Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The tea-tax-tempest, or the Anglo-American revolution 1 print : etching and engraving. | Print shows a satire expressing a Continental European view of the American Revolution, showing Father Time using a magic lantern to project the image of a teapot exploding among frightened British troops as American troops advance through the smoke. Figures representing world opinion look on: an Indian for America, a black woman representing Africa, a woman holding...
    • Contributor: Guttenberg, Carl
    • Date: 1778
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    [Britannia toe] Amer[eye]ca 1 print : etching ; 37.1 x 27.3 cm. (sheet) | Print shows a letter in the form of a rebus portraying Britannia as a mother urging her daughter America to jilt the Frenchman she is planning to marry and stop rebelling. This political satire refers to the American alliance with France and concerns Great Britain's last attempt to end the American Revolution through...
    • Contributor: Darly, M. - Darly, M. (Mary)
    • Date: 1778
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The tea-tax-tempest, or Old Time with his magick-lanthern 1 print : etching. | Cartoon shows America, seated on the left, and a sombre Britannia treated to a glass lantern presentation on the American Revolution. Father Time, leaning against a globe, provides a commentary on the momentous events projected by the lantern: an exploding teapot, the Boston Tea Party, over a fire that is fueled by paper taxed by the Stamp Act and...
    • Date: 1783
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    Fox's martyrs or The patriots in limbo 1 print : etching ; 25.2 x 34.9 cm (plate) | Print shows Charles James Fox's martyrs during the American Revolution. On the right, Frederick, Lord North, hangs from a devil's pitchfork and wears a large stone labeled "American War" from his neck. In the center, Charles Fox apologizes for his actions, in the aftermath of the 1784 general election. The 1784 Parliamentary election...
    • Date: 1784
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    [Het tegenwoordig verward Europa] Catalog Record Only 1 print : engraving, trimmed within plate. | Print shows "a curiously carved chest, or seat, representing 'The English Bank of Exchange' (Wisselbank) is suspended like a pair of scales by chains from the horn of a unicorn whose head emerges from clouds..." (Source: George) The Dutch allegorical print represents an embattled England during the American Revolution. A Frenchman attempts to unseat an Englishman...
    • Date: 1780
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    The times, anno. 1783 1 print : etching. | Print shows John Bull throwing up his arms in despair as the devil flies away with a map labeled "America"; to the left are a portly Dutchman, a Spaniard, and a Frenchman, in the background is a battle scene at Gibraltar. This cartoon is about the Treaty of Paris, signed at the end of the American Revolution, as well...
    • Contributor: Gillray, James
    • Date: 1783
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    The American rattle snake 1 print : etching ; plate 25.4 x 33.2 cm, on sheet 26.3 x 36.1 cm. | Cartoon shows "American" snake, the emblem used by Americans as a device on their flag before the adoption of the stars and stripes, with two of three coils around units of British soldiers, commanded by Burgoyne and Cornwallis at time of their surrender. Gillray is lampooning the...
    • Contributor: Gillray, James
    • Date: 1782
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    America in flames 1 print : woodcut. | Print shows a woman representing "America" seated in flames fanned from above by two men in clouds wielding British measures, "Quebec Bill" and "Masachusets (sic) Bay", against the colonies; four British men, representing the British Opposition, make a feeble attempt to extinguish flames. A teapot is overturned on steps in front of "America" spilling it's contents.
    • Date: 1774
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [America toe] her [miss]taken [moth]er 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Print shows a letter in the form of a rebus from America to Britannia.
    • Contributor: Darly, M. - Darly, M. (Mary)
    • Date: 1778
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The triumph of America 1 print : etching. | Print shows William Pitt, the first Earl of Chatham, driving a triumphal carriage in which rides a Native American representing America. The carriage is drawn by a team of six horses, "Royal Oak, Crafty, Weathercock, Surly, Prudence, [and] Prerogative", representing the members of Pitt's new ministry, the Duke of Grafton, Charles Townshend, the Earl of Shelburne, H.S. Conway, Robert...
    • Date: 1766
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    The horse America, throwing his master 1 print : etching ; 20.3 x 30.4 cm (sheet) | Print shows a horse "America" throwing its rider, George III.
    • Date: 1779
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A view in America in 1778 1 print : etching ; (plate) 24.8 x 35.3 cm, (sheet) 28 x 38.5 cm. | Print shows an African man lying on the ground, wounded by cannon shot, over him are standing several men, on the left is a congressman clearly suffering from a visual disorder (strabismus or walleye and also, perhaps, blindness to the needs of the military), center is a military...
    • Contributor: Darly, Matthew, Active - Darly, Matthew
    • Date: 1778
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    Commodore Hopkins, commander in chief of the American Fleet 1 print : mezzotint. | Print shows Esek Hopkins, three-quarter length portrait, wearing uniform, standing, facing front, with sword drawn during naval engagement; ships in background display "Dont tread upon me" and "Liberty Tree - An appeal to God" flags.
    • Date: 1776
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    An attempt to land a bishop in America 1 print : etching and engraving ; 17.7 x 11.1 cm (sheet) | Print shows a bishop climbing aboard a ship labeled "Hillsborough" having been chased there by angry American colonists who use long poles to push the ship away from the quay.
    • Date: 1768
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    Poor old England endeavoring to reclaim his wicked American children 1 print : etching ; plate 24.6 x 35.2 cm, on sheet 27.6 x 38.3 cm. | Print shows England as an old man with wooden leg and crutch tugging on strings hooked onto the noses of five American men across a divide labeled "The Atlantic Ocean"; the men resist, shoot pellets at, and taunt old England. Includes a quote attributed to Shakespeare, "And...
    • Contributor: Darly, Matthew, Active - Darly, Matthew
    • Date: 1777
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    Horatio Gates Esqr., major general of the American forces 1 print : mezzotint. | Print shows Horatio Gates, three-quarter length portrait, facing left, wearing uniform, standing at table in tent, with tents and a flag with horizontal stripes in the background.
    • Date: 1778
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    "The rights of man; or Tommy Paine, the little American taylor, taking the measure of the crown, for a new pair of revolution-breeches 1 print : engraving. | "Tom Paine, lean, and grotesquely caricatured, crouches, kneeling on one knee, to apply his tape-measure to a gigantic crown standing on the ground, the greater part of which is cut off by the right margin of the design..." (Source: George)
    • Date: 1791
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    Bunkers Hill or America's head dress 1 print : etching. | Print shows a half-length portrait of a woman, right profile, with exaggerated coiffure supporting three redoubts with infantry and artillery firing at close range, tents, an artillery train, and a sea battle involving two or three ships; large flags flying over the redoubts are decorated with a monkey, two women, and a goose.
    • Contributor: Darly, Matthew, Active - Darly, Matthew
    • Date: 1776
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Charles Lee, Esq'r. - major general of the Continental Army in America 1 print : mezzotint ; 35.5 x 25 cm. (plate) | Print shows Charles Lee, three-quarter length portrait, wearing military uniform, standing, facing slightly left, gesturing with right hand, cannon firing in the background next to flag "An Appeal to Heaven."
    • Date: 1775
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    George Washington, Esq'r. - general and commander in chief of the Continental Army in America 1 print : mezzotint. | Print shows George Washington, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing right, wearing military uniform, gesturing with right hand toward battle in background.
    • Contributor: Will, Johann Martin
    • Date: 1776
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    News from America, or the Patriots in the dumps 1 print : etching with engraving. | Cartoon shows Lord North standing on a platform holding letter announcing successful campaign by British troops in America. A distraught woman "America" holding a liberty cap, sits at the base of the platform; others present react to the news.
    • Date: 1776
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    The American rattlesnake presenting Monsieur his ally a dish of frogs 1 print : etching ; plate 248 x 366 mm, sheet 268 x 388 mm. | Print shows a rattlesnake, representing America, presenting a basket of frogs to a Frenchman. Includes a short verse advising Britons to drive a wedge between the Americans and the French during the peace negotiation process.
    • Date: 1782
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    Iohn Paul Iones, commander of a squadron in the service of the thirteen United States of North America, 1779 1 print : mezzotint. | Print shows John Paul Jones, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, standing, wearing uniform, holding telescope cradled in right arm, left hand on anchor, with naval battle scene in the background.
    • Date: 1779
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The curious zebra - alive from America! walk in gem'men and ladies, walk in 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Cartoon shows a group of men, including George Washington who is standing to the right holding the tail of the zebra, and Lord North, standing on the left gripping the reins, trying to guide the zebra on whose stripes are the names of the thirteen colonies.
    • Date: 1778
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    The reconciliation between Britania and her daughter America 1 print : etching ; 26.2 x 36.4 cm (sheet) | Cartoon shows a Native, representing America, with a flag and liberty cap, rushing to the arms of Britannia, who holds a shield inscribed "George for Ever." A Spaniard and a Frenchman combine efforts to pull America away from England's embrace. Holland watches from a vantage point atop a barrel of herring, while Charles...
    • Contributor: Colley, Thomas, Active - Colley, Thomas
    • Date: 1782