The various ages and degrees of human life

see description belowA print arranged on nine steps showing the stages in life of man and woman, ascending from infancy and descending toward deathbed, with scenes of marriage and dying within roundels above, all appearing above a scene of the Last Judgement, with scenes of christening and burying within roundels immediately above.

  • Title: The various ages and degrees of human life explained by these twelve different stages, from our birth to our grave [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Sold by C. Dicey & Co. in Aldermary Church Yard, London, [between 1764 and 1775]

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Acquired June 2019

The dance of the calumet of the sun


Depiction of the dance probably performed by the Illinois to strengthen peace between the tribes. The Calumet, a large pipe, was usually presented to the honoured guest. The tribe surrounds the circle in which two men dance with arrows above their heads; the circle includes arrangements of bows and arrows and tomahawks.

  • TitleThe dance of the calumet of the sun, or pipe of peace, performed on the most solemn occasions by the Indian nations in North America [graphic].
  • PublicationLondon : Pub. by T. Tegg, Jany. 21, 1809.

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Acquired July 2016