untitled (Uncle Sam car cartoon)
c. 1968
11.50 in HIGH x 9.00 in WIDE
(29.21 cm HIGH x 22.86 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Right edge has "Peoples Press, 968 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA 94110."

Small poster with a red, white and blue striped background with five cartoon frames in the center. The top frame show Uncle Sam motioning to a car with the caption, "Here it is folks! The new super deluxe American Imperial!' The second frame depicts Uncle Sam raising a finger with "Now before I mention the price, let me tell you what went into the making of this automobile." The third frame reads, "Aluminum for the engine and transmission from Surinam, Haiti, and Jamaica. Chrome for alloys and trim from Turkey, South Africa, and Phillppines. Tungsten for alloys from Bolivia, Thailand, South Korea, and Burma. Tin for alloys from Indonesia, Malaya, Bolivia and Congo. Copper for the electrical system from Rhodesia, Canada, and Congo. Rubber for tires from Malaysia, and Indonesia. Oil for lubrication and fuel from Venezuela and the Mid East. And lots more!" The fourth panel depicts Uncle Sam with crossed arms and the caption, "We used to rip off lots of copper from Chile before they nationalized it. Later for them." The last panel shows an old man with a vest and the caption, "It takes Amerikan ingenuity and know-how to organize this global rip-off and turn it into a fine looking automobile. So when you hear the mellow sound of your new American Imperial V-8, you can feel a warm sense of pride knowing why your son died in Vietnam."
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