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Part V: John Bull & Uncle Sam, Frenemies

Sometimes, with perhaps one of the more infamous occasions being the American Revolutionary War / United States War of Independence / That Time England Lost Some Colonies, Uncle Sam and John Bull don’t get along: See also: – Part I: Representations of the US & … Continue reading

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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: Next, we have Uncle Sam striking … Continue reading

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Part IV: John & Jonathan, BFFFL

See also: – Part I: Representations of the US & UK – Part II: Representations of UK & US Cooperation – Part III: John Bull & Uncle Sam, a friendship to the end – Part V: John Bull & Uncle Sam, Frenemies And, on the … Continue reading

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Colossus (Part II)

Continuing with the theme of the colossus… See also: – Colossus: Part I – “Comic Empires–Cartoons, Caricature, and Imperialism: A Symposium” edited by Richard Scully, International Journal of Comic Art, Fall/Winter 2014, pages 57-65. – “Constructing the Colossus: the Origins of Linley … Continue reading

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Canada: America’s Hat?

Most of my favo(u)rite variations on perspective are the funny ones:               As one of my favo(u)rite tweets of all time may suggest, I really like using these images in talks: For quite a while … Continue reading

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

As persistent readers may have gathered, I’m mildly fixated on national representations. We’ve already seen John Bull sharing his tandem bicycle with Uncle Sam, and we’ve seen the US tell John Bull to mind his own business. Here are three cartoons … Continue reading

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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: And they collaborate against Russia, their former go-between: For further reading (and images!), check out the US Library of Congress exhibit “John … Continue reading

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Part I: Representations of the US & UK

Sometimes, the US and the UK don’t get on particularly well (see, for example: American Revolutionary War, also known as the Battle of the Upstart Colonists in British textbooks). But they’ve become thick as thieves (in most of the meanings of … Continue reading

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Swipes File #14.1: Immigration (again)

The topic is immigration. The mash-up is thus:

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Swipes File #31: The White Man’s Burden

“A White Man’s Burden” – Portsmouth Daily Times 5 December 1911 “The White Man’s Burden” – Boston Evening Record 8 February 1898 “The White Man’s Burden” – Gillam – 1900

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