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TITLE:  A view in America in 1778 / MD sc. CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 5482 (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-46659 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows an African man lying on the ground, wounded by cannon shot, over him are standing several men, on the left is a congressman clearly suffering from a visual disorder (strabismus or walleye and also, perhaps, blindness to the needs of the military), center is a military officer gesturing with his tricornered hat to the wounded soldier while looking at the congressman. On the right is a well dressed soldier mocking three disgruntled, ragged soldiers. In the background is a fenced area labeled "US", on a hill above is a fort, presumably British, from which a soldier fires cannons upon the enclosure from which soldiers are apparently retreating toward a palisade. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London] : Pubd. by M. Darly, 1778 Augt. 1. CREATOR: Darly, Matthew, fl. 1741-1780, artist. NOTES: Title from item. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 5482 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. 734. SUBJECTS: Freedmen--United States--1770-1780. Soldiers--American--United States--1770-1780. Clothing & dress--United States--1770-1780. Legislators--United States--1770-1780. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Equipment & supplies--American. FORMAT: Satires (Visual works) British 1770-1780.Etchings 1770-1780. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a46823 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a46823 CONTROL #:  2004672627


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