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Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Spanish galleon at sea

Spanish galleon at sea
Spanish galleon, an improved caravel three times longer than wide, used in the 1500s and 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Battle of Pocomoke Sound in colonial Maryland, 1630s

Battle of Pocomoke Sound in colonial Maryland, 1630s
William Claiborne and Leonard Calvert in battle, the first naval conflict on Chesapeake Bay, 1630s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Ships entering the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico, 1700s

Ships entering the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico, 1700s
Sailing ships at the mouth of the Mississippi River in the late 1700s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: French frigate, 1700s

French frigate, 1700s
Armed French frigate of the 18th century. Hand-colored woodcut of an illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: French colonists building a ship, South Carolina, 1560s

French colonists building a ship, South Carolina, 1560s
Shipbuilding at Archers Creek, South Carolina, by French colonists left behind by Ribault, 1562. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Harpooning a whale, 1800s

Harpooning a whale, 1800s
Whalers in longboats lancing a whale with harpoons, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: USS Constitution in battle against British ships, War of 1812

USS Constitution in battle against British ships, War of 1812
Deckhands in action on the USS " Constitution" against the " Levant" and Cyane, " War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Colonial seafarers in New York, 1700s

Colonial seafarers in New York, 1700s
Recruiting sailors outside a tavern on Brownjohns wharf, New York, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: The Flying Dutchman, a ghost ship

The Flying Dutchman, a ghost ship
The legendary " Flying Dutchman, " a phantom ship feared by sailors. Hand-covered woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: US Navy Captain William Bainbridge

US Navy Captain William Bainbridge
William Bainbridge in US Navy uniform, leaning against cannon on deck of ship. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Turkish defeat in the Battle of Lepanto, 1571

Turkish defeat in the Battle of Lepanto, 1571
Defeat of the Turkish fleet by the Holy League under Don Juan of Austria, Battle of Lepanto, 1571. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Suez Canal under construction, 1869

Suez Canal under construction, 1869
Dredges beiginning to build the Suez Canal, 1869. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Merchant ship attacked by Chinese pirates

Merchant ship attacked by Chinese pirates
Chinese pirates attacking a European merchant ship, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Drying and salting fish in colonial Maine

Drying and salting fish in colonial Maine
First settlers of Maine drying and salting fish on the Atlantic shore. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Confederate explosive mines blocking a river, Civil War

Confederate explosive mines blocking a river, Civil War
Barrel torpedo, or mine, used by Confederates to blockade a southern river mouth, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Steamship in an ocean storm

Steamship in an ocean storm
Steamship " Galatea" in a cyclone in the Indian Ocean, 1868. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Pirates celebrating aboard ship

Pirates celebrating aboard ship
Drunken pirates aboard their ship celebrating a successful raid. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Clipper ship Flying Cloud launched in Boston

Clipper ship Flying Cloud launched in Boston
Launch of shipbuilder Donald McKays clipper ship " Flying Cloud" in Boston, 1851. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Woman pirate named Alwilda

Woman pirate named Alwilda
Alwilda, the female pirate. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Dutch ships in the Arctic, 1600s

Dutch ships in the Arctic, 1600s
Dutch ships of Henry Hudsons time near Novaya Zemlya, early 1600s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: American yacht Mohawk

American yacht Mohawk
Americas Cup contender " Mohawk" under full sail, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Passengers placed in lifeboats from a sinking ship

Passengers placed in lifeboats from a sinking ship
Sailor handing a child into a lifeboat during a storm at sea, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Titanic survivors on deck of a rescue ship

Titanic survivors on deck of a rescue ship
Deck of the " Carpathia" crowded with " Titanic" survivors, 1912. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Young sailor climbing the rigging

Young sailor climbing the rigging
Young sailor going aloft on a sailing ship, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Sailing-ships at sea

Sailing-ships at sea
Sailing ships on the high seas. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Paddlewheel steamship Arabia of the Cunard LIne

Paddlewheel steamship Arabia of the Cunard LIne
Royal Mail steamship " Arabia" of the Cunard Line, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Sea battle in the Middle Ages

Sea battle in the Middle Ages
Ships of the thirteenth century, with forecastles, sterncastles, and fighting-tops. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Walk-in-the-Water steamboat on Lake Erie, 1818

Walk-in-the-Water steamboat on Lake Erie, 1818
Lake Erie steamboat " Walk-in-the-Water, " 1818. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Tuna fishing using nets, 1800s

Tuna fishing using nets, 1800s
Fishing boats circling a school of tuna to catch them in nets, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Sampling the Maryland oyster catch, 1800s

Sampling the Maryland oyster catch, 1800s
Oyster buyer tasting a sample on the dock in Baltimore, Maryland, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illusttration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Cod fishing with hand lines, 1800s

Cod fishing with hand lines, 1800s
Cod fishermen hauling in hand-lines from the deck of a boat on the North Atlantic, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Fur seal hunt in the Arctic, 1800s

Fur seal hunt in the Arctic, 1800s
Clubbing seals to death for their fur, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Fishermen using nets, 1800s

Fishermen using nets, 1800s
Fishing boat hauling in nets by moonlight, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Battleship Maine, 1898

Battleship Maine, 1898
US battleship Maine, just before sailing to Cuba, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photoograph

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: EVNT2A-00047

EVNT2A-00047
Retreat of the Spanish Armada from England in stormy seas, 1588. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: War of 1812 naval battle

War of 1812 naval battle
American sailors from the " Frolic" boarding the British ship " Wasp, " War of 1812. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Battleship Iowa receiving prisoners, Spanish-American War

Battleship Iowa receiving prisoners, Spanish-American War
Spanish Admiral Cervera y Topete taken aboard the USS Iowa, Battle of Santiago, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: EVNT2A-00086

EVNT2A-00086
USS frigate " Chesapeake" engaging the British ship " Shannon, " War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Sea battle of the Wasp and Frolic, War of 1812

Sea battle of the Wasp and Frolic, War of 1812
USS " Wasp" crosses " Frolic s" bow and fires at close range, War of 1812. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Ship of explorer James Cook, 1700s

Ship of explorer James Cook, 1700s
Captain James Cooks ship " Discovery." Hand-colored woodcut from a drawing by E. W. Cook, R.A

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Commodore Matthew Perry

Commodore Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry, Commodore, US Navy. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Steerage passengers bound for America, 1800s

Steerage passengers bound for America, 1800s
Immigrant families sailing across the Atlantic to America, mid-1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Kerguelen Islands visited by a British ship, 1870s

Kerguelen Islands visited by a British ship, 1870s
HMS Challenger off the southern tip of the Kerguelen Islands, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Viking explorers on the North American coast

Viking explorers on the North American coast
Viking settlers exploring the North American coast. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: EXPL2A-00020

EXPL2A-00020
Ships of Ferdinand Magellan rounding Tierra del Fuego to circumnavigate the earth 1519 to 1521. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Roman defeat of the Carthaginians at Mylae, 260 BC

Roman defeat of the Carthaginians at Mylae, 260 BC
Roman naval victory over the Carthaginians at Mylae during the First Punic War, 260 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: Fishermen with nets in ancient Palestine

Fishermen with nets in ancient Palestine
Fishermen with nets along the Sea of Galilee, ancient Palestine. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShips:sea history Collection: PPIR2A-00001

PPIR2A-00001
Pirate Jean Lafitte accepts a chest of ransom. Printed color halftone reproduction of a Frank Schoonover illustration



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