The Song of the Boyne Water
[ William Smith, publisher].
Broadside with the verses of 'The Song of the Boyne Water' and featuring an image of an equestrian statue of William III [which was located on College Green, Dublin from 1701 until it was blown up in 1929]. On 12 July and 4 November [the King’s birthday] each year, the statue in Dublin was decorated with garlands, ribbons etc. by loyalists while in the Philadelphia in the early 19th century loyalists met, marched, sang and held toasts to commemorate The Battle of the Boyne and William III's bithday. Printed at bottom of this sheet: "Published by William Smith, 264 South Third St. [264 S 3rd St.], bel. Shippen, Philadelphia, Pa. W.S. [William Smith] has just published a large and beautiful print of William III., Prince of Orange, got up in the best style and highly coloured, size of the print, when framed, 22 x 18 inches. W.S. has also Certificates of Membership for the Order of Odd Fellows, the American Protestant Association, &c., containing all the Emblems of both Orders, beautifully colored and framed in a variety of plain and elegant styles. Looking Glasses, Portrait and Picture Frames of every description, Wholesale and Retail".
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[Philadelphia : William Smith, 264 South Third St., n.d.].
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 broadside ; verse printed within decorative printed frame 30.5 x 21cm., on sheet 43 x 35 cm..
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Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.