"The form of the bottle and the use of the blow-pipe are unequivocally indicated; and the green hue, in the painting, of the fused material, taken from the fire at the point of the pipe, cannot fail to show the intention of the artists." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian glassblowers

"The form of the bottle and the use of the blow-pipe are unequivocally indicated; and the green hue,…

Havana Harbor is the port of Havana, the capital of Cuba, and it is the main port in Cuba.

Havana Harbor

Havana Harbor is the port of Havana, the capital of Cuba, and it is the main port in Cuba.

John Smith trading with the local Native Americans.

John Smith Trading

John Smith trading with the local Native Americans.

The market place at Ripon.

Market Place

The market place at Ripon.

An illustration of Natchez, Mississippi looking down from a hill. In the late 18th-century Natchez was the starting point of the Natchez Trace overland route, which ran from Natchez to Nashville, Tennessee through what is now Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee.

Natchez, Mississippi

An illustration of Natchez, Mississippi looking down from a hill. In the late 18th-century Natchez was…

A slave auction in New Orleans, Louisiana.

A Slave Auction in New Orleans

A slave auction in New Orleans, Louisiana.

"Probably no inventive contribution has been offered to the cotton trade more important than the mule. Samuel Crompton of Bolton completes in 1775 his invention of the mule jenny, contriving which he had been engages for several years. But this machine, possessing great merit and advantages, did not come into general use, nor was its value known, until after the expiration of Arkwright's patent, the spinner till then being confined to the rove prepared from common jenny spinning, which was unsuitable to the mule jenny." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

The Mule

"Probably no inventive contribution has been offered to the cotton trade more important than the mule.…