In 1754, Benjamin Franklin published one of the most famous cartoons during the colonial period. The Join or Die woodcut was published by Ben Franklin to unite the colonists against the French and their Native American allies, and to convince the British government to support a unified colonial government in America. The image was so persuasive that it took on a life of its own. A few years later, in the prelude to the Revelutionary War, colonists repurposed it as a symbol of their unity against British rule. A Join or Die flag was prominently displayed in the opening credits of the TV miniseries John Adams and created a new interest in the symbol.
This shirt is hand printed on a super-soft, blended cotton t-shirt. Printed with our historical series logo on the sleeve. We use eco-friendly water-based inks lending a soft print and a vintage look. This is a unisex sized shirt and you should not expect any shrinkage due to the blended fabrics. Wash cold and tumble dry.