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[ Battle of Shanghai ] F.J.B., SHANGHAI [:] Literally – “Above the Sea.” Shanghai, July 1937.

Contemporary hand-drawn bird’s-eye view of the Battle of Shanghai

A fantastic hand-drawn bird’s-eye view of Shanghai and surroundings, probably sketched by an American on the scene during the summer of 1937, while the Battle of Shanghai was raging.   In brief, the Battle of Shanghai was a major campaign early in the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). Hostilities began on August 13, with a pre-emptive Chinese […]

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[Anonymous plan for an apple orchard. New England, likely 2nd quarter of the 19th century.]

Early manuscript plan for an American apple orchard

An early manuscript plan for an American apple orchard of 150 trees representing no fewer than 20 varieties.  The varities include the relatively well known, such as Baldwins (22 trees) and New Town Pippins (9 trees) and some I’ve never heard of, such as “Blk Gilla Fleur” (Black Gilliflower) and Mattison Scarlet. All seem to […]

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A unique surviving record of the Roanoke Freedmen’s Colony

A unique surviving census of approximately two thirds of the African-American population residing in the Roanoke Freedmen’s Colony in 1864, giving much demographic detail on each individual recorded. Roanoke Island lies off the coast of North Carolina, between the mainland and the Outer Banks. Fortified by the Confederates at the beginning of the war, it […]

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Wesley W. Garner, For Louisa County Iowa Territory. Columbus City, March 28, 1846.

Territorial-era manuscript map of Louisa County Iowa

A very early manuscript map of Louisa County, established in 1836 along the west bank of the Mississippi River on a huge parcel of land known as the Black Hawk purchase. The 6 million-acre parcel had been purchased under duress from the Hauk, Meskwaki and Ho-Chunk peoples after their defeat in the 1832 Black Hawk War. The […]

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