CARTOON - HIS TROUBLE

1916
Overview

Scene is in a library. In the foreground is a man sitting at a table with two books in front of him and a bag of money. He is wearing glasses and has his right hand up to his face adjusting his glasses. Text on the top book reads [DOLLARS / AND / CENTS]. Behind him and to the right is another table with a woman sitting at a typewriter, with the American flag around her waist. On the left side of the room are a set of double doors. Holding the doors closed is a women in a long dress with [CIVILISATION] written on it. Spikes are coming through the door. Text above the door reads [THE ALLIES].
Ben Strange signature bottom left corner.
HIS TROUBLES
When the cartoon was published in the Western Mail on 9 June 1916 it featured the caption:
Never mind the disturbance outside Miss Columbia - it is no concern of ours. Tell Bernstaf the relatives of the last batch of sub-marine Americans are making an awful fuss.'

Historical information

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The Ben Strange cartoons are historically significant as they depict many key figures linked to the history and development of both Western Australia and Australia. Political figures who regularly appeared in his cartoon’s included John ‘Happy Jack’

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cwa-org-33-AK1999.73
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Year
1916
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