Presidents of the United States

Presidents of the United States

Description (Brief)
Colored print; bust portraits of the first eleven presidents of the United States surrounding a central black and white image of "The Declaration of Independence, July 4th 1776", which is a copy of the original by Lossing and Barritt. A short biography of Washington appears above the central image; biographies of the other ten presidents appear below the central image. Each portrait is contained within a circular cartouche made up of stars and shields. Washington's portrait is also enclosed in a box with stars in each corner and is featured at top center.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1846
depicted
Tyler, John
Washington, George
Adams, John
Jefferson, Thomas
Adams, John Quincy
Madison, James
Monroe, James
Jackson, Andrew
Van Buren, Martin
Harrison, William Henry
Polk, James K.
maker
Phelps, Ensigns & Thayer
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 27 1/2 in x 21 in; 69.85 cm x 53.34 cm
overall: 31 in x 23 in; 78.74 cm x 58.42 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2595
catalog number
60.2595
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Costume
Patriotism and Patriotic Symbols
Furnishings
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Art
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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