Nathaniel Currier and James Ives
In this portrait of George Washington, Currier & Ives pictured a hero dedicated to attaining American independence from British rule. With his battle plans spread on the table and his sword beside him, Washington is portrayed as a leader fighting for freedom. An army encampment is visible through a door in the background. In his dream, Washington's desire to establish an independent nation is realized by the presence of three allegorical figures dressed in flowing garb. Triumphantly positioned on a globe labeled "America," the figures symbolize (from left to right) prosperity, liberty and justice.