Poster caption: In December 1987, President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union held a historic summit in Washington DC. The two leaders signed the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the first treaty to limit nuclear arms—signaling a significant shift in the Cold War between the superpowers. (Photograph, December 8, 1987. Courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)

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A sixteen-month wall calendar (September 2014–December 2015) with illustrations featuring Abraham Lincoln and important figures and events from the Civil War era. Dates of important events are included.

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Poster Caption: This hand-colored engraving by Paul Revere, patriot and artisan, elevates a street skirmish in Boston in 1770 into a “Massacre.” A brilliant piece of propaganda, it stirred the colonists against the British government. (Paul Revere, 1770)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss white stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: Despite inaccuracies in scale and detail, this 1733 map shows the sweep of British colonial possessions in the New World set amidst their French and Spanish counterparts. (Map of the British Empire, by Henry Popple, published in London, 1733)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: Copies of the Philadelphia printing of the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776) were sent to the thirteen colonies and then reprinted locally to spread the news to outlying areas. On the left is the Philadelphia 1776 version of the Declaration, as reprinted in 1823 by order of President John Quincy Adams, who worried that the 1776 document would be lost. On the right is the only surviving copy of the Charleston, South Carolina 1776 printing, recently rediscovered.

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Poster Caption: On the left is the first page of the working draft of the U.S. Constitution, used for discussion at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in August 1787. On the right is page one of the Constitution as it was finally published. Where the draft preamble reflects the sense of the thirteen states as separate entities, the final version—“We, the People of the United States”—reveals a new self-definition, that of a single unified nation.

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Poster Caption: Runaway slave ads were a reality in America as long as slavery existed, as these two broadsides from Maryland in 1791 and Missouri in 1852 attest. Under close scrutiny, the lives of particular slaves begin to emerge in fragmentary details, including names, physical descriptions, talents, personalities, and other hints of their individuality. (Left: Runaway slave broadside, Frederick County, Maryland, 1791. Right: Runaway slave broadside, St. Louis, Missouri, 1852)

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Poster Caption: This elaborate and stinging broadside, replete with detailed evidence, was published by the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1836 to condemn the persistence of slavery in the nation’s capital. It was not until April 1862 that Congress passed and Abraham Lincoln signed into law the bill that ended slavery in Washington, DC. (Broadside published by the American Anti-Slavery Society in New York, 1836)

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Poster Caption: The raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia), by the militant abolitionist John Brown on October 16, 1859, polarized a nation already divided on the question of slavery. The attack convinced Southerners that their political and economic survival was threatened, while Brown’s execution rallied Northern abolitionists. After his execution, artists and writers popularized the story of Brown blessing an African American child on his way to the gallows.

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Poster Caption: The flag represents an abolitionist reconfiguration of the United States, deliberately excluding the slave states of the South. The twenty stars represent the free and border states in 1859, while the four stripes representing the slave-holding states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia have been eliminated, leaving stripes for nine of the original thirteen states. This flag was discovered in 1996 at a tavern frequented by abolitionists in Cherry Valley, Ohio, where one of the sons of the militant abolitionist John Brown lived.

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Poster Caption: Newly nominated presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, photographed two weeks after the Republican National Convention in Chicago that catapulted him to national prominence and, ultimately, the Presidency. (Photograph taken June 3, 1860, by Alexander Hesler, Springfield, Illinois)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster caption: Anti-slavery advocates in 1861 invoked founding-era poet Joel Barlow to decry the evils of slavery and to connect Union goals to the freedom-loving ideals of the American Revolution. The lines here are quoted from Barlow’s Columbiad, of 1807, based on his Vision of Columbus, first published in 1787.

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss white stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: This map of the United States in 1862, amidst the Civil War, shows the Confederate states in pink, the Union states and territories in green, and the border slave-holding states and territories in yellow.

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: Two of the nineteen images sketched by a private in the Union army (Henry Berckhoff, Company B, 8th New York Infantry) offer glimpses into a soldier’s life during the Civil War: a scene in camp near Hunter’s Chapel, Virginia, in 1861, and a fiery battle at Haymarket, Virginia, in 1862. (Watercolors by Henry Berckhoff, 1861–1863)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster caption: After the Battle of Antietam in September 1862, President Lincoln traveled to Maryland to meet with his officers. He was not happy with General George McClellan’s failure to pursue the retreating Confederates. Something of McClellan’s attitude toward Lincoln may be discerned from his posture in this photograph (McClellan, center left, faces Lincoln). (The Gilder Lehrman Collection)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss white stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Designed by a 14-year-old Californian and signed by Abraham Lincoln, this unique copy of the Emancipation Proclamation conveys in its layout the precision with which the President crafted this monumental document. (Engraving published in San Francisco, California, 1864)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: After the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, posters such as this broadcast a national call for black men to enlist in the Union army. Frederick Douglass (third name, left column) and other African American leaders endorsed the appeal, and by war’s end almost 200,000 African Americans had served in the Union forces. (Philadelphia, 1863)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: This recruiting poster of 1863 uses images of the past (deliverance from slavery) and the future (education and civil rights) to inspire African Americans to enlist and fight for the Union. By the end of the war, some 200,000 African Americans—like those seen going into battle at upper right—had served the Union forces.

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: This 1863 photograph of two recently emancipated children from New Orleans was used in a fundraising campaign to support schools and social programs for former slaves in Louisiana. The complexity of racial categories and the legacy of the “one drop” rule are readily evident. (Photograph by Kimball, New York, NY, 1863)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: This 1890 print commemorates the heroic attack on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, in July 1863 by the famous 54th Massachusetts Regiment, one of the first black regiments in the Union army. Although the attack failed, the conduct of the 54th established the fitness and courage of African American soldiers. (Kurz & Allison, Chicago, Ill., 1890)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss white stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster caption: President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863. It was reprinted in various newspapers and pamphlets and separately as a broadside. A very close reading reveals more than a dozen punctuational and substantive differences between the two printings reproduced here. On the left is the version authorized by the Soldiers’ National Cemetery Association at Gettysburg, printed in January 1864.

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Poster Caption: The fatigue and strain of three years of war show in this photograph of President Lincoln, taken eleven days before he gave the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the national cemetery near the battlefield. (Photograph taken November 8, 1863, by Alexander Gardner, Washington DC)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: Having emancipated herself from slavery in New York in 1826, Sojourner Truth (ca. 1797–1883) went on to become a leading abolitionist and advocate for the rights of African Americans and women. This 1864 photograph was widely reproduced to raise funds for her work on the behalf of newly freed slaves.

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: In 1864, Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Land Grant. For the first time, public land was set aside in recognition of America’s natural resources as a vital part of the nation’s cultural heritage. California turned the Yosemite site over to the federal government in 1906, and it became part of Yosemite National Park. (Photograph of Yosemite Falls, ca. 1906)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

 

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Poster Caption: Delivered when the defeat of the Confederacy was known to be imminent, this address reflects both President Lincoln’s forgiveness toward the South and his eloquent use of language. The blue ink is significant: copies published after Lincoln’s death (April 15, 1865) were printed in black, as a gesture of mourning. (Broadside, ca. March 4–early April 1865)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: The great orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass was a self-emancipated former slave from Maryland who published his autobiographical Narrative in 1845, and led the fight against slavery and racism until his death in 1895. (Portrait by unknown photographer, ca. 1870)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Here legislation takes symbolic form. The artist depicts African Americans’ hopes arising from the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment in 1870: education, family life, jobs, and the vote. Among the collage of images are portraits of Frederick Douglass, John Brown, and Abraham Lincoln. (Broadside published in New York, NY, 1870)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: Theodore Roosevelt, twenty-sixth president, sits at his desk in 1906, the year he created two national parks (Platt and Mesa Verde) and five national monuments (among them Petrified Forest New Mexico), and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in negotiating the Portsmouth Treaty, ending the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. (Photograph by Harris and Ewing, Washington, DC, 1906)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: These two political broadsides, one from New Jersey, the other from New York, present separate but parallel reasons for men and women to support the women’s suffrage movement. Begun in the 1840s, the political struggle culminated with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, enfranchising women as voters. (Left: Broadside printed for the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association, Plainfield, New Jersey, ca. 1915; Right: Broadside printed for the Woman  Suffrage Party of the City of New York, New York, 1915)

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Poster Caption: These suffragists demonstrating in New York in 1917 were part of a larger movement dating back to the mid 1800s. The suffragist marches of the early 20th century became a powerful tool in shaping public opinion, and their techniques would be revived during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The Nineteenth Amendment, ratified in 1920, finally guaranteed women the right to vote.

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss white stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: This multilingual poster of 1917 offers assistance to immigrants whose lives had been uprooted by World War I. The translations into German, Hungarian, Czech, Hebrew, and Italian reflect the home countries of large numbers of people recently arrived in the United States.

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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This World War I poster urges recent European immigrants to conserve food that could feed American and other Allied troops and, eventually, refugees in Europe. It also appeals to their affinity for their new country and gives them a useful way on the home front to support the war effort. It was printed in different languages, including Yiddish, Italian, and Lithuanian, to reach the widest possible audience. Published by the United States Food Administration, 1917.

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During World War I, posters such as this one encouraged men working on the home front, including both black and white workers, to equate their labor with the exertions of men on the battlefield, and to recognize that they were as important as soldiers to the success of the war. Published by the Navy Department, 1918.

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss white stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: Against a background of African American patriotism, self-sacrifice, and courage, an idealized black soldier takes his leave in this World War I recruiting poster. More than 350,000 African Americans, trained and deployed in segregated units, served in the US military during the war, of whom 42,000 saw action in Europe. (Print by E. G. Renesch, Chicago, Illinois, 1918)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss ivory stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, pulled the United States into World War II. This poster, displaying a damaged but vibrant star-spangled banner flying at half-staff with a quotation from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address of 1863, was published after the attack as the US ramped up war production and military enlistment. Published by the Office of War Information, 1942.

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss white stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: When men were recruited for the military in 1942, women took jobs in factories, laboratories, mills, government, and elsewhere. The War Manpower Commission used this poster of a woman working on an airplane flare to recruit desperately needed workers on the home front. (Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1942, in the Gilder Lehrman Collection)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss white stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: The War Manpower Commission, charged with recruiting seven million new workers in the first year of World War II, faced the problem of racial prejudice. This poster was part of the commission’s campaign to encourage all Americans to work together to win the war. (Government Printing Office, 1942, in the Gilder Lehrman Collection)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss white stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: The Nazi German Student Association instigated book-burnings on May 10, 1933, across Germany to eradicate “the Un-German Spirit.” Ten years later, the US government engaged American support for World War II by reminding citizens what they were fighting against—and what they were fighting for. (Government Printing Office, 1943, in the Gilder Lehrman Collection)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss white stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster caption: Due to a shortage of nurses during World War II, the government funded a US Cadet Nurse Corps to recruit young women as military and civilian nurses. This poster emphasizes the long-term educational and career opportunities for women, even after the war. Published by the US Public Health Service, 1944.

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss white stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster Caption: By juxtaposing World War II soldiers with idealized Revolutionary War soldiers from 1778, this 1943 poster encourages Americans to understand World War II as part of the nation’s history and purpose since its founding. (Office of War Information, Washington, DC, 1943)

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss white stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster caption: The familiar character of Uncle Sam promotes national security in the midst of World War II in this poster by Mexican-born artist Leon Helguera. Published by the Office of War Information, 1943.

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss white stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster caption: In 1942 twenty-six nations signed the “Declaration by United Nations,” using the term “United Nations” for the first time. This Office of War Information poster from 1943 dramatically illustrates the forces assembled against the Axis in World War II.

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss white stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster caption: John F. Kennedy was the youngest man ever elected president and the first Roman Catholic. In his Inaugural Address, Kennedy challenged a “new generation” of Americans to “ask not what your country can do for you: Ask what you can do for your country.”

These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss white stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.

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Poster caption: In a surprise move in the midst of the Cold War, President Richard Nixon (at right) traveled to the Communist People’s Republic of China to forge ties that would counterbalance Soviet influence and open new paths for economic and political progress. Nixon met privately with Mao Zedong, chairman of the Chinese Communist Party. (Photograph, February 29, 1972. Courtesy of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum)

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