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Early variant of the “Bloody Massacre”

The fatal March 5, 1770 riot in Boston immediately rebranded by Patriots as a “massacre” was immediately seized upon as a worthy subject for depiction in print. Revere’s “Bloody Massacre” engraving, pirated from a drawing by artist Henry Pelham, was advertised the Boston press as soon as March 26, while Pelham`s own version appeared just […]

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BRM2437 Political Magazine Boston Massacre 1770

Rare contemporary print of the “Bloody Massacre”

The fatal March 5, 1770 riot in Boston—immediately rebranded by Patriots as a “massacre”—was immediately seized upon as a worthy subject for depiction in print. Revere’s “Bloody Massacre” engraving, pirated from a drawing by artist Henry Pelham, was advertised the Boston press as soon as March 26, while Pelham’s own version appeared just a week […]

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