Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing North Carolina

William Hooper

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing North Carolina

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Rhode Island

Stephen Hopkins

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Rhode Island

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing New Jersey

Francis Hopkinson

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing New Jersey

"Bark house of Iroquois." -Jenks, 1911

Iroquois Bark house

"Bark house of Iroquois." -Jenks, 1911

William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 - May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic.

William Dean Howells

William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 - May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Connecticut

Samuel Huntington

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Connecticut

"This distinguished American author was born in the city of New York, April 3, 1783." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Washington Irving

"This distinguished American author was born in the city of New York, April 3, 1783." —The Popular…

(1855--) American educator who wrote on political economy

Edmund J. James

(1855--) American educator who wrote on political economy

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Virginia

Francis Lightfoot Lee

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Virginia

General Lee, the American general suspended from his command.

General Lee

General Lee, the American general suspended from his command.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Virginia

Richard Henry Lee

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Virginia

(1821-1876) Lead figure in Americans telegraph industry

Marshall Lefferts

(1821-1876) Lead figure in Americans telegraph industry

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing New York

Francis Lewis

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing New York

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing New York

Philip Livingston

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing New York

An illustration of an American fence lizard.

American fence lizard

An illustration of an American fence lizard.

(1807-1882) American poet

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(1807-1882) American poet

(1807-1882) American poet

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(1807-1882) American poet

"The subject of this sketch was the most popular of American poets." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The subject of this sketch was the most popular of American poets." —The Popular Cyclopedia,…

James Russell Lowell (February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat.

James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell (February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet, critic,…

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing South Carolina

Thomas Lynch, Jr.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing South Carolina

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Delaware

Thomas M'Kean

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Delaware

"Front view of head of American Manatee, showing the eyes, nostrils, and mouth with the lobes of the upper lip divaricated." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Manatee Face

"Front view of head of American Manatee, showing the eyes, nostrils, and mouth with the lobes of the…

"Front view of head of American Manatee, showing the eyes, nostrils, and mouth with the lip contracted." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Manatee Face

"Front view of head of American Manatee, showing the eyes, nostrils, and mouth with the lip contracted."…

"(1798-1859), an American educator who helped to establish the present common school system in the United States." -Foster, 1921

Horace Mann

"(1798-1859), an American educator who helped to establish the present common school system in the United…

John Cardinal McCloskey, (March 10, 1810 - October 10, 1885) was an American cardinal, the fifth bishop (second archbishop) of the Roman Catholic diocese of New York.

Cardinal McCloskey

John Cardinal McCloskey, (March 10, 1810 - October 10, 1885) was an American cardinal, the fifth bishop…

The American army in Mexico City.

American Army in Mexico City

The American army in Mexico City.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing South Carolina

Arthur Middleton

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing South Carolina

The largest extant species in the deer family.

American Moose

The largest extant species in the deer family.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing New York

Lewis Morris

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing New York

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Pennsylvania

Robert Morris

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Pennsylvania

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American painter of portraits and historic scenes, the creator of a single wire telegraph system, and co-inventor, with Alfred Vail, of the Morse Code.

Samuel Finley Breese Morse

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American painter of portraits…

William Thomas Green Morton (August 9, 1819 - July 15, 1868) was an American dentist and physician.

William G Morton, MD

William Thomas Green Morton (August 9, 1819 - July 15, 1868) was an American dentist and physician.

Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.

(1838-1914) American geologist, naturalist, explorer, and one of the first preservationists.

John Muir

(1838-1914) American geologist, naturalist, explorer, and one of the first preservationists.

"The American buffalo, or more properly <em>bison</em>, is an object of great importance to the hunters and travellers in the western regions of this continent." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Native Americans hunting

"The American buffalo, or more properly bison, is an object of great importance to the hunters…

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Virginia

Thomas Nelson, Jr.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Virginia

(1835-1909) American astronomer and mathematician.

Simon Newcomb

(1835-1909) American astronomer and mathematician.

American statesman

James Otis

American statesman

A pair of American barn-owls, one of which is grasping a small rodent in its claws.

American Barn Owl

A pair of American barn-owls, one of which is grasping a small rodent in its claws.

A pair of great American horned owls, sitting on the ground.

Great American Horned Owls

A pair of great American horned owls, sitting on the ground.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Maryland

William Paca

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Maryland

"But who are the little boys with the silver badges about the size of a half-dollar on their coats, who are running to and fro with letters and papers in their hands? They do not seem to be more than twelve or fifteen years of age. Those are the pages of Congress; they run errands for the congressman; and each receives two dollars and fifty cents a day for his work."&mdash;Carpenter, 1898.

A Page

"But who are the little boys with the silver badges about the size of a half-dollar on their coats,…

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Massachusetts

Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Massachusetts

American author

Tomas Paine

American author

(1823-1893) American historian

Francis Parkman

(1823-1893) American historian

(1823-1893) American historian and Harvard graduate.

Francis Parkman

(1823-1893) American historian and Harvard graduate.

John Howard Payne (9 June 1791 - 10 April 1852) was an American actor, playwright, author and statesman. He is today most remembered as the creator of "Home Sweet Home", a song he wrote in 1822.

John Howard Payne

John Howard Payne (9 June 1791 - 10 April 1852) was an American actor, playwright, author and statesman.…

An American explorer who claimed to have been the first person to reach the geographic North Pole.

Robert E. Peary

An American explorer who claimed to have been the first person to reach the geographic North Pole.

(1750-1828) American diplomat and soldier that served in the American Revolutionary war.

Thomas Pinckney

(1750-1828) American diplomat and soldier that served in the American Revolutionary war.

An illustration of an American wild pigeon, also know as a passenger pigeon.

American wild pigeon

An illustration of an American wild pigeon, also know as a passenger pigeon.

A famous neoclassical sculptor.

Hiram Powers

A famous neoclassical sculptor.

William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 &ndash; January 29, 1859) was an American historian.

William H. Prescott

William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 – January 29, 1859) was an American historian.

(1718-1790) American soldier that fought in the French and Indian Wars

General Putnam

(1718-1790) American soldier that fought in the French and Indian Wars

(1718-1790) American soldier that fought in the French and Indian Wars

General Putnam

(1718-1790) American soldier that fought in the French and Indian Wars

A pair of American quails, esteemed as a game bird.

American Quails

A pair of American quails, esteemed as a game bird.

Also known as the Carolina rail, soree rail, and the English rail, the common American rail is found in the temperate wetlands of the United States.

Common American Carolina Rail

Also known as the Carolina rail, soree rail, and the English rail, the common American rail is found…

Henry Jarvis Raymond (January 24 1820 - June 18 1869) was an American journalist and politician.

Henry Jarvis Raymond

Henry Jarvis Raymond (January 24 1820 - June 18 1869) was an American journalist and politician.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Delaware

George Read

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Delaware

The American Redstart, Setophaga ruticilla, is a New World warbler. They breed in North America, across southern Canada and the eastern USA. These birds are migratory, wintering in Central America, the West Indies, and northern South America. They are very rare vagrants to western Europe. This species is unrelated to the Old World redstarts. This species derives its name from the male's red tail, start being an old word for tail.

American Redstart

The American Redstart, Setophaga ruticilla, is a New World warbler. They breed in North America, across…

(1741-1785) Pennsylvania statesman who served as president of the Continental Congress 1777-1778. Reed served as president of Pennsylvania's Supreme Executive Council, a position equivalent to governor of the commonwealth.

Joseph Reed

(1741-1785) Pennsylvania statesman who served as president of the Continental Congress 1777-1778. Reed…