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The Ransom of Mary Rowlandson
TitleThe Ransom of Mary Rowlandson
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SubjectRowlandson, Mary White, ca. 1635-1711; King Philip's War, 1675-1676; Massachusetts--Colonial period--1650-1675; Worcester (Mass.)--History--Drama; Fourth of July celebrations--Massachusetts--Worcester; Indians of North America--Massachusetts--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Native Americans; Safe and Sane
DescriptionThe cover of the August, 1912 of the Worcester Magazine with a Scene from "The Ransom of Mary Rowlandson, " an historical episode of the July 4th Celebration in Worcester, Massachusetts. Shortly after the beginning of the 20th century a nation-wide movement to curb riotous and potentially dangerous celebrations of the Fourth of July holiday and promote "Safe and Sane" alternatives gained momentum. As a result, many communities sponsored parades, picnics, and historical pageants and tableaux such as that seen here.
TypeImage; Text
SourceImage from the cover of the Worcester Magazine, August, 1912 (Vol. XV, No.8). Published by the Worcester Board of Trade.
RelationIn the collections of the Worcester Public Library, Worcester, Mass.
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