- Wood engraving
- Landscape (wider)
- University of California Libraries, the Internet Archive
- One hundred years' progress of the United States
- Brockett, Linus Pierpont, Flint, Charles Louis, Kettell, Thomas Prentice, McCay, Charles Francis, Merriam, John Clark
- Hartford, Conn.: L. Stebbins, 1871
- Open Library:
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A team of four horses pulls a cart filled up with cotton bales and driven by a man riding one of them.
The faint horizontal and vertical white lines crossing the picture through the middle show how woodblocks were sometimes cut down into pieces to allow several engravers to work on the same illustration, thus speeding up the engraving process. The pieces were then glued back together before some finishing touches were applied.
Keywords: 1870s, 19th century, black & white, horse, transportation