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Manifest Destiny

opular mythology of the 19th 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."

Westward the course of empire takes it's way with McCormick Reapers in the van poster.

Color Lithograph, ca. 1886

Printed by Shober & Carqueville Lithog. Co. (Chicago)
for McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. (Chicago)
27.5" x 39.75"
WHI 2496

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