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Letter to the Chief of the Mohawk Nation
Sir, Ten days ago I was not aware that such a person existed as the son of the Indian leader...

We See by Amelia Bloomer's neat little paper, the Lily. that her new custome has not yet lost its advocate,...

Elias Howe, Sewing Machine

A most ingenious piece of mechanism lies lately been made known to the public in France, the inventor of which...

Thomas Hamilton, Men and Manners in America, 1833
Preface: The following article is a snippet from the book "Men and Manners in America," which was first published in...
THE ADOPTION OF CHILDREN BY LABOR UNIONS

A peculiar feature of trade unionism which has come to light in connection with the recent agitation in North Carolina...

Daguerreotype, a General Description
The following is a general description of the art of the Daguerreotype, as practised by its distinguished inventor: A plate...
History, Swimming Life Preserver

The saving of human life, whether from fire or water, and the prevention of accident generally, is a noble and...

Preface: The following article is a snippet from the book "Men and Manners in America," which was first published in...
Wonders of Photography
H Garbanati, in an article on this subject in the American Journal of Photography, tells us the following:—"I was recently...
Elizabeth Brownell

A comparatively new worker in photography. Mrs. Brownell is meeting with great success in the rich but hitherto almost untouched...

Photography Applied to the Ornamenting of Silk Stuffs
M, Persoz, professor of chemistry at the Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers, of Paris, says the London Engineer, has just...
Ojibway Man in London, 1844

Though we do not usually interfere with matters of a private nature, yet a case of so peculiar a character...

Opechanchanough, Character of an Indian Chief

History presents few instances of greater valor and magnanimity, than are displayed in the character of Opechanchanough, an Indian Chief....

 FIRST BRICK CHEWING GUM FACTORY BUILT IN THE UNITED STATES
Curtis & Son Company. Through the above concern Portland is noted for the manufacture of chewing gum, as the history...
The Abaza Tribe, Burials

THE Abaza (a Circassian tribe) have a strange way of burying their Beys. They put the body in a coffin...

Treaty with the Creek Indians
Substance of the treaty made and concluded between D. D. Mitchell, esq. agent for indian affairs, and the Creek nation...
Proper Method of Eating Eggs
Preface: The following article is a snippet from the book "Men and Manners in America," which was first published in...
TO THE EDITORS OF THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER.

Your paper of the 13th January contains a statement, under...
LIVING IN SPAIN
Preface: The following article is from an American periodical called "The American Farmer" from 1826. This concise article focuses on...
Notice of the Letters of Robert Morris
The volume containing Mr. Morris's public letters is, we believe, a gratuitous addition to the work made by Mr. Sparks,...
Photographs for Wood Engraving
All wood engravings have hitherto been first drawn by hand on wooden blocks for the engraver, who cuts them for...
Photographic Invention, Mr. Niepce de Saint Victor

Mr. Niepce St. Victor has laid before the Academy of Sciences of Paris, photographic designs on paper, which are in...

Indian Treaties. The treaties concluded last year with the Chippewa, Sioux, and Winnebago indians, and with the tribes residing in...
Paul Laurence Dunbar
A few years ago, when Mr. Thomas Nelson Page's first volume of dialect stories was being reviewed by the press,...

It is a well-known fact that the photographs produced in this country are superior, both in point of distinctness in...

The War Steamer "Merrimac" Raised and Converted Into a Battering Ram
The "Merrimac" as a Rebel Battering Ram. The accompanying engraving of the Herrunac is from a sketch furnished by a...
Alexander's Electric Telegraph
A model to illustrate the nature and powers of this machine, was exhibited on Wednesday evening at the Society of...
The paper is to be dipped in a solution of salt-in water, in the proportion of half an ounce of...
The Creek and Pawnee Indians
The Arkansas Intelligencer learns through Mr. J. W. Taylor a respectable merchant of the Creek nation, that the Pawnee Mahas...
The death of this venerable old man, at the age of eighty-six, occurred about two weeks ago, in Solebury township,...
Napoleon Bonaparte at Breakfast
Preface: The following is an article is a snippet from the book Memoirs of the Interior of the Palace, and...
CHEROKEE FEMALE SEMINARY
We have before us an engraving of this pleasant-looking structure, where a large number of Indian girls are now educated...
PUNCH has the pleasure to record an interesting event which occurred on Tuesday, the 9th instant. NOT-EN-A-AKM, or "the Strong...
How We Eat An Egg is a Reflection Upon Our Intelligence
Preface:This is an extract from an article in "The Critic" from 1893. I accidentally ran across this "egg article" while...
Catherine Weed Barnes, Photographer
THIS is a generation of bright women, and in science, art, literature, or business we are constantly finding charming, womanly...
Ezekiel Starr, Cherokee
In this city, on the 6th instant, of erysipelas, in the 45th year of his age, EZEKIEL STARR, of the...
Indian Convention
We learn with pleasure, that a convention of delegates from the Indian tribes in the states of New-York, Michigan, and...
The Daguerreotype: Periscopic Lens
This beautiful instrument, destined, ultimately, we believe, to be the companion of every man of taste, particularly in his travels,...
CORNSTALK, THE SHAWNEE CHIEF
BY THE REV. Vt. H. FOOTE.
There was a time when the name of Cornstalk thrilled every heart...
Display of Decadent Books
Our readers will remember that in our July number we described a Stevenson window in Mr. Doxey's book - shop...
Jacob Perkins Steam Machinery
AFTER all that has been conjectured, and insinuated, and surmised, and written about Mr. Perkins's modifications and improvements of steam...
Daguerreotype, Interesting Experiments
Noticing an article touching some interesting experiments detailed before the French Academy of Science, at a recent sitting, illustrative of...
Bishop Visits Oneida and Mohawk Tribes

In the (London) Missionary Register for December we find a letter from Bishop Chase to his friend Timothy Wiggin, esq....

Morse Telegraph In France

A commission appointed in France to consider the claims of Professor Morse, for remuneration, because his telegraph was employed in...

Women Photographers, Gertrude Kasebier, YesterdayTimes.com
Mrs. Gertrude Kasebier has probably done more than any other American woman to lift pictorial photography to the high plane...
EGG PHILOSOPHY
We have heard of "philosophy in a nut-shell " and "philosophy in an egg," and many persons may suppose that...
PHOTOGRAPHS OF WAR PRISONERS

The question is asked, "why don't our officers in service take a cheap photograph of those prisoners who are allowed...

Indian Speech on the killing of McIntosh

Brothers! McIntosh is dead. He broke the law of the nation. The law which be made himself. Hie face was...

Ojibway Indians Swimming in London
Preface: This article is from April 1844. There are a few things to note.  First, Ojibbeway is an alternate spelling...
The Paris correspondent of the London Photographic News says:-" Another revolution in photography! The honor of achieving this result is...

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