May 20, 1766: New Yorkers celebrate the repeal of Parliament’s Stamp Act by ringing church bells, setting off fireworks, and shooting muskets.
Revolutionary history and fashion are united in this photo currently on display in Bill Cunningham: Facades (Bill Cunningham, St. Paul’s Chapel and Churchyard (built ca. 1766-96), ca. 1968-76. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York Historical Society, Gift of the photographer).