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Christmas on the Isthmus

Author:
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956
Date:
1903-12-23
Description:
Uncle Sam, as Santa Claus with his bag of toys, hands a bag of money labeled "$10,000,000" to a little boy wearing a hat labeled "Panama" and holding a huge ship, some books, one labeled "Ledger," and towing a model train. A railing on the right divides the space into an area with a Christmas tree and an area without. Hanging on the railing, looking in, are five boys labeled "Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, [and] San Domingo" who are depressed and possibly angered that Santa Claus/Uncle Sam has nothing for them.
Subject:
Children, Christmas, Christmas trees, Gifts, International relations, Santa Claus, Uncle Sam (Symbolic character), Central America, Panama, United States
Partner:
Theodore Roosevelt Center
Rights:
These images are presented through a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and Dickinson State University. No known restrictions on publication.
Source:
http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o277682
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