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Crispus Attucks Monument commemorating the Boston Massacre of 1770.

"From that moment we may date the severance of the British Empire." Daniel Webster.

Published by American News Co. (American, 1864–1969)


Vertical: 14 x 8.9 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photo-chromolithograph with retouching on card stock.

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Back: undivided. Mint.
No. 5122 Published by The New England News Company, Boston Mass, Leipzig, Dresden.


Between 1950 and 2011, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in the United States, Canada and Europe; 2014, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 29, 2014)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder