William Norman Ritchie

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William Norman Ritchie
1865 or 1866-1947
A Midget in a Mighty Seat
Pen and black ink over graphite on paper.
16 11/16 x 12 5/8 inches (425 x 321 mm)

Cartoon probably intended for publication in an unidentified periodical.


Signed "Norman With no apologies to Prof. Nick M. Butler" by the artist at lower right; title in pencil at head of sheet.


Cartoon shows Uncle Sam ordering a small, stunted figure, wearing a dunce cap and holding a flag which reads "Panic Howler 1931", off a chair labelled "Uncle Sam"; on the wall behind the figures is a sign reading "'Whoever sells the United States short will go broke' The late J.P. Morgan".