Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere were among the artists who created stunning pieces of art that inspired U.S. revolutionaries to fight for America’s independence.These intricate pieces of propaganda were printed in papers and pamphlets, and delivered throughout the colonies, calling the patriots to arms.
The sentiments conveyed in these prints inspired other wartime art generations later.
So before the beer, the barbecues, and the fireworks, take a look at these stunning examples of American Revolutionary War propaganda.
Benjamin Franklin drew this now-famous cartoon of a disjointed snake in 1754â€”telling fragmented colonies that if they didn't join the fight, they would perish.
Propaganda came from the British as well. This 1774 print by Philip Dawe depicted the tarring-and-feathering of Boston Commissioner of Customs John Malcom by the revolutionaries under the Liberty Tree.
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