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Join or Die Flag – Snake – 3 x 5 ft Benjamin Franklin3x5ft – 3 foot by 5 foot – cloth poster is made of duriable polyester Has two metal grommets for hangingJoin or Die Benjamin Franklin is famous for his sense of humor. In 1751, he wrote a satirical commentary in his Pennsylvania Gazette suggesting that as a way to thank the Brits for their policy of sending convicted felons to America, American colonists should send rattlesnakes to England.Three years later, in 1754, he used a snake to illustrate another point. This time not so humorous.Franklin sketched, carved, and published the first known political cartoon in an American newspaper. It was the image of a snake cut into eight sections. The sections represented the individual colonies and the curves of the snake suggested the coastline. New England was combined into one section as the head of the snake. South Carolina was at the tail. Beneath the snake were the ominous words Join, or Die.