Photos, Prints, Drawings The first great Western empire: or, the United States of America
About this Item
- The first great Western empire: or, the United States of America
- A patriotic broadside illustrated with emblems of the United States composed chiefly of typographic elements. A large central framework incorporates a small "Temple of Freedom" surmounted by a small Liberty figure, and containing the words "The Federal Constitution." On each side are oval bust portraits of Presidents (left to right) Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison. Above them are small vignettes representing (on the left) Agriculture and Domestic Manufactures, the "immoveable pillars of the Independence of our country," and (on the right) Commerce, "a strong support to our national edifice." In the upper section of the framework are the seal of the United States and a listing of the names of the seventeen states with their 1810 census figures. Various quotations and brief texts are included, the longest of which are an account of George Washington's resignation of his commission, a description of the geography, government, and people of the United States, and the song "Columbia" written by "Dr. Dwight, President of Yale College."
- Contributor Names
- Clark, Jonathan.
- Packard, R.
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Adams, John,--1735-1826
- - Dwight, Timothy,--1752-1817
- - Jefferson, Thomas,--1743-1826
- - Madison, James,--1751-1836
- - Washington, George,--1732-1799
- - Liberty--1810-1820
- Format Headings
- Wood engravings--1810-1820.
- - Entered . . . the Fifteenth Day of January, 1812, by Jonathan Clark, of Albany, New-York.
- - Printed by and for the Authors, at the Press of R. Packard, no. 51 State-Street, Albany.
- - The broadside is purported to be the eighth edition, of June 1812, and "Executed with American Materials."
- - 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 1812-1.
- 1 print : wood-engraving with letterpress, on wove paper ; 26 x 37.5 cm. (image)
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Broadside Collection, portfolio 114, no. 12 c-Rare Bk Coll
- Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
- Digital Id
- cph 3a41244 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a41244
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Reproduction Number
- LC-USZ62-40915 (b&w film copy neg.)
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on publication.
- Online Format
- LCCN Permalink
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- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
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- Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-40915 (b&w film copy neg.)
- Call Number: Broadside Collection, portfolio 114, no. 12 c-Rare Bk Coll
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Clark, Jonathan, and R Packard. The first great Western empire: or, the United States of America. 1812. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661724/. (Accessed January 23, 2017.)
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Clark, J. & Packard, R. (1812) The first great Western empire: or, the United States of America. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661724/.
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Clark, Jonathan, and R Packard. The first great Western empire: or, the United States of America. 1812. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661724/>.