The 1607-1762 Colonial America ClipArt gallery offers 175 images of America during colonial time, when Britain still controlled the American Colonies.

African slaves jumping the slave ship in order to obtain freedom.

A Dash for Liberty

African slaves jumping the slave ship in order to obtain freedom.

Acadia was a French and then English colony in North America. The image shows the English taking away land and homes from Acadian peasants, accused of disloyalty.

Acadian Peasants

Acadia was a French and then English colony in North America. The image shows the English taking away…

Washington and the ice of the Alleghany

Alleghany

Washington and the ice of the Alleghany

Men guarding Nathaniel Bacon's home during the Virginia Rebellion

Bacon

Men guarding Nathaniel Bacon's home during the Virginia Rebellion

Bacon Before the Virginia Council

Bacon Before the Virginia Council

Bacon Before the Virginia Council

On December 4, 1619, a group of 38 English settlers arrived at Berkeley Hundred, about eight thousand acres (32 km²) on the north bank of the James River near Herring Creek in an area then known as Charles Cittie. It was about 20 miles upstream from Jamestown, where the first permanent settlement of the Colony of Virginia was established on May 14, 1607.

Berkeley, Virginia (Near Harrison's Landing)

On December 4, 1619, a group of 38 English settlers arrived at Berkeley Hundred, about eight thousand…

"Residence of the Royal Governor of North Carolina."—Stephenson, 1913

The Palace at New Berne

"Residence of the Royal Governor of North Carolina."—Stephenson, 1913

The monument at Bloody Brook.

Bloody Brook

The monument at Bloody Brook.

Adrian Block and his companions on Manhattan Island buidling a vessel.

Boatbuilding on Manhattan Island

Adrian Block and his companions on Manhattan Island buidling a vessel.

Elder Brewster's Chair. William Brewster was one a pilgrim who rode the Mayflower in 1620.

Brewster's Chair

Elder Brewster's Chair. William Brewster was one a pilgrim who rode the Mayflower in 1620.

Elder Brewster's chest and dinner-pot. William Brewster was one a pilgrim who rode the Mayflower in 1620.

Elder Brewster's Chest and Dinner-pot

Elder Brewster's chest and dinner-pot. William Brewster was one a pilgrim who rode the Mayflower in…

Harbor of Provincetown, Cape Cod, where the Pilgrims landed.

Cape Cod

Harbor of Provincetown, Cape Cod, where the Pilgrims landed.

A chair belonging to Governor Carver.

Carver's Chair

A chair belonging to Governor Carver.

The Catholics of Maryland.

Catholics

The Catholics of Maryland.

A chair, one of the Pilgrim relics

Chair

A chair, one of the Pilgrim relics

The Charter Oak, where the Connecticut Charter was temporarily hidden.

Charter Oak

The Charter Oak, where the Connecticut Charter was temporarily hidden.

The Charter Oak at Hartford, Connecticut

The Famous charter Oak at Hartford, Connecticut

The Charter Oak at Hartford, Connecticut

Fight between Clayborne and the St. Mary's ship.

Clayborne Fight

Fight between Clayborne and the St. Mary's ship.

A colonial gate in Charleston, South Carolina.

A Colonial Gate

A colonial gate in Charleston, South Carolina.

The discussion over the Connecticut Charter.

Connecticut Charter

The discussion over the Connecticut Charter.

A cradle, one of the Pilgrim relics

Cradle

A cradle, one of the Pilgrim relics

A Dutch colonial family in scene in the colony of New Amsterdam.

Dutch Family

A Dutch colonial family in scene in the colony of New Amsterdam.

Dutch settlers in New Netherlands.

Dutch Settlers

Dutch settlers in New Netherlands.

A Dutch West India Company's trading post in the Colony of New York.

A Dutch West India Company's Trading Post

A Dutch West India Company's trading post in the Colony of New York.

A family of Dutchmen residing in colonial America.

A Dutchmen of the Olden Time

A family of Dutchmen residing in colonial America.

During this early period Virginia's population grew with the introduction of settlers and servants into the burgeoning plantation economy. Land from the Native Americans was appropriated by force and treaty, including the Treaty of 1677, which made the signatory tribes tributary states. In 1619 the House of Burgesses was established as the colony's elected governance, and African servants were first introduced, with slavery being codified in 1661.

Early Settlers

During this early period Virginia's population grew with the introduction of settlers and servants into…

John Elliot preaching to a group of Native Americans.

Elliot, Apostle of the Indians, Preaching to His flock

John Elliot preaching to a group of Native Americans.

Totem or tribe mark of the Five Nations.

Five Nations

Totem or tribe mark of the Five Nations.

The surrender of Fort Amsterdam by Governor Stuyvesant.

Surrender of Fort Amsterdam

The surrender of Fort Amsterdam by Governor Stuyvesant.

View of Fort Duquesne in the distance

Fort Duquesne

View of Fort Duquesne in the distance

Fort Schlosser was a fortification built in Western New York in the USA around 1760 by British Colonial forces, in order to guard the upper entrance to the portage around Niagara Falls.

Remains at Fort Schlosser

Fort Schlosser was a fortification built in Western New York in the USA around 1760 by British Colonial…

Benjamin Franklin and the Governor.

Franklin

Benjamin Franklin and the Governor.

Benjamin Franklin begins his education

Franklin

Benjamin Franklin begins his education

Benjamin Franklin's entry into Philadelphia

Franklin

Benjamin Franklin's entry into Philadelphia

French soldiers and officers in the French and Indian War.

French Soldiers

French soldiers and officers in the French and Indian War.

An illustration showing an insignia for the French-English War.

French-English War

An illustration showing an insignia for the French-English War.

Frenchmen on snowshoes in Schenectady, a northern village of the New York colony.

Frenchmen

Frenchmen on snowshoes in Schenectady, a northern village of the New York colony.

Man firing rifle to rescue a young General Putnam from a tree.

Early Adventure of General Putnam

Man firing rifle to rescue a young General Putnam from a tree.

A battle between English and French forces in Quebec.

Death of General Wolfe at Quebec

A battle between English and French forces in Quebec.

An illustration of George Washington's grave.

George Washington's Grave

An illustration of George Washington's grave.

Henry Hudon's vessel the <em>Halve Maen</em> or Half Moon in the Hudson River when it was first discovered.

The Half Moon in the Hudson

Henry Hudon's vessel the Halve Maen or Half Moon in the Hudson River when it was first discovered.

A spacious public hall in boston, Massachusetts, erected in 1742 by Peter Faneuil and presented by him to the town. In 1761, it was destroyed by fire, and rebuilt.

Faneuil Hall

A spacious public hall in boston, Massachusetts, erected in 1742 by Peter Faneuil and presented by him…

Harvard College in the 18th century.

Harvard College in the Eighteenth Century

Harvard College in the 18th century.

An illustration showing the Battle of Abraham Heights.

Battle of the Heights of Abraham

An illustration showing the Battle of Abraham Heights.

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.

A view of Jamestown, one of the first American colonies.

Jamestown in 1622

A view of Jamestown, one of the first American colonies.

The burning of Jamestown

Burning of Jamestown

The burning of Jamestown

John Smith trading with the local Native Americans.

John Smith Trading

John Smith trading with the local Native Americans.

The reception of Joliet and Marquette by the Illinois.

Joliet and Marquette

The reception of Joliet and Marquette by the Illinois.

Native Americans negotiating with the English in Kensington Palace.

Kensington Palace

Native Americans negotiating with the English in Kensington Palace.

An example of a typical kitchen in colonial New England.

New England Kitchen

An example of a typical kitchen in colonial New England.

The murder of La Salle by his followers.

La Salle's Murder

The murder of La Salle by his followers.

Lafayette offering his services to Franklin.

Lafayette and Franklin

Lafayette offering his services to Franklin.

The landing of the Dutch settlers on Manhattan, now the city of New York.

Landing of the Dutch settlers on Manhattan Island

The landing of the Dutch settlers on Manhattan, now the city of New York.

Loading tobacco in Virginia

Loading Tobacco

Loading tobacco in Virginia

Chaimerlain and Paugus at Lovewell's Fight

Chamberlain and Paugus at Lovewell's Fight

Chaimerlain and Paugus at Lovewell's Fight

Major Waldron's granddaughter

Major Waldron's Grand-Daughter

Major Waldron's granddaughter

French explorers on the Wisconsin.

Marquette and Joliet

French explorers on the Wisconsin.

The ship that the Pilgrims came to America on.

Mayflower

The ship that the Pilgrims came to America on.

An illustration depicting the signing of the Compact aboard the Mayflower.

Signing of the Mayflower Contract

An illustration depicting the signing of the Compact aboard the Mayflower.