Item No: pdcc00154
Title: A Representation of the Figures exhibited and paraded through the Streets of Philadelphia
Additional Title: on Saturday, the 30th of September, 1780.
Print and Picture Collection
Accompanying the image is a description excerpted as follows: "A stage raised on the body of a cart, on which was an effigy of General Arnold fitting; this was dressed in regimentals, had two faces, emblematic of his traiterous conduct, mask in his left hand, and a letter in his right from Belzebub, telling him that they had done all the mischief he could do, and now he must hang himself. At the back of the General was a figure of the Devil, dressed in black robes, shaking a purse of money at the general's left ear, and in his right hand a pitchfork, ready to drive him into hell as the reward due for the many crimes which the thief of gold had made him commit........The procession began about four o'clock, in the following order: Several Gentlemen mounted on horseback/ A line of Continental Officers/ Sundry Gentlemen in a line/ A guard of the City Infantry/ Just before the cart, drums and fifes playing the Rogues March/ Guards on each side."
A917.481 P536 v.3
Dunlap, John - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler