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Early American Writers : Jackson's and Van Buren's Administrations : Harrison's and Tyler's Administrations
The Mormon Migration : Samuel Morse and the Telegraph

Early American Writers

  • Fenimore Cooper: Five portraits and an illustration of Ostego Hall, Cooper's home, can be found on this page for Fenimore Cooper.

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne: These drawings about Nathaniel Hawthorne contain four portraits and images of his birthplace in Salem, Massachusetts, and the Old Manse, Hawthorne's first Concord home.

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes: Six images show Oliver Wendell Holmes, along with his birthplace in Cambridge Massachusetts, his study, and his summer residence at Beverly Farms.

  • Washington Irving: Six portraits of Washington Irving, including one from when he was twenty-two, a picture of his home, the old church at Sleepy Hollow, and Irving's grave at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

  • Henry Longfellow: Among these engravings of Henry Longfellow are images of his birthplace and his home in Massachusetts.

  • James Lowell: Six depictions of James Lowell and one illustration of his home in Elmwood.

  • Edgar Allan Poe: Four views of Edgar Allan Poe along with illustrations of his cottage in Fordham, New York and the house where he wrote "The Raven."

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe: These images of Harriet Beecher Stowe show her progression from a young to an elderly woman.

  • Henry David Thoreau: This page of pictures of Henry David Thoreau include not only portraits of the man, but also show his residence in Concord, Massachusetts and his hut on Walden Pond.

Administrations of Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) and Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)

  • Andrew Jackson: Six vignettes of Andrew Jackson as a young man.

  • General Jackson: Illustrations of General Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812 and the reception he received there afterwards.

  • President Jackson: Three portraits of President Jackson, along with two pictures of him in office and a drawing of his tomb.

  • President Andrew Jackson: Three more portraits of President Andrew Jackson, a picture of his headquarters in New Orleans, and another illustration of him among his constituents are on this page.

  • Andrew Jackson Images: This page of Andrew Jackson Images, includes four more portraits of the man in various poses.

  • Andrew Jackson Hermitage: Six different scenes of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, which was his occasional home in Nashville, Tennessee and the place where he died and was buried.

  • Seminole War: The Seminole War, also known as the Florida Wars, refers to a series of three conflicts between several Native American tribes, collectively referred to as the Seminoles, and the United States Army. This page has six images of the Second Seminole War, lead by Osceola.

  • Sam Houston: Sam Houston was an American statesman, politician, and soldier who became a leader of the Texas Revolution. This page contains six images of him and one with his Texas Rangers.

  • Fort Alamo: This page shows illustrations of Fort Alamo, including pictures of Alamo as a mission and church.

  • Battle of the Alamo: On this page are seven images of the Battle of the Alamo, a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution, which occurred between February 23 and March 6, 1826 in modern-day San Antonio, Texas.

  • Martin Van Buren: This page shows seven portraits of Martin Van Buren, eighth President of the United States.

  • Horace Mann: This page has three portraits of Horace Mann, an American education reformer, and a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1827 to 1833.

  • First Public Schools: This page has illustrations of some of the first public schools in the country, such as the first high school in Boston and the University of Michigan. There is also a picture of a colonial schoolroom, and a portrait of Mary Lyon, a pioneer in women's education.

Administrations of William H. Harrison and John Tyler (1841-1845)

  • William Henry Harrison: Pictures of William Henry Harrison along with a picture of his residence at North Bend, Ohio.

  • President Harrison: Five additional portraits of President Harrison, as well as a view of his inauguration in Washington D.C. on March 4th, 1841.

  • William Harrison: Five more portraits of William Harrison and his grave and tomb in North Bend.

  • President Tyler: Six portraits of President Tyler, tenth President of the United States and the first to succeed to the office following the death of a predecessor.

  • John Tyler: A picture of John Tyler receiving the news of President Harrison's death and five portraits can be found on this page.

The Mormon Migration

  • Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith was the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. This page has illustrations of his visions of an angel, his preaching, and of him being tarred and later murdered by a mob.

  • Brigham Young: Six images show Brigham Young, American leader of the Latter Day Saint movement and the founder of Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Mormon Leaders: Images of important Mormon Leaders, including Joseph and Hyrum Smith, Orson Pratt, George A. Smith, and others.

  • Famous Mormons: Among these engravings of Famous Mormons are images of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Sidney Rigdon, and Orson Pratt.

  • Mormon Pioneers: The Mormon Pioneers were members of the Church of Latter-Day Saints who migrated across the United States from the Midwest to the Salt Lake Valley between 1846 and 1869. This page shows them leaving Nauvoo, Illinois and traveling by ox and hand-carts across the plains and prairies.

  • Mormon History: This page depicting scenes from Mormon History shows the organization of the Mormon church, the massacre of Mormons at Haun's Mill, and other conflicts.

  • Mormons in Utah: Illustrations of the Mormons in Utah, including views of Salt Lake City and Brigham Young's residences.

  • The Mormons: Nine pictures of the Mormons show a Mormon encampment on the Missouri River and a view of Mormon emigrants in the desert, among others.

  • Mormon Temples: On this page of images of Mormon Temples are three views of the temple at Nauvoo, a temple at Kirkland, Ohio, the Salt Lake Temple, and the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City.

  • Mountain Meadows Massacre: The Mountain Meadows Massacre refers to the killing of the Fancher-Baker emigrant wagon train in Utah Territory by a local Mormon militia and members of the Paiute Indian tribe on September 11, 1857. This page shows four images of the seige and three images of John D. Lee, who was eventually executed for his participation in the murders.

Samuel Morse & the Telegraph

  • Samuel F. B. Morse: Pictures of Samuel F. B. Morse in his workshop making the telegraph and four other portraits of the man.

  • Samuel Morse: These illustrations concerning Samuel Morse show his birthplace, his home in New York, at a celebration in 1871, and also an engraving of a self-portrait.

  • Invention of the Telegraph: These seven images relating to the Invention of the Telegraph show the Chappe telegraph, Alfred Vail, who helped Morse develop and commercialize the telegraph, and diagrams of telegraph equipment.

  • Morse Telegraph: Additional illustrations of the Morse Telegraph including the rough drawing of Morse code and a scene of telegraph wires being laid along rail lines.

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