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Front of a playing card about the American Revolutionary War. Bunker Hill - Gen. Israel Putnam

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Title:
Front of a playing card about the American Revolutionary War. Bunker Hill - Gen. Israel Putnam
Description:
This is a playing card of a card game about the Revolutionary War. There are two questions with their answers: "What celebrated battle was fought near Boston at the beginning of the Revolutionary War? Bunker Hill." and "What American officer of the Revolution left his plow in the field and hastened to join the Patriot army at Boston on hearing the news of the bloodshed at Lexington? General Israel Putnam." A British Red Ensign, a British naval flag also known as the Meteor Flag and Colonial Red Ensign and one of the first flags to be flown in the colonies, appears above the questions and answers. The back of the playing card is decorated with stars emitting rays of light, clouds, and the Old Man in the Moon.
Format:
Postcards/Cards
Ephemera
Genre:
playing cards
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
EP001: Ephemera collection
Subjects:
stars
card games (game sets)
flags
printed ephemera
British Red Ensign (flag)
Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775
clouds
Lexington, Battle of, Lexington, Mass., 1775
moon
Old Man in the Moon
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Putnam, Israel, 1718-1790
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Breeds Hill (peak)
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonBunker Hill
United Kingdom
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Lexington
Extent:
1 playing card
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Identifier:
223050
Call #:
EP001.08.TMP.012.001