Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
JCB Political Cartoons
Accession number:
31471
Title:
The Yankee Doodles Intrenchments Near Boston 1776
Place:
[London]
Publisher:
Publish’d as the Act directs
Date:
[1776]
Image technique:
Etching
Image dimensions:
20.4 x 24.8 cm.
Narrative description:
American soldiers, entrenched behind palisades, wait for the onslaught of British troops.
References:
BM 5329; Honour, European vision of America, no. 232
Notes:
Includes poetry. 12-line verse, "Behold the Yankies in there ditch’s," below the image. Boston was evacuated by Howe March 17, 1776. One of the few satires critical of the Americans. Shows the New England pine-tree flag in use before the stars and stripes.
Subject:
American Revolution.
Normalized date:
1776

The Yankee Doodles Intrenchments Near Boston 1776