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Swipes #49: Thorny Situations

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Swipes #48: History repeats itself repeatedly

Some political cartoonists have drawn parallels to the (not that there is only one homogenous) American Indian experience: Victor Gillam, “Speaking from experience. (Through Professor Macaroni’s wireless telegraphy) – American Indian (to Filipino) – ‘Be good, or you will be … Continue reading

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“Everything and everyone serves history’s single purpose.”

A similar tale from two Bills:

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Swipes #47: Land Grabbing

Once again demonstrating the old adage: “Same sh*t, different day.” UPDATE: Found another one (of many!)… “A democratic version of a famous saying,” Judge, 29 April 1893

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Swipes #46: Ice Floes

While I was searching for a New Yorker cartoon to accompany a previous post, I came across some other images as well as several variations on the theme of being setting adrift on an ice floe. I’m not the first person to notice this … Continue reading

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Swipes #45: Turning Tail(s)

Continuing the theme of Inuit art, make of this what you will…

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Cave Paintings

Today I bring you another trope that lots of cartoons use, ye olde cave painting:

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It’s a plane! It’s a car! It’s a… really large shoe?

Researching political cartoons and caricatures inevitably leads to uncovering things I cannot hope to understand. For example, this man is depicted as an ice cream maker: (I mean, I get it, he’s W. H. Ballard of the Ballard Ice Cream … Continue reading

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Swipes #44: Disputed Waterways

This is a variation on an oft-repeated theme. Long-time readers / viewers may recall the “Three Mile Limit” that was exploited during Prohibition in the United States. These cartoons show the long-standing debates between the U.S. and Canada over boundaries, … Continue reading

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Swipes #43: Me-ow

The United States represented as a predator in political cartoons? No way… Hmm, I guess that trope does date back to at least 1898.

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