|Staff members Amy Nelson and Elizabeth |
Roscio show collection pieces to Colin Meloy
Colin had limited time at the library, so I pulled two of our most important items out of storage to share with him. The first was our copy of the Declaration of Independence, which I wrote about in a previous post. The other was our copy of Paul Revere's famous print, The Bloody Massacre perpetrated in King Street, Boston, March 5, 1770, by a party of the 29th Regiment. This print is one of only about 25 versions still in existence, and we are thrilled to have a copy in our collection. Revere engraved and distributed this print which depicts the event that would become known as the Boston Massacre. Revere’s interpretation takes a patriotic approach, and below the image are eighteen lines of verse beginning with "Unhappy Boston! See thy Sons deplore, Thy hallowed Walks besmeared with guiltless Gore."
|Colin takes a close look at Revere's print|
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By Elizabeth Roscio, Library and Archives Manager