Oakville Images
[Uncle Sam]


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Types:
Drawings
Postcards
Description:
Postcard mailed to Rev. R.B. Layton, Fredericton, New Brunswick, from Marlboro, Massachusetts.
Notes:
The American icon Uncle Sam was based on Samuel Wilson, a businessman from Troy, New York. During the War of 1812 he supplied the army with beef in barrels labeled "U.S." (for "United States") but it was jokingly said that the letters stood for "Uncle Sam." Soon, "Uncle Sam" was used as shorthand for the American federal government.
Political cartoonist Thomas Nast in the 1800s depicted Uncle Sam as a serious elderly white man with white hair and a goatee beard, and dressed in clothing that recalls the design elements of the American flag: typically a top hat with red and white stripes and white stars on a blue band, and red and white striped trousers.
Inscriptions:
Reverse:
50 River St., Marlboro, Mass.
What's the matter with this card. Isn't he a dandy. Give him a prominent place in your study so that you may count your blessings.
A.B. McL.
Date of Original:
25 June 1908
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
OILL0201
Language of Item:
English
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Oakville ON L6J 2Z4

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[Uncle Sam]


Postcard mailed to Rev. R.B. Layton, Fredericton, New Brunswick, from Marlboro, Massachusetts.