Happy Fourth, everybody

Here’s those lousy Brits marching into Concord:

as rendered by patriot Amos Doolittle, who wasn’t there but turned up a few weeks or so later and visited the sites.  Here’s those same Brits retreating:

Thank goodness we don’t have to put up with that bullshit anymore.

The young Trumbull entered the 1771 junior class at Harvard College at age fifteen and graduated in 1773. Due to a childhood accident, Trumbull lost use of one eye, which may have influenced his detailed painting style.



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