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Daniel Shays and Job Shattuck

Catalog Data:

Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Sitter:
Daniel Shays, 1747? - 29 Sep 1825
Job Shattuck, 1725 - 1825?
Medium:
Relief cut on paper
Type:
Bound Object
Date:
1787
Topic:
Weapon\Sword
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat\Tricorne
Symbols & Motifs\Flag
Weapon\Cannon
Daniel Shays: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer
Daniel Shays: Military and Intelligence\Soldier\Revolution
Daniel Shays: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Revolutionary
Daniel Shays: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Social Reformer\Rebel
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.75.25
Exhibition Label:
Daniel Shays, a Revolutionary War captain, gave his name to the 1786-87 tax rebellion in western and central Massachusetts. Armed farmers, threatened with the loss of their farms and imprisonment for debt, forced the closing of the courts and marched upon the arsenal at Springfield. The militia was called out, the insurrection at length put down, most of the rebels pardoned (Shays fled to Vermont), and their grievances addressed by the state legislature. Most significantly, Shays's Rebellion frightened conservatives throughout the country and gave an urgency to the need for a stronger central government.
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

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