The Deplorable State of America, or Sc-h Government, artist unknown, 1766, Lewis Walpole Library.
Britannia, Freedom, the King, America, and other metaphorical figures are crowded about the center of this political cartoon. With a couple of references to the Stamp Act, this cartoon is apparently in opposition to the revenue raising measure and its effect on America. While much of it is admittedly beyond me, we do find familiar figures to the left. The sailors stand around a few boats, one of which sports a broom at the masthead, indicating a triumph.