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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of Caricatures and Cartoons
1643, 1756-1943, 1977
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Container List

Series I. Colonial & Revolutionary Period, 1643, 1756-1790

Scope and Contents

The series includes prints dating from 1756 to 1790 (with one earlier print from 1643), that is, from the late colonial period in British North America and the beginning of the American Revolution to the close of the Revolution and beginning of American government under the new Constitution of 1787. There are about 140 prints in the series, 50 of which are a set of British political satires dating from 1756-1757. Though most of the series relates to America and the Revolutionary period, the focus of the series does have an international perspective with British, French, and Dutch themes. Many of the prints are in, or include, the French, Dutch, and German languages.

The container list includes "BM" (for British Museum) numbers for many of the prints. This refers to numbers in the "Catalogue of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, [Volume 4], Division I, Political and Personal Satires " and can assist in finding further data and images about the item on the internet.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in approximate chronological order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Folder: FF-1 Item : 1643-1 Let Not The World Divide Those Whom Christ Hath Joined
1643
Box: 1 British Political Satire. 51 cards.

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51 cards, approximately 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, mostly by Edwards & Darly from 1756. At least one from 1757. Several undated and/or unattributed. N-YHS's records refer to these as the "Townsend cards," possibly because of their source.

All are described in the "Catalogue of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, [Volume 4], Division I, Political and Personal Satires" (available in Google Books). The catalogue numbers held are: 3344, 3346,3348, 3356, 3362, 3381, 3385, 3388, 3390, 3392, 3394, 3399, 3401, 3403, 3407, 3412, 3414, 3417, 3424, 3427, 3429, 3442, 3473, 3488, 3490, 3493, 3495, 3497, 3499, 3502, 3504 (colored), 3506 (colored), 3511, 3516, 3518, 3521, 3522 (colored), 3527, 3531, 3533, 3535 (colored), 3537, 3542, 3543, 3558, 3564, 3572, 3576, 3578, 3602, 3638.

1756
Folder: FF-1 Item : 1756-1 The English Lioned Dismember'd [Loss of Minorca; French-Indian War]
1756
Folder: FF-1 Item : 1764-1 The Germans bleeds & bears ye Furs of Quaker Lords & Savage Curs...

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Removed from pamphlet. Y1764.Paxton. Engraving - Henry Dawkins

1764
Folder: FF-1 Item : 1765-1 The Deplorable State of America or Sc---h Government [Scotch Government; Stamp Act]

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BM #4119; Attributed by Murrell to Wilkinson. Acquisition date: Oct 7, 1901.

1765
Folder: FF-1 Item : 1765-2 The Great Financier or British OEconomy for the Years 1763, 1764, 1765 [Stamp Act]

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BM #4128 (variation). Acquisition date: July 16, 1908?

1765
Folder: FF-2 Item : 1766-1 The Repeal. Or The Funeral of Miss Ame - Stamp [Stamp Act Repeal]

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BM #4140 (variant); There is a second variation of the caricature. Second variation has note re: acquisition?: Adlard(?) Feb/61. There is a third variation (a facsimile).

1766
Folder: FF-2 Item : 1768-1 The Colonies Reduced. Its Companion.

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BM #4183; Designed & Engraved for The Political Register, London. Catalogue Note states that it is probably by Benjamin Franklin.

1768
Folder: FF-2 Item : 1768-2 Magna Britania her Colonies Reduc'd

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For the Political Register; Probably designed by Benjamin Franklin; Gift of Miss Annie Dennis, Oct. 17, 1933.

1768
Folder: FF-2 Item : 1768-3 No Title [Four Lines of Verse - Avaunt Ye Troublers of a World's Repose...]

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2 copies; from London Magazine, Vol. XXXVII, frontispiece.

1768
Folder: FF-2 Item : 1768-4 Janus 1768-1769

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BM # 4233; Designed & Engraved for the Political Register

1768
Folder: FF-2 Item : 1768-5 The Pillars of the State

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BM #4235; Designed & Engraved for the Political Register

1768
Folder: FF-2 Item : 1769-1 The City Carriers.

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BM #4296; From London Magazine

1769
Folder: FF-3 Item : 1773-1 Privy Purse in 1753. Privy Purse in 1773.The Mother and The Child

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BM #5105; For the London Magazine, p. 33

1773
Folder: FF-3 Item : 1773-2 The Parricide. A Sketch of Modern Patriotism.

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BM #5334; Engraved for the Westminster Magazine (* published 1773-1785)

1773
Folder: FF-3 Item : 1774-1 A New Method of Macarony Making, As Practiced at Boston [Two Stanzas of verse follow. The Boston Port Bill]

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BM #5232; Printed for Carington Bowles; There is a reissue (1774-1R) of the original drawing published by H.R. Robinson between 1837-1842.(Reissue has an acquisition (?) date on front of May 29, 1904.)

1774
Folder: FF-3 Item : 1774-2 The Bostonian's Paying the Excise-man, or Tarring & Feathering. [Boston Port Bill]

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Printed for Robert Sayer & J. Bennett. On back states "Property of The Naval History Society...Dec. 8, 1932. Gift of James Barnes and John Sanford Barnes."; There is a reissue (1774-2R) of the original drawing published by H.R. Robinson between 1837 and 1842. On the front of the reissued caricature is the acquisition(?) date May 29, 1904.

1774
Folder: FF-3 Item : 1774-3 The Bostonians in Distress [Boston Port Bill]

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BM #5241; Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett. Noted as gift of the Naval History Society, Dec 8, 1932.

1774
Folder: FF-3 Item : 1774-4 Liberty Triumphant. or the Downfall of Oppression. [Independence of America]

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Front has acquisition(?)date - Apr 16, 1906.

1774
Folder: FF-3 Item : 1774-5 The Able Doctor. or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught

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BM #5226; From the London Magazine, July 1774; Copied by Paul Revere for the Royal American Magazine, 1774

1774
Folder: FF-3 Item : 1774-6 The Mitred Minuet

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BM #5228; From the London Magazine, 1774, p. 312

1774
Folder: FF-3 Item : 1774-7 The Council of the Rulers and Elders against the Tribe of Ye Americanites

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BM #5281

1774
Folder: FF-3 Item : 1774-8 America in Flames

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BM #5282; From Town and Country Magazine, 1774, p.659

1774
Folder: FF-3 Item : 1774-9 The Polish Plumb Cake

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BM #5229; J. Lodge, sculptor. From the Westminster Magazine

1774
Folder: FF-5 Item : 1775-1 The Patriotick Barber of New York [Boston Port Bill]

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BM #5284; Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett.

1775
Folder: FF-4 Item : 1775-2 The Political Cartoon of the Year, 1775

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BM #5288; for the Westminster Magazine

1775
Folder: FF-4 Item : 1775-3 The Thistle Reel

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BM #5285; For the London Magazine, 1775,p.56

1775
Folder: FF-4 Item : 1775-4 The Court Cotillion, Or the Premiers new Parl*****t Jig

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BM #5244; Terry del et Sculp.

1775
Folder: FF-6 Item : 1776-1 Billiard Playing in 1776. Local Option or Not, We'll Play Billiards

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Published by John Leopold, from an original painting. Note on back: "Trade Card for Billiard Table Mfr. Bella C. Landauer Coll. Filed Sports and Games"

1776
Folder: FF-6 Item : 1776-2 News from America, or The Patriots in the Dumps

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BM #5340; For the London Magazine, Nov. 1776

1776
Folder: FF-6 Item : 1776-3 Miss Carolina Sullivan, one of the obstinate daughters of America 1776 [Moultrie's successful repulse of Sir Peter Parker's fleet off Charleston]

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Signed Matting D1 Del. Published by Mary Darly

1776
Folder: FF-6 Item : 1776-4a Cupid's Tower

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BM #5377; published by M. Darly

1776
Folder: FF-6 Item : 1776-4b Bunkers Hill or American Head Dress

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BM #5330 (variant); published by M. Darly

1776
Folder: FF-6 Item : 1776-5 Oh-Heigh-Oh or a View of the Back Settlements

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Published by M Darly

1776
Folder: FF-6 Item : 1776-6 Die Generals und Officiers der Koniglich Englischen Armee und derer Hutffs Truppen zu Neu Yorck [Title also in French]

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Grave par Jean Borait Winckler. Froost pinxit; Printed for Carington Bowles

1776
Folder: FF-7 Item : 1778-1 A Picturesque View of the State of the Nation for February 1778 [British Commerce]

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BM #5472; One of four variants; Acquisition(?) Date on back: Feb 26, 1900

1778
Folder: FF-7 Item : 1778-2 Explication de ce tableau touchant l'etat de la Nation d'Angleterre [Title also in German]

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Second variant of A Picturesque View of the State...; on back are designs for Clothes Press & Cedar Trunks for A. Henderson Carpenter

1778
Folder: FF-7 Item : 1778-3 No Title [Variant of A Picturesque View ...]

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Third variant of A Picturesque View of the State ...

1778
Folder: FF-7 Item : 1778-4 Evil to him who turns to Evil says Poor Richard [Title in French]

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Fourth variant of A Picturesque View of the State... Acquisition(?) date on front of April 22, 1905.

1778
Folder: FF-7 Item : 1778-5 Poor Old England! or 1778. or the Bl-s-d Effects of a Wise Administration

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A hand-colored variant of A Picturesque View of the State...; Printed for W.M. Jackson.

1778
Folder: FF-8 Item : 1778-6 The Commissioners.

Scope and Contents

BM #5473; signed M Darly, published M. Darly; acquisition date on back: Mar. 27, 1957 (Abbott-Lenox Fund)

1778
Folder: FF-8 Item : 1778-7 Dedicated to the English Admiralty by a member of the American Congress [Title in French; tobacco trade]

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BM #5472 (variant); drawn from nature in Boston by Corbut; engraved in Philadelphia.

1778
Folder: FF-8 Item : 1778-8 Dedicated to the English Admiralty by a member of the American Congress [Title in French; tobacco trade]

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Variant of above; colored; Acquisition date on back: Nov. 15, 1938 Wilbur Fund

1778
Folder: FF-8 Item : 1778-9 The Tea-Tax Tempest, or the Anglo American Revolution [2 copies - Title is in English, German, French]

Scope and Contents

BM #5490; second copy is proof before letters. Acquisition(?) date on back of second copy: December 31, 1953.

1778
Folder: FF-8 Item : 1778-10 An Hieroglyphick Poetic Epistle [Rebus]

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From Don Deigo of Spain to Louis Le Grand of France; Acquisition(?) date on front: July 16, 1908.

1778
Folder: FF-8 Item : 1778-11 Britannia to America [Title in picture writing; Rebus]

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BM #5474 (variant); published by M. Darly; Acquisition(?) date on back: Feb. 26, 1958.

1778
Folder: FF-8 Item : 1778-12 America to her Mistaken Mother [Title in picture writing; Rebus]

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BM #5475; published by M. Darly

1778
Folder: FF-9 Item : 1779-1 The Political Raree Show: or a Picture of Parties and Politics, during and at the close of the Last Session of Parliament, June 1779.

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BM #5548; Published by Fielding & Walker for the Westminster Magazine, June 1779; Acquisition(?) date on front: Feb [?] 1900.

1779
Folder: FF-9 Item : 1779-2 Prattle [Military Operations]

Scope and Contents

BM #5603 (variant); published by M. Darly

1779
Folder: FF-9 Item : 1779-3 The European Diligence [European Politics]

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BM #5557; "sold by W. H___"; Acquisition(?) date on front: July 16, 1908.

1779
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-1 The Man in the White Shirt, or Foolish False Pride. [Title in Dutch; The Defensive Alliance]

Scope and Contents

BM # 5716A (variant). Dutch title: De man in 'thembd, of de gefnuikte hoogmoed." This is a proof from unfinished plate. Acquisition(?) date on front: June 21, 1906.

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-2 The Man in the White Shirt, or Foolish False Pride. [Title in Dutch; The Defensive Alliance]

Scope and Contents

BM #5716; Dutch title: De man in 'thembd, of de gefnuikte hoogmoed." Completed version of plate above. Acquisition(?) date on front: June 21, 1906.

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-3 Through the Forceful Attack of the Lion [Title in Dutch]

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BM #5712; title in Dutch: "Den door list en geweld aangevallen leeuw." Acquisition(?) date on front: June 21, 1906.

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-4 The Desperate British and the Pleased Americans on Receiving the News of a Defensive Alliance, Unlimited Convoy, and Armed Neutrality [Title in Dutch; Dutch Resistance to Navigation Acts]

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BM #5724; title in Dutch: De wanhoopie britten, en de vernoegde americanen..." Acquisition date on back: April 16, 1906.

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-5 Verklaaring [Dutch; Dutch-American Commerce]

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BM #5729. Acquisition(?) date on front: June 21, 1906.

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-6 (marked 1780-7) The British Leopard Brought to Reason [Title in Dutch; Navigation Acts]

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BM #5719. Title in Dutch: Den Britsen Leopard tot Reden gebracht." Key to numbered figures not added; Acquisition(?) date on front: Feb. 26, 1900.

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-7 John Bull Triumphant

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BM #5624; Published by W. Humphrey; hand-colored engraving

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-8 No Title - Bold Jack [verse in both English & Dutch; Dutch propaganda for the U.S.]

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BM #5721/5721A (variant); 2 copies: Copy 1 with stone wall border; Copy 2 without stone wall border

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-9 Wages After Work [Title in Dutch; British Commerce]

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BM #5715. Title in Dutch: "Loon na werk." 2 copies; Copy 2 is from the Naval History Society Collection.

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-10 The Proud and the Watchful Lion [Title in Dutch]

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BM #5714. Title in Dutch: "De moedige en waakzaame leeuw."

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-11 Four Portraits in Caricature Titled (in French): Darby, Le Lord North, Le Lord Cornwall, Le Lord Rawdon

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BM #6048-6049

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-12 The Lion is Waking Up [Title in Dutch]

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BM #5713. Title in Dutch: "De ontwaakte leeuw." Stapled behind engraving is key [Dutch]. Acquisition(?) date on front: June 21, 1906.

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-13 Engelsch Nieuws [Dutch; Dutch-British Relations]

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BM #5722 (variant?)

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-14 No Title [Edwardigen Nederlander; Dutch Investments]

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BM #5720; print before letters

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-15 De Tyd Geeft Verandering. [Dutch]

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BM #5718

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-16 Dan Onder Dan Booven [Dutch]

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BM #5725

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-17 De Verloste Hollander, or De Gedwongen Dog [Dutch]

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BM #5732

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-18 Den Engelsman Op Zyn Uiterste [Dutch; also Title in French]

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BM #5731; Published by Nicolas Ciseau

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-19 Algemeene Staatkundige Konstplaat Van't Jaar 1780. [Dutch]

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BM #5728

1780
Folder: FF-10 Item : 1780-20 Yankee Doodle, or The American Satan

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Penned inscription: "Joseph Wright, son of Patience Wright. Ask me not what provocation I have had that strong antipathy Good bears to Bad. Pub. by Ebenezer Scalpp'em on the banks of the Ohio."

1780
Folder: FF-11 Item : 1781-1 The State Watchman Discovered by the Genius of Britain, studying plans for the Reduction of America. [George III and the American Revolution]

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BM #5856; published by I. Jones. On back: "by Rowlandson, I. Jones published after the news of the Surrender at Yorktown.". Acquisition(?) date on front: Apr. 16, 1906.

1781
Folder: FF-11 Item : 1781-2 The Ballance of Power [International Rivalry]

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BM #5827; Engraving by RS; published by R. Wilkinson

1781
Folder: FF-11 Item : 1781-3 A New Pantomine. Harlequine. [American independence]
1781
Folder: FF-11 Item : 1781-4 Liberty Enlightned

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BM #5833; Caricature describing the election of Henry Cruger, who later became elected to the New York State Senate after The War, as Mayor of Bristol, England. Acquisition(?) date on back - Jan. 27, 1960. NYT Fd.

1781
Folder: FF-11 Item : 1781-5 No Title [variant of above, Liberty Enlightned]

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BM #5833 (variant); On back - Jan 27, 1960, NYT Fd.

1781
Folder: FF-11 Item : 1781-6 No Title [York Town]

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BM #5859; "A symbolic representation of the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, and an indication of the advantages which the Dutch expected to derive from commerce with America." from "Impolitical Prints". Acquisition date on back - Nov. 15, 1938, Watson Fund.

1781
Folder: FF-11 Item : 1781-7 Englisch Printet. [Dutch]

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BM #5839

1781
Folder: FF-12 Item : 1782-1 Rodney Triumphant - or - Admiral Lee-Shore in the Dumps [British Navy]

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BM #5992; Engraving by E. Dachery. Acquisition(?) date on front: Apr. 16, 1906.

1782
Folder: FF-12 Item : 1782-2 The Royal Hunt, or a Prospect of the Year 1782 [British Navy]

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BM #5961 (variant); published by R. Owen

1782
Folder: FF-12 Item : 1782-3 The Political Mirror, or An Exhibition of Ministers for April 1782

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BM #5982; Razo Rezio inv. and Crunk Fogo sculp.

1782
Folder: FF-12 Item : 1782-4 The British Lion Engaging Four Powers

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BM #6004; Engraving published by J. Barrow and sold by Richardson PrintSellers; on back - Gift of Robert Goelet, 1977.

1782
Folder: FF-12 Item : 1783-1 The (Ass)-Headed and (Cow-Heart)-ed Ministry Making the British (Lion) Give Up The Pull

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BM #6229; published by J. Barrow (?)

1783
Folder: FF-12 Item : 1783-2 The Times, Anno 1783.

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BM #6210; published by W. Humphrey

1783
Folder: FF-12 Item : 1783-3 Amusement for John Bull and his Cousin Paddy, Or, The Gambols of The American Buffalo in St. James's Street

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BM #6223; published by I. Fielding from the European Magazine p. 296

1783
Folder: FF-12 Item : 1785-1 The Loss of Eden and Eden Lost [Independence of America]

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BM #6815; published by W. Hinton. 2 copies. Copy 1 has note that states "Bought ... Maggs, December 1925"; Copy 2 (colored) has note on front in pencil - "by Rowlandson & Woodward ... American", also on front: Acquisition(?) date: Apr. 16, 1906

1785
Folder: FF-12 Item : 1786-1 Provincial General Buttons Marching to Saratoga with Plunder.

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BM #6996; Kayfecit 1786; Acquisition(?) date on back: June 15, 1957.

1786
Folder: FF-12 Item : 1789-1 Sam. A Solider I am for a Lady, What Beau was ere arm'd compleater &c [Comic Figure]

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Kay del & sculp 1789; 2 copies - Copy 2 has margins trimmed; both copies have Acquisition(?) date: July 1, 1933; both also have other markings in pencil that are difficult to read.

1789
Folder: FF-12 Item : 1789-2 Sale of the Scioto Deserts by the Anglo-Americans [Title in French; Sale of Non-existent Lands in the United States]

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Published in Paris by Depeuille

1789
Folder: FF-12 Item : 1790-2 Half Groggy [Comic Figure Uncle Toby]

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BM #7772; Aquatint. G.M.Woodward delin., published London by W. Holland; Acquisition noted on back: Gift of Mr. DeWitt M. Lockman, Sept. 7, 1927

1790
Folder: FF-12 Item : 1790-3 What Think Ye of C.o.n.ss now/View of C.o.n.ss on the Road to Philadelphia [Removal of Congress to Philadelphia]

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Y.Z., sculp.

1790

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