You Americans are no better than so many wild beasts
Date: 1906
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 1/4 x 20 1/8 in. (76.8 x 51.1 cm) frame: 34 1/2 × 24 1/2 × 2 in. (87.6 × 62.2 × 5.1 cm)
Illustration Citation: "A Full Day at Palomitas," by Thomas A. Janvier, in Harper's Monthly Magazine, January 1907
Credit Line: Gayle and Alene Hoskins Endowment Fund, 1989
Object Number: 1989-117
About: Arthurs captures a moment of conflict, emerging from a dimly lighted railroad car, when a foppish Englishman expresses his frustration at the chaos and crudeness he finds on a New Mexico train ride. The narrator's response distills Americans self-image of the time, noting that we live in a country "too young, too vigorous, to be cramped and trammeled by obsolete conventions and narrow old world rules."
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