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Clipping of a newpaper caricature of four individuals jumping over a calendar with visible text leap year.

Leap Day in the Press

Three mastheads and headlines from the front pages of The Echo, The Daily Bulletin, and the Omaha Guide.

Mary McLeod Bethune: Newspapers and Comic Books

How Tragedy Led to Love for John Tyler and Julia Gardiner

A cartoon image of Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst dressed as the Yellow Kid both pushing against large letter blocks that spell out War.

The Spanish American War and the Yellow Press

Truman Capote, half-length portrait, facing front, holding hands with Katharine Graham at the masked ball Black and White Ball.Capote wears a tuxedo and holds hands with Katharine Graham, who is wearing a white dress and a masquerade mask.

Capote & The Swans Make Headlines

Collection Highlights: Anne Newport Royall’s Paul Pry 

Comic books propped up and laid open on display.

A Comics Display for the British Library

The Gilded Age: Technology & Invention

A colorful drawing of an angel holding an olive branch overtop of the earth.

Peace on Earth: Thoughts from the Past