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Colonial Sugar Cane Manufacturing
Imageby Unknown Artist

Colonial Sugar Cane Manufacturing

An illustration showing the manufacture of sugar from raw sugar cane. The image may represent a scene in the West Indies, although the machinery and techniques are applicable to colonial sugar plantations in the Caribbean, South America and...
Theatre of Segesta
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Theatre of Segesta

The 2nd century BCE theatre of Segesta, Sicily. The theatre had a capacity of up to 4,000 spectators.
Spanish Colonial Empire in the Age of Exploration
Imageby Simeon Netchev

Spanish Colonial Empire in the Age of Exploration

A map illustrating the rise of Spain into a global colonial and trading power following the European Age of Exploration of the 15th Century.
William Penn
Imageby Brooklyn Museum

William Penn

A stained glass window depicting William Penn (1644–1718 CE), the founder of the Province of Pennsylvania. Made by J. and R. Lamb Studio c. 1905 CE.
English & French Colonies in North America, 1758 CE
Imageby John Bowles & Son

English & French Colonies in North America, 1758 CE

Map of English and French colonies in North America c. 1758 CE. English-controlled colonies are shown in yellow, French colonies in green, and disputed territories in red. Collection of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Transatlantic Triangular Trade Map
Imageby Olivier Lalonde

Transatlantic Triangular Trade Map

Map showing the flow of goods and enslaved people across the Atlantic from the 16th to the 19th Century CE, also known as the Columbian Exchange.
Landing of Henry Hudson
Imageby Christie's

Landing of Henry Hudson

"Landing of Henry Hudson, 1609, at Verplanck Point, New York" depicts the arrival of Henry Hudson (c. 1565-1611 CE) in what became Verplanck, New York, in 1609 CE. Painted by Robert Walter Weir (1803-1889 CE) in 1835 CE. (The Collection of...
Columbus' Arrival in America
Imageby Jack Cousin

Columbus' Arrival in America

Mosaic at the Metro Station Avenida de America, Madrid, representing the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus (l. 1451-1506 CE).
Map of New England
Imageby Norman B. Leventhal Map Center

Map of New England

Map of New England by Captain John Smith Printed by Geor. Low, 1624 CE Based on Smith's 1614 CE voyage, this is the first printed map to use the name “New England” for the region and was used by the pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony.
Witch Trial of George Jacobs
Imageby Thomkins H. Matteson

Witch Trial of George Jacobs

"Trial of George Jacobs, August 5, 1692" by Thomkins H. Matteson (1813–1884 CE). Painted 1855 CE. Collection of the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts, USA.