Poor old england endeavoring to reclaim his wicked american
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Poor old england endeavoring to reclaim his wicked american
POOR OLD ENGLAND ENDEAVORING TO RECLAIM HIS WICKED AMERICAN CHILDREN
The Darly Shop issued this lightly etched, somewhat crude print on September1, 1777. England, symbolized by a wizened old man leaning his crutch on the English
shield at his feet, throws lines across the ocean in an effort to regain control of America represented by five men on the opposite shore. At the end of each line a
hook has been securely anchored in a man’s and England pulls on the lines in an attempt to reclaim the colonials. The men make obscene gestures toward the old
man; one has turned and bared his buttocks.