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View Resource Drawing from Life: Caricatures and Cartoons From The American Art / Portrait Gallery Library Collection

Drawing on the extensive holdings of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, this online exhibit presents a sample of the rather diverse set of cartoon and caricature books in their holdings. Beginning with an introductory essay by Kent C. Boese, the exhibit continues on with biographies of the artists whose work is featured in the exhibit (such as Charles Dana...

http://www.sil.si.edu/ondisplay/caricatures/index.htm
View Resource Cartoon America: A Library of Congress Exhibition

For decades, James Arthur Wood Jr. collected original cartoon art, and he also was an editorial cartoonist as well during his long career. After amassing a large collection of original drawings by various cartoon artists, he kindly donated his collection to the Library of Congress. Recently, staff members at the Library created this very nice online collection that contains a selection of these...

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/cartoonamerica/
View Resource Napoleonic Period Collection

Napoleon Bonaparte never visited the part of North America that would later become Washington State, but he probably would have been intrigued by this online collection created by the good folks at the University of Washington Libraries Digital Collection project. This latest collection brings together 83 satirical drawings from the Napoleonic period, and there are a number of real gems amidst...

http://content.lib.washington.edu/napoleonweb/
View Resource The Editorial Cartoons of J.N. "Ding" Darling

Among the ranks of political cartoonists in the first half of the twentieth century, Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling certainly ranks near the top. As a young man, he started drawing cartoons for the Sioux City Journal and then spent periods of time at the New York Globe, the New York Herald Tribune, and the Des Moines Register. He won two Pulitzer Prizes during his career, and he was also instrumental...

http://www.lib.drake.edu/heritage/ding-darling/index.html
View Resource The Hale Scrapbook

Not many institutions can boast that they have a dedicated cartoon library and museum, but The Ohio State University is one such place. The institution serves as the home to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, and they have the papers of noted cartoonists Milton Caniff, Will Eisner, and other influential persons from the world of cartoons. The Ireland Library & Museum has created a diverse...

http://cartoons.osu.edu/digital_albums/halescrapbook/
View Resource The Lewis Walpole Library

The Lewis Walpole Library at Yale contains a myriad of materials, the majority of which are English caricatures and political satirical prints from the 17th to 19th centuries. The artists of these cheeky works include Woodward, Hogarth, Cruikshank, Bunbury, and Newton. The collection includes items from Walpole's personal library, such as the "Cries of London," trade cards, invitations, and...

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https://guides.library.yale.edu/lwlfind/digitalcollections
View Resource Charles Peirce Collection of Social and Political Caricatures and Ballads

Who doesn't enjoy a good satirical print now and then? The Charles Peirce Collection of Social and Political Caricatures and Ballads brings together a range of fabulous prints published in London during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This was a golden age of caricature as these risible items were often displayed in a variety of settings, becoming increasingly popular with Londoners....

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https://www.americanantiquarian.org/Inventories/Peirce/index...