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John Trumbull (1756–1843)
George Washington (1732–1799), 1780
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924

Bernard Ratzer (active 1756–1776), engraved by Thomas Kitchin (1718–1784)
Plan of the City of New York, 1770          
New-York Historical Society Library

John Adams to George Washington, January 6,
1776
George Washington Papers, Manuscripts Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
Common Sense, 1776
New-York Historical Society Library

United States Continental Congress
In Congress, July 4, 1776. A declaration by the representatives of the United States of America, in general Congress assembled. [Declaration of Independence]
New York: Printed by Hugh Gaine
New-York Historical Society Library

Gaine’s New-York pocket almanack, for the year 1776
New York: Printed by Hugh Gaine
New-York Historical Society Library

Jean Baptiste Antoine de Verger
Soldiers in Uniform, ca. 1781–84. 
Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, John Hay Library, Brown University

Hunting shirt, ca. 1776                                              
Courtesy, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Hessian cap:
Hessian Fusilier Cap, c. 1776
Peablody Essex Museum, Salem Massachusetts
Photo © Mark Sexton

Camp Bed, 1777–1785  
Gift of Ernest Livingston McCrackan
New-York Historical Society

Ridgeway after Alonzo Chappel
Lord Stirling at the Battle of Long Island, c.1858
New-York Historical Society Library

John Montresor (1736–1799), engraved by P. Andrews (1765–1782)
A Plan of the City of New-York & its Environs, 1766        
New-York Historical Society Library

By His Excellency George Washinton [sic], Esquire, August 17, 1776        
New York: Printed by John Holt
New-York Historical Society Library

Michael Angelo Wageman, engraved by James Charles Armytage
Washington’s Retreat at Long Island, 1860
New York: Virtue & Co. Publishers
New-York Historical Society Library

Franz Xaver Habermann (1721–1796), engraved by J. Chéreau
Représentation du feu terrible à nouvelle Yorck, 1776
New-York Historical Society Library

Petition of 547 loyalists from New York City, November 28, 1776
New-York Historical Society Library

Felix Octavius Carr Darley, engraved by Edward Bookhout
Interior of the old Jersey prison ship, in the Revolutionary War, 1855
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division

Sugar house relic cane, ca. 1852.
Oak, silver, ivory, other metals, 36 x 2 in.
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Peter Humphrey Moulton in memory of his grandfather Francis Severn Moulton.
Photo: Glenn Castellano

Duke Riley
The Acorn Submarine, 2007
Wood, resin, steel and glass
96 x 72 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Magnan Metz Gallery, New York

Creative: Tronvig Group