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Revolution Collection

"Revolution: Unleashing the Winds of Change" In 1776, the Thirteen original colonies ignited a flame that would forever alter history

Background imageRevolution Collection: Thirteen original colonies in 1776

Thirteen original colonies in 1776
American colonies at the outbreak of the Revolution. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRevolution Collection: China - Cultural Revolution Poster - Chairman Mao

China - Cultural Revolution Poster - Chairman Mao
The Many accomplish great things - Cultural Revolution poster from the Peoples Republic of China, featuring happy workers heading out to work, many holding aloft the Little Red Book

Background imageRevolution Collection: Betsy Ross sewing the first American flag. Painting by Henry Mosler (1841-1920)

Betsy Ross sewing the first American flag. Painting by Henry Mosler (1841-1920)
BIRTH OF THE FLAG. Betsy Ross sewing the first American flag. Painting by Henry Mosler (1841-1920)

Background imageRevolution Collection: The Contrast, December 1792. December 1792. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson

The Contrast, December 1792. December 1792. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
The Contrast, December 1792

Background imageRevolution Collection: Henri Christophe

Henri Christophe
Henri (or Henry) Christophe a leader in the Haitian Revolution, winning independence from France for Haiti in 1804. Made President of Haiti in 1807, and in March 1811 was proclaimed Henri I

Background imageRevolution Collection: Guillotine. The Carmelites of Compiegne, First half of the 19th cent Creator: Delaroche

Guillotine. The Carmelites of Compiegne, First half of the 19th cent Creator: Delaroche
Guillotine. The Carmelites of Compiegne, First half of the 19th cent.. Private Collection

Background imageRevolution Collection: Trotsky slaying the counter-revolutionary dragon (poster), 1918

Trotsky slaying the counter-revolutionary dragon (poster), 1918. Found in the collection of the State Museum of Revolution, Moscow

Background imageRevolution Collection: John Milton, English poet

John Milton, English poet
John Milton (1608-1674), English poet. Milton was born in London and was educated at St. Pauls School and at Christs College, Cambridge

Background imageRevolution Collection: The Iron Foundry, Burmeister & Wain, 1885, by Peder Severin

The Iron Foundry, Burmeister & Wain, 1885, by Peder Severin
Peder Severin Kroyer (1851-1909). Danish painter. The Iron Foundry, Burmeister & Wain, 1885. National Museum of Art. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageRevolution Collection: Napoleon, (1769-1821), c1894-95, (1936). Creator: James Sant

Napoleon, (1769-1821), c1894-95, (1936). Creator: James Sant
Napoleon, (1769-1821), c1894-95, (1936). Last portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) commissioned to James Sant (1820-1916)

Background imageRevolution Collection: Beat the Whites with the red wedge (Poster), 1920. Artist: Lissitzky, El (1890-1941)

Beat the Whites with the red wedge (Poster), 1920. Artist: Lissitzky, El (1890-1941)
Beat the Whites with the red wedge (Poster), 1920. Found in the collection of the Russian State Library, Moscow

Background imageRevolution Collection: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, 1931, (1943). Creator: Grant DeVolson Wood

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, 1931, (1943). Creator: Grant DeVolson Wood
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, 1931, (1943). Depiction of the legendary journey of American patriot Paul Revere from Boston to Lexington in 1775

Background imageRevolution Collection: The Declaration Committee. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson meeting at

The Declaration Committee. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson meeting at Jeffersons lodgings
DECLARATION COMMITTEE. The Declaration Committee. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson meeting at Jeffersons lodgings on the corner of Seventh and (High)

Background imageRevolution Collection: Bunker Hill battle, 1775

Bunker Hill battle, 1775
Battle of Bunker Hill at the outset of the American Revolution, 1775. Hand-colored engraving of a painting by Trumbull

Background imageRevolution Collection: Soviet propaganda poster

Soviet propaganda poster: a Red Army officer, fearing civil disorder during a strike, asks the citizens to hand in their weapons

Background imageRevolution Collection: Lenin, (c1930), (1939). Creator: Aleksandr Gerasimov

Lenin, (c1930), (1939). Creator: Aleksandr Gerasimov
Lenin, (c1930), (1939). Portrait of Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Ilich Lenin (1870-1924). Lenin was the first Soviet head of state, prime minister of the USSR

Background imageRevolution Collection: Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (1869-1916), 1910s

Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (1869-1916), 1910s
Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (1869-1916)

Background imageRevolution Collection: England. London. The Crystal Palace by Joseph Paxton. Great

England. London. The Crystal Palace by Joseph Paxton. Great
The Crystal Palace. Cast-iron and plate-glass building originally erected in Hyde Park, London for Great Exhibition of 1851. Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton (1803-1865). Victoria and Albert Museum

Background imageRevolution Collection: French Republican Calendar for 1794 (Year III). Napoleon abolished this calendar

French Republican Calendar for 1794 (Year III). Napoleon abolished this calendar with effect from l January 1806. Design by Louis Philibert Bebucourt (1755-1832), French painter and printmaker

Background imageRevolution Collection: Mexico, Zacatecas. Statue of Francisco Pancho Villa (Doroteo Arango ArAambula) one

Mexico, Zacatecas. Statue of Francisco Pancho Villa (Doroteo Arango ArAambula) one
Mexico, Zacatecas. Statue of Francisco Pancho Villa (Doroteo Arango Arámbula) one of the foremost generals of the Mexican Revolution, erected on top of Cerro de la Bufa, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Background imageRevolution Collection: Fresh Air from the Potteries

Fresh Air from the Potteries
" Fresh Air from the Potteries" A sarcastic caption accompanying a fine photograph of the skyline of dark satanic mills which characterised the Potteries (Stoke-on-Trent)

Background imageRevolution Collection: Document commissioning John Paul Jones as a US Navy captain

Document commissioning John Paul Jones as a US Navy captain
John Paul Joness commission as captain in the US Navy, from the Congress, 1776. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageRevolution Collection: Tennis Court Oath, French Revolution, 1789

Tennis Court Oath, French Revolution, 1789
Third Estate pledging solidarity to write a constitution, known as the Tennis Court Oath, French Revolution. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a painting by Couder

Background imageRevolution Collection: Joseph Warren on Bunker Hill

Joseph Warren on Bunker Hill
Joseph Warren, American patriot leader at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Hand-colored engraving reproduction of 19th-century illustration

Background imageRevolution Collection: American General Henry Knox

American General Henry Knox
Revolutionary War General Henry Knox with some of his field artillery. Hand-colored engraving of a portrait

Background imageRevolution Collection: Vladimir Ilich Lenin, Russian Bolshevik leader, in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia, October 1918

Vladimir Ilich Lenin, Russian Bolshevik leader, in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia, October 1918. Lenin (1870-1924) became leader of the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic

Background imageRevolution Collection: Emiliano Zapata Salazar (1879-1919). Mexican

Emiliano Zapata Salazar (1879-1919). Mexican revolutionary. Photographic reproduction

Background imageRevolution Collection: Wall mural revolution at Belfast

Wall mural revolution at Belfast
Belfast. Wall mural 1950 - Fifty years of revolution 2009. Date: 2011

Background imageRevolution Collection: Solar System According to Ptolemy, Copernicus and Tycho, Geocentric Model, Heliocentric Model

Solar System According to Ptolemy, Copernicus and Tycho, Geocentric Model, Heliocentric Model

Background imageRevolution Collection: Train crossing Stockport viaduct on London & North Western Railway. Note pollution of river banks

Train crossing Stockport viaduct on London & North Western Railway. Note pollution of river banks, smoking chimneys and complete domination of scene by railway viaduct

Background imageRevolution Collection: General Zapata, leader of rebels in Southern Mexico, 1913

General Zapata, leader of rebels in Southern Mexico, 1913
Mexican rebel and revolutionary hero, Emiliano Zapata (1879-1919), whose followers, known as Zapatistas, fought for the restoration of lands taken from the people by ex-President Diaz

Background imageRevolution Collection: EVRV2A-00048

EVRV2A-00048
Battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina, 1780, American Revolution. Hand-colored halftone illustration of a 19th-century illustration by F.C. Yohn

Background imageRevolution Collection: John Stark in the Revolutionary War

John Stark in the Revolutionary War
American General John Stark overlooking a battlefield. Hand-colored engraving of a painting by Chappel

Background imageRevolution Collection: Pine Tree flag of the American Revolution

Pine Tree flag of the American Revolution
American soldier carrying the Pine Tree flag, Revolutionary War. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a painting by George Maynard

Background imageRevolution Collection: Longest Day at Stonehenge, Wiltshire

Longest Day at Stonehenge, Wiltshire
People gathering at Stonehenge, Wiltshire on the longest day of the year, on or near 21 June 1912. This photograph shows a daybreak pilgrimage by members of The Universal Bond of the Sons of Men

Background imageRevolution Collection: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Communist leader in disguise

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Communist leader in disguise
A photograph of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin (1870 - 1924), Communist leader in disguise, August 1917

Background imageRevolution Collection: The fourth state, work by Giuseppe Pelliza da Volpedo

The fourth state, work by Giuseppe Pelliza da Volpedo

Background imageRevolution Collection: Map - Spain and Portugal, 1807-1814

Map - Spain and Portugal, 1807-1814
Spain and Portugal, 1807-1814. From a collection of maps relevant to campaigns between 1794-1815. From the collection of the former Buffs Regimental Museum

Background imageRevolution Collection: Izvestia announcing the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II

Izvestia announcing the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II
Izvestia Newspaper announcing the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II - March, 1917. Date: 1917

Background imageRevolution Collection: Saltaire, model textile factory and town near Bradford, Yorkshire, England. Founded by Titus Salt

Saltaire, model textile factory and town near Bradford, Yorkshire, England. Founded by Titus Salt (1803-1776) in 1851. Shops, library, etc

Background imageRevolution Collection: New Lanark Mills, Scotland. Robert Owens (1771-1858) model community of cotton mills

New Lanark Mills, Scotland. Robert Owens (1771-1858) model community of cotton mills, housing, education, worlds first day nursery, evening classes, village shop (beginning of Co-operative movement)

Background imageRevolution Collection: French Revolution (1789). The Storming of the

French Revolution (1789). The Storming of the Bastille (July 14). Oil on canvas. FRANCE. Paris. Mus饠 Carnavalet (Carnavalet Museum)

Background imageRevolution Collection: EVNT2A-00014

EVNT2A-00014
" Liberty Leading the People" by Eugene Delacroix. Printed halftone reproduction of a 19th century painting

Background imageRevolution Collection: American General Israel Putnam

American General Israel Putnam
General Israel Putnam on horseback, Revolutionary War Hand-colored engraving of a portrait

Background imageRevolution Collection: EVRV2A-00182

EVRV2A-00182
British army marching in formation up Breeds Hill in the Battle of Bunker Hill, American Revolution, 1775 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background imageRevolution Collection: EVRV2A-00023

EVRV2A-00023
General George Washington crossing the Delaware. Printed color halftone of a painting by Leutze

Background imageRevolution Collection: Revolutionary art, Museum of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba

Revolutionary art, Museum of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba

Background imageRevolution Collection: Rubbing from an 18th century New England gravestone for an American soldier killed at the Battle

Rubbing from an 18th century New England gravestone for an American soldier killed at the Battle of Bennington in 1777
GRAVESTONE: 18th CENTURY. Rubbing from an 18th century New England gravestone for an American soldier killed at the Battle of Bennington in 1777



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"Revolution: Unleashing the Winds of Change" In 1776, the Thirteen original colonies ignited a flame that would forever alter history. The spirit coursed through their veins as they fought for independence and birthed a new nation. Across the vast lands of China, Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution Poster stood tall, inspiring millions to challenge traditional norms and embrace radical change. Betsy Ross meticulously sewed the first American flag, symbolizing unity and resilience in the face of adversity. Thomas Rowlandson's painting "The Contrast" captured December 1792, an era pulsating with revolutionary fervor. It depicted a world where old hierarchies clashed with emerging ideas, setting the stage for transformation. Trotsky's iconic poster portrayed him slaying the counter-revolutionary dragon in 1918 - a powerful image that embodied courage against oppressive forces. Henri Christophe rose from slavery to become Haiti's leader, epitomizing how they can elevate individuals beyond imagination. Lissitzky's striking poster "Beat the Whites with the red wedge" echoed throughout Russia in 1920, urging people to unite under communism's banner. Vladimir Lenin stood resolute within Moscow's Kremlin walls, guiding his country towards an unprecedented social upheaval. Amidst cannon fire on Bunker Hill in 1775, brave souls laid down their lives for liberty - igniting a spark that would ignite further revolutions worldwide. Joseph Paxton designed London's Crystal Palace as a testament to human ingenuity during England’s Industrial Revolution. Peder Severin showcased humanity’s triumph over nature in his masterpiece "The Iron Foundry, " capturing industrial progress at its zenith in 1885. And amidst smoke-filled potteries emerged fresh air - a metaphorical breath of freedom from labor exploitation. From colonial uprisings to cultural awakenings.