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The Able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught

Item Information

Title:
The Able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught
Description:
This cartoon shows Lord North, with the "Boston Port Bill" extending from a pocket, forcing tea (the Intolerable Acts) down the throat of a partially draped Native female figure representing "America" whose arms are restrained by Lord Mansfield, while Lord Sandwich, a notorious womanizer, restrains her feet and peeks up her skirt. Britannia, standing behind "America", turns away and shields her face with her left hand.
Date:
1774
Format:
Prints
Location:
Massachusetts Historical Society
Collection (local):
Massachusetts Historical Society Collection
Subjects:
History
Boston Port Bill, 1774
Britannia (Symbolic character)
North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792
Mansfield, William Murray, Earl of, 1705-1793
Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792
Sandwich, John Montagu, Earl of, 1718-1792
1600-1775
Places:
United States
Extent:
13.1 cm x 22.0 cm
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
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Language:
English
Identifier:
nuview_421