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It was about time he woke up

Ross, Gordon, 1873-1946
Uncle Sam, as Rip Van Winkle, returns from his tariff sleep to discover that other countries now dominate foreign trade. His old rifle labeled "Monopoly Tariff" is outdated. John Bull sits with other representatives of foreign countries outside the "Inn of South American Trade." In the background, steamships with flags of many nations unload freight. An insert shows a map and "The North Americans Idea of the Western Hemisphere." Caption: Sam Van Winkle finds a lot of hustling strangers in his place at the inn.
Commerce, International relations, John Bull (Symbolic character), Shipping, Tariff, Uncle Sam (Symbolic character), Van Winkle, Rip (Fictitious character)
Theodore Roosevelt Center
These images are presented through a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and Dickinson State University. No known restrictions on publication.
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