Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Destruction of Tea at Boston Harbor The Boston Tea Party

The Destruction of Tea at Boston Harbor The Boston Tea PartyTitle: Destruction of tea at Boston Harbor. Creator: N. Currier (Firm) Date Created/Published: [New York] : N. Currier, 1846. Medium: 1 print : lithograph, hand-colored. Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-523 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-9 (b&w film copy neg.) LC-USZC2-2251 (color film copy slide) LC-USZCN4-164 (color film copy neg.)
Call Number: PGA - Currier & Ives--Destruction of tea at Boston Harbor (A size) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. View Larger || JPEG (64kb) || TIFF (4mb)

The Boston Tea Party was an action of protest by colonists in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the government. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into the Harbor.

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