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Dawe, Philip (ca. 1750-1785) The Bostonian's Paying the Excise-man, or Tarring & Feathering

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04961.01 Author/Creator: Dawe, Philip (ca. 1750-1785) Place Written: London, England Type: Print Date: 31 October 1774 Pagination: 1 engraving ; 37.8 x 27 cm.

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Summary of Content: Engraving attributed to Philip Dawe, with hand-coloring. Shows the Boston Tea Party in the background, a "Liberty Tree" with a paper "Stamp Act" affixed upside-down, with five unsavory Bostonians forcibly pouring a pot of tea into the mouth of a tarred and feathered tea excise collector. Printed for Robert Sayer and J. Bennett, October 24, 1774. Dawe was a British mezzotint engraver.

Background Information:

People: Dawe, Philip, ca. 1750-1785
Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794
Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PropagandaPoliticsBoston Tea PartyStamp ActRevolutionary WarTaxes or TaxationMobs and RiotsGovernment and CivicsLiberty

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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