Monuments & Memorials; Basilicas; Popes; Domes; Latin cross-plan buildings; Plazas
William Strickland's watercolor sketch of the Basilica of St. Peter, Rome. Strickland gives handwritten descriptions and dimensions of the building porticoes. He describes the dome as being "decidedly ugly."
Proclamation of Tennessee Governor Peter Turney, dated May 28, 1896, designating the observance of June 1st and 2nd as official state holidays commemorating the anniversary of Tennessee's admission into the Union.
Hand-drawn commemorative fraktur, or illustrated genealogy and Civil War memorial, of Peter Stiner's wartime service as a teamster with the Union "Fisk's Brigade" (he originally was conscripted into the 7th Tenn. Inf. Regt., CSA). Contains a...
Hand-drawn map showing the area around Knoxville, indicating fortifications and other landmarks. The map was created by Seth Alden Abbey (1798-1880) and was included in a diary that he kept. The map shows the disposition of forces, gun...
Education - Tennessee; Education - History - Tennessee; School buildings - Tennessee
Side and front views of Nelson Merry School in Jefferson County. It is a two-story clapboard building set on rock pillars. The school has a front porch, hip roof, and is set among trees. A tall flagpole stands in the front yard.
Copy print of Lieutenant Colonel John C. Shackleford, Company G, Peter Turney's First Tennessee Regiment. Shackleford has a mustache and full beard. He is wearing wool uniform and cap. He was killed at Gaines Mill, Virginia.
Black and white photo of Peter Culberson (1833-1900). He served in the Union army, 3rd Regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry. Was a prisoner of war in Cahawba, Alabama. He served tfrom April 1863 to June 1865. Culberson was from McMinn County,...
Strickland's watercolor sketch of the Temple of Jupiter Stator. The sketch includes the ruins of the temple as well as the remains of archaeological excavations. The ruins are surrounded by Medieval buildings. A goat enters the excavation area.
Map shows a sectional cut of the state of Tennessee from Roane Mountain in Carter County and Smoky Mountain in Cocke County to Randolph on the Mississippi River. Contains data on the strata of the state as well as geographical identifications.