- Feb 2017
- Devon, UK
I didn't notice the price. How do you get people to buy propaganda? Don't you pretty much have to give it away to ensure maximum distribution?
I don't know what literacy rates were like at that time and place. Probably still some illiteracy at the lowest levels of society, but this doesn't seem aimed at the upper classes. It's too crude. You might be right. Three pence might suggest some stake in the system.
This is how it was given away. 'The Printshp Window' by Thomas Rowlandson, who also produced the print under discussion.