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Freedom's Wreath

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Date made: 1845
Maker: Hall, John H.; Ames, Joseph A.
Place: Albany, New York
Image size: Image: 21 x 14 in.; 53.34 x 35.56 cm
ID number: DL*60.2410
Negative number: 2003-19748


Description:

Colored print; bust view of a woman, encircled by a wreath that is wrapped with a tri-colored ribbon and encorporates a variety of patriotic symbols. The woman is Charlotte Corday, a heroine of the French Revolution. She is wearing a Liberty cap. The "Pearl of Peace" and "Level of Equality" hang from a ribbon around her neck. Below is a poem describing the wreath and a list of 25 senators and 76 congressmen who voted against the annexation of Texas and to whom the print is dedicated.