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English: This political cartoon (attributed to Benjamin Franklin) originally appeared during the French and Indian War, but was recycled to encourage the American colonies to join the Albany Plan for Union. From The Pennsylvania gazette, 9 May 1754. Abbreviations used: South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and New England. The practice of grouping the colonies east of New York (New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut) together as "New England" has a history that goes back to the Dominion of New England, established in 1686, and continues informally through to today (eg, the New England Patriots). Delaware was not listed separately because it was comprised of three counties that were part of Pennsylvania, and did not gain independence from Philadelphia until after the Declaration of Independence was asserted. Prior to formal separation from Pennsylvania, Delaware was properly referred to as the "Lower Counties on Delaware". The Province of Georgia was not included by Franklin (let alone other British colonies in North America). Georgia, the youngest of what would come to be referred to as the "Thirteen Original Colonies", had only been chartered in 1732 as a haven for those incarcerated in England's debtors prisons, and its population was sparse.
Français : Ce dessin de presse (attribué à Benjamin Franklin) fut d'abord publié pendant la guerre franco-indienne au cours de la guerre de Sept Ans, puis réutilisé pour inciter les colonies américaines à s'unir contre la couronne britannique.
Deutsch: Dieser politische Cartoon (Benjamin Franklin zugeschrieben) erschien während des Franzosen- und Indianerkrieges, wurde aber wieder verwendet, um die amerikanischen Kolonien aufzurufen, sich gegen die britische Herrschaft zusammen zu schließen.
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current19:43, 11 June 2010Thumbnail for version as of 19:43, 11 June 20103,740 × 2,696 (3.42 MB)Adam CuerdenFix a bit more paper staining
04:52, 11 June 2010Thumbnail for version as of 04:52, 11 June 20103,740 × 2,696 (3.42 MB)Adam CuerdenRechecked the P, which had a stain over it, and made some tweaks accordingly.
04:03, 11 June 2010Thumbnail for version as of 04:03, 11 June 20103,740 × 2,696 (3.42 MB)Adam CuerdenMaybe a little more saturated. You normally have to adjust saturation by hand after a levels adjustment, because the adjustment itself tends to over-saturate the colours.
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