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Johnson Fry & Co. Landing of Roger Williams.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08878.0006 Author/Creator: Johnson Fry & Co. Place Written: New York, New York Type: Engravings Date: 1867 Pagination: 1 print : b&w ; 17.5 x 27 cm.

Summary of Content: 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.

People: Johnson Fry & Co.
Williams, Roger, 1604?-1683.
Chappel, Alonzo, 1828-1887.

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Immigration and Migration, American Indian History

Sub Era: Early Settlements