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Date made: 1867
Maker: Tholey; Smith, John
Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Image size: Image: 18 1/4 x 25 7/8 in.; 46.355 x 65.7225 cm
ID number: DL*60.2576
Negative number: 2003-19637


Black and white print; parody on the quote "They shall beat their swords into plowshares." Depicts soldiers making farm impliments out of weapons. A man stands on a cannon carriage in the center holding a large book on which appears the inscription "George Peabody/2,000000 for education." Behind him hangs a large American flag topped by an eagle. Other figures include children, slaves mechanics and laborers.