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Photograph of Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge with Mason's Island

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The Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge in its original incarnation as a means for transporting canal boats across the Potomac River between the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Alexandria Canal. The Chesapeake and Ohio is visible in the foreground while Mason's Island, later Theodore Roosevelt Island, can be seen in the distance.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Canals; United States--Aqueduct Bridge; Washington (D.C.)--Georgetown; United States--Chesapeake and Ohio Canal; United States--Potomac River; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island

Date: 1864?

Photograph of Georgetown Heights with Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge

Description:

View of Georgetown Heights with the Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge in the background crossing the Potomac River. The Aqueduct Bridge is show in its first incarnation as a means of transporting canal boats from Chesapeake and Ohio Canal to the Alexandria Canal. Mason's Island, later called Theodore Roosevelt Island, is seen in the distance.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Canals; United States--Aqueduct Bridge; Washington (D.C.)--Georgetown; United States--Chesapeake and Ohio Canal; United States--Potomac River; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island

Date: 1864?

Photograph of Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge and Georgetown

Description:

The Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge serving as a connection for canal boats between the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Alexandria Canal. Two gentlemen stand conversing in the foreground and Georgetown is visible in the background.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Men--Conduct of life; United States--Aqueduct Bridge; Washington (D.C.)--Georgetown; United States--Chesapeake and Ohio Canal; United States--Potomac River

Date: 1865

Aqueduct of Potomac, Georgetown D.C.

Description:

View from upstream of the Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge in its first incarnation as a canal boat bridge. Mason's Island, later called Theodore Roosevelt Island, can be seen in the distance. The Washington Monument is visible on the left. Canal boats traveling on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal can be seen in the foreground.

Resource Type: Engraving

Subject: Canal-boats; National parks and reserves; Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.); United States--Aqueduct Bridge; United States--Chesapeake and Ohio Canal; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island

Date: 1865?

Hydrographic map of Potomac River from Aqueduct Bridge

Description:

Hydrographic map of the section of Potomac River which includes Analostan, later Theodore Roosevelt Island. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal is visible in the left corner and the Alexandria Canal can be seen following the shoreline on the bottom of the map. This map was created for the U.S. Army by members of the Corps. of Engineers.

Resource Type: Map

Subject: Nautical charts; National parks and reserves; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; United States--Chesapeake and Ohio Canal; Virginia--Alexandria Canal; United States--Potomac River

Date: 1871

Photograph of Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge as seen from Virginia shore

Description:

The Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge is a double level bridge with a canal on the bottom level and a roadway on the top level. Georgetown can be seen in the distance.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Canals; Bridges; United States--Aqueduct Bridge; Washington (D.C.)--Georgetown; United States--Chesapeake and Ohio Canal; United States--Potomac River

Date: 1880?

The false "friend of the workingman"

Description:

James G. Blaine stands before starving miners outside the entrance to the "Hocking Valley Mines." He is holding a paper that states "Blaine's $25,000 share in 'Hocking Valley' Ohio," and on the ground behind him is a paper that states "I have never 'owned a share of stock in any coal, iron or land company in the state of Ohio' J. G. Blaine." In the background, on the left, is a large house with banner that states "J. G. Blaine's Washington House cost $150,000," and at center a band of "Italian Cheap Labor" miners are coming up the road. Caption: Hungry Miner - "You call yourself our friend! Your ask for our votes! Why, you are the ally of the monopolists who starved us out in Hocking Valley, and imported cheap Italian laborers to take our places!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Coal miners; Immigrants; Allegiance; Corruption; Scandals; Ohio--Hocking County; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

Date: 1884-10-15

Returned with his man

Description:

Typed transcript of an article from the Bismarck Tribune. Sheriff Willard has successfully captured Charles Meyers in Ohio and is returning to Medora. Meyers formerly worked on Theodore Roosevelt's ranch and is charged with stealing cattle.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Cattle stealing; Arrest; North Dakota--Medora; Ohio--Wooster; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Meyers, Charles; Willard, Fred. A

Date: 1886-12-14

The winning of the West

Description:

Handwritten manuscript of The Winning of the West, vol. I with annotations and textual insertions. Volume I recounts the settlement efforts, fighting, and frontier life as Europeans moved into the Ohio River Valley and Alleghenies in the late 18th century. Blank manuscript pages were not included.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Lord Dunmore's War (1774); Frontier and pioneer life; Indians of North America; Ohio River Valley; United States--Allegheny Mountains

Date: 1889

The Northwest Territory; Ohio, 1787-1790

Description:

Handwritten draft of chapter six from the "St. Clair and Wayne" section of The Winning of the West.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Frontier and pioneer life; Slavery--U.S. territories and possessions; Pioneers; Indians of North America; Ohio; United States, West; St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818; Harmar, Josiah, 1753-1813

Date: 1894?

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