At the time this picture was drawn the handsome arsenal of the government of Charleston, South Carolina, was an object of great interest. An immense amount of ammunition was stored there, and raids upon it were expected at any moment. It was watched and guarded with great care by detachments of the Washington Light Infantry. It was afterward seized by the State authorities on December 28, 1860.

United States Arsenal at Charleston

At the time this picture was drawn the handsome arsenal of the government of Charleston, South Carolina,…

This painting is by Giotto. It is fresco with many different levels. It can be found in the Peruzzi Chapel of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy.

The Daughter of Herodias Dancing Before Herod

This painting is by Giotto. It is fresco with many different levels. It can be found in the Peruzzi…

The garden house in which Jefferson and others celebrated the passage of the Declaration of Independence.

Garden House in Which Jefferson Celebrated the Passage of the Declaration

The garden house in which Jefferson and others celebrated the passage of the Declaration of Independence.

A very lively group of people at the fair. Boyscouts play instruments, children ride the merry-go-round, and a fountain sprays water high into the air.

Fair

A very lively group of people at the fair. Boyscouts play instruments, children ride the merry-go-round,…

Andrew Jackson's reception by the citizens of New Orleans following his defeat of the British in the Battle of New Orleans.

Jackson's Reception by the Citizens of New Orleans

Andrew Jackson's reception by the citizens of New Orleans following his defeat of the British in the…

May Day marks the end of the winter half of the year in the Northern hemisphere, and it has traditionally been an occasion for popular and often raucous celebrations, regardless of the locally prevalent political or religious establishment. Traditional English May Day rites and celebrations include Morris dancing, crowning a May Queen and celebrations involving a Maypole.

May Day Celebration

May Day marks the end of the winter half of the year in the Northern hemisphere, and it has traditionally…

An illustration of a May day celebration. May Day occurs on May 1 and refers to any of several public holidays. In many countries, May Day is synonymous with International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, which celebrates the social and economic achievements of the labour movement. As a day of celebration the holiday has ancient origins, and it can relate to many customs that have survived into modern times. Many of these customs are due to May Day being a cross-quarter day, meaning that (in the Northern Hemisphere where it is almost exclusively celebrated) it falls approximately halfway between the spring equinox and summer solstice.

May Day Celebration

An illustration of a May day celebration. May Day occurs on May 1 and refers to any of several public…

April 5, 1862. The General is arriving to take personal command of the Federal Army in its advance on Yorktown. He is enthusiastically received by the troops. On March 11, 1862 the president issued an order relieving General McClellan of part of the responsibility heretofore devolving upon him. The order stated that "General McClellan, having personally taken the field at the head of the Army of the Potomac, until otherwise ordered, he is relieved from the command of the other military departments he retaining the command of the Department of the Potomac."

Arrival of General McClellan

April 5, 1862. The General is arriving to take personal command of the Federal Army in its advance on…

An illustration of a betrothal party. Betrothal is a formal state of engagement to be married. Historically betrothal was a formal contract, blessed or officiated by a religious authority. Betrothal is no longer common beyond some Arab cultures, in Judaism and in Islam.

Engagement Party

An illustration of a betrothal party. Betrothal is a formal state of engagement to be married. Historically…

Rukenaw the ape and her family celebrate Reynard's victory against Isegrim the wolf.

Reynard the Fox: Reynard's Celebration

Rukenaw the ape and her family celebrate Reynard's victory against Isegrim the wolf.

A triumphal arch is a structure in the shape of a monumental archway, in theory built to celebrate a victory in war, actually used to celebrate a ruler. This specific Triumphal Arch was erected near Philadelphia for the reception of General Washington, April 20, 1789.

Triumphal Arch for the Reception of General Washington

A triumphal arch is a structure in the shape of a monumental archway, in theory built to celebrate a…

The arch erected in New York City to celebrate the return of Admiral George Dewey.

Triumphal Arch in New York City

The arch erected in New York City to celebrate the return of Admiral George Dewey.

Yule is a winter festival historically celebrated primarily in northern Europe but now celebrated in many other countries in various forms. Yule celebrations often coincide with Christmas. Modern Yule traditions include decorating a fir or spruce tree, burning a Yule log, hanging mistletoe and holly branches, giving gifts, and general celebration and merriment.

Yule Celebration

Yule is a winter festival historically celebrated primarily in northern Europe but now celebrated in…