a central & western massachusetts digital library project
Skip to content home : browse : advanced search : preferences : my favorites : about : help   
add to favorites : reference url back to results : previous : next
Pageant Exhibition Panel 20 - The Departure of the Minutemen
TitlePageant Exhibition Panel 20 - The Departure of the Minutemen
Full Size Image
SubjectUnited States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Minuteman (Militia)--Massachusetts--Lancaster; Lancaster (Mass.)--History--Drama; Fourth of July celebrations--Massachusetts--Lancaster; Library exhibits--Massachusetts--Lancaster
DescriptionThe Lancaster Militia departing while the women console themselves during Episode IV, The Minutemen, in the Lancaster, Massachusetts 1912 Fourth of July Pageant. On the morning of April 19, 1775, the news that the British troops under General Thomas Gage had left Boston for Lexington and Concord, and that the first shots had been fired there in the American Revolutionary War reached Lancaster. The calls went out across the region, and men swarmed to the town common to join the American forces and come to the aid of Boston. In the end two hundred and fifty men set out from Lancaster. Most remained in Cambridge for only two weeks, but a third remained in service for the remaining months of 1775. The photograph is mounted on heavy cardboard and has text describing the activity and history depicted in the photograph. The text for this image has been transcribed.
TranscriptionPageant at Lancaster, Massachusetts, July 4, 1912. DEPARTURE OF THE MINUTE-MEN, 1775
CreatorSears, Richard
ContributorsThayer Memorial Library
TypeImage, Text
SourceImage is the twentieth photograph in the Lancaster Massachusetts 1912 Fourth of July Pageant Exhibition created by the Thayer Memorial Library.
RelationFrom the archives at the Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster, Massachusetts.
add to favorites : reference url back to results : previous : next
powered by CONTENTdm ® | Contact: June Stokoe ~ Digital Initiatives ~ C/W MARS  ^ to top ^