J.H. Bufford after W. Champney, Thomas A. Arms, publisher (Boston, 19th Century) BOSTON MASSACRE, MARCH 5TH 1770.
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- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2524B
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- November 07, 2010 11:00AM
J.H. Bufford after W. Champney, Thomas A. Arms, publisher (Boston, 19th Century)
BOSTON MASSACRE, MARCH 5TH 1770., 1856, chromolithograph on paper, sheet size 21 x 27 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Margins 1 5/8 or more, stains, toning, two margin tears. This lithograph, a variation of Revere's famous engraving and produced before the American Civil War, emphasizes Crispus Attucks, the first of five men to die in the massacre. He was a runaway slave who became a sailor, and became an important symbol for abolitionists.