CALL NUMBER: PC 1 - 5232A (A size) [P&P]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-45386 (b&w film copy neg.)
RIGHTS INFORMATION: No known restrictions on publication.
SUMMARY: Print shows two men with a tarred and feathered customs officer, they are forcing him to drink from a large teapot. The man has a short piece of rope around his neck which may have been attached to the piece of rope hanging from a gibbet in the background. On January 27, 1774, a British customs officer, John Malcolm, was tarred and feathered, led to a gallows, and forced to drink tea. The American holding the teapot wears a hat with "45" on it, a patriotic symbol referring to the John Wilkes case of 1763. The other American, holds the broken end of the noose and carries a club. The large bow in his hat indicates his membership in the Sons of Liberty.
MEDIUM: 1 print : mezzotint.
Title from item.
Subject data from latest William Reese catalog which offers a variant impression.
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 5232.
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. 668.
Tarring & feathering--Massachusetts--Boston--1770-1780. Customs employees--Massachusetts--Boston--1770-1780. Gallows--Massachusetts--1770-1780. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
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 3a45583 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a45583
CONTROL #: 2004673300
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