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Friday, July 4, 2008

Declaration of Independence

Here is a John R. Neill drawing for the 4th of July. The caption reads "The crown and class distinctions were never meant to thrive on American soil", and the image shows a colonist grasping a copy of the Declaration of Independence while chasing a British soldier away at sword point. It's a typically energetic Neill drawing, and was published in Pictorial Review, circa 1920.

A label on the reverse side of the board reads "Charge to PR / Order no.5921 / In work 12/13 / Delivery 12/14". There are also two unrelated sketches of cats on the back of the board, one very simple and the other a bit more complete - Neill was once again being a frugal artist.

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