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"Join or Die" Shirt - Charcoal grey from The History List Store Limited run. Order now.
The History List

"Join or Die" Shirt - Charcoal grey

Regular price $ 28.95

The design wraps around the left side of the shirt, with "Join" on the front and "or Die" on the back. It's unique and sure to surprise and delight.

We worked from the original illustration in Franklin’s The Pennsylvania Gazette, May 9, 1754.  It was published then as a warning to the colonies, urging them to unite against the French and their Native American allies.  It was later used as an appeal to the states during the Revolutionary War.  The rattlesnake segments are labeled,  S.C., N.C., V., M., P., N.J., N.Y., and N.E.

Printed on a super soft 3.5 ounce t-shirt from Next Level that is 65% poly / 35% cotton and has been pre-washed to reduce shrinkage.

If you saw this when we originally posted the mock up, see the note below for why we decided to print the design smaller.

Also available in as a  sticker, magnet, and an 8" x 10"  framed print.

Shipping: $4.95, regardless of the number of shirts you order, so order one and all the rest ship for free.

Mission: Your purchases support our mission to engage people with local history and to support historic sites and history organizations across the country.


Updated December 15:

I’ve wanted to do a “Join or Die” shirt for more than a year, but I wanted to do something more interesting than all of the other “Join or Die” shirts you see. I finally came up with the idea of removing the rectangle, wrapping the snake around the side, and running the text along the body of the snake, with the first part of the phrase on the front and the rest on the back.

After doing mock ups at the printer, I felt that the original size of the art that we showed in the digital mock ups was too big—too “horsy”—too in your face. We worked through several mock ups with smaller designs, finally settling on what you see in the photos.

Now the printing isn’t obvious—it doesn’t jump out at you—but is instead something that the other person will discover, perhaps doing a double-take. (It's also closer to the size of a real rattlesnake.)  I think it's cooler this way, and hope you do, too.

 — Lee Wright  |  Founder  |  The History List  |  History Camp

 


All designs are copyrighted by The History List and the History Nerd text and design on t-shirts is a registered trademark. If you see a knock off, please let me know.

  

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"Join or Die" Shirt

Fancy design, good quality. I like it!

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History List T-Shirts

I recently purchased 4 T-shirts and Am extremely pleased with all of them. They are really good quality and haven’t shrunk when washed ( have washed each several times). They fit really well and are true to size. Really high quality T-shirts, all with great designs. I absolutely recommend purchasing T-shirts from The History List; you won’t be disappointed!

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 19 28 9.25
Medium 20.5 29 9.5
Large 22 30 9.75
XL 23.5 31 10
2XL 25 32 10.25
3XL 28 33 10.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Short-sleeves

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 38 28 9.25
Medium 41 29 9.5
Large 44 30 9.75
XL 47 31 10
2XL 50 32 10.25
3XL 56 33 10.5

 Long-sleeves

Size Chest Body Length
Small 38 28
Medium 41 29
Large 44 30
XL 48 31
2XL 52 32

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 20 26.5 24.38
Medium 22 27.5 24.63
Large 24 28.5 24.25
XL 26 29.5 24
2XL 28 30 23.75
3XL 30 30.5 23.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 15.75 26.5 6.38
Medium 16.75 27 6.63
Large 17.75 27.5 6.88
XL 19.25 28 7.13
2XL 20.75 28.5 7.38

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Body Width Body Length
XS 15.6 26.5
Small 16.1 26.75
Medium 17.25 27.25
Large 18.38 27.88
XL 19.88 28.5
2XL 21.38 29.13

 

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 19 28 9.25
Medium 20.5 29 9.5
Large 22 30 9.75
XL 24 31 10
2XL 26 32 10.25
3XL 28 33 10.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
XS 14 19 6.5
Small 15.5 20.5 6.75
Medium 17 22 7
Large 18.5 23.5 7.25
XL 20 25 7.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 18 28 8.13
Medium 20 29 8.38
Large 22 30 8.63
XL 24 31 8.88
2XL 26 33 9.63
3XL 28 34 10.13
4XL 30 35 10.63
5XL 32 36 11.13
6XL 34 37 9.75

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Body Width Body Length
XS 12.5 23.5
Small 13.5 24
Medium 15.5 25
Large 17.5 26
XL 19.5 27
2XL 21.5 28

 

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 16.5 26.5 24.625
Medium 17.5 27 25
Large 18.5 27.5 25.375
XL 20 28 25.75
2XL 21.5 28.5 26.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
XS 11.5 19 3.75
Small 12.5 20 4
Medium 13.5 21 4.25
Large 15 23 4.5
XL 16.5 25 4.75

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.