One of the great services a Colonial Tavern would perform is to provide news and newspapers, often read aloud, to both travelers and locals. Good newspapers have editorials and/or political cartoons. In researching political cartoons from the Revolutionary War period, I found three which could easily be argued to have been written in emoji. Sorry kids, this is not such a modern way of communicating after all.

[America toe] her [miss]taken [moth]er
[Britannia toe] Amer[eye]ca
An hieroglyphycal epistle from [Britannia toe] Admiral [Rodney]

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Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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