Reprisals, Rewards, Reactionaries

Title

Reprisals, Rewards, Reactionaries

Subject

McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949
Political cartoons
World War (1914-1918)
William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941
Verdun, Battle of (France : 1916)
Soldiers
Bombs
Projectiles, Aerials
Armed forces
Soldiers
Military campaigns
Germany
Allied Forces

Description

Political cartoonist John T. McCutcheon illustrates paradoxes emerging during World War I in this six panel political cartoon. In the first panel German leaders celebrate the German bombing of London and condemning the Allied bombing of Germany in the second panel. In the third panel General von Deimling, Crown Prince Wilhelm II's chief of staff receives blame for the German loss at Verdun. The fourth panel shows how Crown Prince Wilhelm II, not von Deimling, would have received the accolades if the Germans had won. The fifth panel shows a man representing the American old guard reactionary declaring "The public be blowed," while in the final panel a man on horseback states "If there's a reaction against the war, I'll be in a position to lead" while the American troops walk in the opposite direction.

Captions: "Under one: REPRISALS. When the German planes bomb London. When allied planes bomb German cities. Under two: Rewards. An obscure General is blamed for the failure at Verdun. But the Crown Prince would have gotten all the glory if Verdun had been a victory. Under three: Reactionaries. The old troupe of political reactionary. The present type of political reactionary."

Creator

McCutcheon, John T.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

n.d.

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

jpg

Language

eng

Identifier

403018
John T. McCutcheon Collection
John T. McCutcheon Collection

Original Format

political cartoon
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

58 x 37 cm

Citation

McCutcheon, John T., “Reprisals, Rewards, Reactionaries,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 20, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/24843.