1820s

Antique silhouettes of women (1760-1827)

Before the advent of photography, there were limited ways to produce accurate likenesses of people. As an alternative to paintings, drawings and sculptures, silhouettes -- hand-cut from paper -- were an afforda... Read more...

A caucus held at Albany, New York (1824)

A caucus held at Albany on Sunday evening April 11th 1824 by the N Y City members Summary: A satire condemning the duplicity and conspiracy of the "Bucktail" faction of New York Democrats in their April 1824... Read more...

Chicago in 1820

This illustration was created by Chicago Lithographing Company in 1867, and shows Native Americans engaged in fur trading on the banks of a river or lake at the settlement of Chicago. The early days of the c... Read more...

Lottery tickets from the 1820s

Here's a look at three early lottery tickets, including two that were earmarked to generate funds to build the Washington Canal... a project that never quite lived up to expectations. After just a few decades o... Read more...

Never enough free time? (1824)

"If I had leisure." Ah, yes, if you had leisure, what would you do? Why, says the man who is engaged in business, if I had leisure, I'd prosecute this charitable object -- I'd aid in such and such good and ben... Read more...

Notice to Southern coach travelers (1829)

Notice to Southern coach travelers Passengers for the South are respectfully informed that a line of Stages will go into operation on Friday, the 9th instant. Leaving Clagget's Hotel, Alexandria, evry other ... Read more...

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