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TITLE:  Labour in vain or let them tug & be da--nd CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 6040 (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-34865 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows Neptune, the British lion, Britannia, and a British sailor on a piece of land labeled "England" laughing derisively at a Dutchman, a Frenchman, a Spaniard, and a partly draped Native woman wearing a feathered headdress, representing America, who are tugging at taut ropes hooked onto English soil. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  London : Pub. by W. Richardson, near Surry Street Strand : Pub as the Act directs by T. Colley, 1782 Novr. 27. CREATOR: Colley, Thomas, fl. 1780-1783, artist. NOTES: Title from item. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 6040 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. 828. SUBJECTS: Britannia (Symbolic character)--1780-1790. Neptune (Roman deity)--1780-1790. International relations--1780-1790. Laughter--1780-1790. Pulling--1780-1790. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1780-1790.Etchings British 1780-1790. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a35350 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a35350 CONTROL #:  2004673486

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