'Join, or Die' is a well-known political cartoon, created by Benjamin Franklin and first published in his Pennsylvania Gazette on May 9, 1754. The original publication by the Gazette is the earliest known pictorial representation of colonial union produced by a British colonist in America.
It is a woodcut showing a snake cut into eighths, with each segment labeled with the initials of one of the thirteen American colonies or region. New England was represented as one segment, rather than the four colonies it was at that time.
Our version is a rework from the original art to include the Gadsden Flag snake or 'Don't Tread on Me' design with reversed colors like the Pirates of the 1700s would use on their ships when doom for a vessel was at hand.