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One woman watches as another examines with a magnifying glass an ornate, decorative image on a printed page

A Clean Sweep for the New Year: Exploring a Cartoon from the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Posted by: Cheryl Lederle

Explore a cartoon, published as the front cover of a magazine in January 1905, that draws on the many metaphors about the New Year offering a clean start. Although many of the specific images in the cartoon may be unfamiliar to students, the labels on them offer a clear starting point for researching the context and the details the artist included.