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Temple of liberty (LOC)

Temple of liberty




1 print : woodcut on wove paper ; image 23.5 x 38 cm.



Copyrighted by Jared Bell, New York, 1834.

The print was deposited for copyright by Jared Bell in the District Court of the Southern District of New York on April 2, 1834.

Title appears as it is written on the item.

A crude allegorical woodcut, bold in design, and probably produced for a banner or similar type of display. In the center is a peristyle Temple with an altar on which the figure of Liberty rises from a flame. The figure holds the "Bill of Rights," a staff and a liberty cap. The altar is inscribed "Preserved by Concord." To the left is a man with a horse, offering wheat; on the right an Indian with a buck deer offers an animal pelt. Behind the temple are thirteen stars. Above is an eagle with shield, olive branch and lightning bolts, and a streamer with the slogan "The Union Must and Shall Be Preserved." Two pedestals with figures flank the image. On the far left is Justice, on the right Minerva.

Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)

Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1834-2.

Exhibited in: Creating the United States, Library of Congress, 2008.



Minerva (Roman deity)--1830-1840.


Temple of Liberty.


Format: Allegorical prints--1830-1840.



Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.


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


Part Of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress) (DLC) 2005680400


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Call Number: PC/US - 1834.B444, no. 1


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Taken sometime in 1834