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Item of the Day: Gilray’s American Rattlesnake (1782)

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The American Rattlesnake.

Drawn and written by James Gilray (1757-1815). The large snake that has already encircled the British at Saratoga and Yorktown has a third empty circle on the left, indicating that there is still room for another captured British army. Published in London by W. Humphrey, 1782.


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Filed under 1780's, Posted by Carrie Shanafelt, Revolution