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Flashback Photo: Re-enactment of the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, 1921

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Crowd in front of the Paul Revere House, 1921

Crowd in front of the Paul Revere House, 1921

On Patriot's Day in 1921, the annual reenactment of the midnight ride of Paul Revere -- in the daytime -- drew quite a crowd in front of his house in Boston. The photo was taken by long-time Boston Herald photographer Leslie Jones.

Read what really happened that night on April 18, 1775, in Paul Revere's own words here.

Photo courtesy Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.

26 Comments

26 Comments

  1. Donna Corey

    April 18, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    North Sq, Boston, MA

  2. New England Historical Society

    April 18, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    ^Donna, You’re awesome! Correct!

  3. Donna Corey

    April 18, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Thank you! I enjoy your posts!

  4. Kimberly Buzzell-Iannantuoni

    April 18, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Paul Revere’s house

  5. Rob Wright

    April 18, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    North End, Boston. That’s Paul Revere’s house

  6. Daniel C. Purdy

    April 18, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Ditto. The only house in Boston built in the 1600’s left.

  7. Susan Pollard Spellman

    April 18, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Paul Revere’s house in North End Boston.

  8. Clare Silliman

    April 18, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    That is one cool home.

  9. David Clements

    April 18, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    The Waffle House ?

  10. Dana McPhee

    April 18, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Revere House, can’t see the Hitchborn House in the photo…the Blake House in Dorchester is the oldest, if I remember correctly…

  11. Melanie K. Petrucci

    April 18, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    The north end??? Paul Revere s house?

  12. Pat Cremens

    April 18, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Paul Revere house!

  13. Paul Pichette

    April 18, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Paul Revere’s house.Garden ct, Boston’s North end.

  14. Billy Bovaird

    April 18, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    It’s that place, where they did that thing………

  15. Claudette Beerman

    April 19, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Paul revere house

  16. Claudette Beerman

    April 19, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Paul revere house

  17. Jason Capriotti

    April 19, 2014 at 4:38 am

    boston.

  18. Scott Otis

    April 19, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Paul reveres

  19. Margaret Dragon

    April 19, 2014 at 7:50 am

    North end … Paul Revere’s house.

  20. Bill Carlson

    April 19, 2014 at 8:59 am

    North end

  21. Carol Scanlon

    April 19, 2014 at 9:21 am

    north end = revere house

  22. Carolyn Murphy Buck

    April 19, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Paul revere “s house

  23. Boston Ma. Paul Revere (wooden house)

  24. Marjorie Lynch

    April 20, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Paul Revere House in Boston’s North End.

  25. Amanda J. Pruitt

    April 20, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Love the anchor and Paul Revere, I would love to take to Boston in a few years

  26. Amanda J. Pruitt

    April 20, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Love the anchor and Paul Revere, I would love to take to Boston in a few years

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