Paul Revere's plan of the scene of the Boston Massacre : used at the trial of Capt. Preston and soldiers
One sketch showing the scene of the Boston Massacre said to be drawn by Paul Revere. The sketch shows a bird's-eye view of the location of the line of British soldiers on King Street just after the incident on March 5, 1770. The bodies of Crispus Attucks, Samuel Gray, James Caldwell, and Samuel Maverick are labeled, as are the street names and the names of the owners of adjacent properties.
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Acquired by the BPL from the collection of Mellen Chamberlain.
Title from printed mount board.
Current call number: MS Ch.P.53 as marked, in modern pencil, on the item; sometimes erroneously referred to as MS Ch.P.23.
Published in: Blood in the streets: a publication of the Revolutionary War Bicentennial Commission and the Trustees of the Boston Public Library (Boston, 1970).
On watermarked paper hinged to a printed, ca. 19th-century mount board measuring 43 x 33 cm and housed in modern mat board.