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Manifest Destiny

opular mythology of the nineteenth century held that European settlers were destined to conquer and inhabit North America from sea to sea. The theme appeared in many graphic variations, including this poster based on Emanuel Leutze’s fresco in the United States Capitol, “Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way.”

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Color lithograph, ca. 1886
Printed by Shober & Carqueville Lithog. Co. (Chicago)
for McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. (Chicago)
27.5" x 39.75"

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