• Creator
  • U.S. Senate. Office of Senate Curator. ?-9999
  • Created Date
  • 1898-06-12
  • Publisher
  • Washington Post Company.
  • Description
  • This illustration entitled "Miss Columbia - This English Gentleman is Very Attentive, very attractive, but these foreign alliances are lotteries", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on June 12, 1898, depicts Miss Columbia gazing at the photo and holding the note of the English John Bull, the only friendly power on the issue of U.S. goals for Cuba. Cartoonist Clifford Berryman' caricature, Miss Columbia, stan... more
    This illustration entitled "Miss Columbia - This English Gentleman is Very Attentive, very attractive, but these foreign alliances are lotteries", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on June 12, 1898, depicts Miss Columbia gazing at the photo and holding the note of the English John Bull, the only friendly power on the issue of U.S. goals for Cuba. Cartoonist Clifford Berryman' caricature, Miss Columbia, stands before her dressing table, gazing at a picture of the English John Bull in a heart shaped frame, with his note in hand. On the wall behind her hang caricaturized pictures representing Germany France, Russia, Italy and Austria. As Congress pushed for a declaration of war against Spain to help Cuba gain independence, President McKinley met with representatives of those European powers. Any indication of European influence was highly resented and publicized in the press which was strongly urging war. England was the only friendly power on the issue; both the English press and public seemed supportive of U.S. goals for Cuba. less
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  • Unrestricted