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Administrations of Zachary Taylor (1849 - 1850), Millard
Fillmore (1850 – 1853), & Franklin Pierce (1853 - 1857)
Taylor: This page of images focuses on Taylor's role as a general
in the war against Mexico.
Taylor: Three more images of Taylor in the battles at Buena Vista and
Taylor: Six illustrations of President
Taylor, who died just 16
months into his term.
Fillmore: Six portraits of Millard Fillmore, the Vice
President under Zachary Taylor, who assumed office at the time of Taylor's
Fillmore: Six images of President Fillmore, our
These images show Pierce, a Democrat who served in the U.S. House of Representatives
and Senate, and later took part in the Mexican-American War and became
a brigadier general.
Pierce: Six portraits of the 14th President of the United States.
Franklin Pierce: The last of three pages of portraits of President Pierce,
who was widely criticized for his support of the Kansas-Nebraska Act
and repeal of the Missouri Compromise.
Webster: Seven pictures the successful lawyer who served as the United
States' 14th and 19th Secretary of State.
- Arctic Exploration: Nine illustrations of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane's expedition to the Arctic region between 1850 - 1853.
Men and Women of the Frontier
Carson: Six illustrations of the American frontiersman, with his horse,
his wife, and employed as a horse trainer.
Carson: Scenes of Carson being treed by a grizzly bear, in a duel, saving
a friend, and confronting a lion and a wounded buffalo.
Carson Pictures: Nine more pictures including
Carson saving and being rescued by John Fremont, killing a horse thief, and
conducting emigrants across the Sierra Nevada.
Boone: Images of the American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman whose
exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States.
Boone Pictures: These pictures show
Boone's first glimpse of Kentucky, dressing as an Indian, meeting his brother,
and rescuing his daughter.
of Daniel Boone: Six more pictures of Boone show
him pounding corn, putting a notch in his bear tree, rescuing his daughter,
and trailing Indians.
Hickok: A figure in the American Old West, these six illustrations
show scenes of him in a duel, fighting fifteen soldiers, and escaping
from the Indians.
Bill Hickok: This page has illustrations Wild Bill Hickok fighting
Cinnamon Bear, surprising a sleepy sentinel, and fighting with the McCandless
Bill: This page shows Wild Bill looking
down on Deadwood, shooting wolves, punishing a bogus character, and in
a fight with the McCandless gang.
Butler Hickok: Illustrations of the assassination
of Hickok while playing poker in a Dakota Territory saloon, an
engraving of his gravesite, and more.
- Davy Crockett: Davy Crockett was a celebrated 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician. This page has several of his portraits.
Crockett: Images of the “King of the Wild Frontier," show him fighting
at the Battle of Talladoga, making a stump speech, and figthing at the Alamo.
Crockett Pictures: These pictures show
Crockett pursuing a herd of buffalo, encountering a cougar, his reception
at Louisville, and his heroic death at Alamo.
- Buffalo Bill: William Frederick "Buffalo
Bill" Cody was one of the most colorful figures of the American Old
West. This page has a number of portraits and a picture of him in a duel
with Yellow Hand.
Bill Cody: These scenes from the life of Cody show
him in tight situation and corraling buffalo.
Cody: An American soldier, bison hunter and showman, Cody was born in
the Iowa Territory in 1846. This page has scenes of him as a showman
touring England and perfoming a marriage ceremony.
Cody: These six images of William Cody show him in costume, show his
house, and show him interacting with Native Americans.
Frederick Cody: Cody
was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1872 for "gallantry in action" while serving
as a civilian scout for the 3rd Cavalry Regiment and toured for ten years
in his Wild West show.
Joe: Six images of California Joe--gunfighter,
trapper, miner, and golddigger. He was a friend of Wild Bill Hickok,
served with Kearney during the Mexican War, and was a scout for Kearney
and Custer. He was shot in the back after a quarrel with a man named
Kenton: Six images show Simon Kenton,
famous United States frontiersman and friend of Daniel Boone. There are
pictures here of him resuing Boone and being tortured by Indians.
Women: These illustrations of pioneer women
range from showing a a group at a quilting bee to Mrs. Daviess capturing
a Kentucky robber.
Women: Six more images depicting the fortitude and
bravery of women on the Western frontier.
Expansion: Six images showing emigrants on the St.
Lawrence River, crossing the mountains, defending a wagon train, and
Expansion: Pictures of pioneer travelers, emigrants on their way to
Oregon, and a New England farmhouse.
Movement: Pictures of pioneers traveling west, Emigrants crossing the
plains, and settlers moving west along the Cumberland Road.
West: A scene in Texas, a map of the Northwest Territories, and other
scenes of the West.
Frontier: Illustrations of a hickory-pole election, an emigrant party
on the road to California, a pioneer's home, a Nez Perce camp, and a map
of the Cumberland Road.
Frontier: Six images, including frontier settlers in Minnesota, a planter's
residence, and a mountain still.
- American Pioneers:
These drawings show a family encampment, a man making flapjacks, a narrow
escape from buffaloes, and a pioneer family.
- Pioneer Life:
These engravings show an early settlement in Arkansas, a lumbering scene,
and illustrations of pioneer homes.
Farms: Seven depictions of pioneer farms,
including farmsteads in Missouri, Montana, and Dakota, and a California
farm house and vineyard.
A blacksmith at work, a dispute over a brand, emigration to the Mississippi
Valley and the Ohio River, and Indians attacking mail carriers.
- American Forts:
Three pictures of Fort Washington, Cincinnati, and pictures of Fort Harrison,
Fort Dearborn, and Fort McHenry.
Discovery of Gold
- California Gold Rush:
The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California. This page shows two pictures of Sutter's Mill, hydraulic mining, and other miners searching for treasure.
- Gold Miners:
Among these engravings of Gold Miners are images of placer mining, gold washing in California, gold digging, and a miner using a rocker to sift for gold.
- California Gold Rush Pictures:
These California Gold Rush Pictures show Sutter's Mill, a mine locomotive, a California mining camp of 1849, miners, and vigilantes.
Early San Francisco
Francisco History: Engravings
of San Francisco in 1835, '47, and '50. There are also images of the Palace
Hotel and Charles Crockers' mansion.
- Old San Francisco: These pictures of Old
San Francisco show Mission Dolores, Union Square, Washington Alley,
and City Hall.
- San Francisco Pictures: More San
Francisco pictures depict Montgomery Street, the Bank of California,
the Hall of Records, the interior of a Chinese Joss-House, the Baldwin Hotel,
and the Lotta Fountain.
- White House Pictures: Seven White House pictures of the exterior of the building and interior rooms such as the Blue Parlor and the State dining room.
- U.S. Capitol: Six drawings of the U.S.
Capitol show the Capitol being built, what it looked life after the
fire in 1814, and a plan of the principal story.
- U.S. Capitol Building: Six more U.S. Capitol Building images give views from Pennsylvania Avenue, a sectional view of the dome, the western facade, and the eastern grand staircase.