Join or Die Mug

Price: $16.95
Mount Vernon Member Price:$15.35
SKU 31477

In 1754, Benjamin Franklin published one of the most famous cartoons in history: the Join or Die woodcut. Franklin’s art carried significant importance at the time and is considered an early masterpiece of political messaging since it helped highlight the importance of colonial unity. It later became a symbol of colonial freedom during the American Revolutionary War.

The image displayed a snake cut up into eight pieces. The snake’s detached head was labeled "N.E." for “New England,” while the trailing seven sections were tagged with letters representing the colonies of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The exhortation "JOIN, or DIE" appeared underneath the image.

  • Historic motif is printed in beige frame on both sides of this matte black mug
  • Interior of mug is glossy black
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon printed below design
  • Holds 11 oz. 
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe