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Library of Congress: Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon

Caricatures and cartoons have existed in a variety of formats for decades and offer a glimpse into the art and humor of yesteryear. The Library of Congress's Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon contains over 2,000 works of art spanning three centuries. Over 750 of these items have been digitized and made available on the LOC's website. Visitors can browse this collection by date, location, contributor, or subject (including editorial cartoons, periodical illustrations, and caricatures). A few of the (many) highlights in this eclectic collection include: "A Corporation Meeting," a 1790 piece by British cartoonist G.M. Woodward that pokes fun at a municipal meeting; Otto Lang's vivid "The Country Store," which the artist created with India ink and watercolor around the turn of the twentieth century; and a 1932 caricature by painter Miguel Covarrubias that imagines a meeting between John Rockefeller Sr. and Josef Stalin.
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