Description: "View in the Grounds at Blithewood, Dutchess County, New York," an illustration opposite the title page of "A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening; Adapted to North America; with a View to the Improvement of Country Residences, with Remarks on Rural Architecture" by A. J. Downing, 1853. Blithewood was the residence of Robert Donaldson, Esquire. Andrew Jackson Downing (1815 - 1852) was one of the most important pre-Civil War designers and writers in America. He began his career as a landscaper and founded the magazine "The Horticulturist," which he used to promote scientific agriculture. As an architect, he designed buildings that mixed romantic architecture with the pastoral, picturesque architecture of the English countryside. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04843 Subjects: Landscape design; Ohio Economy--Agriculture; Gardens; Gardening; Flowers; Landscape design; Other--Non Ohio Places: Dutchess County (New York)
Description: The body of Leo Frank, lynched 2 miles from Marietta, Georgia. Leo Max Frank was born on April 17, 1884 in Cuero, Texas. He received an engineering degree from Cornell University and became a superintendent in his uncle's pencil factory in Atlanta, Georgia. He was convicted of the murder of 13 year old Mary Phagan. He was convicted of the murder on August 25, 1913 and sentenced to hang on August 26, 1913. The sentence was commuted to life in prison on June 21, 1915. On August 17, 1915 he was hung by a lynch mob which was planned and led by prominent citizens of Marietta. He was posthumously pardoned in 1986. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL08526 Subjects: Other--Non Ohio; Lynching Places: Marietta (Georgia)
Description: Illustrations of the residence of Joel Rathbone, near Albany, New York and cottage of S.E. Lyon, White Plains, New York, from "A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening; Adapted to North America; with a View to the Improvement of Country Residences, with Remarks on Rural Architecture," by A.J. Downing. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04858 Subjects: Architecture; Other--Non Ohio Places: New York
Description: Illustrations of the residence of Thomas W. Ludlow, near Yonkers, New York, and the residence of Washington Irving, near Tarrytown, New York, from "A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening; Adapted to North America; with a View to the Improvement of Country Residences, with Remarks on Rural Architecture," by A.J. Downing. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04859 Subjects: Architecture; Other--Non Ohio Places: New York
Description: Hottenstein family military portrait, from Pennsylvania ca. 1815-1825. The oil painting depicts a military officer (post-1812) wearing a blue coat with red trim and gold epaulets, holding a hat with a red feather in his right hand. It is the mate to the Hottenstein family portrait of a woman (H 26429; AL04871). View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04883 Subjects: Soldiers--Pennsylvania; Other--Non Ohio Places: Pennsylvania
Description: Hottenstein family portrait of a woman, from Pennsylvania, ca. 1815-1825. The oil painting depicts a lady with a flower, facing right in profile, wearing a long grey and blue dress as well as a white shawl and bonnet and dark gloves. It is the mate to the Hottenstein family military portrait (H 26428; AL04871). View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04884 Subjects: Women--Pennsylvania; Other--Non Ohio; Clothing & dress Places: Pennsylvania
Description: Oil painting of Jonathan Devol (1711-1782) painted by Mather Brown in Rhode Island, ca. 1765. Devol, who was of Tiverton, Rhode Island, engaged in West Indies trade in 1763, and was a representative of the Rhode Island Assembly. The painting hung in his home at Tiverton in 1782. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04885 Subjects: Paintings--Rhode Island; Other--Non Ohio Places: Rhode Island
Description: The Battle of Antietam was the culmination of the Maryland Campaign of 1862, the first invasion of
the North by Confederate General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. Fought on September 17, 1862, it still ranks as the bloodiest one-day battle in American history. Over 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, or missing after twelve hours of savage combat. This artistic rendering of the Battle of Antietam appears in "The Pictorial History of the Great Civil War," published by John Laird Wilson in 1878. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04209 Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Battlefields; Other--Non Ohio Places: Antietam (Maryland)
Description: Photographic view of Harper's Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia), from the railroad, with a contraband camp in the foreground. Harper's Ferry is located at the intersection of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. The most noted event in the town's long history was on October 16, 1859, when abolitionist John Brown and a small group of followers tried unsuccessfully to capture the federal arsenal. In less than two days, most of Brown's followers were killed or wounded. He was caught, tried for treason and sentenced to death. Due to the town's strategic location, it was occupied by both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War and a great deal of the town's infrastructure was damaged. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04248 Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Other--Non Ohio; Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) History; Places: Harper's Ferry (Virginia)
Description: Map of southeast Nebraska, 1871. Shows the location of 1,500,000 acres of land granted by the U.S. to the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Co., and for sale to immigrants for $2.50 to $10 an acre. From "Handbook for Immigrants to the United States," prepared by the American Social Science Association, 1871. Completed, proposed and in-progress railroads are designated on the map. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04252 Subjects: Maps--Nebraska; Other--Non Ohio; Immigration and Ethnic Heritage Places: Nebraska
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