Full Caption: ”America! With Peace and Freedom blest.” Frontispiece etching. From the Columbian Magazine, or Monthly Miscellany, 1789 (AP2.A2 U6). Rare Book and Special Collections Division. LC-USZ62-45573. Full Caption: ”America! With Peace and Freedom blest.” Frontispiece etching. From the Columbian Magazine, or Monthly Miscellany, 1789 (AP2.A2 U6). Rare Book and Special Collections Division. LC-USZ62-45573.

America becomes a young white woman enjoying the benefits of prosperity and education now that the war is over. At her side rests her shield, bearing a new national emblem, the eagle. Her liberty cap and pole lean against the palm tree behind her. Apollo with a lyre points to the Temple of Fame and sings to her: America! With Peace and Freedom blest, Pant for true Fame, and scorn inglorious rest: Science invites; urg'd by the Voice divine, Exert thyself, 'till every Art be thine.

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