It's been way too long since we had a first efforts image challenge around here. As you may (or may not) recall, the first ever first efforts image challenge asked you to locate images of presidents voting, and the second ever challenge focused on pictures of presidents with food.
Now is a good time for another challenge, because there's nothing like a new grassroots social movement to bring out the tried and true political imagery. Our old friend the "Don't Tread On Me" snake showed up at last weekend's Tea Party gathering in Nevada.
So, visual politicians, here's your task: Mobilize your resources (Internet and otherwise) to tell me everything you can about the significance (political, historical, rhetorical, and otherwise) of the snake image in U.S. visual politics. Related images, of course, are always welcome (especially if old and obscure). Place your offerings in the comments section and please, don't forget to cite your sources. Prizes (in the form of public praise from me) will be offered to the most thorough, insightful, and/or obscure contributions.
You have until this Saturday, April 5, at 5 pm to complete this challenge. Onward!
image credit: Newscom/Zuma via TPM