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The Peterloo Handkerchief

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These pictures and objects are examples of the different ways in which the Peterloo Massacre was remembered. The items set the Peterloo Handkerchief in the context of the memorabilia that were widely produced after the event .They also allow a comparison of the different ways in which the massacre was depicted for a mass audience in an era before photography and film.

Print

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To Henry Hunt Esq: an etching of the Peterloo Massacre; AD 1819.

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Satirical print

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The Manchester Heroes, a print by George Cruikshank; AD 1819.

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Satirical print

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Massacre at St Peter’s or “Britons Strike Home”!!! by George Cruikshank, AD 1819.

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Plaque

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Pottery plaque; about AD 1819.

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Medal

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Bronze medal; AD 1819

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Beaker

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Earthenware beaker showing Henry Hunt; about AD 1819.

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Jug

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Blue ceramic jug; about AD 1819.

© Courtesy of the People’s History Museum

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The Peterloo Handkerchief