It’s the Patriotic Barber of NY, or the Captain in the Suds!
Upon learning that his customer is an officer in the King’s army, the Patriotic Barber kicks him out of his shop, half shaved, with his wig still removed. A hero to the Sons of Liberty!

But wait, look at the face of the Barber and his pals compared to the victim-they’re grotesque. This print is a sarcastic British version of real events that occurred in NYC. The Barber and the Sons of Liberty are shown as demonic and evil while their victim is portrayed as an innocent man.

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