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Faneuil Hall, Boston
American Revolution; Colonialists; Boston, MA; Faneuil, Peter, 1700-1743
One of the most popular attractions in Boston, Faneuil Hall has been extensively renovated, and is maintained by the National Park Service, which offers historical talks daily in the second floor meeting...
Old North Church, Boston
Boston, MA; Revere, Paul, 1734-1818; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882; Midnight ride; One if by land; American Revolution; Tories
The Old North Church was built in 1723. It is the oldest church building in Boston.
Old South Meeting House, Boston
American Revolution; Boston Tea Party; taxes
The Old South Meeting House was built in 1729. At the time of the Revolution it was the largest public building in Boston.
Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Boston
American Revolution; Bunker Hill; 'Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes.'
An 18th century burying ground in Boston, which contains many old tombstones.
Bank One, Country Fair Shopping Center, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Banks
303 S Mattis Avenue, Champaign, Illinois
Old State House, Boston
American Revolution; Colonialists; Colonial America
The Old State House was a merchants exchange and a general meeting place. It was the symbol of royal authority in the colony.
Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Civil War Regiment
Civil War; African American; Augustus Saint Gaudens
Relief sculpture by Augustus Saint Gaudens shows Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment.
Boston; American Revolution; Colonialists; Presidents; Washington, George, 1732-1799
Portrait by Gilbert Stuart of George Washington at Dorchester Heights, 1806
Boston; American Revolution; Presidents; Colonialists
John Adams is shown in his later years. He appears to be holding a cane in his hand.
Boston; American Revolution; Colonialists
Portrait of Samuel Adams by John Singleton Copley, c. 1772.
Boston; American Revolution; Declaration of Independence; Colonialists
John Hancock shown seated at a desk with writing materials. Portrait by John Singleton Copley, 1765.
Paul Revere House
Boston; Midnight ride; American Revolution; Colonialists; Patriot
Built about 1660, this house is the oldest building in downtown Boston. Paul Revere lived in it from 1770 to 1800.
Three Liberty Dimes
Pileus; Phrygian Cap; Liberty Cap; Coins; French Revolution; American Revolution; U.S. Mint; King Midas; Seated Liberty
The 1864 dime has a wreath and says "United States of America." The other two coins just have the wreath. All three say "One Dime." The earliest dimes were called "dismes."
Landscape with Birch Trees
Transportation; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Voyageurs; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909
Drawing by Frederic Remington. Paper birch trees grow well in the cool climate of the upper Great Lakes. The bark, which peels off in large sheets, can be used to make canoes.
Slave Sale Broadside
Slavery; Civil War; Fugitive slaves; Auctions;
"Credit Sale of a Choice Gang of Slaves, Comprising Mechanics, Laborers, etc." The sale, Tuesday, February 5, 1856, by J. A. Beard and Maj. J. a. Beard, auctioneer, was held for the settlement of a co-partnership...
The Coureur de Bois and the Indian
fur trade; Indians of North America; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909;
A fur trader stands by a birch bark canoe and shakes the hand of an Indian. A second fur trader is seated in the canoe.
Voyageurs in a canoe
French Colonial Period; Transportation; Fur trade; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909; Voyageurs;
Drawing by Frederic Remington. Sometimes the voyageurs transported passengers, as well as cargo.
Albert Lee House, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Education
Albert Lee House, 605 N. Walnut, Champaign. This is the residence of Albert Lee, an African American man who served on the staff of the University of Illinois for fifty-two years.
State Capital, Boston
Boston, MA; Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844; Architecture
The elegant State House, seat of Massachusetts government was designed by self-taught architect, Charles Bulfinch.
Champaign County Plat Book
Champaign County, Illinois; Champaign, Illinois; Maps; Plat book;
1930 Champaign County Plat Book
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