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America guided by wisdom An allegorical representation of the United States depicting their independence and prosperity / / Drawn by John J. Barralett ; engraved by B. Tanner.

America guided by wisdom An allegorical representation of the United States depicting their independence and prosperity / / Drawn by John J. Barralett ; engraved by B. Tanner.

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Summary

Allegorical print shows America as a woman in Grecian dress and feathered helmut with Roman deities Minerva, Ceres, and Mercury to symbolize wisdom, commerce, and agriculture. To their right is a triumphal arch celebrating victories during the War of 1812 and an equestrian statue of George Washington. A beehive and cornucopia symbolize industry and prosperity while a woman spinning represents domestic work.

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Date

01/01/1815
person

Contributors

Tanner, Benjamin, 1775-1848, engraver
Barralet, John James, approximately 1747-1815, artist
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