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


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


Views of childhood include school and play plus some individual portraits. More>>


Hundreds of prints represent the importance of the horse in 19th-century life. 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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