Queen Catharine Howard

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

This portrait of Queen Catherine Howard (1525-1542), fifth wife of King James I, is accompanied by a biographical treatise. Catherine was beheaded less than two years after marrying the king on charges of treason (i.e. adultery). The engraving is from the series "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" by Thomas Birch.

Description (physical):

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

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0055
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Queen Elizabeth, Wife Of King Henry Vii

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

This portrait of Elizabeth of York (1466-1503), wife of King Henry VII and mother of King Henry VIII, is accompanied by a biographical treatise. Elizabeth of York is the only English queen to have been a daughter, mother, sister, niece and wife of English monarchs during her lifetime. The engraving is from the series "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" by Thomas Birch.

Description (physical):

H: 18 11/16", W: 11 7/8"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0056
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Queen Jane Seymour, Wife Of King Henry Viii

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

This portrait of Queen Jane Seymour (1508-1537), the third wife of Henry VIII, is accompanied by a biographical treatise. She died shortly after the birth of her first child. It is from the series "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" by Thomas Birch.

Description (physical):

H: 18 5/16", W: 11 3/8"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0057
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

On A Load Of Hay--"now, Then, Children, Hold On!"

Date:
August 29, 1874
Publisher/Studio:
Harper's Weekly

This cartoon depicts an agricultural family haphazardly transporting its hay to market.

Description (physical):

H: 14", W: 11"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0060
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Nixon Resigns

Date:
August 9, 1974
Publisher/Studio:
New York Times

The front cover of the New York Times on the day that President Nixon resigned.

Description (physical):

H: 11", W: 15"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0061
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Battle of Ball's Bluff, VA. Rescuing the Body of Brig. Gen. Baker.

Date:
c. 1861

Edward Dickinson Baker, a close friend of Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Senator from Oregon, and commander of the California Brigade, as killed at the Battle of Ball's Bluff in Northern Virginia on October 21, 1861. He is the only sitting Senator ever to have been killed in battle.

Description (physical):

H: 6 7/8", W: 8 7/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0001
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Ball's Bluff

Date:
c. 1861

Generals Nathan G. Evans (Confederate) and Charles Pomeroy Stone (Union) are here depicted gambling at the Battle of Ball's Bluff as the soldiers under Stone's command perilously cross the Potomac. During the battle, there were not enough boats for all the soldiers to cross quickly. After managing to transport soldiers into Virginia, Union forces fought Confederate forces until shortly after nightfall. They ultimately lost the battle, though their defeat was minor in comparison to later battles. However, it provoked outrage from Washington, largely due to the death of Edward Dickinson Baker, a sitting Senator from Oregon and commander of the California Brigade. Stone was treated as a scapegoat for the loss, and the Congressional Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War was established in its aftermath to oversee generals' actions.

Description (physical):

H: 9 1/8", W: 13 5/8"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0002
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Halt In Line Of Battle, Antietam

Date:
1862
Creator:
Edwin Forbes (1839-1895)

This reproduction of a print by American landscape painter and etcher Edwin Forbes (1839-1895) shows Union soldiers holding the line of battle at Antietam on September 17, 1862.

Description (physical):

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

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0005
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Harper's Ferry, As Evacuated by the Confederate Troops

Date:
July 6, 1861
Publisher/Studio:
Harper's Weekly

This reproduction of a print in Harper's Weekly shows a view of the confluence of the Potomac and the Shenandoah Rivers to the east of Harper's Ferry. Soldiers mull about; a lone cannon sits in the foreground. Confederates moved the arms stored at the Harpers Ferry arsenal to a more secure location in the Confederate capital of Richmond in 1861. The Confederate and Union armies would meet near the city for the Battle of Harpers Ferry on September 12-15, 1862.

Description (physical):

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0006
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Hooker's Corps Crossing Antietam Creek

Creator:
Edwin Forbes (1839-1895)

This reproduction of a print by American landscape painter and etcher Edwin Forbes (1839-1895) shows soldiers under the command of Major General Joseph Hooker crossing Antietam Creek. At the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, his corps launched the first assault of the bloodiest day in American history, driving south into the corps of Lt. Gen. Stonewall Jackson, where they fought each other to a standstill. Hooker, aggressive and inspiring to his men, left the battle early in the morning with a foot wound. He asserted that the battle would have been a decisive Union victory if he had managed to stay on the field, but General McClellan's caution once again failed the Northern troops and Lee's much smaller army eluded destruction.

Description (physical):

H: 6 1/2", W: 9 1/4"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0007
Institution:
American Heritage Archives