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[After Benjamin Wilson], THE REPEAL OR THE FUNERAL OF MISS AME[RICAN]=STAMP [No place, no date, but London, 1766].

Iconic 1766 political cartoon celebrating the repeal of the Stamp Act

Important and scarce political cartoon satirizing the repeal of the Stamp Act and broader commentary on the administration of George Grenville, Prime Minister from 1763 to 1765. “One of the most famous and popular political satires commenting on the Stamp Act”. (Dolmetsch) Background Of the many events that precipitated the American Revolution, few are more […]

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An amazing Revolutionary-era ephemeron

Patriotic verse printed on the back of a playing card in pre-Revolutionary New York. This wonderful ephemeron is neither dated nor signed, but Evans attributes it to New York printer John Holt in 1768. This view is elaborated on in Luke John Feder’s The Sense of the City: Politics and Culture in Pre-Revolutionary New York City. […]

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[Benjamin Franklin], The Colonies Reduced / Its Companion. London: Designed & Engraved for The Political Register, [December 1768.]

The Colonies Reduced, a Ben Franklin cartoon satirizing The Stamp Act

An early re-issue of The Colonies Reduced, a clever political cartoon by Ben Franklin attacking the Stamp Act. The cartoon consists of two panels. According to Dolmetsch the upper panel is based on a cartoon originally designed by Benjamin Franklin while acting as Pennsylvania’s colonial agent in London. Upon the passage of the Stamp Act in […]

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Anno sexto Georgii III. Regis. CAP. XI. An Act to repeal an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for granting and applying certain Stamp Duties, and other Duties, in the British Colonies and Plantations in America, towards further defraying the Expences of defending, protecting, and securing the same… London: Mark Baskett, Printer to the King’s most Excellent Majesty; and by the Assigns of Roger Baskett, 1766.

Parliament repeals the Stamp Act

The official printing of the repeal of the 1765 Stamp Act in March 1766. Of the many events that precipitated the American Revolution, few are more significant than the passage of the Stamp Act on March 22, 1765. This was a direct tax imposed by the British Parliament specifically on the American colonies, designed to […]

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