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TITLE:  A scene on the frontiers as practiced by the "humane" British and their "worthy" allies / Wm. Charles, del et sculp. CALL NUMBER:  PGA - Charles--Scene on the frontiers (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZC4-4820 (color film copy transparency)LC-USZC4-1589 (color film copy transparency)LC-USZCN4-175 (color film copy neg.)LC-USZ62-5800 (b&w film copy neg.)LC-USZC2-597 (color film copy slide) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Charles denounces British and Indian depredations on the American frontier during the War of 1812, alluding specifically to the practice of offering bounties for American scalps. The cartoon may have been prompted by the August 1812 massacre at Chicago and the purchase of American scalps there by British Colonel Proctor. On the left a British officer receives a bloody scalp from an Indian, who has a purse with "Reward for Sixteen Scalps" hanging from his flintlock. The Indian's knife and tomahawk bear the initials "GR" (for Georgius Rex, i.e., King George). The officer says, "Bring me the Scalps and the King our master will reward you." From a button on the officer's coat hangs a tag or sack labeled "Secret Service Money." At right, another Indian is in the process of scalping a fallen soldier; another dead, scalped soldier lies nearby. In the background two Indians and two soldiers dance about a campfire. Below are eight lines of verse: "Arise Columbia's Sons and forward press, / Your Country's wrongs call loudly for redress; / The Savage Indian with his Scalping knife, / Or Tomahawk may seek to take your life; / By bravery aw'd they'll in a dreadful Fright, / Shrink back for Refuge to the Woods in Flight; / Their British leaders then will quickly shake, / And for those wrongs shall restitution make." MEDIUM:  1 print on wove paper : etching with watercolor ; sheet 24.6 x 34.7 cm. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [Philadephia : s.n.,] 1812. CREATOR: Charles, William, 1776-1820, artist. NOTES: Title appears as it is written on the print. Lanmon, p. 92 Weitenkampf, p. 17 Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1812-2. Published in: Many nations: a Library of Congress resource guide for the study of Indian and Alaska native peoples of the United States / edited by Patrick Frazier and the Publishing Office. Washington : Library of Congress, 1996, p. 173. TOPICS: American Indians.George III (King of England).Proctor, Henry A.War of 1812. FORMAT: Political cartoons 1810-1820.Etchings Hand-colored 1810-1820. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (color film copy transparency) cph 3g04820 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g04820 (color film copy transparency) cph 3b53091 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b53091 (color film copy neg.) cph 3j00175 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3j00175 (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a09099 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a09099 (color film copy slide) cph 3b48498 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b48498 CONTROL #:  2002708987

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