(1735-1826) Second president of the United States of America 1797-1801

John Adams

(1735-1826) Second president of the United States of America 1797-1801

(1735-1826) Second president of the United States of America 1797-1801

John Adams

(1735-1826) Second president of the United States of America 1797-1801

(1861-1931) American educator serving as president of the University of North Carolina, Tulane University, and the University of Virginia.

Edwin Anderson Alderman

(1861-1931) American educator serving as president of the University of North Carolina, Tulane University,…

Stiff plants with large, thick leaves. It is said to have medicinal purposes for burned or damaged skin.

American Aloe

Stiff plants with large, thick leaves. It is said to have medicinal purposes for burned or damaged skin.

The Leaf of the American Amber tree furnishes the Storax or Styrax, a kind of resin.

Leaf of American Amber Tree

The Leaf of the American Amber tree furnishes the Storax or Styrax, a kind of resin.

The defeat of the American Dragoons. A dragoon is a soldier trained to fight on foot, but use horseback as transportation.

American Dragoon

The defeat of the American Dragoons. A dragoon is a soldier trained to fight on foot, but use horseback…

(1829-1916) American educator, editor of the Providence journal and minister to China and Turkey

J. B. Angell

(1829-1916) American educator, editor of the Providence journal and minister to China and Turkey

An illustration depicting Native American water vessels:A. Iroquois vessel of birchbarkB. Zuni woven water bottleC. Hauasupai boiling basket

Native American baskets

An illustration depicting Native American water vessels: A. Iroquois vessel of birchbark B. Zuni woven…

(1885-1889) Secretary of the State to President Cleveland and ambassador to Great Britain

Thomas Francis Bayard

(1885-1889) Secretary of the State to President Cleveland and ambassador to Great Britain

A family of bison.

American Bison

A family of bison.

The American Bison (Bison bison) is a bovine mammal, also commonly known as the American buffalo. 'Buffalo' is something of a misnomer for this animal as it is only distantly related to either of the two "true buffaloes", the water buffalo and the African Buffalo. The bison once inhabited the Grasslands of the United States and Asia in massive herds, ranging from the Great Slave Lake in Canada's far north to Mexico in the south, and from eastern Oregon almost to the Atlantic Ocean, taking its subspecies into account. Its two subspecies are the Plains Bison (Bison bison bison), distinguished by its smaller size and more rounded hump, and the Wood Bison (Bison bison athabascae), distinguished by its larger size and taller square hump. Wood Bison are one of the largest species of cattle in the world, surpassed in size only by the massive Asian gaur and Wild Asian Water Buffalo, both of which are found mainly in India and Southeast Asia.

North American Bison

The American Bison (Bison bison) is a bovine mammal, also commonly known as the American buffalo. 'Buffalo'…

Measuring approximately twenty-six inches in length, the American bittern is a nocturnal hunter. It can be found throughout North America.

American Bittern

Measuring approximately twenty-six inches in length, the American bittern is a nocturnal hunter. It…

"An American machine, introduced into England by Mr. Ellis. It consists of an iron cylindrical casing A, open about a fourth part of its circumference (a to b) for admission of air, and an exit pipe B. Inside the casing is another cylinder, placed eccentrically to it, and which always fits close up against the wooden packing C. This cylinder acts as a driver for the three fan blades or pistons D, which are capable of passing out and in through longitudinal slits in its circumference. There is a shaft passing through the small cylinder, and concentric with it at the ends, but cranked in the middle part so as to become concentric with the casing. The inner cylinder revolves round the axis of the ends of the shaft, and on the cranked part revolve the fan blades or pistons, driven by the cylinder." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Blowing-Machine

"An American machine, introduced into England by Mr. Ellis. It consists of an iron cylindrical casing…

(1734-1820) Archetype of the American frontiersman.

Daniel Boone

(1734-1820) Archetype of the American frontiersman.

(1734-1820) Archetype of the American frontiersman.

Daniel Boone

(1734-1820) Archetype of the American frontiersman.

The Boston Tea Party, protesting the English tax on tea.

The Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party, protesting the English tax on tea.

Posessing a nearly perfectly hemispherical shell, the American box turtle ranges from Canada to Florida. It feeds on fruits, insects, edible mushrooms, and the like.

American box-tortoise

Posessing a nearly perfectly hemispherical shell, the American box turtle ranges from Canada to Florida.…

True Bravery, the American Army at Valley Forge in 1777. Caption below illustration: "After mentioning the reason which induced him not to accept the challenge, he applied a large hand-grenade to the candle, and when the fuse had caught fire, threw it on the floor, saying, 'Here gentlemen, this will quickly determine which of us all bare brave danger most.'"

True Bravery

True Bravery, the American Army at Valley Forge in 1777. Caption below illustration: "After mentioning…

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Maryland

Charles Carroll

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Maryland

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Maryland

Samuel Chase

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Maryland

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing New Jersey

Abraham Clark

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing New Jersey

(1837-1908) The twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States, making him the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms.

Grover Cleveland

(1837-1908) The twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States, making him the only…

(1736-1812) American soldier that fought un the Frencs and Indian War and became a general during the War of Independence.

General James Clinton

(1736-1812) American soldier that fought un the Frencs and Indian War and became a general during the…

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Pennsylvania

George Clymer

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Pennsylvania

Vincent Colyer (1825 - July 12, 1888) was a successful American artist noted for the images he created of the American West and a humanitarian who worked with philanthropic and Christian groups and the U.S. government to try to help freed black slaves and Native Americans.

Vincent Colyer

Vincent Colyer (1825 - July 12, 1888) was a successful American artist noted for the images he created…

(1840-1897) Distinguished American naturalist

E. D. Cope

(1840-1897) Distinguished American naturalist

"American Type of Country-House Architecture." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Country-House

"American Type of Country-House Architecture." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Also known as the common American cuckoo, the yellow-billed cuckoo subsists on a diet of hairy caterpillars, cock-chafers, and the eggs of small birds.

Yellow-billed cuckoo

Also known as the common American cuckoo, the yellow-billed cuckoo subsists on a diet of hairy caterpillars,…

(1816-1876) American actress of the stage

Charlotte Cushman

(1816-1876) American actress of the stage

"They are often seen moving with a rapid flight over rivers, ponds, and meadows, alighting for a moment, and hen shooting away again." — Goodrich, 1859

American Dragonfly

"They are often seen moving with a rapid flight over rivers, ponds, and meadows, alighting for a moment,…

The American scaup duck is common in North America, accidental in Europe. It is also known as the creek broad-bill.

American Scaup Duck

The American scaup duck is common in North America, accidental in Europe. It is also known as the creek…

(1752-1817) Educator and poet that scorned the decline of values.

Timothy Dwight

(1752-1817) Educator and poet that scorned the decline of values.

(1834-1926) American educator and academic and president of Harvard University.

Charles William Eliot

(1834-1926) American educator and academic and president of Harvard University.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Rhode Island

William Ellery

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Rhode Island

(1818-1901) Lawyer and cabinet officer

William M. Evarts

(1818-1901) Lawyer and cabinet officer

"This distinguished American was born in 1794, at Dorchester, near Boston, Massachusetts, entered Harvard College in 1807, and took his degree in 1811." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Edward Everette

"This distinguished American was born in 1794, at Dorchester, near Boston, Massachusetts, entered Harvard…

(1829-1902) American Roman Catholic and first Archbishop of Chicago.

Archbishop Feehan

(1829-1902) American Roman Catholic and first Archbishop of Chicago.

(1850-1895) American writer and poet that became a reporter and journalist. He wrote children's stories and poems such as Little Boy Blue.

Eugene Field

(1850-1895) American writer and poet that became a reporter and journalist. He wrote children's stories…

James Thomas Fields (December 31, 1817 – April 24, 1881) was an American publisher and author.

James Thomas Fields

James Thomas Fields (December 31, 1817 – April 24, 1881) was an American publisher and author.

The purple finch, also known as the American linnet, has a habit of erecting the feathers of its head like a crest.

Purple Finch

The purple finch, also known as the American linnet, has a habit of erecting the feathers of its head…

Picture of old American Flag on a flag pole.

American Flag

Picture of old American Flag on a flag pole.

Three American flags.

Three American Flags

Three American flags.

Two American flags.

Two American Flags

Two American flags.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing New York

William Floyd

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing New York

A profile of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

A profile of Benjamin Franklin

American engineer and inventor, primarily known for building the steamboat.

Robert Fulton

American engineer and inventor, primarily known for building the steamboat.

(1836-1927) Secretary of the treasury who helped lead the creation of the Federal Reserve

Lyman J. Gage

(1836-1927) Secretary of the treasury who helped lead the creation of the Federal Reserve

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Rhode Island

Elbridge Gerry

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Rhode Island

Daniel Coit Gilman (July 6, 1831-October 13, 1908) was an American educator.

Daniel Coit Gilman

Daniel Coit Gilman (July 6, 1831-October 13, 1908) was an American educator.

(1854-1920) American physician.

William C. Gorgas

(1854-1920) American physician.

General Nathaniel Greene, distinguished American general from the Revolutionary War.

General Greene

General Nathaniel Greene, distinguished American general from the Revolutionary War.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Georgia

Lynman Hall

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Georgia

(1824-1886) American soldier that served in the Mexican War, Seminole War and ion the Western Frontier.

General W. S. Hancock

(1824-1886) American soldier that served in the Mexican War, Seminole War and ion the Western Frontier.

(1831- ) "Mary Virginia Terhune" American novelist

Marion Harland

(1831- ) "Mary Virginia Terhune" American novelist

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Virginia

Benjamin Harrison

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Virginia

(1804-1864) American author

Nathaniel Hawthorne

(1804-1864) American author

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing South Carolina

Thomas Hayward, Jr.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing South Carolina

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing North Carolina

Joseph Hewes

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing North Carolina

The Indians and the Highlander. Caption below illustration: "The Scotchman requested that the broad sword should be given to the most alert and most vigorous person in the assembly; and laying bare his neck after he had rubbed it over with magic signs , and muttered a few inarticulate words, he called out, with a loud voice and cheerful air."

Indians and the Highlander

The Indians and the Highlander. Caption below illustration: "The Scotchman requested that the broad…