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Spirit of ' (76)

Spirit of '76, popular image of the American Revolution, depicted in a painting by Archibald M. Willard. Willard, a U.S. artist, created this image originally as a cartoon (c.1875). Later it was painted and displayed in the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition (1876). The image of a fife player and 2 drummers leading troops of the American army was modeled by acquaintances and relatives of the artist.

See also: Revolutionary War in America.

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