“Join, or Die” was/is a political cartoon attributed to Benjamin Franklin. The original publication by the Pennsylvania Gazette on May 9, 1754, is the earliest known pictorial representation of colonial union produced by an American colonist in Colonial America. It is a woodcut showing a snake cut into eighths, with each segment labeled with the initials of one of the American colonies or regions. The poster focused solely on the colonies that would go-on to make up the present-day United States, due to their shared identities as "Americans". The cartoon appeared along with Franklin's editorial about the "disunited state" of the colonies, and helped make his point about the importance of colonial unity. It later became a symbol of colonial freedom during the American Revolutionary War. Inspired by Ben Franklin I have made my interpretation of this famous snake on the Sons of Liberty Flag of red and white. Hand forged steel aged and antiqued attached to a wooden aged and antiqued flag. The brushed brass museum style light finishes this piece off so it can be viewed on the wall like a painting in a museum. An original, unique one of a kind piece signed and dated on the reverse side. Comes with display light that is detachable if not wanted. **Price includes shipping in the conus only. If insurance is wanted there is an additional fee. There are no refunds or returns on custom made items.** Dimensions~ •23 3/4” wide X 18” tall. Material~ •Mild Steel, acrylic, wood and brass.
“JOIN, or DIE” Ben Franklin Wall Piece