A collection of over 500 public domain images of American Political History.

       - 1750

First use of the term "New England" in John Smith's book of 1616.
Sir Francis Drake Revived, 1626.
Purchase of Manhattan.
Indians paying tribute to French in Flordia.
First page of Penn's Frame of Government.
John Winthrop.
Map of Mannados or Manhattan in 1661.
Indian grammar by John Eliot, 1666.
Broadside on the Maryland Toleration Act.
Fenwick's 1675 address inviting settlement in New Cesarea or New Jersey.
Colonial currency. 

1750 - 1800

Title page from a work on the persecution of Quakers in New England.
Proclamation of 1734 relating to two scandalous songs.
Franklin's printing of the treaty between the Provinces and the Six Nations, 1746.
Map of northern colonies, 1768.
Benjamin Franklin.
Boston Massacre
Statue of Benjamin Franklin.
John Hancock.
John Hancock .
Stamp Act protest.
Broadside against the East India Company, 1773.
Boston Tea Party
Battle at Lexington.
Bostonians in Distress.
The Bostonian's Paying the Excise-Man, or Tarring and Feathering.
Patrick Henry.
Patrick Henry.
Map of territorial growth, 1775.
Legend for maps of territorial growth.
Washington Taking Control of the American Army
Battle of Lexington.
Drafting of the Declaration of Independence.
Trumbull's mural of the Declaration of Independence.
Declaration of Independence.
The Declaration of Independence.
Washington Crossing the Delaware.
Washington entering Trenton.
Washington Receiving a Salute on the Field of Trenton.
Battle of Trenton.
Washington Crossing the Delaware.
Surrender of Hessian Troops to General Washington, after Battle of Trenton.
Old State House, Boston.
Spirit of '76.
Alexander Hamilton, Captain, Provincial Company, New York.
Thomas Paine.
Thomas Paine.
First flag at Independence Hall, Philadelphia.
Samuel Adams.
Serapis vs. Bon Homme Richard.
Battle of Princeton.
Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth.
Battle of Camden, Death of De Kalb.
George Washington.
George Washington.
George Washington.
John Dickinson.
Old state house, Annapolis.
Benedict Arnold.
Battle of Guilford Court House, 1781.
Marquis de Lafayette.
Washington resigning his commission, 1783.
John Adams.
Washington at Mount Vernon.
Richard Henry Lee.
Gouverneur Morris.
Gouverneur Morris.
Cover page from The Federalist, 1788.
First page of the constitution.
Bust of Aaron Burr.
Bust of Elbridge Gerry.
Don't Tread On Me Flag.
Map of the trans-Allegheny population movement, 1790.
Alexander Hamilton.
Map of territorial growth, 1790.
Legend for maps of territorial growth.
NY Federal Hall.
Yorktown.
Surrender of Cornwallis.
Signing of the Constitution.
Thomas Jefferson.
John Adams.
Thomas Jefferson.
Bill of Rights.
Announcement of Capitol competition, 1792.
Elbridge Gerry.
Alexander Hamilton.
Benjamin Franklin.
John Jay.
John Jay.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1796.
John Adams.
Bust of John Adams.
Abigail Adams.
Braintree, Adams family home.
Independence Hall.

1800 - 1850

Map of the Presidential Election of 1800.
The Capitol when first occupied by Congress, 1800.
Indepedendence Hall, Philadelphia in 1800.
Thomas Jefferson.
Enterprise capturing Tripolitan Corsair.
Bust of Thomas Jefferson.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1804.
Decatur's Conflict with the Algerine at Tripoli.
Thomas Jefferson.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1808.
James Madison.
Map of territorial growth, 1810.
Legend for maps of territorial growth.
Map of the distribution of U. S. population in 1810.
Article of Surrender of Detroit, 1812.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1812.
The burning of the Capitol.
Caricature of Columbia and John Bull 1.
Caricature of Columbia and John Bull 2.
Signing of Treaty of Ghent.
The Battle of New Orleans.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1816.
James Monroe.
Map of 1820, showing free and slave territories.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1820.
Map of territorial growth, 1820.
Legend for maps of territorial growth.
Map of the distribution of U. S. population in 1820.
Old Supreme Court Chamber 1.
Old Supreme Court Chamber 2.
Old Senate chamber.
Original House chambers, Capitol, 1822.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1824.
John Quincy Adams.
The Capitol in 1827.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1828.
Andrew Jackson's Inaugural, 1828.
Andrew Jackson's Inauguration, 1829.
Andrew Jackson.
Caricature of a Banker.
Statue of Andrew Jackson.
Map of the United States, 1830.
Map of territorial growth, 1830.
The Liberator, 1831.
State rights tracts, 1832.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1832.
John Marshall.
James Monroe.
Assassination attempt on Andrew Jackson, 1835.
Daniel Webster.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1836.
1837 caricature of Fourth of July celebration.
Martin Van Buren.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1840.
Map of territorial growth, 1840.
Legend for maps of territorial growth.
Map of the distribution of U. S. population in 1840.
William Henry Harrison.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1844.
John Tyler.
James K. Polk.
President James K. Polk
Caricature on the Oregon question, 1846.
Capitol, Washington, D.C., 1846.
White House, Washington, D.C, ca. 1846.
Storming of Independence Hill at the Battle of Monterey
The Capitol in 1846.
Senate chambers in 1846.
Abraham Lincoln.
Battle of Molino del Rey, Mexican War.
Taylor/Fillmore campaign party.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1848.
Gold Rush handbill, 1849.
Zachary Taylor.
Henry Clay.
Henry Clay.

1850 - 1900

Harriet Beecher Stowe.
1850 Caricature of Wilmot, Garrison, Calhoun, Greeley, and Arnold.
Caricature of the 1856 Democratic platform.
Millard Fillmore.
Map of territorial growth, 1850.
Legend for maps of territorial growth.
Clay, Fillmore, Clahoun, Webster in the Senate, 1850.
Two Portraits of John Brown.
John Brown.
The Tragic Prelude (John Brown).
Slave sale in Easton Maryland.
Statue of Brigham Young.
John C. Calhoun.
John C. Calhoun.
Bust of John C. Calhoun.
Caricature of abolitionists.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1852.
Franklin Pierce.
Frederick Douglass.
Frederick Douglass House
Map of the Presidential Election of 1856.
Assault on Senator Sumner, 1856.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her daughter, Harriot.
James Buchanan.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1860.
Map of territorial growth, 1860.
Legend for maps of territorial growth.
Jefferson Davis.
Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson, C.S.A.
Slave treatment.
Gen George B. McClellan.
Gettysburg, July 1863.
Lincoln campaign poster.
Abraham Lincoln and son Tad.
Emancipation Proclamation.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1864.
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Cold Harbor, Va.
Gen. William T. Sherman.
First reading of the emancipation proclamation.
Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln and advisors.
Gen Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.
Lincoln's box in Ford's Theater.
Ford's Theatre in Lincoln's time.
John Wilkes Booth.
McLean's House, Appomattox Court House.
Andrew Johnson.
Horace Greeley, 1866.
First page of treaty ceding Alaska to the U.S. by Russia, 1867.
Bust of Andrew Johnson.
The Supreme Court, 1868.
Members of the Louisiana Legislature of 1868.
Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, 1868.
Andrew Johnson's Impeachment trial.
Ulysses S. Grant.
Booker T. Washington.
Map of territorial growth, 1870.
Legend for maps of territorial growth.
Interior of Fort McKee, Korea.
A Corean Official bearing the first dispatches on board the Colorado.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1876.
Rutherford B. Hayes.
Electoral commission of 1877.
Jay Gould.
Garfield campaign poster.
Garfield campaign poster.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1880.
Map of territorial growth, 1880.
Legend for maps of territorial growth.
Bust of Chester A. Arthur.
James A. Garfield.
James A. Garfield's Assassination.
Chester A. Arthur.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1884.
Benjamin Harrison.
Grover Cleveland.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1888.
McKinley campaign speech.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1896.
The apotheosis of suffrage.
Wreck of the U.S.S. Maine.
Black Soldiers.
Col. Theodore Roosevelt.
Cartoon of William Jennings Bryan running for President.
Cartoon of William Jennings Bryan and other democrats.
U.S. Soldiers fighting in the Philipines, 1899.
A group of wounded Philipinos.
Dead Cuban soldiers.
Samuel Gompers.
General Aguinaldo.

1900 - 1950

William McKinley.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1900.
Map of territorial growth, 1900.
Legend for maps of territorial growth.
Boxer Rebellion.
Chinese "Boxer"
Within historic grounds of the Forbidden City.
Bust of Theodore Roosevelt.
Theodore Roosevelt.
Assassination of William McKinley.
Theodore Roosevelt campaign speech.
J. Pierpont Morgan.
Map of cities having at least 2500 inhabitants, 1903.
Theodore Roosevelt.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1904.
Cartoon of William Randolph Hearst and William Jennings Bryan.
Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir.
William Taft.
William Taft.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1908.
Child Laborers in Indiana Glass Works, Midnight, Indiana. 1908.
Child Laborer, Newberry, S.C. 1908.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
Susan B. Anthony.
Woodrow Wilson.
Theodore Roosevelt Cartoon.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1912.
Suffrage parade, New York City, 1912.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, W. Wilson, Josephus Daniels,and William Jennings Bryan in Washington, D. C., 1913.
Gen. Pancho Villa. and others.
Head of suffrage parade, Washington, D.C. 1913.
Suffrage parade in Washington, D.C., 1913.
Cartoon of William Jennings Bryan war news, 1914.
Emma Goldman.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1916.
Headquarters of the American forces in Colonia Dublan, Mexico.
En route with the American Field Headquarters from El Valle to Las Cruces, Mexico.
A triple execution at Juarez, Mexico.
Marines at Santo Domingo.
Suffragists picketing the White House, January 1917.
Wilson declaring war on Germany, 1917.
Navy Recruiting Poster, 1917.
Women suffragists picketing in front of the White house.
Wilson at Versailles.
Suffragette war volunteers.
Suffragette banner.
Vladivostok, Russia, 1918.
Black troops in France, ca. 1918.
Hazel Carter donned an Army uniform.
Capt. Edward Rickenbacker.
Liberty Loan Poster.
Women workers in ordnance shops.
Munitions factory, 1918.
Gas masks for man and horse.
Marine receiving first aid.
Destruction in Belgium, 1918.
Wilson reading Armistice to Congress.
National Anti-Suffrage Association.
Florence F. Noyes as "Liberty" in suffrage pageant.
General John Pershing.
Soldiers welcomed home, 1919.
George; Orlando; Clemenceau; and Wilson at the Peace Conference.
Mechanic.
Jeannette Rankin.
Warren G. Harding.
The 19th amendment.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1920.
Map of territorial growth, 1920.
Legend for maps of territorial growth.
The President's room in the Capitol.
Harding, Edison, and Ford.
What every mother should know (about birth control).
Robert M. La Follette.
Bust of Calvin Coolidge.
Calvin Coolidge.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1924.
Creed of Klanswomen (KKK).
The menace of modern immigration (KKK).
Constitutional government overthrown in West Virginia (Industrial Workers of the World).
Industrial Workers of the World.
Coolidge motorcade.
The Story of the Sacco-Vanzetti Case including an analysis of the trial 1.
The Story of the Sacco-Vanzetti Case including an analysis of the trial 2.
Sacco-Vanzetti and The Red Peril.
The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti in Cartoons from The Daily Worker 1.
The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti in Cartoons from The Daily Worker 2.
The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti in Cartoons from The Daily Worker 3.
The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti in Cartoons from The Daily Worker 4.
Herbert Hoover.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1928.
Hoover, Ford, Edison, and Firestone.
Hoover cartoon.
Gen. Sandino enroute to Mexico.
Lynching Negro Children in Southern Courts : (The Scottsboro Case)
The Scottsboro Boys 1.
The Scottsboro Boys 2.
Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers a speech.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1932.
Marines in Nicaragua during 1932 Presidential Election.
Sandino's Flag.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Desegregation protest, 1933.
Nazi anti-semitism, 1933.
A Plea For Clemency In Scottsboro Negro Case.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1936.
Hitler announcing acquisition of Austria.
Sam Rayburn.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1940.
Hitler and Mussolini.
Hitler in Paris.
St. Paul's Cathedral during bombing of London.
Franklin Roosevelt in wheelchair.
Franklin Roosevelt declares war.
Burning ships at Pearl Harbor.
Positively no beer sold to Indians.
Roosevelt signing the declaration of war against Japan, December 8, 1941.
Woman war worker.
The USS. ARIZONA burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
I Want You for the U.S. Army / Enlist Now.
War Bonds Poster, 1942.
Women war workers, 1942.
Japanese-American store closed.
Young evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
The Hirano family Colorado River Relocation Center.
Japanese-American internment center 1.
Japanese-American internment center 2.
Japanese-American internment center 3.
Franklin Roosevelt inaugural, 1943.
FDR visits Eisenhower.
Colored Waiting Room.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill.
Allies grand-strategy conference in N. Africa, 1943.
Sprawled bodies on beach tarawa.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1944.
Poster recruiting women, 1944
Black officers, 1944.
General MacArthur.
Conference of the Big Three at Yalta .
Poster: We Can Do it.
Poster: Jap. . . You're Next! 1944.
Poster: Loose Lips might sink ships.
Rationed tires.
Sugar rationing.
Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin.
Bust of Harry S. Truman.
Harry Truman.
Buchenwald.
German concentration camp at Weimar.
Flag raising on Iwo Jima. February 23, 1945.
Destruction in Germany.
Surrender ceremonies on the USS MISSOURI
Celebrating the surrender of Japan.
Col. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., pilot of the ENOLA GAY.
Bombing of Nagasaki.
Atomic bomb injuries.
Aftermath of Nagasaki bombing.
All that is left of one Shinto shrine in Nagasaki.
Nuremberg Trials.
Harry Truman campaign speech.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1948.

1950 -

Dwight D. Eisenhower.
For justice and peace / by the Wives of the Hollywood Ten.
Truman initiating Korean involvement.
Fighting with the 2nd Inf. Div., Korea.
Crossing the 38th parallel.
Atomic bomb test.
To Secure Justice in the Rosenberg Case.
Bombing in Korea.
Korean civilians.
I like Ike.
Bust of Adali E. Stevenson.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1952.
Eisenhower and Dulles.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1956.
Eisenhower signing Civil Rights Act.
Eisenhower with civil rights leaders.
TV in the 50s.
Eisenhower and Khrushchev.
Levittown.
Eisenhower and Kennedy.
Kennedy debates Nixon.
Kennedy and Johnson.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1960.
Kennedy and Khrushchev.
Kennedy and Khrushchev.
John F. Kennedy.
Kennedy meets ambassador Nehru.
Cuban missile sites.
Civil rights demonstrator.
LBJ taking the oath of office.
Statue of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Children at Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. 
Leaders of Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.
Martin Luther King at Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.
Robert F. Kennedy.
LBJ on the telephone.
Robert McNamara.
LBJ Signing Civil Rights Act.
LBJ's phone console
Bust of Lyndon B. Johnson.
Bust of Hubert H. Humphrey.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1964.
School segregation protest.
Hubert H. Humphrey.
LBJ Signing Medicare Bill.
Joey Heatherton dancing on carrier Ticonderoga.
Fighting in Santo Domingo, 1965.
Food distribution, Santo Domingo, 1965.
Martin Luther King and LBJ.
Lyndon Johnson greets American troops in Vietnam, 1966.
Bombing in Vietnam.
Anti-Vietnam demonstration.
J. Edgar Hoover.
Johnson and Nixon.
Robert Kennedy and Ted Sorenson.
LBJ in the Oval Office.
Bust of Richard Nixon.
Richard M. Nixon.
Map of the Presidential Election of 1968.
General Abrams discusses military situation in Vietnam.
Captured Viet Cong.
Bodies of Viet Cong.
Lyndon B. Johnson.
Black Panthers : are these cats red?
Capitalism plus dope equals genocide (Black Panthers).
ARVN recruits, ca. 1970.
SDS Leaflet 1.
SDS Leaflet 2.
Wounded Knee Indian Occupation 1.
Wounded Knee Indian Occupation 2.
Wounded Knee Indian Occupation 3.
Ford and Brezhnev.
Nixon leaving the White House.
Ford pardoning Nixon.
Bust of Gerald R. Ford.
Gerald R. Ford.
Moore assassination attempt on Ford.
Fromme assassination attempt on Ford.
Ford in cabinet meeting.
Ford debates Carter.
Ford at Republican Convention, 1976.
Jimmy Carter.
Ronald Reagan.
Ronald Reagan.
Bush signs Martin Luther King Holiday Proclamation.
George Bush.
Bush and Joint Chiefs.
Bush and King Fahd.
President Bush Signing the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Reagan and Bush.
Bush participates in a Gulf War briefing.
Economic Summit.
NAFTA Initialing Ceremony.
Bill Clinton.


Capitol Hill (1 of 2 with legend).
Capitol Hill (2 of 2).
Dome of the Capitol.
Interior of the Capitol dome.
The Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial.
The Capitol at night.
The Capitol
The Capitol.
House of Representatives chamber (empty).
Vote display in the House.
Hart Senate Office Building.
Central hearing room of the Hart Senate Building.
Meeting of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Cannon House Office Building.
Longworth House Office Building.
Rayburn House Office Building.
Russell Senate Office Building.
Dirksen Senate Office Building.

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