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John Gast: American Progress  wikidata:Q6782867 
Artist John Gast: American Progress
American Progress
Object type painting
English: This painting shows "Manifest Destiny" (the belief that the United States should expand from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. In 1872 artist John Gast painted a popular scene of people moving west that captured the view of Americans at the time. Called "Spirit of the Frontier" and widely distributed as an engraving portrayed settlers moving west, guided and protected by Columbia (who represents America and is dressed in a Roman toga to represent classical republicanism) and aided by technology (railways, telegraph), driving Native Americans and bison into obscurity. It is also important to note that Columbia is bringing the "light" as witnessed on the eastern side of the painting as she travels towards the "darkened" west.
Date 1872
date QS:P571,+1872-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil
medium QS:P186,Q296955
Dimensions 12 3/4 inch x 16 3/4 inch
institution QS:P195,Q4827110
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This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division
under the digital ID ppmsca.09855.
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