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

A man and woman in Puritan dress walking down a path.

Puritans

A man and woman in Puritan dress walking down a path.

A Quaker exhorting in a street in colonial New England.

Quaker Exhorter in Colonial New England

A Quaker exhorting in a street in colonial New England.

The Quakers of Pennsylvania.

Quakers

The Quakers of Pennsylvania.

Tobacco pipes of Walter Raleigh.

Raleigh's Pipes

Tobacco pipes of Walter Raleigh.

Roger Williams was the founder of the Providence Plantation in Rhode Island, as well as the first Baptist church in America. He crossed the Pawtucket River in order to obtain more land from the Native Americans.

Roger Williams Crossing the Pawtucket River

Roger Williams was the founder of the Providence Plantation in Rhode Island, as well as the first Baptist…

Roanoke Island was the site of the 16th century Roanoke Colony, the first English colony in the New World in what was then called Virginia, in honor of England's ruling monarch, Queen Elizabeth I.

Roanoke Island

Roanoke Island was the site of the 16th century Roanoke Colony, the first English colony in the New…

First Church in Salem, when in 1631, Church and State were made one, and the goverment a theocracy.

Salem Church

First Church in Salem, when in 1631, Church and State were made one, and the goverment a theocracy.

The first church at Salem, Massachusetts founded by the Puritan colonists.

Salem Church

The first church at Salem, Massachusetts founded by the Puritan colonists.

The settlement of Rhode Island.

Settlement

The settlement of Rhode Island.

A drawing of early settlers in New England.

Early Settlers in New England

A drawing of early settlers in New England.

A colonial slave market in the seventeenth century.

A Colonial Slave Market

A colonial slave market in the seventeenth century.

Colonel Sloughter signing the order to execute two rebels. According to popular lore, Sloughter was against executing the men, but his signature was obtained while he was intoxicated, by enemies of the accused.

Sloughter Signing the Death-Warrant

Colonel Sloughter signing the order to execute two rebels. According to popular lore, Sloughter was…

The meeting between Capt. John Smith, founder of the Virginia colony, and Powhatan, the chief of the Powhatan Native American tribe.

Smith Subduing Powhatan

The meeting between Capt. John Smith, founder of the Virginia colony, and Powhatan, the chief of the…

Captain Sir John Smith (c. January 1580–June 21, 1631) Admiral of New England was an English soldier, sailor, and author. He is remembered for his role in establishing the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown, Virginia.

Smith's Escape from Slavery

Captain Sir John Smith (c. January 1580–June 21, 1631) Admiral of New England was an English soldier,…

Pocahontas saving Captain John Smith's life.

Smith's Life

Pocahontas saving Captain John Smith's life.

The meeting between Capt. John Smith, founder of the Virginia colony, and Powhatan, the chief of the Powhatan Native American tribe.

Smith's Meeting with Powhatan

The meeting between Capt. John Smith, founder of the Virginia colony, and Powhatan, the chief of the…

The historical St. John's Church, Richmond.

St. John's Church

The historical St. John's Church, Richmond.

St. John's Episcopal Church is the oldest church in Richmond, built in 1741 and giving its name to the Church Hill district. St. John's was formed from several earlier churches. It was the site of two important conventions in the period leading to the American Revolutionary War, and is most famous as the location where Patrick Henry gave his closing speech at the Second Virginia Convention with the famous quotation "Give me liberty or give me death."

St. John's Church

St. John's Episcopal Church is the oldest church in Richmond, built in 1741 and giving its name to the…

The historic colonial church in Charleston, South Carolina.

St. Michael's Church

The historic colonial church in Charleston, South Carolina.

The old Stadt Huys at New Amsterdam.

Stadt Huys

The old Stadt Huys at New Amsterdam.

A stamp used after the Stamp Act of 1765 was passed. The stamp was required to be purchased and placed on all legal documents.

A Stamp of 1765

A stamp used after the Stamp Act of 1765 was passed. The stamp was required to be purchased and placed…

"Revenue stamp used in the colonies."—Stephenson, 1913

Revenue Stamp

"Revenue stamp used in the colonies."—Stephenson, 1913

Captain Myles Standish (sometimes spelled Miles) was an English born military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for Plymouth colony.

Standish and His Companions

Captain Myles Standish (sometimes spelled Miles) was an English born military officer hired by the Pilgrims…

Captain Myles Standish (sometimes spelled Miles) was an English born military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for Plymouth colony.

Standish's Sword and Musket Barrel

Captain Myles Standish (sometimes spelled Miles) was an English born military officer hired by the Pilgrims…

"A stockade. Those settlers who lived outside of Roston and the few seaport villages built palisades about their houses and farm buildings. A group of buildings thus protected was called a stockade."—Scudder, 1897

stockade

"A stockade. Those settlers who lived outside of Roston and the few seaport villages built palisades…

Peter Struyvesant was the last Dutch governor of the New Netherlands colony.

Peter Struyvesant in New Amsterdam

Peter Struyvesant was the last Dutch governor of the New Netherlands colony.

The tomb of Petrus Stuyvesant

Stuyvesant Tomb

The tomb of Petrus Stuyvesant

The residence of Governor Stuyvesant of New Netherlands in Petersfield.

Petersfield, the Residence of Governor Stuyvesant

The residence of Governor Stuyvesant of New Netherlands in Petersfield.

Governor Stuyvesant tearing up the letter demanding the surrender of New Amsterdam.

Governor Peter Stuyvesant

Governor Stuyvesant tearing up the letter demanding the surrender of New Amsterdam.

Showing a fight between settlers and Europeans in Rhode Island in 1675.

Swamp Fight

Showing a fight between settlers and Europeans in Rhode Island in 1675.

The sword of Miles Standish. Miles Standish was a soldier hired by the Pilgrims to be their military advisor.

Sword

The sword of Miles Standish. Miles Standish was a soldier hired by the Pilgrims to be their military…

An out-of-door tea party in Colonial New England.

Tea Party

An out-of-door tea party in Colonial New England.

The lost colony of Roanoke.

The Lost Colony

The lost colony of Roanoke.

Tobacco being harvested in the Virginia Colony. By 1612, John Rolfe's new strains of tobacco had been successfully cultivated and exported. Finally, a cash crop to export had been identified, and plantations and new outposts sprung up, initially both upriver and downriver along the navigable portion of the James River, and thereafter along the other rivers and waterways of the area.

Tobacco Cultivation in Colonial Virginia

Tobacco being harvested in the Virginia Colony. By 1612, John Rolfe's new strains of tobacco had been…

A farmer tending his tobacco plants.

Tobacco Plants

A farmer tending his tobacco plants.

The Hudson Bay Company performing a balance of trade.

Trade

The Hudson Bay Company performing a balance of trade.

Settlers of the Colony of New York trading with Native Americans.

Trading with the Indians

Settlers of the Colony of New York trading with Native Americans.

The Treaty Elm in 1800

Treaty Elm

The Treaty Elm in 1800

The Treaty monument in Kensington.

Treaty Monument

The Treaty monument in Kensington.

Uncas (c. 1588 – c. 1683) was a sachem of the Mohegan who through his alliance with the English colonists against other Indian tribes made the Mohegans the leading regional Indian tribe.

Uncas

Uncas (c. 1588 – c. 1683) was a sachem of the Mohegan who through his alliance with the English…

A man and his son hunting in the mountains of Virginia.

Virginia Mountaineers in Colonial Times

A man and his son hunting in the mountains of Virginia.

On September 7, 1676, Waldron invited about 400 Indians to participate in a mock battle against the militia. It was a trick; instead, he took them prisoner. Thirteen years passed, and it was assumed that the incident had been forgotten. But then squaws began dropping ambiguous hints that something was astir. On June 27, 1689, two Indian women appeared at each of 5 garrison houses, asking permission to sleep by the fire. All but one house accepted. In the dark early hours of the next day, the women unfastened the doors, and in rushed Indian men who had concealed themselves about the town. Waldron resisted but was stunned with a hatchet, then placed on his table. After dining, the Indians cut him across the belly with knives, each saying "I cross out my account." Major Waldron was slain with his own sword.

Death of Major Richard Waldron

On September 7, 1676, Waldron invited about 400 Indians to participate in a mock battle against the…

An illustration depicting the arrival of the Walloon settlers on Long Island.

Landing of the Walloons

An illustration depicting the arrival of the Walloon settlers on Long Island.

Wampum received by Penn in commemoration of the Indian Treaty.

Wampum

Wampum received by Penn in commemoration of the Indian Treaty.

George Washington warning General Braddock in his tent.

Washington and Braddock

George Washington warning General Braddock in his tent.

An illustration of a young George Washington trekking through the wilderness.

Washington's Journey

An illustration of a young George Washington trekking through the wilderness.

William and Mary College, Virginia

William and Mary College, Virginia

William and Mary College, Virginia

William Berkeley, Governor of Virginia shouting "Shoot! Shoot! If you wish! I offer you a fair mark!"

William Berkeley

William Berkeley, Governor of Virginia shouting "Shoot! Shoot! If you wish! I offer you a fair mark!"

Roger Williams Taking Leave of his Family Before His Flight from Salem

Roger Williams Taking Leave of his Family Before His Flight from Salem

Roger Williams Taking Leave of his Family Before His Flight from Salem

Roger Williams on his way to visit the Chief of the Narragansett Indians.

Roger Williams

Roger Williams on his way to visit the Chief of the Narragansett Indians.

The burning of a supposed witch.

Execution of Persons Condemned for Witchcraft

The burning of a supposed witch.

A monument to Generals Wolfe and Montcalm, both slain at the Heights of Abraham.

Monument to Wolfe and Montcalm

A monument to Generals Wolfe and Montcalm, both slain at the Heights of Abraham.

Wolfe's Cove

Wolfe's Cove

Wolfe's Cove

The death of Wolfe.

Wolfe's Death

The death of Wolfe.

In 1621, many "respectable young women for wives of those colonists" traveled to Jamestown.

Arrival of the Young Women at Jamestown

In 1621, many "respectable young women for wives of those colonists" traveled to Jamestown.