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Washington's Dream

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Date made: 1857
Maker: Currier & Ives; Maurer, Louis
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 22 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.; 57.15 x 39.37 cm
ID number: DL*60.3238
Negative number: 2003-19731


Color print of a man in a military uniform (George Washington) asleep with his head on his right hand, his elbow resting on a table. Above his head are three young women in classical garb; one holds a cornacopia, one holds a sword in one hand and a balance in the other, and the third is wearing a liberty cap and holding a flag on a staff with a laurel wreath. They are standing on a globe that is labeled "America". A crown is beneath the foot of the center figure. On the left, out a door, are tents of an army encampment.