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On September 27, 1837 amidst a rough and tumble political campaign, Maine Whigs held a monster rally on the slopes of Munjoy Hill (also called Mount Joy) below the Portland Observatory.
Memorialized in this engraving by local bookseller Samuel Hodeson Colesworthy (1808-1899) are visitors who watched a parade, heard speeches and witnessed a 26-gun salute.
During the cannonade a young artilleryman, George Richardson, was killed by an exploding cartridge.
About This Item
- Title: View of the Whig Pavilion, Mount Joy, Portland, 1837
- Creator: Colesworthy, Samuel Hodeson
- Creation Date: 1837
- Subject Date: 1837-09-27
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Hand colored engraving, phototransparency
- Local Code: MS-71-81-2
- Object Type: Image
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- Political parades and rallies-Maine-Portland
- Political parties-Whig
- Political parties-Maine-Portland
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(207) 774-1822 x230
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