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United States Historical Maps

United States Historical Maps
Historical Maps of the United States Historical Maps of U.S. CitiesHistorical Maps of TexasHistorical Maps of Texas CitiesMaps of National Historic Parks, Memorials, Military Parks and BattlefieldsNational Atlas of the United States of America (1970)Pre-1945 Topographic Maps of the United StatesU.S. Historical Maps on Other Web Sites Early Inhabitants (From The National Atlas of the United States of America (Arch C. Gerlach, editor). Early Indian Tribes, Culture Areas, and Linguistic Stocks - Eastern U.S. (632K) Early Indian Tribes, Culture Areas, and Linguistic Stocks - Western U.S. (639K) Early Indian Tribes, Culture Areas, and Linguistic Stocks - Alaska (942K) Exploration and Settlement (Except as noted, from The National Atlas of the United States of America (Arch C. Exploration and Settlement Before 1675 (1.13MB) The Coronado Expedition 1540-1542 (135K) U.S. From American Military History, United States Army Center of Military History, 1989 (194K) Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804-1806

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It’s a Google Streetmap of history: How our famous landmarks looked up to 170 years ago By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 07:19 GMT, 7 November 2011 A website has taken the notion of the 'Now and Then' photo to another level with their 'Google Streetmap of history' which allows people to see what a British street looked like 10, 20 or even 100 years ago. Like a photographic trip down memory lane, the phone app allows users to 'pin' photos to places on the map meaning you can see how the world has changed since the photo was taken, and read the stories behind the area. A vibrant Cambridge Market in the 1900's and today with several marquees in place

Europe and the Middle East 1000AD to the Present, software for Windows and Mac OSX Lower price starting May 15, 2013: A single-user license is now priced at $59.00 with discounts for more licenses. Recent Additions and Changes:Single-user access code: lower priceNew Windows edition (Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP compatible)Macintosh OSX edition (Leopard, Snow Leopard compatible)Added review by Prof. Charles IngraoEU focus (for example, see the EU in 2008)Color schemesRead about the creator of CentenniaCentennia Software's home port is now Conanicut Island USA CENTENNIA is a map-based guide to the history of Europe and the Middle East from the beginning of the 11th century to the present. Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929 The Library of Congress From Several Divisions of the Library of Congress Search by Keyword | Browse by Subject Index | Title Index

Prokudin-Gorskii Collection - About this Collection - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog All images are digitized | All jpegs/tiffs display outside Library of Congress | View All The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection features color photographic surveys of the vast Russian Empire made between ca. 1905 and 1915. Frequent subjects among the 2,607 distinct images include people, religious architecture, historic sites, industry and agriculture, public works construction, scenes along water and railway transportation routes, and views of villages and cities.

Caricature Map of Europe 1914 The Clanker Powers: Germany is a massive military machine with weapons aimed outwards to all surrounding countries. It points threateningly at Britain, not so much as a sign of direct aggression, but more as an indicator that it was now Germany’s turn to start a grand global Empire to challenge the world’s current one. Austria Hungary is an aggressive armoured giant, teetering on shoddy foundations.

History of the American Indian Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples in North America within the boundaries of the present-day continental United States, Alaska, and the island state of Hawaii. They are composed of numerous, distinct Native American tribes and ethnic groups, many of which survive as intact political communities. The terms used to refer to Native Americans have been controversial. A million Vikings still live among us: One in 33 men can claim to be direct descendants from the Norse warriors Around 930,000 people can claim to be of direct Viking descent A study compared Y chromosome markers to estimated Viking DNA patternsThe Viking DNA patterns are rarely found outside Scandinavia By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 00:41 GMT, 10 March 2014 | Updated: 07:36 GMT, 10 March 2014

Early world maps Antiquity Babylonian Imago Mundi (c. 600 BCE) A Babylonian world map, known as the Imago Mundi, is commonly dated to the 6th century BCE.[1][2] The map as reconstructed by Eckhard Unger shows Babylon on the Euphrates, surrounded by a circular landmass showing Assyria, Urartu (Armenia)[3] and several cities, in turn surrounded by a "bitter river" (Oceanus), with seven islands arranged around it so as to form a seven-pointed star. The accompanying text mentions seven outer regions beyond the encircling ocean.

Check that President Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was killed is discovered in bank vault By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 02:53 GMT, 15 January 2012 A personal check that Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was assassinated is among those that were rediscovered by an Ohio bank. The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports that 70 checks were found in a vault at Huntington Bank's Columbus headquarters, including checks signed by George Washington, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and Thomas Edison. American Treasures of the Library of Congress The American Treasures Gallery closed in August 2007. The online exhibition will remain a permanent fixture of the Library’s Website. Of the more than 130 million items in the Library of Congress, which are considered “treasures”?

From Martha to Michelle: The changing faces (and fashions) of America's 43 First Ladies By Louise Boyle Published: 03:21 GMT, 25 June 2012 | Updated: 23:26 GMT, 25 June 2012 From shy and retiring homemakers to sophisticated party throwers and those whose political opinions mattered deeply to their presidential husbands, these are the 43 women who share the title of First Lady of the United States. Each has taken a unique approach to a role that is left much for the woman herself to define. Astonishing photos of New York Harbour in the 1970s reveal man's former dumping grounds By Nina Golgowski Published: 06:52 GMT, 28 June 2012 | Updated: 00:20 GMT, 29 June 2012 Rusty, disassembled and abandoned, pictures of the New York Harbor in 1973 show a different side to one of the world's largest natural harbours when once hidden beneath a swath of man-made waste. Freelance photographer Arthur Tress, one of many hired by the Environmental Protection Agency in the 1970s, captured the astonishing build up along the water's edge in parts of Brooklyn and Staten Island. The photographs aimed at capturing America's growing environmental negligence before the area was cleaned up to a far different view seen today.

Iconic Abraham Lincoln portrait revealed to be TWO pictures stitched together By Lee Moran Updated: 16:01 GMT, 28 February 2012 Here's the proof that photo fakery is nothing new. These days magazine 'artists' can indulge every whim of the vainest covergirls, but pictures involving celebrities have been modified for many a long year. Take this 150-year-old portrait of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, in which he looks every bit the all-American hero. All is not as it appears - as although it is undoubtedly the 16th Commander in Chief's face staring at the camera, the body in fact belongs to a prominent southern politician.