War of 1812 cartoon-Johnny Bull and the Alexandrians
Title: Johnny Bull and the Alexandrians. Artist: William Charles. Image date: 1814. English political cartoon ridicules the citizens of Alexandria, Virginia, for their lack of serious resistance against the British seizures of Washington, D.C. and Alexandria in 1814. At left two men plead, ""Pray Mr. Bull don't be too hard with us -- You know we were always friendly, even in the time of our Embargo!"" At center is a bull in English seaman's clothes, holding out a ""Terms of Capitulation"" to the Alexandrians. He says, ""I must have all your Flour -- All your Tobacco -- All your Provisions -- All your Ships -- All your Merchandize -- every thing except your Porter and Perry -- keep them out of my sight, I've had enough of them already."" His allusion is to American Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and Captain David Dixon Porter. At right, a soldier and sailor carry off spirits, saying: ""Push on Jack, the yankeys are not all so Cowardly as these Fellows here -- let's make the best of our time."" and ""Huzza boys!!! More Rum more Tobacco!""
Image ID: 001560
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Image size: 25.7 Mpixels (73.4 MB uncompressed) - 6000x4278 pixels (20.0x14.2 in / 50.8x36.2 cm at 300 ppi)