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The 19th (nineteenth) century began on January 1, 1801, and ended on December 31, 1900. The term is often used to refer to the 1800s, the century between January 1, 1800 and December 31, 1899. The 19th century was the ninth century of the 2nd millennium.

The 19th century saw large amounts of social change; slavery was abolished, and the First and Second Industrial Revolutions (which also overlap with the 18th and 20th centuries, respectively) led to massive urbanization and much higher levels of productivity, profit and prosperity. The Islamic gunpowder empires were formally dissolved and European imperialism brought much of South Asia, Southeast Asia and almost all of Africa under colonial rule.

It was marked by the collapse of the Spanish, Zulu Kingdom, First French, Holy Roman and Mughal empires. This paved the way for the growing influence of the British Empire, the Russian Empire, the United States, the German Empire (essentially replacing the Holy Roman Empire), the Second French Empire, the Kingdom of Italy and Meiji Japan, with the British boasting unchallenged dominance after 1815. After the defeat of the French Empire, and its Indian allies in the Napoleonic Wars, the British and Russian empires expanded greatly, becoming the world's leading powers. The Russian Empire expanded in the Caucasus, central and far eastern Asia. The Ottoman Empire went through a period of westernization and reform known as the Tanzimat, vastly increasing their control over their core territories in Anatolia and the Near East. Despite this, the sick man of Europe remained in a period of decline, losing territory in the Balkans, Egypt, and North Africa.

The remaining powers in the Indian subcontinent such as the Kingdom of Mysore and its French allies, Nawabs of Bengal, Maratha Empire, Sikh Empire and the princely states of the Nizam of Hyderabad, suffered a massive decline, and their dissatisfaction with British East India Company's rule led to the Indian Rebellion of 1857, marking its dissolution, however, it was later ruled directly by the British Crown through the establishment of the British Raj.

The British Empire grew rapidly in the first half of the century, especially with the expansion of vast territories in Canada, Australia, South Africa and heavily populated India, and in the last two decades of the century in Africa. By the end of the century, the British Empire controlled a fifth of the world's land and one-quarter of the world's population. During the post-Napoleonic era, it enforced what became known as the Pax Britannica, which had ushered in unprecedented globalization and economic integration on a massive scale.

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Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Lady..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1597..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Mathew,... More

Drawing Showing the Proposed Lighthouse at the Mouth of the Mississippi River, Louisiana

Drawing Showing the Proposed Lighthouse at the Mouth of the Mississipp...

Records Relating to the Lighthouse at the Mississippi River, Louisiana

Elevation and Plan Drawing for the Lighthouse and Dwelling at Tarpaulin Cove, Massachusetts

Elevation and Plan Drawing for the Lighthouse and Dwelling at Tarpauli...

Lighthouse Plan for Tarpaulin Cove, Massachusetts

Drawing of the Lighthouse at Nash Island, Maine

Drawing of the Lighthouse at Nash Island, Maine

Records Relating to the Lighthouse at Nash Island, Maine

Drawing for a Proposed 6th Order Lens Column for the Lighthouse at Charleston, South Carolina

Drawing for a Proposed 6th Order Lens Column for the Lighthouse at Cha...

Maps and Plans Relating to the Lighthouse at Charleston, South Carolina

A nighttime view of the Alamo Chapel located at #1 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas (TX). This is the front of the Old Spanish Mission Fort where 189 defenders sacrificed their lives and fought to the death rather than surrender to the forces of the Mexican General Santa Anna in the year 1836

A nighttime view of the Alamo Chapel located at #1 Alamo Plaza, San An...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Antonio State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, CIV Release Status: Released to ... More

A view of the Alamo Chapel located at #1 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas (TX). This is the front of the Old Spanish Mission Fort where 189 defenders sacrificed their lives and fought to the death rather than surrender to the forces of the Mexican General Santa Anna in the year 1836

A view of the Alamo Chapel located at #1 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Tex...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Antonio State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, CIV Release Status: Released to ... More

U.S. Custom House, Boston, Massachusetts, Traverse Section of Winning Design

U.S. Custom House, Boston, Massachusetts, Traverse Section of Winning ...

The Boston Custom House, constructed 1837-1847, is among the earliest federal buildings erected outside the nation's capital. After Congress authorized a new custom house for the city of Boston, a local board o... More

Drawing of a Traveling Trunk

Drawing of a Traveling Trunk

This patent was designed by John Fitzgibbon. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing for the Proposed Black Rock Beacon, Connecticut

Drawing for the Proposed Black Rock Beacon, Connecticut

Lighthouse Plans for Black Rock Beacon, Connecticut

Elevation and Section of Cast Iron Lighthouse at Long Island Head, Massachusetts

Elevation and Section of Cast Iron Lighthouse at Long Island Head, Mas...

Lighthouse Plans for Long Island Head, Massachusetts

Drawing of a Surveyor's Compass

Drawing of a Surveyor's Compass

This patent was designed by Samuel Kern. Utility Patent Drawings

Elevation Drawing for the Lighthouse at Carysfort Reef, Florida

Elevation Drawing for the Lighthouse at Carysfort Reef, Florida

Maps and Plans Relating to the Lighthouse at Carysfort Reef, Florida

Drawing of the Lighthouse at Mount Desert, Maine

Drawing of the Lighthouse at Mount Desert, Maine

Maps and Plans Relating to the Lighthouse at Mount Desert, Maine

Drawing of Design for Silver Forks

Drawing of Design for Silver Forks

This drawing was produced by Michael Gibney. Design Patent Drawings.

Elevation Drawing for the Lighthouse at Monhegan, Maine
Elevation and Plan of Execution Rocks Lighthouse, New York

Elevation and Plan of Execution Rocks Lighthouse, New York

Lighthouse Maps and Plans for Execution Rocks, New York

Plan and Profile of Boon Island and Lighthouse, Maine

Plan and Profile of Boon Island and Lighthouse, Maine

Lighthouse Plans for Boon Island, Maine

Lighthouse Plan for Belle Isle, Michigan

Lighthouse Plan for Belle Isle, Michigan

Lighthouse Plans for Belle Isle, Michigan

Front Range View of Craighill Channel Lighthouse, Maryland

Front Range View of Craighill Channel Lighthouse, Maryland

Lighthouse Plans for Craighill Channel, Maryland

Rear Range View of Craighill Channel Lighthouse, Maryland

Rear Range View of Craighill Channel Lighthouse, Maryland

Lighthouse Plans for Craighill Channel, Maryland

Section, Elevation and Plan Drawing for the Lighthouse at Montauk Point, NY
Section, Elevation and Plan Drawing for the Lighthouse at Whales Back, New Hampshire
Section, Elevation and Plan Drawing for the Lighthouse at Egg Rock, Massachusetts
Section and Elevation Drawing for the Lighthouse at Bird Island, Massachusetts
Sketch Map (Diseno) of California Land Claim

Sketch Map (Diseno) of California Land Claim

California Land Claim Sketch Maps

Elevation and Ground Plan for the Lighthouse at Sandy Point, Rhode Island
Drawing for a Proposed Battery Light for the Lighthouse at Morris Island, South Carolina

Drawing for a Proposed Battery Light for the Lighthouse at Morris Isla...

Records Relating to the Lighthouse at Morris Island, South Carolina

Front Elevation Drawing for the Lighthouse at Gardiner's Island, New York
Drawing of the Fog Bell at Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Drawing of the Fog Bell at Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Lighthouse Plan for Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Elevation Drawing and Plan for the Proposed Lighthouse Dwelling at Cat Island, Mississippi

Elevation Drawing and Plan for the Proposed Lighthouse Dwelling at Cat...

Map and Plan Relating to the Lighthouse at Cat Island, Mississippi

Side Elevation Drawing for the Lighthouse at Petit Manan, Maine

Side Elevation Drawing for the Lighthouse at Petit Manan, Maine

Records Relating to the Lighthouse at Petit Manan, Maine

Drawing of the Lighthouse Keeper's Dwelling at Jupiter Inlet, Florida
Drawing of Design for Spoons

Drawing of Design for Spoons

Design Patent Drawings.

Drawing of the Franklin Island Lighthouse, Maine

Drawing of the Franklin Island Lighthouse, Maine

Lighthouse Plans for Franklin Island, Maine

Elevation Drawing for the Lighthouse at Jupiter Inlet, Florida

Elevation Drawing for the Lighthouse at Jupiter Inlet, Florida

Lighthouse Plans for Jupiter Inlet, Florida

Design for Knives and Forks

Design for Knives and Forks

Design Patent Drawings.

Section, Elevation and Plan Drawing for the Lighthouse at Matinicus, Maine
Section and Elevation Drawing for the Lighthouse at Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana
Drawing of Improvement in Breech Loading Firearms
Drawing of Improvement in Tents

Drawing of Improvement in Tents

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Improved Artificial Leg

Drawing of Improved Artificial Leg

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing Showing the Design of the Lighthouse Tower and Dwelling at Fenwick Island, Delaware
H. B. Co. Fort Langley, left bank of Fraser River. Langley Buttes in the distance

H. B. Co. Fort Langley, left bank of Fraser River. Langley Buttes in t...

Landscape Views of the Area Along the Northwest Boundary

Kootenay River. Junction with Elk River. View from trail on right bank

Kootenay River. Junction with Elk River. View from trail on right bank

Landscape Views of the Area Along the Northwest Boundary

"Wind Mountain" Columbia River (above Cascades) looking up

"Wind Mountain" Columbia River (above Cascades) looking up

Landscape Views of the Area Along the Northwest Boundary

Esquimalt Harbor, from summit of "Mill Mountain" near head of bay showing "Active and "Satellite's" anchorage. In the distance Smiths' or Blunts' Island and entrance to Haro and Rosario Straits

Esquimalt Harbor, from summit of "Mill Mountain" near head of bay show...

Landscape Views of the Area Along the Northwest Boundary

Semiahmoo Bay, from Bluff near entrance of "Mud Bay" with Camp Semiahmoo, Drayton's Harbor and distant view of Mt. Baker to E

Semiahmoo Bay, from Bluff near entrance of "Mud Bay" with Camp Semiahm...

Landscape Views of the Area Along the Northwest Boundary

Plante's Crossing--Spokane River and Plains--trail runs N. N. E

Plante's Crossing--Spokane River and Plains--trail runs N. N. E

Landscape Views of the Area Along the Northwest Boundary

View from monument at Summit looking E. across Waterton or Chief Mountain Lake along 49th parallel. Yellow peak on left bears N. 30. E

View from monument at Summit looking E. across Waterton or Chief Mount...

Landscape Views of the Area Along the Northwest Boundary

Foundation Screw Design for the Lighthouse at Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana
Miss F. Drumming. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss F. Drumming. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew...

Original Caption: Miss F. Drumming..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1694..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Br... More

Mrs. Baldwin. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Baldwin. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Baldwin..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1681..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Mrs. Rawson. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Rawson. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Rawson..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1741..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Mrs. Shannon. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Shannon. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Shannon..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1649..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Miss Bradon. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Bradon. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brad...

Original Caption: Miss Bradon..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1720..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Lady..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2601..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Mathew,... More

Mrs. Duzenberry. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Duzenberry. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Duzenberry..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1657..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Bra... More

Dale Mize Barn Built from Poles and Russian Thistles - Bureau of Indian Affairs
Christine Neilson. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Christine Neilson. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathe...

Original Caption: Christine Neilson..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2293..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: B... More

Sister Jachim. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Sister Jachim. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Br...

Original Caption: Sister Jachim..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1622..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady... More

Mrs. Kinsella. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Kinsella. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Kinsella..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1628..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady... More

Mrs. S. A. Hare. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. S. A. Hare. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. S.A. Hare..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1735..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brad... More

Brevet Brigadier General John E. Mulford, Colonel of 3rd New York Infantry, with His Wife and Mr. and Mrs. William Allen. This Picture was Taken on the Porch of Mr. Allen's House at Richmond, Virginia.

Brevet Brigadier General John E. Mulford, Colonel of 3rd New York Infa...

Original Caption: Bvt. Brig. Gen. John E. Mulford, Col. of 3rd N.Y. Inf., with his wife and Mr. and Mrs. William Allen. This picture was taken on the porch of Mr. Allen's house at Richmond, Va..U.S. National Ar... More

Mrs. Conlin. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Conlin. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Conlin..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2274..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Mrs. Murray. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Murray. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Murray..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1606..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Mrs. Glenmurry. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Glenmurry. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Glenmurry..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2269..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brad... More

Mrs. Roberts. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Roberts. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Roberts..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3266..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Camp scene, ladies in camp. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Camp scene, ladies in camp. Female portrait of American Civil War time...

Original Caption: Camp scene, ladies in camp..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2732..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photog... More

Mrs. Chapin. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Chapin. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Chapin..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1638..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Mrs. Draper. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Draper. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Draper..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1611..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Miss Clara Barton. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Clara Barton. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathe...

Original Caption: Miss Clara Barton..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1857..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: B... More

Miss Ida Williams. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Ida Williams. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathe...

Original Caption: Miss Ida Williams..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2302..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: B... More

Mrs. Weinburg. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Weinburg. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Weinburg..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1664..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady... More

Mrs. Notman. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Notman. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Notman..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1650..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Miss Mary Glenmurry. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Mary Glenmurry. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mat...

Original Caption: Miss Mary Glenmurry..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1725..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer:... More

Miss Bateman. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Bateman. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Bra...

Original Caption: Miss Bateman..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1616..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Miss Gates. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Gates. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady...

Original Caption: Miss Gates..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2277..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, M... More

Janauschek, Actress. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Janauschek, Actress. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mat...

Original Caption: Janauschek, Actress..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3247..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer:... More

Mrs. Skiddy. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Skiddy. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Skiddy..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3273..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Mrs. De Lauterette. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. De Lauterette. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. De Lauterette..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1692..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: ... More

Miss Lawrence. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Lawrence. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Br...

Original Caption: Miss Lawrence..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1746..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady... More

Mrs. Landkul. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Landkul. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Landkul..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1640..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Mrs. Hogan. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Hogan. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Hogan..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1647..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, M... More

Portrait of Frederick S. Gates

Portrait of Frederick S. Gates

Caption: Portrait of Frederick S. Gates, great-uncle of Bess Wallace Truman. From: Truman home, an album (water-lily embossed) of family portraits. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Person... More

Miss Rousvert. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Rousvert. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Br...

Original Caption: Miss Rousvert..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3587..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady... More

Plan, Section and Elevation Drawing for the Lighthouse at Cape Fear, North Carolina

Plan, Section and Elevation Drawing for the Lighthouse at Cape Fear, N...

Maps and Plans Relating to the Lighthouse at Cape Fear, North Carolina

Mrs. Stetson. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Stetson. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Stetson..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1688..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Mrs. Murtha. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Murtha. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Murtha..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1698..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, ... More

Miss Murtz. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Murtz. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady...

Original Caption: Miss Murtz..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1623..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, M... More

Miss Mali. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Miss Mali. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Miss Mali..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3620..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Ma... More

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Lady. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Lady..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2218..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Mathew,... More

Miss or Mrs. Marble. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Miss or Mrs. Marble. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Miss or Mrs. Marble..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1666..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer:... More

Mrs. Calvern. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Calvern. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Calvern..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1733..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Miss or Mrs. C. D. Lounds

Miss or Mrs. C. D. Lounds

Original Caption: Miss or Mrs. C.D. Lounds..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1637..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photogra... More

Mrs. Nichols. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. Nichols. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. Nichols..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1708..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady,... More

Actors. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Actors. Female portrait of American Civil War time by Mathew Brady.

Original Caption: Actors..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2572..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady, Mathe... More

Mrs. W. J. Nurus. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. W. J. Nurus. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. W. J. Nurus..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1641..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Br... More

Mrs. J. Dooley. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. J. Dooley. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. J. Dooley..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1661..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brad... More

Mrs. W. Boker. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Mrs. W. Boker. American Civil War. Mathew Brady Glass Negative.

Original Caption: Mrs. W. Boker..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-1667..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photographer: Brady... More

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