The Stride of a Century
In 1876. the United States marked its centennial (or one hundredth birthday) with a World's Fair held in Philadelpha. The fair celebrated American technological progress and expansion. In this print, created by Currier & Ives, "Brother Jonathan" (a symbol of the nation who came before Uncle Sam) straddles the towers of the main building at the Philadelphia World's fair. Currier & Ives produced and sold lithograph illustrations of events, portraits, and scenes from American life.
Creator | Currier & Ives
Item Type | Poster/Print
Cite This document | Currier & Ives, “The Stride of a Century,” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed February 26, 2021, https://shec.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1174.