Oh, Well, If I Have To!

Item Info

Item No: pixc01082
Title: Oh, Well, If I Have To!
Additional Title: Oh, Well, If I Have To!
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

The cartoon features a policeman, labelled as the U.S., being bitten by a dog, labelled as Nicaraguan Bandits.  The policeman raises his baton, preparing to strike.

This situation may refer to the second occupation of Nicaragua by the U.S. beginning in 1927.

"American marines and Nicaraguan constabulary, in search of the missing marine corps aviators, Second Lieut. E. A. Thomas and Sergt. Frank E. Dowdell, have been in battle with bandit contingents, killing or wounding 67 of them. Four members of the constabulary were killed, but there were no casualities among the marines."

"U.S.-Nicaraguan Force In Battle With 400 Bandits." The Cornell Daily Sun 19 Oct. 1927, Vol. 48, no. 21: 1. Print.

"Bandits" may also another name for "Sandinistas," those followers of Augusto César Sandino, a Nicaraguan revolutionary.

Creator Name: Sykes, Charles Henry, 1882-1942 - Artist