Publisher Currier and Ives Publishers, American, 1834-1907
  • The Spirit of the Union
Date 1860
Medium lithograph printed in black ink, colored by hand on wove paper
Dimensions Image: 11 1/4 × 8 1/2 inches (28.6 × 21.6 cm)
Sheet: 15 × 12 inches (38.1 × 30.5 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Coleman Mopper
Accession Number F1984.104
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, on stone, lower left: PUB.[]D OVER B] BY CURRIER & IVES,
Inscribed, lower center: Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860 by E. Dechoux, in the Clerk's Office, of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern Dist of N.Y.
Inscribed, lower right: 152 NASSAU ST. N.Y. |
Inscribed, center bottom margin: THE SPIRIT OF THE UNION. | Lo | on high the glorious form, | OF WASHINGTON lights all the gloom. | And words of warning seem to come; | From out the portal of his tomb; | [beginning new stanza to right] Americans your fathers shed, | Their blood to rear the UNIONS fame, | Then let your blood as free be given, | The bond of UNION to maintain.
1984-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)