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Faneuil Hal 1776l

Artist: John C McRae
Print Type: Engravings
Date: Circa 1840
Origin: American
Demensions: 7 x 10 1/2"
Subject: Boston American Revolution Tea Party
Notes & Literature: Faneuil Hall, dubbed the ?Cradle of Liberty?, is located in the city of Boston. Faneuil Hall was a large market building that served as a meeting place for Patriots on the eve of the American Revolution. Meetings to discuss the Stamp Act, the Boston Massacre, the ?tea crisis,? and other grievances with Britain were all held at Faneuil Hall between 1764 and 1775. From the completion of construction in September 1742 on the waterfront at the head of the Old Town Dock, Faneuil Hall was a thriving business hub, marketplace, and meeting center prior to, during, and after the American Revolution. Faneuil Hall was home to merchants, fishermen, meat and produce sellers, and assorted peddlers of goods. The Patriots met in a one-hundred-foot long and forty-foot wide wood-floored room above a marketplace with stalls. The room was twenty-eight feet high. Faneuil Hall was the scene of the most stirring public meetings on the eve of the American Revolution with the great Patriot orators of the day sounding from its platform. It was at meetings held at Faneuil Hall in 1773 that the ?tea crisis? was discussed by Patriots such as Samuel Adams and ultimately culminated in the December 16, 1773 Boston Tea Party.
Condition Report: Closed Tear bottom center 1". Good plus.

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Faneuil Hall - Boston Massachusetts 1776

Estimate $150 - $200Jan 04, 2020
Starting Price $40
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