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Common-wealth; The Colossus

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In the years preceding the American Revolution, people in Manhattan politically measured their place by marking their relation to the tallest things in the urban landscape. Between 1766 and 1776, five liberty poles—pine ships’ masts that were refashioned into political symbols—were successively erected...
PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.218-249

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