Eagle of Preparedness

Paul Wayland Bartlett created Eagle of Preparedness in 1916, soon after the British ship Lusitania was sunk by the Germans. This event sparked a crusade for military preparedness” in America, as many people realized that entry into World War I was inevitable. With his Eagle, Bartlett showed his support for the Allied cause and the movement to rearm.

Title
Eagle of Preparedness
Artist
Date
1916
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
12 144 124 12 in. (31.211.311.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – civic – war
  • Animal – bird – eagle
Object Number
1958.11.18
Palette
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