Colossus (Part III)

Here are four more colossuses (colossi?) that I found in the Newberry Library collections in Chicago during the NEH summer program in 2014.

First, we have Teddy Roosevelt posing (looming?) over the Panama Canal project:

Teddy Colossus

“In the nick of time,” from a [Scrapbook of political cartoons from American newspapers] circa 1890-1920. Newberry call number: scrapbook – oversize NC1420 .S37.

Next, we have Uncle Sam striking a similar pose over the same project, but this time on land rather than on ships:

"Uncle Sam: ," from a [Scrapbook of political cartoons from American newspapers] circa 1890-1920. Newberry call number: scrapbook – oversize NC1420 .S37.

“Uncle Sam: I’m afraid the jig is up, Panama; we are surrounded!” from a [Scrapbook of political cartoons from American newspapers] circa 1890-1920. Newberry call number: scrapbook – oversize NC1420 .S37.

And, saving the best for last (at least last for now), I give you “The Collossus [sic] of Roads” (pun intended) from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana:

Colossus of Roads

In Illustrated New Mexico by W.G. Ritch, 1883, page 23.

"The Colossus," 1766, showing William Pitt on stilts. Seen in Image of America in Caricature and Cartoon, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, 1975, page 46.

“The Colossus,” 1766, showing William Pitt on stilts. Seen in Image of America in Caricature and Cartoon, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, 1975, page 46.

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