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Chappel, Alonzo, (1828-1887) Landing of Roger Williams.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08878.0006 Author/Creator: Chappel, Alonzo, (1828-1887) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Engraving Date: 1867 Pagination: 1 print : b&w ; 17.5 x 27 cm. Order a Copy

One engraving entitled "Landing of Roger Williams" dated 1867. Depicts the landing of Roger Williams in Rhode Island in 1636. Native American Indians greet him. From a painting by Alonzo Chappel. Published by Johnson, Fry & Co.

Roger Williams was an English Protestant theologian who began the colony of Providence Plantation (Rhode Island) in 1636 as a refuge for religious minorities.

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