The American political cartoons collection contains approximately 530 prints relating to politics in the United States from
1767 to the 1950s, with the bulk of the items dating from 1840 to 1870. Most are engravings, but some lithographs are also
included. The images provide a visual resource for studying political corruption, social misfortunes, the history of American
governance, and the editorial opinions expressed by illustrators and publishers, as well as perspectives on caricature and
cartooning in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
15.25 Linear Feet
(7 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
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obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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