Print shows scene in a bawdy house of pleasure frequented by Father Petre, Jesuits, and monks, where they mingle and dine with such figures as: Wantonness, Avarice, Sloth, Fury, and Vanity. Priests engage in la... more
Print shows Louis XIV as the harlequin, with pegged leg, riding on the "hippogryphe" or jackass, leading a holy crusade. He wears a large biretta that also fits over the head of James II sitting behind him; the... more
Man dressed in legal robe probably judge, sitting at table stacked with legal books & documents, saying, "open to all parties", and holding out to two men who are giving him money.
A satire on attornies and bailiffs. Lawyer, in his office, holding papers marked, "Middlesex to Wit -- Jno. Doe & Richd. Doe ..."; he converses with a rough man, with a cudgel under his arm, who holds case insc... more
A broadside comprising seven verses in letterpress below an engraving, representing three Red Indian Chiefs in their national costumes; these men are named, "The Stalking Turkey", "The Pouting Pidgeon", "The Ma... more
Cartoon showing constable entering house, "in search of the sons and daughters of the Devil", and finding his wife committing adultery in a brothel.
Print shows the masthead for The Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser with a skull and crossbones representation of the official stamp required by the Stamp Act of 1765, "An emblem of the effects of the S... more
Print shows Dr. W. Scott on a pedestal, he is wearing clerical robes, a crown fashioned from tobacco leaves, and holding a branch from an apple tree in his right hand and a picture of the tax stamp; around the ... more
Print shows a Roman soldier guiding Britannia, with key in hand, to a temple, the crests of France and Spain lie on the ground before her, and at her side a cherub carries her shield and lance.
A macaroni, or an exquisite of c. 1770, walking past a burly and irate old Irish vegetable seller, upsets her mug of beer on the pavement. On this she seized him by the monstrous tail attached to his toupée, an... more
A man stands on a chair beneath a large, spreading tree on which a tri-corn hat hangs from a limb, his grinning face framed by a horse-collar, a woman and a man look on in the foreground, the man applauds, whil... more
Caricature showing Juliana Popjoy, aka Lady Betty Besom, riding sidesaddle as she leaps over a wall, "The sacred Boundary of Discretion." We see only her enormous wig from behind.
Print shows a man representing Great Britain, half-asleep, holding a staff topped with a liberty cap which a Native, representing America, is attempting to remove; a Dutchman on his knees before Great Britain i... more
Print shows dejected members of the Coldstream Guards sitting around a banquet table bemoaning a possible assignment in America. Includes five stanzas of verse.
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 negot... more
Print shows a lion confronting a spaniel, representing Spain, a fighting cock, representing France, a rattlesnake, representing America, and a pug dog, representing Holland.
Print shows the British fleet under Lord Rodney breaking the line of the French fleet under Count de Grasse; the French fleet "thrown into confusion" and attempting "to form a new line" with the British fleet b... more
Cartoon shows a carousel on which sit government ministers Charles Fox, Lord North, Edmund Burke and Admiral Keppel. Beam in the center of the carousel platform is a pillar topped by a bust of King George III, ... more
Print shows Lord Shelburne holding a chamber pot up to a Frenchman, saying "Monsieur, be so obliging as to make piss with us." The Frenchman is kicking the pot, saying, "By the House of Bourbon, with the war we... more
Print shows citizens in Boston burning proclamations from England pertaining to the stamp act of 1765, one of twelve scenes depicting the history of the American Revolution.