Mary, Queen Of Scots

Date:
1751
Creator:
Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780)
Publisher/Studio:
London: Knapton

This portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587), is accompanied by a biographical treatise. It is from the series "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" by Thomas Birch.

Description (physical):

H: 18 7/8", W: 11 1/4"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0050
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Andrew Jackson On Horseback

The caption reads, "Behind Andrew Jackson, in a heroic lithograph, men fight the Battle of New Orleans, which made him a national figure.

Description (physical):

H: 10 13/16", W: 8 3/8"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0043
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Charles Darwin

Date:
1840
Creator:
George Richmond

Originally painted in 1840, this print is a reproduction from Horizon. A caption to the right-hand side of the image reads, "'He is the most transparent man I ever saw,' said Emma Wedgwood of the cousin she was to marry. Water colors painted in 1840 by the popular portraitist George Richmond show how alike Emma and Charles were in looks. Their similarity in temperament made their marriage a most happy one." Credit: Courtesy of George P. Darwin and the Royal College of Surgeons.

Description (physical):

H: 6 3/8", W: 7"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0016
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Alexander Graham Bell

Date:
1876

A bearded Alexander Graham Bell, wearing a corduroy suit jacket, poses for a picture in 1876, the year the telephone was patented. Credit: Courtesy and copyright, the Bell Family and the National Geographic Society.

Description (physical):

H: 10", W: 8 1/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0015
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Portrait Of Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson Of The United States Army

Date:
1815
Creator:
Wheeler

This lithograph depicts a young Andrew Jackson following his victory over the British at the Battle of New Orleans. The battle, which took place two weeks after the official end of the War of 1812 (news that the Treaty of Ghent had been signed had not yet reached Jackson), vaulted the Major General to immense popularity.

Description (physical):

H: 6 5/8", W: 4"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0012
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Lithograph Portrait Of Andrew Jackson

Date:
1873
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Johnson, Wilson & Co.

An aging Andrew Jackson stares somberly at the viewer. The caption reads, "Entered according to act of Congress A.D. 1870 by Johnson, Wilson & Co. in the clerk’s office of the district court of the southern district of N.Y. From the original painting by Chappel in the possession of the publishers. Johnson, Wilson & Co. Publishers, New York."

Description (physical):

H: 10 3/4", W: 7 1/2"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0010
Institution:
American Heritage Archives