The Harry T. Peters 'America on Stone' lithograph collection provides a distinctive view of 19th-century American life as depicted in prints. Search the collection by keyword for specific terms or browse by selected subjects below.

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Alcohol and its affect on society gave rise to an active temperance movement. More>>


Courtship, weddings, and the realities of family life, both sentimental and humorous. More>>


Popular patriotic symbols include flags and portraits of Washington and Lincoln. More>>


Peters' prints indicate the increasing popularity of keeping animals as pets. More>>

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Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes

Some prints in the Peters Collection, particularly the comic prints and political caricatures, reflect 19th-century attitudes about race and ethnicity. These prints contain language and imagery that today are viewed as stereotypes and considered offensive. However, they are part of an accurate historical record necessary to understand the complexity of the American past.


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