Untitled satirical cartoon: Franklin as plagiarist, 1789
Photo by Peter Harholdt
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Photo by Peter Harholdt

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H.S. Grimm, I. or J. Macky
Ink on paper; Plate: H. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm), W. 4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm)
University of Pennsylvania Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Philadelphia, Pa.)
In his newspapers and almanacks Franklin digested and rephrased maxims and information from many sources. This cartoon's author criticizes him for making money from others' work.
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