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Panoramic View of New York City (in Eight Sections)
Black ink over graphite on eight sheets of ivory paper with partial black ink borders, laid on Japanese paper
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This brick was found during the reconstruction of Fraunces Tavern, a Colonial tavern on Pearl and Whitehall Streets in lower Manhattan. Originally built in 1719 as a private home, the building was bought in 1762 by Samuel Fraunces, who named his tavern the Queen Charlotte. The tavern was used as a meeting place by the Sons of Liberty, and was given its owner's name at the outbreak of the Revolution. In 1783, George Washington gave a farewell address to his officers in the tavern's Long Room.
Gift of Eugene White
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