U.S. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

George Armstrong Custer on a worried horse

This lithograph of "Custer's Last Charge" was created in 1876 by Currier & Ives, the well-known printmaking firm. Custer and his command of over 200 men were killed on June 25th of that year during a battle with Native Americans at Little Bighorn in the Montana Territory. His horse does not look happy about Custer's choices here. Who can blame him? Custer himself seems more sanguine about the whole thing, possibly anticipating that after his death he'll be immortalized in a very handsome Currier & Ives print.

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