Item: Brother Jonathan Administering a Salutary Cordial to John Bull political cartoon, 1813

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Record Number: 11819
Call number: Bb 612 B 795.1
Artist: Doolittle, Amos, 1754-1832
Colorist: Unknown
Engraver: Doolittle, Amos, 1754-1832
Mentioned: Perry, Oliver Hazard, 1785-1819
Repository: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Date of Original: 1813
Original Format: Etchings, Engravings, Watercolors, Political cartoons
Dimensions: Dimensions of image, 28 by 45 cm
Image description: This early American political cartoon depicts "Brother Jonathan," a symbolic representation of the United States, forcing a mug of fermented pear juice, or perry (a pun on the name of US naval hero Oliver Hazard Perry), down the throat of "John Bull," a symbolic representation of Great Britain. At far right, as a naval battle is depicted in the background.