During the early years of America the rattle snake was used on flags. The snake was a popular symbol of America, a trend started by Ben Franklin in the 1750s, when he published America’s first political cartoon, a snake divided in eight parts with the caption, “Join, or die,” which represented Franklin’s idea that the colonies needed to unite and join together.. America of the time resonated with the rattlesnake in many ways. Not only is it native to this land they called home, but it represented vigilance and courage. The rattler, like America, didn’t strike unless provoked, and gives its enemies plenty of warning before engaging in battle. Once engaged, neither give up until they’ve won.
This makes for a great staple t-shirt. It’s made of a thicker, heavier cotton, but it’s still soft. And the double stitching on the neckline and sleeves add more durability to what is sure to be a favorite!
• 100% ringspun cotton
• 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center