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The Bostonians Paying the Excise Man

This is a 1774 political cartoon titled "Bostonians Paying the Excise Man", or "Tarring and Feathering."  It was published in 1774 by London printers Robert Sayer and John Bennett and attributed to London illustrator and engraver Philip Dawe (or Dawes). This illustration shows the tarring and feathering of Boston Commissioner of Customs John Malcolm four weeks after the Boston Tea Party. The perpetrators are shown pouring hot tea down Malcolm's throat. A noose hangs from the Liberty Tree, and the Stamp Act is posted upside down.

The Bostonians Paying the Excise Man, a political cartoon created by Robert Sayer and John Bennett, London publishers, in 1774.
Citation (Chicago Style): 

Sayer, Robert and John Bennett [firm], and Philip Dawe [illustrator]. "The Bostonians paying the excise man, or tarring and feathering." Illustration. October 31, 1774. Item PC 1 - 5232B, British Cartoon Prints Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs online collection.

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