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"Pictures from our Colonies" (1897)
This caricature is entitled “Pictures from our Colonies” [“Bilder aus unsern Kolonien”]. The caption reads: “A Sunday Afternoon in West Africa.” It shows a topsy-turvy world in the German colony of Southwest Africa: natives wearing Prussian military uniforms ride wild animals, tigers eat German sausage, and cannibalism is normal practice. From: Der wahre Jacob, no. 291 (September 14, 1897), p. 2536.