A Collection of Political Cartoons and Caricatures, 18th-20th Century

Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Formaker-Olivas and Lilace Hatayama, February 2013; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: A Collection of Political Cartoons and Caricatures
Collection number: 2119
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.0 linear ft. (1 box.)
Date: 18th-20th century
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language of Materials: English, French, German.
Abstract: Collection of Political cartoons and caricatures from various countries, notably England and Egypt.

Processing Information

Processed by Benjamin Formaker-Olivas and Lilace Hatayama, February 2013.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Political Cartoons and Caricatures (Collection 2119). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.


Collection of Political cartoons and caricatures from various countries, notably England and Egypt. The source of the collection is unknown.

Scope and Content

Political cartoons appearing in The Cairo Punch, Harper’s Weekly, New York Herald, The Evening Mail, The Graphic and unidentified publications.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

The source of the collection is unknown.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Organization and Arrangement

Listed by title.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7542774 

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


English wit and humor, Pictorial--Archival resources.
Egyptian wit and humor, Pictorial--Archival resources.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1, Item 1

Colombia's New Suitors [by C.G. Bush. Appeared in a New York newspaper]. 1898 September 25.

Box 1, Folder 1, Item 2

The New Member Of The Orchestra [by M. Nelan? Appeared in The New York Herald]. 1898 August 28.

Box 1, Folder 1, Item 3

Le Reveil Du Lion Par Gill. 187?.

Box 1, Folder 1, Item 4

And The Hearst Of 1901 Is The Candidate Of To-Day [appeared in The Evening Mail]. 1906 November 2.

Box 1, Folder 1, Item 5

The Tang, Or Grave Impropriety. 1913 December.

Box 1, Folder 2, Item 6

[WWI military leaders slipping off a raft, by Stanger Pritchard]. 1918 December 25.

Box 1, Folder 2, Item 7

[WWI military leaders hanging from nooses, by Stanger Pritchard]. undated.

Box 1, Folder 2, Item 8

Nemesis [by Henrietta Rae. Appeared in The Graphic]. 1918 December 14.

Box 1, Folder 2, Item 9

[WWI depiction of a military leader, pictured with quote from King Richard III, Act V. Sc. 3]. undated.

Box 1, Folder 2, Item 10

Victory And Death [appeared in Harper's Weekly]. 1865 June 10.

Box 1, Folder 3, Item 11

The Bengal Levee [published by J. Gillray and H. Humphrey]; The Slough of Despond [published by H. Humphrey]; Tom Paine's Nightly Pest [published by H. Humphrey]. 1792; 1793 January 2; undated.

Box 1, Folder 3, Item 12

A Barber's Shop in Assize Time [by James Gillray]. 1811 January 9 (published 1818 May 15).

Box 1, Folder 3, Item 13

The Rake's Progress at the University No. 1 [published by H. Humphrey]; The Rake's Progress at the University No. 2 [published by H. Humphrey]; Morning Promenade upon the Cliff, Brighton [published by H. Humphrey]. 1806 October 22; 1806 October 2; 1806 January 24.

Box 1, Folder 3, Item 14

Venus a la Cozuelle or the Swan-sea Venus [published by H. Humphrey]; Theatrical Mendicants relieved, "a Begging we will go!" a scene from Covent Garden Theatre after the Conflagration [published by H. Humphrey]; Famer Giles and his Wife sh[o]wing off their daughter Betty to their Neighbours on her return from School [published by H. Humphrey]. 1809 March 28; 1809 January 15; 1809 January 1.

Box 1, Folder 3, Item 15

Siege De La Colonne De Pompée [published by H. Humphrey]; The Apotheosis of Hoche [published by H. Humphrey]. 1799 March 6; 1798.

Box 1, Folder 4, Item 16

The Pigs Possessed or the Broad bottomed Litter running headlong into a/y Sea of Perdition [published by H. Humphrey]; a Kick at the Broad Bottoms! i.e. Emancipation of "All the Talents," [published by H. Humphrey]; Political Mathematician's Shaking the Broad bottomed Hemispheres [published by H. Humphrey]. 1807 April 18; 1807 March 23; 1807 January 9.

Box 1, Folder 4, Item 17

Confederated Coalition or The Giants Storming Heaven with the Gods alarmed for their everlasting abodes [published by H. Humphrey]; Middlesex-Election, 1804 "a Long-Pull, a Strong-Pull, and a Pull-All-together," [published by H. Humphrey]. 1804 May 1; 1804 August 7.

Box 1, Folder 4, Item 18

Shakespeare Sacrificed or The Offering to Avarice [published by H. Humphrey]; The Monster broke loose [crossed out] a peep into the Shakespeare Gallery [published by H. Humphrey]; Bombardian, Conferring upon State Affairs with one in Office. 1789 June 20; 1791 April 26; undated.

Box 1, Folder 4, Item 19

He steers his flight Aloft, incumbent on the dusky air That felt unusual weight [published by H. Humphrey]. 1810 August 8.

Box 1, Folder 4, Item 20

Titanus Redivivus or The Seven Wise Men consulting the new Venetian Oracle, a scene in e/y Academic Grove [published by H. Humphrey]; Homer singing his Verses to the Greeks [published by H. Humphrey]; The Salute [published by H. Humphrey]. 1797 November 2; 1797 June 16; 1797 July 10.

Box 1, Folder 5, Item 21

A March to the Bank [published by S. W. Fores]; Monstrous Craws at a New Coalition Feast [published by S. W. Fores]. 1787 August 22; 1787 May 29.

Box 1, Folder 5, Item 22

Blood on Thunder fording the Red Sea [published by S. W. Fores]; The Political Baditti assailing the Savior of India [published by Will Holland]; Wife and no Wife or A trip to the Continent [published by Will Holland]. 1788 March 1; undated; 175(?) March 27.

Box 1, Folder 5, Item 23

Le Garde Rural Par Gill. 187(?).

Box 1, Folder 5, Item 24

Du Rhenm Bleibst Deutscm Wie Meine Brust! Lieb Vaterland [appeared in Harper's Weekly]. 1871 April 15.

Box 1, Folder 5, Item 25

A new way to pay the National Debt [published by Will Holland]; Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense [published by I. Jarvis Richmond Buildings]; Anticipation or the approaching fate of the French Commercial Treaty [published by W. Holland]. 1786 April 21; undated; undated.

Box 1, Folder 6, Item 26

Ancient Music [published by S. W. Fores]; A noble Lord, on an approaching Peace too busy to attend to the Expenditure of a Million of the Public Money [by R. Phillips]; The Board of Controul or the Blessings of a Scotch Dictator [by R. Phillips]. 1787 May 10; 1787 March 12; 1787 March 20.

Box 1, Folder 6, Item 27

The Bridal Night [published by H. Humphrey]; Parliamentary Reform or Opposition Rats learning the House they had Undermined [published by H. Humphrey]; LeBaiser a la Wirtembourg [published by H. Humphrey]. 1797 May 18; 1797 May 28; 1797 April 15.

Box 1, Folder 6, Item 28

Lieu(t) Gover(r) Gall Stone, inspired by Alector or The Birth of Minerva [published by H. Humphrey, by James Gillray]; Taming of the Shrew: Katharine and Petruchio The Modern Quiscotte or what you will [published by S. W. Fores]; The Impeachment or The Father of the Gang turn[e]d King's Evidence [published by S. W. Fores]. 1790 February 15; 1791 April 20; 1791 May.

Box 1, Folder 6, Item 29

The Morning after Marriage or A scene on the Continent [published by W. Holland]; Questions and Commands or The Mistaken Road to He_r_f_rd, a Sunday Evening's Amusement [published by H. Humphrey]; The Westminster Hunt [published by S. W. Fores]. 1788 April 5; 1788 February 11; 1788 April 27.

Box 1, Folder 6, Item 30

La Marseillaise Par Gill. undated.

Box 1, Folder 7, Item 31

The Tammany Tiger Loose [appeared in Harper's Weekly]. undated.

Box 1, Folder 7, Item 32

[Woman crying over Lincoln's casket, appeared in Harper's Weekly]. undated.

Box 1, Folder 7, Item 33

The Egyptians. 1908 May.

Box 1, Folder 7, Item 34

[Various countries gathered around a depiction of Turkey]. 1908 March.

Box 1, Folder 7, Item 35

International Race. 1908 April.

Box 1, Folder 8, Item 36

[Beast depicting Panislamism attacking other countries]. 1908 June.

Box 1, Folder 8, Item 37

[France toasting John Bull over the dead bodies of Egypt and Morocco with Casa Blanca burning in the background]. 1908 February.

Box 1, Folder 8, Item 38

[England welcoming passengers of a boat]. 1908 June.

Box 1, Folder 8, Item 39

[Depiction of Japan, having defeated China and Russia, challenging Uncle Sam to a fight]. 1908 February.

Box 1, Folder 8, Item 40

[Depiction of Egypt addressing John Bull and various other countries]. 1908 March.

Box 1, Folder 9, Item 41

[France conquering Morocco who begs for help from the German Emperor]. 1908 April.

Box 1, Folder 9, Item 42

[John Bull saying that he is the master of all other countries]. 1908 January.

Box 1, Folder 9, Item 43

[John Bull distributing the goods of Egypt to the Egyptian people and the Europeans, appeared in The Cairo Punch]. 1908 April 17.

Box 1, Folder 9, Item 44

[John Bull placing leeches Egypt, appeared in The Cairo Punch]. 1908 January.

Box 1, Folder 9, Item 45

[Germany addressing different countries]. 1908 August.

Box 1, Folder 9, Item 46

[John bull acting as a shepherd to other countries depicted as sheep]. 1908 July.