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John Gast: American Progress  wikidata:Q6782867 
Artist John Gast: American Progress
Title
American Progress
Object type painting
Description
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
Dimensions 12 3/4 x 16 3/4
References http://picturinghistory.gc.cuny.edu/john-gast-american-progress-1872/
Source/Photographer
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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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current07:33, 29 March 2018Thumbnail for version as of 07:33, 29 March 20184,815 × 3,584 (5.8 MB)Yeenosaurus (talk | contribs)higher quality
10:09, 20 July 2016Thumbnail for version as of 10:09, 20 July 20162,000 × 1,487 (1.71 MB)Alonso de Mendoza (talk | contribs)mejor
20:30, 14 August 2010Thumbnail for version as of 20:30, 14 August 20101,307 × 994 (144 KB)Jeff G. (talk | contribs)Much larger version from http://www.westpac.paris4.sorbonne.fr/SPIP/IMG/jpg/image1.jpg
03:51, 13 December 2006Thumbnail for version as of 03:51, 13 December 2006390 × 289 (36 KB)AThing (talk | contribs)Reverted to earlier revision
03:49, 13 December 2006Thumbnail for version as of 03:49, 13 December 2006591 × 438 (48 KB)AThing (talk | contribs)Representation of Manifest Destiny (To expand the United States from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean). In 1872 artist John Gast painted a popual scene of people moving west that captured the view of Americans at the time. C
02:55, 16 October 2005Thumbnail for version as of 02:55, 16 October 2005390 × 289 (36 KB)Giro720 (talk | contribs){{PD-art}}
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