American History in Wood / Kaiser Wilhelm Surrendering to Uncle Sam, attributed to John Stephen Baldock (1876-1943), Canton, Illinois, c. 1920.
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Kaiser Wilhelm Surrendering to Uncle Sam,
Polychrome carved wooden figure of Uncle Sam with his shirtsleeves rolled up, towering over a weeping Kaiser Wilhelm in military dress, mounted on wooden plinth inscribed "THE ONLY / UNCLE SAM / OF THE U.S.A." and "KAISER WILHELM -THE- LAST, / OF GERMANY" on one face, the other reading: "THE CLOSING SCENE OF THE LAST ACT. / The KAISER - please Sir I pray for peace / UNCLE SAM - on what terms? / THE KAISER - on any Terms sir. / UNCLE SAM - very well! now you are talking", 20cm wide, 2cm deep, 30cm high (8 1/8in wide, 1 1/2in deep, 12 1/2in high).
Terry Dale, New York, New York.
Robert and Anne Levine, American History in Wood: The Levine Folk Art Collection, (s.n.: Robert and Anne Levine, 2017), 147.