The Great Fire of New York in 1776


Representation of the Great Fire of New York occurred on September 20-21, 1776, less than a week after the British entered the city. In the print, flames and smoke stream from a row of houses as chaos reigns in the streets. Armed soldiers beat civilians, while African slaves carry trunks of goods from some houses.

Creator: André Basset. Published "A Paris chez Basset Rue S. Jacques au coin de la rue des Mathurins". Source: George Washington's Mount Vernon / Boston Public Library.


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