The Destruction of Tea at Boston Harbor, Nathaniel Currier

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Ship at right in harbor with Native Americans tossing crates off ship into water. Dock full of men-raising their hats.

On the evening of December 16, 1773, a group of men disguised as Mohawk Indians and who called themselves the Sons of Liberty, boarded three ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. Of the many important Revolutionary events captured by Currier & Ives in their lithographs, The Destruction of Tea at Boston Harbor was one of the most popular. The image reflected the spirit of the people united against British authority and in support of the New Republic.

Object Creator
Currier, Nathaniel (American, 1813-1888)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
7 11/16 x 12 ½ inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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