Did you know that the Library of Congress has amassed a collection of 140,000 cartoon prints and drawings over the past 150 years, including political cartoons, comic strip and comic book illustrations, gag cartoons, and animation cels? If you would like to learn more, please join Sara W. Duke, Curator of Popular & Applied Graphic Art, for an insider’s perspective of the wealth of cartoon art in the collections of the Prints & Photographs Division. Register for the virtual presentation: Finding Pictures: Cartoon Cavalcade, taking place on Wednesday, December 20th, at 3pm EST. We hope you will join us!
In this post, enjoy a small sample of the visual treats included in the talk. First, we have actor John Barrymore as interpreted by Mexican artist and skilled caricaturist Miguel Covarrubias:
This political cartoon featuring presidential candidate James G. Blaine receiving judgment from Republican delegates appeared in an 1884 issue of “Puck,” an early humor magazine.
“Little Nemo in Slumberland” was a weekly comic by American cartoonist Winsor McCay. Here we have a detail of one of the original drawings for a 1910 adventure:
- Register to attend the virtual presentation: Finding Pictures: Cartoon Cavalcade, which will take place live on December 20th from 3:00-4:00pm EST.
- Revisit Picture This posts that include or feature cartoons.
- Enjoy other virtual presentations given by staff of the Prints & Photographs Division.