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Old Jack, the famous New Orleans mouser, clearing Uncle Sam's barn of bank and Clay rats; ...

Old Jack, the famous New Orleans mouser, clearing Uncle Sam's barn of ...

A rare pro-Jackson satire on the President's campaign to destroy the political power and influence of the Bank of the United States. It was probably issued late in the presidential campaign of 1832, after Jacks... More

Andrew resolute Uncle Sam's faithful teamster, taking the produce of the farms, to another storehouse; and giving Uncle Sam his, reasons for so doing

Andrew resolute Uncle Sam's faithful teamster, taking the produce of t...

The artist supports Andrew Jackson's decision to withdraw federal funds from the Bank of the United States and distribute them among various state banks. Henry Clay and Bank president Nicholas Biddle's efforts... More

Uncle Sam sick with la grippe

Uncle Sam sick with la grippe

A satire attributing the dire fiscal straits of the nation to Andrew Jackson's banking policies, with specific reference to recent bank failures in New Orleans, New York, and Philadelphia. The artist blames th... More

Uncle Sam and his servants

Uncle Sam and his servants

An anti-Tyler satire, lampooning the incumbent's efforts to secure a second term against challengers Henry Clay and James Polk. With his shoulder to the door Tyler bars the entry of (left to right) John C. Cal... More

Scene in Uncle Sam's Senate. 17th April 1850

Scene in Uncle Sam's Senate. 17th April 1850

A somewhat tongue-in-cheek dramatization of the moment during the heated debate in the Senate over the admission of California as a free state when Mississippi senator Henry S. Foote drew a pistol on Thomas Har... More

Uncle Sam, an American song

Uncle Sam, an American song

An illustrated sheet music cover for a song "written and sung by Mr. Howard Paul, in his comic & musical entertainment 'Patch Work.'" Uncle Sam here is a young man in a wide-brimmed hat and patchwork jacket. He... More

Sam's coming

Sam's coming

A music cover for a song by William Clifton, "inscribed [i.e., dedicated] to New York Know Nothing leader James W. Barker Esq." The illustration features the youthful "Sam" type who appears in various identitie... More

Uncle Sam protecting his property against the encroachments of his cousin John

Uncle Sam protecting his property against the encroachments of his cou...

Northern fears of European intervention in the Civil War on behalf of the South are manifest here.Uncle Sam, in the form of a bearded Union soldier (closely resembling Abraham Lincoln), unceremoniously routs Jo... More

Uncle Sam, "Go ahead, boys, I'll take care of the wives and babies - God bless you!" / J.M.

Uncle Sam, "Go ahead, boys, I'll take care of the wives and babies - G...

Cartoon shows Uncle Sam waving Union troops off to Virginia, telling them that he will take care of the women and children who are gathered around him, as well as two large bags labeled "gold." Title from item.... More

[Uncle Sam's menagerie], Confederate States of America.

[Uncle Sam's menagerie], Confederate States of America.

Issued in the wake of Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, the print conveys some of the Northern hostility toward the conspirators, whom the public associated with former president of the Confederacy Jeffers... More

It is a bad rule that don't work both ways / Th. Nast.

It is a bad rule that don't work both ways / Th. Nast.

Uncle Sam speaking to the Geneva court about Alabama claims. Liberty(?) sits in the seat of judgement. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, vol. 16, no. 813, 1872 July 27, cover illustration.

Grant's last outrage in Louisiana / J. Keppler.

Grant's last outrage in Louisiana / J. Keppler.

Uncle Sam saying to Ulysses S. Grant, "Hold there! Hold there, General! I have tolerated your abuses of your office long enough. ..." Grant replying "March those legislators out. I am going to have my way in th... More

Death on economy. U.S. "I suppose I must spend a little on life-saving service, life-boat stations, life-boats, surf-boats, etc.; but it is too bad to be obliged to waste so much money" / Th. Nast.

Death on economy. U.S. "I suppose I must spend a little on life-saving...

Cartoon showing Uncle Sam looking at drowned bodies and shipwrecked Huron. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1877 Dec. 29, p. 1024.

Puck's advice gratis to some editorial shriekers for Grant Don't forget your "Man on Horseback" - but your man on foot has too many curs at his heels / / J. Keppler.

Puck's advice gratis to some editorial shriekers for Grant Don't forge...

Cupid standing by Uncle Sam, who is seated on steps, next to an equestrian statue of Ulysses S. Grant, Grant walking, followed by George M. Robeson, Murphy, Orville E. Babcock, William W. Belknap, Shepherd, Wil... More

Will he dare do it? / Th. Nast.

Will he dare do it? / Th. Nast.

Title from item. Published in Harper's Weekly, 1878 March 2, p. 176. Forms part of: Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902. Illustrations and political cartoons by Thomas Nast which is part of: Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Foun... More

Loafers and laborers. Uncle Sam--(At the end of his patience and his territory) "Now, durn your pesky copper skins, you've got to work or jump!"

Loafers and laborers. Uncle Sam--(At the end of his patience and his t...

Uncle Sam standing over Indians at edge of cliff, with workers behind him. Illus. in: Puck, 1880 Sept. 29, p. 53.

Our Indian policy - a house of cards / J. Keppler.

Our Indian policy - a house of cards / J. Keppler.

Print shows Uncle Sam sitting at a table outside an "Indian Store" with Natives and government agents gathered around; he was constructing a house of cards labeled "Indian Policy" until the government agents an... More

Our Indian policy--a house of cards / J. Keppler.

Our Indian policy--a house of cards / J. Keppler.

Cartoon showing Uncle Sam seated at table with cards labelled "Indian policy," which had been stacked up, being blown down by white men as Indians look on. Illus. in: Puck, 1881, Sept. 14, p. 24-25.

Congressional cracksmen / J. Keppler.

Congressional cracksmen / J. Keppler.

Print shows "Policeman Puck" and Uncle Sam investigating a robbery at the U.S. Treasury, a safe has been broken into and a barrel labeled "150,000,000 $ Surplus" is empty; there is a hole in the floor which lea... More

Coney Island and the crowned heads / F. Graetz.

Coney Island and the crowned heads / F. Graetz.

Print shows Uncle Sam welcoming several heads of state labeled "Pan-Slavism, Nihilism, Socialism, Pauperism, Communism [represented by Marianne], Fenianism, Mormonism wearing a fez, [and] Spain" to a swim at Co... More

The anti-Chinese wall / F. Graetz.

The anti-Chinese wall / F. Graetz.

Print shows Uncle Sam using "Congressional Mortar" and building blocks carried by ethnic workers to construct a wall with the stones are labeled "Law against Race, Prejudice, Jealousy, Competition, Fear, Anti L... More

Arthur's awkward "white elephant" / Gillam.

Arthur's awkward "white elephant" / Gillam.

Print shows President Chester A. Arthur sitting on a rock with a large white elephant that looks like Roscoe Conkling standing next to him; Arthur is wondering how to get rid of the elephant. Uncle Sam, holding... More

Uncle Sam's neglected farm / J. Keppler.

Uncle Sam's neglected farm / J. Keppler.

Print shows Puck's "Independent Party" figure, holding a hoe labeled "Civil Service Reform" and talking to Uncle Sam who is sitting on a fence while two figures argue on the right, one is labeled "Democrat, Bou... More

"Puck" is not going to be left - he has a horse-show of his own / Gillam.

"Puck" is not going to be left - he has a horse-show of his own / Gill...

Print shows the interior of a barn crowded with horses and even more trying to get in, on the left, in the back, they are George M. Robeson, George F. Hoar, Rutherford B. Hayes, William Mahone, and Thomas C. Pl... More

The U.S. Hotel badly needs a "bouncer" / J. Keppler.

The U.S. Hotel badly needs a "bouncer" / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows the lobby of the U.S. Hotel with Uncle Sam and Puck behind the front desk on the left, at center is Chester A. Arthur as the "U.S. Hotel Presidential Bouncer" who is clearing the lobby of agi... More

The greatest show on earth - "who can ride the mule?" / J. Keppler.

The greatest show on earth - "who can ride the mule?" / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows a circus performance under the big top with Uncle Sam as ringmaster for a show with a bucking bronco or donkey labeled "Tariff Question"; the donkey has already thrown one man labeled "Democr... More

The political Sam'ls of Posen / Gillam.

The political Sam'ls of Posen / Gillam.

Print shows a large group of political peddlers trying to sell their goods to Columbia as mistress of the house. Among those shown are Samuel J. Tilden selling "Tribulation Toys", Benjamin F. Butler with "Elast... More

Nursing our infant industries / F. Graetz.

Nursing our infant industries / F. Graetz.

Illustration shows several congressmen and senators dressed as women nursing symbols of American industry; Sherman and Blaine feeding "American Swine" as it sits on a rocking horse, William D. Kelley, known as ... More

Thanksgiving / J. Keppler.

Thanksgiving / J. Keppler.

Print shows Uncle Sam, Columbia, and Puck sitting at a table, ready to enjoy a Thanksgiving turkey dinner in a gallery with paintings on the wall in the background; Uncle Sam is gesturing toward these paintings... More

Put 'em on ice! / Gillam.

Put 'em on ice! / Gillam.

Illustration shows Uncle Sam putting politicians, newspaper editors, and others on "Ice" in an icehouse to keep them cool until campaign time for the presidential election. Among those depicted are Ulysses S. G... More

Bottled politics / J. Keppler.

Bottled politics / J. Keppler.

Print shows two old men, one of whom may be Uncle Sam holding a glass, sitting at a table in a saloon, on which is a large bottle of alcohol labeled "Regulated Ohio Brand", on a shelf behind them are other bott... More

Rotten to the core / J. Keppler.

Rotten to the core / J. Keppler.

Print shows Uncle Sam with a toothache labeled "Mormonism!", sitting on a chair in the office of "Washington Dental Association" offering "S.S. Cox's Laughing Gas - Mild & Harmless", as two arms labeled "Senate... More

A family party - the 200th birthday of the healthiest of Uncle Sam's adopted children / F. Graetz.

A family party - the 200th birthday of the healthiest of Uncle Sam's a...

Print shows Uncle Sam standing at the head of a table at a dinner party in honor of the "Bi-Centennial Celebration of the First German Settlement", with Columbia sitting next to him; around the table are a "Spa... More

What 's in it? / Gillam.

What 's in it? / Gillam.

Illustration shows Uncle Sam sitting at a table in the "Congresssional Lunch Rooms", he is being served a large sausage labeled "Tariff Bill" by a waiter labeled "Republican", another waiter labeled "Democrat" ... More

Christmas at Washington / J. Keppler '83.

Christmas at Washington / J. Keppler '83.

Print shows several members of Congress around a large Christmas tree labeled "Tax Surplus" decorated with money bags labeled "Surplus"; the legislators carry bags in which to place the bags of surplus they plu... More

"Take the next car!" / J. Keppler.

"Take the next car!" / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows a street railroad car labeled "Republican Protection Line" and "Congress 47" with a crowd of men standing on the rear platform, among them is the conductor labeled "Keifer" and Frank "Hiscock... More

An unpleasant ride through the presidential "haunted forest" / J. Keppler.

An unpleasant ride through the presidential "haunted forest" / J. Kepp...

Illustration shows Uncle Sam and Dame Democracy riding in a horse-drawn carriage through a forest where 21 or 22 faces of presidential hopefuls can be seen in the trees, rocks, and grasses, and have spooked the... More

The slush will have to stay / F. Graetz.

The slush will have to stay / F. Graetz.

Illustration shows a sleepy Uncle Sam wearing a robe and standing in the snow marked with "$" at the foot of snow-covered steps, with the "U.S. Treasury" in the background; he is handing a shovel labeled "Repea... More

Bottom's dream

Bottom's dream

Illustration shows Puck's stereotypical Irishman labeled "Democracy" in the role of "Bottom" from Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream", with Puck holding the head of an ass above him. He is holding a paper t... More

The World's International and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, La., open from Dec. 1st 1884 to May 31st 1885 / J. Keppler.

The World's International and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orlean...

Illustration shows Uncle Sam and Liberty greeting a group of women labeled "Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, La Plata, Chili, Hayti, [and] Ecuador" to the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New O... More

The Presidential recruiting-office / Gillam.

The Presidential recruiting-office / Gillam.

Illustration shows the interior of a recruiting office for the presidency with Uncle Sam and Puck examining potential recruits against a height chart labeled, from low to high, "Notoriety, Popularity, Capabilit... More

The new leader and the old chorus / Gillam.

The new leader and the old chorus / Gillam.

Illustration shows John Logan labeled "New Leader" of the Republican Party, the "party of Reform and Puritee", holding a paper that states "Logan Speec[h] at Boston July 1885", standing in the street between th... More

No more of those hideous monuments! / Gillam.

No more of those hideous monuments! / Gillam.

Illustration shows Puck grabbing the arm of Uncle Sam who is staring in dismay at statues labeled "Coggswell, W.H. Seward Madison Square, Admiral Dupont Washington D.C., Custer West Point, George Washington Uni... More

Noxious growths in liberty's grounds / J. Keppler.

Noxious growths in liberty's grounds / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows Uncle Sam and a female figure identified as Liberty strolling through a park among trees labeled "Equal Rights, Free Press, Free Schools, Free Speech, Free Ballot, Constitution, [and] Religio... More

Canada as "Mother Mandelbaum" / J. Keppler.

Canada as "Mother Mandelbaum" / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows Uncle Sam dressed as a policeman standing on the U.S. side of a "'Fence' for American Defaulters" and staring at Fredericka Mandelbaum who is standing on the Canadian side, dressed as a Nativ... More

The four Rips; or, twenty years behind the age / Gillam.

The four Rips; or, twenty years behind the age / Gillam.

Illustration shows Uncle Sam seated at a table in front of "Uncle Sam's Inter-State Market" with a businessman labeled "Northern Capital" on the right and an agricultural producer labeled "Southern Goods - Cott... More

Peace, but not business / Gillam.

Peace, but not business / Gillam.

Illustration shows a perplexed Uncle Sam standing in front of a store labeled "Notice - No Reciprocity in Trade Here" that is well-stocked with items available for international trade; a man labeled "Trade" is ... More

A great past and a pitiful present / Gillam.

A great past and a pitiful present / Gillam.

Illustration shows Whitelaw Reid, John Sherman, George F. Hoar, and John Logan lifting Uncle Sam above a swamp filled with several faces of corruption labeled "Blainism, Robesonism, Mahone Repudiation, Land Gra... More

The nation's ward / Hamilton.

The nation's ward / Hamilton.

Cartoon showing a snake portrayed as a Native American coiled around a pioneer family, squeezing the life out of them, and around a tree; Uncle Sam is feeding the snake from a bowl of "Government Gruel"; in the... More

Snowed in / J. Keppler.

Snowed in / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows Puck offering an "Anti Silver Coinage" snow shovel to William M. Evarts during a snowstorm that is depositing silver coins on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and the Department of Treasury bu... More

The one man power in our jury system / J. Keppler.

The one man power in our jury system / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows an old hag labeled "Tradition" sitting in a chair labeled "Justice" and holding a large balance scale labeled "LAW" with ten men on the right and one smug man labeled "Stubbornness, Ignorance... More

His soonness / F. Opper.

His soonness / F. Opper.

Illustration shows New York Governor Hill pressing the "Notoriety" button for the "Presidential Elevator"; Uncle Sam, the manager of the elevator, is sitting nearby and tells Hill that he is too early, also sug... More

The consumer consumed / W.A. Rogers.

The consumer consumed / W.A. Rogers.

Cartoon showing Uncle Sam as "U.S. Customs" in front of imported goods counter and man as "monopoly" standing in front of domestic goods counter holding out their hands for money from "consumer". Illus. in: Har... More

The difference between trimming a hedge and cutting it down Uncle Sam, "Now don't come around tellin' me that story about cuttin' down the hedge and bein' eat up by the free-trade b'ars" / / W.A. Rogers.

The difference between trimming a hedge and cutting it down Uncle Sam,...

Political cartoon showing Thomas Brackett Reed as a boy, crying to Uncle Sam, with another boy pulling small wagon "pig iron, Kelley," while President Grover Cleveland trims "tariff, the protection hedge" to re... More

The American usurper assumes the diadem and purple The leaders of the rabble clamouring for the slavery of the Middle Ages.

The American usurper assumes the diadem and purple The leaders of the ...

Print showing Uncle Sam with sword standing on the left with figures from American History and the U.S. Capitol behind him, and a man wearing a feathered crown and ermine robe, with one foot on the Declaration ... More

Coroner Harrison is a little too previous / Dalrymple.

Coroner Harrison is a little too previous / Dalrymple.

Print shows Uncle Sam reclining in a chair with his feet resting on a foot stool, on a table next to him are medications labeled "Tariff Reform Tonic" and "Repeal of Sherman Silver Law Elixir", on the floor nex... More

Union of all nations / Th. Nast, 1893.

Union of all nations / Th. Nast, 1893.

Patriotic drawing commemorating the Naval Review held in New York Harbor in connection with the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. The drawing shows a young woman holding a paper labeled "Th... More

Uncle Sam's dismal swamp / Dalrymple.

Uncle Sam's dismal swamp / Dalrymple.

Print shows Uncle Sam sitting on a log in a swamp labeled "Spoils System" from which snakes labeled "Quayism", "Bardsleyism", and "Tannerism", and noxious fumes rise in the form of shades labeled "Raumism - Pen... More

Out of the silver flood / Dalrymple.

Out of the silver flood / Dalrymple.

Uncle Sam pulling woman, "business interests" out of body of water "Sherman Silver Purchase Act", using rope "public opinion" over rock "repeal of the Sherman Law by the 53rd Congress." Illus. in: Puck, 1893 Se... More

Thanksgiving / C.J. Taylor.

Thanksgiving / C.J. Taylor.

Print shows a vignette cartoon with young women watching a football game at center, and surrounding vignettes depicting William McKinley as Napoleon I, "New Jersey" cleaning up gambling and horse racing, an uni... More

"Love me, love my dog" / C.J. Taylor.

"Love me, love my dog" / C.J. Taylor.

Print shows Uncle Sam sitting on a bench with a young woman wearing a coat labeled "Wilson Bill" and a hat labeled "Tariff Reform"; she is holding a bull dog on her lap that is wearing a collar labeled "Income Tax".

A senate for revenue only / Dalrymple.

A senate for revenue only / Dalrymple.

Print shows Uncle Sam sitting on the Speaker's desk in the "U.S. Senate", bound by tape labeled "McKinley's High Protection Monopoly Tariff", facing a group of senators labeled "Coal Senator, R. Road Senator, C... More

The American farmer - where he has to sell, and where he has to buy / Dalrymple.

The American farmer - where he has to sell, and where he has to buy / ...

Print shows Uncle Sam as an American farmer trying to sell his products labeled "Pork, Wheat, Butter, Beef, Oats", and corn overseas where there is stiff "Open Competition" at the "Market of the World" represen... More

The opening of the gate / Dalrymple.

The opening of the gate / Dalrymple.

Print shows Uncle Sam opening the "Protection Gate" at the "U.S. Custom House" where a sign states "Reduction of Tolls from 50 to 38 Percent. Wool, Lumber, Twine, and Fresh Fish, Free!!. The Roman god Mercury i... More

Another hide to be taken / Dalrymple.

Another hide to be taken / Dalrymple.

Print shows a wolf wearing a red cape labeled "Hard Times 1893", standing on a rock outside a gate labeled "U.S." with Uncle Sam standing inside the gate and pointing a rifle labeled "Business Revival" at the w... More

A hard beast to handle / F.M. Hutchins.

A hard beast to handle / F.M. Hutchins.

Print shows a silver elephant wearing a ribbon labeled "Currency Problem" in a stall with a shackle labeled "Clevelands Veto" on one foot and a notice on the wall that states "Look Out for the Elephant - He is ... More

Not this Thanksgiving / J.S. Pughe.

Not this Thanksgiving / J.S. Pughe.

Print shows Uncle Sam standing on the sidewalk with a large turkey labeled "Business Revival" in a basket labeled "From Cleveland & Co."; on the right are three vendors offering scrawny turkeys for sale, from l... More

Among the silent ones / C.J. Taylor.

Among the silent ones / C.J. Taylor.

Print shows Uncle Sam holding a paper labeled "Political Guide" and riding on a camel being led by Puck through the "City of Silence", past several silent sphinxes labeled "Tom Reed, Allison, McKinley, Morton, ... More

Mutual sympathy / F.M. Hutchins.

Mutual sympathy / F.M. Hutchins.

Print shows John Bull and Uncle Sam, both bent under the weight of the governing bodies that they are carrying on their backs with papers labeled "Hereditary Right to Obstruct Legislation" and "Senatorial Rules... More

The grand old game of tit for tat / Dalrymple.

The grand old game of tit for tat / Dalrymple.

Print shows Uncle Sam, looking obstinate and pointing his finger at some point between the "Germany Home Market" and the "France Home Market", as he responds to their complaints. He is standing on the left, at ... More

A rival who has come to stay / Dalrymple.

A rival who has come to stay / Dalrymple.

Print shows Uncle Sam standing with his arms spread on a solid dock labeled "U.S." next to a sign that states "Uncle Sam - The ship builder re-established with great success in 1893. American ships for American... More

Progress and poverty - a decoration day study / Dalrymple.

Progress and poverty - a decoration day study / Dalrymple.

Print shows waves of veterans marching through a memorial arch on "Decoration Day", carrying banners that state "We will continue to save the country, so long as there is a dollar in the Treasury" and "Army of... More

Some time in the future / Dalrymple.

Some time in the future / Dalrymple.

Print shows Uncle Sam comforting a crying female figure labeled "Cuba", as two men with broken swords labeled "Insurgent" and "Spaniard" take a break from fighting. Title from item. Caption: When insurgent and ... More

Forced to peddle, though he is rich / Dalrymple.

Forced to peddle, though he is rich / Dalrymple.

Print shows Uncle Sam as a peddler offering "Bonds Sold For Gold" on a snowy street where he encounters a diminutive figure labeled "Canada" holding a paper labeled "Sound Currency System", she points to Uncle ... More

The nations' holiday feast / C.J. Taylor.

The nations' holiday feast / C.J. Taylor.

Print shows Uncle Sam and Puck offering a toast to the New Year and Peace, with several heavily armed representatives of nations labeled "France, J. Bull, Turkey, Russia, Germania, [and] Italy" sitting around a... More

Congratulations are now in order / Dalrymple.

Congratulations are now in order / Dalrymple.

Print shows Uncle Sam with a laurel wreath on his head, standing with a female figure labeled "Prosperity", bowing his head in acknowledgement of the respect accorded the United States by representatives from E... More

"Uncle Sam - He wants me to bring him in"

"Uncle Sam - He wants me to bring him in"

Berryman Political Cartoon Collection

The poster craze in candidateville / C.J. Taylor.

The poster craze in candidateville / C.J. Taylor.

Print shows Uncle Sam strolling through a maze of presidential campaign posters along "Presidential Avenue" being posted by several of the candidates, including William "McKinley on his High Charger 'War-Tariff... More

An awful day of reckoning at hand for John Bull - Ireland's dream of an irresistible anti-English alliance / Keppler.

An awful day of reckoning at hand for John Bull - Ireland's dream of a...

Print shows Puck's stereotyped Irish man labeled "Ireland" as a military general sitting on a rocking horse labeled "Home Rule", holding papers that state "Muster-Roll of the Anti-English Army", and addressing ... More

Uncle Sam's "crazes" past and present / F. Opper.

Uncle Sam's "crazes" past and present / F. Opper.

Print shows a vignette cartoon depicting the current "craze" for "Free Silver", showing Uncle Sam riding a silver rocking horse, and participating in several fads "Past and Present", such as the "Blue Glass Cra... More

19th century - Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.

19th century - Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.

Portraits and news photographs by Washington, D.C.-based firm, showing people, events, architecture in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. Print shows Uncle Sam sitting in a chair with pillows behind his head, con... More

Uncle Sam: "I ate Turkey nearly a week ago."

Uncle Sam: "I ate Turkey nearly a week ago."

This illustration entitled Uncle Sam: "I ate Turkey Nearly a Week Ago", which appeared in the Washington Post on December 30, 1896, shows a smiling Uncle Sam peering through a window to observe European powers ... More

The Tantalus of to-day / J.S. Pughe.

The Tantalus of to-day / J.S. Pughe.

Print shows Uncle Sam as Tantalus, bound with ropes to posts labeled "High Protective Tariff" and "Free Silver Agitation" by two men labeled "Protected Manufacturer" and "Silverite"; they are preventing him fro... More

Inauguration day, 1897 - a good beginning / Dalrymple.

Inauguration day, 1897 - a good beginning / Dalrymple.

Print shows President William McKinley sitting at his desk in the oval office, as former president Grover Cleveland departs with Uncle Sam; Puck is standing on a step-ladder, carving "McKinleys Good Record" and... More

The "British despot" beaten again / J.S. Pughe.

The "British despot" beaten again / J.S. Pughe.

Print shows John Bull standing on land labeled "England" as an army of animated steel railroad rails march ashore in military formation from ships docked just offshore; in the background, Uncle Sam is standing ... More

Our "civilized" heathen / Ehrhart.

Our "civilized" heathen / Ehrhart.

Print shows a vignette cartoon with Uncle Sam at center placing money in a box labeled "To Save the Heathen of Foreign Lands", while around him are vignettes showing pigeon shooting, cockfighting, boxing, a tur... More

Two obstacles that must be removed before Uncle Sam can drive on / Dalrymple.

Two obstacles that must be removed before Uncle Sam can drive on / Dal...

Print shows President McKinley standing on the roadside near a large rock labeled "Unsetteld Tariff Question", as Vice President Hobart and members of McKinley's cabinet attempt to clear the roadway by removing... More

Trying his patience / Dalrymple.

Trying his patience / Dalrymple.

Print shows a disgruntled Uncle Sam, as a dairy farmer, standing on the right, holding a bucket labeled "U.S. Treasury" and a stool, on his way to milk a cow; at center is a cow labeled "Commonwealth" and a fat... More

The modern plague / Dalrymple.

The modern plague / Dalrymple.

Print shows Uncle Sam sitting in a hammock, holding a fan, beset upon by swarms of locust-like pests streaming from a "Law School", "Medical College", and a "Theological Institute", each carrying a diploma. Tit... More

All a question of the scale we do it on / F. Opper.

All a question of the scale we do it on / F. Opper.

Print shows a vignette cartoon depicting how the economies of scale of an operation or event determines public opinion, for instance, "no. 9" shows a handful of criminals robbing a citizen on the street, they a... More

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This untitled illustration by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on May 31, 1897, captures the caricatures of Uncle Sam and Miss Democracy placing a wreath over the flag-draped ... More

Uncle Sam's Greeting: "May the future of Your Majesty be as full of prosperity as mine promises to be."

Uncle Sam's Greeting: "May the future of Your Majesty be as full of pr...

This illustration entitled Uncle Sam's Greeting: "May the Future of Your Majesty be as full of prosperity as mine promises to be", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on June ... More

Celebrating July 4th, 1898 - "the triumph of the American battle-ship" / Keppler.

Celebrating July 4th, 1898 - "the triumph of the American battle-ship"...

Print shows a gleeful Uncle Sam sitting with John Bull, who is a sailor representing England, and six figures representing "Spain", "Italy" (Umberto I), "Austria" (Franz Joseph I), "France", Germany (William II... More

Why peace reigns / Keppler.

Why peace reigns / Keppler.

Print shows Uncle Sam leaning over a wall labeled "$50,000,000 For National Defense" and fashioned from money bags labeled with "$"; a tattered diminutive man, possibly representing Spain, sits on a rock on the... More

It's got to be sooner or later - and it looks like "sooner" / Dalrymple.

It's got to be sooner or later - and it looks like "sooner" / Dalrympl...

Print shows Uncle Sam holding the hand of a female figure on a tiny island labeled "Cuba"; she is holding the flag of Cuban independence. Uncle Sam is gesturing to go home toward a ship on which is a defeated p... More

Another revelation of strength / J.S. Pughe.

Another revelation of strength / J.S. Pughe.

Print shows Uncle Sam standing on a wharf with five diminutive figures with attributes of the rulers of Austria (Franz Joseph I), Russia (Nicholas II), France (Felix Faure), Germany (William II), Italy (Umberto... More

The tug of war in the far east / Keppler.

The tug of war in the far east / Keppler.

Print shows Uncle Sam with John Bull and Meiji, Emperor of Japan, standing beneath a flag labeled "Open Door Policy", in a tug of war contest for "Trade Supremacy" with "Russia" (Nicholas II), "Germany" (Willia... More