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Zion Besieg'd and Attack'd, 1787

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.

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