Item: Columbia Teaching John Bull his New Lesson political cartoon, 1813

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Record Number: 11825
Call number: Bb 612 C723
Artist: Kennedy, Samuel
Colorist: Unknown
Depicted: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Engraver: Charles, William, 1776-1820
Repository: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Date of Original: 1813
Original Format: Etchings, Engravings, Watercolors, Political cartoons
Dimensions: Dimensions of image, 34 by 28 cm
Image description: In this hand-colored political cartoon, printed during the War of 1812, Columbia, personifying the United States, lectures John Bull, symbolic representation of Great Britain, and Napoleon Bonaparte (whom she calls "Mounseer Beau Napperty") on free trade and seaman's rights. Bonaparte stands on a small hill in the middle. Columbia, standing at left, carries a pole topped by a liberty cap and has a shield bearing the stars and stripes of the United States and an American bald eagle behind her. At right, John Bull says he doesn't like Columbia's lesson and prefers to read his own book, which contains the message "Power Constitutes Right."