The 1866-1898 Reconstruction and Expansion ClipArt gallery offers 19 illustrations of the United States after the Civil War, which was marked by reconstruction and further expansion of the states.

"The Age of Progress, the telephone."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Age of Progress

"The Age of Progress, the telephone."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Impeachment hearing for President Johnson.

The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

Impeachment hearing for President Johnson.

An illustration of Atlanta, Georgia as depicted in 1874. Atlanta, GA is the capital and the most populous city in the state of Georgia. During the American Civil War, Atlanta served as an important railroad and military supply hub. In 1864, the city became the target of a major Union invasion. The area now covered by Atlanta was the scene of several battles. The rebuilding of the city was gradual. From 1867 until 1888, U.S. Army soldiers occupied McPherson Barracks in southwest Atlanta to ensure Reconstruction era reforms.

Atlanta, Georgia

An illustration of Atlanta, Georgia as depicted in 1874. Atlanta, GA is the capital and the most populous…

State buildings in Atlanta, Georgia after the American Civil War.

Atlanta, Georgia

State buildings in Atlanta, Georgia after the American Civil War.

"Laying the Atlantic Cable. In 1866, a previous attempt in 1858 having failed, a telegraphic cable was laid upon the bed of the Atlantic between America and Europe. This cable was followed by others; but a closer connection between the United States and the Old World than any effected by the telegraph is formed by the constant passage back and forth of people. With the close of the war, immigration, which had suffered a check, increased rapidly. From 1871 to 1880 nearly three millions, and from 1881 to 1890, more than five millions, of people migrated to the United States. During the present decade, up to 1897, three millions of immigrants have swelled the population of the century. From 1789 to 1894, a period of one hundred and five years, the United States has absorbed an alien population of about eighteen millions."—Scudder, 1897

Atlantic Cable

"Laying the Atlantic Cable. In 1866, a previous attempt in 1858 having failed, a telegraphic cable was…

"The New York Gold Room on 'Black Friday,' September 24, 1869."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Black Friday

"The New York Gold Room on 'Black Friday,' September 24, 1869."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Cowboys chasing buffaloes on the frontier.

Buffaloes

Cowboys chasing buffaloes on the frontier.

Gold miners paning for gold in California.

California Gold Mining

Gold miners paning for gold in California.

The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.

Centennial Exhibition Buildings

The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair in the United States,…

"At the Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1876."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Centennial Exposition

"At the Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1876."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, New York.

Ellis Island

Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, New York.

Inauguration ceremony for General Grant for his second term as President.

Grant's Second Inauguration as President

Inauguration ceremony for General Grant for his second term as President.

The Horticultural Hall.

Horticultural Hall

The Horticultural Hall.

The ruins of one of the principal houses in Johnstown.

Johhnstown

The ruins of one of the principal houses in Johnstown.

"A prospective scene in the city of Oaks, 4th of March, 1869. The above represents the fate in store for those great pests of Southern society--the carpet-bagger and scalawag--if found in Dixie's land after the break of day on the 4th of March next. A fascimile put in evidence before the Congressional Committee."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

KKK Scene

"A prospective scene in the city of Oaks, 4th of March, 1869. The above represents the fate in store…

The first inauguration of William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, on March 4, 1897.

First Inauguration of William McKinley

The first inauguration of William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, on March 4, 1897.

Philadelphia Exhibition in 1876.

Philadelphia Exhibition

Philadelphia Exhibition in 1876.

Sailor with American flag, shield, and eagle.

Sailor

Sailor with American flag, shield, and eagle.

American steamship being chased by Spanish man-of-war.

The Spanish Man-of-War Tornado Chasing the American Steamer "Virginius"

American steamship being chased by Spanish man-of-war.