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Front of a playing card about the American Revolutionary War. Bunker Hill - Gen. Israel Putnam

EP001.08.TMP.012.001 (RS18650)

Description

This is a playing card of a card game about the Revolutionary War. There are two questions with their answers: "What celebrated battle was fought near Boston at the beginning of the Revolutionary War? Bunker Hill." and "What American officer of the Revolution left his plow in the field and hastened to join the Patriot army at Boston on hearing the news of the bloodshed at Lexington? General Israel Putnam." A British Red Ensign, a British naval flag also known as the Meteor Flag and Colonial Red Ensign and one of the first flags to be flown in the colonies, appears above the questions and answers. The back of the playing card is decorated with stars emitting rays of light, clouds, and the Old Man in the Moon.

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Physical Description
1 playing card
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Component
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000430
AccessID: 641
Other identifier: HNEDID-000430
GUSN
223050
Reference Code
EP001.08.TMP.012.001

Record details

Other People
Putnam, Israel, 1718-1790
Descriptive Terms
card games (game sets)
flags
printed ephemera
stars
Material Type
playing cards
Subjects
British Red Ensign (flag)
Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775
Lexington, Battle of, Lexington, Mass., 1775
Old Man in the Moon
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
clouds
moon
Places
Breeds Hill (Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [peak]
Bunker Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
United Kingdom
United States
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Notes
FRONT OF 000432
Location Note
Ephemera: Card Games: Box 1

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