Paul Revere. Masthead engraving with Liberty figure for the Massachusetts Spy, or, Thomas's Boston Journal, July 7, 1774. Newspaper and Current Periodical Room. LC-USZ62-7984. Paul Revere. Masthead engraving with Liberty figure for the Massachusetts Spy, or, Thomas's Boston Journal, July 7, 1774. Newspaper and Current Periodical Room. LC-USZ62-7984.

Paul Revere's schematic rendering of the illuminated obelisk erected on Boston Common to celebrate the repeal of the Stamp Act includes the Liberty figure on two sides; three of the panels also include the Indian princess. By the time British soldiers had occupied Boston, however, Liberty had become the American symbol for revolution. The British remained wedded to the Indian princess as the battle of the cartoons was engaged.

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