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News from America, or the patriots in the dumps

File name: 11_03_000011


Box label: American related cartoons, 5284 - 5476


Title: News from America, or the patriots in the dumps


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Created/Published: [London]


Date issued: 1776-11


Physical description: 1 print : engraving, with some stipple engraving ; 71/4 x 5 in.


Summary: Lord North shows a letter from General Howe, whose victory at Long Island had just recently been announced. A dowdy, bare-breasted woman with a liberty cap falls down weeping and American ships sink in the background.


Genre: Political cartoons; Engravings


Subjects: North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783; Opposition (Political science); Announcing; Gloating; Liberty cap


Notes: References: Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, no. 5340 (BM 5340); References: American Revolution in Drawings and Prints, no. 703 (ARDP 703); Published in: London Magazine, Nov. 1776


Statement of responsibility:


Collection: Americana Collection


Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department


Rights: No known restrictions


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Taken on May 17, 2011