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TITLE:  [Britannia toe] Amer[eye]ca CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 5474A (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-DIG-ppmsca-17533 (digital file from original print)LC-USZ62-45411 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows a letter in the form of a rebus portraying Britannia as a mother urging her daughter America to jilt the Frenchman she is planning to marry and stop rebelling. This political satire refers to the American alliance with France and concerns Great Britain's last attempt to end the American Revolution through diplomatic means by sending a delegation known as the Carlisle Peace Commissioners to Philadelphia. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching ; 37.1 x 27.3 cm. (sheet) CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London : Pubd. by M. Darly, Strand, 1778 May 6] CREATOR: Darly, M. (Mary), publisher. NOTES: Title from item. Trimmed within plate lower margin. Print cropped through imprint statement. DLC Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, p. 288 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. 730. Exhibited in: "Creating the U.S." Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2008. SUBJECTS: Britannia (Symbolic character)--1770-1780. Correspondence--1770-1780. Peace negotiations--1770-1780. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783. FORMAT: Rebuses British 1770-1780.Etchings British 1770-1780. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from original item) ppmsca 17533 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.17533 (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a45608 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a45608 CONTROL #:  2004673350


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