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TITLE:  A political lesson / J. Dixon invenit et fecit. CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 5230 (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-45380 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows a rearing black stallion (possibly representing America) which has thrown its rider (possibly representing England). The rider has struck his head on a mile marker "To Boston VI miles" behind which is a signpost pointing the way to Salem. The print may represent colonial resistence to the Boston Port Act which closed the port of Boston and caused the removal of the governing British legislative assembly from Boston to Salem. MEDIUM:  1 print : mezzotint. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London] : Printed for John Bowles, at No 13 in Cornhill, 1774 Sepr. 7. CREATOR: Dixon, John, ca. 1720-1804, engraver. NOTES: Title from item. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 5230 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. 667. Published in: Viewpoints; a selection from the pictorial collections of the Library of Congress .... Washington : Library of Congress ..., 1975, no. 60. SUBJECTS: Politics & government--Massachusetts--1770-1780. Horseback riding--Massachusetts--1770-1780. Accidents--Massachusetts--1770-1780. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Causes. 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 b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a45577 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a45577 CONTROL #:  2004672699


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