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Henry Clay and the Struggle for the Union

Henry Clay and the Struggle for the Union




Henry Clay and the Struggle for the Union is the first documentary ever produced on Henry Clay and the Compromises of 1820, 1833 and 1850. The documentary is magnificently illustrated with some of the greatest portraiture and painted scenes of the era, as well as some of the most remarkable photographs of Clay, Daniel Webster and others.

Nearly twenty art museums and historical societies from all across the Country, including the National Portrait Gallery; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka; The U.S. Capitol Historical Society, Washington DC; The Virginia Historical Society, Richmond; The Filson Historical Society, Louisville; Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, Lexington; The Hermitage, The Home of Andrew Jackson, Nashville and the City of Boston have contributed illustrations from their collections.

Scenes portraying Henry Clay at Ashland and in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate with his colleagues, performed by professional actors, were filmed and appear throughout the documentary. The sponsors for Henry Clay are Dupree Mutual Funds, the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau, Transylvania University, the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville and Michael Rowady. Thomas P. Dupree, Sr., is the Executive Producer.

Go here to see photographs from Tops In Lex from the premier of Henry Clay at the Kentucky Theater on June 1, 2011.


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