Return of Prisoners taken at Trenton the 26th, December 1776 by the Army under the command of his Excellency General Washington
On the morning of December 26, 1776, Continental troops commanded by General George Washington launched a surprise attack on Hessisan mercenaries barracked at Trenton, New Jersey, scoring an important inspirational victory and capturing 918 prisoners, as detailed on this “Return of Prisoners.”
Return of Prisoners taken at Trenton the 26th, December 1776 by the Army under the command of his Excellency General Washington.; Papers of the Continental Congress 1774-1789, Item 152: Letters from Gen. George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Army, 1775-84; Records of the Continental and Confederation Congresses and the Constitutional Convention; Record Group 360
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Photo of boys working in Arcade Bowling Alley. Photo taken late at night. The boys work until midnight and later. Trenton, N.J., 12/20/1909
Taken by investigative photographer Lewis Hine on December 20, 1909, the photograph is one of a series of black-and-white prints given to the Children’s Bureau by the National Child Labor Committee. The almost five hundred photographs represent a fraction of the approximately 5,000 photographs Hine took for the committee to document working and living conditions for children.