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In the ambassadorial recruiting office

In the ambassadorial recruiting office Illustration shows Uncle Sam measuring a rotund man oozing money from his pockets, vest, and hat, he has turned toward "Sec. Bryan" who is recording the measure ... show more

In the ambassadorial recruiting office
1 photomechanical print : offset, color.
Illustration shows Uncle Sam measuring a rotund man oozing money from his pockets, vest, and hat, he has turned toward "Sec. Bryan" who is recording the measurements. Nearby is a poster advertising ambassadorial positions, it states "Chance to see the world. WANTED. $50,000 men for $17,500 jobs"; the ghost of Benjamin Franklin tells the ghost of Washington Irving that they wouldn't measure up for the position of ambassador in these days.
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  • Caption: Shade of Benjamin Franklin (to Shade of Washington Irving) This is no place for us. We'd never come up to the requirements nowadays.
  • Illus. in: Puck, v. 73, no. 1885 (1913 April 16), centerfold.
  • Copyright 1913 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.
  • Miscellaneous Items in High Demand
  • Franklin, Benjamin,--1706-1790.
  • Irving, Washington,--1783-1859.
  • Bryan, William Jennings,--1860-1925.
  • Uncle Sam (Symbolic character)--1910-1920.
  • Ambassadors--1910-1920.
  • Presidential appointments--1910-1920.
  • Measuring--1910-1920.
  • Rich people--1910-1920.
  • Ghosts--1910-1920.
  • Cartoons (Commentary)--1910-1920.
  • Offset photomechanical prints--Color--1910-1920.
  • Periodical illustrations--1910-1920.
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