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Martinis Anyone?
May 11th, 2018 at 7:20pm
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This period illustrator took some artistic liberty when he had this National Guardsman answering Uncle Sam's call with a Martini-Henry rifle.

(The clenched fist and apparent look of disgust on Sam's face is understandable. Do I detect an impending eye-roll)?
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Re: Martinis Anyone?
Reply #1 - May 11th, 2018 at 9:45pm
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I'm not sure what the meaning of this illustration is and if it had any significant meaning. Uncle Sam has an almost feminine stance. And the guard has a darkened nose like he had been doing a lot of drinking or something. I may be way off base, but I'm not getting something here.
  
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Re: Martinis Anyone?
Reply #2 - May 12th, 2018 at 5:30am
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The Print was from a work, available by subscription, "Wright's Official History of the Spanish American War", published 1900.

Likely intent of artist was to convey U.S. National Spirit. I guess he was neither accurate nor highly talented.

Patriotic works were all the rage!
  
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