Join or Die 50 State Framed poster

Liberty Maniacs

Join, or Die is Benjamin Franklin's political cartoon published in his Pennsylvania Gazette on May 9, 1754. It's the earliest known pictorial representation of colonial union produced by a British colonist in America.

The original was actually a woodcut showing a snake severed into eighths, with each segment labeled with the initial of a British American colony or region. 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.

During that era, there was a superstition that a snake which had been cut into pieces would come back to life if the pieces were put together before sunset. This is Dan McCall's modern interpretation.

Make a statement in any room with this framed poster, printed on thick, durable, matte paper. The matte black frame that's made from wood from renewable forests adds an extra touch of class.

• Alder, semi-hardwood frame
• Black or white - .75” thick frame
• Acrylite front protector
• Lightweight
• Hanging hardware included




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