Title: Effect Of The War On Every Day Affairs, The
Print and Picture Collection
McDougall, Walt (1858-1938) - Artist
ca. 1914 - 1918
Country: United States
When World War I began in 1914, the United States initially remained neutral and attempted to continue trade with all the warring nations. The British naval blockage of Germany and the Central powers that began early in the war proved disruptive to U.S. trade. Though American exports to the British and their allies increased, the volume of imports from Western Europe was greatly reduced. This cartoon points out the dearth of European goods in America and the influx of more readily available Russian, Japanese and Chinese goods.