Celebrating 17 years


Rare Images of Early American People

The people on these pages are those who were in the vanguard of the founding of the United States. Benjamin Franklin is shown sitting with a sheaf of papers....and with pen in hand about to write a letter, one might imagine, to a friend or associate.

There's Tom Jefferson in the dress of the day. The Jefferson whose skills at writing gave us the Declaration of Independence. John Adams, our second President, books at hand, may be about to pen another letter to his wife Abigail. And Sam Adams, a firebrand of the Revolution, standing with his walking stick.

These are some of the people who were witness to the founding of the republic.

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These images, in effect clip art, can be downloaded at no charge for personal use only. To download the large image to your computer, right-click the small image and select "Save target as" (Internet Explorer) or "Save link as" (Firefox). In exchange we would appreciate it if you gave us a credit line "Courtesy of Archiving Early America" and a link to our site, http://www.earlyamerica.com. These images are also available for commercial use in a high resolution format for a licensing fee.