Men of Progress
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Described in 1862 as a painting of \"the most distinguished inventors of this country, whose improvements . . . have changed the aspect of modern society, and caused the present age to be designated as an age of progress.\" The nineteen men in the painting were brought together only in the artist\'s imagination. They are (left to right): William Thomas Green Morton, James Bogardus, Samuel Colt, Cyrus Hall McCormick, Joseph Saxton, Charles Goodyear, Peter Cooper, Jordan Lawrence Mott, Joseph Henry, Eliphalet Nott, John Ericsson, Frederick Sickels, Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Henry Burden, Richard March Hoe, Erastus Bigelow, Isaiah Jennings, Thomas Blanchard, and Elias Howe. In the background appears a portrait of Benjamin Franklin, the patron saint of American science and invention.
Owner/Location: National Portrait Gallery - Washington DC (United States)
Dates: 1862
Artist age:Approximately 38 years old.
Dimensions: Unknown
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member Opusnight on 10 October 2010.
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