Paul Revere vs. Sam Adams?

Here’s another historical meme I created, based on the Paul Revere / Sam Adams controversy. It’s a little known fact that the man featured on bottles of Samuel Adams beer is actually Paul Revere. I’m not certain of the reason for this. Some say Samuel Adams was too ugly. Others say the beer was originally supposed to be called Paul Revere beer and that the portrait was too expensive to redo.

Regardless, Revere was an American patriot who played an important role in the Sons of Liberty and the Boston Tea Party. He also famously warned the British were coming in his famous (and over-hyped) Paul Revere’s Ride.

The painting is called “Portrait of Paul Revere.” It was created by John Singleton Copley in 1768. Enjoy!

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