Photo, Print, Drawing Prize banner polka
About this Item
- Prize banner polka
- Patently militaristic propaganda for the Union cause in the form of a sheet music cover illustration. Columbia or Liberty stands on the ramparts of a fortress near a cannon pointed across a harbor toward a mountainous landscape. She wears a Phrygian cap and a long gown revealing her left shoulder and breast, and holds a shield and an American flag. At her feet are a fasces (symbol of Union) and an olive branch. With her left foot she crushes a crown. Two more symbols of aristocratic tyranny, a scepter and shackles, lie broken nearby. Surrounding the central picture are shields bearing the initials of the thirteen original states. On either side of the picture stand additional fasces. Below are a scroll (the Constitution) and a sword, and at the top two arrows. The title of the piece suggests that the illustration portrays an actual painted patriotic banner.
- Benson, E. A.
- Sarony, Major & Knapp Lith.
Created / Published
- Memphis, Tenn. : Published by E.A. Benson, 1860.
- - United States.--Constitution--1860
- - Eagles--1860
- - Flags--United States--1860
- Sheet music covers--1860.
- - Memphis, Tenn. Published by E.A. Benson, no. 258 Main St.
- - Sarony, Major & Knapp Liths. 449 Broadway N.Y.
- - Title appears as it is written on the item.
- - Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1860-3.
- 1 print : lithograph printed in five colors ; 33 x 25.2 cm. (sheet)
Call Number/Physical Location
- M1.A13 S c-MUSIC
- Library of Congress Music Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
- cph 3b38178 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b38178
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-USZ62-91842 (b&w film copy neg.)
- No known restrictions on publication.
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Chicago citation style:
Benson, E. A, and Major & Knapp Lith Sarony. Prize Banner Polka. United States, 1860. Memphis, Tenn.: Published by E.A. Benson. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661598/.
APA citation style:
Benson, E. A. & Sarony, M. &. K. L. (1860) Prize Banner Polka. United States, 1860. Memphis, Tenn.: Published by E.A. Benson. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661598/.
MLA citation style:
Benson, E. A, and Major & Knapp Lith Sarony. Prize Banner Polka. Memphis, Tenn.: Published by E.A. Benson. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661598/>.