A satirical mezzotint depicting the Edenton Tea Party of 1774 was found at a shoemaker's shop in Ciudadela in 1826. In 1774, a group of fifty-one Edenton women gathered and signed a resolution against drinking tea. News of their tea party spread to London where the mezzotint was made, probably by artist Philip Dawe. Over the years, the mezzotint was shattered and only two-thirds of it has been successfully restored. It once again disappeared, but, years later, it was rediscovered by William Easterling in his bank in Edenton.