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Photo, Print, Drawing Westward the march of empire takes it flight / lith. by Baker, 8 Wall St., N.Y. ; designed, written, & published by B.O. Tyler, Albany, N.Y.

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Title

  • Westward the march of empire takes it flight / lith. by Baker, 8 Wall St., N.Y. ; designed, written, & published by B.O. Tyler, Albany, N.Y.

Summary

  • A grand Whig campaign broadside, with text "A brief sketch of the principal events in the lives of William Henry Harrison, and John Tyler . . ." written by Benjamin Owen Tyler. The biographies highlight the candidates' public careers and (in Harrison's case) military exploits. The text is framed by two Doric columns supporting medallion portraits of Harrison supporters New York Senator Nathaniel P. Tallmadge and Virginia Senator William C. Rives. (See also "The Shipwreck," no. 1840-41, for another commentary on this alliance.) Above the two portraits are seated figures of Liberty and Justice respectively. Flanking each is a cornucopia. Spanning the tops of the columns is a fasces, on which rests an eagle holding an olive branch and arrows in his talons, and a banderole inscribed with the title in his mouth. Behind the eagle a large sun rises. The columns and their bases are inscribed with the names of distinguished military figures, in a few cases accompanied by their historic words. On the bases are illustrations of War of 1812 battles Tippecanoe and Lake Erie. Beside each column grows a tall stalk of corn. Inset in the text are portraits of Harrison and Tyler and, below, a view of Harrison's residence at North Bend.

Names

  • Baker, Alfred E., lithographer
  • Tyler, Benjamin Owen, 1789-

Created / Published

  • [Albany, N.Y. : B.O. Tyler], c1840.

Headings

  • -  Harrison, William Henry,--1773-1841
  • -  Rives, William C.--(William Cabell),--1793-1868
  • -  Tallmadge, Nathaniel Pitcher,--1795-1864
  • -  Tyler, John,--1790-1862
  • -  Tippecanoe, Battle of, Ind., 1811
  • -  Indians of North America--War
  • -  United States--History--War of 1812--Campaigns & battles
  • -  Presidential elections--United States--1840
  • -  Eagles
  • -  Log cabins
  • -  Liberty

Headings

  • Broadsides--1840.
  • Lithographs--1840.

Genre

  • Broadsides--1840
  • Lithographs--1840

Notes

  • -  Title from print.
  • -  "Entered ... 1840 by B. O. Tyler ..."
  • -  The Library's impression was deposited for copyright on July 28, 1840.
  • -  Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1840-31.

Medium

  • 1 print on wove paper : lithograph with letterpress ; image 75 x 56.5 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PGA - Baker--Westward the march... (D size) [P&P]

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Digital Id

  • pga 00119 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.00119
  • cph 3b37709 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b37709

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2003690762

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-pga-00119 (digital file from original print) LC-USZ62-91366 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

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  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Baker, Alfred E., Lithographer, and Benjamin Owen Tyler. Westward the march of empire takes it flight / lith. by Baker, 8 Wall St., N.Y. ; designed, written, & published by B.O. Tyler, Albany, N.Y. United States, ca. 1840. [Albany, N.Y.: B.O. Tyler] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003690762/.

APA citation style:

Baker, A. E. & Tyler, B. O. (ca. 1840) Westward the march of empire takes it flight / lith. by Baker, 8 Wall St., N.Y. ; designed, written, & published by B.O. Tyler, Albany, N.Y. United States, ca. 1840. [Albany, N.Y.: B.O. Tyler] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2003690762/.

MLA citation style:

Baker, Alfred E., Lithographer, and Benjamin Owen Tyler. Westward the march of empire takes it flight / lith. by Baker, 8 Wall St., N.Y. ; designed, written, & published by B.O. Tyler, Albany, N.Y. [Albany, N.Y.: B.O. Tyler] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2003690762/>.