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Unknown [Print of pen and ink drawing of Uncle Sam]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08879.01.11 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Print Date: no date Pagination: 1 print : b&w ; 46.2 x 58.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Depicts Uncle Sam sitting at a table holding a container with three things written on it; "Income tax bacilli, whiskey, sugar." There is a dollar sign on the folds of the tablecloth.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Progressive EraAmerican Symbols and SealsTaxes or TaxationHumor and SatireEconomics

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