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PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1864. American cartoon from, or just after, the presidential campaign of 1864 showing the 'Rail Splitter' Abraham Lincoln and his running mate, Andrew Johnson, the Tennessee tailor, and pointing out the task of reconstruction which lay ahead.

MONEY LENDING, 1870. "I Gave Credit/I Sell for Cash": lithograph, 1870, by Currier & Ives.

CARTOON: VACCINATION, 1802. 'The Cow-Pock.' Satirical etching, 1802, by James Gillray on Edward Jenner and vaccination.

CARTOON: OUTCOME, 1779. The horse 'America' throwing his master. An English satirical cartoon of 1779 predicting the outcome of the American Revolutionary War.

ROOSEVELT CARTOON, 1904. 'Jack and the Wall Street Giants.' American lithograph cartoon by Udo Keppler, 1904, depicting a tiny President Theodore Roosevelt preparing to wield the sword of Public Service against the giants of Wall Street, represented by James J. Hill, J.P. Morgan, George Jay Gould, John D. Rockefeller, and Henry Oxnard.

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BENITO MUSSOLINI CARTOON. 'The Triumph of Mussolini': cartoon by W. Schulz on Benito Mussolini's speech of 3 January 1925 establishing his full dictatorship in Italy.

A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND. Lithograph poster, 1948, by Ben Shahn for the Progressive Party, satirizing the popular 1945 photograph of Harry Truman playing a piano adorned by actress Lauren Bacall; here President Truman, the Democratic presidential candidate, is accompanied by Republican candidate Thomas E. Dewey.

POLICE CORRUPTION CARTOON. 'The Police Version of It.' American cartoon, 1894, by Louis Dalrymple on police corruption.

CARTOON: PANIC OF 1893. An 1894 American cartoon by Louis Dalrymple on the business recovery following the Panic of 1893.

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1880. The "Boss" Puzzle: American political cartoon, 1880, showing Republican Senator Roscoe Conkling of New York blocking his rival political boss and fellow senator, James G. Blaine of Maine, from gaining the Republican presidential nomination.

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CHINA: ANTI-WEST CARTOON. 'The Beating of the (foreign) Devils and the Burning of the (Christian) Books'. Anti-Western Chinese cartoon published at Hunan province, c1890.

REPUBLIC OF TURKEY: POSTER. The Republic of Turkey symbolized as an unveiled woman, leading the horse of the regime's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Poster, c1925.

CARTOON: CUBA, 1895. Some Time in the Future: prophetic American cartoon by Louis Dalrymple, 1895, of Uncle Sam comforting a distraught Cuba.

CARTOON: FRENCH WAR, 1798. Cinque-Tetes or the Paris Monster: an American cartoon of 1798 on the 'XYZ' Affair; the five-man Directory ruling France demands money at dagger's point from the American commisioners.

EUROPE: 1848 UPRISINGS. After the uprisings in Europe in 1848 the leaders of France, Prussia, and Austria sweep revolutionaries into Switzerland and onto boats for America. Cartoon by F. Schroeder from a German newspaper of 1849.

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WOMEN'S RIGHTS CARTOON. 'A Squelcher for Woman Suffrage.' American cartoon, 1894, by C. Jay Taylor facetiously suggesting that the then current fashions were an effective barrier to woman suffrage.

FREE SILVER CARTOON, 1890. 'The Silver Sun of Prosperity.' American cartoon, 1890, by Bernard Gillam hailing the enactment of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act.

T. ROOSEVELT CARTOON, 1909. American cartoon by Clifford Berryman, c1909, showing President Theodore Roosevelt slaying those trusts he considered "bad" for the public interest while restraining those whose business practices he considered "good" for the country.

OTTO VON BISMARCK (1815-1898). Prince Otto von Bismarck-Schonhausen . Bismarck as the master of the German parliament: American cartoon, 1879.

OTTO VON BISMARCK (1815-1898). Otto von Bismarck as The Farmer's Daughter: American lithograph cartoon, 1878.

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TARIFF CARTOON, 1896. America's 'Infant Industries' crying for high protective tariffs in an 1896 cartoon by Louis Dalrymple.

JAY GOULD CARTOON, 1882. An 1882 cartoon by Frederick Burr Opper of Wall Street as Jay Gould's private bowling alley.

T. ROOSEVELT CARTOON. 'World's Constable.' Cartoon by Louis Dalrymple, 1905, depicting President Theodore Roosevelt using his 'New Diplomacy' to police the world.

ANDREW JACKSON (1833). A satirical lithograph of 1833? on Andrew Jackson's "Kitchen Cabinet", the first Presidential brain trust. Major Jack Downing was the humourous creation of writer Seba Smith.

MONROE DOCTRINE, 1896. American cartoon by F. Victor Gillam, 1896, invoking the Monroe Doctrine against Great Britain and other European powers at the time of the Venezuelan Boundary dispute.

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ANTI-IMMIGRATION CARTOON. American cartoon by F. Victor Gillam, 1890, opposed to unrestricted immigration.

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, 1898. American cartoon by Louis Dalrymple, from 'Puck,' 1898, urging war with Spain to save Cuba.

POPULIST PARTY CARTOON. A satire on the radical views and diverse membership of the Populist Party drawn by Bernhard Gillam for "Judge," June 6, 1891.

CARTOON: WHISKEY TAX, 1794. An anti-government cartoon of 1794 siding with the Pennsylvania organisers of the Whiskey Rebellion who opposed the taxation power of Congress.

STAMP ACT: CARTOON, 1765. 'O! the fatal Stamp.' A warning inspired by the Stamp Act, printed in the 'Pennsylvania Journal,' 1765.

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NAPOLEON CARTOON, 1805. 'The Plumb-pudding in danger; - or State Epicures taking un Petit Souper.' Satirical etching, 1805, by James Gillray a propos of a peace overture from Napoleon, showing Napoleon and British Prime Minister William Pitt carving up the world.

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, 1896. 'The Cuban Melodrama.' American cartoon by C. Jay Taylor, 1896, casting Uncle Sam as the hero, Spain as the villain, and Cuba as the damsel in distress.

PRO-IMMIGRATION CARTOON. 'Welcome to All!' An 1880 American cartoon by Joseph Keppler in favor of unrestricted immigration.

NEW TERRITORIES CARTOON. 'Patient Waiters Are No Losers.' An American cartoon of 1897 showing a patient Uncle Sam waiting for new territories (Cuba, Canada, Hawaii, and Central America) to fall into his possession.

ANTI-TRUST CARTOON, 1889. 'The Rising of the Usurpers and the Sinking of the Liberties of the People.' An 1889 cartoon by Thomas Nast protesting the control exercised over the 'necessaries of life' by the trusts.

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ANTI-TRUST CARTOON, 1879. 'The Modern Colossus of (Rail) Roads.' American cartoon by Joseph Keppler, 1879, attacking the railroad trust formed by William Henry Vanderbilt (top), Cyrus W. Field (bottom left) and Jay Gould (bottom right).

ATLANTA EXPOSITION, 1895. 'From Darkness to Light' (The New South). Allegorical lithograph by Grant Hamilton, 1895, commemorating the Atlanta Exposition.

RECONSTRUCTION CARTOON. 'The Strong Government/The Weak Government.' American cartoon, 1880, comparing the Reconstruction policies of President Ulysses S. Grant (left) and Rutherford B. Hayes.

JOIN OR DIE CARTOON, 1754. First American political cartoon, originally published by Benjamin Franklin in his Pennsylvania Gazette, 1754.

 

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