Concordance of Images
Copies of the images from Manuscripts: An Illustrated Guide
be ordered from the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service (see
List for Photographic Products). The images
are listed below in the order in which they appear in the guide.
The "original Rough draft" of the Declaration of
Independence in Thomas Jefferson's own hand [Page 2] [Page 3] [Page 4]
Civil War letter from Charles Wellington Reed
(1841-1926) to his mother
An undated letter to western writer Owen
Maud Wood Park (right), first president of the
National League of Women Voters.
Founding of the Nation
One of eight Indian paintings from the 1531
The first page of notes taken by James Madison at
the Constitutional Convention's opening session in Philadelphia, on 14 May
This plan for a fort is one of sixty-five thousand
records of the Spanish administration of East Florida (1783-1821).
The "Eastern Indians" and the governments of New
Hampshire and Massachusetts signed this treaty at Portsmouth, New
Hampshire, on 13 July 1713.
In this letter from ca. 1890, the future president
entertains his young son Theodore with an illustrated
fable about a wolf attacking a calf.
The earliest extant version of
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
George Washington's first inaugural
address to Congress, delivered at Federal Hall, New York City, on 30 April
A page from the 1801 preliminary draft of Thomas
Jefferson's "A Manual of Parliamentary Practice"
Daniel Webster's opening remarks for his famous
"Seventh of March" speech [Page 2]
An 1866 lithograph by E. Sachse & Co. showing the
"new" House of Representatives chamber
Justice Felix Frankfurter's brief 1955 opinion
announcing the decree to enforce Brown v. Board of Education
Carroll Row boardinghouses which were occupied by
members of the Supreme Court between 1815 and 1835
Joseph Keppler's cartoon, "Our Overworked Supreme
Andrew Jackson's retrospective and fragmentary
account of the Battle of New Orleans
A naval dispatch reporting
the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on 7
1864 photograph of Gen. George B. McClellan with his
wife, Mary Ellen Marcy McClellan
Lt. Col. John Paul Vann (second from right) briefs his
colleagues in Vietnam
Woodrow Wilson's pencil draft announcing the
armistice ending World War I on 11 November 1918.
Watercolor of the temple in Macao where the
first Sino-American treaty was signed in July 1844
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe,
dated 24 October 1823, in which the former president reacts strongly and
positively to President Monroe's proposed doctrine forbidding European
governments from establishing colonies in the New World.
At the Moscow Conference in August 1942, W. Averell
Harriman, President Franklin Roosevelt's special
representative, met with Winston Churchill and Joseph
Stalin to discuss the Soviet proposal for a second-
front assault on Germany.
In this letter to John Hay, President Theodore
Roosevelt instructed his secretary of state to oversee
personally the negotiations to secure perpetual control
of the Panama Canal.
In 1946 Archibald Roosevelt, a United States
intelligence officer, was one of the few Westerners to
reach Mahabad, capital of a newly formed Kurdish
Arts and Literature
Early draft of Walt Whitman's "O Captain! My
Actress Juanita Hall, shown
here with director Joshua Logan, recreated for the film
South Pacific her original stage role as Bloody Mary.
The germ of the idea for Bernard Malamud's short
story "The Silver Crown" is seen in this 1971 New York Times
clipping annotated by Malamud
Sculptor Daniel Chester French in his studio
working on a bust of industrialist Ambrose Swaysey, with
a model of French's statue for the Lincoln Memorial in
The division also holds a small collection of Wright Papers. Wright's
letter, (c) 1972, is reproduced by permission of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
Science and Medicine
Alexander Graham Bell's notebook entry of 10 March 1876
describes his successful experiment with the telephone--
speaking through the instrument to his assistant, Thomas
A. Watson, in the next room. [Page 2]
Sigmund Freud's draft of "Eine Teufelsneurose im
siebzehnten Jahrhundert" ("A Seventeenth-Century Demonological Neurosis")
Margaret Mead and her husband Gregory Bateson doing field research
in Papua, New Guinea, in 1938.
In this 1795 handbill, John Fitch announced the invention of his steamboat and sought funds to perfect his machine.
1920 photograph of William Hornaday, a leading
naturalist and longtime crusader for wildlife conservation
African-American History and Culture
Abraham Lincoln's preliminary draft of the
Emancipation Proclamation [Page 2]
This manuscript (ca. 1891) of an autobiographical
article is in the hand of Frederick Douglass, who prepared it for the
National Cyclopedia of American Biography.
Photograph of former slave Lucindy Lawrence Jurdon
Photograph of the 1963 March on Washington for
Jobs and Freedom.
The National Women's Party pickets against Woodrow
Wilson in front of the White House in January 1917.
22 August 1814 entry in the diary of Anna Maria
Self-portrait of photographer Frances Benjamin
Johnston in her studio, about 1896.
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