Try this: Christmas Day 1776, Washington got the brain wave to cross the Delaware river and attack the British (perhaps THE seminal moment in American history). But where did the idea come from…? History is often mundane, like Robert the Bruce and a spider.
Is the cartoon implying that the soldier’s name is Delaware, and he’s attempting to cross Washington? If so, does Washington mean he’s crossing him literally (as in, trying to walk past him) or figuratively (as in, “double cross”).
ephemera I couldn’t figure out whether he’s meant to be crossing his path ( if so it’s not drawn well, looks more like he’s walking into him) or if he’s meant to be making the “sign of the cross” gesture ( if so it’s not drawn well, wrong number of fingers and makes no sense unless he’s a priest…).