What can you learn from this engraving about the composition and mood of the crowd?
Property damage was an occasional outgrowth of crowd actions and, for the most part, it was not sanctioned by the men who lead the protests. What would led the crowd to take this extraordinary action?
Dummies dressed to resemble stamp agents were hanged and/or burned during some of the protests. What purpose did this serve?
Stamp Act Spoon made for Landon Carter (1710-1778)
Source: Virginia Historical Society
This teapot from Staffordshire, England commemorates the repeal of the Stamp Act. English manufacturers created such home products to regain colonial customers who had boycotted their products.
Source: National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
The skull and crossbones symbolized the death of the free press resulting from passage of the act
Source: Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser, (1765, Library of Congress.)