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The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912
Topic: MemoryTopic: ProgressTopic: PeopleTopic: PowerTopic: Empire
Topic: Memory: Civil War Memory and American Nostalgia
Toolbox Overview: The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912
Resource Menu: Memory
Text 1. Winslow Homer
Text 2. Hamlin Garland
Text 3. Joel Chandler Harris
Text 4. Jane Addams
Text 5. Robert G. Ingersoll
Text 6. Re-Union and the Railroad
Text 7. Visions of the West
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Text 8. Owen Wister

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7.  Visions of the West (PDF) Discussing Art
- Thomas Cole, View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm—The Oxbow, oil on canvas, 1836
- Albert Bierstadt, Storm in the Mountains, oil on canvas, ca. 1870
- Frederic Edwin Church, Hooker and Company Journeying through the Wilderness from Plymouth to Hartford in 1636, oil on canvas, 1846
- Albert Bierstadt, The Oregon Trail, oil on canvas, 1869

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Albert Bierstadt, Storm in the Mountains
Storm in the Mountains


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Thomas Cole
   From Artchive
   From Artcyclopedia

Albert Bierstadt
   From Artchive
   From Artcyclopedia

Frederic Edwin Church
   From Artchive
   From Artcyclopedia

Hudson River School
   From Artchive
   From Artcyclopedia
   From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Inspiring Visions: Artists' Views of the American West, from the Amon Carter Museum

American landscape painting, from the National Gallery of Art

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