Bell Work 10/30/12- “American Progress” by John Gast. movement westward, right to left flow, light to dark. Buffalo, Native Americans and other wild game flee in the face of the storm of western expansion. “Columbia” represents the United States.
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movement westward, right to left flow, light to dark
Buffalo, Native Americans and other wild game flee in the face of the storm of western expansion
“Columbia” represents the United States
Star of Empire on her forehead and school book in her hand
Modes of transportation to the west
Pony Express, gold miners, and farmers illustrate progress
A City with all of its amenities indicates civilization and progress
Write down all the imagery you notice in the painting
Explain how Americans in 1873 would have interpreted this painting? Today?
What do you think the purpose of the painting was in 1873?
How do you think Native Americans would have interpreted the painting in 1873? Today?
Briefly explain the idea of Manifest Destiny. How does this painting illustrate this concept?
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