Join or Die TEE
Part of our new Patriot line. We have updated the revolutionary war designs and added them to our popular shirts for a Modern look. Each shirt also has a hidden "Easter Egg" and you'll have to get one to find out.
Royal Pine with American Colonies Cut Snake on front and BSS crest on back
We removed the "Join or Die" slogan to give a more subtle subdued look
These shirts are super soft and fitted style.
Join, or Die. is a political cartoon attributed to Benjamin Franklin. The original publication by the Pennsylvania Gazette on May 9, 1754, is the earliest known pictorial representation of colonial union produced by an American colonist in Colonial America. It is a woodcut showing a snake cut into eighths, with each segment labeled with the initials of one of the American colonies or regions. New England was represented as one segment, rather than the four colonies it was at that time. Delaware was not listed separately as it was part of Pennsylvania. Georgia, however, was omitted completely. Thus, it has eight segments of a snake rather than the traditional 13 colonies. The poster focused solely on the colonies that would go-on to make up the present-day United States, due to their shared identities as Americans. The cartoon appeared along with Franklin's editorial about the "disunited state" of the colonies, and helped make his point about the importance of colonial unity. It later became a symbol of colonial freedom during the American Revolutionary War.