<Go back to the People Index results>


THE RE-UNION OF THE HOME OF THE BRAVE AND FREE!
   
Complete Explanation:
A somewhat premature allegory of reconciliation between the North and South, extolling former Presidents Andrew Jackson and George Washington as defenders of the Union. Jackson (left) and Washington appear in the background, above two rows of maidens holding the arms of all thirty-four states and olive branches. The women flank a globe inscribed with the words "God, Liberty, and Constitutional Rights." Atop the globe stands the figure of Liberty holding a large American flag with Phrugian cap and the Constitution, and treading on a crown. A cornucopia and shield are at her feet. Below the globe is the American eagle holding a scroll with the Jacksonian motto "Honor to whom honor is due." Beneath is a view of the U. S. Capitol, and a soldier and sailor. The soldier (left) tramples a snake.

In the lower margin are the words of a patriotic song, condemning secession and dedicated to "those brave Men who fought and bled to preserve the Union."


Website design 2010 HarpWeek, LLC
All Content 1998-2010 HarpWeek, LLC
Please submit questions to webmaster@harpweek.com