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    The "Louisiana Purchase" treaty, by which France sold the Overseas Territory to the United States. Signed April 30, 1803. In the background a map of the City of New Orleans.

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    George Washington (1732-1799) at the Battle of Princeton. Charles Wilson Peale's portrait of Washington commemorating the victory at Princeton (The Battle of Princeton was a battle of the American Revolutionary War, fought near Princeton, New Jersey on January 3, 1777). The painting was executed some time after the event, but that artist was often around Washington and this work illustrates the proper uniform and appropriate facial age for the American Lieutenant General at the height of Washington's military career. Canvas, 236cm x 149cm

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    "Buffalo Bill", Colonel William Cody (1846-1917), last of the famous hunters of the Wild West. During the War of Secession, he supplied buffalo meat to the Pacific railroad (hence his nickname). With his "Wild West Circus" he went on a European tour. 1897

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    Custer's last charge. Lithograph; 19th century. The Battle of the Little Bighorn was an armed engagement between a Lakota-Northern Cheyenne combined force and the 7th Cavalry of the United States Army. It occurred June 25–June 26, 1876, near the Little Bighorn River in the eastern Montana Territory. The battle was the most famous incident in the Indian Wars and was a remarkable victory for the Lakota and Northern Cheyenne. A U.S. cavalry detachment commanded by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer was killed to the last man.

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    The Oath of general Lafayette at the celebration of the Federation,July 14,1790.

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    Marie Joseph de Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, French officer and statesman (1834),represented in 1792.

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    Revolutionary War Sergent Ezra Lee attacking HMS Eagle in the first military submarine service in New York harbour on September 7, 1776. Watercolour; 19th century. Turtle was the first American submarine, invented in Connecticut in 1775 by David Bushnell as a means of attaching explosive charges to ships in a harbor. On September 7, 1776, Turtle, under the guidance of Army volunteer Sergeant Ezra Lee, attacked HMS Eagle, which was moored off what is today called Liberty Island, but it could not manage to bore through the hull. When he attempted to try another spot in the hull, he lost the ship, and eventually abandoned the attempt.

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    Portrait bust of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America (1743-1826).

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    Books and instruments from Jefferson's architectural library.

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    Indian Blackfoot shaman with tambourine and spear. From Illustrations of the North American Indians by George Catlin. Lithograph; 1876. George Catlin was the first artist to observe the tribes of the Plains Indians and to illustrate their habits and customs from first-hand observation. His belief in the "noble savage", unspoiled by contact with the outside world, sustained him as he crossed and re-crossed the country - from the Mississippi to the Rockies - gathering raw material for his Indian Gallery.

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    Emigrants leaving for America waiting for the depature in Genoa harbour. From the December 8, 1901, issue of "Domenica del Corriere". Illustration by Achille Beltrame.

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    Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790) writing. The sculpture was made when Franklin served as Ambassador of the United States to France. Bronze

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    Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the United States and France, signed on February 6, 1778. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was U.S. Ambassador to France from 1776-1785 and was instrumental in forming the alliance between the two countries.

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    The "House of the Slaves" on the Island of Goree, Senegal. From here, slaves were shipped to America. The exit below the double staircase leads to the landing pier.

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    Models which served in Benjamin Franklin's lightening rod experiments: bottle (second from right)is a stencil plate; the other three objects were part of the "storm- house" demonstration to show the efficiency of the lightening rod.

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    Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790),statesman and ambassador of the USA to France, co-wrote the Declaration of Independence together with President Jefferson; master of the Freemason's lodge to the Nine Sisters in Paris.One of his major publications was an anti-slavery treatise (1789) Terracotta.

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    Study of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) for the painting of the Big Three at the Yalta Conference. This likeness is a study for a larger painting a sketch of which appears at the lower left commemorating Roosevelt meeting with wartime Allied leaders Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin at Yalta. The larger work was never completed, artist Douglas Chandor claimed, because Stalin refused to pose for it. Oil on canvas, 1945. NPG.68.49

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    "Am I not a man and a brother - a voice from Great Britain to America 1834." Bronze medal commemorating abolition of slavery; 19th century. See also 03-08-04/52.

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    "This is the Lord's doing: it is marvellous in our eyes. Psalm 118, V.23." Bronze medal commemorating abolition of slavery; 19th century. See also 03-08-04/51.

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    View of San Francisco, California, USA. Engaving; 1869.

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    Buffalo hunt chase. From "North American Indian Portfolio" by George Catlin Hand-colored lithographs; London; 1844-48. George Catlin was the first artist to observe the tribes of the Plains Indians and to illustrate their habits and customs from first-hand observation. His belief in the "noble savage", unspoiled by contact with the outside world, sustained him as he crossed and re-crossed the country - from the Mississippi to the Rockies - gathering raw material for his Indian Gallery.

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    Vacuum pump used by Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) for his scientific experiments in electricity.

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    General Marie Paul marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), called "hero of two worlds" for his involvement in both the American and the French Revolution. Canvas

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    General Marie Paul marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), called "hero of two worlds" for his involvement in both the American and the French Revolution. The general on his deathbed. Canvas

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