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Zion Besieg'd and Attack'd
Print and Picture Collection
In this chaotic print Zion represents the 1776 Constitution of Pennsylvania. The cartoon illustrates Zion being attacked by enemies from all walks of life; politicians, demons, beasts, bankers, etc. Caricatures of Robert Morris, Dr. Benjamin Rush, Thomas Paine, Alexander Hamilton and others are also featured in this cartoon.
Source: MADE IN AMERICA; PRINTMAKING 1760-1860. An Exhibition of Original Prints from the Collections of The Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania April - June, 1973.