Photos, Prints, Drawings The first great Western empire: or, the United States of America

[ digital file from b&w film copy neg. ]

About this Item

Title
The first great Western empire: or, the United States of America
Summary
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
1812.
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
Broadsides--1810-1820.
Wood engravings--1810-1820.
Notes
-  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.
Medium
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
Repository
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
2008661724
Reproduction Number
LC-USZ62-40915 (b&w film copy neg.)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Online Format
image
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2008661724
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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/>.