Carte De La Virginie Et Du Mariland (map Of Virginia And Maryland)

Date:
c. 1700s

This map charts the Louisiana Territory, Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. It depicts numerous waterways, including the Delaware River, Chesapeake Bay, Susquehanna River, Queens River, Patapsco River, Severn River, Patuxent River, Potomac River, Rappahannock River, York River and James River. The Allegany Mountains are also shown, as are many colonial towns/cities, like Baltimore, Annapolis, London, Alexandria, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, Jamestown and Norfolk.

Description (physical):

H: 7 7/8", W: 9 1/2"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0034
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

Edison's Greatest Marvel: The Vitascope

Date:
1896

In 1895, Charles Francis Jenkins and Thomas Armat invented a machine that projected film onto a screen or wall via electric light. When the two men began to disagree on who deserved credit for the invention, Armat sold it to the Kinetoscope company. The company approached Thomas Edison to finance the machine's manufacturer. He agreed to do so as long as the he received credit for its invention. From that point forward, the device was marketed as having been designed by Edison.

Description (physical):

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

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0044
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Mrs. Andrew Jackson

Date:
1881
Publisher/Studio:
Philadelphia: Bradley & Co.

This print from Laura Holloway's Ladies of the White House (1881) shows Rachel Jackson, wife of Andrew Jackson. Rachel died in 1828, shortly before the electoral ball celebrating Jackson's victory over John Quincy Adams. In the campaign for the presidency, supporters of Adams had accused Rachel of being a bigamist. Jackson reportedly blamed her death on these accusations.

Description (physical):

H: 8 7/16", W: 5 7/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0047
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Unused Art For "the Inivisible Suburbs"

Date:
1971
Creator:
John Rombole (1928-1975)
Publisher/Studio:
Horizon

This print of a family was originally intended to be incorporated into Elaine Kendall's essay, "The Invisible Suburbs," published in Horizon's Winter 1971 issue.

Description (physical):

H: 13 1/2", W: 11 1/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0049
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

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

Queen Anne Of Cleves

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

This portrait of Queen Anne of Cleves (1515-1557), the fourth wife of Henry VIII is accompanied by a biographical treatise. Anne's marriage to Henry VII was never consummated and was ultimately annulled. It is from the series "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" by Thomas Birch.

Description (physical):

H: 18", W: 10 15/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0051
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Catharine Of Arragon

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

This portrait of Catharine of Aragon (1485-1536), the first wife of Henry VIII and later wife to Arthur, Prince of Wales, is accompanied by a biographical treatise. Catharine also served as the first ambassador in European history when she was appointed ambassador to the Spanish court. The engraving is from the series "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" by Thomas Birch.

Description (physical):

H: 18 1/4", W: 11 1/2"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0052
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Henry, Prince Of Wales

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

This portrait of Henry Frederick Stuart, Prince of Wales (1594-1612), is accompanied by a biographical treatise. Henry was the son of King James I, but predeceased his father. The engraving is from the series "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" by Thomas Birch.

Description (physical):

H: 19 3/8", W: 11 1/4"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0053
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Anne Of Denmark

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

This portrait of Anne of Demark (1574-1619), wife of King James I, is accompanied by a biographical treatise. The engraving is from the series "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" by Thomas Birch.

Description (physical):

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

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0054
Institution:
American Heritage Archives