War I Say [caption title of Spanish-American War-Era Uncle Sam Painting].
Patriotic image of Uncle Sam with battleships, declaring war on Spain
Gouache painting ca. 1898 showing Uncle Sam declaring War against Spain, i.e. The Spanish-American War.
American war vessels with large gun emplacements, and tall smokestacks and masts are seen in a harbor; one ship at right faces the viewer head-on. Uncle Sam holds a placard with the unambiguous legend “War I Say.”
A compelling, evocative image.
Description: War I Say [caption title of Spanish-American War-Era Uncle Sam Painting].
[America. c1898]. Gouache painting on artist’s board. Approx. 11 x 5¾ inches. Some losses at corners, 1½-inch scratch at lower right; overall, very good.