Political Cartoons and the First Amendment - The text of the US Supreme Court's 1988 decision in Hustler Magazine,
Inc. et al. v. Jerry Falwell. This important case concerned
the status of political cartoons and the "emotional distress" they
may cause to those depicted, arising from a cartoon that "portrayed
respondent as having engaged in a drunken incestuous rendezvous
with his mother in an outhouse.
HarpWeek - Since 1995,
up to 12 indexers with advanced degrees have read every word and
studied every illustration and cartoon in Harper's Weekly, and have carefully constructed user-friendly indexes that will
guide you in locating information quickly and concisely. The
information is presented in an easy-to-navigate, alphabetical,
multi-level structure familiar to scholars, reference librarians
and students alike. Descriptive sub-entries will help you determine
the relative value of the references by giving you specific
information about an entry prior to display. The 56 years of Harper's Weekly provide a continuous record of what
happened on a weekly basis from 1857 through 1912. The first
segment includes the Civil War Era: 1857-1865. The next two cover
Reconstruction: 1866-1871 and 1872-1877. The last six encompass the
Gilded Age: 1878-1912.
History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millenium -
In tens of thousands of drawings published in newspapers over the
years Herb Block has offered trenchant graphic commentary on
virtually every notable incident and public figure from the
Depression forward, portraying our history from his usually
prescient, sometimes tragic, often funny, and always intelligent
perspective. His drawings are his legacy, a monumental contribution
to the profession of journalism and to future understanding of the
times in which we live. The Library of Congress preserves them here
Page - The text-based section is an analysis of cartooning as
well as Gilded Age political culture; the individual
essays can be read in a linear progression or independently of each
other. A Brief History of Cartoons documents particular
highlights in the development of the artistic as well as editorial
nature of the genre; Mainstream and Elite Political
Culture describes the political environment in the decades
after the Civil War and also sketches the Mugwump perspective; the final section, A Popular Medium, deals
specifically with Puck and Joseph Keppler's efforts to
convey Liberal viewpoints to the general public. This final essay
offers links to most of the image-based features, which engage with
a variety of cartoons published between 1880 and 1884. The
explorations of Our National Dog Show and Inspecting the Democratic Curiosity Shop are
deconstructions of particular cartoons; Caricature and the
Carte-de-Viste examines Keppler's and his
assistants' artistic styles during the emergence of photography; The Campaign Against Grant is a selection of lithographs
which appeared before the Republican convention of 1880. The Cartoon Archive presents all of the cartoons used
throughout this project in large, high-resolution JPGs.
Punch Magazine Cartoon
Library - Punch, the magazine of humour and satire,
ran from 1841 until its closure in 2002. A very British institution
with an international reputation for its witty and irreverent take
on the world, it published the work of some of the greatest comic
writers (Thackeray, P.G. Wodehouse, and P.J.
O'Rourke among others) and gave us the cartoon as we know it
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