Kurz & Allison

Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775, c1890
12 x 18 in
SKU: 8827g
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The Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord were fought on April 19, 1775, in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay. It was the first major military campaign of the American revolutionary war, resulting in an American victory and an outpouring of militia support for the anti-British cause. The lithograph depicts close range fighting between the American colonists and the British soldiers, with the British shown taking losses. 


Kurz and Allison, based in Chicago, were major publishers of chromolithographs in the late nineteenth century. They built their reputation on prints published in the mid-1880s depicting battles of the American Civil War. While the prints were highly historically inaccurate, they were sought after. They did not pretend to mirror actual events but rather attempted to tap into people's patriotic emotions.