Wilhelmina in 1929, and they resided in Cranston, Rhode Island and later Silver Spring, Maryland.

Despite his shift away from railroads as a vocation, Norrell maintained a life-long interest in trains and was a collector of photographic and print material related to locomotive engines, train cars, and industrial railroads. He contributed a number of articles to various railroad periodicals and was generous in providing images from his collection to other authors for reproduction in their publications. Norrell also influenced and supported a number of prominent railroad historians, including John H. White Jr., curator of the Division of Transportation in the Smithsonian National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History). It was through White's efforts that Norrell's collection became part of the Smithsonian Institution.

In 1942 Norrell gained some degree of notoriety for having rediscovered the famed Brady Civil War negatives in the vault of the Phelps Publishing Company in Springfield, Massachusetts while searching for an unrelated daguerreotype of an early Massachusetts locomotive. The locomotive had been identified from a wood-engraving made by an artist for a Phelps subsidiary publication, and Norrell secured permission to search the Phelps Company's vault for the image. During his search, Norrell stumbled upon and recognized the famed Civil War collection from earlier printed publications of the images. He brought the collection to the attention of the National Archives, which deferred to the Library of Congress. The storage fees for the images had been unpaid for many years by their owner, and the Phelps Company, interested only in recovering compensation for the use of the space, seized the images and sold them at cost to the Library of Congress in 1944.

Norrell later lived in Fredericksburg, Virginia, close to his daughter Elise Mann. He died there on February 1, 1985.

References

Bell, Kurt R. "On the Shoulders of a Giant: A Profile of John H. White, Jr.," Railroad History, 204 (Spring-Summer 2011): 6-23.

Hodge, Robert, comp. An Index to the Death Notices in the Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Virginia), 1981-1991. Fredericksburg, VA: Robert A. Hodge (1992).

Norrell, Thomas. "The Norris Construction Record," Railroad and Locomotive Historical Society Bulletin, 150 (1983): 57-XX.

Norrell, Thomas. "Uriah Wells, Locomotive Builder of Petersburg," Railroad and Locomotive Historical Society Bulletin, 124 (1969): 40-XX.

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930: Population Schedule. Massachusetts Enumeration District 9-169, Supervisor's District 10, Sheet 4-1, 1930.

Vanderbilt, Paul, comp. Guide to the Special Collections of Prints and Photographs in the Library of Congress. Washington D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1955.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Baldwin Locomotive Works Collection (Engine Registers and Order Books), 1833-1956, (AC0157)

Baldwin Locomotive Works Drawings, 1870-1890, (AC0353)

John H. White, Jr. Railroad Reference Collection, 1880s-1990, (AC0523)

Materials Held by the National Museum of American History, Division of Work and Industry

Three images from the collection, including an 1848 daguerreotype image of the locomotive "Tioga", an 1855 daguerreotype image of a locomotive on the Niagara Falls, and a circa 1870 daguerreotype image of a Rome, Watertown, and Ogdensburgh locomotive.

Materials Held by Other Institutions

Thomas Norrell photographic album, and other views of rail transportation in Canada and the United States, circa 1920-1979, R5500-27-4-E, Andrew Audubon Merrilees fonds. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the United States National Museum, Division of Transportation (now known as the National Museum of American History, Division of Work and Industry) by Thomas Norrell on April 19, 1966.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the negatives are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Some glass plate negatives are broken and may require special handling care.Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Copyright status unknown, though most images are in the public domain.
Topic:
Railroad companies -- Europe  Search this
Railroad companies -- Africa  Search this
Railroad companies -- North America  Search this
Railroad companies -- South America  Search this
Railroad accidents  Search this
Mine railroads  Search this
Locomotive builders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 19th-20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Ephemera
Citation:
Thomas Norrell Railroad Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1174
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1174
Online Media:

Minutes

Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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The Boston Common

After:
Winslow Homer, American, 1836–1910  Search this
Publisher:
Harper & Bros., New York, New York, USA  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving in black ink on paper
Dimensions:
27.8 × 40.6 cm (10 15/16 × 16 in.)
Type:
figures
Print
Object Name:
Print
Made in:
USA
Place depicted:
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Date:
May 22, 1858
Accession Number:
1937-39-4
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4368846eb-3e1f-4657-99f9-cf3c713ca508
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1937-39-4
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Charge of the First Massachusetts Regiment on a Rebel Rifle Pit Near Yorktown

After:
Winslow Homer, American, 1836–1910  Search this
Publisher:
Harper & Bros., New York, New York, USA  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving in black ink on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 17.5 × 23.5 cm (6 7/8 × 9 1/4 in.)
Type:
figures
Print
Object Name:
Print
Made in:
USA
Date:
May 17, 1862
Credit Line:
Gift of John Goldsmith Phillips, Jr.
Accession Number:
1947-4-46
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq448f713a7-a7fb-44a7-8bea-6b5a97daee6d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1947-4-46
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A View of Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown

Designer:
Rudolph Ruzicka, American, b. Czech Republic, 1883–1978  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving printed in color ink on laid paper
Dimensions:
approx. 24.1 × 17.1 cm (9 1/2 × 6 3/4 in.)
Object Name:
Print
Type:
Print
Date:
1915
Accession Number:
1948-67-52
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq48e7592a7-08b8-4320-9a3e-2cfed3a97a6b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1948-67-52

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