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Young America. The Child of Liberty

Young child with blonde curly hair wearing a helmet and holding a shield and sword against proper left shoulder. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Young America / The Child of Liberty - S "

Currier & Ives produced a number of patriotic prints to celebrate the centennial of American independence. This small boy, a symbol of the new country, holds a shield with the American eagle and carries a spear. He also wears an Ancient Greek-style helmet, a tribute to the democratic traditions after which the young country modeled itself.

Date: 1876

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 13 3/8 x 17 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-439
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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