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Speech of Robert Emmet, Esq.

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Date made: n.d.
Maker: Schnabel & Finkeldey
Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Image size: Image: 23 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.; 59.69 x 41.91 cm
ID number: DL*60.2412
Negative number: 2003-19715


Colored lithographic print commemorating the death of Robert Emmet. The Goddess of Liberty stands on a tomb holding the hearts of murdered patriots in her hand. To the right is the Figure of Death attacking Lord Norbury, the judge who sentenced Mr. Emmet for High Treason. The Scales of Justice lie broken by his side. To the left of the tomb is a representation of the Maid of Erin weeping over murdered Innocence (two children). Beneath the image is the text of Robert Emmet's speech delivered at trial.