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Gadsden Snake Vector Resource

So what the heck is the Gadsden Snake?

Well, it is the snake that appears on the Gadsden Flag.

From Wikipedia:

"Considered one of the first flags of the United States, the flag was later replaced by the current Stars and Stripes (or Old Glory) flag. Since the Revolution, the flag has seen times of reintroduction as both a symbol of American patriotism and as a symbol of disagreement with the government."

"In fall 1775, the United States Navy was established to intercept incoming British ships carrying war supplies to the British troops in the colonies. To aid in this, the Second Continental Congress authorized the mustering of five companies of Marines to accompany the Navy on their first mission. The first Marines that enlisted were from Philadelphia and they carried drums painted yellow, depicting a coiled rattlesnake with thirteen rattles, and the motto "Don't Tread On Me." This is the first recorded mention of the future Gadsden flag's symbolism."

From the Libertarian Wiki:

Since 1775 "...the Gadsden flag has become an important symbol to many libertarians.."

If you're interested in learning more about it there is a website dedicated specifically to this flag: [link]

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I'd like to make myself one t-shirt using your art at

First question: How can I get it onto a t-shirt, like at Cafe Press, and have
the yellow shirt come through all the white spaces in the vector? Actually I
can't even open it right here, like with Serif Photo Plus X4.

Second question: Assuming I can figure how to do the above, what kind of
statement would you like on the bottom of it? Like: Courtesy of...