Photo, Print, Drawing Watch your step
About this Item
- Watch your step
- Rogers, W. A. (William Allen), 1854-1931, artist
Created / Published
- - Uncle Sam (Symbolic character)
- - World War, 1914-1918
- - Bayonets--1910-1920
- - Neutrality--1910-1920
- - United States
- Editorial cartoons--1910-1920.
- Editorial cartoons--1910-1920
- - 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.
- 1 drawing : pen and ink ; 48.3 x 35 cm (sheet)
Call Number/Physical Location
- CAI - Rogers, no. 163 (B size) [P&P]
- Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- ds 00872 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ds.00872
- cai 2a14477 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cai.2a14477
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ds-00872 (digital file from original drawing)
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Chicago citation style:
Rogers, W. A. , Artist. Watch Your Step. United States, 1914. [?] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2010718780/.
APA citation style:
Rogers, W. A. (1914) Watch Your Step. United States, 1914. [?] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2010718780/.
MLA citation style:
Rogers, W. A. , Artist. Watch Your Step. [?] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2010718780/>.