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Brunel

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John Charles Fremont; 1813-1890; General who freed Missouri’s slaves shortly after Bull Run; his decision was reversed by Lincoln and Frémont was removed from his command; first candidate for president by the anti-slavery Republican party but lost the 1856 election to Buchanan.

John Charles Fremont; 1813-1890; General who freed Missouri’s slaves shortly after Bull Run; his decision was reversed by Lincoln and Frémont was removed from his command; first candidate for president by the anti-slavery Republican party but lost the 1856 election to Buchanan.

Robert Howlett (1830-1858), 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern' 1857    This is an iconic portrait of the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806- 1859) posed confidently in front of the launching chains of his creation, the massive steamship The Great Eastern. The huge chains form a bold pattern that, despite the subject’s top hat, gives this picture a very modern feel.

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Robert Howlett (1830-1858), 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern' 1857 This is an iconic portrait of the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806- 1859) posed confidently in front of the launching chains of his creation, the massive steamship The Great Eastern. The huge chains form a bold pattern that, despite the subject’s top hat, gives this picture a very modern feel.

1770 John Singleton Copley (American colonial era artist, 1738-1815) Ann Holmes (Mrs. William Coffin)

1770 John Singleton Copley (American colonial era artist, 1738-1815) Ann Holmes (Mrs. William Coffin)

In Black, Tintype, Circa 1875. © Ann Longmore-Etheridge Collection. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

In Black, Tintype, Circa 1875. © Ann Longmore-Etheridge Collection. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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