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The American Rattlesnake

The American Rattlesnake

The American Rattlesnake, a political cartoon, was published after peace negotiations between Britain and America were underway.  According to the Library of Congress:

...this etching suggests the futility of further British efforts to suppress forcibly the Americans. The American rattlesnake boasts: "Two British Armies I have thus Burgoyn'd, And room for more I've got behind." A sign is posted over a vacant third coil: "An Apartment to Lett for Military Gentlemen."


Media Credits

James Gillray. The American Rattle Snake. London: W. Humphrey, April 1782.

 

Image, quote and information from the Library of Congress, John Bull and Uncle Sam, Four Centuries of British-American Relations.

 

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