Full Caption: America Triumphant and Britannia in Distress. Etching. Boston, 1782. Popular Graphic Arts Collection. Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZC4-5275. Full Caption: America Triumphant and Britannia in Distress. Etching. Boston, 1782. Popular Graphic Arts Collection. Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZC4-5275.

While the peace talks were under way, a Boston printer published a crude allegory, both as a separate print and as the frontispiece to Weatherwise's Town and Country Almanack of 1782 (AY 201.B7 W5 Am Almanac Coll RBSC), where America is represented by the martial, helmeted Liberty or Britannia figure with cap and pole. She holds out an olive branch to a weeping, bare-headed Britannia, and invites all nations—represented by many ships—to trade with her.

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