Harper's Weekly Cover," Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants," January 24, 1885

Summary

The cover of this 1885 issue of Harper's Weekly celebrated the freedom of the slaves twenty-two years after emancipation. Drawn by the famed illustrator, Thomas Nast, the image shows a black and a white man tapping on the Liberty Bell -- a symbol of American freedom.

The cover of this 1885 issue of Harper's Weekly celebrated the freedom of the slaves twenty-two years after emancipation. Drawn by the famed illustrator, Thomas Nast, the image shows a black and a white man tapping on the Liberty Bell -- a symbol of American freedom.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

24 January 1885

Subject Date

01 January 1885

Creators

Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902 

Harper & Brothers 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Illustration by Thomas Nast, published in Harper's Weekly, January 24, 1885.

Collection Title

Print Collection 

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

2005.16.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Hand coloring

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 16 in

Width: 11.25 in

Inscriptions

Text on pedestal beneath the bell reads: THE / LIBERTY BELL / FROM / INDEPENDENCE HALL, / PHILADELPHIA Text below image reads: "PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND UNTO ALL THE INHABITANTS THEREOF." / LISTENING TO THE SOUND OF LIBERTY, AND REJOICING THAT THERE IS NO MORE SLAVERY. Text in lower right corner of image: Th. Nast. Periodical masthead at top of page: HARPER'S WEEKLY. A JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION / VOL. XXIX.--NO. 1466.) NEW YORK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1885...

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