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Too many Shylocks

Pughe, J. S. (John S.), 1870-1909
The emperors of Russia, Japan, and Germany, and the king of Great Britain each hold a balance scale, and all but "Japan" hold a paper that states their country's "claim for indemnity." They are confronting a kneeling, shocked Chinese man labeled "China." In the background, on the right, Puck is handing a cap and gown to Uncle Sam, suggesting that he play the role of "Portia" and outwit the "Shylocks." Caption: Puck ( to Uncle Sam). -- That poor fellow needs a Portia. Why don't you take the part?
Boxer Rebellion (China : 1899-1901), Uncle Sam (Symbolic character), International relations, Kings and rulers, China, Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918, Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1852-1912, William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941, Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910
Theodore Roosevelt Center
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