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Pueblo Lith. Co., THE SILVER DOG WITH THE GOLDEN TAIL. Will the Tail Wag the Dog, or the Dog Wag the Tail? Pueblo: [Nuckolls Packing Co., 1896?]

William Jennings Bryan and the Silver Dog

An extremely rare cartographic cartoon supporting William Jennings Bryan’s candidacy in the 1896 presidential election. Bryan’s signature issue was “Free Silver,” a return to silver coinage. He and his supporters argued that the inflationary impact would act “… as a remedy for the Panic of 1893, a severe depression that had created high unemployment, falling […]

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William Charles (artist, engraver and publisher), JOHN BULL and the BALTIMOREANS. Philadelphia, [1814].

William Charles satire on the heroic defense of Baltimore in 1814

A scarce and visually striking political cartoon by William Charles satirizing the failed British attack on Baltimore in September 1814. Though the British had declared a blockade of the mid-Atlantic coast early in the War of 1812, most of the first two years’ fighting took place along the American-Canadian border. In mid-1814 however, the British […]

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18th-century political cartoon with a West Coast map!

A rare and wonderful political cartoon featuring great whaling content and a map of the West Coast of North America. British and Spanish claims to the Pacific Northwest had overlapped since the 16th century, though conflict developed only after voyages to the region by Cook, Dixon, Meares and others. Things came to a head in the […]

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Matthew Darly, THE COMMSIONERS [sic] interview with CONGRESS 1778

Matthew Darly satirizes the 1778 British peace commission to Congress

A scathing Matthew Darly satire of the peace commission sent by Great Britain in the Spring of 1778 to patch things up with the American Colonies. Shocked by the loss of Burgoyne’s army at Saratoga in October 1777 and by the conclusion of a Franco-American alliance in February 1778, British Prime Minister Lord North sent […]

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A Picturesque View of the State of the Nation for February 1778. [London: For The Westminster Magazine], February 1778.

A picturesque view of British failures in North America

A Picturesque View of the State of the Nation is a witty Revolutionary War-era political cartoon published in early 1778 at a low point for the British effort to bring its rebellious colonies to heel. The cartoon appeared in The Westminster Magazine for March 1778. At the time General Howe and the main British Army […]

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Puck cartoon satirizing the Benjamin Harrison Presidency

A splendid cartographic cartoon lampooning the flood of Republican office seekers after the 1888 election of Benjamin Harrison to the Presidency. The image has President-elect Benjamin Harrison emerging from a skylight in the roof of his home and using a telescope to look out over the dozens of aspirants scattered about the country (While Harrison’s […]

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