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The modern King Canute

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Print shows South African President Paul Kruger labeled "Oom Paul" sitting on a throne labeled "Transvaal Republic" on the seashore. Kruger is about to be swamped by a large wave labeled "Industrial Progress." He attempts to open an umbrella labeled "Old Fogyism" in an effort to mitigate the blow.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Progress; Industries; Seas; Umbrellas; Kruger, Paul, 1825-1904; Canute I, King of England, 995?-1035

Date: 1899-09-27

A pretty tough mouthful to swallow

Description:

Print shows the British Lion, wearing a helmet, circling around Paul Kruger who looks like a South African porcupine, his back covered with bayonets. The Lion finds Kruger unapproachable.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); Lions; Bayonets; Porcupines; Kruger, Paul, 1825-1904

Date: 1899-10-11

The beginning and the end

Description:

Print shows Paul Kruger taking "John Bull" by the horns above a notice that states "'Oom Paul's Ultimatum to John Bull"; then shows Kruger being tossed into the air by the bull.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); John Bull (Symbolic character); Bulls; Kruger, Paul, 1825-1904

Date: 1899-11-08

The Boer Lilliputian

Description:

Illustration showing John Bull as Gulliver being tied to stakes with ribbons labeled with the names of battles from the Second Boer War. Some of the Lilliputians are identified as South African generals and presidents, such as "Botha," "Joubert," "Kruger," "Cronje," and "Steyn." A broken sword, labeled "British Prestige" lies on the ground next to John Bull.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); John Bull (Symbolic character); Gulliver, Lemuel (Fictitious character); Presidents; Generals; Botha, Louis, 1862-1919; Joubert, P. J. (Petrus Jacobus), 1831-1900; Kruger, Paul, 1825-1904; Crone, Pieter Arnoldus, 1836-1911; Steyn, M. T. (Marthinus Theunis), 1857-1916

Date: 1900-02-21

He won't go off his beat

Description:

Illustration showing two concerned citizens and Joseph Pulitzer imploring Uncle Sam, dressed as a "U.S." policeman, to break up a fight taking place in the background labeled "South Africa" between John Bull and Paul Kruger.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); John Bull (Symbolic character); Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Police; Intervention (International law); Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Kruger, Paul, 1825-1904

Date: 1900-03-07

The hunters didn't expect a live lion

Description:

Illustration showing the British Lion running on a path toward "Pretoria" while four South African statesmen/generals (possibly among them are Louis Botha, Petrus Joubert, and Paul Kruger) are hiding behind or have climbed trees for safety.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); Lions; Great Britain; Botha, Louis, 1862-1919; Joubert, P. J. (Petrus Jacobus), 1831-1900; Kruger, Paul, 1825-1904

Date: 1900-03-28

The frog who tried to be as big as a bull

Description:

Illustration showing President Kruger of the South African Republic as a frog attempting to make himself as big as the British John Bull, here actually shown as a bull. The cartoon makes light of the South African Republic, a small country, attempting to fight Great Britain in the South African War.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); John Bull (Symbolic character); Great Britain; Kruger, Paul, 1825-1904

Date: 1900-04-11

"The wandering jew"

Description:

South African President Paul Kruger wanders Europe in exile.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Exiles; South Africa; Kruger, Paul, 1825-1904

Date: 1901-01-09

Letter from Goldwin Smith to Mr. Dana

Description:

Goldwin Smith believes that Paul Kruger will call for American intervention in the South African War. President Roosevelt will refuse to intervene, but the manner of refusal offers an opportunity to help mitigate the "spirit of violence and vengeance" of the war.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); War--Public opinion; Intervention (International law); International relations; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Kruger, Paul, 1825-1904

Date: 1901-09-21

Letter from John Hay to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

The Boer delegates; Montague White, A. D. W. Wolmarans, and Cornelius Hermanus Wessels; would like to meet with President Roosevelt and deliver a letter from Paul Kruger, the former President of the South African Republic. In a handwritten note, President Roosevelt agrees to the meeting and asks if it will be informal.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); International relations; Meetings; Africa, Southern; Kruger, Paul, 1825-1904; White, Montague; Wessels, Cornelis Hermanus, 1851-1924; Wolmarans, A. D. W.

Date: 1902-03-05

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