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TITLE:  The alternative of Williams-burg CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 5284A (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZC4-5280 (color film copy transparency)LC-USZ62-9488 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows a "Virginian loyalist" being forced to sign a document, possibly issued by the Williamsburg Convention, by a club-wielding mob of "liberty men". On the left, a man is being led towards a gallows standing in the background on the right and from which hangs a sack of feathers and a barrel of tar. MEDIUM:  1 print : mezzotint. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  London : Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, 1775 Feb. 16. CREATOR: Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm), publisher. RELATED NAMES: Dawe, Philip, artist. NOTES: Plate IV. Attributed to Philip Dawe, per BMC no. 5284. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 5284 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. 680. Exhibited in: Creating the United States, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2009. SUBJECTS: Sons of Liberty--People--Virginia--Williamsburg--1770-1780. Vigilance committees--Virginia--Williamsburg--1770-1780. Crowds--Virginia--Williamsburg--1770-1780. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1770-1780.Mezzotints British 1770-1780. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from color film copy transparency) cph 3g05280 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g05280 (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a11951 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a11951 CONTROL #:  97514624


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