Young America. The Child of Liberty, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Young child with blonde curly hair wearing a helmet and holding a shield and sword against proper left shoulder.

Currier & Ives produced a number of patriotic prints to celebrate the centennial of American independence. This small boy, a symbol of the new country, holds a shield with the American eagle and carries a spear. He also wears an Ancient Greek-style helmet, a tribute to the democratic traditions after which the young country modeled itself.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
13 3/8 x 17 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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