Common culture?

Common Culture: The propaganda behind this superb series of photographs was every bit as good as the photograph - for here the subtle inference is that with a date before 1783, Britain and the United States share a common history. The Rector of Burton Bradstock, Rev Arthur Dittmer, points out an inscription on one of his table-tombs, to Major E.M Beebe of Burlington, Vermont and Lieutenant S.M. Weitzner of Ridgewood, New York.