Signed and dated at upper right, "Edmund J. Sullivan 1917"; on verso in pen, "The Imperial demagogue . "Nothin' doin! My feet are cold. Nobody loves me. My clothes don't fit, and I want to go into the garden and eat worms."; below that: This title was not used, as I had only written it on a sheet of notepaper that was overlooked in the [illegible]; the drawing was called "William the Democrat" in "The National News."; in pencil, "National News (Wymans)", followed by specifications for the printer.
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Caption continues: "Nothin' doin! My feet are cold. Nobody loves me. My clothes don't fit, and I want to go into the garden and eat worms."
Original drawing by E.J. Sullivan for a political cartoon for publication in the London weekly, The National news, 1917.
Drawing shows Wilhelm II standing in the rain on a barrel labeled "Constitution"; he wears a tophat perched on top of his crown, and his clothes, shoes and umbrella are tattered and full of holes. A broadside on the wall behind him reads: Proclamation! I promise Franchise!!!! indemnities, food, colonies, anything & everything = after the war [signed] Wilhelm.