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Caption label from exhibit "World War I ...": William Allen Rogers Comments on American Neutrality. Responding to President Wilson's proclamation of strict neutrality on August 4, 1914, editorial cartoonist William Allen Rogers portrayed Uncle Sam trapped and unable to move by the chevaux de frise of bayonets. While Wilson believed his leadership called for neutrality during the Great War, his policies paralyzed government officials who needed to control shipping, troop movements, and the rescue of Americans from Europe. On July 28, 1914, days before this cartoon was published, the Austro-Hungarian government declared war on Serbia and the European continent quickly became embroiled in war.
(DLC/PP-1932:0042).
Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).
Published in: New York Herald, Aug. 9, 1914, p. 3.
Exhibited: "World War I : American Artists View the Great War" in the Graphic Arts Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May - November 2016.

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01/01/1914
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Rogers, W. A. (William Allen), 1854-1931, artist
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Publication may be restricted. For information see "Cabinet of American Illustration," http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/111_cai.html

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