The Flag That Waved One Hundred Years by E.P. & L. Restein


The subtitle, “A Scene on the Morning of the Fourth Day of July 1876,” dates the image to Centennial celebrations in Washington D.C. This inclusive chromolithograph depicts a black man, a white man, two women, and a child raising an American flag on a rooftop or terrace overlooking the U.S .Capitol. This chromolithograph was drawn by immigrant artist Dominique C. Fabronius and produced by E. P. & L. Restein. Its idealized view of America would have been popular as a Centennial commemorative.

Date Made: 1876

Copyright Holder: Munyon, J. M.Maker: E.P. & L. ResteinPublisher: National Chromo CompanyGraphic Artist: Fabronius, Dominique C.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Subject: Patriotism and Patriotic SymbolsChildrenChronology: 1870-1879BlacksHolidays and Celebrations, general


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Related Publication: Peters, Harry T.. America on Stone, Marzio, Peter. The Democratic Art

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.2586Catalog Number: 60.2586Accession Number: 228146

Object Name: chromolithographObject Type: Chromolithograph

Physical Description: ink (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: image: 20 in x 16 in; 50.8 cm x 40.64 cm


Record Id: nmah_472961

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