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E. H. Shepard Artist Signed c. 1939 Original Political Artwork Cartoon titled "Arms And The Woman" President Franklin Roosevelt Fights to Fund the Western Allies
ERNEST HOWARD SHEPARD (1879-1976). "Winnie the Pooh" Famous Illustrator, for the series of books by author A.A. Milne, also the Creative Illustration Cartoonist for Punch Magazine from 1921-1953.
c. 1939, Original Pencil Political Cartoon Artwork Signed, "E.H. Shepard" at lower left, measuring 8" x 10-3/4" Titled, "Arms And The Woman - Steady on, boys, spare the dame", with PASS-CO Photo Certificate of Authentication, Choice Extremely Fine.

Historic Content, being dressed as an American cowboy, President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) protects a Woman representing "World Peace", while admonishing his opponents who are firing their guns at him states: "Steady on, boys, spare the dame", as his huge five-gallon hat, representing the "Neutrality Amendment," has just been shot off his head. Franklin Roosevelt prevailed over the American isolationists, and on November 4th, 1939, he signed the Neutrality Act of 1939 into law, allowing for arms trade with belligerent (yet allied) nations (Great Britain and France) on a cash-and-carry basis, thus in effect ending the prior arms embargo.

A historical theme truly wonderful, unique political cartoon original Signed "E.H. Shepard" Artwork at lower left within the illustration, that is ready for framing and display. Accompanied by PASS-CO Photo Certificate of Authentication as: "an authentic original illustration signed by Ernest Howard Shepard."
After a fierce debate in Congress, in November of 1939, a final Neutrality Act passed. This Act lifted the arms embargo and put all trade with belligerent nations under the terms of "cash-and-carry." The ban on loans remained in effect, and American ships were barred from transporting goods to belligerent ports.

In the spring of 1939, as Germany, Japan, and Italy pursued militaristic policies, President Roosevelt wanted more flexibility to meet the Fascist challenge. FDR suggested amending the Act to allow warring nations to purchase munitions if they paid cash, and transported the goods on non-American ships, a policy that favored Britain and France. Initially, this proposal failed, but after Germany invaded Poland in September, Congress passed the Neutrality Act of 1939 ending the munitions embargo on a "cash and carry" basis.

The passage of the 1939 Neutrality Act marked the beginning of a congressional shift away from isolationism. Over the next 2 years, Congress took further steps to oppose fascism. One of the most important was the 1941 approval of Lend-Lease, which allowed the United States to transfer arms to nations vital to the national defense.
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