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    • The American Dream
      A visual essay
    • Landing at Plymouth This 19th century engraving by Sarony and Major depicts the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620.
    • Edward Hicks, Peaceable Kingdom ca. 1833
    • Bierstadt, AlbertAmong the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California
    • In American Progress, painted by John Gast in 1872, an allegorical female figure of America leads pioneers and railroads westward as Native Americans and buffalo flee
    • Western land for sale, Advertisement, late 1800’s
    • Washing and panning gold. Rockerville, Dak. Photograph by Grabill, 1889.
    •  New York - Welcome to the land of freedom - An ocean steamer passing the Statue of Liberty: Scene on the steerage deck / from a sketch by a staff artist.
    • Immigrant transformation
    • An Early Family Poses in Front of their 1948 Cape Cod (type of house), Leavittown (early suburb)
    • Norman Rockwell, “Freedom From Want”
    • Theme
      1. The abstract concept explored in a literary work
      2. Frequently recurring ideas
      3. Repetition of a meaningful element in a work