Molly Pitcher, after a painting by C.Y. Turner.
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Molly Pitcher wears a burgundy velvet dress with white trim as she stands courageously loading the cannon for battle.

Credit: Image donated by Corbis-Bettmann

In the 1800s, the mythic "Molly Pitcher" emerged as a symbol of the bravery and strength of American women. For decades, inexpensive prints of the fictional Molly Pitcher and other heroes of the American Revolution graced the walls of many American homes.

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