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  •  Pulling Down the Statue (4.00)

    Pulling Down the Statue of George III at Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan, oil painting (reproduction) by William Walcutt, 1857  

    After hearing the news about independence on July 9, 1776, people in New York City celebrated by pulling down a statue of the King they had come to view as a tyrant.

    Courtesy of Lafayette College Art Collection Easton, Pennsylvania

    Well-behaved women rarely make history - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

    by jaysea on Tue May 10, 2005 at 08:36:46 PM PDT

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