John Bull-ied

John Bull-ied

Title: John Bull-ied

Year: 1863

Creator: Southern Illustrated News

Description: This is a southern view of Union efforts to stop British shipbuilding of “rams” in Liverpool for the Confederate Navy. The cartoon is replete with puns on sheep and “Johnnie” Reb, Bull, and Russell. Abraham Lincoln says (with unparalelled ferocity: See here – now – you Johnnie, jes’ stp the, Rebel Rams, or I’ll lamb you!” “Little Johnnie Russell” replies: Don’t be impatient, Mr. Lincoln, I’m just about to paint my broad arrow on them – meanwhile, you see that little Invoice of Arms you ordered is ready for shipment.

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