Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Origin: Published November 3, 1918 in the San Antonio Express
Purpose: The purpose of this cartoons is to depict Germany as deceitful and not worth of trust. Hidden within the offering of peace is a snake--a rattle snake which is poisonous; therefore, it is saying that Germany doesn't really desire to make a real peace offering and may have malicious intentions through a peace offering.
Value: This was published on the day that Austria-Hungary surrendered, but Germany had not yet surrendered. So this cartoon is a very valuable and relevant image to the time period and probably gives and accurate representation of what the public thought about Germans.
Limitations: Obviously this cartoon does not include the German opinion of their peace offering. It would be interesting to note how the Germans would have felt about the peace offer and about the allies in general.
Posted by Hannah at 5:58 PM