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Centennial : westward the course of empire takes its way
Ames, Daniel T., artist
Ed. W. Welcke & Bro., printer
Miller, James, 1821 or 1822-1883, publisher
Last, Jay T., donor
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Jay T. Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History
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Image of the Declaration of Independence at left and the Emancipation Proclamation at right surrounded by vignettes of varying sizes in oval frames in commemoration of the United States Centennial Exhibition held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1876; each historic text is inset with a portrait of George Washington or Abraham Lincoln framed by oak and olive branches; vignettes include historical scenes and depictions of battles, portrayals of monuments, images of American progress, and contrasting images of Philadelphia in 1776 and 1876; decorative lettering featuring the seals of each of the thirteen original colonies spells out "Centennial" with an American eagle at center and an exhibition building as a backdrop; a botanical floral border surrounds the vignette frames.
"Ed. W. Welcke & Bro. Photo-Lithographers. 176 Williams St. N.Y."--text, bottom left margin. "Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1876, by D.T. Ames in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington."--text, bottom center margin. "Published by James Miller 202 Ross St. Brooklyn. E.D. N.Y."--text, bottom left margin. Single-color print.
1 lithograph : uncolored ; overall 71.44 x 101.6 cm (28 1/8 x 40 in.)
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Eagles--Pictorial works
Exhibition buildings--Pictorial works
Founding Fathers of the United States--Pictorial works
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Pictorial works
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Pictorial works
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)--Pictorial works
Washington, George, 1732-1799--Pictorial works
Lithographs--1875-1900. (gmgpc)
Jay T. Last Collection
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The Jay T. Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History, Huntington Digital Library

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