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TITLE:  The tea-tax-tempest, or Old Time with his magick-lanthern CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 6190 (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZC4-5257 (color film copy transparency)LC-USZ62-1543 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Cartoon shows America, seated on the left, and a sombre Britannia treated to a glass lantern presentation on the American Revolution. Father Time, leaning against a globe, provides a commentary on the momentous events projected by the lantern: an exploding teapot, the Boston Tea Party, over a fire that is fueled by paper taxed by the Stamp Act and fanned by the Gallic cock sitting on a bellows; as American troops advance on the right, British troops flee on the left. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London] : Pubd. by W. Humphreys N 227 Strand, 1783 March 12. NOTES: Based on print attributed to Carl Guttenberg. Similar impressions with and without the "Gallic cock" and bellows are filed in PC 1 - 5490 (B size) and PGA - Guttenberg--Tea-tax-tempest ... (B size). Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 6190 Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). Published in: The American Revolution in drawings and prints; a checklist of 1765-1790 graphics in the Library of Congress / Compiled by Donald H. Cresswell, with a foreword by Sinclair H. Hitchings. Washington : [For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.], 1975, no. 851. SUBJECTS: United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Causes. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1780-1790.Etchings 1780-1790. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from color film copy transparency) cph 3g05257 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g05257 (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a05334 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a05334 CONTROL #:  97515218

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