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Old November 11th, 2014, 12:40 PM   #1
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I was surprised to learn that political or ''editorial'' cartoons go back to William Hogarth rather than Thomas Nast. Here is a collection I found on the internet. Please add your favorites.


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I personally dislike political cartoons. They are cheap and easy ways to distort the opposition and to make ones own views seem better without actually giving it merit, usually adding misrepresentation and an abundance of exaggeration, and little to any real support. Often times they denounce an opposing view and enhance ones own views through nothing more then humour. I'd almost call it Appeal to Humour in those cases. That being said:
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There's one the involved the US Navy before it got strong, but I can't seem to locate it.
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I like the hyperbole and artistic skills in political cartoons. To make a serious point in a funny manner, without lengthy explanations.

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Some great ones on the Nazi Soviet pact;-

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I love the old anti-imperialism cartoons. There were a lot from the States, when it became apparent that we were going to branch out and start conquering lands to exploit the people for their resources and markets like the European colonialists were. Before that, we had been too busy eradicating the Natives from their lands. We were a little late to the raiding parties in Asia, but eventually we were right there with the Brits and French ruining the lives of other peoples for our own profit.

Not exactly the freedom and liberty stories we like to talk about in the West, but not everything can fit in that good guy narrative.

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I was surprised to learn that political or ''editorial'' cartoons go back to William Hogarth rather than Thomas Nast. Here is a collection I found on the internet. Please add your favorites.


https://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...tical+cartoons

I think they go back a helluva lot further than that, amigo. Try about 1800 years! LOL.

Back during the time of the Roman Empire the citizens down on the Aventine would adorn alley and building walls with what we nowadays refer to as graffiti, but back then was meant as a sort of political statement, or "cartoon."

http://mentalfloss.com/article/32276...roman-graffiti

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I was surprised to learn that political or ''editorial'' cartoons go back to William Hogarth rather than Thomas Nast. Here is a collection I found on the internet. Please add your favorites.


https://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...tical+cartoons
I posted this elsewhere on Historum. I admittedly had not heard of Nast before.



One of my favourites is quite recent. Not exactly a cartoon, but from the front page of The New Yorker. It's take on the Anthony Weiner scandal.

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I have this original photo of a political cartoonist. The cartoon appears to be about the 1900 US presidential election. He doesn't seem to be any of the major players from Hearst, Pulitzer, or Puck Magazine. Any ideas?

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