Zion Besieg'd and Attack'd

Item Info

Item No: PIXC00053
Title: Zion Besieg'd and Attack'd
Publication Year: 1787
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

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.

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1787