Historic Political Cartoon on Boston Tea Party Will Be Auctioned - NBC10 Boston

Historic Political Cartoon on Boston Tea Party Will Be Auctioned

The rare, historic item is expected to fetch $24,000

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Cartoon of Boston Tea Party to Be Auctioned

    A rare cartoon that was published just after the Boston Tea Party is set to be auctioned off next week. (Published Friday, Aug. 17, 2018)

    A political cartoon published shortly after the Boston Tea Party is hitting the auction block.

    Heritage Auctions says the rare print celebrating the Dec. 16, 1773, act of rebellion is expected to fetch $24,000 in the Aug. 25 auction. The print is called "Liberty Triumphant or the Downfall of Oppression."

    The copper-engraved cartoon shows British politicians and merchants standing with the devil on one side and American colonists, some disguised as Native Americans, on the other side.

    Heritage Auctions says the print was published between late December 1773 and April 1774. The Dallas-based auction house says it knows of only six other copies.

    Key Quotes From Democratic Debate

    [NATL] Key Quotes From Democratic Debate

    See some of the key quotes from the Democratic debate in Houston, Texas.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019)

    The print is attributed to Philadelphia and New York engraver Henry Dawkins, who later was arrested and accused of counterfeiting currency.


    Get the latest from NBC Boston anywhere, anytime:

    App

    Download our FREE app for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our e-mail newsletters.