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Diagram showing the Position of Our Works at and about Brashear City, from Surveys and Notes by Maj. A. Elfield and Capt. H. L. Wheeler with additions by B. Von Reizenstein, del.

[Map of part of Montgomery County showing] Topographical Approaches on the Left Bank of the Potomac to Washington City from the North West. Surveyed by Parties of U. S. Coast Survey detailed by A. D. Bache, Supt., to act under the orders of Lieut. Col. J. N. Macomb, Chf. Topl. Engr. of the Army of the Potomac. Parts of Sept. & Oct. 1861. Field work by F. W. Dorr & C. Rockwell, U.S.C.S. ...Drawn by E. Hergesheimer. Photographs by G. Mathiot and D. Hinkle.

Lines of Entrenchment for defence of Camps at City Point, Va., as laid out and constructed October 1864 under direction of [signed] H. W. Benham, Lt. Col. of Engrs. & Brig. Genl. Comd'g. Defences of City Point. [Map and profiles.]

Copy of Section of Photograph Map captured from the enemy Showing country adjacent to Richmond and Lines of Defensive Works surrounding the City. Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Engineer Department, August 18th, 1864, [and one part dated] Dec. 20th, 1864.

City, G W - State: [Blank] - Year: [Blank]

Plan of the City of Beaufort, S.C., as allotted by U.S. Tax Commissioners for the District of South Carolina, February 1863

Charleston Harbor and its Approaches Showing the positions of the Rebel Batteries, 1863 [and annotated to show the status of the siege of the city, July 17, 1863]

United States Direct Tax Commissioners' Plat of the City of Port Royal, South Carolina, October 20th, 1864

No. 4. Map of the Defences of the City of Mobile. Drawn under the direction of Lieut. Col. V. Sheliha, Chief Engr., Dpt. of the Gulf [Confederate].

Military Railroad Map of City Point, Va., Principal Terminus of City Point and Army Railroad Line and Base of Armies Operating Against Richmond. Drawn at Office of Chief Engineer and General Superintendent, Military Railroads of Va., Alexandria, Va., June 1865, From Actual Survey by Wm. M. Merrick Engineer and Draughtsman.

Map of Jefferson City, Mo., and Vicinity, showing the line of defenses. Wm. Hoelcke, Captn. & Addl. A. de. C., U.S.A., Chief Engl., Departt. of the Mo.

Map of Wisconsin prepared for the Legislative Manual with 1865 city and county population

Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, Depot Reserve in the Cherokee Nation of Indian Territory, Ogeechee Fromerly Prairie City, Rossvile Station, 1st Reservation, Approved

Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, Depot Reserve in the Cherokee Nation of Indian Territory, Ogeechee Fromerly Prairie City, Rossvile Station, 1st Reservation, Not Approved[2 copies]

FT. Smith & Western R.R. Plat Showing Station Grounds at Crowder City, I.T.

FT. Smith & Western R.R. Plat Showing Additional Right of Way Required for Wye Tracks near Crowder City I.T.

Map of the Railway of the Ardmore Coal & Power Co., Connecting its Mines, etc. with the City of Ardmore Railway at the South Corporation Line of the City of Ardmore

Muskogee Union Railway In T. 16N. To Falls City

Muskogee Union Railway Map Showing Location of Extension through City of Muskogee and Sec. 24 T. 15N. R. 18 E.

Right of Way Sheet 5. Muskogee Union Railway. Map Showing Right of Way near City Muskogee, Indian Territory

Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf Ry. Right of Way through City of Muskogee, Ind. Ter.

The K. C. S. Ry. Plat Showing Location of Proposed Spur Track to the Southern Marble Co.'s Quarry on Mile 281, Marble City, I.T.

Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. Right of Way through City of Wagoner

Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. Right of Way through City of Wagoner . . . Muskogee, I.T.

Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. Plat Showing Land Required by M.O. & G. Ry. For Right of Way at Falls City, I.T.

Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. Right of Way through City of Wagoner

Photograph of Dock in Dawson City, Yukon

Mission Relief Headquarters. The barn of James Rolph Jr. on Guerrero Street was converted into the headquarters for Mission relief. Later, Rolph became Mayor of San Francisco and then governor. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Panoramic View of San Francisco in Flames Other Effects of the Disaster "This panoramic view shows San Francisco in flames, five hours after the earthquake. The photograph taken from Mason Street at 10:00 A.M., April 18, 1906. There is little evidence of earthquake damage. Most of the city's downtown buildings appear to be intact, yet flames later partially or wholly destroyed these buildings. The fire continued unchecked for three days

Looking down Fourth Street just off Market Street, soldiers patrol the devastated area. An unidentified building is still standing. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Refugee camp overlooks the damaged city of San Francisco. This camp might be on Mission Dolores Park. Note the Ladies and Mens facilities. In the distance are domes of the City Hall (left) and the Call Building (right). On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Panoramic View of San Francisco on April 1909 three years after the massive 8.25 earthquake of 1906. The view from 1000 feet above Jones and Washington Street, looking eastward. Goat Island (now Yerba Buena Island) in the San Francisco Bay, is in the upper far left. Mason Street cuts across right corner. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

The city of San Francisco on fire after the earthquake. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

US Army soldiers from the Presidio pose for a group shot, with their Springfield 03 rifles, in front of the ruins of the Hall of Justice. The troops aided the local police force in keeping order and protection for the citizens of the devastated city. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Men ride horseback on an unidentified street showing some of the earthquake damage in the background. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

One of the many Street Kitchens that sprang up in the aftermath of the quake. This one is in front of the Baker & Greenwich Street Market, near the Presidio. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Fresh water is delivered via mule drawn barrel wagon to the refugees at a camp in the Presidio. Military personnel stand by as women and children bring buckets to fill. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

A group of laborers appear to be cleaning building blocks for later use in the rebuilding of San Francisco. A soldier with a Springfield Rifle 03 is picking up something. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Breadlines form up at Mission High School in the aftermath of the quake. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Soldiers from the Presidio stand amid the rubble of fallen buildings after the earthquake. The Hall of Records (dome) is in the background (right). On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Looking, toward the Call Building, northeast up Market Street. The Call Building is enveloped in smoke on the right side of the street. The fire engine is attempting to find water in a hydrant. Curved building on the left is the James Flood Building at Market and Powell, the Emporium is across the street. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

As soldiers from the Presidio patrol with their Springfield 03 at ready, civilians queue up in bread lines for food in the aftermath of the quake. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

A view along Market Street at the remains of the Call Building (domed) (right), the Mutual Bank Building (left), and the Chronicle Building (rear). On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

A view of busy Market Street looking southward. This shot may be taken just before the earthquake hit. There is no date on the photo. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Close-up view of refugees fleeing along Grove Street from the Ham & Egg fire. This fire started in a house on the south side of Hayes Street when a woman started a fire in her stove to make breakfast around 9 AM. The chimney was defective due to the quake and fire broke out. This fire burned more territory than any other single fire, since all fire departments were engaged elsewhere no concentrated attack was possible, so the fire spread out of control reaching Gough and Grove Streets. The fire caused the destruction of the Mission district as well as the Hayes Valley section, including the Mechanics' Pavilion and the City Hall. The earthquake hit at 5:12:05 AM, measuring 8.25 on the...

Bread line forms at the Signal Corps at the Presidio. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

As fires rage in the background, the newly of San Francisco gather at Union Square. The tall steel skeleton, then known as the Union League Building, was under construction at the time of the earthquake, later finished, and still standing on Geary Street. The Butler Building at right, also under construction at the time. Its walls peeled away during the earthquake and killed several people in buildings adjoining the structure. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000...

An unidentified area of San Francisco suffers total devastation. Unknown woman poses for a picture. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Ruin of the $7,000,000 City Hall by earthquake and fire. The building was a monument of poor workmanship, materials and design. The U.S. Geological Survey Report on the San Francisco Earthquake of April 18,1906. (Possible photograph by Frank Soule) On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

A small group of San Franciscans now stands in rubble where 308 Van Ness Avenue once stood. In the background is whats left of City Hall. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Burnt-out truck of an inbound streetcar lies on Third Street between Market and Mission. The Call Building (left) at the corner of Third and Market streets. Mutual Savings Bank is across Market and Kearny. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

The burning of San Francisco. Reproduced from the only photograph that shows the entire scope and extent of this awful conflagration the worst in the history of the world. Fire line over three miles long, property loss three hundred million dollars. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

A crowd gathers at Telegraph Hill to watch the burning of San Francisco. The view is looking south. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Like nomads settling in for a stay this is the largest tent refugee camp on the Presidio Reservation. United States Army General Hospital is in the background. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Soldiers from the Presidio patrol this area, looking north from the junction of Sansome and Bush Streets. The area is known as the insurance district of San Francisco. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

The K. C. S. Ry. Co. Plat Revision of line M.P. 279.24 to M.P. 280.85 near Marble City, Okla.

Photograph of Bur Oak on a City Lot in Columbus, Ohio

Photograph of the City of New York Building at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Nevada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Nevada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Chemical Warfare Service - Equipment - Miscellaneous - Lamson conveyors at gas defense plant, Long Island City, New York

Nevada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Nevada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Ceremonies - Belgium - Allied Troops assembled on parade grounds, Brussells, Belgium for the King's entry into the city

American Red Cross - Vehicles - American Red Cross in France. American Red Cross camion just returned from carrying supplies to the reconquered city of Lille

Ceremonies - New Jersey (Ships on the Hudson River) - War activities, parades to aid loan drives. Foreign born workmen passing the City Hall the day the armistice was signed. Newark, N.J

Airplanes - Parts - Aeroplane manufacture. Final operation on De Haviland Fuselage before attaching wings. The Dayton Wright Airplane Co., Plant No. 1., Moraine City, Ohio

Ceremonies and Parades - Lille, Nord, France. First mass after liberation of city

Nevada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Airplanes - Parts - MFR. Of Airplanes at Plant of Dayton-Wright Co., Dayton & Moraine City, Ohio. J. 1 (student plane) fuselages with Hall-Scott motors, ready for shipment from Moraine City Plant

Chemical Warfare Service - Equipment - Manufacturing gas mask containers. Skilled operators putting the finishing operations on containers. Plant of Rosenwasser Bros., Inc., Long island City, New York

Nevada - Boulder Dam through Boulder City

Boy's Activities - War Work - Typical Carpenter Class of an East Side, New York School, building booths for Liberty Loan and Thrift Stamp drives, tanks for parades, frames for signs, banners etc., N.Y. City

American Library Association - Campaigns - A.L.A. Book Campaign. Scene in front of N.Y. Public Library, N.Y. City, N.Y

American Red Cross - Soliciting Funds - Miscellaneous - Red Cross Enrollment Booth, N.Y. City. In the Latin Studio, 583 Fifth Ave. under the directorship of Mrs. John J. Chapman. L to R: Miss Eleanor Mortimer, Sophia Meins, model, Mrs. John, J. Chapman, Lewis Skidmore, Evelyn Krichn

American Red Cross - Soliciting Funds - Entertainments - Red Cross week in 5th Ave., N.Y. City

American Red Cross - Soliciting Funds - Entertainments - Red Cross Block Party Parade, N.Y. City. Red Cross Arch at 42nd St. and 5th Aven., N.Y. City

Armor - Body and Helmets - Body shield manufactured by the Hamill De Forest Co., N.Y. City

Artists - Czecho-Slovak Day in 4th Liberty Loan Drive, N.Y. City. Harry Rittenberg, painting a picture illustrating the Czecho-Slovak struggle for liberty, in front of the N.Y. Public Library. A Czecho-Slovak soldier is standing alongside the artist

American Red Cross - Soliciting Funds - Entertainments - One of the units in the Block Party Parade of Red Cross in N.Y. City

Ceremonies - Liberations - National Anthem Day - National Anthem Birthday Celebration, City Hall, N.Y. City. Miss Annie Fitzin, Opera Singer, singing the "Star Spangled Banner" from the steps of the City Hall to the immense crowd. It was the 104th anniversary of the writing of the son by Francis Key Scott

American Red Cross - Soliciting Funds - Entertainments - Red Cross block party parade, N.Y. City. Paintings on 5th Ave. in front of the Library

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Independence Day Parade, N.Y. City. In foreground, British float; marching behind is a group of British Marines

American Red Cross - Junior Red Cross - Doing her bit for the boys. Miss Florence Olson, 4 years old, Sioux City, Iowa, attends sewing meetings regularly, sews on buttons and does other little pieces of work, and always does it neatly

American Red Cross - Classes in Red Cross Work (workrooms and classes) - Cincinnati women work for soldiers and war refugees. After hours, the rooms of Cincinnati School houses are gathering places of women who devote a great deal of their time to sewing and knitting for soldiers, sailors and war refugees. They make pajamas, convalescent shirts, knitted garments, etc. This group is especially interesting as the school where the women are working is in the "Over the Rhine" district, the German section of the city, which is no longer German

American Red Cross - Miscellaneous - American Red Cross opens First Aid Station in Milan, Italy. Impressive Ceremonies marked the opening in Milan, Italy, of the first aid station by the American Red Cross. This photo shows the officers of the Red Cross waiting to receive the city officials who attended the formal opening

Attack of English flyers on the open city of Freiburg. The burial of the raid victims. April 14, 1917

German troops in Finland. Sailors going towards Hango to view the city. April 1918

Sprinkling a square in a French city

Colleges and Universities - University of Colorado - Students' Army Training Corps Colorado University. Tent City, Montana Contingent, US Training Detachment. September to December 1918

American Library Association - K thru N - Library, Debarkation Hospital #3, N.Y. City, N.Y

American Library Association - K thru N - Library, Debarkation Hospital #3, N.Y. City, N.Y

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - New York's "Finest" march in annual Police Parade. The motorcycle squad and the machine gun in New York City's annual Police Parade, May 11, 1918

Ceremonies - Preparedness Day, May 1916 - Nation's greatest preparedness parade passing up Fifth Ave., N.Y. City

American Red Cross - Vehicles - A.R.C. Camion just returned from carrying supplies to the City of Lille

Ceremonies and Parades - 5,000 school children present loyalty exercises for commencement, June 1918, N. Y. First joint commencement exercises ever held in the city parks were held yesterday when 5,000 children from two districts in Williamsburg, representing nearly every country in Europe, met in Prospect Park and participated in an impressive loyalty demonstration. Photo shows flag drill

Ceremonies - New York State Activities - Middletown, N.Y. celebrates Armistice signing. Band played all afternoon in front of City Hall

Ceremonies - Liberation of Alsace (Strassbourg) - French troops entering the city of Strassbourg in Alsace-Larraine for the first time in forty years. French infantry entering the city of Strassbourg being welcomed by the huge throngs

Ceremonies - Flag Day, 1918 - Flag Day celebration held in Central Park, N.Y. City 1918

Ceremonies - Liberation of Alsace (Strassbourg) - French troops entering the city of Strassboug the first time in forty years. Gen. Petain and Gen. Gouraud seated in the automobile in the foreground, entering the city of Strassbourg