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C. G. Bush. "The Star in the East." Drawing for cartoon published in The World, [April 1898].
NYPL, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, Print Collection

This original drawing expresses the angry end of restraint on the part of U.S. authorities and the public at the war's outbreak. Once again, the two dominant causes for war intervention are depicted as Cuban freedom and the destruction of the Maine. C. G. Bush was the influential and bellicose star cartoonist of The World, which sometimes published his editorial cartoons on the front page.

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