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General Howe on Market Street, British Occupation of Philadelphia, 1777-78; verso: reversed sketch of same scene

Object Number: 
1936.874
Date: 
c. 1930
Medium: 
Graphite and watercolor on beige paper; graphite and gray wash
Dimensions: 
16 x 23 3/4 in.
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "When told that Gen'l Howe had taken Philadelphia / Franklin retorted -- 'Philadelphia has taken Howe!' "; at lower right: "2d & Market Sts. / Philadelphia 1777-'78"; publication annotations in margins
Description: 
Inscribed at lower left: "When told that Gen'l Howe had taken Philadelphia / Franklin retorted -- 'Philadelphia has taken Howe! "; at lower right: "2d & Market Sts. / Philadelphia 1777-'78"
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Harry A. Ogden
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group