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23. TX annex.jpg
A celebration and ceremony to celebrate the annexation of Texas in 1845, to the Union

59. Letts_Farm.jpg
Working proodection farm in America during the Industrial Revolution

29. Bingham; Daniel Boone, 1851-2.jpg
This is a popular American painting addressing the theme of westward expansion. Rich with symbolism, it helped establish the mythic status of Daniel Boone and legends of western settlement. George Caleb Bingham drew from Christian and classical…

9. Bingham; Daniel Boone, 1851-2 - Copy.jpg
Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham's Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap is among the most popular American paintings addressing the theme of westward expansion. Rich with symbolism, it helped establish the mythic status of…

Coming_of_the_White_Man_(1850)_by_Joshua_Shaw.jpg
A group of Native Americans view a ship with its sails for the first time.

66. poster_for_a_slave_auction_.jpg
May 1829: A Sale Bill poster used to advertise a public auction of slaves in the West Indies.

80. flag across america.jpg
American flag juxtaposed over prairie, symbolizing America "coast to coast."

79. seatoshiningsea.jpg
American flag juxtaposed into ocean, symbolizing "sea to shining sea."

4. American Progress, Gast 1872.jpg
This painting is an allegorical representation of the modernization of the new west. Here Columbia, a personification of the United States, leads civilization westward with American settlers, stringing telegraph wire as she sweeps west; she holds a…
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