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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.


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.

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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.


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


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.


CARTOON: THOMAS GAGE, 1774. A Political Lesson: an English mezzotint cartoon of 1774 suggesting the difficulties encountered by the English colonial governor of Massachusetts, Thomas Gage, in suppressing popular opposition to the Boston Port Bill and moving the government from Boston to Salem.


PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1880. James Garfield as the Republican party candidate for President on a lithograph poster by Currier & Ives, 1880.

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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.


MISSIONARY CARTOON, 1895. 'According to the Ideas of Our Missionary Maniacs': American lithograph cartoon by Louis Dalrymple, 1895, critical of British and American missionary efforts to convert the Chinese to Christianity.


WOODROW WILSON CARTOON. President 'Jack' Woodrow Wilson chops the tangled roots of high protection and brings down the giant monopoly. American cartoon, c1914.


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


FREE SILVER CARTOON, 1896. 'Last Ghost-Dance of the Free Silver Tribe.' Populists Tom Watson and William Jennings Bryan lead the war dance in this 1896 American cartoon by Louis Dalrymple.

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CONSTITUTION CARTOON. Mid-20th century American cartoon showing the stages from the Articles of Confederation to the Federal Constitution of 1787.


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


CARTOON: MEXICAN WAR, 1846. 'Volunteers for Texas.' An 1846 American cartoon deriding sentiment for the war with Mexico.


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.


B. HARRISON CARTOON, 1892. An American cartoon of 1892 by Joseph Keppler showing Secretary of State James G. Blaine (as Poe's Raven) saying "Nevermore" to a second term for President Benjamin Harrison who sinks under the beaver hat of his grandfather, William Henry Harrison.

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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.


PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 1904 Uncle Sam: "Never swap pilots while crossing a stream": American cartoon, c1904, showing the Ship of State going at full speed towards the presidential election with President Theodore Roosevelt at the wheel, while Democratic candidate Alton Brooks Parker, from his dinghy, tries in vain to attract Uncle Sam's attention.


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.

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POLITICAL CARTOON. American cartoon by Louis Dalrymple, 1892, of New York in the clutches of the Tammany Tiger.


W. MCKINLEY CARTOON, 1896. American cartoon by J.S. Pughe, 1896, suggesting that Monopoly would be welcome at the White House 'When McKinley is President.'


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.


BLAINE CARTOON, 1884. 'The Writing on the Wall.' American lithograph cartoon by Joseph Keppler, 1884, depicting prominent Republicans at a modern-day Belshazzar's feast, which has been thrown into an uproar over the rejection by many party members of their reputedly corrupt presidential nominee, James G. Blaine (standing at left).


PROMONTORY POINT, 1869. Contemporary cartoon commemorating the joining of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads.

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W.J. BRYAN: CROSS OF GOLD. American cartoon by Grant Hamilton, 1896, on William Jennings Bryan's 'Cross of Gold' speech at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, which won Bryan the presidential nomination.


OFFICE SEEKERS 1885. An 1885 American cartoon by Frank Beard showing both Democratic and Republican office seekers anxious to reach the promised land of Washington, D.C.


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. 'Opening the Flood Gates/The Mad Act of Our Crazy Senate.' American cartoon, 1890, by F. Victor Gillam opposing the enactment of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act.


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

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NAST: TWEED RING DOWNFALL. Thomas Nast's cartoon comment on the downfall of the Tweed Ring in the New York city and state elections of 1871.


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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