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Bill of Rights

Album Description

Here are primary source images related to one (or more) of the amendments from the Bill of Rights. 

  1. Provide your students with the Bill of Rights text OR use this activity as an assessment activity to measure comprehension of the Bill of Rights.
  2. Share each image with students either via whole classroom discussion or as an individual assignment.
  3. Ask students to analyze each image and determine which of the first ten amendments is represented in that image. For some images, students may be able to identify more than one answer.

Suffragettes at White House

Reference note

Contributor Names: Bain News Service, publisher
Created / Published: [between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]
Genre: Glass negatives
Notes: -  Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
-  Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).
-  General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: ggbain 23604 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.23604

An account of a late military massacre at Boston, or the consequences of quartering troops in a populous town, March 12, 1770. [New York, John Holt, 1770.

Reference note

Created / Published: New York, 1770.
Subject Headings: -  United States--New York--New York
Genre: Broadsides--New York--New York
Notes: -  Imprint 3.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML.
-  Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 104, Folder 10.
Digital Id: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/rbpe.10401000

[Louis Capone, facing camera, and Emanuel "Mendy" Weiss listening to a lawyer, during their trial] / World Telegram photo by Al Ravenna.

Reference note

Created / Published: 1941.
Subject Headings: -  Capone, Louis,--1896-1944--Trials, litigation, etc
-  Weiss, Emanuel,--1906-1944--Trials, litigation, etc
-  Criminals--New York (State)--1940-1950
-  Judicial proceedings--New York (State)--1940-1950
Notes: -  Title devised by Library staff.
-  NYWT&S staff photograph.
-  Date stamped on verso: Sep 15 1941.
-  Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id: cph 3c34668 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c34668

Integration in Clinton, Tenn. - Natl. Guard town of Clinton; High School Classes

Reference note

Contributor Names: O'Halloran, Thomas J., photographer
Created / Published: 1956 September.
Genre: Film negatives--1950-1960
Notes: -  Title and date from log book.
-  Contact sheet available for reference purposes: USN&WR COLL - Job no. 657-F, frame 19.
-  Forms part of: U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: ppmsca 51699 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.51699

[Man and woman with rifle?]

Reference note

Contributor Names: Harris & Ewing, photographer
Created / Published: [1924]
Subject Headings: -  United States
Genre: Glass negatives
Notes: -  Title devised by Library staff.
-  Date based on date of negatives in same range.
-  Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955.
-  General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.hec
-  Temp. note: Batch eight.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: hec 44696 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.44696

Royal Order of April 2, 1767 issued by King Carlos III approving the deportation from the country and seizure of properties of the religious order of the Jesuits.

Reference note

Created / Published: [Spain] : [publisher not identified], April 2, 1767
Subject Headings: -  Law
-  Law Library of Congress
-  West Europe
-  Spain
-  Government
-  Church and state relations
-  Human Rights and Civil Liberties
-  Religious minorities
Notes: -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
-  Jurisdiction covered: Spain.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  Also available on microfilm (Law Library Microfilm 84/10004).
-  Document in Spanish.
Repository: Library of Congress Law Library Washington, D.C. 20540 dcu
Digital Id: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.law/llhsp.2018751329

The Surratt jury / Johnson, photographer.

Reference note

Summary: Photograph shows the 12 male jurors at the trial of John H. Surratt. The individual jurors are identified by name below the image.
Contributor Names: Johnson, J. Orville, active 1860-1880, photographer
Created / Published: c1867.
Subject Headings: -  Surratt, John H.--(John Harrison),--1844-1916--Trials, litigation, etc
-  Juries--Washington (D.C.)--1860-1870
Genre: Group portraits--1860-1870
Portrait photographs--1860-1870
Albumen prints--1860-1870
Notes: -  Title from item.
-  Copyright by J. Orville Johnson.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id: ppmsca 15763 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.15763

Goudy, Frederick, Mr., at his printing press

Reference note

Contributor Names: Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942, photographer
Created / Published: 1924 Mar. 15.
Subject Headings: -  Printers
Genre: Portrait photographs
Nitrate negatives
Notes: -  Address: Anderson Galleries, New York City.
-  Title devised from Genthe's records.
-  Credit line: Genthe photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
-  General information about the Genthe photograph collection is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.agc
-  Forms part of: Genthe photograph collection (Library of Congress)
-  Purchase; Genthe Estate; 1942 or 1943.
-  Temp. note: Batch three.
-  NY 50r; sleeves
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id: agc 7a01207 https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/agc.7a01207

Choir of Pentecostal church. Southside of Chicago, Illinois

Reference note

Contributor Names: Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
Created / Published: 1941 Apr.
Subject Headings: -  United States--Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
Genre: Safety film negatives
Notes: -  Title and other information from caption card.
-  Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.
-  More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsaowi
-  Temp. note: usf34batch4
-  Film copy on SIS roll 1, frame 832.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: fsa 8c00839 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8c00839

Goldstein (Sol) arrest

Reference note

Summary: Photograph shows Sol Goldstein being led out of building by detectives Lt. Dan Costigan and Supt. Howard C. Barber after a raid.
Contributor Names: Greeley Photo Service, copyright claimant
Created / Published: c1915.
Subject Headings: -  Criminals--New York (State)--Brooklyn--1910-1920
-  Law enforcement--New York (State)--Brooklyn--1910-1920
Notes: -  Copyright 1915 by Greeley Photo Service.
-  Title from copyright registration.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: cph 3a41620 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a41620

Image 186 of World War history : daily records and comments as appeared in American and foreign newspapers, 1914-1926 (New York), June 10, 1917, (1917 June 10-16)

Reference note

Contributor Names: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Created / Published: New York, June 10, 1917
Subject Headings: -  World War, 1914-1918--Sources
-  World War, 1914-1918--Armistices--Sources
-  Germany--History--Allied occupation, 1918-1930--Sources
-  United States.--New York--New York--New York
Notes: -  English and German.
-  Chronologically arranged clippings of news articles, editorials and letters to the editor appearing in more than 100 American and Canadian newspapers.

[People holding sign: "George Washington said: "The Constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all." Uphold the 18th Amendment!"

Reference note

Contributor Names: Harris & Ewing, photographer
Created / Published: [1932]
Subject Headings: -  United States
Genre: Glass negatives
Notes: -  Title from unverified caption data on negative or negative sleeve.
-  Title devised by Library staff.
-  Date based on date of negatives in same range.
-  Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955.
-  General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.hec
-  Temp. note: Batch seven.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: hec 36699 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.36699

Migratory family traveling across the desert in search of work in the cotton at Roswell, New Mexico. U.S. Route 70, Arizona

Reference note

Contributor Names: Lange, Dorothea, photographer
Created / Published: 1937 May.
Subject Headings: -  United States--Arizona
-  Migrants--Arizona
Genre: Nitrate negatives
Notes: -  Title and other information from caption card.
-  Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.
-  More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsaowi
-  Temp. note: usf34batch2
-  Film copy on SIS roll 27, frame 1067.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: fsa 8b31934 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8b31934

The electric chair in Auburn State Prison

Reference note

Summary: Photograph shows empty room with electric chair placed in center.
Created / Published: c1908.
Subject Headings: -  Auburn Prison--Facilities--1900-1910
-  Prisons--New York (State)--Auburn--1900-1910
-  Electric chairs--1900-1910
Notes: -  From - Lew Collings, The Post-Standard, Syracuse, N.Y., Dec 26 1908.
-  Title from item.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: cph 3a36053 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a36053

Spectators and witnesses on second day of Superior Court during trial of automobile accident case during court week in Granville County Courthouse, Oxford, North Carolina. See subregional notes (Odum) November 22, 1939

Reference note

Contributor Names: Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910-1990, photographer
Created / Published: 1939 Nov.
Subject Headings: -  United States--North Carolina--Granville County--Oxford
Genre: Safety film negatives
Notes: -  Title and other information from caption card.
-  Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.
-  More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsaowi
-  Temp. note: usf34batch6
-  Film copy on SIS roll 6, frame 266.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: fsa 8c11179 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8c11179

Bartkus v Illinois

Bartkus v Illinois

National Guard 7th Reg[imen]t N.Y.S.M. / on stone by C[harles] Gildemeister, 289 Broadway N.Y. ; print by Nagel & Weingaertner N.Y.

Reference note

Summary: Print showing a mounted figure reviewing troops on a parade ground with gothic buildings in the background.
Contributor Names: Gildemeister, Karl, 1820-1869, artist
Boetticher, Otto, approximately 1816-, publisher
Created / Published: New York : Otto Bötticher ; c1852.
Subject Headings: -  Military parades & ceremonies--New York (State)--1850-1860
-  Militias--New York (State)--1850-1860
Notes: -  From the original picture by Major Bötticher, in the possession of the 8th Co. N.G.
-  The principal heads from Daguerreotypes by Meade Brothers, 233 Broadway N.Y.
-  Gildemeister used both Karl and Charles as given name.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id: ppmsca 09233 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.09233
cph 3g10046 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g10046

Police search Max Dolinger after bomb throwing, Union Square, anarchist riot, New York

Reference note

Contributor Names: Bain News Service, publisher
Created / Published: 3/28/08 (date created or published later by Bain)
Subject Headings: -  New York
Genre: Glass negatives
Notes: -  Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).
-  Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
-  General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: ggbain 00291 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.00291

George Washington Papers, Series 4, General Correspondence: New Jersey Council, March 11, 1778, Quartering Troops

Reference note

Created / Published: March 11, 1778
Subject Headings: -  United States
-  Manuscripts
Genre: Manuscripts
Notes: -  Quartering Troops
Repository: Manuscript Division