The full content of this document is only available to subscribing institutions. More information can be found via

Collection Reference Number GLC09389
From Archive Folder War of 1812 Prints 
Title Johnny Bull and the Alexandrians
Date 1814
Document Type Artwork
Content Description War of 1812. Ridiculing the citizens of Alexandria, VA, for failing to resist the British after they had seized the city in 1814. They are represented by the cowering figures on the left, pleading "don't be too hard with us. You know we were always friendly, even in the time of our Embargo." Johnny Bull meanwhile demands "all your Flour - All your Tobacco - All your Provisions...," etc., as part of the "Terms of Capitulation," excepting "Porter" and "Perry," a pun on the popular drinks and the formidable Comm. Oliver Hazard Perry and Capt. David Dixon Porter. Phila: published and sold by William Charles.
Subjects Propaganda  Global History and Civics  War of 1812  Navy  Washington, D.C.  Embargo  Military History  
Theme Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; War of 1812
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859