An illustration of a trade acceptance. "A special form of draft which has been widely used in Europe for many years and which, under our Federal Reserve System of banking, will be used extensively in this country is the Trade Acceptance."

Trade Acceptance

An illustration of a trade acceptance. "A special form of draft which has been widely used in Europe…

An illustration of a tax bill.

Tax Bill

An illustration of a tax bill.

The New York Draft Riots (July 11 to July 16, 1863), were violent disturbances in New York City that were the culmination of discontent with new laws passed by Congress to draft men to fight in the ongoing American Civil War.

The Draft Riots - The Rioters and the 7th Regiment

The New York Draft Riots (July 11 to July 16, 1863), were violent disturbances in New York City that…

Rioting in New York City after passage of an unpopular draft.

The Draft Riots in New York - The Battle in Second Avenue

Rioting in New York City after passage of an unpopular draft.

The method of filling the ordered army draft during the Civil War.

The Drafting Wheel

The method of filling the ordered army draft during the Civil War.

A Clydesdale horse, used for pulling heavy loads.

Draft Horse

A Clydesdale horse, used for pulling heavy loads.

A large horse bred for hard, heavy tasks.

French Draught Horse

A large horse bred for hard, heavy tasks.

A wrench with two serrated jaws, one adjustable, for gripping and turning pipe.

Adjustable Pipe Wrench

A wrench with two serrated jaws, one adjustable, for gripping and turning pipe.

One sort of pump once common worldwide was a hand-powered water pump over a water well where people could work it to extract water, before most houses had individual water supplies.

Hand Operated Pump

One sort of pump once common worldwide was a hand-powered water pump over a water well where people…

A hay rake is an agricultural rake used to collect cut hay into windrows for later collection. It is also designed to fluff up the hay and turn it over so that it may dry. A hay rake may be mechanized, drawn by a tractor or draft animals, or it may be a hand tool.

Horse Hay Rake

A hay rake is an agricultural rake used to collect cut hay into windrows for later collection. It is…

"For drawing ink lines other than arcs of circles, the ruling pen is used. It should be held as nearly perpendicular to the board as possible, bearing lightly against the T square or triangle, along the edge of which the line is drawn. After a little practice, this position will become natural, and no difficulty will be experienced." — Hallock, 1905

Ruling Pen

"For drawing ink lines other than arcs of circles, the ruling pen is used. It should be held as nearly…

"For drawing ink lines other than arcs of circles, the ruling pen is used. It should be held as nearly perpendicular to the board as possible, bearing lightly against the T square or triangle, along the edge of which the line is drawn. After a little practice, this position will become natural, and no difficulty will be experienced." — Hallock, 1905

Ruling Pen

"For drawing ink lines other than arcs of circles, the ruling pen is used. It should be held as nearly…

A cross-section of a ship.

Section of a ship

A cross-section of a ship.