Print shows satire of American women from Edenton, North Carolina, pledging to boycott English tea in response to Continental Congress resolution in 1774 to boycott English goods. A small room is full of women and in general disarray, with one woman featured prominently flirting with a man and a neglected child on the floor with a dog.

Philip Dawe’s 1775 cartoon, “A society of patriotic ladies, at Edenton in North Carolina.” (Philip Dawe/R. Sayer & J. Bennett/US Library of Congress)