Part II: Representations of UK & US Cooperation

The United Kingdom and the United States (or John Bull and Uncle Sam, respectively) get along (in)famously now:

"It ought to be a happy new year Uncle Sam and his English cousin have the world between them," Victor Gillam, Judge, 7 January 1899.

“It ought to be a happy new year Uncle Sam and his English cousin have the world between them,” Victor Gillam, Judge, 7 January 1899.

"The see-saw nations--The Anglo-Saxons balance of power," Victor Gillam, Judge, 9 April 1898

“The see-saw nations–The Anglo-Saxons balance of power,” Victor Gillam, Judge, 9 April 1898

"The White Man's Burden (Apologies to Kipling)," Victor Gillam, Judge, 1899.

“The White Man’s Burden (Apologies to Kipling),” Victor Gillam, Judge, 1899. (As seen in The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Cartoons, courtesy of AL.)

And they collaborate against Russia, their former go-between:

As seen in The Nineteenth Century in Caricature (1904).

As seen in The History of the Nineteenth Century in Caricature (1904).

russian cartoon

"Russia: 'How I hate that song!'" Edwin Marcus, c. 1950s.

“Russia: ‘How I hate that song!'” Edwin Marcus, c. 1950s.

For further reading (and images!), check out the US Library of Congress exhibit “John Bull and Uncle Sam: Four Centuries of British-American Relations.”

See also:

Part I: Representations of the US & UK

– Part III: John Bull & Uncle Sam, a friendship to the end

– Part IV: John & Jonathan, BFFFL

– Part V: John Bull & Uncle Sam, Frenemies

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