Ben Franklin's drawing of a severed snake - "Join or Die" - was America first political cartoon, but the heyday of the political cartoonist did not come until the late 19th century, when Thomas Nast used his pencil to attack the Tweed Ring. Franklin, Nast, Keppler, Glackens, Kirby, Herblock and Mauldin are among the 16 cartoonists whose lives and works are explored here in lively, easy-to-read sketches. Political Cartoonists, Lerner Publications Company, 1972. Book rescued from the Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, Iowa.
Political Cartoonists by Lynne Deur
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