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Doolittle, Amoslocked

(b Cheshire, CT, 1754; d New Haven, CT, Jan 31, 1832).
  • David M. Sokol

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American engraver. Doolittle learnt to engrave in metal through his apprenticeship to a silversmith. His career as an independent craftsman was interrupted by army service during the American Revolution, during which time he met Ralph Earl, whose drawings of battle scenes, including the battles of Lexington and Concord, Doolittle was later to engrave on copper. The success of these historical scenes, for example ...

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