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    • The city of San Francisco, California, from Second Street, above Folsom

    • Men ride horseback and men, women and children promenade near a park above San Francisco, California. Shows houses and commercial buildings. Ships in San Francisco Bay are in the distance.
    • San Francisco (Calif.)--1850-1860.; Cities & towns--California--San Francisco--1850-1860.; City & town life--California--San Francisco--1850-1860.; Horseback riding--California--San Francisco--1850-1860.; Parks--California--San...
    • 1857 July 11
    • Faro - Monte

    • Men play cards at tables with surrounded by men in California. Gambling chips and a chip bank are on the tables. The men wear shirts or jackets, pants boots and hats. Two gamblers wear suits, bow ties, and top hats.
    • Card games--1850-1860.; Casinos--1850-1860.; Gambling--1850-1860.
    • 1857 October 3
    • Mining life in California

    • Chinese miners, some in coolie hats sit or stand near tents, or mine near a lake, in an unidentified mining camp in California. One man shaves a miners head, another braids a mans queue. Two miners cook over an open campfire near their tent. A...
    • Chinese--California--1850-1860.; Dance parties--California--1850-1860.; Hairdressing--California--1850-1860.; Miners--California--1850-1860.; Mining camps--California--1850-1860.; Outdoor cookery--California--1850-1860.
    • 1857 October 3
    • General Sam Houston, Governor of Texas, photographed by Brady.

    • Image on Harper's weekly page shows a bust portrait of Sam Houston. Houston has curly hair and mutton chops, and wears a suit, silk bow tie and a woven overcoat. He wears rings and poses with a cane and a hat.
    • Governors--Texas--1860-1870.; Houston, Sam, 1793-1863.
    • 1861 March 30
    • Major-General William T. Sherman

    • Image on Harper's weekly title page shows a bust portrait of Major-General William T. Sherman. Sherman has a beard and wears a military uniform that includes a double-breasted jacket with a belt, an upright collar, a bow tie and officer's shoulder...
    • Generals--American--1860-1870.; Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891.
    • 1864 June 4
    • General Custer presenting captured battle-flags at the War Department, Washington

    • Image on Harper's weekly title page shows General George A. Custer in Washington D.C. Custer wears a military uniform and presents tattered Confederate battle flags held by Confederate soldiers, captured at the Battle of Cedar Creek, to dignitaries...
    • Washington (D.C.)--1860-1870.; Generals--American--District of Columbia--Washington--1860-1870.; Military parades & ceremonies--District of Columbia--Washington--1860-1870.; Military standards--Confederate--1860-1870.; Prisoners--District of...
    • 1864 November 12
    • Lrataba, chief of the Mojaves

    • Sitting portrait of a Native American (Mohave) man identified as Lrataba. He wears a suit coat, bow tie, long hair, and a head cover.
    • Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Mohave Indians--1860-1870.; Lrataba, Mohave Indian.
    • 1864?
    • Weekly bulletin.

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    • Grocery trade--Colorado--Central City--Periodicals.; Central City (Colo.) 1865.; Central City (Colo.)--To 1876.
    • 1865-
    • Central City, Colorado

    • Reproduction of T. R. Davis rendering; shows Central City, Gilpin County, Colorado, with businesses and mining facilities.
    • Central City (Colo.)--1860-1870.
    • 1866
    • Buffalo-hunting on the plains by officers of the United States Army

    • United States Army officers on horseback hunt buffalo on the plains. Soldiers in uniform take tongues from dead animals and drink a toast at a dinner table in a tent under United States flags. Includes portraits of Major Albert P. Morrow and...
    • Bison hunting--1860-1870.; Eating & drinking--1860-1870.; Horseback riding--1860-1870.; Military officers--American--1860-1870.; Cooper, Wyckliffe.; Morrow, Albert P.
    • 1867 July 6
    • Our Indian war sketches

    • North American Indian (Arapahoe) men sit with military men in uniform, and smoke a calumet (pipe) near an Indian camp. The Indian men have long hair, necklaces or earrings, and sit wrapped in robes. One man wears a feather in his military hat....
    • Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Calumets--1860-1870.; Horseback riding--1860-1870.; Indian encampments--1860-1870.; Military scouts--1860-1870.; Smoking--1860-1870.
    • 1867 June 29
    • Buffalo attacked by wolves

    • A pack of wolves attacks an American buffalo bull in a snow storm. The bull charges the wolves, and an injured wolf lies on the ground. Shows buffalo skulls on the snowy ground.
    • Animal attacks--1860-1870.; Bison--1860-1870.; Wolves--1860-1870.
    • 1868 February 15
    • Plowing on the prairies beyond the Mississippi

    • Farmers and three teams of oxen work in a field on the prairie. One man holds a whip above the teams, another man rides on horseback, and a third man walks behind the plow.
    • Farming--1860-1870.; Ox teams--1860-1870.; Plowing--1860-1870.
    • 1868 May 9
    • In the mountains

    • View of travelers on top of a stagecoach on a mountain road. The women wear dresses with fitted bodices, full skirts, lace or ruffled trim, and hats. The men wear suits, neckerchiefs and hats. Two teams of horses kick up dust on the dirt road....
    • Horse teams--1870-1880.; Passengers--1870-1880.; Stagecoaches--1870-1880.; Women--1870-1880.
    • 1870 August 20
    • Sketches in the Northwest

    • Men stand beside an ox-driven wagon at Fort Garry (later Lower Fort Garry National Historic Park) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. A man hauls a moose head on his back. Shows a silo and a frame building. A North American Indian in a woven blanket,...
    • Dakota Indians--Spiritual life--North Dakota--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--Spiritual life--North Dakota--1870-1880.; Votive offerings--North Dakota--1870-1880.; Fort Garry (Man.)--1870-1880.; Missouri River--1870-1880.; Carts &...
    • 1870 January 25
    • Buffalo bulls protecting a herd from wolves

    • American buffalo bulls face a pack of wolves on a prairie. A wolf has been tossed in the air by a bull. Another wolf lies dead beside a buffalo. Shows mountains and the buffalo herd in the distance.
    • Animal attacks--1870-1880.; Animal behavior--1870-1880.; Bison--1870-1880.; Wolves--1870-1880.
    • 1871 August 5
    • Forest fires in the west, the burning of Peshtigo

    • People on foot or on horseback flee a forest fire at Peshtigo (Marinette County), Wisconsin. Men, women and children crowd into flatboats on the Peshtigo River. Shows burning trees and frame buildings, smoke and flames. Cows, pigs, sheep, and...
    • Peshtigo (Wis.)--1870-1880.; Peshtigo River (Wis.); Forest fires--Wisconsin--Peshtigo--1870-1880.; Rivers--Wisconsin--Peshtigo--1870-1880.; Ruins--Wisconsin--Peshtigo--1870-1880.; Women & children--Wisconsin--Peshtigo--1870-1880.
    • 1871 November 25
    • The Modoc war, soldiers recovering the bodies of the slain

    • Cavalry soldiers in military uniforms hold swords and rifles, and stand beside men killed by North American (Modoc) Indians in California. Bust portraits show Captain Evan Thomas with muttonchop whiskers and a moustache, a bow tie and shoulder...
    • Indians of North America--War--California--1870-1880.; Modoc Indians--Wars, 1873--California.; Battlefields--California--1870-1880.; Dead bodies--California--1870-1880.; Military officers--1870-1880.; Soldiers--California--1870-1880.;...
    • 1873 May 17
    • The guardians of the herd, buffalo bulls charging hunters

    • A hunter on horseback with fringed leather chaps holds a pistol and rides beside an injured American buffalo. Native American men shoot buffalo with bows and arrows, and buffalo bulls charge the hunters.
    • Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Bison hunting--1870-1880.; Bison--1870-1880.; Horseback riding--1870-1880.
    • 1873 October 25
    • Quarrying stone for the new Mormon temple

    • Men use hammers and chisels to shape blocks of granite or sandstone for construction of the Mormon temple, at Red Butte Quarry near Salt Lake City (Salt Lake County), Utah. Shows scaffolding and ladders.
    • Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake County--1870-1880.; Salt Lake County (Utah)--1870-1880.; Quarrying--Utah--Salt Lake County--1870-1880.
    • 1874 December 12
    • Colorado and the Rocky Mountains

    • Colorado scenes show people on horseback, emigrants with covered wagons, miners with an ore car, Native Americans, mountains, rock formations and a waterfall in El Paso County, Summit County and Clear Creek County, Colorado.
    • Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, Colo.)--1870-1880.; Bison hunting--Colorado--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--El Paso County--1870-1880.; Rock formations--Colorado--El Paso County--1870-1880.
    • 1874 July 18
    • Sketches in Utah

    • Mormon men bow their heads, across the table from Brigham Young and the elders, during communion. Shows a Book of Mormon and a metal container on the table. The men wear suits with scarves or bow ties. Brigham Young stands at the pulpit inside the...
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--People--1870-1880.; Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake City--1870-1880.; Salt Lake City (Utah)--1870-1880.; Communion--Utah--Salt Lake City--1870-1880.; Families--Utah--Salt Lake City--1870-1880.; Mothers &...
    • 1874 September 26
    • Chinese emigration to America

    • Chinese emigrants with queues (braids), in robes and hats or caps, are gathered in the hold of the steamship "Alaska" en route to the United States. The men use chopsticks and eat rice from bowls. Some read or stand near windows. A white man...
    • Chinese--1870-1880.; Eating & drinking--1870-1880.; Emigration & immigration--Chinese--1870-1880.; Interiors--1870-1880.; Ships--1870-1880.
    • 1876 May 20
    • A day's "still hunting" after buffalo

    • Men hunt American buffalo with rifles on the prairie in Kansas. Shows a wounded buffalo and a buffalo herd. Men cook buffalo meat over a fire at a camp. Shows covered wagons and strips of meat left out to dry.
    • Bison hunting--1870-1880.; Covered wagons--1870-1880.; Food drying--1870-1880.; Outdoor cookery--1870-1880.
    • 1877 March 10
    • Indian troubles

    • North American Indians (Bannock) pose near tepees at a camp. The men have long hair and wear shirts, woven blankets and bead necklaces, women wear blankets. A man with a derby hat sits on a horse. A man with a rifle poses on a rock above a river...
    • Bannock Indians--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Craters of the Moon National Monument (Idaho)--1870-1880.; Indian encampments--1870-1880.; Volcanic rock--Idaho--Craters of the Moon National Monument--1870-1880.
    • 1878 July 6
    • Colorado, the late Ute outbreak and massacre at the White River Agency

    • View of log and frame buildings near Montrose (Montrose County), Colorado. Shows people and horses near the residence of Chief Ouray, North American Indian (Tabequache Ute) chief. Bust portraits show Ute "Joe"(probably scout Joseph Rankin), with a...
    • Indian scouts--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1870-1880.; Ute Indians--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1870-1880.; Montrose County (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Rio Blanco County (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Generals--1870-1880.;...
    • 1879 December 6
    • The colored exodus, scenes at Topeka, Kansas

    • African American (Black) men, women and children, former slaves, arrive at the Shawnee County Fairgrounds in Topeka (Shawnee County), Kansas. Frame buildings on the fairgrounds have cupolas. Interior views of Floral Hall show people at a church...
    • African Americans--Kansas--Topeka--1870-1880.; Topeka (Kan.)--1870-1880.; Refugees--American--Kansas--Topeka--1870-1880.; Religious services--Kansas--Topeka--1870-1880.; Sleeping--Kansas--Topeka--1870-1880.
    • 1879 July 5
    • The newly discovered mines in the Rocky Mountains

    • Miners and a wagon train travel through a valley in the mountains of Colorado. Dead horses and mules are nearby. Surveyors on horseback and with skis are in a valley. A man holds a transom, another holds a pick.
    • Miners--1870-1880.; Skiers--1870-1880.; Surveyors--1870-1880.; Wagon trains--1870-1880.; Westward movement--1870-1880.
    • 1879 May 24
    • Colorado, the late outbreak and massacre at the White River agency

    • Studio bust portraits of North American Indian (Ute) figures show Jack, White River Ute war chief; Susan (erroneous label reads: "Sarah"), Ouray's sister; Piah, Middle Park Ute chief; Douglass, White River Ute chief; and Ouray, head Ute chief....
    • Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Ute Indian--1870-1880.; Tribal chiefs--1870-1880.; Women--1870-1880.
    • 1879 November 15
    • Massachusetts, opening of the four days' bicycle contest for the championship of the world, in...

    • A crowd of people is inside a tent beside a velodrome track in Boston (Suffolk County), Massachusetts. Cyclists race high-wheeler bicycles. Shows an orchestra on an elevated stage and spectators.
    • Velocipedes--Massachusetts--Boston--1870-1880.; Velodromes--Massachusetts--Boston--1870-1880.; Boston (Mass.)--1870-1880.; Bicycle racing--Massachusetts--Boston--1870-1880.; Bicycles & tricycles--Massachusetts--Boston--1870-1880.;...
    • 1879 November 22
    • The Gold Medal Mine, Bird's-Eye Gulch, Leadville, Colorado

    • View of a boarding house and a stamp mill building at a mine identified as the Gold Medal Mine near Leadville in Lake County, Colorado. Shows buildings, a creek and a road in Birdseye Gulch. Switchbacks, tunnels and probably a tramway are on...
    • Lake County (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Mosquito Range (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Lake County--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--Lake County--1870-1880.
    • 1879 October 13
    • The Negro exodus, scenes on the wharves at Vicksburg

    • African American (Black) men, women and children stand at a frame cotton elevator building that reads: "Missis[sippi] Elev[ator]," and wave to passengers on a steamship at Vicksburg (Warren County), Mississippi. Shows African American people beside...
    • African Americans--Mississippi--Vicksburg--1870-1880.; Vicksburg (Miss.)--1870-1880.; Passengers--Mississippi--Vicksburg--1870-1880.; Piers & wharves--Mississippi--Vicksburg--1870-1880.; Ships--Mississippi--Vicksburg--1870-1880.
    • 1879, May 17
    • The building of the National Mining and Industrial Exposition, Denver, Colorado

    • View of the National Mining and Industrial Exposition building at the corner of South Broadway and Exposition Avenue in Denver, Colorado. The multi-story building complex is comprised of towers with belvederes, arcades, pediments, hip and gable...
    • National Mining and Industrial Exposition (1882 : Denver, Colo.)--Buildings.; Denver (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Exhibition buildings--Colorado--Denver--1880-1890.
    • 1882 May 27
    • Barnum's elephants in winter-quarters

    • An elephant pushes a railroad car with its head during a snowstorm; a trainer stands nearby. In a border, P.T. Barnum circus elephants are trained to use props and perform tricks.
    • P.T. Barnum (Firm)--1880-1890.; Animal training--1880-1890.; Circus animals--1880-1890.; Circuses & shows--American--1880-1890.; Elephants--1880-1890.
    • 1883 January 27
    • An Indian funeral off for the happy hunting grounds

    • Native American men and women walk or ride horseback in a funeral procession. Shows a wrapped body on a wooden frame strapped to the back of a horse. A women carries a drum. People wear robes, earrings, leather moccasins, hats and feather...
    • Indians of North America--1880-1890.; Dead persons--1880-1890.; Funeral processions--1880-1890.; Horseback riding--1880-1890.
    • 1884 July
    • "Hands up", an incident of travel on the plains

    • Bandits in hats and face masks hold up a stagecoach at gun point on a road at night. Stagecoach drivers and a passenger hold their hands up. Two bandits hold the reins of the two teams of spooked horses.
    • Criminals--1880-1890.; Horse teams--1880-1890.; Robberies--1880-1890.; Stagecoaches--1880-1890.
    • 1885 August 29
    • A tornado in the Rocky Mountains

    • View of a tornado and a billow of clouds in a steep canyon in the Rocky Mountains. Shows splintered trees where the funnel touches the ground. Rocky peaks and a dark sky are in the distance.
    • Tornadoes--1880-1890.
    • 1885 September 19
    • "The Antlers," Colorado Springs

    • People are on Pikes Peak Avenue in front of the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs (El Paso County), Colorado. Shows horses, a dog, a carriage and a young girl in a mule-driven cart.
    • Antlers Hotel (Colorado Springs, Colo.)--1880-1890.; Colorado Springs (Colo.)--1880-1890.; City & town life--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1880-1890.; Hotels--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1880-1890.
    • 1886 November 20

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