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Object Name: Broadside
Date: 1830
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Medium: Silk
Dimensions: Overall: 15 1/8 x 10 in. ( 38.4 x 25.4 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: White silk broadside printed with an "ODE/ WRITTEN FOR THE CELEBRATION/ OF THE/ FRENCH REVOLUTION" in two columns below the image of a printing press in blue ink; red decorative border printed around the ode in red ink.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Jorge R. André, June 1929
Object Number: INV.2282
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Marks: printed: above the image of the press: "Let it be impressed upon your minds, let it be instilled into your children, that the/ Liberty of the Press is the palladium of all civil, political, and religious rights." printed: below the press: "ODE/ WRITTEN FOR THE CELEBRATION/ OF THE/ FRENCH REVOLUTION/ IN THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, NOV. 25, 1830./ WRITTEN AT THE BEQUEST OF THE PRINTERS OF NEW-YORK./ BY SAMUEL WOODWORTH, PRINTER./ TUNE -- MARSELLOIS HYMN./ ..." printed: at the bottom: "The foregoing Ode was printed on a moveable stage, on the 25th of/ NOvember, 1830, and distributed to the populace, during the proces-/sion in honour of the triumph of liberal principles in France. It was afterwards sung, on a platform erected for that purpose, in the cen-/ tre of Washington Square, by all the vocalists of the Park Theatre,/ accompanied by the whole orchestra of that establishment./ J. Booth & Sons, Printer, New-York."