Sept. 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
Nan Wolverton, Director of Fellowships and Director of the Center for Historic American Visual Culture at the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
Patrick M. Leehey Research Director, Paul Revere House (firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-523-2338)
The largest collection of prints and works on paper by Paul Revere is held at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts. Several of these prints helped fuel the American Revolution with their imagery of dissent. Nan Wolverton, Director of Fellowships and Director of the Center for Historic American Visual Culture at the AAS will also look at the early collecting practices of Isaiah Thomas, patriot printer and friend of Revere, whose personal library became the foundation of the American Antiquarian Society’s archive. Thomas’ collection included many Revolutionary Era broadsides, which will be considered alongside Revere’s works on paper.