The Spirit of the Union

Currier & Ives, American, 1857 - 1907



Hand-colored lithograph on wove paper

Image: 11 1/8 × 8 3/4 in. (28.3 × 22.3 cm)

Sheet: 14 5/8 × 11 in. (37.1 × 28 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College



Currier & Ives, New York


North America, United States


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Inscribed, on stone, lower left margin: PUBLISHED BY CURRIER & IVES.; inscribed, on stone, lower center margin: Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1860, by E. Dechaux, in the Clerk's Office of the United States, for the Southern District of New York.; inscribed, on stone, lower right margin: 152 NASSAU ST. NEW YORK.; inscribed, on stone, lower center: THE SPIRIT OF THE UNION. / Lo! on high the glorious form, / of WASHINGTON lights all the gloom: / And words of warning seem to come, / From out the portal of his tomb. / Americans your fathers shed; / Their blood to rear the UNIONS fane, Then let your blood as free be given, / The bond of UNION to maintain;


Dick's House, Dartmouth College; transferred to present colllection, 2006.

Catalogue Raisonne

Conningham (1949): 5655; Gale Research (1983): 6057

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