The Rivers and Streams ClipArt gallery offers 79 illustrations of watercourses varying in size from broad rivers to small streams. The illustrations include creeks, brooks, rivulets, tributaries, and rills.

"The attack upon the batteries at the entrance of Acquia Creek, Potomac River, by the United States vessels <em>Pawnee</em>, <em>Yankee</em>, <em>Thomas Freeborn</em>, <em>Anacosta</em>, and <em>Resolute</em>, June 1st, 1861. On May 31st Captain Ward, in command on board of the <em>Thomas Freeborn</em>, and assisted by two more of his gunboats, the <em>Resolute</em> and the <em>Anacosta</em>, began the attack on the Confederate batteries, and after a two hours' fight, succeeded in silencing the batteries at the landing; but, for want of long-range ammunition, could not effectually respond to the heavy fire from the heights, and so had to withdraw. The following day, however, with aditional aid from the <em>Pawnee</em> and <em>Yankee</em>, the attack was resumed, and the batteries were at last silenced and the Confederates compelled to retreat."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Acquia Creek

"The attack upon the batteries at the entrance of Acquia Creek, Potomac River, by the United States…

The Amazon River is the largest, most voluminous river on earth, having a greater total flow than the next six largest rivers combined.

Amazon River

The Amazon River is the largest, most voluminous river on earth, having a greater total flow than the…

"Bellaire, O.- Steamboats conveying troops and munitions of war for the Federal forces on the Great Kanawha. Bellaire is a town situated on the Ohio River, three miles below Wheeling, Va. It is the eastern terminus of the Central Ohio Railroad, and the point for crossing the river connecting the Baltimore and Ohio with the above-named railroad. The place contained a population of fifteen hundred or two thousand inhabitants in 1861. Its importance was owing to its eligible position for the rapid concentration of troops. The sketch represents a fleet of boats lying in the river awaiting the quoata of troops and munitions for the prosecution of the war on the Great Kanawha. At this date, 1896, two weekly newspapers are published here. It has two banks, two churches, also manufactures of window-glass and flintware, nails, pig iron, galvanized ware and agricultural machines. The city is lighted with gas, and has waterworks and a street railway. Coal, limestone and fire-clay abound here. Population, about ten thousand." —Leslie, 1896

Bellaire, Ohio

"Bellaire, O.- Steamboats conveying troops and munitions of war for the Federal forces on the Great…

An ancient town first recorded in the journals of Julius Caesar.

Besancon

An ancient town first recorded in the journals of Julius Caesar.

An illustration of a simple bridge over a small river.

Bridge

An illustration of a simple bridge over a small river.

A running brook.

Brook

A running brook.

"Meandering course of a brook," (a, b, and c are loops) -Geikie, 1893

Brook

"Meandering course of a brook," (a, b, and c are loops) -Geikie, 1893

The Brook, a painting by Thomas Gainsborough.

The Brook

The Brook, a painting by Thomas Gainsborough.

An illustration of the ruins of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Chambersburg

An illustration of the ruins of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Chattanooga, "the Scenic City", is the fourth-largest city in Tennessee (after Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville), and the seat of Hamilton County, in the United States of America. It is located in southeast Tennessee on Chickamauga and Nickajack Lake, which are both part of the Tennessee River. The city, which lies at the transition between the ridge-and-valley portion of the Appalachian Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau, is surrounded by mountains and ridges. The first inhabitants of the Chattanooga area were Native American Indians with sites dating back to the Upper Paleolithic period, showing continuous occupation through the Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian (900–1650 AD), Muskogean and Cherokee (1776 – 1838 AD) periods.

Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1862

Chattanooga, "the Scenic City", is the fourth-largest city in Tennessee (after Memphis, Nashville, and…

An illustration of children playing in a stream.

Children Playing in Stream

An illustration of children playing in a stream.

Diagram showing the stronger meandering of the current as compared with the river as a whole.

Current

Diagram showing the stronger meandering of the current as compared with the river as a whole.

The East River suspension bridge of New York City.

East River

The East River suspension bridge of New York City.

"In their upper course the Euphrates and the Tigris traverse a region of steppes broken by rocky ridges and interspersed with pastures and fruitful districts. The banks of the rivers are fringed with plane-trees, tamarisks, and cypresses. Here and there are meadowlands, alternating with low hills. Further on, as the rivers descend to the level, the valleys broaden; but at the same time the higher district between becomes more sterile kind of upland waste, abounding in ostriches and bustards, the native home of wild asses and nomadic tribes of men."—Ridpath, 1885

Confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates

"In their upper course the Euphrates and the Tigris traverse a region of steppes broken by rocky ridges…

"Panoramic view of the Federal fleet passing the forts of the Mississippi, on its way to New Orleans, LA., April 19th, 1862. The bombardment of the forts lasted six days, commencing on Friday, April 18th, and practically closing on the 24th, when Flag Officer Farragut passed up with his fleet, Captain Bailey, in the <em>Cayuga</em>, leading. First Division- Captain Bailey commanding: <em>Cayuga, Pensacola, Mississippi, Oneida, Varuna, Katahdin, Kineo, Wissahickon, Portsmouth</em>, towed by <em>J. P. Jackson</em>. Second Division- Flag Officer Farragut commanding: <em>Hartford, Brooklyn, Richmond</em>. Third Division- Captain Bell, commanding: <em>Scioto, Iroquois, Pinola, Itasca, Winona, Kennebec</em>. On Friday, April 25th, at twenty-two minutes past one, this magnificent fleet brought up before the renowned city of New Orleans in battle array. A flag of truce was immediately dispatched by Flag Officer Farragut, demanding an immediate and unconditional surrender." —Leslie, 1896

Federal fleet

"Panoramic view of the Federal fleet passing the forts of the Mississippi, on its way to New Orleans,…

In 1749, a Suplican priest, Abbé Picquet, built a mission fort named Fort de La Présentation, or Fort Oswegatchie, near the junction of the Oswegatchie River and the St Lawrence River.

Fort Oswegatchie

In 1749, a Suplican priest, Abbé Picquet, built a mission fort named Fort de La Présentation, or Fort…

Nathanael Greene was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. Here he is crossing the River Dan.

General Nathanael Greene Crossing the River Dan

Nathanael Greene was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. Here…

The duel was held on July 11, 1804, along the west bank of the Hudson River on a rocky ledge in Weehawken, New Jersey. The duel was between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr resulting in Hamilton's death.

Where Hamilton Fell

The duel was held on July 11, 1804, along the west bank of the Hudson River on a rocky ledge in Weehawken,…

The town of Harper's Ferry, where an important Civil War battle was fought in 1862.

View of Harper's Ferry, 1862, Looking South

The town of Harper's Ferry, where an important Civil War battle was fought in 1862.

This illustration shows the city of Hillah, on the Euphrates river.

Hillah

This illustration shows the city of Hillah, on the Euphrates river.

Profile of the Hudson River from New York City through the Highlands, showing the fjord-like excavation above the mouth and the gradual northward rise of the peneplane.

Hudson River

Profile of the Hudson River from New York City through the Highlands, showing the fjord-like excavation…

An illustration showing Henry Hudson's ship exploring the river which now bears his name.

Hudson's Exploration

An illustration showing Henry Hudson's ship exploring the river which now bears his name.

Turner painted this picture displaying his incredible techniques with watercolors. It can now be found in the National Gallery.

Ivy Bridge

Turner painted this picture displaying his incredible techniques with watercolors. It can now be found…

"Scene on the James River, at Richmond. This view is from a long shaded island extending up the river from Mayo's Bridge, one of the three structures which span the stream at Richmond. Down the river from our point of view is seen Mayo's Bridge, and, in the extreme distance, the lower portion of Richmond, upon Richmond or Church Hill. Several fish-traps are seen among the rapids in the river. On the left are observed two or three smaller islands. Since the boave sketch was made, a bridge, for the accommodation of the Danville rail-way, has been constructed from the Richmond end of Mayo's Bridge, diagonally, to the southern end of the Petersburgh rail-way bridge, crossing very nearly our point of view. Not content with thus marring the beauty of one of the finest series of islands and cascades in the country, the company have covered the bridge, so as to shut out from the eyes of passengers the surrounding attractions."—Lossing, 1851

James River

"Scene on the James River, at Richmond. This view is from a long shaded island extending up the river…

"View at King's Bridge. This view is from the southwest side of the stream, from near the tide-mill. The house beyond, shaded by willows, is the residence of the widow of the late Robert McComb."—Lossing, 1851

King's Bridge

"View at King's Bridge. This view is from the southwest side of the stream, from near the tide-mill.…

Fort Dearborn, named in honor of Henry Dearborn, was a United States fort built on the Chicago River in 1803 by troops under Captain John Whistler.

Kinzie Mansion and Fort Dearborn

Fort Dearborn, named in honor of Henry Dearborn, was a United States fort built on the Chicago River…

A picturesque view of Lintz (Linz) on the Danube with a small number of buildings on the river banks. There are a few boats on the river.

Lintz on the Dabube

A picturesque view of Lintz (Linz) on the Danube with a small number of buildings on the river banks.…

A picturesque view of the Lintz (Linz) city center. Lintz was founded by the Romans, who called it "Lentia." It was a provincial and local government city, an important trading point connecting several routes, on either side of the river Danube from the East to the West and Bohemia and Poland from north to the Balkans and Italy to the south. Linz is the third largest city of Austria and capital of the state of Upper Austria. It is located in the north centre of Austria on both sides of the river Danube.

View of Lintz

A picturesque view of the Lintz (Linz) city center. Lintz was founded by the Romans, who called it "Lentia."…

The town was granted its Market Charter in 1214 by King John and continues to hold a market to this day. In the 14th century religious reformer Canon John Wyclif was Rector in Lutterworth's Parish Church of St. Mary between 1374 and 1384, and it was here that he is traditionally believed to have produced the first ever translation of the Bible from Latin into English. Lutterworth's biblical connections continue as it houses the British Isles headquarters of Gideons International.

Bridge over the Swift, Lutterworth

The town was granted its Market Charter in 1214 by King John and continues to hold a market to this…

A meander river with oxbow lakes. An oxbow lake is a U-shaped lake formed when a wide meander of a river is cut off.

River Meander

A meander river with oxbow lakes. An oxbow lake is a U-shaped lake formed when a wide meander of a river…

Diagram illustrating the development of meanders in a river.

Meanders of River

Diagram illustrating the development of meanders in a river.

"The mouth of th Miami River, Florida, whenever Florida started to be devloped in the 1890's."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Miami River

"The mouth of th Miami River, Florida, whenever Florida started to be devloped in the 1890's."—E.…

A small mill sits on a briskly-flowing mountain stream. A footbridge crosses the stream. A larger building (perhaps the ruin of a church) sits atop a mountain in the distance.

Mill on a Mountain Stream

A small mill sits on a briskly-flowing mountain stream. A footbridge crosses the stream. A larger building…

A drawing of the Mississippi River with high water.

Mississippi River, High water

A drawing of the Mississippi River with high water.

A drawing of the Mississippi River with low water.

Mississippi River, Low Water

A drawing of the Mississippi River with low water.

The Mississippi Valley lies between the predominant and secondary mountain-systems. It is over 300,000 square miles in area, and includes some of the most fertile land in the country.

Scene of Mississippi

The Mississippi Valley lies between the predominant and secondary mountain-systems. It is over 300,000…

A scene in the mountains with trees and water running by.

Mountain

A scene in the mountains with trees and water running by.

An illustration of Natchez, Mississippi looking down from a hill. In the late 18th-century Natchez was the starting point of the Natchez Trace overland route, which ran from Natchez to Nashville, Tennessee through what is now Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee.

Natchez, Mississippi

An illustration of Natchez, Mississippi looking down from a hill. In the late 18th-century Natchez was…

First day's bombardment, Federal Schooners off Forts Jackson and St. Philip, commanding the passage of the river. The Federal offensive force consisted of six sloops of war, sixteen gunboats and twenty-one mortar vessels. These were accompanied by a large number of storeships, tenders, etc. On the 18th of April, they anchored three miles below Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and prepared for active operations. Captain Porter, commanding the mortar flotilla, wishing to ascertain their range before his actual attack, stationed the <em>Arietta, John Griffiths<em> and <em>Orvetta<em> about two and a half miles from the forts. The <em>Arietta<em> fired the first shot, to which Fort Jackson replied. The Confederate shots fell short more than fifty yards every time, while the effect of our shells on the fort was such that after two explosions the enemy retired from their barbette guns, and afterward only used those in the casemates.

The Great Naval Battle on the Mississippi

First day's bombardment, Federal Schooners off Forts Jackson and St. Philip, commanding the passage…

An image of an important commercial junction at the Tigris river.

The Tigris at Nineveh

An image of an important commercial junction at the Tigris river.

An view of Lafayette Park in St. Louis, Missouri. A woman walking across a small wooden bridge over a stream.

Lafayette Park

An view of Lafayette Park in St. Louis, Missouri. A woman walking across a small wooden bridge over…

"The campaign on the James River- General Butler landing at Fort Pawhatan."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Fort Pawhatan

"The campaign on the James River- General Butler landing at Fort Pawhatan."— Frank Leslie, 1896

A scene of the Pemaquid River in Maine.

Pemaquid River

A scene of the Pemaquid River in Maine.

A plain with animals on it.

Plain

A plain with animals on it.

River with two boats on it. Scenery that of the north east.

Portait of a River

River with two boats on it. Scenery that of the north east.

"General Banks's Division recrossing the Potomac from Williamsport, Md., to attack the Confederate army under General Jackson--the band of the Forty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers playing the National Airs on the Virginia shore. The retreat of General Banks was, under the circumstances of the case, a great military necessity, and admirably conducted; but, directly the pressure was removed, he returned to the Valley to drive out the invader. Our illustration is of the impressive scene of recrossing the Potomac on the mission of vengeance and patriotism."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Recrossing the Potomac

"General Banks's Division recrossing the Potomac from Williamsport, Md., to attack the Confederate army…

"Prescott's Headquarters. This house is on the east side of the west road, about a mile from the bay. The view is from the road where the small stream crosses, after leaving the pond seen in the picture. It is a beautiful summer residence, the grounds around it being finely shaded by willows, elms, and sycamores. The present occupant kindly showed me the room in which Prescott was lying at the time of his capture. It is on the second floor, at the southwest corner of the house, or on the right as seen in the engraving. It is a well-built frame house, and was probably then the most spacious mansion on the island out of Newport."—Lossing, 1851

Prescott's Headquarters

"Prescott's Headquarters. This house is on the east side of the west road, about a mile from the bay.…

A scene where loggers are binding the logs into giant rafts to be floated down river.

Rafting

A scene where loggers are binding the logs into giant rafts to be floated down river.

"The war in Virginia. General Meade recrossing the Rappahannock, October, 1863, before Lee's advance. General Meade, whose forces had been weakened to reinforce the Army of the Cumberland, was no longer in a condition to hold the position so long and so often occupied by the Federal army, and on October 10th began to fall back toward Washington, covering his retrograde movement so completely that General Lee was foiled in all his attempts to gain his rear, annoy his flanks or crush his rear guard. Our artist shows his army recrossing the Rappahannock."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Recrossing the Rappahannock

"The war in Virginia. General Meade recrossing the Rappahannock, October, 1863, before Lee's advance.…

The Red River Campaign or Red River Expedition consisted of a series of battles fought along the Red River in Louisiana during the American Civil War. Pictured here is the fleet passing the dam.

Red River Expedition

The Red River Campaign or Red River Expedition consisted of a series of battles fought along the Red…

An illustration of a small river.

River

An illustration of a small river.

A river from its source to its mouth.

River

A river from its source to its mouth.

A river with boats traveling on it.

River

A river with boats traveling on it.

A scene illustrating a young boy jumping off of a diving board into a river. In the distance there is a figure swimming downstream, a boy looking down from a cliff and a figure canoeing into the sunset.

Boy Diving into a River at Sunset

A scene illustrating a young boy jumping off of a diving board into a river. In the distance there is…

Block diagram showing the flood-plain of a river, with ox-bows and marginal streams and in section, the flood-plain deposits and natural levees.

Flood Plain of a River

Block diagram showing the flood-plain of a river, with ox-bows and marginal streams and in section,…

One of the two great rivers of China.

River Scene in China

One of the two great rivers of China.

Diagrams showing the development of river systems in anticlinal folds with anticlinal valleys as the end product. As a result of this erosion the streams flowing in the synclinal valleys are diverted by capture and the main streams become anticlinal.

Development of River Systems

Diagrams showing the development of river systems in anticlinal folds with anticlinal valleys as the…

An illustration of the mouth of the Miami River. The Miami River is a river in Florida that drains out of the Everglades and runs through downtown Miami, Florida. The 5.5 mile (8.9 km) long river flows from the terminus of the Miami Canal at Miami International Airport to Biscayne Bay. It was originally a natural river inhabited at its mouth by the Tequesta Indians, but it was dredged and is now polluted because of its proximity to the Miami-Dade County. The mouth of the river is now home to the Port of Miami and many other businesses whose pressure to maintain it has helped to improve the river's condition.

Miami River

An illustration of the mouth of the Miami River. The Miami River is a river in Florida that drains out…

An illustration of a crevasse on the Mississippi river.

Mississippi River

An illustration of a crevasse on the Mississippi river.

The Savannah River is a major river in the southeastern United States, forming most of the border between the states of South Carolina and Georgia. Two tributaries of the Savannah, the Tugaloo Rivers and the Chattooga River, form the northernmost part of the border. The Savannah River drainage basin extends into the southeastern side of the Appalachian Mountains just inside North Carolina, bounded by the Eastern Continental Divide. The ricer is about 350 miles long.

Savannah River

The Savannah River is a major river in the southeastern United States, forming most of the border between…