|Title||The Blue Hen will Protect her Chickens|
|Collection||Works of Art|
|Credit line||Gift of State Highway Department|
|Artist||Henry Collins Bispham (original artist)|
|Made||Thomas Sinclair (lithographer)|
Brightly colored, framed chromolithograph depicting a scene with a crowing rooster that has its foot on a dead Copperhead snake with two bleeding gashes near its head. To the rooster's left, a hen bends to peck the snake while protectively spreading her wings over eight baby chicks. Another chick appears near a bowl of water in the right foreground. The background contains a landscape with part of a shed structure.
This print was originally shown in the Delaware section of the Great Central Fair in Philadelphia in 1864 and was meant to represent the Blue Hen (Delaware) destroying a "copperhead" (northerners opposed the Civil War & considered traitors by many). It was meant to be a stirring display of Delaware's loyalty to the Union and support of the Civil War as a righteous cause in general.
|Dimensions||W-20.625 L-25.5 D-1 inches|
|Dimension Details||framed dimensions|
Henry Collins Bispham
Great Central Fair
|Place of Origin||Philadelphia, PA|