Pennsylvania tax rebels tar and feather a federal tax collector during the Whiskey Rebellion, Pennsylvania, 1794. The Whiskey Rebellion was a reaction to the excise tax of 1791 introduced by Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. Settlers in Pennsylvania counties west of the Alleghenies, who were mainly of Scotch-Irish descent, relied on whiskey for their livelihood and considered the tax to be discriminatory. Protests and eventually riots broke out in 1794 against the enforcement of the law. The rebellion was quashed by troops issued to the area by President George Washington and several arrests were made.
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The Right Hon. Hugh Childers and the Right Hon. C. Fortescue, 1871 (engraving)
XJF867948 The Right Hon. Hugh Childers and the Right Hon. C. Fortescue, 1871 (engraving); Private Collection; (add.info.: Fashion plate from a trade newspaper using two leading personalities of the day to show off a particular style. Fanciful imagining of Hugh Culling Eardley Childers (1827-96) a British and Australian Liberal statesman with Chichester Samuel Parkinson-Fortescue, 2nd Baron Clermont and 1st Baron Carlingford KP, PC (1823-98), from Portrait Gallery of British Costume, supplement to the 'Tailor and Cutter', an Index of Trade and Fashion); out of copyright
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Joseph and Leopold, sons of Francis I and Maria Theresa of Austria, later Joseph II
XAM67796 Joseph and Leopold, sons of Francis I and Maria Theresa of Austria, later Joseph II and Leopold II by Mytens or Meytens, Martin II (1695-1770) (after); Schloss Schonbrunn, Vienna, Austria; (add.info.: (1741-90) Joseph Benedikt Anton Michael Adam; Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790 and ruler of the Habsburg lands from 1780 to 1790. He was the eldest son of Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Francis I; brothers of Marie Antoinette); Swedish, out of copyright
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