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Great Attraction at the Masonic Hall...Joice Heth

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Broadside of attraction of "Joice Heth, nurse to George Washington" - 161 year old woman, former slave. Full Title: Great attraction at the Masonic Hall! Unparalleled longevity. For two days only. Joice Heth, nurse to Gen. George Washington, (the father of our country,) who has arrived at the astonishing age of 161 years!
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New-York Historical Society Library
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group