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    • Procession at San Francisco, in celebration of the admission of California into the American Union

    • View of crowds and a parade in celebration of California's acceptance into the union at the Plaza of San Francisco in San Francisco, California. Shows the three story Eldorado Hotel with a portico decorated with columns and a sign that reads: "El...
    • San Francisco (Calif.)--1850-1860.; Floats (Parades)--California--San Francisco--1850-1860.; Hotels--California--San Francisco--1850-1860.; Parades & processions--California--San Francisco--1850-1860.; Plazas--California--San Francisco--1850-1860.;...
    • 1851 January 25
    • The trapper and the Indians

    • A naked man, the trapper John Colter, stands with arms raised and faces Native American (Blackfeet, Siksika) men who run toward him with spears, tomahawks and shields. Shows prickly pear cactus and shrubs on the ground in Gallatin County near the...
    • Indians of North America--Montana--Gallatin County--1810-1820.; Siksika Indians--Montana--Gallatin County--1810-1820.; Gallatin County (Mont.)--1810-1820.; Confrontations--Montana--Gallatin County--1810-1820.; Fighting--Montana--Gallatin...
    • 1856 May 10
    • Shooting buffaloes with Colt's revolving pistol

    • A man on horseback wears a fringed buckskin shirt and chaps, and shoots an American buffalo with a Colt revolving pistol. The man carries a rifle in a rifle case on his back. Native American, plains Indians with fringed leggings and feathers in...
    • Indians of North America--Subsistence activities--1850-1860.; Bison hunting--1850-1860.; Horseback riding--1850-1860.
    • 1857
    • Mormons in a kanyon [sic] of the Rocky Mountains

    • Mormon emigrants in covered wagons travel on a dirt road in a canyon in the Rocky Mountains. A man on horseback with a whip drives oxen on the trail. Shows a stream in the valley and mountains in the distance.
    • Mormons--1850-1860.; Covered wagons--1850-1860.; Emigration & immigration--1850-1860.; Herding--1850-1860.; Horseback riding--1850-1860.
    • 1857 April 18
    • The city of San Francisco, California, from Second Street, above Folsom

    • Men ride horseback and men, women and children promenade near a park above San Francisco, California. Shows houses and commercial buildings. Ships in San Francisco Bay are in the distance.
    • San Francisco (Calif.)--1850-1860.; Cities & towns--California--San Francisco--1850-1860.; City & town life--California--San Francisco--1850-1860.; Horseback riding--California--San Francisco--1850-1860.; Parks--California--San...
    • 1857 July 11
    • Faro - Monte

    • Men play cards at tables with surrounded by men in California. Gambling chips and a chip bank are on the tables. The men wear shirts or jackets, pants boots and hats. Two gamblers wear suits, bow ties, and top hats.
    • Card games--1850-1860.; Casinos--1850-1860.; Gambling--1850-1860.
    • 1857 October 3
    • Mining life in California

    • Chinese miners, some in coolie hats sit or stand near tents, or mine near a lake, in an unidentified mining camp in California. One man shaves a miners head, another braids a mans queue. Two miners cook over an open campfire near their tent. A...
    • Chinese--California--1850-1860.; Dance parties--California--1850-1860.; Hairdressing--California--1850-1860.; Miners--California--1850-1860.; Mining camps--California--1850-1860.; Outdoor cookery--California--1850-1860.
    • 1857 October 3
    • Philip St. George Cooke, Lieutenant-Colonel second dragoons, serving with the Army in Utah

    • Bust portrait of Lieutenant-Colonel Philip St. George Cooke of the United States Army 2nd Dragoons. Cooke has a moustache, a goatee and mutton chops, and wears a military uniform with a belted, double-breasted jacket and epaulettes.
    • United States. Army. Dragoons Regiment, 2nd--People.; Cavalry--1850-1860.; Military officers--American--1850-1860.; Cooke, Philip St. George, 1809-1895.
    • 1858 June 12
    • General Sam Houston, Governor of Texas, photographed by Brady.

    • Image on Harper's weekly page shows a bust portrait of Sam Houston. Houston has curly hair and mutton chops, and wears a suit, silk bow tie and a woven overcoat. He wears rings and poses with a cane and a hat.
    • Governors--Texas--1860-1870.; Houston, Sam, 1793-1863.
    • 1861 March 30
    • Major-General William T. Sherman

    • Image on Harper's weekly title page shows a bust portrait of Major-General William T. Sherman. Sherman has a beard and wears a military uniform that includes a double-breasted jacket with a belt, an upright collar, a bow tie and officer's shoulder...
    • Generals--American--1860-1870.; Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891.
    • 1864 June 4
    • General Custer presenting captured battle-flags at the War Department, Washington

    • Image on Harper's weekly title page shows General George A. Custer in Washington D.C. Custer wears a military uniform and presents tattered Confederate battle flags held by Confederate soldiers, captured at the Battle of Cedar Creek, to dignitaries...
    • Washington (D.C.)--1860-1870.; Generals--American--District of Columbia--Washington--1860-1870.; Military parades & ceremonies--District of Columbia--Washington--1860-1870.; Military standards--Confederate--1860-1870.; Prisoners--District of...
    • 1864 November 12
    • The city and valley of the Great Salt Lake, Utah

    • Views of prominent buildings in Salt Lake City (Salt Lake County), Utah. Shows bust portraits of prominent Mormon religious leaders.
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--People.; Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake City--1860-1870.; Salt Lake City (Utah)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Utah--Salt Lake City--1860-1870.; Mormon churches--Utah--Salt Lake City--1860-1870.; Spiritual...
    • 1866 August 18
    • Life on the plains

    • Views of men in the assay room at the U.S. Mint in Denver, Colorado; an overturned covered wagon, wagon train and tents in a storm; women cooking out of doors near tents; Native Americans shoot at settlers and a wagon train; North American Indians...
    • Mint of the United States--Buildings--1860-1870.; Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Massacres--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Mints--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Outdoor...
    • 1866 October 13
    • Seventh Cavalry scenes

    • North American Indian (Lakota, Sioux) men on horseback attack Seventh (7th) Cavalry soldiers in probably Montana. The soldiers wear military uniforms, stand or kneel in a circle and hold rifles. Eagles, dogs, rabbits, deer, coyotes or wolves gather...
    • Cheyenne Indians--War--1860-1870.; Dakota Indians--War--1860-1870.; Indians of North America--War--1860-1870.; Skirmishing--1860-1870.; Cavalry--1860-1870.; Covered wagons--1860-1870.; Fighting--1860-1870.; Pets--1860-1870.; Wagon trains--1860-1870.
    • 1867 August 17
    • Buffalo-hunting on the plains by officers of the United States Army

    • United States Army officers on horseback hunt buffalo on the plains. Soldiers in uniform take tongues from dead animals and drink a toast at a dinner table in a tent under United States flags. Includes portraits of Major Albert P. Morrow and...
    • Bison hunting--1860-1870.; Eating & drinking--1860-1870.; Horseback riding--1860-1870.; Military officers--American--1860-1870.; Cooper, Wyckliffe.; Morrow, Albert P.
    • 1867 July 6
    • Our Indian war sketches

    • North American Indian (Arapahoe) men sit with military men in uniform, and smoke a calumet (pipe) near an Indian camp. The Indian men have long hair, necklaces or earrings, and sit wrapped in robes. One man wears a feather in his military hat....
    • Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Calumets--1860-1870.; Horseback riding--1860-1870.; Indian encampments--1860-1870.; Military scouts--1860-1870.; Smoking--1860-1870.
    • 1867 June 29
    • Georgetown, Colo.

    • View of Georgetown (Clear Creek County), Colorado. Shows frame houses, log cabins, some under construction, Clear Creek, and a smokestack. A dirt road zig-zags up the deforested side of a mountain.
    • Clear Creek (Clear Creek County, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Georgetown (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Georgetown--1860-1870.; Streams--Colorado--Georgetown--1860-1870.
    • 1868
    • Buffalo attacked by wolves

    • A pack of wolves attacks an American buffalo bull in a snow storm. The bull charges the wolves, and an injured wolf lies on the ground. Shows buffalo skulls on the snowy ground.
    • Animal attacks--1860-1870.; Bison--1860-1870.; Wolves--1860-1870.
    • 1868 February 15
    • Plowing on the prairies beyond the Mississippi

    • Farmers and three teams of oxen work in a field on the prairie. One man holds a whip above the teams, another man rides on horseback, and a third man walks behind the plow.
    • Farming--1860-1870.; Ox teams--1860-1870.; Plowing--1860-1870.
    • 1868 May 9
    • The Union Pacific Railway: Salt Lake City, Utah

    • Aerial view of Salt Lake City, Utah. shows houses, streets, people, and the dome of the Mormon Tabernacle. The Wasatch Mountains are in the distance.
    • Salt Lake City (Utah)--1860-1870.; Wasatch Range (Utah and Idaho)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Utah--Salt Lake City--1860-1870.
    • 1869 August 7
    • The completion of the Pacific Rail Road the ceremony at Promontory Point [sic], Utah

    • Men pose at a ceremony to commemorate the completion of the trans-continental railroad at Promontory Summit (Box Elder County), Utah. Workers stand with dignitaries from the Union Pacific Railroad and the Central Pacific Railroad. Men shake hands,...
    • Central Pacific Railroad Company--Rites & ceremonies--1860-1870.; Union Pacific Railroad Company--Rites & ceremonies--1860-1870.; Box Elder County (Utah)--1860-1870.; Promontory Summit (Utah)--1860-1870.; Dedications--Utah--Promontory...
    • 1869 June 10
    • In the mountains

    • View of travelers on top of a stagecoach on a mountain road. The women wear dresses with fitted bodices, full skirts, lace or ruffled trim, and hats. The men wear suits, neckerchiefs and hats. Two teams of horses kick up dust on the dirt road....
    • Horse teams--1870-1880.; Passengers--1870-1880.; Stagecoaches--1870-1880.; Women--1870-1880.
    • 1870 August 20
    • Sketches in the Northwest

    • Men stand beside an ox-driven wagon at Fort Garry (later Lower Fort Garry National Historic Park) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. A man hauls a moose head on his back. Shows a silo and a frame building. A North American Indian in a woven blanket,...
    • Dakota Indians--Spiritual life--North Dakota--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--Spiritual life--North Dakota--1870-1880.; Votive offerings--North Dakota--1870-1880.; Fort Garry (Man.)--1870-1880.; Missouri River--1870-1880.; Carts &...
    • 1870 January 25
    • Hunting the buffalo on foot

    • A Native American man hunts a buffalo on foot. He carries arrows in his mouth and runs beside the animal, which he has already pierced with one arrow.
    • Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Bison hunting--1860-1870.
    • 1870?
    • Buffalo bulls protecting a herd from wolves

    • American buffalo bulls face a pack of wolves on a prairie. A wolf has been tossed in the air by a bull. Another wolf lies dead beside a buffalo. Shows mountains and the buffalo herd in the distance.
    • Animal attacks--1870-1880.; Animal behavior--1870-1880.; Bison--1870-1880.; Wolves--1870-1880.
    • 1871 August 5
    • Forest fires in the west, the burning of Peshtigo

    • People on foot or on horseback flee a forest fire at Peshtigo (Marinette County), Wisconsin. Men, women and children crowd into flatboats on the Peshtigo River. Shows burning trees and frame buildings, smoke and flames. Cows, pigs, sheep, and...
    • Peshtigo (Wis.)--1870-1880.; Peshtigo River (Wis.); Forest fires--Wisconsin--Peshtigo--1870-1880.; Rivers--Wisconsin--Peshtigo--1870-1880.; Ruins--Wisconsin--Peshtigo--1870-1880.; Women & children--Wisconsin--Peshtigo--1870-1880.
    • 1871 November 25
    • Slaughter of buffaloes on the plains

    • Coyotes and scavenger birds eat the remains of dead American buffalo on the grassy plains. Shows buffalo carcasses, skulls and ribs.
    • Bison--1870-1880.; Coyotes--1870-1880.; Dead animals--1870-1880.
    • 1872 February 24
    • Bust!

    • View of a covered wagon with a torn cover that reads: Pikes Peak or Bust. Oxen, one dead and the other wounded with arrows are hitched to the wagon. A man lies beside the wagon, two rifles, a feather, a bull whip and a boot are near his body. A...
    • Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Covered wagons--Colorado--1870-1880.; Miners--Colorado--1870-1880.; Ox teams--Colorado--1870-1880.; Violence--Colorado--1870-1880.
    • 1873 February
    • The Modoc war, soldiers recovering the bodies of the slain

    • Cavalry soldiers in military uniforms hold swords and rifles, and stand beside men killed by North American (Modoc) Indians in California. Bust portraits show Captain Evan Thomas with muttonchop whiskers and a moustache, a bow tie and shoulder...
    • Indians of North America--War--California--1870-1880.; Modoc Indians--Wars, 1873--California.; Battlefields--California--1870-1880.; Dead bodies--California--1870-1880.; Military officers--1870-1880.; Soldiers--California--1870-1880.;...
    • 1873 May 17
    • The guardians of the herd, buffalo bulls charging hunters

    • A hunter on horseback with fringed leather chaps holds a pistol and rides beside an injured American buffalo. Native American men shoot buffalo with bows and arrows, and buffalo bulls charge the hunters.
    • Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Bison hunting--1870-1880.; Bison--1870-1880.; Horseback riding--1870-1880.
    • 1873 October 25
    • In the Rocky Mountains

    • View of a covered wagon on a trail near a lake and cliffs in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
    • Covered wagons--Colorado--1870-1880.; Lakes & ponds--Colorado--1870-1880.
    • 1873 September
    • Indians killing buffaloes in the Missouri River

    • Native American men hunt American buffalo in the Missouri River. The men hold knives in their teeth and swim beside injured buffalo. People in canoes shoot bows and arrows. Shows the buffalo herd in the distance.
    • Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Missouri River--1870-1880.; Bison hunting--1870-1880.; Bison--1870-1880.; Rivers--1870-1880.; Swimming--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • Quarrying stone for the new Mormon temple

    • Men use hammers and chisels to shape blocks of granite or sandstone for construction of the Mormon temple, at Red Butte Quarry near Salt Lake City (Salt Lake County), Utah. Shows scaffolding and ladders.
    • Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake County--1870-1880.; Salt Lake County (Utah)--1870-1880.; Quarrying--Utah--Salt Lake County--1870-1880.
    • 1874 December 12
    • Colorado and the Rocky Mountains

    • Colorado scenes show people on horseback, emigrants with covered wagons, miners with an ore car, Native Americans, mountains, rock formations and a waterfall in El Paso County, Summit County and Clear Creek County, Colorado.
    • Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, Colo.)--1870-1880.; Bison hunting--Colorado--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--El Paso County--1870-1880.; Rock formations--Colorado--El Paso County--1870-1880.
    • 1874 July 18
    • Two bits to see the papoose

    • View of the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield (Sangamon County), Illinois features a granite obelisk, bronze statues, a balustrade and staircase. Passengers in suits, hats and formal dresses admire North American (Shoshone) Indian...
    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Tomb--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Springfield (Ill.)--1870-1880.; Cradleboards--1870-1880.; Mothers & children--1870-1880.; Spectators--1870-1880.; Tombs & sepulchral...
    • 1874 October 24
    • Sketches in Utah

    • Mormon men bow their heads, across the table from Brigham Young and the elders, during communion. Shows a Book of Mormon and a metal container on the table. The men wear suits with scarves or bow ties. Brigham Young stands at the pulpit inside the...
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--People--1870-1880.; Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake City--1870-1880.; Salt Lake City (Utah)--1870-1880.; Communion--Utah--Salt Lake City--1870-1880.; Families--Utah--Salt Lake City--1870-1880.; Mothers &...
    • 1874 September 26
    • Shooting antelopes from a railroad train in Colorado

    • Antelope run from people with rifles on a prairie hillside in Colorado. One antelope has been shot and falls to the ground. A railroad train is on tracks beside the passengers. Shows dark clouds in the distance and mountains on the horizon.
    • Antelope hunting--Colorado--1870-1880.; Railroads--Colorado--1870-1880.
    • 1875 May 29
    • A scrub-race on the plains

    • View of a horse race in Yosemite Valley (later Yosemite National Park), California. Shows bareback riders with whips or switches, bridled horses and men spectators near the racers. Covered wagons are in the distance.
    • Yosemite National Park (Calif.)--1870-1880.; Horse racing--California--Yosemite National Park--1870-1880.; Spectators--California--Yosemite National Park--1870-1880.
    • 1876 March 4
    • Chinese emigration to America

    • Chinese emigrants with queues (braids), in robes and hats or caps, are gathered in the hold of the steamship "Alaska" en route to the United States. The men use chopsticks and eat rice from bowls. Some read or stand near windows. A white man...
    • Chinese--1870-1880.; Eating & drinking--1870-1880.; Emigration & immigration--Chinese--1870-1880.; Interiors--1870-1880.; Ships--1870-1880.
    • 1876 May 20
    • A perilous trip, shooting a flume in the Sierra Nevada

    • Two men in small boat slide down a narrow, wooden flume filled with water in the Sierra Nevada Range in Nevada or California. Shows the flume on a tree-covered mountain, rock formations and summits in the distance.
    • Aquatic sports--1870-1880.; Boats--1870-1880.; Flumes--1870-1880.
    • 1877 June 2
    • A whaling station on the California coast

    • View of the Pacific Ocean, men flaying a whale, smokestacks of a rendering plant, and a seaman with a telescope, in California. The Harper's Weekly masthead depicts an artist's palette, a lyre, globe, and telescope.
    • Fishermen--California--1870-1880.; Fishing industry--California--1870-1880.; Whaling--California--1870-1880.
    • 1877 June 23
    • A Chinese reception in San Francisco

    • Chinese men and women are in a room decorated with lanterns, filigree wall screens and tapestries in San Francisco (Marin County), California. Men and women play stringed instruments, cymbals and drums. Some men smoke pipes; others eat rice at a...
    • Chinese--California--San Francisco--1870-1880.; San Francisco (Calif.)--1870-1880.; Clothing & dress--California--San Francisco--1870-1880.; Eating & drinking--California--San Francisco--1870-1880.; Interiors--California--San Francisco--1870-1880.;...
    • 1877 June 9
    • A day's "still hunting" after buffalo

    • Men hunt American buffalo with rifles on the prairie in Kansas. Shows a wounded buffalo and a buffalo herd. Men cook buffalo meat over a fire at a camp. Shows covered wagons and strips of meat left out to dry.
    • Bison hunting--1870-1880.; Covered wagons--1870-1880.; Food drying--1870-1880.; Outdoor cookery--1870-1880.
    • 1877 March 10
    • "Correr el Gallo," Sunday sports in southern California

    • A man on horseback reaches for the neck of a partly buried rooster in an event described as "Correr el Gallo" or "Running the Cock" in California. Men spectators wear hats and sit on horseback or on the ground. Shows a man with a lasso, and...
    • Horseback riding--California--1870-1880.; Roosters--California--1870-1880.; Spectators--California--1870-1880.; Sports--California--1870-1880.
    • 1877 March 3
    • The great solar eclipse

    • Image on Harper's weekly title page shows a total solar eclipse in the sky. Men and women stand on a mountain pass, probably Argentine Pass in Clear Creek County or Summit County, Colorado, and point or look up at the eclipse.
    • Argentine Pass (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Eclipses--Colorado--1870-1880.; Passes (Landforms)--Colorado--1870-1880.; Spectators--Colorado--1870-1880.
    • 1878 August 24
    • Indian troubles

    • North American Indians (Bannock) pose near tepees at a camp. The men have long hair and wear shirts, woven blankets and bead necklaces, women wear blankets. A man with a derby hat sits on a horse. A man with a rifle poses on a rock above lava flow...
    • Bannock Indians--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Indian encampments--1870-1880.; Volcanic rock--Idaho.; Oregon National Historic Trail.; Bannock County (Idaho); Portneuf River (Idaho); Canyons--Idaho.; Rivers--Idaho.
    • 1878 July 6
    • Comanche photographed by O.S. Goff, Fort A. Lincoln, Dakota Territory

    • A man in a military uniform holds the reins of the horse "Comanche" at Fort Abraham Lincoln (Morton County), North Dakota. The horse has an English saddle and a pad inscribed with the Seventh U.S. Cavalry "7."
    • United States. Army. Cavalry, 7th--People--1870-1880.; Fort Abraham Lincoln (N.D.)--1870-1880.; Cavalry--North Dakota--Fort Abraham Lincoln--1870-1880.; Horses--North Dakota--Fort Abraham Lincoln--1870-1880.
    • 1878 May 25


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