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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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Liberty Silver Dollar, 1895
Coins; U.S. Mint; Phrygian Cap; Morgan, George T.; Face Value
A left-facing portrait of Miss Liberty. She wears a crown on which is written LIBERTY. A few wheat leaves are stuck in the crown. At the back of her curly hair, she wears a Phrygian cap. Above her head...
Pierre Menard Home, Ellis Grove, Illinois
Architecture; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Menard, Pierre, 1766-1844
Collection of views of the Pierre Menard Home.
Amoureaux House, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
French Colonial Period; vertical log construction; French Colonial District; Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
The Amoureaux House, built in 1785, is a French vernacular post in ground (poteaux-enterre) construction. It is one of three in Ste. Genevieve and only five in the U.S. In the bedroom, on the fireplace...
Courthouses; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Cahokia, Illinois
Images of Cahokia Courthouse from different angles
Church of the Holy Family, Cahokia
Churches; Architecture; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; History; Cahokia, Illinois
See individual images for descriptions.
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.
White House portico
United States; Government facilities; Politics & Government; White House; Washington, D.C.;
Visitors to the White House are seen exiting by way of the north portico.
United States; White House; Washington, D.C.; Presidents;
The White House seen from the south.
Front Parlor, Petersen House, the house where Lincoln died
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Civil War; Assassinations; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Petersen House; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882; Stanton, Edwin M. (Secretary of War), 1814-1869
The front parlor of the Petersen House is restored to its appearance on the night of April 14-15, 1865. The house is operated by the National Park Service and is open to the public.
Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth's boot
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Civil War; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Assassinations; Ford's Theater; Petersen House
John Wilkes Booth was wearing this boot the night that he shot Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington D. C. After shooting Lincoln and stabbing Major Rathbone, Booth leapt from the Presidential...
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