Print by Louis Raemaekers
Dutch woman with rifle meets German soldier at her door.
Information Written on Back: No. 49 / 127 white / 207 toned / German: I come as a friend. Holland: like in Belgium.
Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm)
NOTE: Raemaekers is never false, and he never works for effect alone. That is what makes him so terrible to the people he criticises, and so effective.
When he wants to depict the sturdy Dutch soul he draws a sturdy Dutch Body—ready to defend her home. No flags, no highfalutin, no symbolical figure posed for show; just cleanliness, determination, and good sense facing bestiality and oppression.
The figure that stands for the Freedom of the Home opposed to the figure that stands for the Freedom of the Seas.
Many an Englishman might take this picture to heart.
NOTE AUTHOR: H. de vere Stacpoole
CARTOON CAPTION: The Friendly Visitor / The German: "I come as a friend." / Holland: "Oh, yes. I've heard that from my Belgian sister."
World War 1
Homes & haunts
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|Title||The Friendly Visitor|
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