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Great Attraction at the Masonic Hall...Joice Heth

Object Number: 
LIB.SY.1835.49
Date: 
1835
Description: 
Broadside of attraction of "Joice Heth, nurse to George Washington" - 161 year old woman, former slave. Full Title: Great attraction at the Masonic Hall! Unparalleled longevity. For two days only. Joice Heth, nurse to Gen. George Washington, (the father of our country,) who has arrived at the astonishing age of 161 years!
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society Library
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group