Engraving, "The Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in King-Street, Boston on March 5th, 1770"

Summary

American Patriot, Paul Revere engraved, printed and sold this graphic depiction. British troops were sent to Boston to regain control over the rebels. But townspeople resented their presence. One day, mischief-makers hurled insults and snowballs at the soldiers, who panicked and fired into the crowd. Five innocent people were killed, several others wounded. This widely publicized incident made colonists furious.

American Patriot, Paul Revere engraved, printed and sold this graphic depiction. British troops were sent to Boston to regain control over the rebels. But townspeople resented their presence. One day, mischief-makers hurled insults and snowballs at the soldiers, who panicked and fired into the crowd. Five innocent people were killed, several others wounded. This widely publicized incident made colonists furious.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1770

Subject Date

1770

Creators

Revere, Paul, 1735-1818 

Remick, Christian, b. 1726 

Place of Creation

United States, Massachusetts, Boston 

Creator Notes

Artist Christian Remick; engraved by Paul Revere, Boston, Massachusetts.

Collection Title

Print Collection 

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

71.28.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Hand coloring
Engraving (Printing process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 13 in

Width: 11.875 in

Inscriptions

Text at top: The Bloody Massacre perpetrated in King-Street Boston on March 5th, 1770, by a party of the 29th Regt. Printed towards right side below: Engrav'd Printed & Sold by Paul Revere Boston. At bottom right in pen and ink: Col'd by C'n Remich [Remick].

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