“The Heroine of Monmouth”

Currier & Ives
New York, New York
Lithograph on Paper

“Molly Pitcher” was the centerpiece of a Currier & Ives print in 1876, in commemoration of the nation’s Centennial celebrations. Pitcher was a fictional representation of the many women said to have fought in the Revolutionary War, like Margaret Corbin and Mary Ludwig Hays. Hays is remembered as taking the place of her injured husband on the field at the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey.

Courtesy of the Monmouth County Historical Society.