Pulling Down the Statue of King George III

Illustration

Harrison W. Mark
by Johannes Adam Simon Oertel
published on 25 January 2024
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On 9 July 1776, American Patriots and Sons of Liberty pull down the statue of King George III of Great Britain in New York City, shortly after George Washington read the United States Declaration of Independence. Two months later, the British would take control of the city following the American defeat at the Battle of Long Island.

Oil on canvas by Johannes Adam Simon Oertel, c. 1852.

New York Historical Society.

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Oertel, J. A. S. (2024, January 25). Pulling Down the Statue of King George III. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18369/pulling-down-the-statue-of-king-george-iii/

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