On the Duty of Civil Disobedience – Meme & Poster Download


What Others Think

Maybe these memes, or whatever you call them, would be cool to put in my cabin on Walden Pond, but I don't have printer, nor do I know what one is.

—Henry David Thoreau

Literature Disguised as Fun

These are the posters and memes from the On the Duty of Civil Disobedience in full color (if the original is color). The PDF download also includes a photo of Thoreau and some blank memes that your students can get creative with.

These can be printed* for your classroom or for your homeschooled students. See below for what’s included.

*The download can be used to print memes and posters for a single classroom or one household.

Included in the Download

Art Used

  • Bandits in Prison by Ignacy Jasiński oil on canvas 32.2” x 35.8” {{PD-US-expired}}
  • Portrait photograph (detail) from a ninth-plate daguerreotype of Henry David Thoreau. National Portrait Gallery, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Portrait of King Edward VII by Luke Fildes (1844-1927) oil on canvas | 70.9” x 108.5” | 1902 {{PD-US-expired}}
  • Daughters of the Revolution by Grant Wood (1891-1942) oil on masonite | 101.4 cm x 50.8 cm | {{PD-US-expired}}
  • Destruction, from The Course of Empire by Thomas Cole (1801-1848) 1836 | 63.5” x 39.5” {{PD-US-expired}}