Across the Continent: "Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way"

Frances F. Palmer. 1868.

Image of Across the Continent: "Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way"

Frances F. Palmer created this hand-colored lithograph during the construction of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad, which established a route from the Atlantic to the Pacific in 1869.

Metadata Details
Item Type Artwork
Title Across the Continent: "Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way"
Short Title Across the Continent, 1868
Creator Frances F. Palmer
Publication Date 1868
Artwork Medium lithograph
Call Number George A. Poole III Collection 24