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American Symbolism

The Liberty Bell, “Stars and Stripes” or “Old Glory”, the bald eagle, the Statue of Liberty, the national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the Unce Sam, symbols of U.S. States and more.
The Eagle's nest The Union! it must and shall be preserved.
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Britain, America, at length be friends ...

Print shows America, as a Native woman, shaking hands with Britannia with the goddess Concord standing between them holding a globe and an olive branch. Ships in a busy port are in the background, and a lion, l... more

Accurata delineatio celeberrimæ regionis Ludovicianæ vel Gallice Louisiane oł. Canadæ et Floridæ adpellatione in Septemtrionali America ... / Gottfri Rogg del. ; M. Rhein sc.

Print shows in a cartouche a semi-nude female figure standing on a winged orb which rests on a pedestal bearing the title inscription. She holds to her right a cornucopia from which spills coins; on the left si... more

Europe, Asia, Africa and America bringing intelligence to the genius of the London Magazine / desd. drawn and engraved by Bonnor.

Print shows an allegorical scene with four female figures, representing the continents (from l. to r.) Asia, Europe, Africa, and America, approaching a seated female figure with wings writing in an open volume ... more

America guided by wisdom An allegorical representation of the United States depicting their independence and prosperity / / Drawn by John J. Barralett ; engraved by B. Tanner.

Allegorical print shows America as a woman in Grecian dress and feathered helmut with Roman deities Minerva, Ceres, and Mercury to symbolize wisdom, commerce, and agriculture. To their right is a triumphal arch... more

Battle Monument from "A Book of the United States; exhibiting its geography, divisions, constitution, and government; ... together with a condensed history of the land, ... the biography of ... the leading men, ... statistical tables, ... engravings, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000282 from "A Book of the United States; exhibiting its geography, divisions, constitution, and government; ... together with a condensed history of the land, ... the biogra... more

Sam's coming

A music cover for a song by William Clifton, "inscribed [i.e., dedicated] to New York Know Nothing leader James W. Barker Esq." The illustration features the youthful "Sam" type who appears in various identitie... more

Bald eagle / American Bank Note Co.

Proof for bank note vignette, showing eagle.

God and our union

An illustrated sheet music cover for a Unionist song, "God and Our Union," composed by Leopold Meignen with words by Louis Dela. The illustration features four maidens, each representing a section of the United... more

Song of the Union by a Pennsylvanian . . .

A sheet music cover for a song by John M. Crosland, dedicated to President Buchanan. The cover is illustrated with an array of emblems, many of them symbolizing threats to the integrity of the Union. A bust of ... more

The Eagle's nest The Union! it must and shall be preserved.

Print shows American eagle in its nest of the American flag, which holds 34 eggs representing the states; the eggs representing the Southern states are cracked, rotten, or have various animals being hatched fro... more