Another ‘Large draft on our Credulity’ that Mr. Schurz duly honored

Old Blog Import

In the wake of the Spanish-American War of 1898, the United States acquired several overseas territories, including Cuba and the Philippines. Carl Schurz, a former senator and secretary of the interior, was a leading anti-imperialist who strenuously opposed America’s annexation of foreign lands. Here, the cartoonist mocks Schurz for allegedly worshipping Emilio Aguinaldo, leader of a Filipino rebellion against American rule, as a present-day George Washington.”

On This Day: August 9, 1902