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Burning of the Old South Church, Bath, (1st Stage)

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Burning of the Old South Church, Bath, (1st Stage)

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The subject of this painting is the burning of the church by the Know-Nothing mob, a political party venting its resentment against Catholics and foreigners, July 6, 1854.

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  • Title: Burning of the Old South Church, Bath, (1st Stage)
  • Creator: Hilling, John
  • Creation Date: 1854
  • Subject Date: 1854-07-06
  • Town: Bath
  • County: Sagadahoc
  • State: ME
  • Media: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 46 cm x 61 cm
  • Local Code: A86-820
  • Object Type: Image

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