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TITLE:  The Bostonians in distress CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 5241 (A size) [P&P]PC 1 - 5241-A Another impression, reversed. REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-DIG-ppmsca-19860 (digital file from original item PC 1 - 5241)LC-USZ62-11139 (b&w film copy neg. of PC 1 - 5241)LC-USZ62-1510 (b&w film copy neg. of PC 1 - 5241-A) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows Bostonians held captive in a cage suspended from the "Liberty Tree." Three British sailors standing in a boat feed them fish from a basket labeled "To -- from the Committee of --" in return for a bundle of papers labeled "Promises"; around the tree and in the background are cannons and British troops. The paper in the hand of one jailed Bostonian says "They tried with the Lord in their Troubl & he saved them out of their Distress. CVIL 13." MEDIUM:  1 print : mezzotint. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  London : Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett, Map & Printsellers, No. 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 1774 Novr. 19. CREATOR: Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm), publisher. NOTES: Title from item. Second impression, reversed (canons on left), lacking imprint, but with cage labeled "Boston." Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 5241 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. 673. SUBJECTS: Prisoners--Massachusetts--Boston--1770-1780. Cages--Massachusetts--Boston--1770-1780. Politics & government--Massachusetts--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 original item, PC 1 - 5241) ppmsca 19860 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.19860 (digital file from b&w film copy neg. LC-USZ62-11139 (PC 1 - 5241)) cph 3a13536 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a13536 (digital file from b&w film copy neg. of LC-USZ62-1510 (PC 1 - 5241-A)) cph 3a05305 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a05305 CONTROL #:  2004673305

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