The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

The bite

Editorial cartoon reflects on the friction between the U.S. and Great Britain over unpaid World War One debt. Uncle Sam looks over a fence; the seat of his pants has been ripped out. On the other side of the fence Britannia looks out of a window. Between them is a bulldog labeled "That Debt"; the torn part of Uncle Sam’s pants is in his mouth. At the dog’s feet is a newspaper with the headline, "Anglo-American Friendship." The captions are: “Won’t you come in dear Mr. Jonathan [British nickname for Uncle Sam]?” “I’ve been inside, mam!”


12.5 x 10.5

Tribune Company

black and white

  • English

  • still image
  • text

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  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection

  • Chicago Daily Tribune (July 6, 1937), p. 12

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