Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A view of the obelisk erected under Liberty-tree in Boston on the rejoicings for the repeal of the ---- Stamp Act 1766 1 print on laid paper : etching with watercolor ; border 23.9 x 33.4 cm. | A schematic rendering of the illuminated obelisk erected on Boston Common in celebration of the repeal of the Stamp Act. On each of its four sides is a painted transparency which portrays in allegorical terms one phase in the struggle against the Stamp Act. They are titled: "1....
    • Contributor: Revere, Paul - Copley, John Singleton
    • Date: 1766
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Liberty. In the form of the goddess of youth, giving support to the bald eagle 1 print on laid paper: stipple engraving and mezzotint ; 65.5 x 42.2 cm (sheet) | An allegory of American liberty. Liberty, represented by a maiden in the form of the goddess Hebe, offers a cup to an eagle descending from the upper left. With her right foot she treads on chains, a scepter, a key, and other implements of tyranny. At the lower...
    • Contributor: Savage, Edward
    • Date: 1796
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    America triumphant and Britannia in distress 1 print on laid paper : etching ; sheet (trimmed irregularly) 18 x 20.5 cm. | A crude allegory of American prosperity and victory over England. Below the image an "Explanation" reads: "I America sitting on that quarter of the globe with the Flag of the United States displayed over her head; holding in one hand the Olive branch, inviting the ships of all...
    • Date: 1782