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QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Asher B. Durand, Progress, 1853 - suggestive of mindset of the period (Manifest Destiny) - we can have natural (L) and progress (R) at the same time - natives embedded in the wilderness (looking out at what used to be theirs) - blasted tree (Coleian) - wilderness pushed off edge of canvas - civilization on the R -train, horse drawn wagon, log cabin, church steeple, farm area - he’s suggesting that we can have it all (optimism) - our nation’s ability to progress is unlimited QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) deco are needed to see this pict Frank Jewett, Promised Land, 1850 - looking at all that will be theirs - ultimate American family - Daniel Boone type - stands confidently with legs crossed and a very large gun - perspective off btw stag and man (stag is way too small) - sturdy pioneer mother and child with horse in background - child looking right at us and wearing a robe like a French king would have worn - suggests that all those riches will one day be given to him by his father
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QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Emanuel Leutze, Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way, 1861 - commissioned by gov’t for US capitol - rush of pioneers crossing treacherous landscape - risky and dangerous - this is who we are as Americans - stamina & courage - graves = loss - it’s all theirs for the taking (grand hand gesture) - young men cutting trees with axes as they go - Columbus & other explorers in the border - title painted on the banner - bottom is Golden Gate with portraits of Lewis & Clarke QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. John Gast, American Progress, 1878 - retrospectively looks back - she’s flying above the scene - glorious whiteness (blonde hair w/ star of empire on her head) - book of knowledge - telegraph wire (she’s stringing it) - farm in R corner - 49ers in front leading the way westward - L side is bison & natives running away off the edge of canvas - pioneers kicking them out of the land they knew - widely reproduced engraving
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QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) deco are needed to see this pic George Inness, Lackawana Valley, 1855 - commissioned by Delaware RR - “portrait” of switching station - billowy smoke = progress - sole figure shown from the back (us, the viewer) - perhaps contemplating the true meaning of “progress” - tree stumps everywhere - instead of showing cleared land - shows what we gave up for the machine in the garden QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Woodville, War News From Mexico, 1848 - addresses American conflict w/ Mexico - Americans learned about it thru penny press - 1 st foreign war to be covered by US correspondents - newspaper is front & center - source of info & truth - business of news and politics was a white man’s world - woman & black man not underneath portico - all gazing up at white men - posts on hotel for volunteers to fight & a horse sale - what the war is all about (acquisition of land & expansion of business) - celebration of the business of war & patriotism of US entrepreneurism -not the glories of battle
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