Swipes File #15: Horsies

The Comics Journal had an interesting feature called the “swipes file” where they showed two comics or cartoons by different creators with very similar formatting. In that spirit, I offer a series of mash-ups (or possibly swipes) on similar topics from some of my archival research.

Today, let’s consider the Trojan horse (which shows up time and again in political cartooning – I’ll leave you with just a few examples):

J.W. Bengough, Grip, 1878

J.W. Bengough, Grip, 1878

Before the Trojan horse is admitted the puzzled citizen will have to be shown a little more fully

“Before the Trojan horse is admitted the puzzled citizen will have to be shown a little more fully,” Luther Daniels Bradley, Chicago Daily News, 3 February 1909.

bilde ObamacareTrojanHorse Political Cartoon

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2 Responses to Swipes File #15: Horsies

  1. Judith Hazlett says:

    Both interesting. Loved the “Troy/Tory” thing.
    But especially find the U.S. concern over “socialized medicine” interesting; you probably know that the doctors in Saskatchewn went on strike when their province became the first to introduce “Medicare.”

    • AMANDA! says:

      Excellent eye catching the Troy/Tory connection… :-) I had heard about this doctor’s strike – I’ll see if I can relocate the interesting advertisement I found encouraging doctors to strike (“take an extended vacation to — and set up a practice in — the United States with our low air fare!”).

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