“THE DAWN OF LIBERTY” Philadelphia: Published 1864. Lithographed by L. N. Rosenthal after a painting by Max Rosenthal.
This detailed stone lithograph depicts an episode from the Revolutionary War Era involving a conflict between the children of the Colonies and General Gage’s troops. Here General Gage assures the “children of Boston” that they have nothing to fear from his troops quartered in Boston (the same troops which would soon march to Concord and Lexington to seize Colonial stores and arms). Gage was Governor of Massachusetts Colony and Commander of the British forces in America. He was defeated at the Battle of Lexington, which inaugurated the Revolution, and was victor, although nominally, at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Image size is approximately 16 x 22 1/4 inches.