• Creator
  • U.S. Senate. Office of Senate Curator. ?-9999
  • Created Date
  • 1918-01-17
  • Publisher
  • Washington Evening Star
  • Description
  • In the midst of World War I, a wintertime national coal shortage and continuing problems of streamlining railroad shipments forced the U.S. Government to take drastic measures. One such measure called for a 14-day work stoppage for all but the most essential industries. In this cartoon, Berryman depicts Uncle Sam's dilemma: how to slow down production to save coal during wartime while minimizing the economic consequences such as lost wages, in... more
    In the midst of World War I, a wintertime national coal shortage and continuing problems of streamlining railroad shipments forced the U.S. Government to take drastic measures. One such measure called for a 14-day work stoppage for all but the most essential industries. In this cartoon, Berryman depicts Uncle Sam's dilemma: how to slow down production to save coal during wartime while minimizing the economic consequences such as lost wages, industrial dislocations, and possible shortages of goods needed for the war effort. Berryman advises Uncle Sam to speed up coal mine production and improve the railroad network first. less
  • Rights
  • Unrestricted