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Uncle Sam Sick with La Grippe

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Date made: n.d.
Maker: Robinson, Henry R.; Clay, Edward Williams
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 11 x 15 7/8 in.; 27.94 x 40.3225 cm
ID number: DL*60.3364
Negative number: 2003-19877


Color print of "Uncle Sam" sitting in a flowered, upholstered armchair, resting and holding a document labeled "Failures." He is wearing a Liberty cap, vest, breeches and moccasins and is draped in an American Flag. An eagle sits on the right side of the image and on the extreme left side is a bust of George Washington labeled "Pater Patriae," with the head in pieces on the floor. "Dr. Hickory" (Andrew Jackson characterized as Ben Franklin), Thomas Hart Benton, holding an enema apparatus, and "Aunt Matty" (Martin Van Buren) are all depicted with comments. Dialog and additional phrases appear on the print. Through a window "Brother Jonathan" is welcoming Nicholas Biddle.