This political cartoon was engraved by Amos Doolittle and published in The Looking Glass for 1787 during the Connecticut constitutional ratification debate in 1787. In it, Federalist proponents of the Constitution are depicted proclaiming, “Comply with Congress” as Antifederalist opponents of the Constitution counter with, “Success to Shays” and “curses on to Foederal Govermt.”
Engraving of Daniel Shays and Job Shattuck, leaders of Shays’s Rebellion, Bickerstaff’s Boston Almanack, or the Federal Calendar, for the Year of Our Redemption 1787
Bureau table constructed by John Townsend, 1785-90, example of Rhode Island furniture.
John Ledyard, early American traveler. First white American to set foot on the west coast of the continent. He attempted to walk around the world, but Catherine of Russia had him arrested and deported. Got venereal disease in Tonga. Died in Cairo of dysentery in Cairo in 1789.
Image of prostitutes, 1787