Independence Declared 1776. The Union Must Be Preserved

Description (Brief):

Black and white print; central figure of George Washington surrounded by one representative from each of the thirteen states. Washington is holding a scroll upon which is printed, "We declare ourselves free and independent. Behind him is a depiction of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Above him are bust portraits of the first eight presidents of the U.S. The print is flanked by two columns intended to represent New England rising out of Old England surmounted by Hope and Liberty. This print was an example of a commemorative created about 50 years after the American Revolution.

Date Made: 1839

Depicted: Madison, JamesMonroe, JamesAdams, John QuincyJackson, AndrewVan Buren, MartinMarie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Marquis de LafayetteWarren, JosephJefferson, ThomasWashington, GeorgeAdams, JohnMaker: Moore, ThomasArnold, Joseph A.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

Subject: Revolutionary WarU.S. National Government, judiciaryChronology: 1830-1839Uniforms, MilitaryState GovernmentDepicted: LibertyReferenced: Patriotism and Patriotic SymbolsDepicted: Battle ScenesRelated Event: Battle of Bunker Hill, 1775

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Related Publication: Peters, Harry T.. America on Stone

Credit Line: Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.2579Catalog Number: 60.2579Accession Number: 228146

Object Name: lithographObject Type: Lithograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: image: 23 in x 17 7/8 in; 58.42 cm x 45.4025 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-e171-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_324892

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