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GLC479175
Title
The Bloody Massacre perpetrate in King-Street Boston on March 5th 1770 by a party of the 29th Reg, 1770 (hand-coloured engraving)
Artist
Revere, Paul (1735-1818) / American
Location
Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York, USA
Medium
hand-coloured engraving
Date
1770 AD (C18th AD)
Dimensions
29.3 x 24 cms
Description

On the evening of March 5, 1770, on King Street, a soldier guarding the Customs House sent word for reinforcements because he was being confronted by a group of rowdy men and boys, some of whom had armed themselves with staves. A small detachment of soldiers appeared as the crowd in the street also increased. Taunting and jeering led to physical fighting and some of the soldiers then fired into the crowd, killing five people.

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