The Tri Coloured Cockatoo, or Admiral Macaw and his Fleet of Observation.
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The Tri Coloured Cockatoo, or Admiral Macaw and his Fleet of Observation.

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Date made: 1836
Maker: Unknown
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 8 3/4 x 13 in.; 22.225 x 33.02 cm
ID number: DL*60.3348
Negative number: 2003-20020


Description:

Black and white print of caricature of Admiral Rene Armand Mackau, Commander-in-Chief of the French fleet in 1833 in the French West Indies in a hat and epaulettes, standing at the bow of a ship. A flock of ducks swim alongside the ship while an eagle (representing the U.S. Government) peers down from the top of a cliff. Two American sailors watch from a distance. Additional dialog and phrases appear on the print.