American Progress

Title

American Progress

Subject

Westward expansion

Description

The painting depicts the religious ideology behind United States expansion westward seeing that an angel is guiding the settlers to the west.

Creator

George A. Crofutt

Source

John Gast, American Progress, 1872. Chromolithograph published by George A, Crofutt. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

Publisher

Library of Congress

Date

1873

Rights

No restrictions

Format

File format

Type

Still image

Files

American Progress.jpg

Citation

George A. Crofutt, “American Progress,” HST 325 - U.S. Foreign Relations to 1914 (MSU), accessed September 21, 2018, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/usforeignrelations/items/show/76.