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    • Aaron Burr

    • Vice presidents; Politicians
    • Portrait of Aaron Burr (1756-1836), taken from James Parton's Life and Times of Aaron Burr (published 1858). Portrait is a bust, profile looking right. Text underneath reads, "from James Patterson's Life of Aaron Burr, published 18558. A. Burr"
    • Surrender of Lord Cornwallis

    • Campaigns & battles; Surrenders; Battlefields; Art
    • Engraving entitled "Surrender of Lord Cornwallis". The engraving depicts Cornwallis' sword being surrendered to Washington by three British officers. Washington and three of his men stand ready to accept with the American flag flying behind them. ...
    • John Sevier

    • Governors; Military officers; Legislators
    • Painted portrait of John Sevier (1745-1815) by Washington B. Cooper. The painting is a copy of Charles Willson Peale's portrait of the same. Print is cropped and does not show lower portion of portrait, including subject's right hand.
    • Capture of Major John Andre

    • Military officers; Spies; Boots
    • Major John Andre (1750-1780), British Army officer during the American Revolution, at the moment of his discovery as a spy carrying plans of Crown Point, New York in his boot.
    • W. Spain's Palace of Illusions and Mirrors

    • Centennial celebrations; Exhibitions; Exhibition buildings; Midways; Mirrors; Entertainment; Optical illusions; Celebrations; Anniversaries; Commemorations; Events; Festivals; Fairs; Forensic photographs
    • Front view of the castle-like structure of W. Spain's Palace of Illusions and Mirror Maze, featured in the Vanity Fair area of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, 1897. A number of men and women are standing at the entrance area, surrounded by...
    • Isaac Shelby

    • Governors; Military officers; Rivers
    • Head and shoulders engraving of Isaac Shelby. He is wearing a black coat over a white collar and cravat and is facing left. The image is a 3/4's rendition of the face and shoulder.
    • Joel Barlow

    • Authors; Engraving; Correspondence; Offices
    • Joel Barlow (1754-1812) seated at desk with sheaf of papers in hand. Note below painting, "From the original painting by Chappel, in the possession of the publishers. Johnson, Fry & Co. Publishers, New York. Entered according to Act of Congress AD....
    • Commodore Joshua Barney

    • Military officers; Uniforms
    • Joshua Barney served in both the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. He was taken prisoner several times and several times exchanged during the Revolutionary War. In the War of 1812 he assembled, outfitted, and manned a flotilla of barges that...
    • General George Clinton

    • Generals; Vice presidents; Governors; Cannons; Rifles; Uniforms
    • Engraving of George Clinton (1739-1812), posed in Revolutionary War uniform, leaning against cannon with musket nearby.
    • John Paul Jones

    • Military officers; Navies; Military leadership
    • Lithograph of a painted portrait of John Paul Jones (1747-1792) by Charles Willson Peale
    • John Barry

    • Military officers; Uniforms; Daggers & swords; Offices
    • Engraving of John Barry (1745-1803), seated at desk in naval uniform with sword and sidearms.

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