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Assembled here are seven engravings depicting the Boston Massacre, along with a painting from 1801 of the State House (known in 1770 as the Town House) and King Street where the events of 5 March 1770 took place. By comparing the differences and similarities, perhaps you too will be drawn into the heated discussion of the time as to what really happened that day and who was actually involved.

Paul Revere more

Jonathan Mulliken more

Based on Pelham

Based on Pelham

Paul Revere

Alonzo Hartwell more

J. H. Bufford more

James Brown Marston more

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