- Item 171 - View of the Whig Pavilion, Mount Joy, Portland, 1837
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- Item 171
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On September 27, 1837 amidst a rough and tumble political campaign, Maine Whigs held a monster rally on the slopes of Munjoy Hill (also called Mount Joy) below the Portland Observatory.Show Details
Memorialized in this engraving by local bookseller Samuel Hodeson Colesworthy (1808-1899) are visitors who watched a parade, heard speeches and witnessed a 26-gun salute.
During the cannonade a young artilleryman, George Richardson, was killed by an exploding cartridge.