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Great Attraction at the Masonic Hall...Joice Heth

Is owned by NYHS: 
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Great Attraction at the Masonic Hall...Joice Heth
Title
Great Attraction at the Masonic Hall...Joice Heth
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
Object Number 
LIB.SY.1835.49
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group