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

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.

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