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Date made: 1864
Maker: Bufford, John Henry; Baker, Joseph E.
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 17 1/2 x 13 1/4 in.; 44.45 x 33.655 cm
ID number: DL*60.2560
Negative number: 2003-24509


Description:

Colored print; symbolic image with, at center, a shield depicting the stars and stripes and an eagle perched on top. Above that is the female symbol of Liberty carrying a flag. To the right of the shield is a sailor holding an anchor. To left of the shield is an American Indian. Various weapons lie at the feet of both men. Lower portion of print depicts a battle scene on the ground of the Capitol (?). "E Pluribus Unum" appears at top of the print beneath an arch of thirteen stars.