Join or Die Flag Revolutionary War Banner Benjamin Franklin Snake

Join or Die Flag Revolutionary War Banner Benjamin Franklin Snake

$15.00Price

Every show I do, I get asked, "Hey, how much for the flag?" So now, here we go.  I was able to grab a few more and can pass a them on to you.  

 

Join, or Die. is a political cartoon attributed to Benjamin Franklin. The original publication by the Pennsylvania Gazette on May 9, 1754,[1] is the earliest known pictorial representation of colonial union produced by a British colonist in America.[2] It is a woodcut showing a snake cut into eighths, with each segment labeled with the initials of one of the American colonies or regions. New England was represented as one segment, rather than the four colonies it was at that time. Delaware was not listed separately as it was part of Pennsylvania. Georgia, however, was omitted completely. Thus, it has eight segments of a snake rather than the traditional 13 colonies.[3] The two northernmost British American colonies at the time, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, were not represented, nor were any British Caribbean possessions. The cartoon appeared along with Franklin's editorial about the "disunited state" of the colonies, and helped make his point about the importance of colonial unity. It became a symbol of colonial freedom during the American Revolutionary War.

 

 

  • BRAND NEW 3ftx5ft inch 100% POLYESTER INDOOR/OUTDOOR FLAG.
  • UV-RESISTANT COLOR FAST INK TO PROTECT VIBRANCY OF COLORS IN SUNLIGHT.
  • GREAT FOR HANGING INSIDE OR FROM STANDARD FLAG POLES - LIGHTWEIGHT FABRIC WILL FLY EVEN IN GENTLE BREEZES.
  • DOUBLE SEAM WITH 4 ROWS OF STITCHING ON FLY END FOR EXTRA DURABILITY.
  • PREMIUM CANVAS HEADER COMPLETE WITH 2 BRASS GROMMETS FOR HOISTING.