Political cartoon: "Join, or Die," printed in the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1754
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Ink on paper; H. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm), W. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm)
Library Company of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.)
This political cartoon has been called "the first symbol of a unified America" (see below). It appeared originally accompanying Franklin's editorial exhorting colonists to unite against the French along the borders; but its wider use was against what were being seen as increasing acts of oppression on the part of the British Royal government.
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