Art of War: Political Humor
“La Grande Bagarre: Fantaisies Humoristiques/During The Big Brawl: Humorous Imaginings” cover
"The Ancestor" The Swiss national folk hero William Tell scrapes “Tell/Year 1292” off a monument. Sitting atop is Tell’s son, Walter, holding an arrow that has been shot through an apple (off the boy’s head!)
"Theater of the Dance: A Lesson to 'Father Sausage'" Upper left to bottom right: Belgian, French, British and finally Russian soldiers take turns beating the German emperor Wilhelm II, “And one! / And two!! / And three!!! / And smack! for your head cold!”
"Imperial Bluff" watercolor, a German officer hot air balloon being blown back while tied to a wooden-shoe sailboat, referencing “Iser”. A German helmet and howitzer are in the flooded background, the flotsam and jetsam of overreaching military might.
"The ‘loop-de-loop’ by the Clown Prince ‘Willy’ like his ‘Papa’" - German Imperial Crown Prince Wilhelm, son of Emperor Wilhelm II, drawn as a clown, somersaulting between the Eastern and Western borders of the fight.