This painting is by Claude Gelle Le Lorrain. The figures that are usually found in many of his paintings are apparent in this piece. This painting can now be found in the National Gallery.

The Annunciation

This painting is by Claude Gelle Le Lorrain. The figures that are usually found in many of his paintings…

"A West-African kob antelope, <i>Kobus sing-sing</i>. —Whitney, 1889
<p>This illustration shows the antelope stepping down into a body of water. The animal has two, long, curved horns and is surrounded by grass-like foliage.

Kobus Sing-Sing Antelope

"A West-African kob antelope, Kobus sing-sing. —Whitney, 1889 This illustration shows the antelope…

"View of Bagdad." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Ancient Bagdad

"View of Bagdad." — Goodrich, 1844

"And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in the Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens rent asunder, and the Spirit as a dove descending upon him: And a voice came out of the heavens, Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased." Mark 1:9-11 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River. Jesus stands, shin-deep in the river water, arms crossed on his chest and head bowed. John stands on the river bank with a staff in his left hand. With his right hand, he pours a bowl of water on Jesus head. A dove emerges from the parted clouds overhead.

The Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the Jordan River

"And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John…

"And Jesus when he was baptized, went up straightway from the water: and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him; and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Matthew 3:16-17 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus kneeling next to John the Baptist. A ray of light, the spirit of God, descends from a dove onto Jesus' head. There is a cloud behind the dove. John the Baptist, dressed in animal skins and holding a staff with a banner that reads "Agnus", is standing next to Jesus.

The Spirit of God Descends on Jesus When He is Baptized by John the Baptist

"And Jesus when he was baptized, went up straightway from the water: and lo, the heavens were opened…

A flat bottomed boat used for transporting goods.

Baris

A flat bottomed boat used for transporting goods.

An illustration of Baton Rouge, Louisiana from the Mississippi River. Baton Rouge is located in the southeast portion of the state along the Mississippi River. It owes it located and its historical importance to its site upon Istrouma Bluff, the first bluff upriver from the Mississippi delta, which protects the city's residents from flooding or other natural disasters.

Baton Rouge, LA

An illustration of Baton Rouge, Louisiana from the Mississippi River. Baton Rouge is located in the…

A steam ship that aids in daily transportation.

Steam Boat

A steam ship that aids in daily transportation.

"Two boats moored to the bank of the river by ropes and stakes. In the cabin of one, a man inflicts the bastinado on a boatman. He appears to be one of the stewards of an estate, and is accompanied by his dog. In the other boat is a cow, and a net containing hay or chopped straw." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian boats

"Two boats moored to the bank of the river by ropes and stakes. In the cabin of one, a man inflicts…

This is a book plate of Joe Burroughs book by English illustrator Celia Levetus. It seems to depict a woman sitting outside by a river reading a book, while canoers pass her by.

Joe Buroughs Bookplate

This is a book plate of Joe Burroughs book by English illustrator Celia Levetus. It seems to depict…

A type of small overflow dam.

Weir Box

A type of small overflow dam.

An illustration of a simple bridge over a small river.

Bridge

An illustration of a simple bridge over a small river.

An illustration of a stone bridge over a small river.

Bridge

An illustration of a stone bridge over a small river.

"Ancient bridge in Laconia." — Smith, 1882

Bridge

"Ancient bridge in Laconia." — Smith, 1882

An illustration of a simple arch bridge spanning a small river.

Arch Bridge

An illustration of a simple arch bridge spanning a small river.

A running brook.

Brook

A running brook.

Canals used during ancient Babylonian times.

Ancient Babylonian Canals

Canals used during ancient Babylonian times.

An illustration of a woman and two children canoeing.

Family Canoeing

An illustration of a woman and two children canoeing.

An illustration of children playing in a stream.

Children Playing in Stream

An illustration of children playing in a stream.

"A fish of the family Cyprinidae, of the same genus with the roach, dace, bleak and minnow. The color is bluish-black on the upper parts, passing in to silvey white on the belly; the cheeks and gill-covers rich golden yellow. The chub rarely attains a weight exceeding 5 lbs. It is plentiful in many of the rivers of England, and occurs in some of those of the south-west of Scotland." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Chub

"A fish of the family Cyprinidae, of the same genus with the roach, dace, bleak and minnow. The color…

An illustration of a cliff over looking the Tugaloo river. The Tugaloo River is a short river bordering Georgia and South Carolina. It is fed by the Tallulah River and the Chattooga River.

Cliff overlooking Tugaloo River

An illustration of a cliff over looking the Tugaloo river. The Tugaloo River is a short river bordering…

An illustration of a college set upon a hill in Knoxville, TN and a paddle boat.

College

An illustration of a college set upon a hill in Knoxville, TN and a paddle boat.

A contour about to cross a stream runs up one side and down the other, making a V where it crosses, the angle of the V pointing up stream. Contour lines representing spurs between stream lines are generally U shaped with the bottom or rounded part of the U pointing down hill.

Contour Lines

A contour about to cross a stream runs up one side and down the other, making a V where it crosses,…

The Cottage Door, a painting by Thomas Gainsborough.

The Cottage Door

The Cottage Door, a painting by Thomas Gainsborough.

A crocodile entering the water.

Crocodile

A crocodile entering the water.

A pair of European cuckoos roosting on a branch over a river.

European cuckoo

A pair of European cuckoos roosting on a branch over a river.

Diagram showing the stronger meandering of the current as compared with the river as a whole.

Current

Diagram showing the stronger meandering of the current as compared with the river as a whole.

Morte D'Arthur is an illustration that was created by English illustrator Aubrey Beardsley. It depicts an Arthurian romance written by Sir Thomas Malory. This drawing depicts three swans swimming across a river.

Morte D'Arthur

Morte D'Arthur is an illustration that was created by English illustrator Aubrey Beardsley. It depicts…

"There are date trees on the edge of the city." &mdash;Carpenter, 1902

Date tree

"There are date trees on the edge of the city." —Carpenter, 1902

"A machine used for clearing out or deepening the channels of rivers or harbors. Dredging-machines are variously constructed, the simplest being like the oyster-dredge described above, only having a perforated cowhide bag instead of the chain-net, and a stronger 'spoon' or iron mouth to the bag." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Dredge Machine

"A machine used for clearing out or deepening the channels of rivers or harbors. Dredging-machines are…

Drummer carries old man across river

Drummer

Drummer carries old man across river

"So he went and did according unto the word of Jehovah; for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan." I Kings 17:5 ASV
<p>Illustration of two separate, but related scenes in which Elijah hides by the brook at Cherith. In the image on the left, he is reclining on a rock and there are trees behind and above him. He reaches out to a raven with a piece of bread in its beak. In the image on the right, he appears to be asleep while leaning on a rock. A jar and a piece of bread are on the rock. An angel hovers above him.

Elijah Hides from Ahab and is Fed by Angels and Ravens

"So he went and did according unto the word of Jehovah; for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith,…

"In their upper course the Euphrates and the Tigris traverse a region of steppes broken by rocky ridges and interspersed with pastures and fruitful districts. The banks of the rivers are fringed with plane-trees, tamarisks, and cypresses. Here and there are meadowlands, alternating with low hills. Further on, as the rivers descend to the level, the valleys broaden; but at the same time the higher district between becomes more sterile kind of upland waste, abounding in ostriches and bustards, the native home of wild asses and nomadic tribes of men."—Ridpath, 1885

Confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates

"In their upper course the Euphrates and the Tigris traverse a region of steppes broken by rocky ridges…

An illustration of a factory set near a river with a train track on a bridge.

Factory Near River & Train Tracks

An illustration of a factory set near a river with a train track on a bridge.

"Panoramic view of the Federal fleet passing the forts of the Mississippi, on its way to New Orleans, LA., April 19th, 1862. The bombardment of the forts lasted six days, commencing on Friday, April 18th, and practically closing on the 24th, when Flag Officer Farragut passed up with his fleet, Captain Bailey, in the <em>Cayuga</em>, leading. First Division- Captain Bailey commanding: <em>Cayuga, Pensacola, Mississippi, Oneida, Varuna, Katahdin, Kineo, Wissahickon, Portsmouth</em>, towed by <em>J. P. Jackson</em>. Second Division- Flag Officer Farragut commanding: <em>Hartford, Brooklyn, Richmond</em>. Third Division- Captain Bell, commanding: <em>Scioto, Iroquois, Pinola, Itasca, Winona, Kennebec</em>. On Friday, April 25th, at twenty-two minutes past one, this magnificent fleet brought up before the renowned city of New Orleans in battle array. A flag of truce was immediately dispatched by Flag Officer Farragut, demanding an immediate and unconditional surrender." —Leslie, 1896

Federal fleet

"Panoramic view of the Federal fleet passing the forts of the Mississippi, on its way to New Orleans,…

"And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch; and she put the child therein, and laid it in the flags by the river's brink. And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him. And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river-side; and she saw the ark among the flags, and sent her handmaid to fetch it. And she opened it, and saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children." Exodus 2:2-6
<p>Illustration of Pharaoh's daughter and maidens finding the infant Moses among the bulrushes.

The Finding of Moses

"And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. And the woman conceived,…

A boy lying down, fishing at a river.

Fishing

A boy lying down, fishing at a river.

Silver Springs is a clear basin within the St. Johns River in Florida. It is famed for its depth and clarity of the water. This spring is seventy feet deep, as clear as crystal, and remarkably fresh and cool.

Silver Springs, Florida

Silver Springs is a clear basin within the St. Johns River in Florida. It is famed for its depth and…

Groups of people gathered on the shores of a river.

Fort Donelson After Its Surrender

Groups of people gathered on the shores of a river.

A group of Franks, mainly men with a couple of women and children, cross the Rhine River on a wooden raft. Two men strain at the large oars on the front and another can be seen working an oar in the back. Several men have spears and two are pointing into the distance in front of them. Another raft can be seen just behind them (right), while a third is shown far away in the distance. Large cliffs rise in the background. The Romans were resettling the Franks near to their borders so they could be controlled.

Franks Crossing the Rhine to Establish Themselves on the West Bank as Allies of Rome

A group of Franks, mainly men with a couple of women and children, cross the Rhine River on a wooden…

A print from the engraving, ""Fyshynge with an Angle" from 'The Book of St. Albans' printed by Wynkyn de Worde in 1496." -Cundall, 1895

Fyshynge with an Angle

A print from the engraving, ""Fyshynge with an Angle" from 'The Book of St. Albans' printed by Wynkyn…

Illustration of a town in Germany during the late Middle Ages, or medieval period. The town sits on the Main River, which is labeled "Moenus". A bridge spans the river and a fortress, possibly Fortress Marienberg sits on a hill in the right background. The majority of the city sprawls out over the left portion of the drawing. Low unoccupied hills are visibly in the background

A German Town on the Main River, Possibly Würzburg

Illustration of a town in Germany during the late Middle Ages, or medieval period. The town sits on…

"In India, a path of descent, landing-place, or stairway to a river, generally having at the summit a temple, pagoda, or place of rest and recreation. Ghats about especially along the Ganges, the most important being at Benares." -Whitney, 1911

Ghoosla Ghat in Benares

"In India, a path of descent, landing-place, or stairway to a river, generally having at the summit…

A large bird, averaging about twenty inches in length when full-grown. It is native to Australia.

Gold River Goat-Sucker

A large bird, averaging about twenty inches in length when full-grown. It is native to Australia.

The Great Bridge over the Charles River connected Cambridge, Massachusetts to Little Cambridge, which was the name for Allston-Brighton before it separated from Cambridge in 1807, first becoming the town of Brighton and finally joining the city of Boston in 1874. The Great Bridge was built in 1660-1662 at what was then called Brighton Street, and was the first bridge to span the Charles. A toll was authorized in 1670, rebuilt in 1862.

Great Bridge at McConkey's Ferry

The Great Bridge over the Charles River connected Cambridge, Massachusetts to Little Cambridge, which…

The town of Harper's Ferry, where an important Civil War battle was fought in 1862.

Harper's Ferry

The town of Harper's Ferry, where an important Civil War battle was fought in 1862.

An illustration showing Henry Hudson's ship exploring the river which now bears his name.

Hudson's Exploration

An illustration showing Henry Hudson's ship exploring the river which now bears his name.

"Egyptian hunting Hippopotamus." &mdash; Lardner, 1885

Egyptian hunting

"Egyptian hunting Hippopotamus." — Lardner, 1885

Into the River!

Into River

Into the River!

Turner painted this picture displaying his incredible techniques with watercolors. It can now be found in the National Gallery.

Ivy Bridge

Turner painted this picture displaying his incredible techniques with watercolors. It can now be found…

An illustration of the river nervion outlet jetty.

River Nervion Outlet Jetty

An illustration of the river nervion outlet jetty.

This painting by J. William Turner is of the commune, Jumieges in Normandy, France. The origional is from the "Rivers of France".

Jumieges

This painting by J. William Turner is of the commune, Jumieges in Normandy, France. The origional is…

A trio of belted kingfishers, a species native to the United States.

Belted Kingfishers

A trio of belted kingfishers, a species native to the United States.

Landscape with rainbow and sheep.

Landscape

Landscape with rainbow and sheep.

An illustration of Le Mans from the river.

Le Mans

An illustration of Le Mans from the river.

A Lock on the Stour, a painting by John Constable.

A Lock on the Stour

A Lock on the Stour, a painting by John Constable.

An illustration of a man and woman leaning over a stream and holding a book.

Man and Woman Leaning Over Stream

An illustration of a man and woman leaning over a stream and holding a book.

An illustration of a man canoeing down a river.

Man Canoeing

An illustration of a man canoeing down a river.

An illustration of a man standing in knee deep water filling a water pitcher.

Man Filling Pitcher in Lake

An illustration of a man standing in knee deep water filling a water pitcher.

An illustration of a man laying on a raft floating down a river.

Man on Raft

An illustration of a man laying on a raft floating down a river.