Columbia Gives to Her Son the Accolade of the new Chivalry of Humanity
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Framed Lithograph print of woman honoring soldier. Print says "Served with Honor in the World War and Was Wounded in Action." Sullivan Collection.
“Columbia gives to her son the accolade of the new chivalry of humanity” print, depicting a soldier with rifle kneeling before Columbia in front of a flag and other soldiers, dedicated to Theodore M. for serving with honor in the World War and being wounded in action.
with Woodrow Wilson’s signature
Theodore M N Sullivan, Pvx, Co, L, 372nd Infantry
Print originally designed by E.H. Blashfield in 1919
"Columbia" was a patriotic name for the United States used in the 18th Century and is personified here resembling the Greek goddess Athena or "Liberty" from popular French Revolutionartwork (most notably Eugene Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People.")