Photo, Print, Drawing A display of the United States of America / Amos Doolittle.
About this Item
- A display of the United States of America / Amos Doolittle.
- Head-and-shoulders portrait of George Washington as the "President of the United States" and "The protector of his country, and the supporter of the rights of mankind." Inter-looped circle of the Seal of the United States and 13 state seals encompass the portrait; state seal of Vermont appears on the right, just below the circle.
- Contributor Names
- Doolittle, Amos, 1754-1832, artist
- Created / Published
- New Haven : Printed & Sold by A. Doolittle, 1794 Marh. 1st.
- Subject Headings
- - Washington, George,--1732-1799
- - State seals--1790-1800
- Portrait prints--1790-1800.
- Portrait prints--1790-1800
- - Caption label from exhibit "American Treasures Memory": The Likeness of George Washington. Amos Doolittle, an enterprising printer and engraver in New Haven, Connecticut, exploited the commercial potential of George Washington's likeness following the 1788 election campaign the country's first to create one of the earliest American presidential political prints. This unusually large and ambitious print by a native-born, apparently self-taught engraver represents a significant achievement in American popular printmaking and marked George Washington's passage from military command to civilian rule. The engraving proved commercially successful and Doolittle later created similar engravings portraying John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
- - (DLC/PP-1996:086).
- - Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress).
- - Exhibited: American Treasures of the Library of Congress, 1999.
- 1 print : engraving, hand-colored.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- PGA - Doolittle--Display of the United States (C size) [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
- Digital Id
- pga 03662 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.03662
- cph 3g06720 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g06720
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Reproduction Number
- LC-DIG-pga-03662 (digital file from original print) LC-USZC4-6720 (color film copy transparency)
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on publication.
- Online Format
- LCCN Permalink
- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
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- Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-pga-03662 (digital file from original print) LC-USZC4-6720 (color film copy transparency)
- Call Number: PGA - Doolittle--Display of the United States (C size) [P&P]
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Doolittle, Amos, Artist. A display of the United States of America / Amos Doolittle. , 1794. New Haven: Printed & Sold by A. Doolittle, Marh. 1st. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/99400733/.
APA citation style:
Doolittle, A. (1794) A display of the United States of America / Amos Doolittle. , 1794. New Haven: Printed & Sold by A. Doolittle, Marh. 1st. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/99400733/.
MLA citation style:
Doolittle, Amos, Artist. A display of the United States of America / Amos Doolittle. New Haven: Printed & Sold by A. Doolittle, Marh. 1st. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/99400733/>.
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