Christopher Columbus Landing Upon the Island of St. Salvador

Title: 
Christopher Columbus Landing Upon the Island of St. Salvador
Date: 
Identifier: 
N0091.1961
Description: 
For generations of European Americans, Christopher Columbus's discovery of the New World was celebrated for providing a land of opportunity, prosperity, and freedom from economic and political oppression in Europe. This decorative and imaginative picture combines Columbus's landing (possibly based on a print) with other patriotic symbols such as the eagle from the Great Seal of the United States, flags and military accoutrements, and the slogans "E Pluribus Unum" and "Where Liberty dwells there is my country." The American Indian figures, for centuries used to symbolize the western hemisphere in European art, hold two recognizably native objects-a peace pipe and a bow and arrow.
Physical dimensions: 
depth 1.25 in ; height 22 in ; width 16.75 in
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