Join or Die T-Shirt – Boston Gazette Version


The 1754 Boston Gazette Version, Join or Die T-Shirt: The revolutionary message that started with Benjamin Franklin spread throughout the country like wildfire and people started making it their own. The 1754 Boston Gazette version of the Join or Die icon is one of our favorite, so of course we had to make it into a shirt!

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The Benjamin Franklin “Join, or Die” snake is one of most iconic symbols of American Independence and our willingness to put it all on the line to defend our Freedom!

Created by Benjamin Franklin in 1754, the “Join, or Die” symbol was used as a revolutionary rallying cry. On May 21, 1754, The Boston Gazette took Franklin’s Iconic made the snake stronger and more deadly looking and added the phrase “Unite and Conquer.”

The seeds for American Revolution were planted and the iconic symbol spread throughout the colonies. It was used throughout the revolutionary war as a sign of American Independence, and was later adopted by South Carolina confederates during the civil war. If you are looking for a shirt that symbolizes the American Spirit, this is it!

Join or Die Shirt Details

  • Join or Die Snake – Boston Gazette version
  • 100% ring-spun cotton
  • Sport grey is 90% ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
  • Dark heather is 65% polyester, 35% cotton
  • 4.5 oz/y² (153 g/m²)
  • Pre-shrunk
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center

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Size Chart

Size guide
Length (inches) 28 29 ¼ 30 ¼ 31 ¼ 32 ½ 33 ½
Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28