National Geographic : 1974 Jul
1"*TW"' " I'LS OF ARBITRARY P0 f. ..PuS, ATf1cYZ* tW C1r 4'R VJI.1U1 L4~l 8JM O7HE3 QG ' N OWLOGISHAfLL THcY'rITv'RAND SPEAK ARD TH BOAST TLSSNES : THY BREAKI P LTHNE HERITAGE : THY SLAY THE Wl S-DER THE FATlERLSESS - YET rTHEYS HTRERSKATL T GO ofQ pFo Eager to condemn British tyranny, zealous propagandists often embellished incidents. En graver Henry Pelham spiced his version of the 1770 "Boston Massacre" (above) with a heady anti British flavor. Paul Revere went even further, copying Pelham's work and adding "Butcher's Hall" to the Custom House (lower right). More objective accounts told a different story COURTESYAMERICANANTIQUARIANSOCIETY(ABOVEANDLOWERRIGHT) of the March 5 affair. British Redcoats, facing a threatening mob, opened fire. Five rioters died, but not before one testified on the soldiers' be half. Defended by Sam Adams's cousin, John future President of the United States-two sol diers received light sentences, the rest went free. Outside the Old State House (upperright), tail lights streak where colonists' blood once flowed. Irr. FAM caw.