The Progress of the Century, by Currier and Ives, 1876.
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The Progress of the Century, lithograph, 1876, by Currier and Ives, depicting stages of progress. (Train, telegraph, printing press, steam boat, etc).

Credit: Image donated by Corbis-Bettmann

Published the year of United States Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, this Currier and Ives lithograph featured new technologies associated with America's emerging industrial greatness: the railroad, the steamboat, the telegraph, and the steam-engine powered printing press.

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