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Eliza R Steele
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Henderson, Sarah E
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Governors; Politicians; Indiana--Politics and government; Governors--Indiana; Bigger, Samuel, 1802-1846; Indiana. Governor (1840-1843 : Bigger); Painting; Portrait paintings
Born in Ohio in 1802, Bigger was living in Rushville, Indiana when he entered politics in the 1830s. As governor he failed to improve the state’s economic situation. Some of the internal improvement...
Governors; Politicians; Indiana--Politics and government; Governors--Indiana; Indiana. Governor (1837-1840 : Wallace); Wallace, David, 1799-1859; Legislators--United States; Painting; Portrait paintings
Born in Pennsylvania in 1799, Wallace’s family moved to Brookville, Indiana in 1817. As governor his attempt to implement internal improvements such as canals and roads was stymied by an economic depression...
Paris C. Dunning
Governors; Politicians; Indiana--Politics and government; Governors--Indiana; Indiana. Governor (1848-1849 : Dunning); Dunning, Paris C. (Paris Chipman), 1806-1884; Painting; Portrait paintings
Dunning was born in North Carolina in 1806 and moved to Bloomington, Indiana in 1823. As lieutenant governor, he became governor when Whitcomb left for the Senate. His one year as governor was noteworthy...
Governors; Politicians; Indiana--Politics and government; Governors--Indiana; Indiana. Governor (1843-1848 : Whitcomb); Whitcomb, James, 1795-1852; Legislators--United States; Painting; Portrait paintings
Born in Vermont in 1795, Whitcomb moved to Bloomington, Indiana at age 29. He is credited with saving the state from insolvency; establishing institutions for care of the disabled, including schools for...
Mary Ann Moore’s Sampler
Morgan County (Ind.); Samplers; Textile crafts; Needlework; Decorative arts; Corss-stitch; Alphabets; Moore family; Political slogans
Mooresville was laid out in 1824 by Samuel Moore and named for him. Samuel Moore opened the first store in town which the family operated for 44 years. This sampler was made by his eight-year-old daughter,...
Portrait of Enos Mote
Wayne County (Ind.); Portrait paintings; Quakers--Indiana; Clothing & dress
Quaker Marcus Mote's artistry in a watercolor profile of brother Enos Mete at age 17, proved Richmond was attracting great talent. Migrating from Ohio to Wayne County by 1864, the elder Mote advocated...
Friends Meeting in Richmond, Indiana 1844
Wayne County (Ind.)--Richmond; Indiana Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends); Quakers--Indiana; Religion; Meetings; Carriages & coaches
The Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends met in a Richmond grove in 1844. Marcus Mote's painting of the scene was reproduced in a postcard image advertisement by Mather Brothers, a later occupant of the meeting...
Observations of the State Capitol from the Diary of Sarah E. Henderson on July 25, 1843
Indiana State Capitol (Indianapolis, Ind.); Town, Ithiel, 1784-1844; Davis, Alexander Jackson, 1803-1892; Architects--United States; Greek revival (Architecture)--Indiana--Indianapolis
Sarah E. Henderson, a teacher at St. Mary's Seminary Episcopal School, on her arrival at Indianapolis in July, 1843, visited the state capitol. She observed it to be a very handsome building, in imitation...
Breitwiesser Family Passport
Immigrants; Travel; Passports--Germany
Views of the American Frontier Interior
Indians of North America; Natural history--United States; United States--Pictorial works
Life in 1830s America is depicted in lush detail through eyes of Swiss illustrator Karl Bodmer. With a German prince, the artist journeyed to the nation's interior, less populated regions, documenting...
American Red Fox
Mammals--North America--Pictorial works
Aided by his sons and associates, Audubon ambitiously banked on the success of his avian images to develop a subsequent series featuring America's four-legged creatures. Viviparous Quadrupeds was published...
Encampment of the Travellers on the Missouri
Two men are working on a keelboat that is on the river. A group of men is gathered around a campfire nearby.
College presidents; Portrait paintings; Men's clothing; Wylie, Andrew, 1759-1851
James Woodburn wrote, “Born to lead and not to follow,” when describing Andrew Wylie, first president of Indiana College. Wylie guided the school through a time of transition as the state legislature...
Madison and Indianapolis Rail Road -- Early Steam in Indiana
Railroads; Locomotives; Transportation
This illustration shows an early steam locomotive type, a basic engine without a cab for the engineer. The drawing is likely based on the early Baldwin locomotives used on the M&I, Indiana’s first steam...
Mount Pleasant Library Records
Libraries; African Americans--Indiana; Beech Settlement (Ind.)
The meetinghouse at the Beech Settlement in Rush County also served as a library. The Mt. Pleasant Library's small collection contained books about religion, geography, and philosophy. It was operated...
Elijah Roberts Tax Receipt
African Americans--Indiana; Hamilton County (Ind.)
Elijah Roberts migrated west from Northampton County, North Carolina to western Ohio in 1825. By 1830, he and some of his relatives lived in Beech Settlement in Rush County, Indiana, before buying land...
Tract on Slavery
Slavery and Church--Society of Friends; Slavery; Society of Friends
This tract was taken from a pamphlet. "The Ancient Testimony of the Religious Society of Friends" published by the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends. Adopted by the Indiana Society of Friends at their...
Union Literary Institute Minute Book
Education; Educational facilities; African Americans--Indiana
The Eleutherian College in Jefferson County and the Union Literary Institute (Randplph County) were established during the late 1840s. Both Indiana academies emphasized the enrollment of African Americans....
Mt. Pleasant Library Minute Book, Vol. 1
African Americans and libraries --Indiana --Rush County; Libraries--Indiana--Rush County--History--19th century --Sources; Subscription libraries--Indiana--Rush County; Rush County (Ind.)--History--Sources; Carthage (Ind.)--History--Sources
Most of the Indiana African American rural communities during the antebellum period had a building that served as a church and a school. At the Beech Settlement in Rush County, the building also functioned...
Honey Creek Township--Here, Then Gone, Clinton County, Indiana
Clinton County (Ind.); Maps
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